In The Home

In The Home
1. Nest: The Nest Protect nest.com I may not be a character from "T'was the Night Before Christmas," but I do look forward to "settling in for a long winter's nap" after this busy season. I know I'll enjoy it even more securely thanks to this. No one likes the idea they're not keeping their home as safe and...Read more
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Have you ever been inspired by a designer item and dreamt about the lifestyle and touches of opulence and wealth? Even if you have not seen a single moment of Downton Abbey you are likely aware that it shows the differences between the upstairs family and the downstairs help.Read more
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A growing trend amongst frequent travelers is to pack a few staple items that help to personalize any hotel room. These might include their favorite soaps and slippers, a few small photos, or their usual end-of-day tunes. These modern day nomads spend so much time in hotel rooms that they have cleverly figured out how to personalize a space...Read more
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As a lifestyle expert, I’m always seeking new ways to make long-standing traditions feel fresh and new. For example, the Easter Basket. I don’t know about you, but I absolutely love the idea of a grown-up Easter Basket full of my favorite treats.Read more
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No home or garden would be complete without a good set of household tools. But how do you know if you have the essential ones? It's easy to feel overwhelmed by the myriad of tools available and the variety of each type. Just looking at the shelves and aisles at your local big box stores can cause a certain level of respectful amazement, and...Read more
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It’s the time of year to eat, drink and be merry. This December, how can be best-served our taste buds and our guests?Read more
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It’s officially winter—regardless of what the weather feels like outside—so you can be sure that Old Man Winter is hovering around with Jack Frost at his beck and call.Read more
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I’ve been in tune with my surroundings my entire life. Whether at home or on vacation I observe the details as if I am going to be tested on it. I drill down on even the most obsolete thing from the carpet to the crown moldings and everything in between. Yet, there is always one thing that trumps everything else, and it’s more about...Read more
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This time of year many garden centers, holiday markets, and even your local grocery chains have the blissful, fragrant delight of the Paperwhite bulbs. When I see them, I’m intoxicated with delight. Narcissus Paperwhites are highly fragrant, and because they are so easy to force bloom when indoors, they are very common during the holidays...Read more
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Some of the best resources are free, and when Mother Nature provides you with an abundant supply of pine cones, you can’t help but think up multiple applications for them that are both practical and resourceful. Here are four simple and creative s MAR t tips for inspiring you to rethink the traditional pine cone: As kindling for your...Read more