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Carrie Ypma (Kenarry Ideas)
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I love home signs from The Summery Umbrella and get excited whenever my friend, LZ, releases a new collection. Her Limited Edition 2017 Spring Sign Collection, created in partnership with Bonnie Christine, goes on sale Monday. But you can pre-order by Sunday to get a SUPER awesome discount! (And you can enter to win one on Kenarry too!) #ad

Is it time to refresh the wall decor in your home? Today we’re sharing rustic modern home decor ideas from the new limited edition 2017 spring sign collection from The Summery Umbrella and Bonnie Christine. We think these black and white signs with…
You'll love the rustic limited edition wall decor for your home in the new 2017 spring sign collection from The Summery Umbrella and Bonnie Christine.
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The boys loved creating these Tropical Popsicles, almost as much as they enjoyed eating them. #recipe #kids #summerfun

Create a summer treat your kids will love on a hot day. This Tropical Popsicles recipe uses refreshing pineapple, orange and banana for a delicious dessert. When the temperatures start reaching the 80s here in Michigan, the kids and I begin looking for…
Create a summer treat your kids will love on a hot day. This Tropical Popsicles recipe uses refreshing pineapple, orange and banana for a delicious dessert.
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This bright, cheerful anchor by our front door makes me smile every time I pull in our driveway.

Create an Anchor Wreath to give your house a little coastal style this summer. This nautical home decor idea uses driftwood, pink flowers and teal letters to brighten your front door when guests arrive. It’s always fun to have something beautiful by your…
Create an Anchor Wreath to give your house a little coastal style this summer. This nautical home decor idea uses driftwood, pink flowers and teal letters.
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Need a calendar for the new school year? My cousin, Denise designed these useful and super cute 17-month Reminder Binders + she's generously offering special BOGO deal AND a giveaway for our friends and Kenarry readers! #ad

Hello friends! It feels like summer just started and yet the first day of school will be here quicker than we can imagine. If your summer has been busy thus far, I bet it’s only going to get busier once the kids head back into the classroom. Have you…
Get organized for back-to-school with the 2016-17 Reminder Binder Calendar from Denise Albright Studio. Weekly pages help you track daily details and notes.
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So many fun ideas for red, white and blue treats for 4th of July! #4thofjuly #independenceday #patriot

Just in time for your Independence Day barbecue or picnic, this collection of Patriotic Treats includes popsicles, tarts, cupcakes, cookies and other red, white and blue recipes. The kids will love how you made 4th of July extra festive with one or more…
These patriotic treats include popsicles, tarts, cupcakes, cookies and other red, white and blue recipe ideas to make 4th of July extra festive this year.
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I was tired of this same ol' some ol' mantel decor so this year I vowed I'd update it seasonally. Come see what I did for summer! #homedecor #summer #decorate

Give your fireplace a seasonal makeover with these Summer Mantel Decor Ideas using hot pink and teal coastal accents, vases, sisal rope and candlesticks. Earlier this year, I decided to be more intentional about changing the mantel above our fireplace to…
Give your fireplace a seasonal makeover with these summer mantel decor ideas using hot pink and teal coastal accents, vases, sisal rope and candlesticks.
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Got an old wicker basket that could do with a makeover?  Here is a super easy idea how you can revamp and upcycle your old wicker baskets and bring them right up to date to fit in with your home decor. Hello Kenarry readers and a ‘Happy New Year’ to you…
Got an old wicker basket that could do with a makeover? Here is an easy idea how to revamp and upcycle your old wicker baskets and bring them up to date.
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Here's a peek at the easy Star Wars party favors we made for C1's birthday treat in May. His kindergarten friends loved them! #StarWars #birthday #partyfavors

Does your child love Star Wars? These free printable treat tags say “May the Force Be With You” and work great as Star Wars Party Favors for a birthday. You could also use them as valentines or lunch box notes for school! Disclosure: This blog post…
These free printable treat tags say "May the Force Be With You" and work great as Star Wars Party Favors for a birthday, valentines or lunch box notes.
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Oh yum! Which of these s'mores recipes would you try first? #recipe #dessert #chocolate

Take the classic marshmallow, chocolate and graham cracker treat up a notch or two with these 18 delicious S’mores Recipes. You’ll love these dessert ideas! Did you know there is a National S’mores Day? Me neither! Now THAT is a holiday we ought to be…
Take the classic marshmallow, chocolate and graham cracker treat up a notch or two with these 18 delicious s'mores recipes. You'll love these dessert ideas!
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Today we're sharing a tasty new recipe - Tortilla Crusted Chicken! It's a quick and easy dinner idea you can have on your table in no time. #recipe #chicken #food

This Tortilla Crusted Chicken recipe is made with crushed tortilla chips, chicken breasts and a few spices for a delicious easy dinner idea your family will love. Chicken is one of those staples in our day-to-day lives. I think we have it at least 1-2…
This Tortilla Crusted Chicken recipe is made with crushed tortilla chips, chicken breasts and a few spices for a delicious easy dinner idea for your family.
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I love festive holiday wreaths, don't you? These wreath ideas are perfect for the 4th of July! #4thofJuly #patriotic #wreath

Get ready to dress up your front door for Independence Day with one of these beautiful 4th of July Wreaths. Today we’re sharing 10 easy craft ideas for red, white and blue patriotic home decor. There’s nothing like a wreath to welcome someone into your…
Get ready to decorate for Independence Day with one of these 10 beautiful 4th of July Wreaths. You'll love these craft ideas for red, white and blue decor.
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Hosting Bible study at my house this past year, I discovered a universal truth: People don't open other people's closets. It doesn't matter if you have a large coat closet in your entry way. No one will hang their coats there. See how we easily solved the problem and made our entry way prettier at the same time. #ad

Learn how to make a coat rack by your front door using this easy DIY tutorial. This idea involves a wall-mounted board with large decorative coat hooks. Having a coat rack makes it clear and easy for guests to see where they should hang up their jackets,…
Learn how to make a coat rack by your front door using this easy DIY tutorial. This idea involves a wall-mounted board with large decorative coat hooks.
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Lifestyle blogger sharing ideas for recipes, crafts, decor, kids, technology, improvement and more!
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I'm the chief writer, crafter, cook and social media manager at Kenarry: Ideas for the Home, where we share ideas you'll find useful for your home, including projects we've done, recipes we've created, products we love and other ideas to implement at home. You'll discover ideas for crafts, home decor, technology, parenting, product recommendations and other topics you'll find of interest.

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