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Your Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

Image by David Mark from Pixabay If you have the choice, then many of us wouldn’t really spend hours on end at the weekend clearing leaves out of the gutter. But when you are a homeowner and have a home to care for, it is likely to be your biggest investment. So being able to maintain it is a must. However, home maintenance can often feel like a bit of a daunting chore, especially if you are a bit of a reluctant handy-person who doesn’t know their way around a radiator or a boiler. The good news is that all …

Home Essentials Emergency Escape Plan with First Alert

Home Essentials: Emergency Escape Plan with First Alert

Thank you First Alert for sponsoring this post. Plan, practice, and repeat your escape plan with First Alert! Home ownership is no joke. From the down payment to the insurance to the actual maintenance, it can be a taxing and time-consuming process. I have been a homeowner a few years now and I am constantly surprised by my learning curve. Lawn care! Vent cleaning! Humidity assessment! Why don’t they teach these things in school?! Admittedly, my windows may be a bit grimy, but there is one home essential that I am not going to neglect… an emergency escape plan. And …

Whimsical Backyard Fairyland

Whimsical Backyard Fairyland

Guest Contributor: Brandy Angel Brandy is the talented photographer behind Brandy Angel Photography. Today she gives us an exclusive look at a client’s backyard oasis. Debra has worked so hard to create a peaceful oasis for herself and her family. As well as a beautiful place to allow her granddaughter to play and use her imagination. She managed to design a space for all of that and a place to entertain friends and family effortlessly.  The inspiration for the yard design and playhouse was taken from the overgrown, woodsy look it already had when they bought their home. It was …

Types of Shutters

Popular Shutter Styles for your Windows

When it comes to decorating your home, interior shutters are a great way of adding style, and they also offer many practical benefits. Each shutter style is completely versatile to its environment – you can choose a neutral shade that matches your existing décor, or you can add a burst of color to your room. Aside from looking beautiful, shutters can control your privacy, brighten any room, and aid temperature control. Full-height shutters Full-height shutters cover the full length of your windows in one panel and work well in every room. You can either have louvered shutters, which use slats …

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3 Tips for Making Your Home More Beautiful

Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay Your home is a place where you spend a huge amount of your time – which, of course, means that when your home is as uplifting and fun to be in as possible, your general mood and sense of well-being and appreciation for life, are likely to be significantly higher as well. There are various things that we look for in an uplifting and positive home environment. For example, comfort, practicality in terms of the space and appliances offered, et cetera. At the same time, though, beauty, and a strong aesthetic appeal are very important …

Colonial-Style Summer Celebration

Colonial-Style Summer Celebration

Guest Contributer: Becca Jones Becca is the head photographer for B. Jones Photography. Check out her site here. Vibrant Firs is a new wedding venue in Auburn, WA. It has a charming Colonial structure right by the lake, dock access, barn, gazebo, and 50 acres of land. Its exterior paint and front door design left a great impression on our first visit. As soon as we pull in the roundabout driveway, at the end of the brick path is the tiffany blue and white painted, column entrance. Along with the lake view, we immediately decide that we will be setting …

Little Colorado Toy Boxes

Home & Design: Little Colorado Wooden Toy Boxes

There’s nothing quite like a toddler to ruin interior decor. Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely adore my child. But between crayons, toy sets, the endless party favors, and cookie crumbs, it’s like a pint-size tornado is tearing through the living room on the daily. My meticulously styled, serene retro-chic home has been taken over by a 3-year-old hoarder. That’s why Little Colorado and their gorgeously crafted toy boxes are today’s home design quick pick. Solid wood, sturdy construction, and a beautifully classic design, this Captain’s Chest wooden toy box is perfection. It is large enough to hold toys both …

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Tips On Creating The Ideal Sleep Environment

Photo by Rhema Kallianpur on Unsplash There are all kinds of reasons as to why getting a good night’s sleep is important in our lives. From improved health to better concentration, you can see some of the benefits of sleep here. But if you struggle to sleep well at night, there are some active steps you can take. You might cut down on your caffeine intake, for example, and you might eat sleep-friendly foods in place of anything too heavy for your late night snack. Another way to improve your chances of a good night’s sleep is to create a more relaxing bedroom …