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How to Throw a St. Patrick’s Day Party

r March 14, 2013 | B Seasonal Trends

The luckiest day of  the year is a good excuse to gather all of your favorite people in one place. A St. Patrick’s Day party should ripe with shamrocks, all things green, and some Celtic charm. Read on for our favorite DIY party decor ideas, and festive snacks.   ShamROCK the Party! Personalized Invites From Treat We absolutely love Treat Cards! They have the most adorable customizable designs, and they’ll send the card directly to your recipient. What could be easier! Build the excitement for your Irish bash with personalized invites sent to all.   Shamrock Flower Arrangement Use carnations and heart shaped floral foam to create this easy arrangement.   Clover Patch Cake Topper Make a simple cake stand…

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Furry Valentine Caption Contest – How to Win!

Sometimes making your sweetheart laugh out loud is a better gift than all that mushy stuff. Wouldn’t it make your day to wake up to this little guy on February 14th? He’s so pugly he’s cute, and there’s no way you can resist. Give him a caption on the Blinds.com Facebook Page by Wednesday February 6th at 12pm CST and you could win one of these prizes: 1 of 3 Valentine’s Temporary Tattoo Packs from Tattly A Hand-Holding-Friendly Mitten Bring on the Snark! Head over the Blinds.com Facebook page and give us your best one-liner (nothing dirty please!) for this little guy. Share the contest post with your friends and we’ll give you an extra entry! At noon on Wednesday we’ll…

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Football Food for the Big Game – Crabby Cities Face Off

r January 24, 2013 | B DIY Projects, Seasonal Trends

Whether it’s the Big Game or showing off your new kitchen blinds that’s got you hungry, it’s time to start strategizing for your dinner table line up. Others may be taking the brother battle angle when it comes to the game, but the real rivalry is a gastronomic one between two cities lousy with crabs. West and East coasters have divided loyalties between San Francisco’s bigger, flakier dungeness crabs and Baltimore’s smaller, sweeter blue crabs. Why not take the battle from the gridiron to the table and set these two crustaceans head to head? Baltimore Blues, or should we say Purples… Baltimore is known for it’s soft shell blue crabs, caught fresh from Chesapeake Bay. Give Ravens fans a taste of home with…

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Resolve to Restyle – New Years Decorating Resolutions

After the rush of the holidays, December 31st can sneak up on you. Many of us wrack our brains to come up with heartfelt and realistic resolutions as the ball is dropping, but don’t let the NYE pressure get to you. If redecorating is on your radar for 2013, we’ll help you get to the heart of your wishes for your home, and give you tools to make them a reality. Start with the Spaces You Love If you know your home is due for a design refresh but are at a loss for where to start, ask yourself these questions: Where do I spend the most time? What piece have I been meaning to replace for years? What areas…

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Give A Blinds.com Gift Card!

  Christmas is only a few days away, but it’s not too late to give the new homeowners, perpetual remodelers, and home decorating geeks in your life the gift of gorgeous new window treatments. Allow friends or family to treat themselves to a fresh new look for their windows, and the best thing is – they get to choose exactly what blinds, shades or shutters they want. The window treatments of their dreams will be custom made according to their window’s measurements and on their doorstep soon after. You can rest easy knowing that you’re sending a loved one to a company with great products and truly empathetic customer service. If you need help ordering a certificate, or are ever…

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Christmas Recipes + Kitchen Fun

r December 22, 2012 | B DIY Projects, Pinterest Faves, Seasonal Trends

One of our favorite things about Christmas time is making memories with friends and family in the kitchen. Today we’re sharing our favorite holiday recipes with you can whip up with loved ones this holiday season. Cook Up Some Holiday Cheer!   Peppermint White Chocolate Popcorn   This popcorn concoction will be irresistible to guests from 1 to 92, and it’s a snap to make! Here’s What you Need: 2 bags microwave popcorn, popped (18-20 cups) 1 6oz box candy canes or peppermint rounds, crushed 1 package Almond Bark 1 tsp peppermint extract or a few drops of peppermint oil & Salt to taste Place popcorn in a very large bowl or disposable roasting dish.  Pour crushed candy canes on top of…

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How to Winterize your Home for A Cozier Winter

Winter has arrived in full force, and in order to keep things cozy and warm it’s important to insulate your home against piercing drafts. These simple steps will help you winterize your home so your family will stay comfortable and your heating bill will cost you a lot less each month. Did You Know? - Properly winterizing your windows can save up to 15% on your energy bill. Make a Draft Snake to Snuggle Up Against Doors and Windows A Draft Snakes are wintertime door and window insulation standbys that worked just as well for grandma as they do today. These tubes of fabric can be filled with dried beans, kitty litter, rice, cotton, dried corn, or anything that will help…

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Deck Your Holiday Windows – Holiday Kitchen window decor

You’ve taken the time to adorn nearly every square inch of your home for the Holidays, but what about the windows? Because you have beautiful window coverings hanging in every frame (if you don’t, you should!) your guest’s eyes will naturally be drawn to your windows. Why not give them a little something to look at? Read on for beaucoups of festive ways to dress up your kitchen windows. Make a Merry Scene in Your Kitchen Window With family meals and parties galore, Christmas is often accompanied by more time in the kitchen. Make your cooking space a warm and inviting place to gather by decking  the kitchen window with boughs and bells. If you want to give your winter decor a…

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Deck Your Holiday Windows – Christmas Window Decals DIY

r December 20, 2012 | B DIY Projects, Pinterest Faves, Seasonal Trends

The holidays are fast approaching, but we’ll help you get in some easy last minute holiday decorating with our tutorial for DIY Christmas Window Decals. This simple holiday decoration adds street side cheer to homes, apartments, and would be gorgeous for Christmas window displays in retail shops. Plus, the whole family can get in on this project! DIY Christmas Window Decals: First, clean your window surface with glass cleaner and a soft, lint-free cloth. You can show off your finished creation to neighbors and passers-by by choosing a street facing window, or add unexpected cheer inside your house by placing smaller decals on mirrors in the bathroom or entry way. Next, select a design. We’ve collected some ideas below, but…

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Christmas Gift Guide: For the DIYer

Is there a creative soul in your life who’s happier when they’re stitching, bedazzling, or dreaming up charming homemade treasures? We’re bringing you holiday gift ideas for crafters so your DIY friends can think of you as they’re making something with their own two hands.   1. Paper Flower Kits from Paper Source – Any DIY lover will have a field day creating these beautiful paper flowers, and they’ll brighten up their home for a lot longer than a live bouquet. We’re crazy for these peppy poppies. 2. Bakers Twine – This candy-cane-esque string has been used to wrap up sweet treats for decades, but now it’s the hottest thing in the crafting world. Add a big roll to your friend’s…

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