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Define your Outdoor Space

Define your Outdoor Space

Define your outdoor space into defined rooms creating useful outdoor living areas, encouraging people to extend their indoor activities outside. Ok, so where is this space?  Let’s talk porch.  Many homes feature porches, some on the front side, some on the back side...

Fun Porch Ideas From House Beautiful

Fun Porch Ideas From House Beautiful

Is your porch ready for summer? Get inspired by these fun ideas from House Beautiful!   Scatter Seating Areas If you love to host parties and enjoy being outdoors, add multiple seating areas to your porch to get more use out of the space. You can add chairs with...

An Abundance of Acorns

An Abundance of Acorns

“Twenty early signs of a rough winter includes an unusual abundance of acorns,” says the Farmers Almanac. Well, the “rough winter” is yet to be determined here, but there are lots of ACORNS!! So, how about making this “overload” become an inexpensive but true fall...

Summer Entertaining at it’s best!

Summer Entertaining at it’s best!

Outdoor Entertaining Inspiration from Eye4Design Throwing a summer party or potluck? From backyard barbecues and pool parties to bonfires and birthdays, make it a bash to remember Looking for some FUN Backyard Games? Casual outdoor games are perfect for spending time...

Best Backyard Games

Best Backyard Games

Looking for some FUN Backyard Games? Casual outdoor games are perfect for spending time with friends and family.  Get inspired, and liven up your summer afternoons with these fun and simple backyard games the whole family will love.   Yard Twister Twister...

Melamine:  The Perfect Solution for Outdoor Entertaining

Melamine: The Perfect Solution for Outdoor Entertaining

Melamine dining accessories are perfect for outdoor entertaining.  Their stylish patterns and festive hues are ideal for setting the palette of an outdoor entertainment space. Solid or patterned, casual or fancy, you’ll find the dinnerware set that’s right for you....

Cook up some juicy designs for the kitchen.

Cook up some juicy designs for the kitchen.

Looking to spice up the kitchen? Leary of investing a large amount of cash into installing cabinetry in a trendy shade? Integrate color by painting a wall or the cabinetry itself.... a simple task that is easy to fix in case the color isn't 'just right'. Utilizing a...

Pantry Perfection

Pantry Perfection

Ever wonder how long kitchen staples will last? “Cook's Illustrated” lists how long you should store your cooking essentials before tossing them. Spices & Dried Herbs: Shelf Life Whole Spices: Two Years Fround Spices and Dried Herbs: One Year Tips: Purchase spices...

Kitchen Paint Inspiration

Kitchen Paint Inspiration

In a recent post, we discussed how a fresh coat of paint will bring your kitchen back to life without breaking the budget. Whatever hues light up your personal spectrum, you'll find them in the 2015 Color Trends released this year by Sherwin Williams, Behr, and...