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7 House Projects to do Before the Snow flies

Winter will arrive before you know it. There are things that must be done every year yet some of us, me included, need to be reminded. Yard Work Put the lawn mower away (Whoo hoo!) that is unless like me you use it to mulch up the leaves. Make sure […]

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6 All Natural Ways to Freshen Your Home with Fall Scents

Fall is here and you know what that means- warm fuzzy feelings, boots, colorful leaves and spicy autumn scents to make your home smell fantastic for the upcoming season. This year, avoid the toxic chemicals found in artificial scents and opt for an all natural approach. Here are 6 easy […]

Live in a Tourist Hub? 5 Ways to Survive Family Guests

Live in a Tourist Hub? 5 Ways to Survive Family Guests

If you live in a highly desirable area, you may be inundated with guests. Family and friends are always loved but sometimes surviving their visits can be tricky. Here are few tips to keep the peace, and make you the hostess with the most-est will minimal effort. Clean and Equip […]

Prescription for a Better Home Mood: Paint Your Walls Happy

Prescription for a Better Home Mood: Paint Your Walls Happy

Walls painted in neutral colors are a favorite of house flippers. A neutral palette, after all, is reliable and flexible for home staging purposes. And it’s cheap to buy in bulk. But after awhile it’s a complete ho-hum bore to live with and can even have a negative impact on […]

6 Multipurpose Tools for Your Kitchen

6 Multipurpose Tools for Your Kitchen

Life’s not easy for those of us with a big heart for cooking, but a small kitchen to work with. A stroll through the aisles of a kitchen goods store leaves us feeling down. So many magnificent tools—but so little cupboard space to store them in! If space is a […]

Candles: 8 Things You Need to Know Before You Light Up

Candles: 8 Things You Need to Know Before You Light Up

Few things can create or shift a mood, or transform an environment or space, as well as candle light. And as St. Francis once quipped: “All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle.” But if you regularly use them in your home or office, […]

7 Eco-Friendly Ways to Decorate Your Living Room

7 Eco-Friendly Ways to Decorate Your Living Room

Homebuyers are becoming more and more concerned with sustainability, but they also want to live in beautifully decorated homes. Not a problem! Here are some eco-friendly and unique ideas for you to use when decorating your living room. Carve Out Some Cardboard Shelves If you’ve ever found yourself with a […]

8 Tips for Cleaning Your Home in a Hurry

8 Tips for Cleaning Your Home in a Hurry

It’s been a busy week, and your house is a little worse for wear. No problem—except your mom/neighbor/friend has just announced that they will be over in 20 minutes for a quick visit. Yikes! It’s next to impossible to do a solid deep clean in just 20 minutes, but it […]

6 Simple Autumn Dinners

6 Simple Autumn Dinners

Days get shorter and schedules get hectic. Who has time to plan long, labor-intensive meals every day? Hearty meals that require minimal effort but pack a significant nutritional punch are the perfect antidote to busy weekdays. Check out our list of quick, easy, and healthy meals perfectly suited for fall. […]

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6 Meaningful Ways to Decorate With Travel Souvenirs

It’s easy to go a little overboard with travel souvenirs. While you’re on that perfect trip, it’s so tempting to pick up anything and everything that will remind you of whichever special place you’re visiting. Yet, before you know it, you’re back home unpacking piles of questionable purchases that will eventually […]