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How to Create a Beautiful Drink Station for Your Backyard Party

Cool ideas for your next backyard party from our friends at The Home Depot.
Posted by Josh Arnold on May 16, 2018 in No Category
By Lea Schneider With an indoor party, you know that everyone is going to mingle in the kitchen no matter how hard you try to get them to spread out. Outdoors, you can be sure that everyone will huddle around the beverages. With that in mind, it’s time to deliberately make your outdoor drink station the focal point of the party. From family reunions and holiday bbqs to outdoor weddings and graduation parties, the summer is ripe with celebration. A beautiful self-serve drink station means no one needs to s... read more
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Top 5 Easy Houseplants You’ll Grow to Love

Five ideas on how to incorporate low-maintenance houseplants to your interior decor.
Posted by Josh Arnold on May 16, 2018 in No Category
Add a touch of green to your home. Indoor plants brighten up any room and they can also help purify the air in your home. Here are five low maintenance houseplants and instructions on how to grow and take care of them—no green thumbs required! 1. English Ivy Caring for ivy plants is easy and rewarding. English Ivy is known to grow effortlessly. It can even thrive under fluorescent light. Place your English Ivy on your bookshelf and let the vines grow for a dramatic effect. 2. Jade Plant Jad... read more
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8 Clever Ways to Store Books Around the House

Here are 8 clever ways to store books around the house. Which one is your favorite?
Posted by Josh Arnold on May 16, 2018 in No Category
Guest post by  Michelle Lee, Houzz Although reading books can seem like a long lost art in the days of digital devices, there still remains something special about the smell of a brand new novel and being able to flip through physical pages. For dedicated bookworms with cherished collections, it can be a struggle to store and display your favorites without a dedicated home library. Follow along for eight ways to stylishly integrate books into any room in the house. Photo by D-Max Photography &nda... read more
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Tax Breaks for First Time Home Buyers

What exactly is tax deductible when buying a house for the first time?
Posted by Natalie Arnold on April 16, 2018 in  buyer  buyers resource  buying a home  first time home buyer  homebuyer resource  homebuyers  mortgage  taxes
Buying a home can sound like an intimidating undertaking if you’ve never done it before. The thought of relocating and the sheer level of financial investment gives many people anxiety. Luckily, the government wants to make the process easier and less scary, with a range of tax breaks for first time home buyers. To get the most out of your purchase, don’t settle for the standard deductions and write-offs. Instead, make sure you take advantage of the many tax breaks available to you. So, what exact... read more
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The Lazy Guide to Spring Cleaning at Home

No one likes spring cleaning (except maybe Danny Tanner) but here are some easy ways to get the job done quickly
Posted by Natalie Arnold on April 16, 2018 in  Home Ownership
Guest post by Andrea Davis After a long winter, nothing feels better than having a clean and sparkling home. But, actually jumping into a deep clean is another story. Here are some simple tips to whip your home into shape without breaking a sweat: #1 Wall Cleaning A Magic Eraser is your best bet for tackling walls — it can spot clean anything from splatters to crayon marks. It’s tough enough to reach the cobwebs that collect in the corners of your walls and ceiling.... read more
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