Brittney Smart

Brittney Smart

Staff Writer
Brittney is a wife, a mom of four young children, a writer and editor (B.S. degree in English/Technical Writing), and a lover of interior design. She thrives on finding inexpensive ways to DIY her own home into a stylish yet family-friendly space.
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Posted in Best Of | by Brittney Smart, on November 20, 2017

Finding the Best TV Wall Mount for Your Home

In past decades, bulky tube televisions have been an eyesore and a space drain. However, with the advancement of technology and the global transition to flat screen TVs mounted on walls, this is no longer the case. Wall mount TVs can look sleek, and seamless into your space’s style and design. There are a variety...

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Posted in DIY Projects | by Brittney Smart, on November 17, 2017

DIY Pumpkin Succulent Decorations

Succulents are a huge decorating trend right now. They’re everywhere, due in large part to the rising popularity of terrariums and succulents’ place in those. But this DIY pumpkin succulent project is a fun, simple, and unique twist on the standard terrarium. It’s perfect for fall and Thanksgiving holiday décor – use these on your...

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Posted in DIY Projects | by Brittney Smart, on November 15, 2017

DIY Polka Dot Napkins and an Easy Way to Fold Them

With Thanksgiving around the corner (whaa? How did that happen?!), many of us are beginning to give some brain power to an upcoming Thanksgiving meal. Typically, this involves a fine dining experience that involves plenty of family and gratitude. If you’re hosting this year or are simply looking for a great dining table setting addition,...

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Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice | by Brittney Smart, on November 15, 2017

Feng Shui Your Dining Table

The dining room is a primary space in your home where people gather to share conversation, food, and time. In order to create a space that is conducive to that concept – one of sharing – then we’ll need to turn our attention to the main player in the dining room: the dining table. In...

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Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice | by Brittney Smart, on November 13, 2017

How to Feng Shui Your Entryway

Aside from the front door itself, the entryway (or foyer) is the critical space in our home for first impressions. In fact, feng shui considers this area (including the front door) the mouth of qi, from which all opportunities flow into our lives. It’s a space of transition, shifting from your instincts’ high-alert status (outside...

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Posted in DIY Projects | by Brittney Smart, on November 10, 2017

Thanksgiving Centerpieces starring White Pumpkins

With the Thanksgiving season approaching, you may have begun considering what your Thanksgiving table setup will be this year. If you’re hosting the meal, you likely could use a little inspiration for coming up with a beautiful, unique, and (perhaps above all) simple way to decorate the tablescape. Good news: Those sweet little white pumpkins...

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Posted in How To Clean | by Brittney Smart, on November 8, 2017

How to Clean a Flat Screen TV or any LCD-Touchscreen Display

Most flat screen monitors and televisions today are LCD displays and touchscreens. Cleaning these surfaces requires more than a spritz of your favorite glass cleaner, like what was acceptable for the old “tube” television screens. Those were made of glass and could be treated accordingly. But flat screens and touchscreen displays are much more sensitive...

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Posted in Interiors | by Brittney Smart, on November 6, 2017

Using Color in the Feng Shui Dining Room

The dining room is a social room, not unlike the living room and family room, but it has the potential to be much more intimate because of the involvement of food and time during shared meals. The feng shui dining room is welcoming and comfortable, a combination that encourages people to converse and linger. Choosing...

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