2017 Free Printable Calendar

2017 Free Printable Calendar

The beginning of the year brings opportunity for new growth and a fresh out-look. It is a time to set goals and to realize the things you never thought were possible.  Of course, writing down those goals will aid in getting you closer to accomplishing them. Author Henriette Anne Klauser says it best, "Writing separates the dream from the fear." Writing is powerful! Here is a tool that will help you overcome your fear and make your dreams come true. Write out your own personal goals in the floral center of each month to inspire yourself month-in and month-out with the use...

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Insight from The Blonde Abroad’s Professional Organizer

Insight from The Blonde Abroad’s Professional Organizer

We met Jen Robin,  a professional organizer from Life In General, summer of 2016. She was working with international traveler extraordinaire, The Blonde Abroad who just happened to select some beautiful wallpaper from York. After getting wind of the project, we asked for her perspective of the project - to talk us through the process from beginning to end, to see how a professional organizer takes on a project and to see how she integrated the tropical wallpaper.  Here is Jen's story... Kiersten and I had met through mutual friends awhile back and when the situation arose that she wanted to re-do...

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Black Friday Shopping 101

Black Friday Shopping 101

Black Friday is a great time to find deals on Christmas gifts, home decor, lighting and many other products. However, going to the mall on this busy shopping day can be a real drag. Why ruin your Thanksgiving dinner and following Friday by filling it up with stressful trips to overcrowded stores, when you could instead stay home and find great Black Friday deals online? Here are the top six tips to help you win Black Friday in 2016: 1. Save Time Online retailers have made it possible to complete a checkout whether its on your smartphone or tablet in...

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Holiday Printables

Holiday Printables

There are many ways to decorate for the Holiday. Of course, there are twinkle lights, yard decor, poinsettias, candy canes and more. For the tree there are a multitude of tree ornaments such as garland, ornaments, tree skirts, string lights and tinsel. But this year, you may want to layer in a new DIY project that is a fun, easy to do decor item for your mantel, a hall wall, or even for a porch decoration. Make this year extra special with your very own custom printable art. If you have never tried this before, this is the year to try...

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Lighting Your Space Through the Eyes of a Designer & Realtor

Lighting Your Space Through the Eyes of a Designer & Realtor

Whats better than lounging under a dimly lit chandelier above a glowing fireplace during the cold winter months?! NOTHING! (Except maybe christmas morning) but its close. Great lighting is the Yin to a homes Yang, a go-to piece to finish off the perfect room! The right light can make or break a room and is, often times, the first thing a person notices. Beautiful lighting becomes the focal point in any space and sets the stage for the homeowners style. This can often be the most fun piece to choose but can also be the trickiest for the homeowner as there are...

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How long do LED lights really last?

How long do LED lights really last?

LED lights last a long time, according to almost every lighting article online today. But how long exactly do they work? As a practical shopper, you want to know what to expect of your new purchase and whether the new technology lives up to the hype - that makes you a smart spender. So let's discuss LED lights a little more in depth and learn what affects the life span of these energy-efficient bulbs.

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Harmonize Your Home with the Principles of Feng Shui

Harmonize Your Home with the Principles of Feng Shui

Feng shui has become popular in American design over the past 20 years, but this practice is far from just a passing trend. Feng shui has been around for thousands of years actually, and it can be traced back to ancient China, where it was first created to help farmers thrive. Using feng shui, the Chinese were able to pinpoint the best locations to set up homes and burial sites. Not long after, the principles were used to construct palaces, buildings and monuments. It wasn't until many years later that the art of feng shui was applied to interior design,...

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Picking Out The Perfect Mailbox For Your Home

Picking Out The Perfect Mailbox For Your Home

You’ve mowed the lawn, planted flowers and painted the front door, yet something still seems off anytime you step outside. It might be the dull mailbox that’s diminishing your outdoor style. Being the practical accessory that it is, a mailbox often isn’t given much thought in regards to curb appeal. Plenty of sleek finishes and interesting designs, however, are available on the market today, and choosing the right one can enhance your yard’s overall appearance. Know your options and any restrictions before you start browsing by reading our quick guide below.

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5 Earth Day Tips To Share With Your Friends

5 Earth Day Tips To Share With Your Friends

The environment was mostly a non-issue in politics — until Senator Gaylord Nelson made it one in 1970, that is. Concerned about the state of our planet and future damage that would most likely occur, Senator Nelson sought ways to make the government take notice of these important issues. He found success by tapping into the student anti-war movement and infusing the protesters' energy into the environmental cause. His plan was a success when Earth Day was formed, and today people all over the globe celebrate the importance of protecting our planet. Although there's a lot of talk of environmental concerns...

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