Creating a white winter wonderland in your home to celebrate the holiday season can add a sparkle to this festive time of year.
The most important prep step? Plan ahead.
When it comes to staying organized over the holidays, being realistic instead of holding yourself to some fictional standard goes a long way toward staying sane during December.
Whether you’re attending a holiday party, wedding, business event or other celebration, you can sometimes find yourself in an awkward situation and wishing Miss Manners were by your side.
With November rapidly galloping towards a close, the nights are starting to get very, very chilly in many corners of the US. In some regions, frost is already on the ground.
What do you do with those little nubbins of wax that are too short to burn, but just large enough to make you feel guilty for tossing them?
Location, location, location!
Are your home energy bills high? If the answer is yes, consider participating in Home Performance with Energy Star.
The holiday season is here, and in no time family and friends will descend upon your home for divine meals and holiday cheer. Now isn't the time to panic, there's plenty of time to prep your house (and your family).
If you're even moderately interested in DIY home automation, you've likely run across the name "Z-Wave" at some point.
The crackle of flames in a fireplace is especially appealing this time of year. It conjures up images of lounging on comfortable furniture, drinking hot chocolate, and snuggling.
Mustard. This small, humble seed is used in cuisines the world over, from the sharp spicy mustard served with dim sum to the rich, seedy variety applied to sandwiches.
Few things are quite as unpleasant as uncovering a patch of mold.
Check out these predictions on the hottest house accessories for the season.
Do these seven things now to protect your home and family.
Buying, and living in, an older home can be totally charming. But along with the quaint comes the antiquated.
There are a lot of questions surrounding compost, what you can put in it, and what you shouldn't toss in the compost bin.
If you find yourself spending more time at your desk than on your couch, there's no reason you can't celebrate the Halloween season in your office, and use these fun and festive décor ideas to liven up your work space.
A lawn doesn't have to be an ecological disaster area with these tips.
The use of color in a room can change it dramatically.
Here are a few tricks that can make a small room seem more spacious
You might think of it primarily as that thing on the dinner table you use to add some flavor to your food, but the uses of salt extend far beyond that.
A national survey revealed that laundry ranks among our top three least favorite chores.
How do you bring in the buyers -- and get the most money for your attic treasures?
Think Labor Day weekend is just another excuse for a barbecue? Try celebrating the last days of summer in an all new way.
A hot bath can be just the thing, right? Most of us have to settle for pretty basic models if we even have room for a bathtub at all, but we're allowed to dare to dream.
According to the US Census Bureau, the average size of a home in the United States has grown by 50% in the last 40 years, even as households are actually 15% smaller.
If you pay for garbage service, getting that monthly bill can sting, especially with prices rising across the US in response to rising costs for handling fees.
In order to remove some of the mystery and trauma from common bathroom plumbing problems, we've rounded up the best of the bathroom plumbing articles that we've published into one handy post.
There are ways to have a tolerable night's sleep without air conditioning in one's bedroom. Here's how.
Check out these top six picks for the most delectably-scented flowers you can find.
These DIY cleansers are air-friendly and get the job done.
While we hear stories about people's gardens producing so much zucchini that they fill neighbors' cars with it as a prank, an increasing number of gardeners are experiencing lower yields of fruits from their gardens.
Basil is the quintessential garden plant -- equally happy to sprawl out over the expanse of a walled-in plot or flourish in a box on the window sill.
There is no feeling quite like eating a ripe tomato, fresh off the vine. Growing tomatoes isn't hard, but there are definitely some tricks to the trade.
Colanders - also called strainers - offer especially excellent potential for creative repurposing.
Don't buy the tie! There's no need for your standard go-to Dad's Day gift this year. Try one of these simple projects as a Father's Day present.
July 4th is coming, and here are some great patriotic decor ideas for you. Fortunately, red, white, and blue look fantastic together.
The dog days of summer are coming, and in some parts of the U.S. of A., they have already arrived. Here are some tips to help your house stay cool in the heat.
Here are some active, outdoor games that are fun but simple to play; get ready to create summertime memories.
Here are five germ hot spots you're probably missing when you clean, and the most powerful tools to add to your cleaning arsenal today.
Summer is the time to freshen up the garden, pay careful attention to maintenance and enjoy the fruits of your labor.
If you or your mom are DIY enthusiasts, here are seven Mother's Day gift ideas that she'll love.
If your average, bummer of a closet is ready for an overhaul, use these cheap and easy tips to whip it into shape.
There are many kitchen gadgets out there that claim to make your life simpler, but there might already be something in your kitchen that can do the same job.
Green cleaning is so popular. Every blogger is posting their "totally ah-may-zinggg" homemade cleaner recipe that involves three magical ingredients.
Eggs have really come a long way, from shells that contain albumen and yolk, to a blog-worthy craft.
Although spring-cleaning may have become a thing of the past, germs haven't.
It's the day when being Irish or even just attempting a lyrical brogue will make you an honorary member of the Emerald Isle.
Although it's not perfect for every cleaning job, rubbing alcohol is a fairly cheap and relatively environmentally-friendly solution to some tough cleaning challenges.
Your master bedroom should be your oasis from the rest of the world. And yet it's often the last room in the house to get a good makeover.
Even for those who are not hoarders, holding on to large quantities of unnecessary stuff can raise anxiety and lower well-being.
Venomous spiders can be dangerous to those who spend time outside. These spiders occasionally find their way inside home and can present a serious risk.
Most safety problems related to use of an electric blanket are preventable.
Being somewhat of a repurposing connoisseur myself, I got to thinking about those CD spindles, and wondering how they might be re-applied in our lives.
There's a wide world of ways to wrap a present.
Holiday decorating goes through fashions and styles, and the tree you remember as if it was yesterday has become today's vintage look.
The toxic chemical BPA could be contaminating your containers, cans and more. Here's what to look out for.
This election year, try looking at the first Tuesday in November as what it truly is – the Super Bowl of politics!
You can transform this room from the messiest area in your home to the organized, relaxing family haven you desire.
It turns out that houseplants aren't just a great way to spruce up a room, they can freshen the air in a room as well.
Part history and part imagination, steampunk creates a futuristic "past that never was," combining classic antique clocks, gears, fabric and accessories with modern, edgy touches.
This election year Maker's Mark is backing The Cocktail Party, but if don't want to march under their banner here are a few ways you can throw a political party of your own.
If you've ever been to Graceland, you've undoubtedly seen the "TV room" with its three televisions built into the wall.
Coffee grounds have numerous uses around the house and in the garden. You can even use them in your beauty routine.
Your house's air quality and the products you use every day can all have an effect on your health and that of your family. Here's how to make your home a safer and healthier place to live.
The Kickstarter project vows that you'll never misplace your keys again by using a Bluetooth 4.0 device and iOS app to locate the lost item.
A garage sale is a great way to bring in some extra cash, clear out clutter and do some good for the environment.
Your backyard should be a safe haven for your family and pets, but there may be dangers hiding under your bushes.
It's the little things that warm a space most, not the appliances or the layout or the material of the countertops.
A tire swing hanging from a large tree is a tradition that is as American as hot dogs and apple pie. Here's how you can make your own.
Flowers with unexpected animal features? Masters of camouflage? Here are 10 weird and wacky plants that can be grown by any gardener.
While you assume your home is a safe and happy place, you may have some surprising things around that are toxic, and even fatal, to your cat.
Spring cocktail parties are the perfect way to welcome the new season, enjoy the warming weather and take advantage of the newly blooming landscape.
Hosting a backyard BBQ for Memorial Day is a great way to enjoy the warming weather, celebrate a time-honored tradition with friends and family, and try your hand at working that new grill.
These simple steps will help you breathe easier at home in no time.
This spring, make a commitment to organize your junk drawer -- or drawers!
Repairing a worn or damaged wood dining table is an easy weekend project that will have you entertaining in style.
With a flick of the wrist or a gentle touch, it enables food preparation, cleanliness or a drink of water in your home's busiest multipurpose room.
If you feel a draft around your front door, chances are you're wasting energy and throwing money away through leaks around the perimeter.
There are apothecary jars for every taste and budget, so start exploring the possibilities.
Wall-mounting a flat screen plasma, LCD or LED television is a smart and aesthetic way to update a room and make TV viewing more comfortable.
Simplify your search for the perfect bathroom vanity by first considering these options.
What's the best way to hang a bathroom mirror? The answer depends on what kind of bathroom mirror you'd like to mount, as mirrors are either framed or frameless.
Candles quickly create a soft, romantic ambiance when placed in any room, and can be used throughout the house as both décor and lighting.
If you're feeling inspired by snow covered mountains, luxurious furs and rural woods, create a warm and comfortable winter bedroom design.
Use this checklist to make sure your home is ready for cozy nights and cooler temperatures.
If you have great weather all year long, or even if you don't, try throwing an outdoor winter party this year, and celebrate the season surrounded by nature. With the right decorations, lighting and accessories, your winter party is sure to rival the best of summer BBQs.
Pruning during the winter months can help improve your plants shape, form and growth. Think of winter pruning as preventive maintenance.
If your kitchen is sorely in need of a facelift and your budget is next to nothing, don't be discouraged. Your kitchen can get a whole new look for under $100.
By equipping yourself with an environment conducive to neatness and order, you will get into the habit of keeping your space clean. Here are a few tips to help you maximize space in your kitchen.
Are you asking yourself "How did my garage get this way?" Here are some specific steps to help you organize your garage.
When people think of winterizing their homes, most often their heating bills spring to mind - along with insulation and weather stripping. The winter months bring not only high energy bills, but also an increased chance of certain kinds of damage to your home and its contents.
Today's dishwashers come with a host of features and upgrades. Click through for tips on waht to consider when you're shopping for a new model.
If you're in the market to buy a high-efficiency (HE) washer, join the crowd. Here are nine things to consider before you buy a HE washer.
Whether you cook frequently or just once in a while, every kitchen needs a range; it's a necessity and a focal point in the heart of every home. But with so many types and models to choose from, how do you know which range to select?
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