July 9, 2016

Relocation Ideas before you Move into a New Home

Moving is a pretty stressful process for most, so you will likely need to find a peaceful way to handle this. One of the more important things you need to keep in mind is that this is something being done all the time, all over the world so it is hardly a real problem if you put your mind to it.   Here are some tips you may want to consider before you start packing and calling a moving company to get you on your way: Relocation Ideas Tip # 1: Know What You Can Live With and Without Learn to compromise, as not every home will be perfect and exactly what you expected it to be. Sometimes it will be a good idea to draw up a good list of the qualities you’re looking for in a home. It will be hard to find a perfect home that suits […]
June 30, 2016

4th of July Decorating Ideas for the Home

Are you ready to show off your stars and stripes this 4th of July? Our house is infamous for it’s birthday parties for America. July 4, 1776, is a day that represents the Declaration of Independence and the birth of the United States of America as an independent nation. So, why not throw an awesome party for the land that you love?   Rather than the standard red, white & blue themed decor, try these 7 unique ways to mix those colors into your current decor to stay on budget and show off your patriotism without throwing the average party. First, ask yourself what does America mean to you? Maybe take a cue from America, The Beautiful lyrics: O beautiful for spacious skies,For amber waves of grain,For purple mountain majestiesAbove the fruited plain!America! America! God shed His grace on thee,And crown thy good with brotherhoodFrom sea to shining sea! Then try and […]
June 25, 2016

Summer Flowers to Brighten Up Your Home

Fresh summer flowers are a great way to make an impact in your home decor. They come in a variety of colors and shapes, and are an easy way to add color and warmth to any space. This summer, why not mix things up by trying some creative flower and color pairings? To help you visualize the best flower and color pairings for your home, FTD created these seven color palettes inspired by the most colorful summer flowers. From bright flowers like sunflowers, hibiscus, and marigolds, to unique flowers such as purple coneflowers, yarrow, and gladiolus, there are many floral options to choose from when designing your summer garden. Not only are many of summer’s flowers bright and colorful, some are incredibly fragrant as well, making them perfect for decorating your home. Each palette features creative color pairings like soft coral with blue periwinkle, and features summer’s best blooms like peonies, dahlias, and […]
June 18, 2016

5 Tips to Throw the Perfect Father’s Day Backyard BBQ Party

With Father’s Day coming up this weekend, what will you be doing with Dad? Did you know most fathers would rather spend the day at home.  According to a survey of 775 dads by Zagat, when the restaurant review guide asked where dads wanted to go for their holiday, it discovered to their surprise that 52 percent of dads said they just wanted to relax with their families on Father’s Day. Dads overwhelmingly like to eat out the rest of the year. Only 29 percent said they actually enjoyed going out with the family on Father’s Day, Zagat found. The dads ranged in age from 18 to over 65. So, why not throw your Dad a backyard BBQ party? Here are five tips to throwing a perfect party for Dad: Father’s Day Tip # 1: Keep the party simple. Don’t overdo it with decorations at a BBQ. Add some balloons in your father’s favorite […]
June 4, 2016

Got an Empty House to Sell? Try Out These 6 House Staging Tips

When it comes to selling and buying a property, timing is everything. In a perfect world, you will have a buyer ready to move into your old house just in time for you to move to your new home. Unfortunately, this is seldom the case and you may end up moving to a new place, before selling your current home. This leaves you in a pretty complicated situation. You will be faced with the challenge to sell an empty house. Contrary to the common sense that offering a bare property decreases your chances of a quick deal, selling a home without furnishing has plenty of benefits. After all, an empty place is like a blank canvas open to the buyer’s imagination. Here are a couple of tips to make your property more appealing to the perspective house-hunters. House Staging Tips # 1: Landscaping The first thing potential buyers will see […]