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Make Your Home Fun For The Whole Family

Photo by Daria Shevtsova from Pexels You want your home to be a place where your family can relax, grow, and recover the energy they need to take on the outside world, sure, but that’s something else your home should be, too. Fun. If you make the effort to make your property a place that’s fun for the whole family, then you’ll be able to create many a happy family, on both an individual and collective level. But how do you go about doing this? We take a look at a few ways below. Individual Spaces While you’ll want to focus on creating …

Plan Ahead with First Alert

Home & Design: Plan ahead with First Alert

Thank you First Alert for sponsoring this post. First Alert 10-year sealed battery alarms offer hassle-free protection that helps keep your home and family protected for a decade! #LiveWithA10 My whole life I have been a “planner”. As a child, I would lay out my school clothes the night before in preparation for class. As a teenager, I would meticulously map out a driving route and hand write out the directions (yes, this was pre-smart phones!). As a twenty-something professional, I spent countless hours rehearsing work presentations and anticipating every possible colleague’s question. But a lifetime of being a planner …

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Common Things That Can Cause Damage To Your Home and How To Avoid Them

Featured Image by glynn424 on Pixabay If you are a homeowner then it can be a great time as you look to make your home as you want it. Decorating it and renovating can be a really fun thing to do. But at some point in your life as a homeowner, there will be things that do start to go wrong from time to time. General wear and tear is a pretty common thing that occurs, as well as other things such as impact from the weather, as well as human error that can cause an issue at home. The …

Farmhouse Renovation

Colonial Home gets a Farmhouse Makeover

Guest Writer: Jenn Sollitto Jenn is the talented photographer behind Designs Hobby Photography. Visit her website here for more information. This outdated Colonial home received a beautiful “Farmhouse-style” makeover. Family owned since 1927 this Colonial home had seen some updates over the decades. The kitchen had been last updated in 1968 and the exterior was stained brown at some point, so it was definitely time for a change. The owners first inspiration was to restore the house to its original color… white. Before: After: The second inspiration was for the home to have a welcoming farmhouse look. For the outside …

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Can’t Relax At Home? 5 Causes Of Stress In Your House

Photo courtesy of Erika Wittlieb from Pixelbay. A house truly becomes a home when you see it as your sanctuary. When the rest of the world seems intent on stressing you out, your home is the one place you should be able to feel safe, relaxed, and generally happy. However, for many of us out there, this, unfortunately, isn’t the case. If your home isn’t giving you the comfort that you need, so much so that you try to avoid being there, then something needs to change. Here are five possible causes of stress in your home. 1. Messy Spaces …

Mosaic Tile Outlet

Backsplash Sampling with Mosaic Tile Outlet

Who here is in the market for a new kitchen backsplash?! *Raises hand emphatically!* I personally am looking to update my space and honestly feel a bit overwhelmed by the whole process. Where do I buy tile for a backsplash? How much will it cost? And most importantly, how will I know it’ll work in the kitchen? Luckily, I’ve discovered Mosaic Tile Outlet! And with their easy-to-use sampling service and straightforward pricing, all my questions have been answered. As a first-time homeowner, upgrading the kitchen backsplash is a bit of a daunting renovation. So when I Mosaic Tile Outlet asked …

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Should You Make Upgrades To Your Home When You’re Planning To Move?

Many homeowners find themselves facing a tough conundrum when considering whether to make upgrades to their home: They very much want the upgrades, and feel that their home will be significantly improved by renovation work, but… … they are planning to sell their home in the relatively near future. If you experience this problem for yourself, you’ll likely find yourself trapped between two thoughts in particular. On the one hand, you could make your preferred upgrades, allowing you to enjoy the property until you reach a point where you’re ready to sell, and then hopefully recoup the costs of the …

American Gothic Formal Dining - Bethany Melvin Photography

American Gothic: Formal Dining’s Hottest Trend

Guest Writer: Bethany Melvin The ridiculously talented photographer behind Bethany Melvin Photography gives us insight into an up-and-coming design trend. Visit her site here! This styled shoot features all things non-traditional. Our goal was to do everything opposite of tradition. A winter wedding, a tattooed bride in a black dress, a groom without a formal suit and the unassuming beauty of unkept farm structures aren’t typically the first things you think of as a dream wedding, but there is so much beauty in the unfamiliar.  Alyssa from Walker Her Down The Aisle put the table together for this shoot. We …