Home for the Holidays: Are You Ready for Guests?

The busy holiday season is here. Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and so is Christmas. Having all of the family gathered in your home is an amazing feeling, and you want to make sure your home is looking its best. Getting your home holiday ready at first can be over whelming and stressful, not only to make sure that it is clean, but to also make sure that it is ready for guests to stay. The first step is to make sure you have everything for your guests in their stay. Make sure your house is stocked with supplies such as extra towels, toiletries such as toothpaste and shampoo just in case your over night guests forget essentials for there stay. It is also good to not only remember larg

Fall Yard Care

Yards are well loved during the summer months. With backyard barbeques, kids running around, parties, your yard goes through a lot in the summer. The fall is a great time to prepare your yard for next year, and has its own maintenance that should be followed. Late October and early November is an important time to do a second fertilizing from September. Northern grasses like bluegrass, fescue, and ryegrass respond well to feedings in late fall. Fall is also the best time to kill weeds, so consider using a weed and feed to get rid of pesky weeds while feeding your grass. This will help make your yard look green and full in the spring. Fall is also a great time to take care of dead patches in

DIY Headboards

After your long day is done the first thing you probably want to do is lay in bed and relax. Besides for buying a new comforter and bed set, when is the last time you did something to improve the look of your bed? Update the look of your master and your bedroom by creating a new headboard. The first step is to decide how big you want your new headboard to be, and what shape you would like. Buy a piece of plywood and decide if you want your headboard to be the standard headboard, which should extend 10 inches beyond your bed and be 24 inches taller, or to extend beyond and be a statement in your bedroom. Cut the top of your headboard and make it scalloped, or keep it square. Go to a fabric s

DIY Halloween Crafts

With Halloween right around the corner its time to add some spooky decorations to your home. Here are some ideas for DIY crafts you can do with your family to get in the Halloween sprit. Pumpkins are a classic Halloween decoration. There are multiple ways to transform these into spooky friends. Painting your pumpkin instead of carving it, add some glow in the dark paint to make your design glow. Paint your pumpkin black before you paint it transform your pumpkin into a black cat, witch or other spooky creature. Mason jars can be transformed into spooky friends in multiple ways. Add gauze bandage and some googly eyes for a spooky transformation. Paint them solid colors and paint on or add st

Home Improvement Ideas for Under $50

Have you wanted to give a fresh new look to your home without redoing an entire room? Starting home improvements can seem like an expensive hard task to do. However there are improvements that can be made without breaking your budget. Give your home the update it deserves for less. Here are just a few ideas of how you can make improvements to your home without breaking the bank. Painting your walls is a classic way to spruce up any room.Paint white walls and add some color in your room. This is a inexpensive way to completely change the feeling in your room. Once your walls are painted update curtains to match the look of the fresh walls. Add some new décor to your home. Adding personalized

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