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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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mrsben
Re my comment above. In my footnote, it should have read ...(or youth size desk).
Sorry about that.
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Don't forget a comfy mattress! How about one with covers that zip off and can be washed in your washing machine at home so you can keep the mattress as impeccable as the rest of the room for years to come? www.somniumbeds.com
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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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Tara Shewchuk
Nice granite and double ovens with cooktop
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franciscacharles
Like my black with white stripes countertop in kitchen Island
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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
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Peggy O'Neil Pineiro
Fun with wind chimes!
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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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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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s m
Hi Amy, wow! I didn't know you could do that. Was it difficult? Please tell us more.

It looks great!
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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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!
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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
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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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faithrose
Awesomeness!
How refreshing
July 15, 2014 at 8:35pm   
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Tanya Hajduk
Love the idea "to make the structures appear like shadows in the forest". A beautiful and restful effect (see 6th photo from bottom).
July 16, 2014 at 1:43am   
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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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flgrandma
I noticed that we mostly concentrated on clothing and various household items, but in this 'paperless" time my focus is ridding myself of paper. Some tips that have worked for me. 1. My first stop after the mailbox is the recycling bins. Most mail doesn't even make it into the house. 2. Join https://www.catalogchoice.org and use it. It's amazing how much junk mail you can stop. Referring back to number 1. If it's a catalog that you don't want then send that information to Catalog Choice and then recycle. 3. Have your files set up to accept those items that you want or need to keep. 4. I have six bins of various colors (you may need more or less) where I keep paper items that I use often. Of course each bin is a different catagory. It works great. You're even allowed "need to file" and "need to finish' bins. 5. All newspapers and magazines have a time limit and are either recycled or passed on by that date. If you want to keep articles, you don't need the whole publication, just cut out your article and place it in the correct bin or file. This system has really helped me.
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Lisa Rogers
flgrandma, I totally agree. Most people don't realize how much space paper takes up in the house. Over the last 4 years, I have been purging the paper collected from a 25+ year small business, which led to the purging of personal paperwork as well. Moving from one state to another really brought it home, as moving companies charge by weight.

I was introduced to recycling in CA in the early 80's, and brought it back home with me. Newspapers go quickly. I send all magazines with my husband to his workplace so others can enjoy. Catalogues go into recycling same day.

I've set up folders on my computer to store digital files of bank and credit card statements, as well as any other tax related or important information. Whenever I have a an hour or so during the day, I'll open a drawer and purge. It's amazing how much is unneeded.
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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
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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
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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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