24 Tasty Ways To Decorate Your Kitchen Walls
We fully believe in having art in every room in your home. (We call it the LOOvre, after all!) And there are so many beautiful food and drink themed prints, posters, and photos out there that they just make sense in the kitchen. Here are our top 24 favorites—all good enough to eat! And a few of the artists will even be at Re:Make, our event coming up in just a few short weeks! Bon appetit!
1. Castelfranco on Black ($115): This stunning print is of one of the lesser known members of the radicchio family—the castelfranco. We love this print and the fact that the artist will be at Re:Make!
2. Summer Plums ($85): Consider this simplified plum painting our ode to stone fruit.
3. Live for Ice Cream (from $19): We’re sweet on this simple print. Plus, we love the fact that it comes in so many sizes. It’s sure to fit any decor.
4.For the Love of Pho ($22): Will we be ordering one of these deconstructed pho prints? Pho sho’.
5. Seasonal Fruit & Vegetable Poster ($18): Not only is this gold and craft paper poster beautiful, it’s also incredibly useful! It tells you when all of your favorite produce is in season. (You can get one of these at Re:Make, too!)
6. Mushroom Specimen Poster ($24): Add some French fungi flair with this print that looks like it’s straight out of a field guide.
7. Let’s Toast ($12): This cheeky little poster comes four different colors. It will find a home in your kitchen no matter your color scheme.
8. Herbs Watercolor Prints ($50): These simple prints look great when grouped together. And they’d be equally at home in your dining room or kitchen.
9. Alphabet Food (free): Originally designed as alphabet cards for a toddler, these food prints are free to print. Use photo paper to make them frame-worthy.
11. Mini Breakfast Food Prints ($50): These prints look like something you’d find in a 1950s diner.
12. Simplifood Prints ($17 each): We can’t decide which of these we like best. Maybe it’s time to order the whole colorful set!
13. Measuring Spoons ($20): Add a kitchen utensil print to your space for good…measure.
14. State by Food Print ($20): What food is your state known for? This print lists them all.
16. Blueberry Print ($30): Enjoy your favorite summer fruit all year long with this print. We love the polka dot vibe. (Note: we think it’d be fun to DIY one of your own, too!)
17. Three Machines ($10): This poster of a work by artist Wayne Thiebaud is sweet enough to give you a toothache!
18. Beer/Food Prints ($44): Get these pairing posters for your favorite hops-loving friend.
20. Cheese Plate Print ($45): There is cheese involved. Of course we want this print.
21. Oil & Water Abstract ($17): If you want something a bit more conceptual, this oil and water print is the perfect mix.
22. Paris Baguettes ($75): Carb lovers, this photo is for you. Paleo friends, look but don’t touch.
23. Typographic Food Prints ($73): You knew there had to be some typography on this list. These prints are too good for words.
24. Tomatoes Are Red ($16): We can almost taste the tomatoes in this photo. Caprese salad, anyone?
How do you decorate your kitchen? Would you use any of these prints? Tell us which of these is your favorite in the comments!
Welcome to Selfmade Finance School, our new money series with Block Advisors to help small business owners with their tax, bookkeeping, and payroll needs year-round. This week, we explore the tax implications of bringing family members into your business.
The question for today is this: Does hiring your family members make sense for your business? Let me be clear. This is not a piece about whether hiring your family members makes sense for your relationships with those family members. As someone who is part of a family business, I could fill up a lot more than 600 words on my opinions about that. For today's purposes, we focus on whether it makes sense from an overall "good business and tax implication" perspective. As it turns out, there is a decent amount of tax nuance when it comes to employing your family. Let's break it down based on relationship to the employee:
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Spouses Who Are In Business Together
Personally, if I had to be in business with my husband, it would not go well. However, many couples build viable, strong businesses together and I say, good for them! Depending on how you have your business entity structured, it will make a big difference on the tax treatment of you and your spouse working as partners. Because a business jointly owned and operated by a married couple is generally treated as a partnership for Federal tax purposes, the spouses must comply with filing and record keeping requirements imposed on partnerships and their partners. The election to file two Schedule C (Form 1040) forms, (one for each spouse) permits certain married co-owners to avoid filing partnership returns, provided that each spouse separately reports a share of all the businesses' items of income, gain, loss, deduction, and credit. Under the election, both spouses will be subject to self-employment tax and on net earnings from self-employment and receive credit for Social Security earnings.
One Spouse Employs Another
If you have a dynamic where your spouse is an employee of your business, then your spouse's wages are subject to income tax withholding, Social Security and Medicare taxes. If you are self-employed (not a corporation or a partnership), your spouse's pay does not have to be included in your federal unemployment tax account (FUTA) contributions and payments. However, if your business is a corporation or a partnership you must include that spouse's pay in your unemployment tax contribution calculation.
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You Employ Your Child
First, let's be clear. I work in my family business, but I am an adult, so I am treated just like a normal employee. However, if you, for example, run a family restaurant and want to hire your children under 18 to work for you, there are some tax benefits. But first, you should check with your state for rules on how many hours minors can work (in non-agricultural jobs) and reference the Fair Labor Standards Act for information on limitations on the kinds of work children can perform.
"This is an often overlooked or under-utilized strategy. Paying your children for true services they provide in your business can be a powerful tax-saving tool," says Cathi Reed, Block Advisors Regional Director. "If you are a sole-proprietorship or single member LLC, and the child is less than 18 years of age, the business is not required to withhold FICA or payroll taxes. The child can use his or her standard deduction against income you pay."
You Hire Your Parent
Oh dear. If you are brave enough to do this, know that you will need to pay Social Security and Medicare taxes on your parent's wages and make the appropriate withholdings, but you don't have to pay unemployment taxes. Now all you have to do is convince your parent that you are the boss. Have fun with that!
Is Hiring Family Members Worth It For The Tax Benefits?
"There are some positive tax advantages to hiring family members. It's important to treat a family member like any other employee. Hiring your children can result in substantial savings for businesses. Make sure your child has real, age-appropriate work to do and a reasonable pay rate, comparable to other employees. Consult with a Block Advisors small business certified tax pro to ensure that you are complying with all requirements," advises Reed. "Block Advisors, a team within H&R Block, is dedicated to meeting the tax, bookkeeping and payroll needs of small business owners year-round. To start working with the tax experts at Block Advisors, visit blockadvisors.com."
In my opinion, you should not hire a family member solely because of the tax benefits. You should always hire based on whether that person is right for the job and keep in mind how this hire could materially impact your relationship with that person and others in your family. Finally, as I mentioned, make sure you have a tax professional on your team when making these determinations. As you can see, things can get a little tricky!
*All details were sourced from IRS.gov and blockadvisors.com