Category: The Blog

The Health Benefits of Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are inexpensive, delicious, and nutritious; so why aren’t we eating more of them? Keep reading for four very convincing reasons why we should all have a little more sweet potato on our plates.   They help to ward of cold, flu, and disease. Sweet potatoes contain vitamin C, which helps the body fight […]

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DIY Decor Ideas using Succulents

In addition to being low maintenance, non-green-thumb-friendly and drought-tolerating, succulents also happen to be interesting to look at it, making them the ideal plants to decorate with, indoors or out. We’ve rounded up five great ideas to incorporate succulents into your home’s decor.   A Succulent Terrarium  Simple, satisfying and self-contained, a DIY terrarium is […]

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How to Choose the Right Kitchen Sink 

There are very few features in the home that are used as often, and in such a versatile manner, as the kitchen sink. Here are a few tips for picking the one that will work the best for you.   Single or Double Even if you don’t cook a lot, you still may want to […]

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Easy DIY Teepees and Play Tents to Make at Home

A tipi or play tent is great for reading, arts and crafts, entertaining play dates, doing homework, and even taking naps. To boot, there are dozens of ways to DIY your own at home. Here are four DIY ideas to get you started.   This classic teepee requires not much more than sticks, fabric, and […]

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5 Ways to Develop Stronger Intuition

  Much like confidence and self-awareness, being intuitive is a practice that can be cultivated and learned. Intuition is a powerful and often underestimated tool that we all encompass; but there’s a difference between simply possessing intuition and understanding it to the point of trusting it. Learn how to heighten the impact of your intuition with […]

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5 Creative Candy Inspired Cocktails

Did you freeze the leftover Halloween candy like we suggested you do? Here are a few fun ways to use up the leftover candy for your next dinner party!   Lemon Drop Martini If you love classic candies, this cocktail is the perfect choice for you. What you’ll need: Vodka triple sec superfine sugar fresh lemon […]

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Creative Ideas for Small Dining Rooms

Dealing with a small dining room? Try one or more of these ideas to make the best use of your available space!     Light Tactically   Shine a spotlight on the MVP of your dining room: the table. Just ensure that the fixture you chose is one that’s scale to the table and doesn’t overwhelm […]

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Teaching Teens How to Budget

Especially when it come to familiarizing your kids with all things money, early is always better. The hope is, if you teach your kids how to spend and save smart from a young age, smart budgeting will become something that is simply ingrained. Here are a few tips to get you and your teens on […]

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5 Storage Ideas for Your Bedroom Door

Whether your home is big or small, every square inch counts. In that spirit, we’ve rounded up five creative ways to utilize the commonly under-utilized space behind the bedroom door.   This over-the-door shoe organizer, available in a 24 pair or a 36 pair version, is a strong but simple hanging rack; perfect for the […]

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Creative Ways to Wear a Scarf

One scarf can go a long way! Keep reading for creative scarf ideas bound to upgrade any outfit.   The classic, casual hang.   In your hair – for a youthful, summery look.   For an elegant, timeless look, how about this ’50s inspired neck wrap idea?   Coupled with a belt, over a plain […]

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How to Develop Self-Awareness

  A few weeks ago, we wrote about habits that build confidence, and this week we’ve got one more for you. Self-awareness, when practiced habitually, not only builds confidence but can be the cornerstone of a content and successful life. Here are three steps to take to promote healthy self-awareness in your life.   Understand […]

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DIY Wainscoting Ideas We Love

 

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Creative DIY Ideas for Your Kitchen Backsplash

 

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Fun, DIY Ideas for Chess Lovers

 

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Reno Johnston’s 6 Keys to Creating a Successful Mindset

Get Over Yourself If you’re sitting here reading this right now, get over yourself. And I say that with the utmost love. Get over yourself because that’s the first issue. You are so caught up in yourself and thinking you’re not actually improving, you’re not growing. Progression is so important. It’s fundamental. If you’re not […]

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Kitchen Design Inspiration from Evelyn Eshun

Evelyn Eshun shares two kitchen looks inspired by soapstone from Greensville Soapstone! Look #1: For this look, I choose a very dark, nearly black soapstone which provides a beautiful contrast with white cabinets. This sets that perfect backdrop for my new obsession, brass hardware. I love brass hardware, it just gives you that luxurious touch. […]

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Janette’s 5 Top Kitchen Trends

We visited designer Janette Ewen at a recent design show to tour a booth she designed for Samsung and while we were there, she shared her 5 top kitchen trends for this year!     Black stainless is the new look for appliances. What’s great about black stainless is it’s neutral so you can go very, […]

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DIY Bed Trays You Can Make at Home

 

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DIY Wedding Centerpiece Ideas on a Budget

 

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DIY Bathroom Makeover Ideas on a Budget

 

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7 DIY Ideas for Kid’s Rooms

Dress up you little’s room with one of these easy DIY decor ideas!  

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DIY Toys for Your Dog

Our pets are like our family members, and aptly so, it’s tempting to want to spoil them with treats and toys. But toys purchased from pet shops and department stores tend to be expensive. Given that your dog’s first inclination will likely be to chew, burry, or destroy it, you may find yourself questioning if […]

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How to Create Your Own Life-Sized Backyard Chess Game

  It’s almost summer again – (okay, not almost per se, but it will be here eventually) – and we’re already gearing up for the season of backyard entertainment. Check out our step-by-step instructions on constructing your very own life-sized chess game for your backyard.   Step 1: Prepare your site Just because you have a backyard, […]

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Habits that Build Confidence

  There’s little in this world more attractive, more magnetic, and more coveted than confidence. Successful people tend to be confident, as do happy people, so if confidence is not already something you have or are working towards gaining, maybe you should be. Here a few everyday habits you should consider developing if you’re aiming […]

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5 Fantastic Innovations for Your Kitchen

The Orange Chef Prep Pad In keeping with your New Year’s resolution to eat healthier, this smart food scale informs you of the nutritional breakdown of what you’re preparing and allows you log and track your meals. All you’ll need, besides the product, is an iOS 7 compatible device and an internet connection. Buy it […]

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