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Purple on the Outside

Are shades of grape, eggplant, lavender and plum the most daring colors for a home’s exterior? Full Story
     Comment   September 11, 2014
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Paula Lewis
Purple is an earth tone.
10 hours ago   
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whynottryit
Purple is elemental...the sky at sunset, a storm cloud rolling, veins bulging in anger; purple is passion, royal, fun. What's not to love?!?
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5 Ways to Pare Down Your Stuff — Before It Gets in the Door

Want to free up some room around the house? Rethink gift giving, give yourself a shopping mantra and just say, ‘No, thank you’ to freebies Full Story
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Marjorie Bull
Is it useful--does it make my life easier? Is it beautiful? Is it a memento of a special person or moment? If I love it for one of those reasons, it is entitled to a place in my house. If not, out it must go--or not come in in the first place.

Alas! I am one who has a great appreciation of things, and nearly everything I own seems precious to me. To help me let go of some of it, I have a "blessing box." When something ought to be given away, I can part with it more easily by reminding myself that I'm not throwing it out, I'm remembering what a blessing it has been to me and now that my time with it is ending, sending it forth to become a blessing to someone else.
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pennyleone1
I had a disabled Aunt that worked for the Goodwill. She has since passed on. When I donate my things I think of the joy she had working at that thrift store and the life that it gave her. When I think I might want to store something or am tempted to hang on to an item I am really not using, I simply think of Aunt Linda and I joyfully give it away. Rarely but every now and then, I might think, why did I get rid of that item, but then I remember how those items help others. It's a great feeling and I can park both cars in a spotless garage:)
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To-Dos: Your September Home Checklist

Boost the comforts of home for fall with a few of these ideas for stocking up and staying cozy Full Story
     Comment   September 5, 2014
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victoran
Any ideas on how to get a fresh smelling dryer? Seems after drying all the "guy" shirts...the dryer smells like old socks.
last Saturday at 10:17PM   
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pbsch
Oxford007… Love the comment about stocking up the bar! And, Laura, you're right about making the family room cozy. That's my goal this month: we've got dark tile, dark walls, and dark cabinetry, so warming it up is a challenge. I've got a start with red sofas, silver shag area rugs, and silver throw pillows.
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14 Fab Black and White Home Projects

Add a dash of cool sophistication with DIY touches as hip as they are budget friendly Full Story
     Comment   August 22, 2014
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anglawrence1
I love the idea of turning my living room, currently beach tones, into a dramatic black and white theme. What do readers think of this when the floors are a warm American Cherry hardwood? I always thought cool colors against the warm wood would look wierd. Any thoughts? Thanks.
September 1, 2014 at 10:28PM   
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no.7 reminds me of this hallway we did...also, made 2 paintings like in no.1, but I did mine on canvas...paper would've been a lot easier to frame!!
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10 Chores You Can Whip Through During Commercials

Use ad time for getting tasks done, and it’s like fast-forwarding your house into cleanliness Full Story
     Comment   August 22, 2014
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Becky Harris
pdmcnair, absolutely not, veg away if that is your desire, I'm sure you've earned it! I just realized my dishwasher was not getting emptied quite as quickly with in the DVR/streaming age. When my house is messy or the laundry is piling up, I make myself work through a few commercial breaks and though I would share. I also noticed that watched coffee pots never seem to brew - I like to accomplish little tasks while waiting on my morning java as well.
September 3, 2014 at 12:56PM     
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belisima
oconnorm, it's a great idea. My cousin and I live in different countries, but we have a long phone conversation at least once a month. We considered Skype, but gave up on it because we realized that during our chat we both take care of laundry, tiding up etc.
September 9, 2014 at 9:27PM     
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