5 Tips to Taking Care of Orchids in Your Home

Orchids- Exotic and beautiful, these fascinating flowering houseplants add a tropical rainforest feel to your home. If you’re an orchid enthusiast or if you’ve received an orchid plant as a gift, see below for five quick tips for taking care of orchids indoors. What type of orchid do you have? The first step is to determine your orchid’s type, called “genus” in horticulture terms. If you know the botanical name of your orchid, great! But […]

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Flooring Options for Your Busy Kitchen

Has your old, tired kitchen floor seen better days? Or maybe you’ve inherited an ugly floor from the previous homeowner? Make your kitchen beautiful as well as functional with these flooring options below. Decide Which Flooring Material is Right for You Here are a few questions to consider before choosing new kitchen flooring: Room dimensions – What is the size, shape and square footage of your kitchen? Do you have a galley kitchen or a […]

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Gift Wrap Organizer Options: How to Declutter Your Gift Bags, Paper Rolls and Bows

Are your gift wrapping supplies in a jumbled heap? Are your paper rolls teetering on the edge? Make gift wrapping simple with these organization ideas and information on creating a DIY gift wrap organizer. Basic Gift Wrap Organizing Ideas Idea 1: Corral those long rolls of gift wrap shoved in the back of a closet by making a handy holder from PVC pipe. Visit your local home improvement center for 3-inch PVC pipe and PVC […]

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How to Make Your Christmas Tree Last Longer

Taking the family to choose a fresh, green Christmas tree is one of the joys of the holiday season. But how do you keep your Tannenbaum beautiful and hydrated at home? That’s the question. Read on for tips on how to make your Christmas tree last longer this holiday season. Dry, indoor heating can cause your Christmas tree to shed needles almost immediately. There are several ways to help prolong the freshness of your Christmas […]

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5 Fabulously Fragrant DIY Christmas Scents for the Holidays

Enticing Christmas scents are an integral part of the holiday season. Can you imagine Thanksgiving without the captivating smell of roast turkey or pumpkin pie? Below is a proven selection of DIY Christmas scents perfect for crafting in your kitchen. Holiday Potpourri This deliciously scented holiday potpourri looks as good as it smells! Keep this festive blend on a slow simmer from morning ’til night to impart a lovely Christmas fragrance throughout your home. The […]

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5 Handy Tips to Hanging Christmas Lights Outside, Plus Storage Ideas

One of the most enjoyable Christmas projects is stringing colorful outdoor holiday lights. But planning and hanging a Santa-worthy display can take some time. Bring bright, holiday cheer to your family and passers with these tips to hanging Christmas lights outside. Here are a few holiday safety tips to keep in mind: Choose waterproof, outdoor lighting. Don’t use indoor Christmas lights, outside. Outdoor lights should have a UL tag (underwriter’s laboratory). This means your light […]

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