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  Fall is coming, along with its stunning colors. If you’re looking for a little inspiration for home decoration, take a cue from Mother Nature and incorporate the season’s palette into your design choices and decorating projects. What better place to look for ideas than Pinterest? As you can imagine, pumpkins play a starring roll in the fall-colors Pinterest...

Photo via Frankottegroup.com Just because the fall is here, it doesn’t mean it’s time to close up your garden for the winter. In fact, depending on your location, there are plenty of different types of plants and veggies you can plant in the winter that will bloom and grow during the next few months. Why not supplement those tomatoes, peas and peppers with fresh...

Photo via midwestliving.com   Autumn is one of the best decoration seasons — so many beautiful colors and interesting shapes in leaves and gourds, so many textures to work with. It’s a DIY crafter’s dream. Thinking of doing a little decorating this fall but don’t know where to start? There are so many options it’s worth breaking them down into categories....

Fall is around the corner, and with the chilly air comes the opportunity to decorate your home using bright autumn colors and more pumpkins than you can shake a stick at. Pinterest is, as always, a treasure trove of ideas. Browsing the fall home décor pages is enough to make you long for a cool autumn night and a big slice of pumpkin pie. Here are some of the most...

  In a perfect world we’d all have millions to use in renovating our homes. Shabby bathrooms would magically become luxurious spas. Grungy kitchens would transform into bright, state-of-the-art cuisines. But in the world we live in, most of us have to make do with much lower-budget fixes. Thank goodness you can still do a lot to improve your abode with a limited...

Posted on Aug 26 2013 - 4:00pm by Dayna Hathaway
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A backyard can be many things: a showroom for perfectly maintained grass, the setting for a lazy hammock, the context for a charcoal grill. These are all great, but really your yard isn’t living up to its potential if it isn’t a site for fun, fun, and more fun. The options are endless. Need ideas? Here are some great ones. Games Backyards are perfect for games...

Posted on Jul 22 2013 - 7:00am by Jessica Johnson
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Last year, my friend Anna wrote an article for organizing summer with kids.  It was so fun, I asked her if she had any new ideas for this summer and she did! Here is part five of the Summer Fun by the Weekday series – Jessica Johnson Most of our week is spent doing chores, reading, and having a fun family activity. Sometimes there is little time for playing with...

  Long summer afternoons are the perfect time to do some delayed home improvements. While you’re at it, considering taking on an extra project or two to add a little something special to your home or yard. Here are a few good ideas—ranging from easy to difficult—to keep you busy. 1. Make a striped doorway with washi tape. If you’ve always dreamed of spicing...

Posted on Jun 21 2013 - 10:55pm by Dayna Hathaway
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  Long summer days call for some extra creativity to keep the little ones occupied. Once you’ve exhausted the week’s pool time and visited every play space you can afford, you might wonder how to while away the hours. Thank goodness the Internet is full of seriously creative people who are really into sharing their brainstorms. Parenting blogs are overflowing...

    The acidity of vinegar makes it a great natural germ-fighting cleaner for many areas of the house. It’s also very affordable! That’s the good part. The bad…  well, vinegar may be a good disinfecting cleaner, but it sure does smell rather awful! Image by Lenore Edman   Even if you’re committed to cleaning with vinegar, others in your household may challenge you due to the smell. But you have options. Don’t give up on cleaning with vinegar! ...