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With spring right around the corner, what better way to get ready than by planning your outdoor decor? Whether you live in freezing temperatures or a hot climate, bring outdoor style to your home!

This month the BHGLiveBetter Blogger Network was challenged to get creative with outdoor furniture and decor to makeover a space, whether indoors or outside.

1. With limited outdoor space, small-space solutions are key as Anna Moseley of Ask Anna knows. We’re dreaming of sipping a cup of tea at the Camrose Farmhouse Mosaic Tile Top Table.

2. When winter chill is still in the air, bring the outdoors inside. Marie Chorak of Blooming Homestead styles an Outdoor Serving Cart with Porcelain Round Bowls, Square Bowls, and Acacia Wood-Top Jars for movie night!

3. Let your home reflect the changing seasons. Taryn Whiteaker of Design, Dining and Diapers gives her living room a rustic and earthy feel with Nautical Iron Lanterns!

4. Don’t worry about the time! Shannon Fox of Fox Hollow Cottage leaves her Galvanized Wall Clock inside and uses Small Galvanized Bins to organize before guests arrive.

5. Beautify your front porch and make a dazzling first impression! Beth Hunter of Home Stories A to Z dressed hers up with a blue Damask Indoor/Outdoor Rug.

6. A go-to table setting for everything from family brunch to girls night is essential! Gloribell Lebron of I Don’t Know How She Does It sets the Farmhouse Mix and Match Steel Dining Table with Teal Medallion Bowls and the Ashmoor Dinnerware Set.

7. A few pops of color go a long way to brighten up a space! Kelli Mullins of Lolly Jane spices up her outdoor area with a Medallion Outdoor Toss Pillow, a Bird Outdoor Toss Pillow and a Native Outdoor Toss Pillow.

8. Jen Migonis of Migonis Home brings outdoor pizazz inside with this navy and white Woven Fringe Throw.

9. Talk about comfort AND style! Monica Benavidez of Monica Wants It spruces up her patio with these fun Deep Seat Pillow Backs and a Leaf Outdoor Toss Pillow.

10. How would YOU use a Galvanized 2-Tier Organizer? Stacy Risenmay of Not Just a Housewife shows off how she keeps her office supplies neat.

11. Get ready for outdoor get-togethers by using cute decor to serve food! Amy Bell of Positively Splendid uses the Galvanized 2-Tier Round Stand  to hold chips and show off the adorable Melamine Medallion Berry Bowls! To top it off, she uses a Small Round Stand/Bucket to hold a 2-Gal Mason Dispenser for fresh-squeezed lemonade.

12. What better way to decorate your porch than by adding some neutral tones? Debbie Westbrooks of Refresh Restyle placed a Medallion Indoor/Outdoor Area Rug on her porch to set the tone and used the Garden Outdoor Toss Pillow to add some pattern to her Camrose Farmhouse Industrial Chairs.

13. We can’t get over how cute Kierste Wade of Simply Kierste‘s winter porch looks! Add some light to your evenings with the 20-Count Clear Glass Globe String Lights and Crossbar Metal Outdoor Lanterns. She even uses an 18″ Faux Wicker Planter to hold firewood for cold nights.

14. Bring the outdoors inside like Kim Demmon of Today’s Creative Life! Use Flameless LED Pillar Candles to light these Galvanized Lantern Candle Holders with Rope!

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It’s time to recover from the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. January is the time to get your home back on track. The new year has us craving a refresh, so we’ve rounded up simple decluttering tips to help you start 2017 off right.

This month, the BHGLiveBetter Blogger Network was challenged to organize their homes from the inside out and showcase their stylish and functional spaces.

1. The laundry room tends to be overlooked unless you have the necessities to keep it in order! Brooke Ulrich of All Things Thrifty organized her laundry room with BHG’s Laundry Sorter and added the Galvanized Metal Clock to make sure she stays on schedule.

2. Stephanie Watkins of Casa Watkins expressed her creativity when organizing her coat closet. Who would’ve thought to use “O” Metal Shower Curtain Hooks to hang scarves?

3. What better way to keep your pantry organized than with labeled storage bins? Ashley Thurman of Cherished Bliss keeps items neat with these Wood Décor Crates and Large Galvanized Bins.

4. Keep your craft studio neat with these adorable Acacia Wood-Top Jars, which are available in multiple sizes. Rebecca Lopez of Crafted Sparrow shows how you can make organization look simple and stylish.

5. Need containers to hold different amounts of snacks and food? No problem! Ashley of Domestic Imperfection shows you how to use the 8-Piece Canister Set to organize your household snacks.

6. Keep your home looking picture perfect! Ursula Carmona of Homemade by Carmona uses the 8-Cube Organizer and Collapsible Fabric Storage Cubes for storing spare dishware and table linens.

7. Heidi Ferguson of Honeybear Lane has perfected the look and organization of her pantry! Let’s be honest, you can never go wrong with Hyacinth Twist Taper BasketsCereal Canisters, or the Stainless Steel Bread Box.

8. Modernize your bedding like Liz Lathem of Hoosier Homemade. The cool grays in the Headboard with Border and Contrasting Stitching and Onyx 5-Piece Bedding Comforter Set will suit any guest.

9. An organized art station is as easy as 1-2-3! Take after Destiny Alfonso of Just Destiny and keep playtime in order with a Slatted Wall Organizer.

10. Say goodbye to clutter this year like Chelsea Coulston of Making Home BaseSmall Galvanized Bins help build a play space your kids will love to tidy up.

11. Join Cassity Kmetzsch at Remodelaholic for a kitchen pantry overhaul! From cereal to snacks, Flip-Tite Containers eliminate messy piles and keep food fresh.

12. From the coat closet to the pantry, Ashley Phipps at Simply Designing saves lots of space with Over-the-Door Shoe Organizers!

13. Jen Hadfield at Tatertots & Jello models how to create a modern farmhouse living room with her DIY take on the Rustic Country Coffee Table. The Marble Cake Stand pairs perfectly with a soothing gray palette.

14. For a fun desk space that can be easily assembled, look to Angie Holden at The Country Chic Cottage. She designed her mini office using a Cube Organizer Desk and a 4-Cube Organizer filled with Collapsible Fabric Storage Cubes.

15. Amanda Jenkins of Whoa, Wait. Walmart? brings us back to the days of bedtime stories! The Kids Color Block Quilt Set in her boys’ room is simple and so easy to match.


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As the saying goes, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year.” It’s true! We look forward to the holidays even before the season arrives. Although the magic of the holidays tends to outweigh the stress, there is still a slight chance for chaos. And with that, we’ve rounded up ways you can introduce relaxation throughout your home both during and following the rush of the holiday season.

This month, the BHGLiveBetter Blogger Network was challenged with making comfort a priority by showcasing areas in their homes that make for a calming and restful retreat.

1. It’s a white wintry sight with Lolly Jane. From the very top of this flocked tree, straight down to the base of the Ceramic Lamp, soothing hues of soft blue and white radiate a feeling of peace, making us want to cozy up with a warm Sherpa Throw and mug of cocoa.

2. Do away with clutter and relax in comfort! Anna Moseley of Ask Anna brings life to her master bedroom by incorporating a bold chest of drawers dressed with a Baroque 3-Piece Mirror Set  and Antique Bronze Lamp – très chic!

3. Make comfort easily accessible with a Crossmill Collection Weathered Coffee Table from Better Homes and Gardens at Walmart that doubles as hidden storage. Take after Marie Chorak of Blooming Homestead and switch out lightweight cotton throws and pillows for chunky knits, faux fur and plush velvet.

4. Taryn Whiteaker of Design, Dining & Diapers suggests turning an unused corner of your room into a reading nook. Dive into that book you’ve been meaning to start and slide into an oh-so comfortable Mid-Century Linen Chair.

5. It’s amazing the difference a mattress can make. Beth Hunter of Home Stories A to Z sets her guests up for a dreamy night’s sleep with a new Gel Infused Memory Foam Mattress and fresh set of Wrinkle Free Sheets from Better Homes and Gardens at Walmart.

6. Hit that reset button and take time to sip on a mid-afternoon treat in style. See how Gloribell Lebron of I Don’t Know How She Does It  personalizes a set of White Porcelain Mugs for the holidays.

7. Jen Migonis of Mignois Home arranges furniture for conversation by grouping a sofa and chair on either side of a Crossmill Collection Weathered Side Table. Forget the TV! Slow down, take a seat, and enjoy the company of family.

8. Nothing tops the glow of a candle! Monica Benavidez of Monica Wants It places a warm winter Jar Candle atop a stylish Tufted Storage Ottoman to introduce ambiance to her cozy living room space.

9. Stacy Risenmay of Not Just A Housewife has a throw blanket in nearly every color, texture, and pattern. Whether it’s a lazy weekend morning, cold winter day or family game night, the Sherpa, Chenille, Woven Fringe, and Plush throws are a wonderful complement to moments of well-deserved relaxation.

10. Get the how-to on creating a cozy oasis for guests traveling near and (in this case) far to visit Debbie Westbrooks of Refresh Restyle. From a soft Comforter Set to extra blankets, towels and toiletries stored beneath a stylish Pintucked Bench, guests will have everything and more to feel right at home for the holidays.

11. Head over to Shannon Fox of Fox Hollow Cottage for a candle 101. Small touches, such as using flickering candles and accompanying candle accessories, are all it takes to instantly turn up the glow throughout your home.

12. Pamper yourself and guests with the coziness of Better Homes and Gardens at Walmart Thick and Plush Bath Towels. Consider this tip from Kierste Wade of Simply Kierste: tuck the towels in a Hyacinth Twist Handle Basket and leave them in each room for easy access when guests arrive.

13. Kim Demmon’s family room has us wanting to curl up beside the Christmas tree with a warm cup of tea. We’re marveling at the White-Washed Rustic Table Lamp, a nice complement to this chic farmhouse holiday display from Today’s Creative Life.

14. Amy Bell of Positively Splendid has us channeling our inner creative. Read, write, create … heck, do nothing! Bask in the stillness the morning brings, slide beneath a warm Comforter, and take time to be you.


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‘Tis the season for entertaining! Are you in the process of getting your house in tip-top shape for the many guests you’re expecting? Whether you’re a holiday decor master or new to the scene, there’s always room to welcome change.

This month the BHGLiveBetter Blogger Network was challenged to share holiday hacks and entertaining secrets to make for memorable holiday hosting. We hope you’ll find some helpful tips and new pieces to introduce to your growing collection.

1. Complete your holiday shopping ahead of time and make room for a little DIY action. See how Brooke Ulrich of All Things Thrifty used two plaid placemats to create a darling Christmas pillow. Incorporate galvanized bins, chic lanterns, and wood decor to achieve a similar look.

2. Take after Stephanie Watkins of Casa Watkins to create a welcoming entryway this season. Attach a wintery scene, holiday card, or family photo to a White Clip Frame to complement the decor on your entryway table. Bonus: The clip frame can also double as a gift!

3. Ashley Thurman of Cherished Bliss sets her table with comfort in mind. From personalized place cards to a cozy Chenille Throw repurposed as a table runner, your tablescape will welcome house guests to join in on a warm and fuzzy dinner celebration.

4. It doesn’t take much to introduce the spirit of Christmas. Rebecca Lopez of The Crafted Sparrow makes her fireplace hearth glow. With silver, metallics, brush trees, and plush velvet throws, you too can change the feel of a room in a few simple steps.

5. Every corner of your home could use some holiday glam. Ashley of Domestic Imperfection shows us how a simple display of your favorite holiday serveware, such as festive pieces from the Heritage Collection, can make a statement.

6. Think outside the box and introduce family and friends to the magic that is Ursula Carmona’s tablescape. Seek out unconventional ways to play with height, such as elevating your centerpiece on an Acacia Wood Marble Cake Stand from Better Homes and Gardens at Walmart. Hop over to Homemade By Carmona to see what inspired this look.

7. Opt for a vintage-inspired tablescape. The medieval-style Crossbar Metal Lanterns that Heidi Ferguson of Honeybear Lane selected, paired with soft Chenille Throws, complement a relaxed look, making us want to join her for a morning cup of coffee as well as a holiday feast.

8. Forget the worry of lighting real candles and follow the lead of Liz Latham from Hoosier Homemade. Create an ambiance throughout your home with flameless LED Pillar Candles to carry you through the holiday season.

9. Anchoring this gorgeous holiday display is a Walnut Console Table from Better Homes and Gardens, perfectly suited to serve as an entryway piece. Destiny Alfonso of Just Destiny shows off her entertaining style by layering this space with the pieces that matter most, including bite-size treats for her guests.

10. Don’t forget the hot cocoa bar! Whether it’s a snow day, cookie exchange, or family gathering, Chelsea Coulston of Making Home Base reminds us to have enough Mugs on hand for each guest who attends.

11. Set yourself up for success by introducing designated stations at your holiday party. No detail goes unnoticed at Cassity Kmetzch of Remodelaholic’s beverage table. Fill White Metal Lanterns with bright colored bulbs for added flair.

12. Set the table ahead of time so you can focus on perfecting your dinner presentation. Ashley Phipps of Simply Designing masters the organization of her holiday table by using a variety of affordable Serveware from Better Homes and Gardens at Walmart.

13. Jennifer Hadfield of Tatertots &  Jello shows off the versatility of her Rustic Country Bar Cart by transforming the piece into a holiday game night station, fully stocked with snacks, beverages, and games.

14. Simple yet gorgeous, these festive LED Pillar Candles speak for themselves. Take after Angie Holden of The Country Chic Cottage and use these candles as a complement to your centerpiece.

15. Challenge your kiddos to help set the table this year. Amanda and Bethany of Whoa, Wait. Walmart? know how to get it done! This affordable Kids’ Metal Table &  Set of Chairs can comfortably fit four, but at this price, consider lining up a few tables to make it a party!

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What’s your holiday decorating personality? From serveware to dinnerware and every entertainment need in between, the Better Homes and Gardens collection at Walmart will help you achieve seasonal looks for less, making your guests feel right at home.

This month the BHGLiveBetter Blogger Network was challenged to share their greatest tips on how to achieve both a gracious and affordable entertaining experience.

1. Anna Moseley of Ask Anna went for a layered look by mixing and matching dinnerware. Don’t shy away from introducing patterns such as the Sabin Striped Dinner Plate with a terra-cotta look to your collection .























2. Ever fall in love with serveware so much that you get an urge to place your favorite pieces on display? See how Lolly Jane incorporates this Better Homes and Gardens Harvest Platter into her floating shelf arrangement.


3. Marie Chorak of Blooming Homestead brightens a natural color palette with bold reds and oranges for a dazzling autumnal pop. These affordable Braided Jute Placements lay the perfect foundation for any tablescape.





4. Taryn Whiteaker from Design, Dining & Diapers incorporates natural elements to achieve a rustic look. With elegant Stoneware Dinnerware as a base, the sky’s the limit — have at it!





















5. Looking to add a unique piece to your dining table? See how Beth Hunter of Home Stories A to Z  adds an Acacia Wood Bark Charger to each place setting, a beautiful complement to a magnolia garland, dried eucalyptus, rose petals, and a fall-leaf centerpiece.





























6. Gloribell Lebron of I Don’t Know How She Does It wows guests with fresh flowers and earth tones. Consider filling a festive candle holder with pine cones and carry those natural hues across each table setting by placing a Wood Charger beneath each plate.




















7. Take after Jen Migonis of Migonis Home and temporarily ditch your everyday salt and pepper shakers for Pumpkin Salt and Pepper Shakers for Thanksgiving. You may even trick guests into thinking they’re part of your centerpiece!





























8. Take after Monica Cruz of Monica Wants It, and opt for unconventional ways to display fresh flowers around your home by using a Pumpkin Soup Tureen. Consider surprising the host of your Friendsgiving celebration with a similar flower arrangement.





























9. Less is more! Stacy Risenmay of Not Just a Housewife has the how-to on creating a centerpiece that is simple, stunning, and oh-so sweet! Use an Acacia Wood and Marble Cake Stand to show off your favorite holiday recipes.




























10. Looking to achieve a farmhouse rustic-style table setting for the holiday? Look no further than this tablescape from Debbie Westbrooks of Refresh Restyle. From a barnwood table to a pumpkin vase centerpiece and Copper Flatware, no detail is left unturned.















11. Hop over to Fox Hollow Cottage and snag a few tips from Shannon Fox. See the many ways decorative serveware and dinnerware can serve as decor throughout your home. Consider using a Better Homes and Gardens Acacia Tray to hold seasonal pumpkins and gourds.





























12. Cozy up at an outdoor party with a warm Chenille Throw from Better Homes and Gardens at Walmart. Kierste Wade of Simply Kierste has the how-to on designing an inviting farmhouse-style tablescape.





























13. Get your hands on a Burlap Table Runner and use it all season long! Kim Demmon of Today’s Creative Life achieves a cozy look with her charming fall table adorned with warm autumnal hues.





























14. Amy Bell of Positively Splendid uses her Marble Cake Stand to introduce varying heights across her centerpiece display. Check out that DIY painted pumpkin! Tip: Seek out a variety of decor accents, textiles, and seasonal items. Happy hunting!



















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There’s nothing quite like the onset of the holiday season where spare time becomes increasingly sparse. We’ve rounded up fifteen weekend-friendly projects that require little investment with big impact. From furniture to décor, the Better Homes and Gardens collection at Walmart will help you achieve an updated look with ease.

This month the BHGLiveBetter Blogger Network was challenged with creating easy décor hacks by using simple techniques such as layering and adding pops of color and texture to make small changes that result in maximum impact. Have a project you’d like to accomplish before the holidays arrive? Read on to source the inspiration you’ll need to get started.

1. A simple color scheme of navy and gold, as featured in the newly designed living room space by Brooke Ulrich from All Things Thrifty, serves as the perfect combination for welcoming bold accessories such as a Ceramic Lamp Base and soft Linen Drum Shade from Better Homes and Gardens at Walmart.

2. Maps, globes and Aztec prints! See how Stephanie Watkins of Casa Watkins sourced inspiration from this Global Diamond Print Rug to turn her son’s bedroom into a warm and inviting global-inspired space.

3. Give your kid’s bedroom an instant update. Ashley Thurman of Cherished Bliss opted to include a white Metal Bed Frame with decorative accents for a vintage chic look.

4. Rebecca Lopez from Crafted Sparrow lets us in on a little decorating secret: new sheets (wrinkle-free that is), calls for new throw pillows! Fringed Blue Denim, Faux Hide, Metallic Suede – mix and match color, texture and size for added contrast and comfort.

5. Angie Holden of The Country Chic Cottage shares how a small change can have big impact. Remember, it’s the details that make all the difference and sometimes just one piece of furniture such as a Bedside Table can introduce style and functionality you’ve been missing.

6. Decorating a kids room can be challenging. Take after Ashley from Domestic Imperfection and source answers from your children to inform priorities such as color and theme. Consider introducing a new set of Table and Chairs for creative learning and activities.

7. Create big impact on a small budget. See what important elements Ursula Carmona from Homemade by Carmona incorporates in her entryway and what carefully selected pieces such as this Console Table can help you achieve in a space.

8. Snag a few tips from Heidi Ferguson of Honeybear Lane and expose your guests to an inviting and functional entryway all season long. Textured, natural, traditional and warm, swap out existing accessories for hyacinth baskets, galvanized bins, decorative pillows and more!

9. From seasonal decorating to stylish storage solutions, Liz Latham of Hoosier Homemade shares helpful tips on the multitude of uses her new rustic oak 5-Shelf Bookcase serves.

10. Destiny Alfonso of Just Destiny adds a touch of timeless style to her daughter’s bedroom with a Wingback Upholstered Headboard, for an updated look.

11. Simple is sometimes best among a room full of bright color. See how Chelsea Coulston of Making Home Base incorporates white Quilted Euro Shams from Better Homes and Gardens at Walmart to balance color and introduce depth to her daughter’s comfy bed top display.

12. Cassity Kmetzsch of Remodelaholic incorporates quick bedding updates to brighten the look of her master bedroom. The Reversible Quilted Bedding Set used in this space is styled as a solid piece but can also be used to achieve a layered look.

13. Presenting ample storage in each of its six drawers with detailed metal knobs, this weather finished Crossmill Dresser selected by Ashley Phipps of Simply Designing compliments the look of her industrial styled bedroom makeover.

14. It’s a color party with Jennifer Hadfield of Tatertots & Jello! Jazz up your front porch and introduce equal amounts of color, height and texture by incorporating live goods, bold planters and accessories at the exterior entryway of your home.

15. Amanda Jerkins of Whoa, Wait. Walmart? guest bed display affirms just how decorative pillows can serve as the finishing touch of a well-made bed.

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