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Guest Picks: Set Up a Comfy Guest Room

Soft and warm, these neutral-toned furnishings and accessories will make guests feel welcomed with open arms Full Story
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Anthony Smith
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Thanks for the compliment, Anthony. Please let us know if you have any questions about them we can answer.
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What Goes With Granite Counters?

Coordinate your kitchen finishes beautifully by choosing colors that complement granite’s natural tones Full Story
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Dura Supreme Cabinetry
This granite counter choice goes great with the natural cherry cabinetry....


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Budget Decorator: 10 Ways to Deck Out Your Patio

Hang a vintage sign here and some inexpensive curtains there, for a patio or deck that looks polished and pulled together Full Story
     Comment   July 14, 2014
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stefan venter
1. if you have a problem with strong winds use a sleeper piece of wood to keep door open. nice and heavy, kids dont pick it up...and dogs dont chew on it like those stupid plastic stops. ad a rope for convience.

2. old paletes as a frame with a steel plate painted with chaulk board paint. it magnetic and nice and handy in the kitchen for messages etc. i used a set of old spoons that we never used...but you can what ever you want.
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gusmom61
Thank you pursekeys for the info on the chairs! I love the Windsor type back on them. We have some of the same type of spring rocking chairs made of iron and love them for their comfort, durability, and beauty. But ours have a squared back with a knob on either side. I can't tell you how many times I have bent over and nearly knocked myself in the head on one of those knobs! Thank you again!
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Kitchen Counters: Quartzite Offers Strength and Beauty

Eye-catching patterns and a natural pedigree make durable quartzite a popular alternative to granite and marble Full Story
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Hi Amy, wow! I didn't know you could do that. Was it difficult? Please tell us more.

It looks great!
July 19, 2014 at 12:42am     
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Amy
We hired Todd Baker from Aspire Design to do the lighting. It is an acrylic box with LED light strips running through it. The quartzite is then installed on top of the acrylic box. We really loved working with Todd. He was professional, honest & reliable. Wish I could say the same for all of the other contractors!

6541 North Orange Blossom Trail
Orlando, FL 32810
(407)-682-3380
www.AspireGlass.com
July 21, 2014 at 8:09am     
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A First-Time Buyer’s Guide to Home Maintenance

Take care of these tasks to avoid major home hassles, inefficiencies or unsightliness down the road Full Story
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ck2b
Live in a very warm climate - so thankfully don't have to do most of this! Except repainting and checking caulking/seals. Just bought a new place on a slab and the weep holes need to be re-drilled and it has no insulation but will be installing it.
July 14, 2014 at 8:39pm     
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Great Ideabook Christine! Thanks for the feature! Feel free to reach out to us for any other advice or professional input you so require.

Cheers - G&S
July 20, 2014 at 7:41pm   
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Guest Picks: A Mirror for Every Wall

Simple to showstopping, these mirrors fit every need — and every room in the home Full Story
     Comment   July 7, 2014
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Sauve
lisadoll ~ I think you need to make a mirror. Martha Stewart had a tutorial some time ago. It is a process by it is also a great look!
July 21, 2014 at 4:29pm   
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lisadoll
Another confession?!
I've made more than a few mirrors already.
Although I do❤️Martha, I haven't yet watched her tutorial. Martha and I have some things in common.. I volunteer at federal prisons , and although I'm not as "crafty"( pun intended) , I'm sure we MUST have mutual friends
July 21, 2014 at 7:20pm   
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Houzz Tour: A Modern Take on a Montana Log House

Multiple buildings form a vacation compound that's more like environmental art than architecture Full Story
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stephcoulson
incredible, perfectly nestled into the landscape. The best I've seen on houzz, breathtaking, thankyou.
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pescaderoray
When you build your house out of firewood you don't need a heating system
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9 Exit Strategies for Your Clutter

How to efficiently — and regularly — rid your home of the things you don’t want Full Story
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lookylou2
It's been very inspiring reading the decluttering advice offered! I'm going to start... tomorrow. Really.
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tekkiemom
Our local school holds an annual kids flea market in the gym. When my kids were little I would buy them a table each ($5) and they would go through their toys and decide what they no longer wanted and sell them. Because they took good care of their toys they often sold out before the end of the day. Out of their earnings they would pay me back for the table and they got to keep the rest. It made it much easier for them to let go of things and taught them some good skills - arranging the items, figuring out how much to charge, when to discount the non-selling items, making change, etc. Good times.
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See Your Name in Lights

Marquee letters have moved from the carnival to the home, bringing all of the fun with them Full Story
     Comment   June 30, 2014
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roxieks
FosterWeld are these LED lights? If not, still interested!
July 7, 2014 at 11:40am   
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roxieks
FosterWeld address refers to belt buckles? I could not contact you
July 7, 2014 at 11:46am   
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10 Great Ways to Unplug and Tune In to Nature

Whether you pledge to camp out or just promise yourself a stroll, these ideas will help you heed the call of the outdoors Full Story
     Comment   June 30, 2014
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onthecoast1
My eldest daughter's birthday is in mid-May and she had a few slumber parties outside in a big camping tent. They roasted marshmallows over the fire bowl and got sick on Smores. My middle child's birthday is in August so she always had pool parties. My son's was in early March when it's still on the cool side, so we ate inside, but did have a few games setup in the yard, like a bow and arrow with a target and a pinata, and we did a scavenger hunt one year. We had a large 8' long wood picnic table that was well used when the kids were younger. Grilled hot dogs and hamburgers aren't expensive to feed a crowd so we served them at every party. Fun times. :-) For summer activities with kids, you can't go wrong with a fire bowl, picnic table, trampoline, and pool -- none broke the bank and they used them more than anything else we had, even the dirtbikes and 4-wheeler.
June 30, 2014 at 12:30pm   
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Dar Eckert
I like the bocce ball court, we just do it on the lawn but grass & lumps make the action unpredictable.
July 1, 2014 at 12:53pm     
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To-Dos: Your July Home Checklist

Get your safety and housekeeping ducks in a row so you can splash into carefree summer fun Full Story
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alibonelli
I'm happy to report I am all up to date on this
list. First time that has ever happened! Off to enjoy the sun:)
July 6, 2014 at 11:56am   
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sunnie2day
@Louise Gibbons, I have friends in the Southern Hemisphere (NZ and Oz), they print the articles and comments to read and apply at the time right for their areas.
July 7, 2014 at 1:38pm   
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