Fun DIY Valentine Décor to Make Love Come Alive

It used to be only Christmas and Halloween were the holidays that we broke out the decorations. Now, you see Easter trees and fall-themed lights for other family holidays. Not to mention the reds, pinks, and hearts of Valentine’s Day decorations.

Valentine’s Day is celebrated the world over on February 14. Its origin contains spiritual roots, but it has become known as the holiday of love. Romantic, child, and friendship love all matter and count on Valentine’s Day. No one love matters more than the other. read more…


Flooring Options for Your Kitchen

Today you have so many choices for the flooring in your kitchen beyond adding traditional “sheet vinyl”.  You can now choose from Sheet Vinyl, Luxury Vinyl, Laminate, Hardwood, Tile or Cork.  Each offers its own unique benefits. 

Hardwood flooring around a kitchen island

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Hardwood Floors and Pets – yes you can have both

Today’s hardwood flooring styles now make it possible to live in harmony with your beautiful new hardwood floors and your beloved canine and feline companions.  When shopping for hardwood flooring you don’t have to worry about the bubble above your head wondering about the havoc your pets can inflict on your hardwood floors.  That’s because the finishes on hardwood flooring these days are tougher than ever.  Combine this with a low gloss or matte finish as this minimizes the appearance of scratches and you can enjoy the beauty of hardwood floors in your home.  Note that the higher the gloss level – the more the scratches will appear as the light reflects off of it.

 

 

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5 Tips for Stress-Free Holiday Decorating!

The holiday season is the best time of the year . . . right? But it can be the most stressful time of the year too.   Often life gets complicated and the holidays are no exception. Your budget is stretched, your time is stretched, your belly is stretched. You feel like one more task might sap every last ounce of Christmas spirit right out of you.

If you feel like you are snowed under when it comes to holiday decorating, we have five tips to help you decorate for fun and eradicate the stress.

Young woman sitting next to Christmas tree holding entangled string of lights

 

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How to Keep Your Hardwood Floors Shiny and Bright This Holiday Season

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Everyone’s jingle belling and visiting and throwing parties. The season is bright with joy and merrymaking. But what can all that fun do to your hardwood floors?

holiday-parties

Hardwood floors are among the most durable of flooring, far outstripping the life of carpet or sheet vinyl.  However, they still require maintenance and TLC to keep them looking great.

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