It’s a new year and that means new trends! Styles always shift and it’s hard to stay on top of what is “hot” and what is “not,” but have no fear, I’m here to help! I love watching how the home design trends are going, especially seeing what is going on in pinterest/internet land vs. what people are REALLY doing in their homes. It’s an interesting mix, for sure.
New Year, New Paint
I’m continually amazed at what a fresh coat of paint can do. It can breathe new life into almost anything. Paint has remodeling power when you use it to emphasize a room’s best features or play down the flaws. It is one of the most economical upgrades for your home and can give it a whole new appeal. It’s cheap, relatively easy and it’s an instant gratification upgrade!
4 SIGNS YOU NEED NEW PAINT: Continue reading
It’s 2015, Ya’ll!: 7 January Home Maintenance Tips For Your East Texas Home
Happy New Year everyone! Now that the champagne has bubbled and 2015 has begun, it’s a great time to get a few home maintenance items checked off that “to do” list!
Check out these 7 Tips for January home maintenance in your East Texas home: Continue reading
Holiday Parties are in Full Swing! Don’t forget to grab a hostess gift (or whip one up!) Here are a few last minute “spiffed up” ideas, for the procrastinator in us all:
Wine or Champagne is always a classic hostess gift. Here are two FAST ways to jazz it up a bit. Other quick “go-to” ideas are candles, baked goods (cookies, breads, etc), yummy smelling soaps, nice bath products or a neat kitchen gadget. Whatever your holiday plans have in store this year, I hope this gave you a quick idea to “spice it up” (easily). Enjoy your holiday parties with friends! We are having our company Christmas party tonight and I can’t wait! 🙂 Merry Christmas, ya’ll! Continue reading
HOLIDAY DECORATING ON THE CHEAP WITH EAST TEXAS NATIVE PLANTS
So, I have been pulling out and dusting off my holiday decorations and I was just kind of uninspired by the same decorations that I put up year after year. I wanted a new “look” and to give an update to some of the decorations that are a bit tired. So, I started thinking about the basics. I want something green and lively and less “plastic-y.” Then, it hit me. We are lucky that we live in East Texas. Why? Well, that is a very long-winded novel full of reasons that I will save for another day! One of them, however, is that there are FREE Christmas decorations everywhere! Whoohoo! I don’t know about you, but free is my kind of price!
Christmas decorations are typically composed of evergreen foliage, pine cones and berries. Well aren’t we East Texans in luck! Take a look around you, because we have it all, everywhere you look! Continue reading
There’s No Place Like Home For The Holidays: 8 December Home Maintenance Tips
Tis the season…for home maintenance?! Okay, okay…that’s definitely not the highlight of the season. However, Texas winters are definitely hard on your home and a bit of prevention goes a long way this time of year. Cold weather is here and you’ll probably be at home more often to avoid Mr. Winter, so it’s a great chance to get a leg up (err…catch up) on some home maintenance before temperatures drop to downright unfriendly levels. Continue reading
There’s a hot new room that is high on buyer’s want lists–the mud room! A mud room is a “catch-all” entry room that is very functional and can be decorated to the nines, too! Sometimes mud rooms are closed off and are separate rooms and sometimes they make a “room” out of previously dead space (like a hallway, walkway or entryway). Many houses have an existing space that could be converted to the “mud room” aesthetic. In an existing house, finding an unused space to transform into a mudroom is the most cost-effective way to get this look (and not have to remodel!). If you don’t have one (and unless you’ve got a fairly new home or are really lucky), Make One Up! Continue reading
If you are working on home projects or plan to in the future, keep this place in mind–Surplus Warehouse in Tyler, TX. They’ve got everything from doors, toilets, cabinets, flooring, windows and much more! The downside is that you’ll have to haul it back to Palestine, but if you’re doing a bigger project, the savings can be BIG! Continue reading
All I can say is WOW…it’s November?! I’m pretty sure we just did the New Year’s countdown last week, right!? Time is a fickle mistress. Yet alas, here we are—November! Cold weather is coming and it’s a great chance to get a jump (err…catch up) on some home maintenance before the busy insanity of the holidays hits with full force!
So, without further ado, check out these 8 Tips for November Home Maintenance in your East Texas home: Continue reading
This is going to be a quickie post, but I did want to do a post on it, because many people in Palestine don’t know that we have a professional plumbing supply house! Ferguson Enterprises is for both commercial and residential projects and you do not have to be a plumber or contract to shop here. They have everything from hot water heaters to disposals (side note: the disposals are cheaper and higher quality than Lowe’s!) to pipes/fittings and hardware..seriously, anything you need they will have it, and if they don’t, they will order it and it will be in the same week. Continue reading