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Top 4 Outdoor Design Trends for 2014

The snow is still flying in the northern–and some not so northern–parts of the United States. However, it will be spring soon, and that means outdoor entertainment season. Now is a good More »

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Home Improvement Trends That Add Value and Function

Your home is likely your biggest investment, so it makes sense to improve it with projects that add to its value. The right home improvement projects can improve your home’s comfort and More »

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Planting Flower Bulbs In Fall

Flowers that grow from bulbs are prized for their beauty and often fragrant flowers.   Blooms from bulbs typically make their show in the early spring and sometimes on into the summer, however More »

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Add Some Curb Appeal

One of 2013’s hottest home improvement trends is focusing on how the home looks and feels on the outside.  According to Better Homes and Gardens readers  –  “the percentage of homeowners who More »

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The Garden Border

For all you Gardeners out there, if you really want to bump up the appeal and dramatically improve your landscape, plant garden borders to accent your walkways, fences, lawns or paths. Garden More »

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Bathroom Updates That Personalize and Add Value

Every year homeowners will spend on average 16,000 to 20,000 dollars on a simple bathroom renovation and up to 50,000 on a more upscale remodel.  Thankfully, there are less expensive options. Rather More »

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Creative Container Gardens

From apartment balconies, redwood decks to the estate entryway, the container garden will not only accent your landscape but add a bit of personality to your garden or patio.  Just about every More »

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Reading Between the Walls With DEWALT Tools

How many times have you tried to hang a large piece of wall art, mirror, window hardware or any other heavy item on the wall without worrying about what’s on the other More »

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Designer and Discounted – Joss & Main

“For those who delight in discovery, the thrill of the find, and a daily dose of design inspiration, Joss & Main is a premier members-only site that offers limited-time sales on the More »

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Gorgeous Greys

As E.L. James’ Trilogy; Fifty Shades of Grey are selling out in bookstores, the leaders in paint are creating their own fifty shades of this diverse and ever-growing popular color.  No longer More »

The Many Benefits Of A Potager

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It’s that time of year again, the weather is nice and we’re spending more time outdoors, and for the gardener; planning what to grow for the season’s harvest.  As most gardeners will tell you, there’s something about getting your hands in the earth and growing your own food that not only benefits your kitchen but can be therapeutic for the soul, helping to distress from our busy lives.

Top 4 Outdoor Design Trends for 2014

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The snow is still flying in the northern–and some not so northern–parts of the United States. However, it will be spring soon, and that means outdoor entertainment season. Now is a good time to plan and budget for those projects you’d like to do to spruce up your outdoor living areas for the coming season. Below are four current outdoor design trends to help you get ideas for your yard:

Home Improvement Trends That Add Value and Function

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Your home is likely your biggest investment, so it makes sense to improve it with projects that add to its value. The right home improvement projects can improve your home’s comfort and function as well, allowing you to get the most out of its square footage while customizing the space to fit your unique lifestyle. Upgrades that add functionality while raising the home’s market value lead the list of the latest home improvement trends.

Thanksgiving Decor

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Well it’s mid November – What?! – and Thanksgiving is literally just a couple weeks away. For some, homes are decorated in all it’s finery, from polished silver to pressed linens.  It’s the time of year when we welcome friends and family into our homes to share in giving thanks for all that we have to be thankful for.

Cranberry Pecan Pie Recipe for The Holidays

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There is nothing quite like a delicious pie to top off the perfect Thanksgiving meal. Maybe you are a fan of pecan pie? If so, try adding a little oomph to your next holiday pie menu by whipping up a delicious cranberry pecan pie. The semi-tart cranberries and the sweet pecans create a perfect and scrumptious balance of flavors.

Planting and Harvesting Vegetables in Fall and Winter

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Spring and summer are not the only seasons where vegetables can be planted and harvested. There are many varieties of cold-tolerant vegetables that can be planted during the fall to be harvested before winter’s first frost hits, or in some cases, next spring.

Planting Flower Bulbs In Fall

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Flowers that grow from bulbs are prized for their beauty and often fragrant flowers.   Blooms from bulbs typically make their show in the early spring and sometimes on into the summer, however some may make their appearance as early as late winter, peeking their way through snow covered ground.

What I’d like to share in this post is how we can easily create spots of color and interest in our gardens in springtime by planting flower bulbs in the weeks ahead as the weather cools and we head into fall.

HGTV Urban Oasis 2013 Giveaway | Home & Garden Television

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I’ll be the first one to admit that I’m a sucker for a beautiful space and this years’ Urban Oasis 2013 from HGTV doesn’t fall short of a well thought out luxurious design.  ”With a mix of history and vibrant urban atmoshpere, Boston is the home of HGTV’s Urban Oasis 2013, a custom designed 1,000-square-foot paradise located on the 24th floor of the Residences at W Boston, the city’s newest residential hot spot.”

Don’t live in Boston?  No worries, let this be your Pied-A-Terre!  Who wouldn’t love to call this their home away from home.  Just take a look at this beautifully appointed luxury apartment -

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Ok, not referring to the rock band “The Doors” but the doors for you home…

Case in point; Because of the fact that doors are often overlooked, we usually forget to understand the major impact they make to our living space. While they are an item of function; useful for privacy and security. They can also carry style and unexpected detail to your home and we often overlook this important cosmetic accessory.

Add Some Curb Appeal

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One of 2013’s hottest home improvement trends is focusing on how the home looks and feels on the outside.  According to Better Homes and Gardens readers  –  “the percentage of homeowners who feel now is a good time to spend money on home improvements has doubled since 2009”.  Popular now are low maintenance exteriors and outdoor living spaces. 

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