- Thursday, 17 November 2011 10:23
The holidays can become stressful. Many people feel pressured to put on a big show but this can be your biggest mistake. The most important thing about hosting any event is to not over-extend; if you take on more than you can handle it will be impossible for you to enjoy yourself. Here are a few easy Thanksgiving ideas and tips that will make great additions to your party and keep you stress-free.
- Thursday, 27 January 2011 11:15
- Tuesday, 30 November 2010 11:33
I grew up out in the country, and we always had a real Christmas tree. It was our family tradition to go out in the woods and find the perfect tree. Well, honestly, it was more tradition that Dad always picked one too big and then lopped off the top, meaning we had some gosh ugly Christmas trees over the years.
When I moved to the city to an apartment, I shifted to an artificial Christmas tree. There were some real trees for sale, but they were very expensive. Also, I was concerned about carpet damage and perhaps losing my security deposit. We make decisions for various reasons. Those were mine.
Now, I’m back in my home town. I could easily go back to a real Christmas tree and have considered it. Going to the woods or even the tree lot is fun. Real trees are very pretty, and they smell terrific.
- Friday, 5 November 2010 10:24
- Friday, 22 October 2010 10:37
- Tuesday, 19 October 2010 9:42
Choosing the right paint color for a room can be an overwhelming task for most of us. You walk into a paint store, grab a bunch of paint chips and on a whim decide to purchase two gallons of Benjamin Moore Moroccan Red for your dining room. Once you get home though and start painting it on the walls you realize that you made a big mistake and just wasted $70 on paint that you will never use. So how can you find a paint color that is going to work for you?
- Wednesday, 13 October 2010 9:39
- Friday, 1 October 2010 10:07
Should I be embarrassed to tell you that we don’t own a proper bed in our master bedroom? Nearly five years ago, we moved into a new home, relegated our queen size bed to the guestroom and upgraded to a king; a king size mattress, box spring and frame. We always intended on purchasing a real bed, but didn’t want to be hasty in making a purchase. Then, we settled into our new home, life moved on and we’ve just never made it a priority.
- Tuesday, 7 September 2010 9:47
How often do you have overnight guests? Is it just once a year or do you put up guests on a more regular basis? No matter how frequently company comes and stays over, you want their stay to be as comfortable and welcoming as possible. That’s why we’ve put together a list of essentials for the perfect guest room.
- Friday, 3 September 2010 8:40
You’ve just moved into a new place. The walls are bare and stark white. You’d like to add some pizzazz, but finances are tight and pricy artwork just isn’t in your budget. Aside from painting the walls, which can transform the feel of any room, you can add visual interest easily and inexpensively by making your own wall hangings by stretching fabric over a wood frame, much like a canvas.