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7 Design Refresh Ideas for Spring

April 28, 2015

As the days grow longer and flowers bloom again, you can just feel the excitement in the air. Spring is here! This year, why not make a special point to bring the freshness of the season into your home? Whether you’ve just moved in or have been in your place for years, consider these seven ways to give your home a lift for the warmer weather. Spring for colorful plants and flowers: Spider plants and ivy are great year round, but when you introduce color into…

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7 Pinners for Homeowners to Follow

March 12, 2015

Pinterest can be a great place to get ideas about home decorating, entertaining, organized living and many other ways to enjoy life in and around your home. But, the experience is only as good as the people you choose to follow. If you’re new to Pinterest—or just looking to inject some domestic genius into your feed—consider these pinteresting bloggers, designers and lifestyle brands: 1. Home décor: Ballard Designs This Atlanta firm shares interior design inspiration and advice via its Pinterest boards and blog, How to…

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Creating an Inviting Guest Room

October 28, 2014

Your houseguests probably don’t expect hotel-like accommodations. But that doesn’t mean you can’t wow them with a warm, welcoming space that’s worthy of a five-star rating. Creating an inviting guest room is easier than you might think. Read on to learn how to transform your spare bedroom and bathroom into the ultimate guest getaway in just five simple steps. STEP 1: CLEAR THE CLUTTER An old set of golf clubs, your prized collection of PEZ® dispensers, a stack of yearbooks from the mid ’80s… What…

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Back-to-school Lunch Ideas

August 19, 2014

Summer is winding down and school bells will soon be ringing. That means it’s time, once again, to brainstorm delicious, nutritious lunch ideas for your star student. Check out these simple, satisfying suggestions to beat lunch box boredom and promote productivity throughout the afternoon. Think beyond the sandwich. If your son or daughter loves PB&J or turkey on rye, more power to you! But if your kindergartner-turned-culinary critic shudders at the idea of yet another sandwich, check out these exciting alternatives, guaranteed to please even the…

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3 Ideas for Planning the Perfect Picnic

July 29, 2014

Summer is winding down and school supplies line the store shelves. Now is the time to enjoy the outdoors before the weather shifts in many areas of the country. And what better way to make the most out of warm days than a picnic? Summer picnic planning can be as simple or as elaborate as you like. Check out these three unconventional ideas:  1. Finger food feast If dining al fresco sounds great, but PB&J isn’t your style, skip the traditional main-side-dessert model and go…

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