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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.

Posts by Katie

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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Light filtering shades: real customer photos

r December 5, 2012 | B Products + Trends, Real Customer Photos

Whether you want a splash of color in your windows or increased privacy, our Norman brand light filtering cell shades are a great window shade upgrade for your home.  Seriously, check out all of the 120+ colors! The insulating honeycomb shades mean better room temperature control and, if you’re looking forward to sleeping in on the weekend, you’ll go crazy over our selection of blackout cell shades too. Click through our window covering sale page this month to see how much you can save. Cell shade love from a real Blinds.com customer “Fantastic Light Filtering Shades” feedback from customer Loretta E. The shades arrived quickly. They were labeled clearly so that I knew which one went where, and they were cut…

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Blinds.com December Sale! – Winterize your Windows

Did you know: 18-20% of your homes heat loss occurs through windows? For many of us around the country, as temperatures drop, the heating bill starts to climb. We have a wide selection of cutting edge insulating window coverings that will keep your family comfortable and make your house more efficient, so you’ll be sending less cash to the energy company. Insulating cell shades not only block drafts, but they trap air in fabric pockets to prevent heat transfer through the panes of your windows. We know this is the time when you need to bundle up your windows, so we’re giving you savings on insulating cellular shades from all of our major brands during December!   Shop Cellular Shades on Sale…

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Angry Birds for Thanksgiving? Why not!?

Happy Thanksgiving, friends! From the Blinds.com team to you, we wish you a beautiful day of family, food and fun! We had a great time prepping for our own Thanksgiving festivities with a rousing ‘Canstruction’ of donated food for the Houston Food Bank – Angry Birds style, of course. We’re grateful for YOU! Every day we are honored to have the opportunity to serve you and your family.  Thank you for welcoming us into your home! If you are itching for some Thanksgiving shopping without the annoying lines, we’ve got some great blinds Cyber Shopping Deals and are always here to help. Check out our Facebook fanpage and Twitter for even more top secret deals – saving and looking great…

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Real customer photos: Vertical blinds for great light

r November 12, 2012 | B Real Customer Photos

We love a nice set of custom window draperies, but sometimes your windows (and sliding glass doors) need a window treatment that gives you more light control AND a great look. Lighting and looks with Vertical S Blinds Meet customer ‘Cornwell’ from Indiana (and their dining room above!) who fought back against annoying, sunny glares to reclaim their space: We bought the vertical Levolor “S” blinds for our Dining Room because: 1. We were tired of the affect our heavy drapes were having on room appearance, and 2. Tired of the necessary upkeep required for the heavy material used in the drapery. The Levolor Blinds exceeded our expectations in several areas. Not only did the blinds improve the visual aspect…

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Collections for home decoration: Pinterest Fab 4

r September 21, 2012 | B Home Decor, Pinterest Faves

In a way, Pinterest is about creating collections of our favorite things, but today we’re bringing you a few ways to display the things you gather in real life. 1. Printer’s Trays were originally used to sort typesetting pieces in the time when all printed materials were set by hand. They have since gone out of use, but their eclectic look and varied cubby holes make them perfect for displaying a collection of tiny trinkets. 2. A kitschy collection of vintage globes is perfect for a space that’s home to a geography buff, world traveller, or a few curious kiddoes. They’ll bring warm feelings of school room nostalgia and can fill troublesome empty spaces because of their large size. 3. Cloches,…

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Dorm kitchens and bathrooms – how to survive in style

r September 19, 2012 | B Dorm Room Decor, Home Decor

Read on to find our Dream Dorm Decor question of the week. Leave an answer in the comments and you’ll have a chance to win our Dream Dorm Prize Packs! Hey Good Lookin’, Whatcha Got Cookin’? Although on-campus dining is a necessity when you need to grab a bite in between classes, there will come a point when you just can’t eat that greasy cafeteria pizza any more. Get the tools you need for basic food prep. This Global Stripes dinnerware set from Corelle has a great graphic pattern and won’t chip or break.   For a truly eclectic look, mix and match this Potter’s Workshop Tableware from West Elm. Plus it’s dishwasher and microwave safe. One meal you’ll be…

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Try out our ‘Window Shopper’ mobile app + win a tablet!

r September 18, 2012 | B Giveaways and Promotions, New Products

This contest has ended, but try out our app for free and see the latest Blinds.com giveaways here. Sometimes, seeing really is believing – we know how important it is to know how great your blinds or shades will look in your home before ordering! That’s why ‘The Window Shopper’ Blinds.com mobile app is so perfect for our customers – now available for both Android and iPhone users! Here’s how to use ‘The Window Shopper’ to shop for your home window fashions: Take a photo of your window ‘Try on’ your favorite blinds and shades in a variety of different colors to ensure a perfect look Order free samples delivered to your home Send your photos to your best pal / decorating buddy…

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