Adding artwork to your room decorating ideas
Feb18

Adding artwork to your room decorating ideas

When Shakespeare mentioned it being the winter of our discontent, he wasn’t referring to the cabin fever that comes from being constantly holed up at home during the grayest part of the year. But he could have been. Having spent two months staring at walls, this might be the perfect time to consider freshening up those very walls with a new burst of artwork. Whether it’s by purchasing a new painting, or simply repurposing something...

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How can you tell if it is heirloom quality furniture?
Feb11

How can you tell if it is heirloom quality furniture?

If you’ve ever been in the market for hardwood furniture, and had a difficult time finding something that will stand the test of time, you aren’t alone. Homestead Furniture owner Ernie Hershberger has these helpful tips to help you find heirloom quality furniture. Materials Check the materials closely. Growing popularity of fabricated wood and plastic imitations of wood resulted in a plethora of wood products that likely won’t last...

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Tips for stress-free Thanksgiving cooking
Nov24

Tips for stress-free Thanksgiving cooking

Roasting a turkey can be a challenge for those who don’t get much practice at it. That’s unfortunate for most cooks, who typically only attempt this feat at Thanksgiving… the one day of the year when there’s so much riding on your turkey! That’s why we thought we’d get some meal prep tips from someone who has not only the know-how, but also plenty of kitchen time under her apron. As a cooking instructor, recipe developer, and sales...

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Outdoor grills turn up the heat this fall
Oct14

Outdoor grills turn up the heat this fall

The art of outdoor cooking has been an evolutionary one. For years it involved shuffling food around a flimsy charcoal grill, while busily evading the fiery flare-ups that followed in close pursuit. It was more firefighting mission than actual grillmanship. But while the simple joy of preparing a meal over an open flame has never diminished, the overall practice of grilling has certainly become much more sophisticated. Coyote Outdoor...

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Bathroom and kitchen indulgences
Aug20

Bathroom and kitchen indulgences

Our newest edition of Fresh Finds is in magazines now. Find out where you can buy the items in this cool collection by reading your local Housetrends. Don’t get Housetrends at home? Go to Housetrends.com/digital to subscribe for free alerts and view your local...

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Lighting with gas
Jul19

Lighting with gas

  The use of gas lighting in residential settings has been on the rise in recent years as a way to add style and ambience to any outdoor space. There are two primary types of gas lighting — mantle and open flame. Gas mantle lamps utilize incandescent gas mantles as their source of illumination and provide consistent light. Open flame gas lamps emit a softer, flickering glow, similar to that of a candle and are ideal for creating...

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