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Your designers are here! Anita, Yvonne and Kelly sharing decorating tips and tricks. Get our advice, secrets and have some laughs along the way. Listen in, you’ll be inspired to create a beautiful home and LOL a lot! Seriously great decorators having some serious fun. Join us!

Your designers are here! Anita, Yvonne and Kelly sharing decorating tips and tricks. Get our advice, secrets and have some laughs along the way. Listen in, you’ll be inspired to create a beautiful home and LOL a lot! Seriously great decorators having some serious fun. Join us!
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Your designers are here! Anita, Yvonne and Kelly sharing decorating tips and tricks. Get our advice, secrets and have some laughs along the way. Listen in, you’ll be inspired to create a beautiful home and LOL a lot! Seriously great decorators having some serious fun. Join us!




Let's Detox Your Home

You will be SHOCKED to know the number of chemicals lurking in the average home! We are here with info, tips & suggestions to help you rid your home of as many as possible as quickly as possible. And because this topic & the action you will take after you listen, is so important to your health please share this epiosde with a friend or family member. Copy this link: & share the health! Let us know via email if you would be interested in...


Trends That Have Lost Their Tread

What Trends are Done? Let's talk about the trends that are over. Remember when buying trendy decor, it's best to not spend too much on home decor trends. If it's super hot today, then it will be out in a few years. You don't want to be ripping out your kitchen counter top every 5 years or even your sofa. We suggest going with classics for your big ticket items, then buy inexpensive items that are on trend, so it's not a large amount of money. Then when the trend is over, you won't be sad....


Decor We are Crushing on Now

Oh yes indeedy ~ we have some hot crushes right now ~ on decor of course! Sharing the pieces that are making our hearts beat a bit faster from a Bauhaus inspired chaise to big botanicals. Ideas and tips on how to use these crushy worthy decor items and inspiration to fall for your own. See the chaise Kelly has fallen for HERE...


Episode 304: The Most Common Decorating Questions

Today we're addressing the most commonly asked decorating questions. These are questions that we are asked often and questions we see asked on the internet. Let's get started! The first question is do you have to match the wood floor stain to your furniture stain. The short answer is no. Check out our brown furniture episode 277, CLICK HERE. For the window Shades Anita mentions, they are Bali natural woven shades in cabo placid CLICK HERE. Get the cordless!! Kelly mentioned some fabulous...


Episode 303: Why Sparking Joy is on Fire

With our DTT Urge to Purge just ended and the KonMari method sweeping the world of clutter today we take a deep dive into the piles & the reason why the tidying tide is high. Thanks to ALL of you who participated in the URGE to PURGE - wasn't that refreshing in sooo many ways? We have two winners of the URGE to PURGE Challenge ... Chantel S for the sheer boldness of her purge & Linda D in the wonderfully/awful category! I'll be sending you both a little something in the mail. Everyone did a...


Episode 302: Simple Tricks to Make Your Home Happier

Most people spend a lot of time in their homes. Your home should be a place that is a sanctuary from the crazy world outside. We've got some tips for ways to make your home happier for you and your family. First declutter your home. CLICK HERE to listen to our recent episode about purging your home. Make your front door more inviting. You can add a new door mat, a planter or something else like a wreath for your front door. Grab some fresh flowers the next time you hit the store. We love to...


Episode 301: What's Up at Our Houses

Time for another "What's Up at our Houses"... Purging is a hot topic for us this month. Personal purging & hosting the DTT Urge to Purge Challenge. Other stuff includes a life changing event at Kelly's that has nothing to do with decorating. At Anita's house she has embraced the de-cluttering concept with both arms. And she comes ready with lots of great tips on everything from seat covers to slippers. Speaking of slippers - here is a darling pair in case you are in the market. HERE...


Episode 300: Collecting - How to Do it Right

Yes, it's really our 300th episode. Wow, how time flies. Are you a collector? Do you have a passion for dishes, or linens or something else? Let's talk about how to collect without becoming a hoarder. What are the do's and don'ts of collecting? First, try to curate your collections so that you just have your favorite pieces, the best of the best. You don't need a hundred items to make it a curated collection. Next try to do a write up on the items for future generations. Why are you...


Episode 299: Urge to Purge?

Let's declutter and get our homes ready for the new year. If you want to feel more peaceful and you're ready to clear out the extra stuff, then this is your episode. Firstly, please find someone to give your discards to. If you have old towels or blankets, check with your local humane society to see if they will take them. We try to give away the things that someone else might want, to minimize things going into a landfill. Secondly try to do a declutter at least once a year. If you don't...


Episode 298: Celebrate and Create

Today is our BIRTHDAY celebration episode ! ( and we have a gift for you!! ) Did you know Anita & were both born on January 17th ...? Coincidence or fate, you decide. Besides the gift, today we have a special show for you. We decide to dive into this topic because we have received so many emails asking about it and because we are very passionate about the subject. It really is all about you, so get a cup of something, or better yet to celebrate a flute of champagne, and let's talk! To enter...


Episode 297: High End Appliances - Worth It?

High end appliances are HOT. There are a RANGE of choices and we cover it all today ...and toss in a few more puns along the way! High end appliances are gorgeous powerful machines, but are they for you, your house & budget? We cover the pros & cons, as well as give you some outstanding options to explore to get the look & even the performance for much less. Not just pretty, high end stoves pack a whollop of BTU's to taking your cooking to the next level. Listen in to learn more ... In the...


Episode 296: Decor Trends 2019 - Our Analysis

Get excited because today we're talking all about the Decorating trends for 2019. We're discussing the trends we're seeing, what's in, what's out, and our take on the whole thing. For example, floral wallpaper and fabric is coming in along with patterned back-splashes. Vessel sinks will stay in. Dark painted kitchen cabinets are hot now, along with 4 poster beds. Kelly is excited that she got a subscription to Master Class as a Christmas gift. CLICK HERE. (contains affiliate links) Anita's...


Episode 295: Wireless is a Lie

Wires & the technology that the wires support are part of our lives. The concept of wireless is fantasy. Even the "wireless" phones, gadgets and more that claim to be wireless are not. Even 'wireless' things need to be charged. So rather than giving in and putting up with the wireless lie we have solutions for you! Thanks to Darcy H for her question which inspired this episode. I wireless high 5 to Darcy !! Thanks for this great epiosde idea. We hope our thoughts help you & anyone else who...


Episode 294: Freshen Up Post Holidays

It's time to take out the Christmas decor, or at least start thinking about taking it down. Some people are sad and feel their homes look bare now, while others love the clean slate, and the bare look of their homes. No matter which side of the fence you sit on, we're talking about things you can do to transition to a winter look. What should go and what should stay? That's what we're talking about today. Of course, greenery, and pine cones, all of the natural touches can stay. The red...


Episode 293: Favorite Kitchen Tools

It is New Years Eve! Exciting!! Anita and I both prefer a cozy New Year's Eve at home. And since I have the Rose Bowl Parade literally yards from my house, leaving my area tonight is not an option. So making a lovely dinner at home is the call. If you don't finish your champagne ( call me ;) ) well first try the spoon in the bottle trick. Today we share our favorite kitchen tools to make doing that for a special occasion or any night easier and more fun. Anita can't do without her cast iron...


Episode 292: Your Bedroom Gets Bigger When...

We have so many tips for you on how to create the sense of additional space in your bedroom. You'll need to listen in for all the details, but here are a few suggestions to start you off... PURGE!! ; A big, light colored rug; Remove furniture - at least give it a try; Get rid of your bed's footboard; Sconces instead of table lamps; Horizontal planking; Reflective surfaces; So many more ideas to create the feeling of space...tune in! If you are adding a piece to your bedroom consider Anita's...


Episode 291: Creating Cozy

We love cozy and what better day to talk about getting cozy than Christmas Eve? We hope you are having a very cozy day with your friends and family. We are picturing you gathered around your fireplace enjoying a cozy mug of hot chocolate and cookies while Christmas music is playing in the background. Well that's our hope at least. We've included a few affiliate links for products that we mentioned in the episode. Furry pillows CLICK HERE and HERE. Lambswool rug CLICK HERE. See our favorite...


Episode 290: It's A Wrap - Gorgeous Gift Wrapping Ideas

Brown paper packages wrapped up with string. These are a few of my favorite things. We both agree simplier is better for wrapping gifts. We suggest using kraft paper or plain white wrapping paper with bakers twine or a simple ribbon bow. If you want more color, go with a simple two color paper, or go with tone on tone. Then match your ribbon to your wrapping paper color. Check out our affiliate links to products below. CLICK HERE for kraft paper. CLICK HERE for bakers' twine. CLICK HERE for...


Episode 289: We're Having A Party

Tis the season for hosting parties, but ours tips apply no matter the time of year. The over arching tip is ~ keep it simple, stay relaxed and enjoy! If you do those 3 things your guests will have a wonderful time no matter what. We have plenty of other specific tips from what to serve, the decor & a fun game. Have a easy to prepare signature cocktail or mocktail on a tray at the door for guest to pick up as they enter. If it is mingling party create a huge WOW centerpiece. Have a look at...


Episode 288: Best Holiday Gifts

Our best holiday gift ideas are here today! These are affiliate links. The hair dryer/round brush CLICK HERE. Pet portraits for your pets. CLICK HERE. Here is the email address Yoga pants with the phone pocket CLICK HERE. Le Creuset Stoneware French Press CLICK HERE. French Duralex containers (very practical gift!) CLICK HERE. Honey spoons CLICK HERE. Rescue Me book by Fifi O'Neill CLICK HERE Menus: A Book for Your Meals and Memories book CLICK HERE. Crossbody purse...