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Why We Love the “Hygge” Home Trend

Why We Love the “Hygge” Home Trend

Because what’s better than being ‘cozy’?  If you haven’t yet heard of the Danish word hygge (pronounced “hoo-guh), you’re about to. Oxford dictionaries defines hygge as “a quality of cosiness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being (regarded as a defining characteristic of Danish culture).” Essentially, this cozy contentment is how the…

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By Sarah, 12/28/2016 Sarah is a content writer and social media assistant with a BA in literature/creative writing from Wilkes University. When she’s not spending her days at work writing, reading, and drinking coffee, she’s usually at home reading, writing, and drinking coffee. She also devotes a fair amount of time to HGTV, drawing, and doting on her dog. As a creator, Sarah believes in emphasizing personality through design and DIY projects.
DIY Christmas Decorations

DIY Christmas Decorations

It’s time to break out the Christmas cheer and prep the home for family gatherings and Santa’s visit, if you haven’t already. Perhaps you’re a new homeowner who is still gathering their seasonal decorations, or maybe you have all the decorations you need but want to mix things up a bit. Here are some easy decoration…

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By Kayleigh, 12/16/2016 Kayleigh is a content writer with a BA in technical writing/literature and an MA in creative writing. When she’s not at work writing, she’s at home writing, reading, or binge-watching television shows… for research, of course. A big do-it-yourselfer and crafter, Kayleigh loves testing out projects and gifting them to friends and family—all in preparation for when she owns her own home one day and decorates with her own personal creations. Her work has appeared on The Writing Cooperative and as an Honorable Mention in East Meets West American Writers Review.
Pantone’s 2017 Color of the Year Represents New Beginnings

Pantone’s 2017 Color of the Year Represents New Beginnings

As the New Year approaches, many of us are starting to think about the new: we’re contemplating our resolutions and focusing on change. New Year, new you. And this year, Pantone’s color of the year reflects this. What is color of the year? Every year Pantone (the “world-renowned authority on color and provider of color systems”) makes…

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By Sarah, 12/14/2016 Sarah is a content writer and social media assistant with a BA in literature/creative writing from Wilkes University. When she’s not spending her days at work writing, reading, and drinking coffee, she’s usually at home reading, writing, and drinking coffee. She also devotes a fair amount of time to HGTV, drawing, and doting on her dog. As a creator, Sarah believes in emphasizing personality through design and DIY projects.
10 Common Ways to Automate Your Home

10 Common Ways to Automate Your Home

Technology has advanced dramatically, and it’s been moving into the home in new ways. While some form of home automation has been around since the 1930s, there’s no doubting that it’s become more advanced in recent years. Because of that, you may not know where to start when it comes to automating your home. Possibilities…

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By Kayleigh, 12/12/2016 Kayleigh is a content writer with a BA in technical writing/literature and an MA in creative writing. When she’s not at work writing, she’s at home writing, reading, or binge-watching television shows… for research, of course. A big do-it-yourselfer and crafter, Kayleigh loves testing out projects and gifting them to friends and family—all in preparation for when she owns her own home one day and decorates with her own personal creations. Her work has appeared on The Writing Cooperative and as an Honorable Mention in East Meets West American Writers Review.
Easy Houseplants For People Who Lack Green Thumbs

Easy Houseplants For People Who Lack Green Thumbs

Some people are born with green thumbs. Then there are those of us who are lucky to keep fake flowers around for any extended period of time. My mother is one of the former. Unfortunately, I am one of the latter. (I’ve even managed to kill a cactus in my time—the poor desert dweller succumbed…

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By Sarah, 11/21/2016 Sarah is a content writer and social media assistant with a BA in literature/creative writing from Wilkes University. When she’s not spending her days at work writing, reading, and drinking coffee, she’s usually at home reading, writing, and drinking coffee. She also devotes a fair amount of time to HGTV, drawing, and doting on her dog. As a creator, Sarah believes in emphasizing personality through design and DIY projects.
What’s the Difference Between a Couch and Sofa?

What’s the Difference Between a Couch and Sofa?

What do you call that piece of furniture—generally kept in the living room—that you sit on? This isn’t a trick question or a riddle, I promise. You probably call it a couch or a sofa, right? Well, which one is it? Is there a difference? Most of us tend to use the two words interchangeably:…

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By Sarah, 11/11/2016 Sarah is a content writer and social media assistant with a BA in literature/creative writing from Wilkes University. When she’s not spending her days at work writing, reading, and drinking coffee, she’s usually at home reading, writing, and drinking coffee. She also devotes a fair amount of time to HGTV, drawing, and doting on her dog. As a creator, Sarah believes in emphasizing personality through design and DIY projects.
Home Painting Tips and Tricks

Home Painting Tips and Tricks

Are you tackling a home painting project this weekend? Worried about splattering paint all over your favorite couch or it dripping onto your moldings? Fear not! Here are some painting hacks that will help make the job easier and cleaner for everyone involved: Clean and Prep Cleaning walls or the ceiling you are going to paint…

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By Kayleigh, 10/22/2016 Kayleigh is a content writer with a BA in technical writing/literature and an MA in creative writing. When she’s not at work writing, she’s at home writing, reading, or binge-watching television shows… for research, of course. A big do-it-yourselfer and crafter, Kayleigh loves testing out projects and gifting them to friends and family—all in preparation for when she owns her own home one day and decorates with her own personal creations. Her work has appeared on The Writing Cooperative and as an Honorable Mention in East Meets West American Writers Review.
5 Easy Ways to Transform your Ceiling

5 Easy Ways to Transform your Ceiling

When it comes to home interior renovations, the ceiling often gets overlooked. Understandably so, since our eyes don’t always automatically gravitate upwards. But if you’re looking for unique ways to upgrade your space, a ceiling makeover is a great place to start. Here are 5 different ways to renovate your ceiling without breaking the bank:  …

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By Sarah, 10/18/2016 Sarah is a content writer and social media assistant with a BA in literature/creative writing from Wilkes University. When she’s not spending her days at work writing, reading, and drinking coffee, she’s usually at home reading, writing, and drinking coffee. She also devotes a fair amount of time to HGTV, drawing, and doting on her dog. As a creator, Sarah believes in emphasizing personality through design and DIY projects.
How to Make Your Home Winter Ready

How to Make Your Home Winter Ready

Now that it’s fall, is your house prepared for the impending cold? Getting your home ready for another long, cold winter season can be a bit overwhelming. To make this process as stress-free as possible, we have some organization tips to help you keep your cool this winter—all while you stay warm inside. Organizing your home…

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By Ally, 10/10/2016
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