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4 Backyard Design Tips

April 29, 2013

Spring and summer are prime times for enjoying your outdoor spaces. Is your yard ready? Whether you’re moving into a brand new home or just ready for a backyard makeover, a professional landscaper can help you create an outdoor escape that’s just right for your family. Here are four things to consider before you start asking for estimates: 1. Set your budget. How much you want to spend is largely a personal decision, but a general rule of thumb is to spend five to ten…

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Decorating a Fireplace Mantel

January 14, 2013

Whether you recently took down your holiday decorations or you just want a new look, decorating your fireplace mantel can be done any time of year. You can even change out the décor over your fireplace with the seasons. Here are some creative ideas to get you started. Play with mirrors Want to make a room appear larger? Mirrors are a great way to add the illusion of space. Try hanging one large mirror and accenting it with vases. Or consider adding a series of…

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Christmas is Here! 5 Favorite Christmas Cookie Recipes

December 10, 2012
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For cookie exchanges, Christmas parties, school functions and just to eat, these go-to Christmas cookies are simple and festive. Ring in the holiday season by filling your home with the delicious scent of fresh-baked cookies—and filling tummies with their delicious taste! Let us know what cookie is your favorite on Twitter or Facebook. White Chocolate Snowballs from Real Simple Make this fun sandwich cookie for Christmas, or throughout the winter season. With shredded coconut on top, these cookies become puffy snowballs in no time. Stenciled…

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Choosing Paint Colors With the Sherwin-Williams® Color Visualizer

November 28, 2012

It’s no fun to select a paint color, only to get it on your walls and realize it clashes with your furniture, floor treatments or even the lighting in your room. To avoid this, try uploading a picture of the room you want to paint to the Sherwin-Williams Color Visualizer! This unique tool allows you to choose from the huge selection of Sherwin-Williams colors and see them virtually painted on your walls. Experiment with varying shades and hues to determine which is best for the…

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Three Thanksgiving Sides to Try

November 14, 2012

Thanksgiving wouldn’t be complete without turkey, stuffing and buttery mashed potatoes. But what about the other side dishes? If you’re hosting Thanksgiving this year and you’re feeling adventurous, have someone else bring the standby green been casserole so you can whip up something new! These recipes offer a fresh take on the fixings: Squash, Sage & Ricotta Cannelloni Squash is in season this month, so it makes a perfect addition to your Thanksgiving table. The folks at Martha Stewart Living have created a rich cannelloni…

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