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Katie Laird

Katie Laird

Katie Laird (aka: happykatie) is the Blinds.com PR and Social Media Marketing Manager. But, more importantly, she's a home design obsessed Web geek with a love for Mid-Century Modern furniture, stained glass and DIY / crafty projects she can work on with her family over a bottle of homemade root beer. Find her Tweeting at @BlindsDotCom + @happykatie -- and pinning like nobody's business at @BlindsDotCom + @happykatie.

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Waterproof mini blinds – the rubber ducky of window treatments

r January 21, 2014 | B New Products
Waterproof mini blinds Blinds.com

Got bubbles?  We’re excited to announce the launch of our waterproof 1-inch mini blind to make bath time, dish time and anything else you’ve got going lots of fun. Finding great window treatments for your bathroom, kitchen and other high humidity areas can be a challenge if you’re not going with the faux wood blind and shutter look. Perfect for your beach home or cabin near the lake, these rust free mini blinds will stand the test of humidity and time with splash-proof style to spare.  Bert and Ernie’s rubber ducky would be so happy!  

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Want to win a $1000 window makeover? (it’s easy!)

r January 21, 2014 | B Giveaways and Promotions
Blindscom samples sweepstakes

Give your windows a blind date with Blinds.com! Feeling lucky, friend?  Show your windows that you LOVE them by entering for a chance to win a $1000 Blinds.com window makeover. That’s right, you’ll have $1000 worth of window blinds, shades, shutters and more to spend on your latest home decorating project – BOY are you going to look amazing! How to win the $1000 makeover Entering our giveaway couldn’t be easier, all you need to do is order FREE samples from Blinds.com and you’re automatically entered to win! Find out all of the details here and start samples shopping! We will pick our winner on February 14, 2014 – cross your fingers for a Valentine’s Day surprise!

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Cozy home tips from bloggers you love (and giveaway)

r January 14, 2014 | B Design Links, Giveaways and Promotions
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While the winter winds might be howling outside, what better time to up the cozy quotient in your home decor this year? Some of our favorite home decorating bloggers are sharing their tips on keeping warm and beating the post-Christmas decoration blues with the Creating a Cozy Home Tour. How to keep your home cozy this winter Read what some of the cozy home tour bloggers have to share so far: Cedar Hill Farmhouse:  Liven up your mantle Savvy Southern Style:  Quilts and textures for a great winter look Confessions of a Plate Addict:  Handmade decorative hot chocolate mugs The Tablescaper:  Ice skates and winter-y objects for a lovely table design Housepitality Designs:  Welcome shivering guests with a  tea party Top…

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Need a gift for that home decor lover? Try a Blinds.com gift card!

r December 16, 2013 | B Products + Trends
Blinds.com gift certificate

Do you have a decorating fanatic or new home owner in your life that needs a great Christmas gift?  Our Blinds.com gift certificates are PERFECT for helping finish those DIY projects and design dreams. It’s as easy as buying online, printing out the certificate and slipping into your holiday cards.  From custom blinds to designer Roman shades to draperies and beyond – Blinds.com might be the perfect fit for that hard-to-shop-for home lover on your list!  

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Trick or treating safety tips – no bones about it

r October 19, 2013 | B Holiday Fun

You know that we’re all about child safety at Blinds.com; today we’re taking it out of the windows and onto the streets! As the ghouls, goblins and super heroes emerge from their lairs this year for Halloween, here are a few trick-or-treating safety tips from our candy-loving team: Be seen by all – Don’t rely on jack-o-lantern light to guide your little ones through the crowd safely: Include white or light colored articles of clothing in your child’s costume if possible Add reflective tape to costumes, shoes and candy buckets Find some fun flashlights and make it a rule to keep them turned on all night Add some glowing bracelets to the Halloween ensemble for even more lit up options…

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Tips to get your home ready to sell

r August 25, 2013 | B Budget Design, Home Decor
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Ready to sell your home?  With home prices rising at record levels in 2013, we don’t blame you!  Moving is stressful enough, here are a few easy ways to get your house in tiptop shape for sale – your realtor will be proud: Curb check your home – what will visitors see? Walk through your home and property as a prospective buyer would – starting from the minute they drive up.  The key is to remove emotional attachment to your casa and eyeball it like a professional. Keep your lawn, trees and bushes trim, power wash the driveway to remove oil stains, remove the kiddo and pet toys from the area. And don’t forget those little details!  Make your entry…

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Pin Week with Blinds.com – win $100 CASH + special Levolor prize!

Enter our Blinds.com Pin Week contest (running from June 11th – June 18th, 2013) for a chance to win $100 cash DAILY and a $500 grand prize gift card from our friends at Levolor. Want to win $100 CASH + more from Levolor? Entering our Pin Week contest is easy: Fill out this super short form Follow us on Pinterest (www.pinterest.com/BlindsDotCom) Pin 5 items from Blinds.com and use the #BlindsComWin hashtag DONE!  We’ll contact winners via email + through Pinterest We’ll randomly pick our daily winners at 3pm CST – read our Pin Week rules here and get ready to rock your Pinterest!

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Curbly window makeover + $1000 Blinds.com giveaway

Our home decorating genius pals at Curbly recently underwent a window makeover in the Curbly House! We loved getting to treat them to our Face2Face video design consultation to make sure they picked the perfect product, send them free blinds samples to ogle and compare and then help them make their window covering dreams come true! Visit Curbly for your chance to win! Bruno and the Curbly team will be sharing their Before + After window covering story later this week, but you can hop over to their ‘Curbly Giveaway $1000 Blinds.com gift card’ post and enter to win today! All you have to do to win: Follow @Blindsdotcom on Pinterest Follow @Curbly on Pinterest Leave a comment on what…

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