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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

How safe is your Home!

I  remember my mother's living room? The one with the delicate glass collection arranged just so about the  room, the old uncomfortable lazy-boy armchair, the printed dollies atop the coffee / end tables, the cream colored carpet, the pristine family picture frames. You know, the room the kids were forbidden from setting foot in — the one, in fact, that no one ever went in?

If you have an active family, most people think that's a decorating don't.

On the other hand, you're not willing to throw up your hands and live in a home that looks like a day-care center. The solution is a middle ground: a comfortable, attractive and even sophisticated abode that can withstand just about everything kids dish out.

You must consider how your family’s daily activities.

A room that looks beautiful but doesn't take into account the demands of everyday family life will quickly be destroyed or end up like Grandma's stuffy no-go zone. Instead, incorporate a decorating style that will stand up to sibling food fights, vomiting babies, indoor hockey matches, incontinent pets and sloppy spouses. Consider who you live with and decorate accordingly. Hint: That means consider the type of the stains that happens in your home, before choosing a hue or color for    your new sofa.

 Don't wait to decorate.

Many families hold off on decorating until their children are older, making do with ratty post-dorm furniture for years after its expiration date because, well, the kids will just destroy anything else. But even the youngest children benefit from living amid beautiful objects; they grow to appreciate and respect them. So go ahead and create a home the whole family can enjoy. You can even get kids involved in the process, asking what they'd like to see in a room you're redecorating or letting them weigh in on a few pre-screened paint colors or fabric samples. They may even feel enough ownership to think twice before kicking off their muddy boots onto the rug they helped select.

Do go for a no-fuss look.

A clean-lined but casual and comfortable look is the way to go. Style strategies: Avoid couches and chairs with skirts (which attract pet hair, dust bunnies and dirty shoe prints) in favor of exposed legs. Same goes for fabric-covered tables (sooner or later your kids are going to give that fabric a tug and send everything crashing to the floor). Well-loved vintage items and contemporary pieces with a slightly weathered look survive kids more readily than precious antiques or pristine new items, and a softly layered, slightly bo-ho look melds well with the happy chaos of family life. Whatever decorating style you choose, though, low-maintenance is a must. Once kids arrive, who has time to fluff pillows, comb fringe, primp curtains, dust around tiny trinkets and constantly clear clutter from rooms that look good only when they're practically empty?

Don't be afraid of color, pattern, or texture.

Forget the white silk couch. Instead, opt for vibrant color, a bit of pattern and touchable texture. All help to camouflage the inevitable spills, fingerprints and other mishaps — and not just on furniture but on walls and floors as well. The day your first-grader overturns a bottle of neon-hued Gator-ade on the living room rug, you'll be glad you chose a rug with a dark color and a rich pattern. If bold patterns aren't your thing, though, try a softly feathered finish on a couch or a rug or a subtle color wash on the walls. When it comes to paint choices, keep in mind that color appears lighter on larger surfaces, so go a shade deeper on walls than the color chip you like. You can also match paint and wood stains to permanent marker and crayon colors for quick touch-ups.

Do choose indestructible materials and finishes.
"If it seems like your family belongs in an institution, use institutional-quality goods," Wiener says, only half-jokingly. A look at the toughest materials for the job:

Walls: There's no getting around it: Walls take a beating with young ones around. Cleats are casually tossed against white baseboards. Bedroom doors become backboards for basketball practice. A fresh expanse of drywall morphs into a blank canvas for that new set of crayons. Sticky fingers trail along hallway walls. That's why wipe-able paint is a must. You can't go wrong with eggshell, satin or semigloss, which clean up with a damp sponge. But if you prefer the rich look of a matte finish, try one of the new "washable" flat paints. If you have an artist in the making, consider painting one wall with chalkboard paint and letting him unleash his inner impressionist. Another trick: Mix magnetic additive (available at home centers or online) into the paint you're using on a kitchen or hallway wall to create a handy display space for children's art. Then there are the areas that get an inordinate amount of abuse, such as high-traffic hallways and mud rooms and the wall under the breakfast bar. Forget flat paint — install bead-board and paint it with semigloss.

Monday, February 27, 2012

How to Make the Most Comfortable Bed Ever!

You'll rest easy when you choose the right mattress, pillows, and sheets

Bed of Comfort

The perfect bed calls you to get under the covers, close your eyes, and drift serenely off to sleep. Here's how to select the right mattress, pillows, and sheets to help you create that cozy and comfortable environment you've been dreaming of.

Perfect Pillows

Selecting the proper pillow to help align your head and neck is essential to a good night's sleep.

1. First, choose the right firmness for your preferred sleep position. Side sleepers need firm support, medium is just right for back sleepers, while stomach sleepers require a softer pillow.

2. Synthetic is best for allergy sufferers. Shopping for down? Check the fill power—the volume an ounce of down takes up. Higher fill power equates to better insulation. Also, look for tightly woven cotton covers.

3. Synthetic pillows last one to two years; down can last five to ten. Always use pillow covers to help extend a pillow's life. Wash the covers regularly, you can extend the life of  your pillows.

There are many different types of Mattress

New advances have created more options than ever, with each type offering a slightly different feel to suit every body. These choices illustrate some of the categories. Keep in mind that a mattress is designed to work with its matching box spring (also called the "foundation"). If you buy a mattress separately, it may feel different than it did at the store, or even affect the warranty.

INNERSPRING: The W Hotels Plush Top mattress has internal coils for support topped with layers of upholstery and padding; mattress.com.

AIR: Select Comfort's Sleep Number mattress offers chambers of air that adjust to provide just the right amount of support to each side.

MEMORY FOAM: Made of a special viscoelastic material, Tempur-Pedic's Classic Bed conforms to your body's shape to relieve pressure.

GEL: Specially designed zones in Simmons' BackCare with Technogel mattress support each area of your body, with a gel layer in the back-support zone.

  Mattress Care

Body heat and moisture make a bed a haven for dust mites, so do some prevention.

COVER: Covers help ensure a mattress's life by protecting against mites, dust, stains, and body oils. Cover your box spring to keep it clean, too.

CLEAN: Use a vacuum upholstery tool to reduce dust on the mattress's surface. Dyson's Mattress Tool attachment has a wide head for better coverage.

Laundering Tips
Good sheets are an investment, so be sure to care properly for them. Use a mild, natural detergent , and dry on low heat, or line dry if possible. Avoid bleach, which can break down fibers over.


Having trouble navigating the bedding departments at stores? It's no wonder, given the increasingly wide selection of fabrics and thread counts that are available. Keep the following factors in mind when you go shopping.

Fabric content: Look for all-natural fabrics, such as 100-percent cotton Lustrous Cotton Sateen Sheets from the Eileen Fisher Home Collection by Garnet Hill. Natural-fiber sheets allow the body to breathe and, with care (see Laundering Tips), will last a long time, making them worth your investment. Cotton sheeting feels smooth and soft to the touch, and Egyptian and Pima cottons, which have a longer fiber, have a slightly more luxurious feel.

Construction: The way a sheet is woven is another important factor to consider. Cotton percale has a clean, crisp finish, while cotton sateen has a more fluid, satiny texture. Flannel has a soft nap to it that many people like for winter use.

Thread count: Fabric content and construction are as important as thread count—which means the number of threads in a square inch of fabric. A very high thread count may be over-constructed (a high thread count marked "2-ply" may be a sign) and fall apart with wash and wear. Remember this: Find what feels best to you at a price you can afford.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Simple Maintenance

Now that we have talked about how to organize your room, let's talk about how to keep it that way. Here are some simple things that you can do to keep your room looking its best.

    If you have children make a new household rule that absolutely states no toys are allowed in the master bedroom - this is your space, stand your ground.

    Take the time to make your bed every morning.

    Open your window blinds every morning and let the sun shine in! Sunshine will make your nice, clean room feel warm and cozy. You will grow to love that feeling and you will be more likely to keep your room clean.

    Be sure to wash your bed sheets at least once per week.

    If you have a laundry hamper in your bedroom, make sure you keep it under control. Try to get into the habit of doing at least one load of laundry every day or two.

  If you read or do projects in bed, use your nightstand drawer or keep a small storage bin tucked under your bed to store your current project.

    Vacuum and dust thoroughly at least once each week.

If you find that you gradually start to slip and your master bedroom begins to look cluttered again, simply repeat the Clean Sweep and start the process again.

Now that you know how to organize a bedroom, I hope that you will discover the satisfaction of reclaiming your own peaceful haven.

Know the Basics

Are you overwhelmed thinking about how to get your entire house in order? First, put away the notion that it will happen overnight, or even in a week. And keep in mind the goal is to end up with a sparkling space where everything is always in its place. The key to a more organized home isn't just about tossing most of your stuff and stashing the rest in cute containers (although they do help when the time is right) – it's more about recognizing and replacing bad practices with better habits that will help you dig out from the mess on a daily basis.

The best part about the organizing process is that no matter what room you're wanting to straighten up, the rules are essentially the same — here's a four-step guide to get started, which also includes a few strategies to prevent you from procrastinating along the way.

1. Define Your Space

For each room you want to organize,  the leading organizing experts says to take a notebook and sit down in each space, making notes on the following questions:

    How will the room be used by your family? A shared family space for games, toys and movies? An office for one or all? Be sure to account for all of the various activities because it will dictate what stays and what will get the boot when it comes time to sort the  contents for the room.

    What storage is available in the room? Built-in shelves, drawers, cabinets, a closet, baskets and bins? An ottoman with storage? A coffee table with drawers?

    What needs to be stored in the room to support its use? Toys, video games? Books, magazines? Computer equipment?
    What is your goal for the room?

    Does the furniture suit the room, or should it be rearranged or cleared out?

2. Sort Your Stuff

Once you have a plan, tackle only one room at a time and if you're still overwhelmed, narrow it down to one corner at a time.  Begin the organizing process by sorting the items into the following categories:

Keep: Items used on a regular basis.

Donate/Sell: Items that are no longer used or are duplicates — things that you can do without and would rather give it to someone else for them to benefit from.

Store: These are sentimental things that you want to hold on to but don't need to have cluttering up your daily living space.

Trash/Recycle: Things that are no longer usable. Worried about how to decide what gets tossed? I suggest, "If you need to spend more than 45 seconds thinking about what something is, or when you last used it, or why you even have it, then you probably don't need it."

One thought before you rid yourself of excess: Consider a secondary use for things you're thinking of pitching. Plastic ware can be turned into storage in drawers and cabinets and even old towels can be used for cushioning in a dog bed.

3. Set Up Storage Systems

Now that you're left with only the items you intend to keep, it's essential to set up "homes" or "zones" to maintain organization. "If you are forever misplacing your car keys, create a home for them. Hang hooks near the door, or put an attractive box in a convenient place — whatever works for you. Try to establish a routine of always placing the keys in the designated spot."

Use well-labeled containers to create a storage system, and let your family know where things are located. If space is at a premium, add shelves inside closets to make use of the vertical wall space. says  If you have small children, attach hooks at lower heights so they can hang up their jackets and bags. Adjustable shelving, such as a closet system, is ideal because it can be moved to accommodate various storage needs. Use  shoe boxes — or again, even extra plastic ware normally used for food storage — to create kits for things such as sewing items, shoe repair and extension cords.

4. Stay Focused

Procrastination can have a snowball effect — the little things you put off each day can pile up to the point where you're at a loss as to how you'll ever whittle down your perpetually growing to-do list. To help you avoid the inevitable moment when your organizing efforts begin to slide, take note of these a few strategies.

Mental Strategies

     Imagine the way you'll feel inside after the task or project is complete. Focus on your desired result, not your fear or inaction.
    Imagine yourself completing the task or project easily, quickly and with no setbacks.
    Tune into your procrastination language in your head and derail it with positive thoughts of "I want to," "I can," and "I enjoy" instead.
    Let go of perfectionism. Many things aren't worth doing perfectly, so just start and do your best.

Physical Strategies

    Find an accountability friend to keep you on task along the way.
    Work out the steps to the project on paper in advance to clarify your thoughts and eliminate all the emotional whirlwind around why you don't want to begin the task or project.
    Master the art of starting. Over and over again.
    Do the hard parts first. Or...
    Do the easy parts first. Whichever motivates you more is the one you should choose.
    Keep a progress log so you don't lose sight of how much you've accomplished.
    Break your project into small, manageable chunks and create interim deadlines for yourself along the way.
    Build in rewards for yourself as you finish each step or as you complete the project.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Ideas for Organizing a Bedroom

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  The ideal bedroom should not be used for anything other than relaxing and sleeping. However, I am realistic to the fact that bedrooms are used for a large amount of other activities such as listening to music, watching T.V., exercising, doing office work, or spending time with children just to name a few. Some of these are conducted in the bedroom out of choice, others out of necessity. Many houses just don't have the room for activities like these anywhere else.

    So, the first step is to decide what activities will be done in that room. Write down these activities and plan out the room. For example, if you need a place to do your bills or correspond-ace make sure you find room for a desk or writing table.
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  Plan the Space - After you decide what activities will take place there plan out the room. Make a drawing of the room and plan how the furniture will be laid out. It is much easier to make  changes on paper than just start moving pieces around in the room, then follow the sketch.

    Sort - Here comes the difficult part. It is time to sort your items. When organizing a bedroom it is important to group like items together. Then when you have piles of similar items decide what items you want to keep. Donate, sell, throw away or store any items you don't want or need anymore. Remove any items that don't belong in the bedroom and can be stored somewhere else.

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    Everything In It's Place - After you sort, decide where you will place your items. You know exactly where everything is when you put items away where they belong. Also you won't have to move them two-three times.

Simple Bedroom Organizing Ideas

    When organizing your clothes, divide them into piles of like items. For example, place all scarves together, all shirts together etc. Place as many items in your closet as possible and practical. Once you have finished divide the other items that did not fit in to drawers and storage areas.

    Make your bed every day. I know it is easier said than done especially if you are running late. That is why it needs to become part of you morning routine. Remember, being organized does in fact take some effort. It also keeps your day organized trust me it does! Once you start, it will become second nature and you will feel better when your come home to a neat looking space.

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    Get rid of decorative items. When organizing a bedroom keep accessories to a minimum. All of those extra throw pillows look great in magazines but if you aren't willing to place them on the bed everyday they will only end up on the floor. Decide how many are enough.

    Stop dropping your clothes on the floor, the chair, or yes, even exercise equipment. Start using a hamper or a routine that keeps your dirty clothes contained. This makes laundry day easier as well because you don't have to take the time to decide what is clean or dirty.

During your daily life you can accumulate clutter that you shouldn't let enter your bedroom under any circumstances. Follow some simple strategies when organizing a bedroom and you will be amazed what a nice feeling it is to come home to an organized, restful, and relaxing space.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Living Room Storage For You And Your Family

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Living Room Storage For Everyone
In Your Family

With a family of 4 we could never have enough living room storage. I wanted a casual, functional space. But that didn't mean I wanted to compromise on style. Remember casual does not mean messy. This room presents many challenges and here are some of them:

The Challenges

    It is used by many people, family and guest.

    It is used to store games, magazines, books, CDs and DVDs, collections, computer and even extra blankets and pillows.

    It has many functions. Some of them may include relaxing, entertaining guests, playing games or watching movies.

    It is sometimes one of the first rooms in the house seen by guests when entering and gives an impression of what the rest of the house is like.

Since everyone ends up here at one time or another throughout the day it is important to take everyone's needs into consideration.

So, the question is how do you organize and store all of these things to please everyone? The answer is great living room storage ideas. The key is to keep things easily accessible and to keep as much out of site as possible so the space does not appear cluttered.

Here you will find some living room storage ideas and solutions to conquer your living room clutter.
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    Books - If you are a book lover then this is the place for you to start. In the photo above you will find a Cherry Wood Cabinet to organize and sort your books. Also included are further storage ideas to keep your books accessible. To visit that page now click here.

    CD Collections - For the music lover who is always looking for that favorite CD this is the place to find storage and organizing ideas for your collection. To go to that page now click here.

   For the Computer you can add a Cherry Wood Armoire  to store your keyboard, cpu, flatscreen, and all your software and supplies.
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    - For those who can't read enough of these you need to find organizing and storage ideas for your magazines and articles. The coffee table and end tables makes for great storage. If your coffee table has space under it don't waste that space! Use it to place decorative baskets for blankets, games, books, or current magazines

  If you would like to keep current magazines, sewing basket etc. accessible but don't like the look of it, place it under an end table and cover it with a decorative material.

More Living Room Storage Ideas

    Use storage cubbies or modular units to create a short "wall" or bookcase. Fill it with baskets, boxes, or bins for storage.

    Choose furniture with multiple uses. For example, a chest or ottoman can double as a coffee table but still be available for additional storage.

Build a window seat or add shelves under a regular or bay window.

    Place a table or chest behind your sofa. If you use a table you can also use the space under it to store extra seating cubes to use when extra guests visit.


    If you would like to keep current magazines, sewing basket etc. accessible but don't like the look of it, place it under an end table and cover it with a decorative material.

    Add shelves or shadow boxes to an empty wall. These can be used to display pictures, postcard collections, or special collection that would have otherwise taken up precious table space. You could also use them for storing books or CDs.

    Use tiered decorative boxes or vintage suitcases as an end table.

These are a few ideas to get you started. You can use anything for storage as long as it works for you and your family. Remember the key is to make items easy to access and easy to put away. That is the formula for a clutter free living room that everyone can enjoy.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Bathroom Storage Ideas To Use Now!

After a long day bathroom storage ideas are probably the last thing on your mind. Picture coming home from work exhausted...all you want to

do is relax in your shower or bath. You head upstairs only to find a cluttered mess of clothes and bathroom items. Not exactly the oasis scene you had envisioned. Why? You can blame it on many things...Your too busy or exhausted! You just don't know how to organize it all. You have no idea where to start. Where do you find the items to help you get organized?

Well, if you would like to enjoy your bathroom to its fullest then you have come to the right place. A bathroom has two sides to it. The functional side and the stylish side. You need to organize the functional side in order to enjoy the stylish side.

With this in mind it is time to start evaluating your bathroom with an objective eye. I have outlined the steps to help you successfully use the bathroom storage ideas.

Bathroom Storage Ideas

    Empty your space - Take all of your toiletries and items in your bathroom out of the room. After you take everything out it is easier to evaluate the space. This is also the time to consider any painting or shelf covering that may be necessary.

    Tackle the Problem Areas - All of the bathroom storage ideas in the world will not help if you don't tackle each section at a time and confront problems specific to each area.

  Under sink Area - This is a difficult space to maximize because of the plumbing but there are ways to improve it.

       Space Above the Toilet
        This space is often overlooked. There are many pre-made shelves that are specially made for this area. You can also use stock kitchen or bathroom cabinets or shelving.
        Shelf  Bins
            You can also place these on the floor under the sink to make your items visible and easy to access.
        Shelf Organizers
            These are normally used under a kitchen sink by why not use them in the bathroom as well. These can almost double your space and make it more efficient because things will be divided into two levels not one.
        Pull Out Bins
            These are great to add to your space because access is optimized. All you have to do is pull out the bin and have everything in your view. You can also place baskets inside. When you need your toiletries or makeup just pull out the basket for use and place it back in the bin when finished. You can't get any easier than that.

        Drawers - For those who have a sink or other piece of furniture with drawers you are lucky to have them. Here are some ways to use the space.

        Drawer Dividers
            These come in all shapes and sizes and really help maximize and organize these spaces. It is easy in a hurry to just start throwing things into drawers but in the long run it takes longer in the morning to get ready when you have to look through everything all of the time.
        Glasses, Bowls, and Miscellaneous Glassware
            This is one of my favorite little bathroom storage ideas. I love looking for odd glasses and antique glassware. You can place these in a drawer (lined of course) and fill it with any smaller items that need containing such as makeup or hair accessories.

        Medicine Cabinet - If you have a bathroom that has a medicine cabinet then you must take advantage of the space. Keep the following in mind when organizing this space.

        The Right Stuff
            Bathroom storage ideas must be carefully thought out due to the environmental problems in a bathroom - mainly heat and humidity. There are some things that shouldn't be kept in a medicine cabinet - strangely enough medicine is one of them. All medicine should be kept in a cool dry place. The medicine cabinet is more appropriate for any of your smaller toile tries such as a toothbrush and toothpaste, dental floss, razor, shaving cream, or facial care products. These are just a few you can add items from your personal list to make it complete.

        The Linen Closet - There are so many bathroom storage ideas you can use in your linen closet so I have devoted a single page to organizing this space. To find steps to organize your linen closet click here.

    Search For Extra Space - There are many bathroom storage ideas that can be implemented by using your imagination. Look around your bathroom and evaluate places than can be used as storage space. Here are some ideas of how and where to place your storage.

    An Empty wall
        If you have a wall that is empty it is just begging to be used. Bathroom furniture is made smaller in scale and finished to withstand the heat and humidity that bathrooms must endure on a daily basis.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Organizing your kitchen?

Organizing your kitchen should be pretty high up on the list of your organization projects. Why? Because
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your "new" kitchen can change the way you and your family functions on a daily basis.

It is the most used room in the home. It is the center of many activities- eating, entertaining, daily family gatherings. Every member of the family uses it.

Now is the time it's time to think about ways to organize your kitchen...

Organizing Your Kitchen

    The Pantry - This is the food storage area of the kitchen. It is possible to make this area more efficient whether you are using a set of drawers or a walk-in closet for your pantry. One of my chores this past week was organizing the pantry. It was a horrible mess! I had put off cleaning it, and the resulting disorganization was overwhelming. Nothing was in its place. Items were thrown wherever there was room, it was a real mess!                                                                                                                                                                                     
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Just think had the pantry been organized, it would have saved time, money and a needless trip to the grocery store. An example; One evening I was making tacos, went to get the {Senora Verde} Taco Sauce  and couldn't find it. I thought we were out, I went  to the neighborhood grocery store. Searching through a disorganized pantry can be mind boggling when all you're looking for is one item! Also keep your items update and rotated. Have one shelf for cereals, one for canned foods, one for spices and another for prepared boxed meals such as macaroni and cheese. If you need to, you can split a shelf between for different foods. Be sure to keep the multiples of each food together so you can see at a glance how much of something you have. Store taller items on the back of the shelves. This makes them easier to see, thus easier to find.

The Cupboards - This is where you keep the tools and accessories you need to cook on a daily basis. If you find your plastic containers fall out of the cupboard every time you open it then it is time to find ways to get the most storage out of your cupboard space when you start organizing your kitchen.

    The Kitchen  -Should be kept clean and safe for all members of the home. Remember the kitchen is the center of alot of activity. So when designing and organizing keep in mind that The kitchen can be dangerous place. Not only are you working with hot surfaces, and boiling liquid, but you're handling sharp knives and utensils that can injure you in a second. So let's learn how to stay safe in the kitchen.

    Recipes - Over the years I have accumulated many recipes and frankly was running out of space to keep them anymore. I find that storing them on an home computer is rather handy.

When organizing think about the activities besides cooking that will be taking place in the space. Also, keep in mind the ages of everyone using the kitchen on a daily basis. How can you make it more convenient for everyone to get the most out of the space? The effectiveness of your kitchen depends on how well your space is organized. Your kitchen is the biggest asset to your home. It is the most sought after room in the home when buying a new home.

So, when organizing your kitchen start off with a workable plan. Once you have done this you can do a new project every day or week if you are short on time. Organize your pantry one week and the cupboards the next for example. But the best thing you could do is start - make that first step and the rest will follow. The result?? A functional,organized space that the whole family will enjoy.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Are you ready for Spring?

The sun has always been the power behind all of life. It can also power your yard and garden decor.

Solar light-up accents add a charming glow to your garden after dark.

Absolutely enchanting! Showcase your lawn and prized garden, and make the most of the great outdoors!

Create and Oasis of your own in your backyard. You will be able to admire a new found patch of blushing blooms, blessing your lawn and garden with the beauty of Spring. Enjoy your yard both day or night.

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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Create Your Outdoor Vacation Destination

   As spring is fast approaching, Family Pantry Collectibles wants to help homeowners create their own outdoor  vacation destination at home in the backyard.  Take a look at these pieces of furniture and garden structures homeowners need to create an enviable outdoor living spaces.
 It’s a great way to enjoy spending time outdoors with nice furniture to relax on with friends and family.

I’m so excited to welcome spring back! I love the beautiful weather, the smell of pretty flowers and lighthearted feel in the air. Here in Central Florida springtime weather is just around the corner and with the help of these idea pieces you can spring your porch or yard back to life, I want to be outdoors all the time in the spring! These spring furniture and yard decor ideas offer a lovely way to take full advantage of the beautiful weather in your back yard.

 Enjoy the soothing sounds of a water fountain in your yard or home. Water fountains can simply enhance the overall value of your garden. They enhance the beauty and greets anyone who enters your neighborhood. Water fountains for the garden come in different sizes made up of a variety of materials. A rustic looking water fountain can add a more anesthetic look to your garden but it must be placed in the right place, it should neither be kept near the path way or close to corner side.  Placing the fountain in the pathway can make someone slip accidentally as a result of regular splashing of water. There are different types of garden water fountains including solar water fountains, wall water fountains, multi-tier fountains, stone fountains and more!  You can choose your fountain based upon your need from this wide range.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

How can you enhance your Home Decor with Plants or Artificial Flowers?

No matter how large or small your plants may be, just one can add that something ‘extra’  your home has been looking for.  For those home owners who are hesitant to take care of anything additional (besides their monthly budget that is) remember this: a plant is much sturdier than fresh flowers.

Try bringing in inexpensive, simple foliage and notice how bright your home space will begin to look! As a simple and cost effective interior design addition, it’s the perfect way for your guest to feel welcome and at ease.Also bring a burst of color with the flower pot. Add natural elegance to your favorite plants, showing them off to stunning effect! Coordinating pots in three separate sizes create an effortless designer look. Gracious gardening is a snap when you perk up your arrangement with a nice looking planter.  
Artificial Flowers Are Best For Enhancing the Home Decor

The use of artificial flowers and trees are increasing at a rapid rate these days as these are much more beneficial then the real trees and flowers. As with the help of these artificial trees and flowers home owners and developers have been successful in preparing an everlasting look of the trees and flowers for their offices and home. It is often observed that some people have asthma or are allergic to real flowers or some specific trees therefore for these individual artificial trees are considered best and safe process.

There are other disadvantages of the real flowers and trees as they can easily develop fungus and molds the growth of which increases if watered on routine basis and if they are not taken proper care. It is considered to be a major problem as these real plants grow molds, which can be very dangerous for the people having asthma.  Therefore artificial silk flowers and trees are considered to be most viable option as these are not required to be watered and are also not affected by climate and any other seasonal changes. Another disadvantage that is linked up with real trees and flowers are that these are prone to the attacks by pests , which can attach themselves to the remains of the real plants.Another disadvantage that is linked up with real trees and flowers are that these are prone to the attacks by pests , which can attach themselves to the remains of the real plants. These pests will soon dig their home in the dirt of the leaves before you would discover that and they are so large in number of which one cannot easily get rid off. Therefore the selection of artificial trees and flowers over real ones is regarded to be best as this doing not cause such problems.

When chosing our home decor, let's not forget our Pets

We all have this love for our pets. They give us such joy and yes they  even members of our familles.  I have this beautifully designed Pet Bed here at Family Pantry Collectibles. Your pet will be "king of the jungle" when reclining in this royally appointed bed! Any small pet would enjoy sitting in this one of a kind piece of art.

   This day bed looks great in any living room.  Not only does it look cool, dogs like the sense of security from this this cosy little niche.   Removable, washable, and ultimately replaceable pad. Suitable for small dogs. Priced at $99.95 your small pet’s bed will blend seamlessly with the rest of your modern decor! Family Pantry Collectibles