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Sometimes, the best seasonal decorations are the ones made by hand in your very own kitchen

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From charming creations that celebrate the natural beauty of autumn, to folksy, clever accents that dress up your table in one-of-a-kind style, check out these creative DIY ideas for a rustic fall centerpiece. Pretty As A Pumpkin Pumpkins are the ultimate rustic home accessory for the fall season! Each one is unique, whether you choose a creamy “Cotton Candy” pumpkin, a “Warty Goblin,” or a collection of adorable “Jack-Be-Littles.” Pumpkins (both real and faux) are very versatile and can be used in a variety of creative ways when crafting a fall centerpiece. We love this elegant yet earthy Macrame Pumpkin...

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Crafty Easter Centerpieces Made From Recycled Materials

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There’s no need to spend a lot of money on an Easter centerpiece when you can make one yourself! With materials you can find right at home, these recycled Easter centerpieces are the perfect DIY to dive into this month. Mason Jar Masterpiece Your kitchen pantry cabinet is probably stocked up with pasta sauces, nut butters, jellies, and other staples that you use on a daily basis. Every time you finish a glass jar, clean it out and set aside in your kitchen cabinets or home office to use later for crafts. Reusing empty jars from your kitchen pantry cabinet...

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5 Essential Features For A More Organized Full Bathroom

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Bathrooms come in all shapes and sizes. You’ll hear realtors and contractors throw around terms like a “three-quarter bath” or “full bath” when discussing a property’s features. So what kind of bathroom do you have? When finalizing your renovation project plan, it’s important to know what size bathroom you currently have and what size you want. A standard full bathroom has four parts: a toilet, a sink, a shower and a bathtub. A bathroom without a tub will be referred to as a three-quarter bath. A bathroom without a tub or a shower is a half bath. A common project...

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Essential Tips & Techniques For Cooking At Home

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If you’re new to the kitchen, cooking at home may seem intimidating. But if you can design your own kitchen, you can certainly boil a pot of water or fry an egg, since all these tasks are as easy as pie! Don’t let that high-end kitchen go to waste. Here are the essential tips and techniques every home chef should learn and master. Now let’s get cooking! Chopping Food Not Fingers A knife is a cook’s #1 tool, and using one safely is an important skill to learn. Hopefully your kitchen has a knife block filled with everything you need...

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Food Safety Tips For A Cleaner And Healthier Kitchen

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As the weather gets cooler and we head into the holiday season, it can be easy to cut a few corners in the hustle and bustle — including a clean and healthy kitchen. Food safety is something that should never be overlooked. This week, we’re looking at how you can use your cabinetry to maintain a clean and healthy kitchen throughout the year.                       Food Storage It’s not just about the preparation of food that keeps your kitchen safe for your family, but also the storage before and after. You...

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