Preserving your pumpkins

pumpkin preserving
Photo Credits: DIY Natural

Your home deserves pumpkins this Fall. It NEEDS pumpkins! But how can you get them to last longer than just September and October? There’s a special secret to preserving pumpkins. By doing it, your pumpkins will last MONTHS, not just one or two either, we are talking 5 or 6 months! So what is this magical little secret to keeping beautiful pumpkins for longer? You’ll have to continue reading to find out, you didn’t really think I’d give away my best trick before making you read, did you?

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Leaf Art: Things to do when the leaves fall

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Photo Credit: ShoreWest

I was sitting under my tiny patio this morning surrounded by my wind chimes, my plants and my sweet fur-child, Bella Renai when I saw a few leaves falling from the row of trees in my backyard. Pictures of me raking leaves up flashed through my mind. When I was little, I spent many Fall afternoons helping my grandparents rake leaves then me and my sister and cousins would all run and jump into the pile of leaves. Then, after the fun was over what happened to the leaves? They’d be taken to a burn pile or thrown into the woods. So, what could you do this year to decorate your home instead of throwing them away? Here’s a few ideas worth checking out.

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Fall Scents: Aroma Your Guests Will Love!

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Photo Credit: LushWineMix

When people walk into your home, what do they notice first? Do they notice the furniture? The flooring? Or how about the smell? Ninety-five percent of the time, the first thing people will notice when walking into your home is the smell of your home. Whether it’s good or bad, they’ll notice.

So what should you do to fix the smell?

You could go buy some air freshener from the store and mask the smell, but why do that when you can do something more natural? Here are some ideas to make your home smell like Fall.

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A simple wreath to begin the Fall


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Photo Credits: sugar pie farmhouse

Before we all know it Fall will be here and we will be pulling out our Fall and Winter clothing and changing out our decor. This is my favorite time of the year. Why? The leaves start changing, the pumpkins begin coming out and the bonfires are where we will spend our time on those cool Autumn nights. This Fall you can expect to read about plenty of Fall decor, more Autumn DIYs, and plenty of new Fall decor reviews and even more! Just be sure to stick around and read plenty of our posts. Today, I am going to start off the Fall posts with a BANG.

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Studio Apartment Living

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Photo Credit: ihomewatch

I always tell my friends and family that I can rock any home whether it be a tiny studio or a three story mansion. Well today I started looking at studio apartments and the idea of living in such a small space would make some cringe but I feel like it would be an adventure. Awhile back I had an apartment complex manager contact me asking for me to redesign the layout of their apartments to appeal to more college students. On the tour of the complex I was informed that half of the apartments were studios and the other half were one bedroom apartments. So after drawing a rough sketch and taking measurements I went back to the office and started designing. If you’re only option is studio apartment living, then there are a few things that will help you.

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How to make a dorm room feel like home

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Photo Credits: Pinterest

College is a new world. It’s a place where you’ll learn, eat, sleep and wake up then do it all again. You’ll be spending 95% of your time on campus and possibly 40% inside your dorm room, but while you’re there you’ll want it to feel like your home, right? I mean you leave your home that you’re so  used to and go to a place where their idea of a bed is a “jail bed”. Some have stone walls and one window, it could possibly feel like jail. But I’m here to help you create the ultimate dorm room experience.

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The Hardest Job Made Easier | Best Baby Registry Review

What if I told you there was a job opening? It’s for “Director of Operations”, you must be able to stand all or most of the time, put in unlimited hours, including holidays, in fact the work gets more stressful around the holidays, you will need to make sure your associate is happy and healthy, you’ll also need to stay awake with them well into the night, there are no breaks and your lunch break is only after your associate has eaten. Your salary? $0.

Do you think you’d want this highly stressful but highly rewarding job? Billions of people all over the world want this job because it can also be the most rewarding! What is it? Keep reading to find out!
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Entertainment Center Reviews | Today’s Best Entertainment Centers

Entertainment center
Photo Credits: Wayfair

Entertainment centers are basically the center of attention in your living room. They hold the TV, hold books, and show off decor. They’re what your guests see when they walk in and what their eyes may wander to while on commercial breaks. You don’t want your guests to have to look at an eyesore right? Well here are some of the best entertainment centers with their reviews.

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Creating The Perfect Backyard Oasis This Summer

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Photo Credit: Wlima

Summer is all about spending time with family and friends outdoors and relaxing. It’s about making new memories and grilling out, inviting everyone over and joking around a bonfire or firepit. Whatever you do during the Summer you’ll want to be sure that your backyard oasis can handle the fun & of course your neighbors. Here’s some things you can purchase to create the perfect backyard design for the Summer. The Summer is yours so enjoy it and own it!

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Tankless Water Heaters 101: Find the best choices for 2015!

Photo Credits: Remodelista
Photo Credits: Remodelista

When I first heard about tankless water heaters I went, “No way. Is this for real? Is this real life?” I was clueless when it came to water heaters. But being a home designer, I needed to learn about this space saving solution that would be perfect for small apartments, small homes and for anyone that wants an energy efficient solution to heat their water. Point is, I had to check this out. So I did a full investigation on these wonderful little contraptions. Here are some of the highly rated tankless water heaters. Read more