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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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Levolor Cellular Shades- See Insulating Shades In A New Light

r December 13, 2012 | B Seasonal Trends, Solving Design Problems

As Winter approaches, Martha Stewart is telling us to winterize our gardens, but why not winterize our windows too? It’s just as important to keep your family and pets protected from the cold as it is your begonias. 10 to 20 percent of your home’s heating and cooling costs can be attributed to loss of energy through windows. Levolor Cellular Shades act as a thermal barrier for your windows by trapping air in their honeycomb shaped pockets. Bundle up your windows for winter and you could save you a ton of money! Levolor Cellular Shades are made of soft, durable fabric that is easy to clean and comes in over 80 colors, so it’s sure to match your existing decor….

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Fresh Color Palettes for Holiday Decorating

Were you a little weary pulling out the same old Christmas decorations this year? It may be time to find some fresh holiday colors to liven up the look of your home this season. We love that this dining room maintains a modern black and white palette while splashes of traditional holiday crimson add a festive feel. Many of us deck our halls (and mantles and trees) with decorations that have been passed down from parents and grandparents. The heart of the holiday season is tradition, so we’re bringing you Christmas decor palettes that will blend heirloom decor with new bright-hued treasures for a chic contemporary look.   Dusty Berry Hues Add holiday cheer to a neutral year round porch…

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Order Now to Get Your Blinds by Christmas!

Starting to get RSVPs from holiday party guests, but still haven’t gotten around to ordering new blinds? It’s not too late! Order by December 9th and we’ll have your windows covered in time for Christmas, or your order is on us! Holiday prep can drive even the best of us to our wit’s end, so we want to make this to do list item completely stress free. We’ll have your home looking great in time for eggnog, caroling, and chats by the fire, all you have to do is play the host. Click here to see what products are eligible for guaranteed delivery by Christmas. Get These Top Products by Christmas!   Winterize Your Windows with Cellular Shades – On…

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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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Thanksgiving Clean-Up Tips

r November 22, 2012 | B DIY Projects, Home Decor, Seasonal Trends

The Thanksgiving meal is through and all the rest of the family’s snoozing in front of the game, but the battle’s not over yet. You still have to figure out how to get all that food in the fridge and tackle the mountain of dishes before you. We’ve got a few helpful hints to get you through the biggest clean-up of the year.   Scrub-a-dub-dub! If you pulled out the fine china this year, or are just overloaded with dirty dishes, you’ll probably have to do some hand washing. Here’s how to get through it as efficiently as possible: Save water by using a dish tub or filling up the sink instead of running each dish under the faucet. Wash…

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