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Introducing our Summer Intern Rachel: Her Thoughts on Blinds.com

r July 2, 2013 | B Blinds.com Culture

Maybe you’ve already read some of my posts or maybe you’re meeting me for the first time! Either way, I wanted to talk about my experience thus far at Blinds.com and share a little about myself: Now that I’ve interned with Blinds.com for about a month, I’ve gained a lot of insight to how the company runs. Before I was offered the job, I had done a little research – I knew that Blinds.com had won ‘Marketer of the Year’ and ‘Best Place to Work in Houston’. I knew that it was a successful company and was supposed to be a fun place to work – but I had no idea to what extent. The first time that I walked…

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Playing in the Sand at the AIA Sandcastle Competition

r June 4, 2013 | B Blinds.com Culture

Imagine a gathering of over 50 Houston-area architecture, design and engineering firms. Now imagine that this gathering takes place on the beach and that all of the firms are competing – for who can build the best sandcastle. It’s not your everyday business convention. Lucky for us this is a real event; the AIA Sandcastle Competition happens every year at East Beach in Galveston, TX. Rachel, the new Marketing & Social Media intern was fortunate enough to get an inside look at the competition and help build with the firm PDG Architects. She was so excited about her day at the beach that she wanted to share her experience with the Blinds.com community: I had no idea that sandcastle-construction could be so complex….

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Christine Ha (MasterChef Winner) Talks Recipes, Gordon Ramsay, and Experimenting Without Fear at Blinds.com

r May 29, 2013 | B Blinds.com Culture

New cookbook author and reality cooking star, Christine Ha, visited the offices of Blinds.com to share her story of experimenting without fear of failure and traded tales from her time cooking with Chef Gordon Ramsay. Christine not only set herself apart as a home cook who could stand the test of intense culinary challenges, but went on to win as the first visually impaired contestant on the show. We at Blinds.com are big fans of Christine because she calls Houston her home as we do, and she’s married to our awesome graphic designer, John. As the season aired, MasterChef buzz swept the office with watching parties and lots of water cooler talk about the next round that Christine had gotten through….

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Crafty at Home: Really Easy Pillow Covers from The Happier Homemaker

r May 16, 2013 | B Crafty at Home, DIY Projects

It’s time to pull out the patio furniture for lazy days of lemonade sipping and relaxing. Are your pillows looking a little lackluster after being crammed in the garage all winter? Make pretty pillow covers in just a few minutes with this tutorial from Melissa at The Happier Homemaker.   DIY Pillow Covers from The Happier Homemaker   With some decorative pillows running at $80-$100, this project is truly a godsend. Read on for step-by step instructions. Supplies Sewing Machine About a Yard of Fabric – Melissa used a shower curtain that’ll be more durable outdoors. Coordinating Thread Straight Pins An Old Pillow   What to Do 1. Cut fabric to the exact width of your pillow and 2.5 times the length…

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Do You Love Your Mama? Blinds.comers Do!

r May 10, 2013 | B Blinds.com Culture

  None of us would be where we are today without moms and mother figures in our lives. In honor of mother’s day, we asked our employees, “What did your mom teach you about decorating?” Here’s what they had to say:   What did your mom teach you about decorating? “My mom is a master home decorator.  I love the fact that her house never looks the same twice, it is in a constant state of change which keeps things interesting. Because of her, I now decorate like a crazy person for any season or holiday that tickles my fancy.  It’s fun shopping for little decorative items (especially after the fact on clearance sale!) to tuck into corners of rooms, to jazz…

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Crafty at Home – Spirograph Upcycling

r April 29, 2013 | B Crafty at Home, DIY Projects

Do you still have a spirograph somewhere in the back of your closet? “Spiromania” really hit the US when it was introduced as a creative children’s toy in 1966. Kids have been going to town creating psychadelic, geeky designs for generations since.   Your eyes won’t believe what your hands have done!   Crafty at Home: Spirograph Upcycling We decided to bring back this classic toy to upcycle t-shirts, tote bags, and other neglected items from around the house that need some groovy flair. Download the Printable Instructions!   Spirograph Kit – Find them on Amazon Ultra Fine Point Sharpies – Only fine tip markers will fit in Spirograph holes Cardboard Cotton T-Shirt Canvas Tote Bag Paper Covered Notebook Blank Note…

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The Surprising History of Blackout Curtains

Today blackout shades are a godsend to daytime sleepers and those who like to get some extra shut eye on the weekends. Not to mention the ambiance they create for a home movie viewing. But, did you know that blackout curtains got their start during World War II? Put That Light Out! There’s A War On! How To Hide An Entire City When nighttime air raids threatened many major cities in northern Europe, area-wide blackouts were instated. Allied leaders believed that without man-made light coming from cities, bomber planes would have trouble navigating by sight and reaching their targets.   Cover up! Blackout regulations began to be enforced in Britain in 1939. They required that all windows and doors were…

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The Dos and Don’ts of Cordless Blinds

No matter how insignificant it may seem, intuitive design can remove many of life’s little headaches add to stress and frustration. Have you ever made a fool of yourself jerking a blinds cord from side to side trying to adjust it? We believe that basic operation shouldn’t be a challenge. That’s why Blinds.com offers an alternative that makes raising your blinds effortless, and even a little fun – cordless. Free Cordless During April! During April we’re offering a free cordless upgrade for many top products, but time’s almost up! The sale ends 3/31. Free Cordless Upgrade on Blinds.com Brand Shades Free Cordless on Bali Shades Free Cordless on Graber Blinds and Shades   The Dos and Don’ts of Cordless Blinds Cordless…

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The Hottest Spring Colors Come To Your Windows

Ready to shed those drab winter layers and liven up your look for spring? In the fashion world, Spring 2013 is blooming with bright colors that don’t hold back. Your home decor can fall victim to a wash of greys and oatmeals during winter too, so brighten it back up with spring’s hottest hues on your windows.   Cellular Shades in Top Spring Colors Cellular shades are the colored skinny jeans of the window fashion world. They can be dressed up or down, are uber functional, always crisp, and a no brainer solution to brighten up a room. Our Norman Brand Cellular Shades have just undergone a complete color makeover with extensive research into what’s trending now in the home…

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Real Customer Photo: Embrace Color with Shutter Style Wood Blinds

One of our customers needed blinds to cover the variety of window shapes and sizes in her living room. In the end, she achieved a cohesive look with Bali 2 1/2″ Northern Heights Shutter Style Wood Blinds in every window. She originally favored white as a safe choice, but with a helpful nudge from her husband she chose the more adventurous Saddle Brown. “Extremely Pleased!!” Here What She Had To Say: “I utilized the design consultant prior to purchasing the blinds. Somewhat hesitant about the 2 1/2 inch blinds since my front windows are very large. I initially selected white, however hubby convinced me that I shouldn’t be afraid of color. We decided on the saddle brown. “Hubby convinced me…

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