All posts tagged "decorating"

  • Home & Garden
    Color Trends for 2015

    By Lori Mork When checking out designers’ opinions on what colors will be popular for 2015, all of them agreed on one thing – color. Rich deep colors paired with lighter complimenting tones will be the direction for décor. Deep moss green, olive green or a rich, bright Mediterranean blue pairs well...

  • Hobbies & Interests
    10 uses for old books

    By Lori Mork It’s always a great idea to donate old, unwanted books to give someone else enjoyment, but there are some that are not usable for reading. Why not try to repurpose them? Here are a few ideas. 1. Turn it into a tablet case. Do you have e-books saved on...

  • Hobbies & Interests
    Mommy & me crafts

    By Melanie Danner PET ANIMAL ROCKS Supplies: Rocks Washable tempera paint Paintbrush Directions 1. Decorate each rock with paint and let dry Crab Sandwiches Supplies: Croissants Tuna or chicken salad Toothpicks Googly eyes Glue Directions 1. Glue eyes to toothpicks 2. Spread salad onto croissants 3. Poke toothpicks into sandwiches for eyes EGG CRATE CATERPILLARS Supplies: Egg crate Scissors...

  • Hobbies & Interests
    Turn your home into a personal sanctuary

    By Lori Mork Each day, our lives seem a little more hectic, making us long for the comfort of our homes. Here are a few ideas to help turn your home into a personal sanctuary: CALM HIDEAWAYS. Create a quiet corner where you can sneak away to pamper yourself with a good...

  • Hobbies & Interests
    Add a simple vintage touch

    For a simple vintage touch in your home, refurbish some antique hooks! 1. Take a trip to a local antique store or visit a flea market and pick up some old cast iron hooks. 2. Clean the hooks using a wire brush, and let them dry completely. 3. Use a foam brush...

  • Hobbies & Interests
    Decorating with yellow

    By Lori Mork Whether you like it soft and pastel or bright and splashy, sunny yellow color always makes a statement. Yellow evokes energy, leaving a room cheerful and warm, and is perfect for kitchens, dining rooms and bathrooms. Using yellow shades in hallways, entries, small spaces and in rooms with plenty...

  • Hobbies & Interests
    Vinyl is hot new choice in flooring

    By Kristie Jost My, how the flooring industry just keeps on changing! But it’s loaded with new, improved and good looking products. When you walk into a showroom floor, one thing you’ll notice is a lot of products that look like tile or wood, but are actually a vinyl product. In the...

  • Hobbies & Interests
    Think spring! Refresh your home with these budget-friendly ideas

    By Lori Mork Want to freshen up your home for spring, but don’t have a big budget? Here are some simple, inexpensive ways to spruce up your living space. Paint. Nothing renews a room like a fresh coat of paint. Some of the hottest trends for this year include turquoise, raspberry, yellow...

  • Hobbies & Interests
    French roast – isn’t just for drinking anymore!

    Paint your wall a frothy mocha or soothing green tea By Lori Mork Fench roast, espresso, green tea leaf, java, mocha, latte – sound good? These aren’t just some of your favorite drinks we’re talking about! They’re paint colors that will give a room a comfortable, relaxed feel. Bringing these earthy, warm colors...

  • Hobbies & Interests
    10 budget-friendly tips to revive your kitchen and bath

    By Karla Mikkelson 1. Give it a super thorough cleaning like it’s never had before, tackling one drawer or cabinet at a time. A TSP cleaner is especially good on oily/greasy kitchen cabinets to remove layers of greasy grime. 2. After cleaning, rub in some tinted wood polish that contains stain to refresh...

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