Choosing a Color Scheme for Your Home

Choosing a Color Scheme for Your Home

Creating a coordinating color scheme for your home will result in a more harmonious visual effect than a series of unrelated colors in each room. This is especially true in an open plan home with fewer walls separating the spaces. When choosing colors for your home,...

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The Canning Jar

The Canning Jar

It is believed that Napoleon was responsible for the invention of canning. Twelve thousand francs were offered by the French military for a new means of preserving food. Canning was the idea of Nicolas Appert. Food was first successfully canned in 1806. The first...

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Eliminate Unwanted Household Oders

Eliminate Unwanted Household Oders

Are you one of those people that keeps an absolutely spotless house? Or, are you someone that doesn't let a little bit of clutter stand in your way? Regardless, odors are generally something we all can agree on. They stink! It turns out that cleanliness is important,...

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Flipping Homes: A Beginners Guide

Flipping Homes: A Beginners Guide

Are you considering getting into the business of flipping houses? Have you watched the shows on HGTV about flipping, and think it would be a breeze to do? You may want to think again, or at least do a little bit of research before you sink your life savings into a...

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Vintage Feed Sack Fabric

Vintage Feed Sack Fabric

In the early 1800s tins, boxes and barrels were used to store sugar, flour, animal feed, seed, and other bulk items. These materials weren’t ideal as tin rusted, while boxes and barrels leaked.  Although farmers used cloth bags for storage, the hand-sewn seams weren’t...

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Home Staging for Millennials

Home Staging for Millennials

It appears that Millennials are looking to extend their college lifestyle into their late 20's and early 30's. University 2.0. Millennials want to enjoy the same social aspects of living close together, but enjoy the privacy of having their own place. So how do you...

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Kitchen Coffee, Tea or Hot Chocolate Bar

Kitchen Coffee, Tea or Hot Chocolate Bar

Having a coffee bar allows you to have a cup of your favorite brew any time you please. No more paying for expensive creations in your local coffee shop. If you are a tea lover, set out your collection of teapots, cups, and specialty teas to get you started. In the...

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Home Buyers Seek Green Houses

Home Buyers Seek Green Houses

No one looks forward to their utility bill each month, so when home buyers are in the market for a new home they are generally looking for energy-efficient homes. "Green homes" are homes that are built with an eye for energy savings and the environment. This includes...

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Things to Consider When Buying a New Home

Things to Consider When Buying a New Home

Cast a wide net Don't narrow your search down to one small area. Most people only look for a home in the neighborhood that they are already in. If you just increase your search by going out a mile in each direction, you will greatly increase your chances of finding...

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Fun With Chalk Paint

Fun With Chalk Paint

Never heard of Chalk paint? Read a few DIY home decorating blogs, and you will see it mentioned often.  Annie Sloan was the originator of chalk paint more than 20 years ago. The paint can be diluted for a wash of color or allowed to thicken for an antique-looking...

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Caring For Fine China

Caring For Fine China

Now that you have invested in fine china, received place setting as wedding gifts or inherited grandma’s heirloom china, it needs to be cared for in such a way that it will last for generations. Fine china isn’t like your everyday dishes. To preserve its beauty and...

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