• 7 Most Popular DIY Faux Wall Finishes

    Most faux painting projects are simple enough for a beginner. They can add such an elegant look, that painting alone doesn’t do. There are a number of places to get information on how to do faux painting. Home depot and Lowes offer classes and flyers that teach you how. Then there’s of …

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  • 4 Things To Be A Faster Runner

    1. Strength training. It is important for runners to help prevent injuries, and to improve performance. Several studies have shown that while most forms of strength training can help improve overall performance, adding heavy resistance exercises can make you faster during the final sprint of a race. It is recommended to …

    4 Things to be a faster runner.
  • 6 Simple Steps To An Organized Pantry

    Having an organized pantry is a good idea, because it can save you money, time and space. 1. Empty the pantry. This is truly the worst part, but it is really important. If you don’t know if you’re going to have enough time or energy to do the whole thing, then …

    6 Simple steps to a clean & organized pantry. There's nothing better than a clean pantry!
  • How To Weather Wood & Build A Coat Rack

    With winter coming early, we’ve brought out every jacket, vest, and coat. Then with the backpacks, we have a hook shortage, which has become a problem, because we’ve been getting piles of coats on the ground right under the coat rack. I wanted a big rustic coat rack, with more …

    How to weather wood. Plus full coat rack tutorial.
  • 3 Ways To Become A Better Running Without Running

    Crazy as it seems, you can really be a better runner by doing three things!  You may say you do bits and pieces of these three things, but do you really spend the proper amount of time on each of them? So instead of always trying to increase your mileage or improve …

    3 Ways to become a better runner without running.
  • How To Paint A Garage Door.

    When we first moved into our house there were a lot of things I liked, but the colors of everything were wrong. Nothing matched, everything was just off. The garage doors didn’t match anything, and I’ve wanted to paint them since the day we moved in. I thought there would …

    How to easily paint your garage doors. We used a few tips that made this so fast & easy!
  • The 4 Best Strength Training Exercises For Runners

    Strength training can help you become a better total athlete. It improves balance and coordination. It teaches discipline. By building your running muscles, and those that support them. Some of the biggest energy wasters in running is excessive rotation of the hips, pelvis, and/or spine. With just implementing these 4 exercises, …

    Fitness Woman on the Beach Doing Push Up
  • 5 Ways To Increase Your Running Stamina

    Having good stamina while you run makes the sport so much more fun. If you get out there and feel good while you run, and feel good afterwards, you are more likely to keep up running, and have fewer bad days. Doing these things will help you enjoy running more. Here are a …

    5 Ways to improve your running stamina
  • 5 DIY Study Areas For Kids

    When I hear that bus pull up, I know school’s over and homework begins. This always gives me a wave of anxiety. There can be so many distractions that homework can take the whole afternoon. We’ve tried a bunch of different options, and have found some that work, and some that don’t. If …

    5 DIY Study areas for kids
  • 7 Decorating Rules To Break

    A lot of rules that were use in decorating can make the style in our homes a little dry. The style right now is a little eclectic. Mixing colors, styles, patterns, and whatever else we want right now IS what looks good. If you’ve been holding back because you heard these …

    7 Decorating rules to break
  • 5 Ways To Decorate Your Fall Tablescape

    The fall is the most fun time to decorate, I think. There are so many natural things that we can use. We have spent so much time working on our yard this summer, that the cold weather has really forced us inside early, and I’m realizing it’s been neglected, and …

    5 Ways To Decorate Your Fall Tablescape
  • 7 Of The Fastest Growing Shade Trees

      It’s hard moving into a new house, and not having big trees for privacy or shade. Here are a few suggestions of trees that grow quickly. Most trees that grow quickly have shallow roots, and weak wood. So you might want to consider planting a few slower growing trees …

    10 Of the fastest growing shade trees
  • How To Cut & Paint Burlap

    There are a lot of cute things to do with burlap, but finding the right burlap that is already cut and painted is really expensive. But buying burlap from bolts is really cheap. I got 2 yards for just over $5. When you have your burlap, and you’ve decided where …

    How to cut & paint burlap. This was a fun project, I'll definitely be painting more burlap soon!
  • 8 Ways To Update Your Kitchen on a Budget

    We spend so much time in the kitchen, that it’s usually the first place we want to fix up to add value to our homes. Here are some good ways to have your kitchen feel the way you want it to, without costing too much money. 1. Cabinet hardware and …

    8 Ways to update your kitchen, without breaking the bank.
  • 6 DIY Cabinet Updates.

    1. Paint the cabinets. This is the most labor intensive option, but if done right, can be the best looking way. This would be the best if option if you have structurally good cabinets, meaning the cabinets are good, the look is just outdated. Like, if you have oak cabinets, …

    6 Of the best DIY cabinet updates.
  • 4 Tips For Decorating With Family Photos

    Having family pictures on your walls is a great way to decorate. I want people who come into my house to know what is important to me by how I’ve decorated. Having family pictures let’s people know who you are, and who you love. It also gives your home a feeling that …

    4 Tips for decorating with family pictures. ..
  • 5 Decorating Tips For Small Rooms

    When you’re decorating a small room or area, there are a few ways that you can make the space usable without making it seem cramped. Use these tips to create an area that you love. 1. Color is important! Light color combinations give the illusion of space.  Neutrals and light blues …

    5 Decorating tips for small rooms
  • Top 5 Tips For Using Color In Your Home

    Color has a tremendous impact on the overall feel of your home, and should also complement the style of home you’re creating. The colors in our homes affects our emotions, and can really be the deciding factor for the mood and overall feel for our home. So let’s go through some top tips on color …

    Top 5 tips for using color in your home
  • What To Plant In Your Window Boxes

    Window boxes and other plant containers can be enjoyable year round. With a little help, you can have beautiful plants in your planters year round. Create some texture and color for winter box use. Below are a few ideas on what I mean. I like the idea of finishing a window box off …

    What and how to plant in your window boxes. This has detailed examples of exactly what to plant.
  • 6 Ways To Decorate Your Kitchen Table

    As the holidays are approaching, it’s fun to mix up your tabletop, and try something new. Here are a few ideas to keep things looking nice, and put together. 1. Decorate in clusters. If you choose to add vases to your tabletop, then you do different sizes and shapes, but …

    6 Fun ways to decorate your kitchen table.
  • Step By Step: DIY Cabinets

    Whether you’re building a new home or remodeling an existing, the kitchen is the best place to start. The kitchen and baths carry the most value in your home, and cabinets are at the heart of that equation. So how do you go about selecting cabinetry? There are a lot of things …

    Step by step, diy cabinets.
  • 9 Simple Steps For Decorating Book Shelves

    One of the most functional pieces of furniture you can add to a room is a book shelf, or multiple book shelves. Book shelves that are properly decorated and organized add design to a room… and are functional. Here are some step by step guidelines you can use to decorate and …

    9 Simple steps for decorating your book shelves. This helps you know how to balance everything you have.
  • Step By Step Tutorial For Painting Concrete

    The actual process of concrete paint application to your concrete surface is fairly easy to perform as long as it is done after the necessary surface preparation is meticulously performed. The task of preparing the concrete surface for actual painting is worthy to be discussed in detail, like checking the surface for porosity …

    Step by step tutorial for staining concrete
  • 4 Money Saving Tips For A Kitchen Remodel

    Admittedly, a homeowner will need some form of carpentry experience or a handy gene to carry out some of the tips listed below, but finding a way to make  it happen will be worth it for any savvy homeowner running low on a budget for  kitchen remodeling costs. Tip 1: Order …

    Most Excellent Kitchen
  • 5 Steps To Clean A Leather Couch Like The Pros

    Before you attempt cleaning your leather couch yourself, you need to confirm if your leather couch is made with finished or unfinished leather material. It is best to find out if there is any preferred leather cleaning product or method for your leather couch with the furniture shop owner whom …

    How to clean leather tutorial. It's easy too
  • 10 Ways To Decorate With Gray.

    Gray has gotten really popular this year. It’s fun to work with, and really versatile. It can be any color in between black and white, and can also encompass hues with blues, pinks, greens, etc. So matching the right gray can be hard, but it’s such a good starting point …

    10 Ways to start decorating with grays. This has some cool ideas
  • 9 Ways To Decorate Your Home With Fabric

    When home decorating on a budget, one of the top designer tricks is using  fabric to freshen a room.  Here are nine things you can  do with just one yard of fabric! 1. Wrap it over a headboard or arm chair. Hem or tape under the edges of your yard …

    9 Ways to decorate with fabric, even if you don't sew. Lots of tutorials
  • 5 Ways To Decorate A Kids Room On A Budget

    Home decorating does not have to be an expensive endeavor. And your kids don’t have to take a backseat to costlier priorities in your interior design.  You can easily provide your child a bedroom that’s an attractive and functional expression of their unique personality – even on a shoestring budget. 1. Reduce, …

    5 ways to decorate a kids room on a budget
  • 2 Simple Steps To Painting & Installing Foam Molding

    For years, molding has been almost exclusively made from wood, which results in a process that requires hyper-detailed  calculations, expensive tools, and woodworking skill. Foam on the other hand,  represents a newer, simpler, and more cost-effective alternative that can give you the same appearance as wood without all the work. Foam …

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  • 7 DIY Ways To Sound Proof A Room Or Office

    If you work at home or need to sound proof a room there are some DIY techniques that will solve your noise issues. When you have an important phone call, or are concentrating, any noise can be  distracting. Use some of these techniques to help quiet your area. The way to …

    7 DIY Ways to sound proof a room or office
  • The 3 Ways To Have Eyelashes Like Celebrities

    1. Eyelash extensions. These are getting really popular. They’re really cool. There is an eyelash extension glued to each eyelash. The pros are that you have beautiful long, thick eyelashes. The cons are that it’s very time consuming, and expensive. It’s also a little harder to wash your eye makeup …

    Woman eye with extremely long eyelashes
  • 5 Ways To Make Your Front Porch More Inviting

    1. Add cute outdoor pillows and décor to your end table and chairs. This will give the look that people do use the front porch to sit and relax. A lot of people don’t use their front porches because it it’s hard and dusty. Not only will it look inviting, …

    5 Ways to make your front porch more inviting.
  • 6 Do’s And Don’ts With Wood Floors.

    Many people choose hardwood floors because it is easy to maintain and keeps looking great. Here are a few things that you need to remember when you are dealing  with hardwood. 1. Wipe up any spills as soon as they occur. Although you will not have an instant stain when you …

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  • 5 Cool Ways To Add Color To Your Kitchen

    1. Your Backsplash. This is a fun way to make a huge difference in the way your kitchen feels. It’s a good DIY project that won’t break the bank. You can find so many cool options at your hardware store. 2. Barstools. I actually just got these barstools, and have …

    5 Fun ways to add color to your kitchen.
  • 4 Ways To Attract Birds To Your Backyard

    Wild birds require four things to be attracted to a backyard: food, water, shelter and nesting sites. If you make each of these four things available, you will be amazed at how many different species of birds become regular backyard guests. 1. Food. A good food source is the most …

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  • 5 Popular Countertops. What’s Best For You?

    Various kitchen countertop options are available in the market today. Every material has its pros and cons. You can either choose natural materials like wood and stone or opt for man-made materials like ceramic tiles, laminate and  concrete. Here’s a list of materials you can choose from: 1. Wood. Teak, oak, …

    5 Most Popular Countertops. What's best for you
  • When & How To Fertilize Your Lawn

    Fertilizing is so important and a key element to having good grass. Fertilizing should be done 4 times per year. When 1.Once in the early spring. (Feb-Apr)This is also a good time to aerate your lawn. This removes little chunks of dirt, it allows the air to circulate in the ground …

    When & How to fertilize your own lawn. Step by step instructions
  • 5 DIY Projects For The Summer

    Different projects are better for certain seasons. Here are a few that are perfect for the summer, when it’s warm and dry. 1. Paint your garage. This is a good way to give your garage the feel that it’s part of your house, and it’s a place to keep nice. …

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  • 5 Tips For DIY Beginners

    1. Research what you’re doing first. Use the internet, your neighbors, the guys at the hardware store. People are happy to help, and they can help you where you didn’t even realize you needed help. Don’t worry about not knowing what you’re doing. You will learn quickly, and build on …

    5 Tips for diy beginners
  • 7 Easy Steps To Decorating On A Budget

    Decorating on a budget is easier than you think. You can have the home of  your dreams on your budget by using some creativity and following these 7 easy  steps. 1. Get rid of the clutter. While doing this, there are three things to take into consideration. What you really …

    7 Easy steps for decorating on a budget
  • 7 Tips For A Cozy Master Bedroom

    Your master bedroom is the one place that you can go after a long day and  relax completely… right? If you’re shaking your head, you may be in need of a  master bedroom makeover. If you follow these steps, it can be a place to completely relax. 1. Plan. When thinking …

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  • 8 Dos And Don’ts With Vinyl Flooring

    Although vinyl floors are very resilient they still have cleaning and  maintenance requirements which you must follow to the letter. 1. Avoid walking on the seamed areas and on the seam sealer of your freshly  installed vinyl floor for at least twelve hours. 2. Do not in any circumstance  place …

    8 Dos and don'ts with vinyl flooring
  • 3 Easy Steps To Staining Your Own Deck

    If you decide you want to do stain your deck, here are a few things that have to be done in the process. 1. Clean the deck, this is typically done with a  pressure washer. Be careful not to use too much pressure, it can actually ruin the texture of the wood. …

    3 Really easy steps to staining your own deck
  • 8 Awesome Tips To Make Small Rooms Feel Big

    Just because the rooms in your house are small, doesn’t mean they can’t look big. You can make any space look bigger by using these simple tricks. Transform your small rooms into an inviting, seemingly spacious home. 1. Lighting. It all starts with light. Lightness evokes space, while darkness constrains and hides it. So first, use all …

    8 Awesome ways to make a small room feel big
  • 5 Steps To A Built-In Sand Box

    We have an area on the side of our deck that we’ve had a hard time deciding what to do with. It was just a large flower bed, and we decided to put a sand box right there. I would’ve loved to have it clear across the yard, but I know …

    5 Steps to a built-in sand box
  • How To Install A Tile Backsplash

    This is a step by step of how to install tile backsplash’s as well as some design and layout tips for you as well. Well lets dive right in to  installing a tile backsplash. 1. Make sure your backing whether it be sheetrock, greenboard, or cement board is firmly adhered to the …

    7 Simple steps to put in your own backsplash. Step by step tutorial.
  • 8 Tips For Gardening With Children.

    Here are a few ways to encourage our kids to work out in the garden with us. It’s important to teach them while they’re young, and build on that year after year. 1. Start small. A children’s garden definitely does not have to mean that you uproot your entire back yard and …

    8 Tips for gardeining with children
  • 4 Simple Steps To Making Your Own Striped Curtains

    I’ve been looking for cute striped curtains for quite a while, and when talking to a friend the other day, she suggested making my own. I’m not a huge sewer, but I know how. It was really easy! 1. Take some curtains that you already have and pick how thick you …

    4 Simple steps to making your own striped curtains
  • 4 Plants That Grow Well In The Shade

    Do you want to add some plants to your garden but not sure which ones will  grow best in the shade? Here we have put together a list of 4 different plants  that will grow well, even without much sunlight! 1. False Solomon’s Seal. It’s a native of  North America, …

    4 Plants that grow well in the shade
  • 8 House Plants That Are Easy To Keep Alive

    If you are anything like me, it seems like quite a responsibility to keep something alive! Well, here are some indoor plants that do good, and are notoriously easy to keep alive. 1. Aloe. Aloe is an easy to care for plant that has distinctive elongated leaves that fan out from a …

    8 House plants that are easy to keep alive
  • 4 Best Ways To Store Your Garden Hose

    1. Reel. A reel is something that you can hang on the wall next to the spigot, or set on the ground. A lot times it’ll have a handle and you can just coil it back up. This is a good way to keep your hose nice, and it looks cute …

    4 Best ways to store your garden hose
  • 7 Things To Enhance Your Entryway

    1. Add a runner. A runner draws guests into your home. Keep it clear of the furniture so the space has a feeling of openness. 2. Wall Display. Adding some type of cool shelf, mirror, art piece, or a grouping of mirrors and pictures. Adding a large mirror can give a …

    7 Things that will enhance your entryway
  • 5 Hidden Costs Of A DIY Project

    1. Convenience Meals. I know I’m not the only one that does this. You finally get a quiet moment, and you get as much work done as you can, then lunch and dinner fall to the wayside. So we grab a hot and ready pizza, and get back to the …

    5 Hidden costs of diy projects
  • 7 Things To Improve Your Landscaping

    When most people think of landscaping, they think of plants and gardens.  However, landscaping often incorporates hardscapes which is comprised of  non-living components. Hardscapes normally include structures made of concrete,  brick, stone, or wood, but can also incorporate items like sundials or any other  non-living element of your landscape. Adding …

    These are all non-plant ways to add to, and improve your landscaping. Some really fun ideas.
  • 5 Things To Do So You Buy The Right Furniture

    Choosing the right furniture for your home should not be a difficult and  upsetting task. You can make it fun and exciting by knowing your needs up front.  Is the furniture going to last for many years? Will it be difficult to take care  of the piece? How much is …

    5 Things to do so you buy the right furniture
  • 6 Steps To Decorating A Modern Living Room

    It’s hard to know how to decorate sometimes. So if you like the more contemporary style, with sleek lines, and bold colors, this walks you through how to get that look. If you like the more modern look, here are some things to help you so that your house can look the way …

    6 Steps to decorating a modern living room
  • 6 Things For An Easy Master Bathroom Facelift

    1. Upgrade your shower door. You can do a glass door, or a new shower curtain. If you opt for a new curtain, make sure you add some color. 2. Get new light fixtures. This will give your bathroom better lighting, and update it dramatically. Not to mention, help you look …

    6 Things for an easy master bathroom facelift
  • 6 Things For An Easy Kitchen Face lift

    1. Add/Change out Knobs or Pulls. If you don’t have any knobs or pulls this is a good project for a Saturday. It’s not too expensive, and makes a big difference. 2. Add a back-splash under the cabinets. There are a lot of cool choices for back-splashes. You just put …

    6 things for an easy kitchen face lift
  • 8 Causes Of Hair Loss For Women

    It’s normal to lose hair. We lose about 50-100 strands a day, but when we’re losing more than that it can be really stressful. Why are we losing it, and how do we stop it? 1. A stressful event. Having a baby or a major surgery can cause hair loss …

    8 Things that can be causing hair loss
  • 5 Ways To Increase Curb Appeal

    1. Update your windows and doors. Whether you paint the trim and door, or replace it. Make sure it is clean, and looks good. Painting the trim around the windows and doors makes such a bid difference. Please pick a nice neutral color that matches the house. 2. Flowers, trees, …

    Newly constructed home exterior with beautiful stone and landscaping.
  • 5 Great Types of Decorative Mulch

    The definition of mulch is anything that goes on top of soil. Different mulches have different functions and uses. Some of the reasons are;  water preservation (moisture retention), heat trapping, to create pathways, weed prevention and control, protecting roots from fluctuating and extreme temperatures, and, to help control soil erosion. Here are some …

    5 Great types of decorative mulch
  • 6 Ways To Make Your Home Feel More Cozy

    1. Draw everything in. If you have a wide open space, you’ll want to draw everything in by pulling the chairs and sofas in from the walls a bit. Just make sure there is plenty of room for traffic flow. 2. Make a Statement. If you have a neutral area, …

    6 ways to make your home feel cozy
  • 10 Easiest To Grow, Flowering Shrubs

    Butterfly Bush (Zone 5 – 9 ) is a fast grower with droopy, graceful panticles of pink, yellow, white, or purple flowers that bloom in summer. 5 – 10′ tall, drought and heat tolerant. Plant in full sun. Prune hard in late winter as flowers emerge from new growth. Attracts …

    10 Flowering shrubs that are easy to grow.
  • 7 Pro Painting Tips To Making You Look Like A Professional

    Painting is one of those activities that a lot of homeowners like to do  themselves, both to cut costs, and to have a fun DIY project that the whole  family can participate in, and enjoy. But if you don’t use the correct methods and good techniques, your home’s interior paint job …

    7 Painting tips making you look like a pro
  • Easy Garage Door Re-Do

    It’s so fun doing things to our houses. It makes it look so much better, and adds value to them also. This garage door re-do is quick and easy, and it gives it a fancier feel. You can either get online and look for a “Carriage garage door kit”, or …

    Easy garage door redo
  • 6 Tips For Stenciling Your Walls

    Here’s What You’ll Need: Your cutting edge, stencil, a dense foam roller for each paint color, stencil brushes, latex or acrylic paint, large styrofoam plate, low tack painters tape, and pAaper towels. Here’s What You Do: In this example we are going to use the “Zinnia Grande 3 pc Stencil kit” …

    6 tips for stenciling your walls
5 Top tips for healthy fast weight loss

5 Top Tips For Healthy Fast Weight Loss

Slimming down, and keeping it off requires dedication and a strong commitment to living a healthy lifestyle. Most diets are ultra-low calorie diets which achieve fast results, at least for a while. The human body has the amazing ability to lose two to five pounds of weight without entering starvation …

The 7 biggest decorating trends of 2014

7 Home Decor Trends For 2014

1. Global designs. Using prints that are inspired by other countries has gotten very popular. You can incorporate these patterns anywhere in your home. 2. Antique Brass. We’re all still a little sick of the 90′s shiny brass, but the warmth that antiqued brass adds is so fun. You can …

9 Home decor ideas for under $100

9 Home Decor Ideas For Under $100

A lot of times we just have naptime, or a few hours to work on a room. So here are some fun ideas that are inexpensive too. 1. Copycat Décor. When you’re flipping through magazines, cut  out pictures of your favorite rooms and then duplicate the look for less! Garage sales, …