Category Archives: Ideas

There’s A Good Reason For Not Wearing Shoes Inside Your Home

I’m half asian so I grew up with an Asian mother that wouldn’t allow me to wear shoes in our home.  I’d say, “Oh Mom, all my friend’s mothers’ let them wear shoes in their house.”  Now that I’m older and have to clean floors, I cringe when I think about shoes being worn inside the home.

Top 4 Outdoor Design Trends for 2016

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:

Cranberry Pecan Pie Recipe for The Holidays

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.

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 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. 

Top Five Outdoor Living Trends for 2013

Now more than ever, homeowners are expanding their living space to include the outdoors. Having an outdoor living area can make the warm summer months more enjoyable, allowing you to cook, socialize or even watch television programs while outdoors. And in colder weather, outdoor living areas can provide extra space and comfort, all you need is a fire pit or heater to enjoy it.
Below are a few popular ideas and things that homeowners are adding to their own living spaces.

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