Category Archives: HOME & GARDEN

I’m Disconnecting My Daughter | How xFi Saved Family Time in our House

Screen time. It’s often necessary in my house, especially if I need to get work done…or plain just need a b-r-e-a-k. I  refer to it as my TV babysitter. 😉 And as the weather gets hotter in South Florida, the more I know I’ll rely on it. I usually consider myself a strict regulator…at least until lately. Spring Break broke my typical resolve…even during mealtimes. Now, I know I need to work on disconnecting my daughter. And I’m proud to say I found a little shortcut. Let me tell you about how Xfinity xFi saved family time in our home…

Disclosure: “How Xfinity xFi saved family time” was sponsored by Comcast. Personal story and thoughts are my own.

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5 Reasons Miami is Great for Families

When you think of Miami, what do you picture? South Beach, classical inspired villas and luxury hotels with in-ground pools? While Miami may have all of these things, it has so much more to offer. From fun-filled Jungle Island to the magnificent Vizcaya Museum and Gardens (I still need to go!), metro Miami is not just reserved for young college grads. It’s also a great place to raise a family and look into Miami real estate.

The most populated city in Florida, Miami-Dade County’s population continues to grow at 2.1% per year. What attracts people to Miami is not just the beautiful weather year round, but the culture and opportunities it provides for young people. Here are just 5 more reasons why Miami is a great place for families and children.

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MOMpreneur Monday: Lulo Design Kids Boca Raton

MOMpreneur: n. defined as a female business owner who is actively balancing the role of mom and the role of entrepreneur.

Welcome to our latest installment of MOMpreneur Monday, highlighting businesses and brands that were founded by female entrepreneurs and fellow Mommas!

Today’s featured Modern Boca MOMpreneurs (yep- three this week!) are Catalina Moscoso, Natalia Gutierrez & Paula Salazar, Partners of Lulo Design Kids Boca Raton!

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Chic Boca Raton Bathroom Makeover on a Budget

Living in New York City, our apartments never had more than one bathroom. Then we moved to Boca Raton and poof! Our fixer-upper house comes with 3.5. You might see this as a blessing…I saw it as 3.5 expensive intimidating projects (and more to clean- yuck!). The two bathrooms upstairs are simply sitting there in their full 1980’s glory…seashell shaped sinks, a bidet, brown fixtures…we’re pretty much the only people who see them (luckily). However, the 1.5 downstairs needed to be renovated…like yesterday, especially when we have guests over. So over holiday break, we decided to start with our powder room and give it the chic Boca Raton bathroom makeover it deserved…on a budget.

Boca Raton Bathroom Makeover
Powder Room BEFORE

#modernbocadad thought himself capable of tackling this project himself. (BTW, it’s appropriate his name is Andy…like “Handy Andy.” Get it??) And, I was game since all of the holiday shopping and hosting were rather rough on our budget this year. What could go wrong?

Boca Raton Bathroom Makeover

Well, quite a bit, but luckily my husband was able to handle it. You tend to find a lot of surprises when you re-do a house built in 1981! Loose electrical wires, poorly done drywall. It’s so much fun!

After a tiny bit of assistance from our plumber, Andy installed this Kohler toilet. I love that it has a low back and is all one piece which equals easy to clean. And at night it becomes a “disco potty” courtesy of this awesome seat that you can add to any elongated toilet in your home! 🙂 You’re welcome.

The shelves (only $33!!!) were purchased on Amazon along with the matching oil rubbed bronze toilet paper holder.

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Powder Room AFTER

Next was the Kohler pedestal sink. Ours isn’t available online, but this one is pretty close. I’m also pretty proud of the mirror we chose to hang over the sink. It’s an antique frame that I simply had a local glass company replace the broken mirror inside it for $30 bucks. I love re-purposing household objects!

I ordered this towel ring and matching waste basket to round out the look of the powder room. So what do you think? Vast improvement right??

Boca Raton bathroom makeover
Powder Room AFTER

Here’s the side by side Boca bathroom makeover “Before & After” shot: Boca Raton bathroom makeoverCan’t wait to tackle the guest bathroom next!

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