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Holiday Entertaining Tips to Help You Thrive Not Just Survive & A Cricut Explore Giveaway

How To survive the holidays

Holiday Entertaining… Those two words usually bring about one of two emotions- excitement or anxiety. Well, love it or hate it, the 2014 holiday season is about to begin!  Eric and I love to entertain and host all kinds of events at our house, so Cricut asked me if I’d share a few tips to […]

Company’s Coming! AHHHH! {Entertaining Part 1}

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This is the first installment of a mini-series on entertaining and hospitality. For me and Eric, it’s a big part of our relationship and family- we love having people over and sharing our home and our food! Over the years, we’ve learned that so many people are intimidated by the idea of having company over.  […]

My Go-To Meal {Entertaining Part 2}


I thought we’d start off this week with the second part of our entertaining mini-series.  If you missed my tips on how to avoid a panic attack when you find out you’re having company, you can check it out here.  So, one of the first things people worry about when they find out company’s coming over is… Source I […]

Design Advice & Free Monthly Makeovers


Hey Guys! The last three weeks have been a whirlwind- I launched my new brand Game of Love (check it out if you haven’t yet!), I was in Salt Lake City for a blogging conference, and have had a bunch of other hush, hush projects going on behind the scenes!  I was thinking of you […]

Get Organized!

I’m so happy to introduce you to Robin Harisis. She was roomates with my older sister at Messiah College, so I sort of know her by association. She is the founder of Room Service Personal Organizing, LLC and a member of the National Association of Professional Organizers and Faithful Organizers.  Robin believes that everyone can […]

Bicycle Wheel Clock {Thistlewood Farms}


If you missed the announcement about which nine contestants made it through to Round 2 of Creating with the Stars, click here! We’re dying to see what those ladies come up with for this week’s Knockoff theme! ————————————————————————————————————————– We fell in love with Karianne’s clock the moment we laid eyes on it. It’s so orignal […]



Our lives have been so crazy lately. I’ve picked up a couple extra shifts at work in the evenings, my hubs has been playing 2-3 softball games per week, and we’re trying to cram in as many summer activities as we can into each day. That leaves very little time for planning and eating good meals. […]

Making Houseguests Happy with Bed Bath & Beyond


This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Bed Bath & Beyond. All opinions are 100% mine. You know that around here we pretty much dance to our own beat and love to decorate with a fun, out of the box style…have you seen my Fabric Christmas Tree post or my new mid-century […]

All New Episodes of “Knock It Off”


**Update:  This post was written on 11/20/2014- We’re not currently filming new KIO episodes, but to find out as soon as we’re filming, to get the inside scoop on new projects & makeovers, and to potentially be on the show make sure you’re on my email list! Sign up here! ** ———————————– Hey Guys! Phew […]

The East Coast Creative Newsletter is Here! EC2↑Date


 We are so excited about this announcement!  We’ve been thinking about it for an eternity, but just never pulled the plug.  Today we’re officially launching a weekly East Coast Creative Newsletter!  It’s all the fun and creativity of EC2 Blog directly to your inbox one day a week.  We know everyone is busy- I mean […]

Creating a Dream Backyard Experience


This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of TIKI Brand® for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. I’m a huge fan of outdoor living spaces, but you all know that working outside is not our forte. Last year, though, we added some much needed curb appeal  by painting our front door and shutters […]

Creating with the Stars Round 2 Winners


We thought Round 1 was pretty impressive, but Round 2 officially blew us away.  Apparently all of blogland was pretty excited too, because we had a bajillion of votes over the last two days (yes, that’s the official number, FYI).  This round was the closest one yet, with 1st and 2nd place only separated by […]

Free Monthly Makeover: Toddler Bedroom Makeover Design Plan

Room Makeover East Coast Creative

This makeover room design is part of my free monthly makeover that I do each month for one lucky East Coast Creative & “Knock It Off” newsletter subscriber!  If you want to be entered in to win next month, fill out the form below!   Enter to Win our FREE Monthly Makeover & Join the VIP […]

Creating with the Stars Round 1 Winners Announced!


Phew! The contestants and their Star partners really set the bar high this week with their Round 1 projects. Almost every one of you commented about how hard it was to choose only three favorites and we felt that pain right along with you! We know that you’re not really here to read lots of […]

The Part-Time Blogger’s Dilemma {Let’s Be Honest}


Ok, it’s time to get really real with you. About us and our blog. It involves a little something we like to call: We recently received a very nice comment from a regular follower that prompted us to write this post. Before you read it, I have to say that we were very grateful for this reader’s […]