Best Vegetarian/Vegan Cookbooks

Best Vegetarian Cookbooks

…according to me! That’s right, I use quite a few vegetarian cookbooks in my kitchen and I’ve recently done a series of articles on these five with recipes included. If you missed the series, here’s a recap to spark your interest! I’ve been mostly vegetarian and sometimes vegan for the past 5 years or so….

6 Handy Storage Ideas for All Your Hobby Stuff

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Storage is an issue even when you don’t have a hobby, so add to that all the “stuff” needed to really get involved in your favorite pasttime and look out…”stuff” overload.  If you’ve been out shopping for storage containers, you know that the world of storage solutions has become huge.  There are plastic boxes, bins,…

4 Must Haves for a Beautiful Bathroom

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Two of these four make the bathroom function well too, like plenty of counter space and storage.  It’s the design statement and accessories that make it beautiful! Bathrooms are certainly worth talking about when it comes to decorating because we do spend plenty of our time in them.  And, it’s important to get them done…

Use These 6 Master Bedroom Decorating Tips

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Read through these tips and apply the ones that are new to your master bedroom and I promise you’ll be happy with the results. The easiest way to explain tips for decorating a master bedroom is to start with a master bedroom that needs some decorating! Well, here is a master bedroom that needs some help. …

Answer 6 Questions to Decorate a Dining Room

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If you can answer these six questions, you can get your dining room and any other room in your home for that matter, decorated to your highest standards! Dining rooms are often times set aside from other areas of the house.  Sure, they are close to the kitchen, but they are often rooms unto themselves…

Five Easy Tips On How To Winterize Your Home

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Once cold air moves in, it doesn’t take long for heating costs to skyrocket. With gas prices on the rise and cold weather around the corner, it is time to prepare and winterize your home. It’s never too early to start, especially as the best time to winterize is when the temperature is above 50…

Update Your Family Room – 6 Useful Tips

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There’s a chance that if you update your family room, you could bring your family closer together! Family rooms are the perfect place for a busy family to meet at the end of the day or on the weekends to spend time together.  Usually there’s plenty of comfortable seating, sometimes a fireplace and almost always…

12 Awesome Valentine’s Day Crafts

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Take some time this year to craft a few gifts and make some awesome Valentine decor for your home without spending too much cash. Valentine’s Day is the day we celebrate those that we love.  Although it is most often associated with romantic love, why not make this Valentine’s Day extra special for your entire…

10 Steps to an Easier Holiday Dinner

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We believe everyone should enjoy the holidays, even the hostess, and these 10 steps will help that dream come true! Do you remember in school when your name was called you would call out, “present”?  In other words, you were there, you were attending the class; you were available to participate in the activities of…

Can You Guess the Six Best Accessories?

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Accessories tell a story about you, so what items would you choose to add to your rooms that tell the world, or at least anyone who visits you, who you are? The topic of accessorizing is huge.  We can talk about artwork, pillows, area rugs, books, baskets, boxes, floral arrangements, and the list goes on and…

3 Different Ways to Store Printed Recipes

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Round up all your recipes from friends, magazines, copied on scrap paper, and lets figure out the best ways to file them so you can actually find them when you want to make something! When it comes to recipes, organization is key.  You want to be able to find the recipe when the urge hits…

A Home Check List to Prepare For Winter

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Walking around my home on October 9th, I would have never thought that winter was around the bend.  The temperature had reached 53 degrees and it felt like it was a perfect spring day.  If the trees weren’t showing their magnificent colors, I would be considering buying a new swim suit.  That is, until October…

8 Do it Yourself Bargain Kitchen Facelifts

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Here are 8 different ideas for updating your kitchen that you can do on your own and save a lot of money doing so. Matt always says he loves decorating kitchens because there’s no furniture to move around!  What he doesn’t realize is that there are plenty of other projects to keep us busy, and…

28 Great Gift Suggestions for Your Valentine

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Running out of time to surprise your sweetie with a special Valentine gift? Here’s 28 ideas to get your creative juices flowin…good luck! I must reveal that I am not a hopeless romantic.  I’m a more practical person and because of this I think I’ve missed out on some meaningful moments.  However, every sad beginning…

5 Best Ways to Update Any Room

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Even If you just make one of these changes, your room will take on a fresh new feeling that will leave you wanting more. I know you don’t believe me, but it’s true. There are 5 ways to make a recognizable change and update any room in your home. They are; furniture arrangement, color, windows,…

10 Easy-To-Make Autumn Centerpiece Ideas

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There’s no excuse for bare table this fall with these ten different centerpiece ideas to choose from! Centerpieces indicate that you are placing something at the “center” of attention. And, when we put a floral arrangement or candles in the center of our dining tables we are doing just that. We are bringing attention to…

How to Avoid 5 More Decorating Mistakes

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We have all make a decorating mistake or two in our lifetime, so here are the secrets to avoiding them in the future. As everyone knows, the best way to avoid disaster is to know what causes it! The same goes for your home’s decorating. There are certain “disasters” that are so noticeable to the trained…