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The season of entertaining guests in our homes is upon us. A small but important part of having guests at your table for a communal meal is creating a beautiful but practical table. When children are included in the meal a different approach needs to be taken. If you are hosting a party in which children will be attending having child friendly place settings is extremely important.
Using simple and inexpensive toys to can create a lovely table has the added benefit of giving the youngsters something to do at the table. The toy can also have be personalized with a name to be used as a name plate. Adding group games on the table allows the kids something to do if there is any wait time. (tic tac toe, trivia, coloring pages with crayons, and other small non electronic games)
Keep the table disposable. Use a nice paper table cloth, plastic cups and cutlery. When all the little ones are done eating you should be able to “roll” up the tablecloth and throw it all away. Kids are messy and using things that can be thrown away after the meal makes clean up and stress more manageable.
Let the parents serve the children first. This is easier if the dinner is done family or buffet style. Make an announcement that “we are going to let parents get their children set up first.” This will allow the kids to get their food with out as much fuss and then parents can (hopefully) enjoy their meal. If possible it is always an option to feed the children from start to finish and then have the adult meals while the kids watch a movie or play in the other room.
Entertaining guests with children can be stressful. Keep it simple and fun.
The smell of home baked goods are in the air. Baking can be time consuming and overwhelming; whether you are making treats for the office, classroom, parties, or as a gift. Many people have a wide variety of baking recipes in their arsenal that can be whipped up with ease. Others have one go to recipe they use for all holiday baking. Either way with a few simple “baking hacks” the process can be a little less overwhelming.
Muffin pans are useful for a variety of purposes. Using muffin pans to bake sweets other then muffins is becoming more common. Cookies baked in muffin tins create a wonderful round cookie. This makes the cookies easier to decorate and pack. In addition, the cookies will not spread out too thin creating a thick fluffy cookie. Using muffin pans to bake brownies is a wonderful technique. It creates brownie “muffins” which are easier to serve, decorate, and store.
Baking in large batches and freezing is time saving process that can be quite useful during the holiday seasons. There are a two main ways this can be done. The first is create the baked goods and save them not decorated. Put the baked goods -cooled down in freezer bags- on cookie sheet. Decorate as needed. The second way to use your freezer for baking is to create the batter and freeze in ziplock bags. Take out the frozen batter – cookies, cakes, quick breads, or muffins- and allow to defrost at room temp. This baking hacks allows for less space used in your freezer and the ability to bake goods as needed throughout the season.
One of the most important tips for baking over the Holidays is do not over complicate things. The holiday seasons from October through the New Year is a busy and many times overwhelming. Keep things simple. The thought behind the baked good can be just as sweet.
Our new line of rustic bedroom furniture is the perfect balance of rustic with a contemporary feel. Sleek contemporary lines with the natural texture of the Rough-Sawn wood. While the wood has a “rough” look it has a smooth feel and a sophisticated look that sits well with any home style.
Our new Rough-Sawn bedroom suites have all of the traditional workmanship of the Amish craftsman with a new twist on the rustic look: dovetailed joints, sturdy construction, and kiln dried hard wood. As always there are choices of stain, storage rails, and drawer slides.
The Rough-Sawn bedroom series offers a circular-sawn construction which provides a unique and fabulous texture. This series shows deep recessed panels, block posts, and flush mounted drawers. The interesting texture brings out the color of the stain in a unique way that is not seen in other styles of furniture.
In addition, the complementary furniture pieces bring the entire room together. The dressers, night stands, and chests create an entire look and feel. The only thing that would need to be added would be your own personal touch!
An accent wall, traditionally, is one wall in a room that is a different color form the other three. The purpose of an accent wall is to add some creativity to a room. An accent wall in the beginning was simply painted a different color. This technique added some “pop” to a room. Recent creative ideas have made it so an accent wall is a wonderful way to had some personality to a room!
Wood or stone accent walls add a neutral color to a room with a bit of texture. The difficulty is that wood and stone walls can be expensive and difficult to implement. One way to have the look of wood or stone is “faux” wood or stone. Many home remodeling stores offer a variety of styles. The lovely incentive to the “faux” textures they can be changed with ease.
Painting an accent wall is still a wonderful technique that can creatively add distinct style to your room. Ramp it up using more then one color. A design as simple as stripes or sponge painting a texture on your wall of choice can bring the entire room together.
Unconventional materials can become a wow factor if done correctly. Fabric, floor tiles, wood pallets, maps, or book covers. Find something that is distinct to your lifestyle and incorporate it onto an accent wall. This wall break up the monotony of a room and add personality and style to any home.
The Autumn season has begun and with that comes seasonal home decor. Decorating your home along with the changing seasons and holidays is an enjoyable pastime. There are a few simple techniques that can be used to make the changing of the decor flow seamlessly along with the seasons.
Using the same interchangeable containers year round can make this process less work and more fun. Wooden wagons (traditionally for garden decor) can also be re purposed for holiday and seasonal displays. These wagons can easily be decorated and placed in the location of your choice. Placing your decoration in and around the wagon and can make a beautiful display. The classic look of the wagon easily fits into any home decor style.
Keeping the decorations more seasonal than holiday allows for the decorations to stay up (tastefully) for longer periods of time. “Autumn” themed decor can stay up from September through the end of December. “Winter” decor could be displayed all the way through February and sometimes March. This technique will cut down on the amount of times the decorations need to be changed and save time that is needed elsewhere.
Staying organized is always the key to decorating for the seasons. Keeping your seasonal and holiday decor in airtight containers with lids is always a good idea. This allows for easy access when the time comes to decorate. Always remember to label clearly. Seasonal and Holiday heirlooms should be packed carefully and if possible separately as to not get broken or lost.
Seasonal and holiday decoration is a fun and creative way to brighten up the changing seasons and the holidays that your home chooses to celebrate.
Step out of the traditional and into a whole new world with our brand new collection! The legacy collection is wonderful and creative combination of Gothic,Art Deco, Old World, French, and Spanish. The Legacy Collection brings a whole new feel to handmade Amish furniture!
The legacy collection still has all of the quality of Amish made furniture with a funky and contemporary style. The choice of woods and stains is still completely up to you . As always the strong, durable, and trustworthy construction that comes with all of our pieces.
The unique base to these tables is aesthetically pleasing and distinct! The table bases range from Gothic arches to chain accents that give off a industrial feel! The pedestal style dining table in the Legacy collection give the owner plenty of leg room with a study beveled base.
The chairs can be customized in bonded leather or other top quality fabric with many choices of color. The chairs are designed for comfort, durability, and style. They will make everything from family dinners to homework time easier and more enjoyable.
The legacy collection as with all of pieces can be purchased as a set or individually!
Cabinfield Fine Furniture’s Quincy series is considered an Eclectic Style. Our Craftsman have incorporated different techniques that are traditional to other styles to create this beautiful collection. The clean contemporary lines in addition to choices of fabric upholstery, wood stains, and hardware create distinctly attractive pieces that can be incorporated into any home.
The Quincy sofa which has fully padded armrest that are also removable. The back easily falls down into a seat for additional options of convenience and style for the homeowner. The back and seat cushions are reversible and a full seven inches thick. This adds comfort and a longer life.
The Quincy chair is the perfect place for relaxing and putting your feet up at the end of the day! The high quality four inch spring system prevents squeaking and adds more support for the life of your chair.
The wood pieces in this collection have a contemporary feel combined with a traditional look. Soft-close under mount slides and concealed hinges are a wonderful addition to these pieces making them incredibly functional and practical in addition to an elegant look.
The kids are going back to school and family schedules will start get more complicated and full. Staying organized is even more important than ever. Organization starts at home. The old quote “a place for everything and everything in its place” is always a good place to begin. The question is how do you stay organized in the simplest way possible.
One of the simplest ways to start back to school organization is by having a designated location for all items that the children need. The spot could be something as simple as a basket where they put their backpacks morning shoes and other items that are needed for their day. Adding the bedtime component of having the children go through all their school belongings the night before to ensure everything is in there basket teaches the children responsibility and makes the morning simpler.
Meals are also a very important and time-consuming activity. Balancing time, nutrition, in good taste is difficult for the majority of parents. Most parents have to make breakfast in the morning and find the time to pack a snack and lunch for their young children to take to school. Organizing your refrigerator so that items are easily found will take some of the frustration out of the process. In addition, setting up daily meals and snacks in plastic baggies so that all they have to do is be taken out and put in a lunch bag would greatly reduce this time consuming but necessary activity. Another plus to organizing in this way that children can help make lunches and snacks by easily taking out the items for their lunch.
Get the kids involved. Assigning age-appropriate tasks to the children in the morning and in the evenings will take some of the work off the parents. Setting up a task list for each child and having them be responsible for those items will make the mornings a little less busy. Some simple task that children can do are picking out their own clothes, personal hygiene, putting all their stuff in there morning basket, and helping pack their lunch bags.
After school is also an important time of the day to stay organized. Having the children go through their bags when they get home and put any important papers in a designated spot for the parent to look at. All homework can also be taken out and put in in the location for homework time shorten’s down the time searching for things later.
School is a wonderful and important time. The school year is also extremely busy but with a few simple organizational tricks it can be much easier for everyone involved.
Cast iron pans are a long standing tradition in many kitchens. Cooking with them is a technique that is passed down through the generations. This style of pans have a unique history and a long standing fandom of there own. Cast cookery can be used for more then cooking. They have a distinct flavor that can be used in home decor.
Even if you are not a regular user of cast iron having a few good pieces for a few favorite recipes is always a good thing. The secondary use for these classic pieces is that they can be used as a display when not in use. In addition, special handle covers can be made or bought to add personalized touch to the cast iron without running the functionality of it.
Cast Iron is durable but it still can crack. So what do you do with the odd broken piece that can not be fixed or used to cook with? Cast Iron comes in many different sizes and can be made into unique photo frames. They can be easily hung with decorative hooks. Another item that can be displayed in a cast iron pan are recipes. Do you have a special recipe that has been handed down through the generations? A favorite cookie recipe at holiday time? Print or hand write the recipe on a nice piece of paper and glue to the bottom of the pan. If you have a knack for painting decorate you cast iron piece with a unique painting of your own.
A deep dish cast pot “cauldron style” can be used as a decorative piece throughout the home and onto the porch. The sturdiness of the pot makes expands the length decor will survive in an active household. The classic look of the pot means that the decor put can be changes easily with the seasons. A long griddle that can not be used as a griddle can be changes into a chalkboard with a little bit of chalkboard paint. With a little creativity the length of the griddles can be turned into wonderful family calendars.
Cast iron cookery is a wonderful medium that with a little creativity can be used outside of the kitchen all year round.
Decorating dry gourds is an easy and interesting DIY. Depending on your skill level and space the gourds can be grown yourself or bought. Either way with a little time and imagination a gourd can be created into a lovely piece.
A Gourd Bird House is one of the most popular gourd DIY’s. Allow the shape and size of the gourd you have to inspire the way you decorate it. Place the 2 inch opening for your bird friends to be able to enter. If the birdhouse is going to functionally an outdoor paint should be used with a clear polyurethane at the end.
Gourds can be made into simple fall porch decorations. Arranging flowers with dried gourds and other fall decorations is a simple and inexpensive way to decorate your porch or home for the fall.
Small gourds dried out can be made into lovely lanterns. Christmas tree lights with small gourds over them can be made into lovely hanging lanterns. A gourd can also be decorated with hole cut at the bottom. Add an electric tea candle and you have created a lovely table lantern.