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Ways to Make Mother’s Day Memorable

May 8, 2018
Family Enjoying Outdoor Barbeque In Garden

Moms deserve to be celebrated year round, but Mother’s Day should be extra special. Check out our Mother’s Day ideas for fun, easy activities that will bring a smile to mom’s face! Cook up mom’s greatest culinary hits. They may not always have been Michelin-star worthy, but mom’s home-cooked meals were on the table and ready for the family every night. Pick a few favorites—lasagna, meat loaf, brownies—and whip them all up with creative twists. Make it as easy as possible for mom by doing…

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Breakfasts on the Go

April 17, 2018
Make ahead egg muffins

It’s no secret that high-calorie fast-food breakfasts can expand your waistline and shrink your savings (money that could go toward a down payment on a new home!). So, don’t let hectic mornings serve as an excuse for hitting the nearest drive through. Instead, check out these nutritious, delicious, make-ahead breakfast recipes that will power you through the a.m. without hampering your health, depleting your bank account or putting a hitch in your routine.  Brownie Batter Overnight Protein Oatmeal. Brownie batter for breakfast? Yes, please! This…

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Make a Statement: Design with Pendants

April 12, 2018

In today’s guest blog post, the team from Progress Lighting provides insight on a very popular home trend—designing with pendants! One of the most versatile interior design trends our team has seen is the creative use of pendant groupings in spacious areas. Pendants not only provide functional illumination—by adding lighting directly where its needed—but also increase the aesthetics of a room by enhancing complementary finishes and textures featured in other home accents. Here are some of our favorite applications—and ideas to try—featuring pendant designs.  …

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9 to 5 the Right Way; How to Fit Daily Workouts into Your Work Day

March 12, 2018
Under-the-desk eliptical machine

Between meetings, conference calls and endless to-do lists, it can feel almost impossible to fit a lunch break into your work day, let alone a workout.  Studies have shown, however, that staying seated hour after hour can have a negative impact on your health.  Don’t fall prey to a full day without physical activity; make movement a daily priority and work a few of our suggestions into your schedule. Make your commute a workout No one enjoys sitting in traffic, so if you can, skip…

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The Beauty Is in the Backsplash

March 8, 2018

This blog was written by Emser Tile, a leading designer, marketer and producer of fine tile and natural stone, celebrating their 50th anniversary this year. For more information, explore the Emser Tile blog – Finishing Thoughts. One of the most raved-about design elements in a home is the kitchen backsplash. From shape to finish to color to texture, there are countless ways to create a backsplash that matches your design tastes and personality. If you are considering a kitchen update—or planning your new home’s kitchen…

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