Building Your Dream House: 5 Common Hurdles That May Ruin Everything

building your dream houseGuest Blogger: Lili Schatz

Few things can be more rewarding than creating your own dream house. Nothing else could be as uniquely yours as a home you have helped to design for your family. You’ll be able to make decisions both small and large regarding any detail of the home you might want. And see to it that your custom home contractors leave you with a living space that you can be proud of. The process, however, is not without its difficulties. Here are five of the most Read More


Kickstarting Your Own Produce Garden

Produce GardenThere are many ways to add a green touch to your home. You can do it by selecting green decor like we showed in our St. Patrick’s Day commemorative post, entitled ‘Decorating with Green’. But seeing as it’s also the color we associate with nature, putting in some greenery maximizes the effect of giving a natural feel to your home.

One of the best ways to do it is by creating your own produce garden. And contrary to popular belief, this doesn’t have to be done outside. Fruit and vegetable gardening is becoming very popular, according to The Chronicle Journal, as it can be beneficial on so many levels. Among the many benefits include saving on groceries, contributing to the environment and adding some zen to your life. Read More


5 Things You Can Do Around The House To Help Mom

5 Things You Can Do Around The House To Help MomMother’s Day is quickly approaching and maybe you have no idea what to give Mom for this special day. By offering your time, your mom would appreciate your help. To give your mom something creative, we decided to give you some hints on gifts you can give of yourself. These five things you can do around the house to help mom can be simple and will make your mom’s heart soar. Read More


Managing Your Home Finances for More Effective Home Management

Home Finances PieceManaging a household budget can be tricky if you are not able to document all the details about your average monthly spend. Many homeowners keep a list of electric, telephone, mobile phone, care givers, groceries, water, mortgage and car expenses. But many people forget about their home maintenance spend, their insurance fees and home repair costs throughout the year. These activities either pop up unexpectedly or they are not monthly expenses and are forgotten because they happen periodically. These are just a few expenses that are forgotten when it comes to overall home management. Looking at five key areas of finances that directly impact your home will help you have better visibility and understanding of your home that can help you make better decisions that pertain to one of your largest assets. Read More


It’s That Time of Year, 2017 Pantone Color of the Year … Greenery

2017 Pantone ColorThe Pantone organization is at it again and they have decided that 2017 is brighter than 2016. They offer us the color Greenery or 2017 Pantone color 15-0343. This is a fun, bright and almost neon style green. Why Greenery you ask? The Pantone organization states, “A symbolic color selection; a color snapshot of what we see taking place in our global culture that serves as an expression of a mood and an attitude.” The stated that a feeling of hopefulness is in the air.

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