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Back to School: Creative Lunches & Bento Boxes (Part 2)

Can you believe it? Almost exactly to this day a year ago (just one day off, but who’s really counting!), we posted some fun lunch and bento box ideas for back to school (check out the post here). We’re back with a part 2 because that post was just so fun to write, and so many more lunch ideas have surfaced that we just had to share them!

For those of you that are not familiar with bento box lunches, let’s do a little bit of a recap from last year:

This creative way of lunching comes straight to us from Japan, and is now seen in many countries (and cafeterias around the globe). Many Japanese children bring elaborately decorated lunches (known as bento boxes) to school.

Without further ado, here are some fun lunch and bento box ideas for 2013 back to school!

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Don’t you wish you had these back in school, cause we do! If you know a kid starting school soon, surprise them on the first day of school with a cute bento box. We adults may not be going back to school exactly, but it doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy these cute lunches, as well!

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More Patriotic Pinwheels

Last year, we posted an easy pinwheel template for 4th of July to make your own patriotic pinwheel (view post here)! It was super fun and quick to make, we even made a bunch for different holidays! We’re back this year to show you a few ideas to include pinwheels in your projects!

Via Craftomaniac

Make a bunch to decorate a wreath like this one from Craftomaniac.

Via Mom Finds/Etsy

This cute headband from Mom Finds and Etsy is a cute accessory for kids (and adults)!

Via The Cake Blog

Pinwheel cupcakes, anybody? The Cake Blog made these cute 4th of July pinwheel cupcakes!

Don’t want to make your own? HomeSeasons.com now has TWO types of patriotic pinwheel available now!

HS-J-PINWHEELPatriotic Yard Americana Flag Pinwheel

HS-J-PINWHEEL-F4th of July Patriotic Metallic Pinwheel – Foil

Pinwheels are so fun for 4th of July. We love seeing them spin in the wind. Let us know what you’d do with pinwheels in the comments below!


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Lovely Mother’s Day Brunch Tablescapes

How many of you are treating your mom to brunch on Sunday for Mother’s Day? I’m sure many! Moms sure love brunching. This must be why Mother’s Day is always on Sunday, because Sunday is the perfect day for brunch ;)!

Today’s blog post will share with everyone a few lovely tablescape ideas for an at home Mother’s Day brunch. Who says an at home brunch can’t be as fancy as the ones at the restaurant!

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Where will you be celebrating Mother’s Day this year? Will you be treating your mom to an at home brunch? Let us know! No matter where you decide to celebrate this year, it’s the thought that counts. Moms will appreciate the gesture no matter what.


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Colorful Tablescape Ideas for Cinco de Mayo

A decorative table is what separates a fancy party from a casual gathering, and Cinco de Mayo is definitely a day for celebrations! Recently, we’ve seen a increase in popularity for elaborately decorated tables for parties, otherwise known as tablescapes. We’re definitely a fan!

While doing a quick look up, we found a bunch of fun and colorful Cinco de Mayo themed tablescapes that we think everyone will enjoy. If you’re hosting a Cinco de Mayo party this weekend, these will definitely be inspiring!

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We’re loving all the colors that are in these Cinco de Mayo tablescapes, especially the vibrant orange, pink, and yellow.

Cinco de Mayo is 4 days away! Don’t forget to check our countdown widget on the right side of our blog to see how many days left until the next upcoming holiday!


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Cherry Blossom Inspired Home Decor Ideas

If you’re lucky enough to have cherry blossoms blooming in your area, spring is the time to see them. Though some of these trees do produce cherries, many cherry blossom trees are cultivated for mainly the blossoms and no longer produce fruit.

In today’s post, we’re going to share with you a few home decor ideas that make use of these beautiful cherry blossom blooms, real or inspired!

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Cherry blossoms are beautiful during the spring. If you get a chance to visit a cherry blossom festival, take a look! They’re definitely a sight to behold. We hope you enjoyed this post, and give these home decor ideas a try!



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Spring Office Decorating Inspiration

Though we don’t want to believe it, we spend way more time in our office space than we’d like to admit. Whether it be your desk at your workplace, or your home office (dedicated to hours and hours of blog writing ;)) we’re constantly working in our office.

Most office spaces are drab, limited  to just the essential computer, desk lamp, office supply caddy, and the occasional family picture. How can we get inspired to work (or blog) in this type of boring environment? In today’s post, we’re going to share with everyone some of our favorite office spaces, inspired by the lovely spring colors!


Colorful walls  like this one from HGTV is sure to get the creativity juices flowing in our noggins.

Via Houzz

We’re loving the simplicity of this desk and chair combo via Houzz. Who can say no to  bright yellow chairs?

Via The Spring Tulip

Another great accent chair inspiration from The Spring Tulip. The purple chair brightens up this minty pastel room.

Via Arianna Belle

Still having trouble getting creative? An inspiration board, like this one we found via Arianna Belle, will get you inspired AND bring a splash of color to your room.

Via Decoist

If your desk is always up against the wall, move it to the middle of the room for a new view like Decoist.

Do you spend a lot of time in your office space? Let us know in the comments below! Let’s do some spring cleaning and give our office space a new look!


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HOOT! Fun Owl Themed Home Decor Pieces

Owls have been gaining a large popularity following in the past few years, and who can blame them? When you’re cute, fluffy, and wide-eyed, people just can’t get enough!

We’ve all seen owl themed jewelry and clothing pieces, but our favorite is definitely owl themed home decor. Owls come in so many different shapes, sizes, and colors–sure to fit any style of home decor. In today’s post, we’re going to share with you some of our favorite owl themed home decor pieces!


Via HomeSeasons.com

If we’re posting about owl home decor, we definitely can’t forget one of our newly stocked items for spring 2013! These cute owl pillows are great for adding a punch of color to a couch or daybed.

Via Houzz

We’re loving this beautiful owl vase via Houzz. Fill it with fresh blooms for the spring.

Via Oriental Trading

Enjoy a nice cup of tea with a cute set of owl teacups and teapot.

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Owls also make great jewelry holders, like this one we found on Pinterest.

We think owls are perfect decoration pieces for around the home, especially during the springtime! So how about you–are you a fan of owls? Let us know in the comments below!


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