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Lighting for a Relaxing Great Room

November 30, 2017
The Samson

Today, our friends at Progress Lighting are sharing a few tips to help choose your lighting for a relaxing great room! From holiday celebrations with family to cozy movie date nights, the living room is essential to planned gatherings, as well as everyday life at home. The key to creating an inviting space for your guests is using a layered approach with your lighting. A layered lighting approach involves using a combination of different fixtures to create overall illumination in a space. Instead of choosing…

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Turkey Day Take Two: Recipes for Thanksgiving Leftovers

November 24, 2017
Thanksgiving dinner

Forget Black Friday doorbusters: the best part of the day after Thanksgiving has always been the leftovers! Turn your Turkey Day dishes into next-day deliciousness with these can’t-miss recipes, and make the holiday last a little longer. Leftover Stuffing Waffles The morning after Thanksgiving calls for a festive breakfast, and these flavorful stuffing waffles are just the thing. Add a dollop of cranberry sauce for sweetness, or go savory with gravy. Leftover Cranberry Sauce Muffins with Oat Streusel Topping Whether you’ve scheduled a day full…

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Get Inspired by Our Thanksgiving Tablescape

November 16, 2017
Thanksgiving tablescape

Thanksgiving is right around the corner. Set the stage for a memorable holiday (and that tasty turkey with all the trimmings!) with this natural, autumn-inspired tablescape. Layering is key when dressing up any dinner table. Start with a tablecloth or—in this case, placemats—and work your way to an eye-catching centerpiece. The following elements help transform an ordinary wood dining table into a warm, welcoming, stylish space to gather with family and friends on Turkey Day: Soothing shades of brown, cream and copper are reminiscent of…

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Toddler Trick-or-Treating Tips

October 25, 2017

Holidays like Halloween can build a sense of community and help break the ice with new neighbors, especially if children are involved! Here are a few tips to help make your toddler trick-or-treating a spooktacular success for everyone:   Possess the right costume Your costume choice might be the difference between a howling good time and a series of unfortunate events. Look for… Comfort: While wearing a cute costume is a big part of the appeal of Halloween, comfort is just as important as appearance.…

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Pumpkin Recipes You’ll Really Fall For

August 29, 2017

Fall is right around the corner, and you know what that means. It’s time, once again, for crisp breezes, colorful leaves, candy corn and everything pumpkin! We’ve pored over all our favorite food blogs to bring you some truly inspired pumpkin recipes that are sure to become staples this sweater season and beyond. Pumpkin French Toast Bake. Start your day on a sweet, satisfying note with this seasonal baked French toast. Pumpkin butter, pumpkin pie spice and brown sugar unite to infuse this classic breakfast…

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