Declared as the 2014 Pantone Color of the Year, Radiant Orchid is an intoxicating mixture of fuchsia, purple and pink hues.   An unusual shade, Radiant Orchid brings serenity when incorporated throughout the home, and gives interiors your updated look.  Inspired by designs around the world, the pale purple Color of the Year is complemented by a wide array of accents and undertones, making it effortless to execute in your own home.

This week, it is all about decorating the home on the cheap. There are some adorable items out there that actually don’t cost an arm and a leg, believe it or not. I will highlight 10 of my favorite items below that are under $20.

Looking for a fresh twist to add interest to your next dinner party? Try hosting a wine tasting at your home. You don’t have to have a sommelier’s knowledge to host the party; just doing a little bit of homework before the event will make sure that your guests have fun, and you do too.

Mojo Vogue BattStation

Mojo Vogue BattStation allows gadget owners to rest assured that their most-used gadget won’t run out of battery power. The streamlined charger is about the size of a tube of lipstick and is available in glossy red, glossy white and matte black. The compact charger is easy to carry for holiday travel and charges smartphones up to two and half times or tablets one and half times before needing to be recharged itself. Available for $44.95 on the ibattz website and

The alarm woke me up again. Usually I wake up a few minutes before the alarm goes off but lately I could have slept right through it. I walk straight to my daughter’s room and get up and dressed for school and send her downstairs to get ready for breakfast. In the morning it seems like the minutes go faster than any other time of the day. “What would you like to eat?” I asked her as I head into the kitchen to make my cup of black coffee that makes my day really start up. “I think I will have waffles today “she said. I put her waffles in one side of my toaster and my wheat toast in the other side.

1. A big jug of water should be on the top of your list. It’s important to stay hydrated throughout your workout process. Many of us like to start our day with coffee or tea, diuretics that strip you from fluid and that is okay, but include water alongside. Drink often.

Everyone knows that carpet is soft and adds warmth to a room, but did you know that there are actually many benefits of having carpet installed in your home? Below are a few of the many benefits carpet can add to your home: