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Don’t hide Easter eggs, show them off


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For those with family and friends they want to impress—and who doesn’t?—here’s an idea for Easter.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Columns,Home and Entertaining | Read More »

This vase will make your face light up


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BUD vase lights up the room.

Don’t throw away your busted light bulbs just yet. With a little elbow grease, you can transform them into pretty little bud vases with that industrial edge to it.

Posted: February 12th, 2014 in Columns,Home and Entertaining | Read More »

A gilded fern for your holiday table


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No matter the sad times, bright Christmas balls and hanging ornaments are still popping up everywhere. If you prefer the more subtle touches for the season, here’s an idea. It even has a “green” angle to it.

Posted: November 26th, 2013 in Columns,Home and Entertaining | Read More »

An organized mesh


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We all have photos we just like to look at every day instead of keeping them in albums, or little personal notes with sweet words from our loved ones. A mere glance at them inspires us.

Posted: September 10th, 2013 in Columns,Home and Entertaining | Read More »

Make your own curtain ties–using belts


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WIDE belt as curtain tie creates visual balance.

Curtain ties can be the most boring decorative detail. Aside from the usual rope-with-tassels look, there aren’t that very many varieties to choose from. If your home has a more streamlined, minimalist look, you have your work cut out for you. Let’s get real creative here to save your look. First, let’s check out your closet.

Posted: August 21st, 2013 in Columns,Home and Entertaining | Read More »

A frame and a shelf in one


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A BLANK wall would be perfect for framed art.

So you’ve got that blank wall that would be perfect for some framed art. But with space at a premium these days, squeezing something useful out of it wouldn’t be too bad, either. Here’s an idea: a framed display shelf.

Posted: March 5th, 2013 in Columns,Home and Entertaining | Read More »

A marvelous way to keep mags

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If you love to read and collect magazines, here is a good way to get organized and store them properly.
We usually end up with a ton of magazines at the end of each year. We donate some, and those we like are put on a shelf in our office. Through the years, it’s been quite time-consuming for our staff to keep dusting them, and as the magazines get moved around, the pages get creased or torn.

Posted: February 20th, 2013 in Arts and Books,Featured Gallery,Headlines | Read More »

Store your gift wrappers for the next season


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ORGANIZE ribbons by rolling them around toilet paper rolls.

After the holidays, cleaning up and storage is a must to start the year right. Here is a DIY idea that can help get you started. Christmas is all about wrapping gifts tied up with pretty ribbons and bows. We are usually left with odd quantities of wrapping paper and yards of ribbons.

Posted: January 8th, 2013 in Columns,Home and Entertaining | Read More »

Paprika butter chicken

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DIY November 29 2012 Paprika Butter Chicken

Because I still have a cup of cranberry-orange relish in the refrigerator, which I made for last week’s DIY column, I decided to make a roast chicken recipe that would be complemented by the relish.

Posted: November 29th, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Food,Headlines | Read More »

Spicing up your Halloween table-setting


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BLACK tablecloth top with a giant cobweb

Thinking of throwing a Halloween dinner party? Here is a quick and easy DIY idea that will certainly spice up your Halloween table-setting. Use black tablecloth and top with giant cobweb.

Posted: October 31st, 2012 in Columns,Home and Entertaining | Read More »

Artificial greens –don’t cringe!

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If your lifestyle or living space does not allow for anything green to grow, here’s an option you might want to consider: artificial greens. Don’t cringe! As opposed to silk flowers that can get dingy with time, we found fabulous-looking foliage and succulents that look like the real deal. And to further fool the eye, [...]

Posted: September 14th, 2011 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Home and Entertaining,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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