5 Ways REAL Families Are Storing Their Sofa Blankets

While we all love the beautifully and organized homes of HGTV and Instagram in real life, homes get messy. For people, like me, who need practical solutions for the mess, here are some unique and functional ways real moms and grandma’s are corralling the mess.

How are you storing your sofa blankets? Send me a picture and I’ll share it, here! Or just tell us in the comments.



@HannahSchaffer has hers hanging on the wall.

If I were handing out awards for originality, Hannah would be the winner. I’ve never seen this before and I would never think to do it. I would be afraid I’d accidentally tear down the wall. But for Hannah, it’s working great!
Hannah Schaffer Photo

@LillianCruz found something that pulls double duty.

Lillian Cruz Photo

@brandistringer shared this fan favorite way to store her blankets.

I love this one. I plan to buy me one of these just as soon as I find a pleasing price.
Brandi Stringer Photo

This was another fan favorite by @karenkay.

“We don’t fold because we use them constantly” said Karen Kay.
This is a cute way to add some farmhouse charm to your place.
Karen Kay photo

@HaydenBennet uses these table/baskets she bought at Walmart.

I can help but to think “easy-peasy” when I see this one.

Target Partners With Levi’s to Create Sustainable Limited-Edition Home Collection

Target Partners With Levi’s to Create Sustainable Limited-Edition Home Collection

Hello lovelies (and gentlemen, too!) Thanks for being, here. This is one of those things I felt you had to know about. This week, Target announced their partnership with Levi Strauss & Company to bring Levi’s® for Target limited-edition Home collection.

I never would have imagined that Levi’s would create a home collection. This is big news!

Starting Feb. 28, 2021 you’ll find Levi’s tableware, quilts, pillows and even pet apparel at most stores and online at Target.com. In addition to home, the collection includes the iconic Levi’s® trucker jacket and sleepwear, and accessories.Target is rolling out curated in-store displays to be set in 500 stores by Fall 2021.

“We’re thrilled to be introducing our one-of-a-kind home collection with Target. We immediately connected on our mutual passion for purposeful and timeless design, with sustainability and quality at the core of everything we do.

Karyn Hillman, chief product officer, Levi’s®

Levi’s® for Target includes more than 100 items and ranges in price from $3-$150, with most items under $25. Apparel in the collection ranges in size from XXS-3X for women, S-4X for men, XS-XL for kids, 0-3M-3T for babies and toddlers and XS-XL for pets.

You can get a sneak peek at the line in the video below. Let me know what you think in the comments. Is this a yes or no for you?

Image and video courtesy Target Press Release.

Thinking Out Loud: home

Thinking Out Loud: home

When I was growing up my dad always said “A house is just a house. it’s up to you to make it a home. To make it a place where people want to gather”

Home: A place where something flourishes.

Joanna Gaines Partners With Bed, Bath and Beyond

Joanna Gaines Partners With Bed, Bath and Beyond

“There’s no place like home.” Dorothy, Wizard of Oz

featured image | @bedbathandbeyond

After fighting breast cancer I know for sure that home should be a soft place to fall. The space where you recharge your batteries. Where you heal, smile, laugh, cry, fall in love and gather with friends and family.

It doesn’t matter how big or small your home is or how much money you have, your living space should be a reflection of the good in your life.

What you put into your home will either enhance your life or take away from it. Whatever you choose, it will have a big impact on how you feel emotionally.

So many get caught up in decorating their lives based on the opinions of others. Based on magazines, advertisements and programming.

My desire is to encourage you to cultivate a life and a living space that brings you peace and happiness, based on your ideals, regardless of status or income.

In Real Fine Things you will find all of the lifestyle things I think are pretty great, at a variety of price points. If you have something you think should be featured here be sure to hit me up.

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Always, April


Joanna Gaines Partners With Bed Bath & Beyond


Chip and Joanna Gaines are hot ticket items for HGTV. The ‘Fixer Upper’ duo got T.V. famous (almost) overnight. With Joanna’s keen eye for renovation and home decor, it’s easy to see why.

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When asked what inspires me within my own home I always go back to the same thing. There was a place and time when less was more. People didn’t over crowd their spaces and their homes were functional and practical. They worked hard on the land and their home served as a place of rest to prepare them for another hard day of working the fields. Call me old fashioned but I am truly inspired by this way of living. –Joanna, blog post Magnolia Market Dot Com

Fixer Upper wouldn’t be the same without Joanna’s husband, Chip. He’s the physical muscle and artist that helps bring Joanna’s visions to fruition.

From demolition to renovation and real estate, Chip does it all. In the fall, this hands-on dad of four, will be releasing a book titled Capital Gaines Smart Things I Learned Doing Stupid Stuff .

“I’ve done so many dumb things in my day that I had enough material to write a book… so I did!” Chips says on Instagram.

The two are really making good use of their success. Joanna has recently partnered with Bed, Bath and Beyond to bring us rugs, pillows and throws, designed by her.

I was so excited to hear this news! I love Joanna’s sense of style.

Despite the rumors about Joanna leaving Fixer Upper and releasing a new cosmetic line Joanna had this to say in a blog post,  “Just in case you were wondering, YES! We are currently filming season 5 of the show. No! I am not getting into the business of facial creams. And No! We are not expecting baby #5. And no worries, believing some of these stories happens to the best of us. In summary, don’t buy the facial cream, friends.”

You can check out her new line here. Or, if you live in Chelsea, New York, it’s rumored that a Bed Bath & Beyond there is selling the items in-store. You can also buy home decor items directly online at Magnolia Market.


Some of my Favorite Magnolia Market Finds


Hanging Metal Planters
Vintage inspired Hanging Metal Planters are perfect indoors or outdoors. Hang them individually or pair them together to add an industrial farmhouse feel to your space.  |Image provided by Magnolia Market |

White Ellis Tower
This White Ellis Tower is a two tiered stand that is great for entertaining. Place hors d’oeuvres or desserts on it at your next gathering. | Image provided by Magnolia Market |

Matilda Jane Kids Apron
I LOVE Aprons! This Matilda Jane Apron comes in two sizes, one for kids and the other for adults. The apron’s two pockets make it great for play or functional use. 
The Matilda Jane Apron was designed by Joanna Gaines and was inspired by her daughters. |Image provided by Magnolia Market |

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