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Mindy Schultz

Mindy Schultz

Mindy is a recent lover of all things Pinterest, writing blogs for The Finishing Touch, and finding awesome books to download on her new iPad. She also is an avid Ellen DeGeneres fan… but really… who isn’t?!

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Lift it, baby! What are the different window covering lift types?

  At Blinds.com, we want to make your shopping experience both easy and exciting.   With countless custom options, we know the purchase process can feel overwhelming – most specifically when it comes to lift types. Here, we’ll outline the most popular lift options available on a lot of Blinds.com products. Standard Pull Cord The standard pull cord is the most common lift you will see on binds or shades.  The standard pull features a sturdy cord that hangs straight along the side of the product. Choose between left or right side pull locations. The standard pull cord is not recommended for heavy products or on wide windows. Cordless The are many benefits to selecting the cordless option.  For starters, the blind or shade is…

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5 DIY Home Decorating Smartphone Apps To Love

r June 11, 2014 | B Crafty at Home, Design Links

Make your phone work as hard as you do to beautify your home. Last year I featured 5 popular apps to help with home decoration in the post: Design Help From Your Smartphone – 5 DIY Apps. Because of its tremendous success, I’m back with more great iPhone and Android apps to help you decorate! Metal Detector As a company, one of our core values is to make everything easy and exciting for our customers. So, the metal detector app was a great find.  Available for the iPhone only, the metal detector app is the perfect tool for anyone ready to hang a window blind, a picture frame, etc.  The app helps customers locate steel studs in the wall or lost magnetized…

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Get Trendy This Summer With Color – Pinterest Fab 4

As summer rolls in, so do new color trends and finds. Give your home a fresh look this season with the hottest new colors: gold, orchid, dazzling blue and hemlock.  Gold and Brass For years, silver and its cohorts have ruled the world.  But now, gold accented metals are finding their way back in. Make your room sparkle by adding gold and brass accents like coffee tables, wall decor, mirrors, etc. Radiant Orchid The 2014 Pantone Color of the Year is the perfect addition to your home this summer. Add a simple radiant orchid throw pillow to your favorite outdoor furniture set, color-themed lanterns to your backyard patio, radiant orchard umbrellas to your favorite lounge chairs, or best yet, dress…

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How to Shorten Blinds – Window FAQ

r February 13, 2014 | B DIY Projects, FAQ Customer Service

If you own wood or faux wood blinds that are too long, there’s no need to replace them. You can shorten them at home in a few easy steps. Read on to learn how to shorten wood blinds. So Your Blinds Are Too Long? Let’s Fix That! First let’s get to know your blinds a bit. There are two cords you need to know about. Running through the center of each slat is a thicker cord called the lift cord. The second cord called the ladder cord, weaves around each slat and runs along the front and back of the blinds. The last ‘slat’ of your blinds is called the bottom rail and pushed into it are two or more bottom…

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‘Tis the Season of Love: DIY Valentine’s Day Gifts and Crafts

r February 6, 2014 | B DIY Projects, Holiday Fun, Pinterest Faves

Whether you’re looking for a DIY gift for your sweetheart or homemade Valentine’s Day decor for home, love and creativity are in the air this February 14th! Have some fun with my favorite DIY Valentine’s Day gifts and decor this February! DIY Valentines Cards We all have days when we need to be reminded how much the people in our lives care about us.  That’s why this DIY Valentine’s card idea is so perfect. Choose a Hallmark card for every occasion and come up with as many “Open when…” ideas as you can.  To save money you can print cards at home or make your own.  No matter who your special someone is, they will love this thoughtful gift! DIY Valentines Day Garland The possibilities…

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Four Ways to Get Organized in 2014

The New Year brings a new you, new clothes, new health, new goals – and in my opinion, the best way to start “new” with any aspect of your life, is by getting organized! Pinterest Fab 4: Four Ways To Get Organized in 2014 Clever Kitchen Organization Ideas If you’re anything like me, you spend little as little time as possible cooking or cleaning.  Just saying – the microwave is my best friend.  But, having a crazy organized kitchen might be just the trick to getting me to the stove. The less mess, the less stress, and the more likely I will start picking up the spatula.  Here are 14 Clever Kitchen Organization Ideas I found on Pinterest that might…

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What is the Difference Between Single Cellular Shades and Double Cellular Shades?

r January 22, 2014 | B Editor's Picks, FAQ Customer Service

Honeycomb Cellular Shades have a lot to offer.  With a wide range of colors, light filtering and room darkening fabrics, and advanced lift options – the custom combinations are endless!  However, many customers aren’t sure when to choose single cellular shades or double cellular shades.   So what is the difference between Single Cell Shades and Double Cell Shades? Single Cell In many cases, single cellular honeycomb shades are less expensive than double cell.  They use less material and generally have a shorter manufacturing time – which gives you big savings. Another advantage to single cellular shades is insulation.  With their single layer of pleats, the honeycomb material reduces energy costs by filtering light and blocking UV rays. We have a wide selection of single cell…

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Pinterest Fab 4: Inexpensive Holiday Decor

r December 23, 2013 | B DIY Projects, Pinterest Faves

It’s not to late to try these DIY Christmas Decor Projects that’ll bring spirit, joy and warmth into your home. At Blinds.com, we are all about saving money, so let’s get festive with these inexpensive holiday decor ideas! Holiday Door Every year around this time, I take at least one night to drive around and look at the holiday lights and décor. Decorating the outside of your home is just as much fun as the inside!  Be the talk of the street with your very own Nutcracker themed front door. Find step by step instructions on how to create this great look here. Floating Candle Centerpiece Go to your local dollar store, to find the supplies to this next holiday décor…

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Pinterest Fab 4: Homemade Gifts

r November 8, 2013 | B Budget Design, DIY Projects, Holiday Fun

With the holidays quickly approaching, the spirit of giving is among us now more than ever! As gift giving comes and goes, so does the money in our wallet!  Check out today’s Pinterest Fab 4: Homemade Gifts to learn how to stay in the spirit of giving without breaking the bank. Candy Cane Sugar Scrub Sugar Scrubs are the perfect gifts for all teachers, friends and family, and are super easy DIY projects to make! There are tons of recipes/styles on how to create your sugar scrub, but this Candy Cane Sugar Scrub is the perfect holiday find. Learn how to create this holiday mix step-by-step here. DIY Antique Candles Everyone loves a good smelling candle, but with prices ranging from $10-$20 dollars for one,…

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Top 10 Cool Halloween Projects

r October 28, 2013 | B DIY Projects, Holiday Fun

Halloween is the one time a year to celebrate the combination of orange and black, the cob webs and spiders, the goriness of blood, and the superstitious black cats. Let out the goblins and ghosts in this month Top 10 Cool Halloween Projects Frankenstein yogurt cups Everyone’s favorite monster comes out for a little snack with this holiday concoction. Celebrate the cherished Mary Shelley creation with this yummy treat.  Great for any kids Halloween party, Frankenstein Yogurt Cups are simple and easy to make.   With a black sharpie, make your very own Frankenstein by drawing his face on the outside of a clear plastic cup.   Add vanilla pudding tinted with green food coloring to make his familiar face and crush…

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