Decor to Take You Back to School

August 25th, 2016
Diamond Cabinetry

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We have been talking about Back to School all week on the blog (with recipes and furniture storage as the focus) and today will be no different. Here are some essential home accents for having a successful and well organized school year – it all starts at home, after all!

We have discussed command centers on the blog before, and the black cupboard above really exemplifies what a command center is all about. Magnetic white boards on the inside of the doors for hanging permission slips, pictures and for writing notes; shelves and wall hooks to hang and store backpacks, coats, shoes and accessories; and even a charging station for electronics – which is also a great place to put them when you’re having cellphone-free family time.

Laundry Room

If you have more space, and want to keep all of your storage close to a command center, turn your focus to a front hall or mudroom. Utilize open hooks and shelving as well as cupboards, counter space and drawers for yours and the kids’ belongings.

No matter their age, kids also need a space they can really call their own. Use bulletin boards and chalkboards in an office, family room or bedroom to allow their creativity to shine through and allow them to organize themselves without your help.

Hanging documents like report cards, calendars and permission slips on a bulletin board in an entryway above wall hooks is great for remembering important dates and events as you leave and enter your home. Give your kids their own work space, or incorporate it into your home office so you can work together on special projects and everyone’s favorite: homework!

We hope these tips help you organize your home and explore what is best for the space and family you have. Share with us your techniques, and have a great school year!

Brooklyn Townhouse
Austin Abode

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Weekly Spotlight: Organize Your Home with Furniture

August 24th, 2016

Knotty Pine Locker with Shelf BenchWhether the kids are headed back to school and you’re looking for a way to keep their things tidy and organized, or just need a new solution to your storage problems, these furniture pieces offer just the right space you need in any room.

Lancaster Cubby Bench


For an entryway in need of tidying up…

Rustic lockers and cubbies offer maximum space for hanging, storing and easy access to your belongings. Add a Shelf Bench or Cubby Bench for shoes and seating.

Apothecary StandRustic Country Cabinet Table

For small spaces with big storage needs…

An Apothecary Stand or Cabinet Table fit perfectly in any room without overcrowding you and other furniture. The Apothecary Stand fits craft supplies, batteries and other accessories so they’re not scattered around your home. Our Cabinet Table makes a great telephone stand (or maybe a charging station) and printer table; the possibilities are many.

Black Wood Counter Shelf

When you just need a little more space on the counter or table…

Featuring a shelf and two drawers, our Black Wood Counter Shelf is perfect for when you only need a little extra storage on the kitchen counter or a desk.

These rustic furniture pieces will not only keep you organized this fall and throughout the year, but will complement your home and decor with their rustic qualities. Show us how you organize your home for back to school, and keep up the wonderfully tidy work!

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Blueberry Muffin and Pancake Mix

August 23rd, 2016

With school either starting up soon or already part of your week, it’s nice to prepare meals and snacks ahead of time just in case a member of your family sleeps in a little too late or needs to rush off early. This week, we are featuring two mixes for delicious blueberry filled breakfasts that are as delicious as if they were made from scratch. Cut down on your breakfast time without skimping on the best meal of the day.

Blueberry Muffin MixBlueberry Pancake Mix

Blueberry Muffins

The best to-go breakfast is a muffin; grab one on your way out the door or savor it with your morning cup of Joe. This muffin mix is made with real Maine blueberries and will give you a taste of summer all school year long.

Blueberry Pancakes

For mornings when you have a little more time to sit and enjoy your family’s company, these blueberry pancakes make for a filling and delicious breakfast. Don’t forget the syrup and jam!

Both mixes are made here in Maine from all-natural ingredients, so you can keep your family healthy and fed, even when they’re on the go. Enjoy the school year, and don’t forget about breakfast!

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