Real wood furniture is beautiful and getting harder to find at any price. Don’t let a few scratches, dings and dents on your wood furniture or wood surfaces lead you to completely strip and refinish the surface, or even worse, throw that lovely, but imperfect piece out in the trash.
Because our days can be so hectic, it’s nice to start them off with something comforting and tasty. It is even nicer if you don’t have to get dressed to venture out for your morning pick-me-up. This is where your in-home coffee bar comes in.
A romantic evening at home for just the two of you can be much more intimate than the typical dinner and a movie date. Make the evening glow with activities, food and drink that hold fond memories for both of you.
Uncovering your own personal style when decorating your new home can seem like a daunting task. To aid in the discovery of personal style, think about what your overall preferences are in home interior décor and design.
The key to creating a successful spring garden that lasts into the summer is to plan for it early. Visualize how your garden looked last year, and how you used it. Did some plants not thrive in that space? Were garden items difficult to get around? Perhaps some foliage was trampled because the area lacked a footpath, or the landscape was crying out for a water feature.
It is startling how many chemicals exist in our homes. Even if you don’t feel the negative effects, it’s not healthy to regularly inhale such substances in an enclosed space. Everyone should consider detoxifying their indoor environment.
One doesn’t normally think of snow storms in the southern part of the United States, but lately it seems that snow, wildfires and flooding can occur anywhere and anytime of the year. Even though we have mild winters here in the South, it is best to be prepared and know what to do if there is a snowstorm in the forecast.
Holidays are not the time for procrastination, particularly if you are planning to have guests stay with you. Giving your home a top-to-bottom cleaning is not fun, so this might be a prime reason for procrastination. Don’t do it. You want to be ready for your guests when they arrive and being prepared with a clean, organized house in advance will give you more time for that last-minute shopping.
Decorations, presents and carols are all a wonderful part of the holiday season, but what really makes it special is the spirit of giving that comes out in all of us during the holidays. It is truly the season of giving. To make giving of yourself, your money or your time even more rewarding, make it a family affair.
Whether you have invited many guests or just one, and whether they are staying overnight or longer, you want them to feel welcome and comfortable in your home. This can mean anything from a thoroughly cleaned house to personal touches for each guest.
Thanksgiving dinner brings to mind lots of family and friends sitting around a spacious dining table enjoying the classic holiday foods: turkey, yams, sage stuffing and that ubiquitous green-bean casserole. It just wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without certain family traditions and each family has their own idea of tradition when it comes to Thanksgiving.
The holidays are almost here. Being organized and planning ahead is a great way to enjoy this merriest of seasons. The best way to remain calm and have fun is to make your plans early and create an organized to-do list to carry out your projects leaving no time for panic and plenty of time to enjoy the season with family, friends and guests. Here are some tips and tricks to keep you organized this season...
The weather in November in South Carolina is pleasant and mild with low temperatures around 45° and highs from 65-70°. This is fortunate for residents and tourists alike because there are many exciting things to do and see in South Carolina in November, many of them outdoors. There are art festivals, music festivals and festivals of lights to be enjoyed almost every day of the month, so put on a light jacket and comfortable shoes, get out there and discover some fabulous seasonal events. Here are some of the best events, but there are other exciting things to do, see and hear happening all over the state every November.
Painting a room is one of the few redecorating projects jobs that is truly a DIY event. Fortunately, changing the color of a room also delivers a huge impact – one which your family and friends are sure to notice. It is not difficult to achieve a professional look, but certain steps must be followed, and adequate time allotted to pull off an expert finish to all painted surfaces.