Back to basics: Create a home that will last generations

New or old, every home has a story.  Every story begins somewhere, and some go back farther than others.  One of the benefits to our recent economy is this: more people are buckling down, staying still, finding contentment with where they are and learning to love the homes they live in. As new construction slows (read more…)

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4 ways to bring summer into your home

Summer is creeping up quickly — long days with early sunrises and late sunsets. Days full of sunshine and endless possibility. Summertime is a time for the outdoors — soaking up sun and recovering from the days of winter of being cooped up indoors. Summer doesn’t have to be for the outdoors only, though. There (read more…)

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Creating a home where the living is easy

Simple living means something different to each of us. Urban or rural, working out of the home or not, raising older kids or newborns, driving or walking – we each have aspects of our individual lives that make our days simpler. Small steps in life can make moments at home easier. Let’s face it, we (read more…)

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Houses have windows, homes have stories

My 5-year-old daughter is obsessed with words. She spends her days at school learning sounds of words, what words mean, how to spell words and how to read words. So, when I said to my husband the other day, “We’ve really made this house a home, haven’t we?”, she quickly replied “House and home are (read more…)

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Make your home cozy and welcoming for guests

I believe that it is possible for a home to be welcoming and comfortable, as well as beautiful and functional. Nobody loves a home that seems too sterile, a place they are afraid to sit down and make themselves cozy. Every guest should feel comfortable when they step inside. When my home is ready to (read more…)

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