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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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Window FAQ: How to fix vertical blinds with light gaps

r September 6, 2012 | B DIY Projects, FAQ Customer Service

Welcome to another ‘Window FAQ’, with answers provided by our fabulous Customer Service Team at Blinds.com. If you have a window covering question you’d like us to address, leave a comment below! How can I remove the space between my Vertical Blind slats? The main purpose of vertical blinds is to block out unwanted light. But if slats won’t lie flat against one another, beams of light can shine in through gaps and drive a person crazy! Vertical Blinds Fix #1: Dryer Sheets! Because some vertical blinds are made of PVC, they attract static electricity. This causes the slats to push away from one another, and creates a gap for light to come through. The good news is that there’s an…

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Labor Day blinds and shades sale!

r August 29, 2012 | B Giveaways and Promotions

Want 10% off our Blinds.com brand blinds and shades? You got it!  Let’s celebrate Labor Day with a little window style and a great discount on our Blinds.com brand designer blinds and shades. If you’ve been waiting for a great blinds sale discount to get your rooms ready for fall, you’ll love our 10% off on products like: Double cell blackout shades Cordless roman shades 2″ wood blinds 2″ fauxwood blinds Happy Labor Day from Blinds.com! Our great Labor Day discounts end on September 5th, 2012 – we make shopping fun and installation easy, so you can enjoy your weekend!

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Real customer photos: Wood blinds for the dining room

r August 9, 2012 | B Real Customer Photos

Already have your dream dining room furniture and fabulous china that make your dinner party soirees sparkle?  How are those dining room windows looking? We love what one customer has done throughout her home with our beautiful custom 2-inch wood blinds, just look at how her dining room windows glow! 2-inch Deluxe Windows: ” Love these wood blinds!”  I liked these wooden blinds right away; (I chose golden oak) measured, ordered and had them installed in less than 2 weeks. I admire them and wonder why I didn’t do these window treatments sooner! After doing 5 windows in my bedroom and bath, I measured, ordered and received the blinds for my remaining bedrooms and dining room, pictured above. Next, I…

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Think YOU have it hot? Summer video fun

As part of our Sizzlin’ Summer series with Bounce Energy, this week we’re looking at some of the toastiest spots on the planet.  Think that YOU have it hot?  Maybe not after watching some of these fun sizzlin’ summer videos! Night time is a hot summer day’s best friend, but imagine enjoying the Icelandic sights in full light for 24 hours a day, thanks to the blazing midnight sun: A dip in the pool is great for anyone on a hot day – imagine how great a quick splash feels for the elephants at the Houston Zoo? Appreciate your sub-136 degree weather with a look at the jaw droppingly beautiful (and steamy) Sahara desert: Sure it’s snowy outside, but these…

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Congrats to our $5000 Cash Giveaway winner!

r August 1, 2012 | B Giveaways and Promotions

There are few things, besides picking perfect blinds and eating cake, that are more exciting for our team than getting to do fun giveaways! Thanks to all who entered our $5000 Cash Giveaway, we had massive participation and selected our winner this morning! Want to find out who won $5000? Fan us on Facebook and check out our $5000 winner app to see who gets to celebrate big time!  As always, stay tuned  for more giveaways, contests and promotions – even if you didn’t win this time around!

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Sliding glass doors look great with vertical sheer shades

Sliding glass doors or large window challenges giving your window decor ideas a run for their money?  Our vertical sheer window shades could be your new favorite home design addition! These soft vertical shades are an elegant way to update your home’s look with all of the functionality of a traditional vertical shade, but a far more elegant feel! Washable, beautiful and durable – you’ll love these sheer shades! Beautiful and durable, you can freshen up your sheer shades in your washing machine on the gentle cycle with cold water (no dryers, please!).  And best of all,  the great new sheer shading colors are just right to spruce up any room – our free sample ordering makes it easy to pick your favorite in person! What…

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$5000 giveaway – sign up by 7/31 to win big!

r July 25, 2012 | B Giveaways and Promotions

Just a friendly reminder to enter yourself into our Blinds.com $5000 cash giveaway! Your deadline to enter your email and cross your fingers, toes and other extremeties is next Tuesday 7/31.  We’ll announce the winner on our Facebook page, so fan us today to keep in touch! Questions?  Comments?  Brainstorms on what you’ll spend your winnings on?  Leave us a comment and GOOD LUCK!!

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Top tips for great summer photos

r July 24, 2012 | B Seasonal Trends

Oh the hazy days of summer with all of its adventures, road trips and grilling recipe discoveries. As part of our ongoing Sizzlin’ Summer Energy Savings series with our friends at Bounce Energy, this week we’re looking at how to best celebrate the smokin’ hot summer months with cool summer photos! How to take the best summer photos Shooting photos of people- The best summer memories are based around the people you spend it with, here are a few tips for capturing even the most camera shy of friends and family: Keep it candid!  Be ‘that guy’ that is constantly shooting photos before anyone realizes it to capture the most genuine moments and smiles of your get-togethers.  Keep your camera…

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Survive the summer heat in the great outdoors

r July 17, 2012 | B Energy Saving, Seasonal Trends

As part of our Sizzlin’ Summer Energy Savings series with Bounce Energy, today we’re looking at ways you can survive the heat while enjoying the great outdoors. Get those outdoor spaces ready to play! Knowing that you’ll be enjoying summer games, star gazing and barbeques outside this year means giving a little more thought to the outdoor spaces you’ll be living in. Source: joannagoddard.blogspot.com via Jennifer on Pinterest   You’ll love our great patio and yard decorating tips post, especially when you fight the heatwave with an exterior sun shade.  Invest in a nice large umbrella for your uncovered porch, pick up some fun decorative hand fans for guests and surprise your friends with a backyard water feature!   Dress…

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iDreamofClean keeps cool with honeycomb shades!

We love it when our window treatments can help tie a room together (yes, we’re fans) and make a home more livable to boot!   So when we read how our double cell honeycomb black out shades made a difference on the iDreamofClean blog, we had to share! Have you visited this blog before?  It’s focused on sharing tips and tricks for keeping your home clean, organized and livable so you have more time for the fun stuff! Honeycomb shades cool it down! Our team lives and breathes customer service, so hearing about Christine (and her family’s) great experiences with ordering their window treatments from us pretty much made our day. But we especially love what Christine has to say about using…

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