Decorating a Vignette 101

Your personal space reflects your style so when you decorate it your things give the room character.  For example, you can decorate the walls with art you purchased from a garage sale or you can decorate the coffee table with books you’ve bought on your various travels. One way to decorate a room is to arrange a group of objects together on a flat surface, like a table, mantel, or night stand.  Professional designers call this a vignette. Here are some tips to help create a strong visual impact in your vignette by doing one or more of the below:  1.     Use …

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Easter Foyer

Happy Spring!  Although I wouldn’t know it since there are a few inches of snow out here in the Northeast.  Nevertheless, Easter is on its way! I love greeting my guests with a holiday themed entrance because I think it gets them into the spirit of the holiday.   When I think of Easter I think of Easter eggs so I wanted that to be the centerpiece of my look. I want to digress for a moment and give you a few suggested general money saving tips for holiday decorating. Check out the florist department in your local grocery because they have …

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Make Nail Polish Last Longer

Are you constantly searching for tips on how to make your nail polish last longer?  Well, I am.  And I’ve finally found the simple and inexpensive answer! I think it comes down to two things: 1. The nail polish color needs something rough to stick to, like a primer that you would apply to walls before you paint them. The Nail Tek Foundation II (aka foundation) is an opaque polish that has a bit of a rough texture once it’s dried.  Nail Tek Foundation II dries within one minute.  Yay for a quick step! 2. The nail polish color needs a good quality clear coat …

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How to Clean a Jetted Tub Using Natural Products

Okay, so this isn’t going to be the most exciting blog…I mean cleaning?!  Not a glamorous topic.   Nonetheless, I just learned how to clean the jets of my jetted tub without using chemicals and I figured that since I had to research how to do that then maybe others might be interested in my passing the info along. My husband and I have a jetted tub in the master bathroom of our new home and this is the first time I’ve ever had one.  In general I try to use natural or “green” products for cleaning around the house but …

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