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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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Sizzlin’ Summer with Blinds.com + Bounce Energy!

We’re excited to team up with our pals at Bounce Energy for some Sizzlin’ Summer Energy Savings during these months of sunshine and heat waves. Throughout the summer, we’ll be sharing home energy efficiency tips, summer adventure inspiration and ways to stay cool even on the most sweltering of days with your friends and family. Stay tuned on our Blinds.com blog and on the great Bounce Energy blog every week for sizzlin’ summertime fun and check out these summer surprises we’ve got for you…. Summer savings with Bounce Energy + Blinds.com! We believe that you should spend more money on ice cream and less money on keeping your home cool this summer!  Here are a couple of special summer promotions…

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Laura Ashley for your windows – fashion friendly savings!

There’s something about the Laura Ashley brand that conjures up English gardens, trendy UK fashion and designer home accents all at once.  It’s the perfect blend of vintage meets modern and classic meets fashion-forward. We love watching the great home decor trends that flow in from the UK, Laura Ashley USA is working hard to bring the best of Britain into more homes here in the States! Our custom Laura Ashley window treatments pair beautifully with the gorgeous fabrics, lighting and the rest of their home decorating products.  Enjoy a beautiful Laura Ashley pattern on your bed and pair it with sheer window shadings to complete the look. Facebook fan only Laura Ashley deal! For all of you fellow Laura Ashley lovers,…

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Window FAQ: How to fix a broken window blind cord

Welcome to another ‘Window FAQ’ post from Mindy, a fabulous Customer Service Representative here at Blinds.com.   How do I fix a broken blind or cell shade cord? Broken cords on your window treatments can happen – an overly vigorous window shade opening, a less than helpful family pet looking for a unique snack… life happens! Whatever the case may be, you don’t always have to replace the entire window covering just because your cord is broken. If the cord is the only part that needs to be replaced, check out www.fixmyblinds.com and look for their EZ-Restring Kits that ship directly to your home.  The kit will come complete with detailed instructions, so you’ll be enjoying your window treatments again in no time flat….

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4th of July sales + firework cupcakes (why not!?)

r July 3, 2012 | B Giveaways and Promotions

There are two things that excite us in particular about the 4th of July this year – great window covering sales and baking fun cupcakes to share at friends’ grilling parties. Act fast and get 10% off ALL Blinds.com brand blinds and shades (by 7/5/2012) – just in time to get your custom insect screens for your porch or faux silk roller shades for your swanky living room. But the great deals don’t end with the holiday, check out the rest of this month’s Blinds.com deals here.  Here’s one of our favorites!: 25% off Blinds.com Cape Code light filtering shades We love this sophisticated window shade because they look so modern and so soft at the same time – a…

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Window dressing, Bergdorf Goodman style

r July 2, 2012 | B Home Decor

There’s so much to enjoy about New York City.  I love the architecture, the people, the unique flavor of each street corner (falafel stands and Wafels + Dinges, what’s up!) and gawking at the sometimes startling prettiness found in department store windows.  My hands down favorite?  Bergdorf Goodman! How can your windows take inspiration from storefront window dressings? While your house or office windows may not boast mannequins and high fashion scooters, I firmly believe that the creativity of old school window dressing can be an inspiration for all areas of your home. There’s a lot to be said for artfully arranging holiday decorations, flowers, knick knacks and family heirlooms that can keep your decorating budget low while freshening up…

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Blinds.com is hiring! Join our 6/22 job fair

r June 20, 2012 | B Blinds.com Culture

The Blinds.com team is hiring awesome people! 8 hours a day is a long time – why not spend it loving where you are and growing an amazing career? If you’re in the area, stop by our Houston job fair this Friday, June 22nd 2012 from 9am – 3pm at our headquarters:  10555 Richmond Ave.  Houston, TX  77042 You can view all of our open positions in detail on the Blinds.com career page, do any of these fit your passion and skill set? Sales team member / design consultant Customer service team member UI rock star Business analyst   Let’s work together!  Our employees voted us the #1 BEST PLACE TO WORK IN HOUSTON and you’ll see why the minute…

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Real Customer Photos: Summer sun edition!

Your windows are with you all year long, but there’s no time like the summer to really appreciate a great light and heat blocking window covering! Here are a few of our favorite solar shade and insulating cell shade reviews, just in time for the sweltering summer heat. Bali Solar Shades: “Perfect for hot windows” “We live in GA and our back yard of flowers faces South. Before we got our Sunscreen blind it was like living in a cave for about the nine hot months. Now it is cool in the room and we can see our garden. It is our perfect solution and can’t wait to do our breakfast room the same way.”  ~Thanks to reviewer: luanngreencat Graber…

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Giveaway: $5000 cash sweepstakes from Blinds.com

r June 8, 2012 | B Giveaways and Promotions

What would you do with $5000 in your pocket?  Take a great summer vacation?  Finish that home design project you’ve been dreaming of?  Pad your savings account with glee? Blinds.com is doing (another!!) cash giveaway – this time for $5000!!  That’s a lot of beachside mojitos, kid’s sunscreen and charcoal for your next BBQ grill party! How to win the Blinds.com $5000 giveaway We’re making it easy on ya’ – to enter the sweepstakes, simply follow this link (http://bit.ly/blinds5k) and fill out your name / email and submit.  Voila – you’re done! In the meantime, start dreaming up your next window decorating update (we’ve got some pretty great window shades on sale this month!) and get inspired with our Pinterest…

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Summer design: outside in, inside out

r June 7, 2012 | B DIY Projects, Seasonal Trends

Updating your home décor with the seasons is a great way to change the look and feel in your home on a budget with an extra accent piece or two – and often without even spending a dime! Getting your home ready for summer is all about re-purposing furniture, re-arranging your favorite accent pieces and adding a little season-appropriate color to make it extra special.  Here are a couple of ideas to get you going: Make the outdoors livable! Make your porch, patio or yard an enticing place to relax and host friends.  Whether it’s the kids swimming in the pool, a grill party or inviting a neighborhood pal for a mojito Get cozy outdoor seating!  Cover your living room floor pillows…

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June deals for your summer windows

r June 6, 2012 | B Giveaways and Promotions

Nothing says summer like grilling parties, poolside gatherings and family visits – is your home ready for an influx of guests and sunshine? We’ve got some great deals on custom window treatments for you, just in time for the neighbors, in-laws and friends. One of our favorites products on sale is our brand new motorized cell shade that lets you conquer even the hardest to reach windows.  And the ‘oh coooool’ factor of having a remote control for your window shade is undeniable, don’t you think? Check out our June savings below and don’t forget to ‘Like’ us on Facebook for our special June Facebook fan only deal!

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