QUICK WAYS TO GET YOUR OUTDOOR AREAS READY TO ROLL!
We are all hoping that the worst of the nasty weather is over. Mother Nature has poked her head out a few days with a smile on her face. We’ve had enough warm, sunny days to notice one thing….our patios are yucky! May is always a big month for occasions. Graduations, Mother’s Day and birthdays galore. Lot’s of guys can’t wait to get out the pressure washers to blow away the winter and set up the most important thing. The grill.
A SIMPLE HABIT TO MAINTAIN THE LIFE YOU HAVE CREATED
You didn’t save the ferns from last summer…did you? Probably not. If you did how many times did you sweep up those miserable tiny leaves? To me, there are two perfect days in a Boston Fern’s life. The day we proudly admire the porch ready for summer and the day we get to toss them in the trash! It’s a love/hate relationship but one with a lesson. It’s the One In One Out theory in reverse.
SETTING A HOLIDAY BUFFET LIKE THE PROS
With a few simple tips, everyone can become a food stylist at holiday time. Taking a little extra time can ensure the presentation of our special meals is as memorable as the season. Setting a table is a breeze…we’ve been doing that for ages. Styling a buffet is not something we do every day. A pretty set up eluded me until I learned this one simple secret.
A POCKET FULL OF POSIES JUST IN TIME FOR EASTER
Some homes just feel like they belong in the summer.
If you are in the over 50 crowd, you probably remember Sunday dinners. Sometimes these were at Grandma’s, or an old Aunts house . You either have the best memories of walking in the door to unbelievable smells….or kicking and screaming the whole way that you did not want to go. Whatever your memory, the point is that families at least tried to dine together.
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“What’s one thing I can do quickly, and not spend too much money, to my home this spring?”- EF
THE WHITE OUT
5 New Ways to Use a Bar Cart
Another one of my favorite finds is my glamorous Terrace Bar Cart from West Elm. If you love to entertain using a bar cart can make you feel like the hostess with the mostest! A bar cart can be moved anywhere in your home. You can push a cart filled with glassware, ice bucket, bar tools and liquor to wherever the party goes! There is a style and finish for everyone.
Do you sometimes wonder, or dare to dream, what it might be like to live in a smaller home? We are not talking about one of the tiny homes that HGTV all of sudden is convincing people they need to pull around from one friends yard to another. Not a teeny, tiny home that requires you to crunch down to the size of a flattened mouse to get to the loft bed. Or one that means a trip to the laundromat each week.
No, we are talking about homes so efficient and design oriented that we forget they are only 700-900 sq feet. Homes enticing enough that we are itching to give them a chance to make a difference in our lives.
- Architectural Interest
- Creative Decor
- Efficient Uses of Space
- Specific Storage
- Fewer Finer Furnishings
- Space for Art and Collections
- Wardrobes that Work
- Easy Maintenance
- In Diverse Engaging Neighborhoods
A Pretty Nice Kitchen
kitchen by slimrandles
Before anyone gets upset and starts hyperventilating, this is not going to happen. If it did, the HGTV shows of house hunting would have to look for all new clients. I can count on one hand the shows where buyers were NOT looking for “stainless steel appliances and granite counter tops”. Manufacturers have enjoyed a really long run of this most desired metal. In the U.S. 123,000 appliances are sold daily. I can’t find the number of how many of these are stainless but I know its high. There are many, many kitchens that are just outstanding using stainless…but what if we stretched outside of the box a little and said no to these
finger printing gleaming machines?