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Eddy Rivas

Eddy Rivas is the Senior Marketing Writer at Blinds.com. When he's not writing about home decor or window treatments on The Finishing Touch, he's writing fiction, obsessing over tech blogs, watching viral videos, playing video games, discussing sci-fi movies and occasionally cheating death. Find him on Twitter @eddyrivas.

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Manly Super Bowl Decor

r January 26, 2013 | B As Seen On..., Home Decor, Pinterest Faves

Make your Big Game decorating score big! From beer cans to helmets filled with queso, we’ve all seen our not-so-fair share of groan-worthy decorating audibles when it comes to Super Bowl parties. It’s not too late to make your tailgate a little more classy. Here are just a few tips for manly Super Bowl decor. Team Themes One of the easiest ways to bring a little gusto to the gridiron is already pre-packaged for you in the form of team colors. Whether you’re rooting for the Baltimore Ravens or the San Francisco 49ers, you can find all kinds of color-themed items in blacks and purples or golds and reds. Silverware, dishes, throw pillows, flags — all of these can easily…

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Christmas Gifts for Dudes

r December 20, 2012 | B DIY Projects, Pinterest Faves

Sometimes the holiday season feels like a giant brain teaser, where the goal lies in finding just the right thing for that special someone. But in recent years, selecting the perfect gift for a dad, brother, husband, boyfriend or any dude in general has become an exercise in purchasing a simple gift card. For anyone out there tired of doing the gift card shuffle with the men in their life, here is a list of Christmas Gifts for Dudes. DIY Gifts for Men It’s so rare to receive a handmade gift these days that it becomes instantly memorable. To deliver that extra personal touch, here are some ideas for do-it-yourself gifts for men. Whether you make it yourself or buy…

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Manly Christmas Decorations

r December 14, 2012 | B As Seen On..., Home Decor, Pinterest Faves

Apart from shopping, gift-giving and consuming more sweet treats than any human body is able to gracefully endure, one of the best staples of the holiday season would be Christmas decorating. But what if you’re not into the traditional look of red-and-green everything, tinsel that sparkles like a Twilight character and colored lights so bright you could direct a 747 down into your driveway? For anyone trying their hand at a balanced, modern and more rugged approach to the season, here are some ideas for more manly Christmas decorations. The Rustic Christmas One key to adding a dash of gender equality to the Yuletide cheer is the use of natural, earthy touches and colors that will make your space feel…

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More than Windows: My First Week at Blinds.com

r December 5, 2012 | B Blinds.com Culture

Hello, readers of The Finishing Touch — I’m Eddy Rivas, new Senior Marketing Writer at Blinds.com. We don’t know each other (yet), but I’ve spent most of my adult life writing, obsessively following (and watching) viral videos, playing video games, discussing sci-fi movies and cheating death. OK, that last one might not be true, but what is true is that I just joined the team at Blinds.com last week, and already I can tell you that you’ve never worked at a company like this. The Tour My first day — my first hour, really — at Blinds.com was unlike any welcome I’ve received at a company before. It was the Monday after Thanksgiving. Still nursing a leftover turkey hangover from…

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