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The Best 4th of July Party Ideas

r June 13, 2014 | B DIY Projects, Seasonal Trends

Whether you’re having a blowout 4th of July party, or just want to make this year’s family gathering more special, we’ve rounded up the best snacks and decor for the occasion. Read on for lots and lots of 4th of July party ideas. Patriotic Ice Cubes Make simple drinks fun and fruity with raspberry and blueberry ice cubes. Via mom.me. DIY Old Fashioned Flag Bunting This classic flag bunting makes us think of breezy front porches, barbershop quartets wearing straw hats and 4th of July celebrations of yore. Via HMH Designs. Fun Fourth Photo Backdrop Make giant tassels with tissue paper and mylar and drape across an empty wall for an instant photo spot. Via Fab. Red, White and Blue Dipped…

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10 Ways to Get Your Home Ready for The Holidays

r November 5, 2013 | B Seasonal Trends

Ready to ring in the holiday season at home? Here are 10 holiday decorating ideas, ways to prep for holiday guests, and organizing solutions that will make this time of year SO much easier. 1. Perfect the Guest Bedroom Eclectic Bedroom by Los Angeles Photographers Erika Bierman Photography Guest bedrooms can become a dumping ground, so first thing’s first – clear out all the extra junk and stow it somewhere else. Under the bed is a great hiding place. Guests won’t be looking there and will appreciate the room to move around. Think about potential overnight annoyances. Is there a streetlight right outside the window? Hang some blackout shades. Is there a draft? Leave an extra blanket at the foot…

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Bedroom Window Makeover on The Well Crafted Home

Our friend Lauren runs an incredible blog called The Well Crafted Home. She’s a new wife who shares home decor craft tutorials and recipes for yummy treats that the whole family will love. Tune in every week for Well Crafted Wednesdays where she shares the cutest DIY projects from around the internet. The Well Crafted Home Window Makeover Lauren’s bedroom just got a fresh new look with soft fabric roman shades custom fitted just for her windows. Like many, she is new to the world of window coverings, so she tried out our new service, Face2Face. She  video chatted with one of our in-house designers to find the perfect fit for her window. Here’s what she had to say:  “I had never bought blinds before so I was not sure how…

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Pinterest Fab 4: Back to School

r August 31, 2012 | B Pinterest Faves

There’s a wonderful feeling of newness and excitement that comes with the start of school. The movie “You’ve Got Mail” captures this feeling best when Joe Fox asks Kathleen Kelley: “Don’t you love New York in the fall? It makes me wanna buy school supplies. I would send you a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils if I knew your name and address.” Whether or not you or a little one are starting school this year, let’s get back that first day of school feeling with these classroom-inspired finds. 1. Smile-inducing school lunch ideas- Pack a lunch that makes your student smile when they open their lunch box, or feel like a kid again by bringing some creative eats to work….

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