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Bright Idea

Posted by Christina Lauren on Monday, April 30, 2012, In : HOME TIPS 



Here's a bright idea! If you have exposed bulbs on your favorite lamp, chandelier, or sconce, try replacing the regular bulbs with Silk-Wrapped bulbs. The result is a less harsh light, and a more beautiful ambiance.


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Diffusers

Posted by Christina Lauren on Wednesday, April 25, 2012, In : HOME TIPS 


Candles are great, but diffusers are better for everyday life. And now Jo Malone makes them! Click here to buy yours.


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Trim - Wall Size + Semi Gloss = Confusion

Posted by Christina Lauren on Wednesday, April 11, 2012, In : HOME TIPS 



The term paint by numbers couldn't mimic real life more with all of the factors that go into painting a wall. Make it easy on yourself (and your pocketbook) and let Dunn Edwards do the math for you. How much paint do you need for a room? Go here to find out!




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White Hot

Posted by Christina Lauren on Monday, March 26, 2012, In : HOME TIPS 



While lot's of light colors read white on a wall, it's imperative to get the right hue! Test before you buy and your sure to get the right color every time!


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Kick Rocks

Posted by Christina Lauren on Friday, January 6, 2012, In : HOME TIPS 



Did you make gardening your resolution this year? Instead of those unsightly flags and sticks noting which plant is which, write the name of your herbs on flat rocks! All you need is flat, smooth rocks, alphabet stamps and dye-based (permanent) ink. Beyond easy.


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Copper Pots

Posted by Christina Lauren on Tuesday, January 3, 2012, In : HOME TIPS 


Copper pots starting to deteriorate and look as though they've seen better days? Visit a tinsmith! They can retin your pots and also restore them to the original brassy luster.
To care for your pots, always remember to only use wooden spoons, cook with liquid in the pan & never scour your pans! Soak them in warm water and wipe with a soft cloth to clean.


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Time to Buy!

Posted by Christina Lauren on Monday, November 28, 2011, In : HOME TIPS 


Entertaining this holiday season with minimal furniture? Head to 2nd hand stores! December is the best time to shop since many people donate large items for the next years tax write off.


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Thinning Out

Posted by Christina Lauren on Wednesday, November 2, 2011, In : HOME TIPS 


If you have doors that hang low to the ground, you know how frustrating it is to have your doormat get caught underneath. An easy solution is bamboo mats. Most are thin enough to let the door slide right by without catching. The one above can be bought through Bed Bath & Beyond for $25.  


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No Wire Hangers, Ever!

Posted by Christina Lauren on Thursday, October 20, 2011, In : HOME TIPS 



Give your clothes some space! Exchanging your wooden hangers for slimline flocked ones cut down on overcrowding-and the best part is, your clothes actually stay securely placed! It's the best investment and return you could ask for.  


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Everything Has its Place

Posted by Christina Lauren on Thursday, October 13, 2011, In : HOME TIPS 




Baking pans, sheets and other awkward sized kitchenware are less of a hassle in large baskets. As an added bonus it gives the effect that you actually cook!


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Streak Free

Posted by Christina Lauren on Thursday, October 6, 2011, In : HOME TIPS 



The secret, and I really mean the best kept secret, to streak free windows that glisten is crumpled up newspaper. Polish after washing, and not only will your windows look crystal clear but as an added bonus the paper leaves a film that's resistant to dirt.


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