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How To Make Your Home Fire Safe

Posted by Andie on April 24, 2018

If your home caught on fire tonight, would you and your family be adequately prepared to escape safely?  Today's blog post is a serious topic that has become very sensitive to me lately.   A couple of months ago we woke up one night at 1:00 a.m. to the sound of several fire engines blaring their sirens and racing down our quiet street.  We jumped out of bed, ran out onto our front porch, and in horror, saw that the home two houses down from us was completely engulfed in fire.  It was one of the most horrifying and tragic things I've ever witnessed.  It took fire fighters 45 minutes to contain the flames enough to the point where they could enter the home, and tragically, our elderly neighbor was killed.  I won't get into the detials, but the saddest part about the whole situation for me was that it all could have been prevented.  

Fire safety is a big deal.  It's not enough to just own a couple of smoke detectors, and hope for the best.  Educate yourself!  It's not only a good idea, but it could end up saving your life, or the lives of the people you love someday.  I encourage you to talk to your local fire fighters to find resources in your area that can help, but in the mean time here is a great list of things you can do now to help you make your home fire safe.....

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Country Kitchens

Posted by Alyssa on April 23, 2018

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Country kitchens are a warm, comfortable, and casual look for your home. Whether you’re interested in completely renovating your kitchen or you’re hoping to add a few country details here and there, these characteristics of country kitchens will help you create the perfect space. 

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Cardboard Recycling

Posted by Alyssa on April 22, 2018

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I don’t know about you, but I feel like I have so many cardboard boxes coming into my house that I end up having to deal with - especially giant diaper boxes that are constantly showing up on our shopping list. Fortunately, cardboard is one of the easiest things to recycle, especially if you have a recycling bin at your home. Before you shove and smash a cardboard box into the bin, there are a few things that you should do. 

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Earth Day Quiz

Posted by Andie on April 21, 2018

 

In celebration of Earth Day tomorrow, go ahead and take this Earth day Quiz to see how much you do or don't know about our dear Mother Earth! Full disclosure: I took it and was totally embarassed by how little I knew and remembered from my college science classes.  My goal this Earth day?  Get a little more knowledgeable about the problems at hand, and figure out I can be part of the solution!  

https://www.earthday.org/earth-day-quiz/

 

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Tricks to Keep Flowers Looking Fresh

Posted by Andie on April 20, 2018


Is there anything better than fresh flowers?  I think not!  One of the most inexpensive design tips to help brighten and cheer up your home is to display fresh flowers!  They can literally transform a room from feeling dull and boring, to a space filled with energy, color, and life!  The only downside to fresh flowers is that sometimes they don't last quite as long as you'd like.  Today I am going to share some excellent tricks to help keep your flowers looking fresh for longer.  You'll be shocked at the amount of life you get out of your blooms, just by following these simple steps! 

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Ways to Save Energy

Posted by Alyssa on April 19, 2018

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With Earth Day coming up in just a couple of days, it’s time to talk about different ways to save energy! Not only will you be helping out the earth, you’ll also be able to save some money each month when your bills come rolling in. There are a lot of small changes and things you can do in your everyday life that will help conserve energy. 

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Spring Interior Design Trends

Posted by Alyssa on April 18, 2018

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If you’re looking for the perfect way to get your house ready for this spring, there are plenty of design trends you can bring to your home! While it’s true design trends come and go, there are easy ways to keep your house looking updated and fresh without changing the entire room. Pick a trend or two that would work with your style, find a couple of accessories that fit the trend, and make your home one of the most stylish places around! 

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Mirrors in Dining Room

Posted by Alyssa on April 17, 2018

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Have you thought about including a mirror in your dining room? Mirrors make a room feel larger and brighter and can create a beautiful focal point in your room. This makes bringing mirrors into your dining room a great option! There are a couple of things you’ll want to watch out for before you just throw a mirror up onto your wall. You’ll want to make sure the mirror is big enough to fill your wall space and that it will be reflecting something you actually want to look at.

I’ve gathered some examples of mirrors in dining rooms for inspiration. Maybe it’ll inspire you to bring a mirror into your dining room! 

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Interior Design Basics: Laundry Room

Posted by Alyssa on April 16, 2018

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Just because the laundry room is a utilitarian room and something that is often overlooked doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be a functional and beautiful part of your home! Whether you’re completely remodeling your laundry room or are just wanting to do a quick update, here are some interior design basics for your laundry room. 

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Green Living Rooms

Posted by Alyssa on April 14, 2018

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Do you have any green rooms in your home? For some reason, green is the one color I’m afraid to bring into my house. I’m not sure why, especially since it can be such a beautiful color. Green rooms and green furniture are such a statement - maybe that’s why I’ve been scared to try it out? Who knows. Either way, I keep finding myself drawn to green interiors. Maybe I’ll give it a try! Bringing green into a living room seems like a safe place to start. I’ve found some green living rooms that I love I thought I’d share below. 

 

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