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How to Revive Your Valentine’s Day Roses

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Valentine’s Day has just come to a close, as did one of my favorite holidays: National “Discounted Chocolate” Day. Unfortunately, you’ll find that many of your cut roses have already started to droop or wilt, even after being placed in water immediately. You might even wonder if there’s a way you can revive those flowers to save them for a few extra days of beauty. The good news is that yes you can, and it’s a fairly simple process, too. As an alternative, you could grow your own roses, giving you fresh flowers every day! Continue Reading

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Five Ways to Improve Your Kitchen Lighting

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The kitchen–it’s the part of your home that enjoys the most love, probably because that’s where the food lives. It can be a place where unforgettable meals are prepared or a neutral space where families come together. Regardless, whether you live in a mansion or an apartment, the kitchen is an important area. With the use of lighting enhancements like island pendants, strip lights, recessed lights, dimmers and ceiling fans, you can show off your kitchen’s charm in a whole new light. Continue Reading

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Five Home Lighting Trends for 2015

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The New Year has officially begun, and you know what that means: New Year, New You. For some that entails getting a daring new haircut or a flashy new wardrobe, but for others it means making some much-needed improvements to their home. Unbeknownst to most, one way to make a big difference when updating the look of a space is changing the lighting. Lighting design can be much more creative than most people think, and this is more evident than ever when looking at the major home lighting trends experts forecast for 2015. Continue Reading