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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
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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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Kids’ Valentine’s Day Cards to Make at Home

February 6, 2018
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Cupid just called: You need 25 inspired Valentine’s Day cards for your son or daughter’s class exchange, and there’s no time to waste! Not to worry. We’ve rounded up some of the easiest, cutest and downright punniest DIY classroom Valentine’s Day card ideas on the web. Think of it as our heartfelt gift to you. Please do try these at home: “You Make My Day Bright” Valentine. This eye-catching Valentine’s card is sure to impress your kiddo’s classmates. Perfect if your child’s school has a…

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9 Kitchen Organization Tips

January 22, 2018

The kitchen: it’s the heart of your home and your family’s favorite gathering place, but it’s also the room that seems to collect clutter like no other. From drawers overflowing with flatware to counters covered with supplies, kitchens can present plenty of problems when it comes to keeping clean. Never fear—with these imaginative tips and tricks, you’ll be able to streamline your kitchen in no time, and make mess a thing of the past.   Think vertical Although new homes may have walk-in pantries and…

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