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CICOA Caregiver of the Year

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What does it take to be an extraordinary caregiver? CICOA is proud to recognize its three 2016 Caregiver of the Year finalists, each with an inspiring story of courage, sacrifice, strength and creativity while caring for another. The winner will be honored during CICOA’s annual Signature Breakfast. Each of these local, unpaid caregivers brings to the task a unique strength — an essential tool in their caregiver toolkit. Gayle Towles Nomination letter by daughter Kelli Towles “My dad, Gayle Towles, has said on numerous occasions that he...

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DIY Tassel Lamp

Posted by on 2:48 am in Blog, In the Home | 0 comments

Every once in a while summer likes to give us those rainy, gloomy days that tend to last for days at a time. Thankfully we’ve found a great project to brighten those melancholy days. We created a DIY tassel tutorial, which fair warning: will make you want to tassel everything! Today, we’ve refurbished a spare lampshade with some old embroidery thread. This bohemian style lamp is sure to improve any room setting. This project is easy, fun, and takes about an hour tops. We took an old lamp stand; spray painted it a vibrant orange and found a...

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Totes For Travel

Posted by on 8:15 pm in Fashion, Kits from Kit | 0 comments

For a long vacation or your next weekend getaway, carry everything you need in style this summer with these must-have grabs! 1. Reusable Shopper, $13 at Target: Unfold this space-saving bag for toting beach essentials, grocery shopping or visiting your vacation home’s local farmers market.  Vacation over? Use it to haul away dirty laundry. Plus, it comes in multiple prints! 2. Small backpack, $30 at Target: When you’re ready for adventure but don’t feel shouldering a load, opt for a backpack! This size is perfect for a summer...

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Tips & Trends, The Influentials

Posted by on 6:38 pm in Fashion, Featured, Kits from Kit | 0 comments

Update your closet with our four recommended staples. They won’t be here forever, so sport them while they’re hot and don’t spend a bundle. None of our featured four costs more than $40. Take our word for it. A darling cross-body bag, petite layered necklace, patterned pant and mod pair of heels will transform ho-hum summer outfits.   1. Gem Session Accessorize your summer outfits with a gem-adorned, layered necklace. Pair your minimalist metal with a casual outfit or a night-on-the-town look. Adjust the length to accommodate your...

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DIY Marbled Trinket Dish

Posted by on 3:38 pm in Blog, In the Home | 0 comments

Is your dresser becoming a mess? Are you spending that extra ten minutes in the morning searching for your missing earring? Tidy up the clutter with a few trinket dishes. The dainty bowls catch all the lose jewelry, hair ties, and bobby pins we tend to lose throughout the day. These DIY dishes make for cute and clever birthday presents, house-warming gifts or a pop of color to your counter space. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to create a unique and vibrant trinket dish for your dresser, vanity, desk, or side tables. Supplies: White,...

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DIY Floating Garden

Posted by on 9:04 pm in Blog, In the Home | 0 comments

Are you looking to spruce up a sunroom? Redecorate a porch, or add some flare around the house? We’ve got a great, simple way to revamp your dull space. Hanging gardens and macramé are back. These DIY, beaded plant hangers are a great activity to get you inspired to redecorate. Listed are seven easy steps to channel your inner retro side. Supplies needed: Natural twine Beads of your choice (15 for each plant hanger) Craft paint for wooden beads (optional) Scissors 1. Cut 5 lengths of twine about 2 ½ yards long. Make them slightly longer...

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We’re ‘Nailing’ These Summer Colors

Posted by on 12:21 am in Blog, Kits from Kit | 0 comments

Summer is really heating up outside. So as shoe fanatics, we’re breaking out our leather sandals, platform wedges, and embellished flip-flops. But before we do, ladies, we may want to re-evaluate our bare, winter toes. With the temperatures rising, upcoming vacations, and long workdays, there may not be enough time to see your pedicurist. Fortunately, we have you covered. We’ve picked out five polishes that you, too, can easily use to fix those winter woes.   “Go With the Lava Flow” This is a great summer shade. It’s a classic...

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A Lustrous Lake Ensemble

Posted by on 4:52 pm in Blog, Fashion, Kits from Kit | 0 comments

Memorial Day: the only Monday in the month of May Americans eagerly anticipate. No work, no stress, just fun. So what better way to kick off the beginning of summer with a trip to the lake? The long, celebratory weekend starts the first of many festive cookouts, boat parties and of course summer tan sessions. Featured is a list of what necessities should be included in your duffle bag for your exciting getaway. Swimsuit: This seersucker, halter-top is a great summer staple. Its slimming design flatters all body types. You can find this suit in...

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Stress Free Party Hosting

Posted by on 6:29 pm in Blog, Featured, In the Home | 0 comments

Summer is here and you know what that means: It’s time to party. But if you’re anything like me, just the thought of hosting an event in this post-Pinterest era can be intimidating. But lucky for us, Kit’s own Cassie Perry, a home and fashion guru and interior designer, is here to help. Cassie’s tips for keeping it simple and elegant make party planning a snap. So go ahead, host that graduation open house, invite old friends for dinner, or have girlfriends over for an evening in, instead of out. Life is short. Let us eat, drink and be...

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Put it in Neutral

Posted by on 1:46 pm in Errand Outfit, Fashion, Kits from Kit | 1 comment

How do you put together laid-back weekend outfits that are magically ready for anywhere the day takes you? It’s easy when you start with clean, classic pieces in neutral hues. Add a handbag and sandals that are new for spring, and a bright scarf to tie it all together. Like the trench? We’re giving away an Old Navy giftcard so you can purchase your very own! Be sure to enter below!  Trench twist. This short coat is more laid back than a traditional trench, making it the perfect layer for busy days. Cropped trench, $44 at Old...

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