Shopping for Valentine’s Day

February is the month cupid flies around and shoots you with an arrow of stress — what to buy your Valentine. If you’re shrugging your shoulders, you’re in luck. I’ve rounded up a few of my all-time favorite Valentine’s Day gifts for him and for her. Let’s get shopping.

Unique Valentine's Day GiftsMORE AFTER THE JUMP…

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Stuffed Shells In Meat Sauce Recipe

The weather in Chicago has been cold and snowy, so what’s a gal to do? Cook of course! When 8″ of snow fell last weekend, comfort food was in order, and I was craving stuffed shells in meat sauce. Plus, this recipe is too good (and easy) not to share. While the kids were outside sledding, I got to work inside.

Stuffed Shells in Meat Sauce Recipe — Click to get the complete recipe on House of Hipsters.RECIPE AFTER THE JUMP…

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Marie Kondo and the Konmari Method

Have you heard the hype about Marie Kondo and the Konmari Method?  If you say no, I’m assuming you don’t watch Netflix or you’ve boycotted social media altogether. The new show, “Tidying Up”, is trending on Google as people look to organize their homes this January…which I’m sure the timing is no coincidence for the show’s debut. The interwebs are abuzz, and I’m curious to hear your view.


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Embracing Animal Prints In Home Decor

When I first started decorating my home, I thought of animal prints much like I think of Victoria Secret crossed with Ron Jeremy. Yish. But in case you haven’t noticed, animal prints have come a long way. While it took me a while to get there, but I’ve fully embraced leopards and zebras and pythons oh my and taken a walk on the wild side. While I’m not full-on animal magnetism, I’m digging a bit of ooh la la here and there.

Animal Print Home DecorMORE AFTER THE JUMP…

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Closet Makeover – Wallpaper Surprise

Closets…they’re boring, right? They don’t have to be. Miles Redd changed my mind when I heard him speak at the Design Influencers Conference last Spring. His argument, in a nutshell, imagine yourself as a guest, standing in a foyer. The homeowner says, “May I take your coat?” The closet door opens and shazam! Tiny jewelry box surprise hidden inside.

Add excitement to a closet by adding a wallpaper surprise before and afterMORE AFTER THE JUMP…

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