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New Year’s Resolutions for the Homeowner

New Year’s Resolutions for the Homeowner

Are you tired of pledging yourself to a gym every single January, only to drop off a few months in? Maybe you’re tired of saying that you’ll spend less money because, well let’s face it: prices on everything are almost always going up. Let’s try something new this year: a resolution for the home. Breaking them…

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By Kayleigh, 12/26/2016 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.
Last Minute Holiday Party Tips and Tricks

Last Minute Holiday Party Tips and Tricks

While the thought is scary, some of us may have gotten stuck at the last minute with hosting this year’s family holiday dinner/party. You might even still be recovering from Thanksgiving, if you got stuck with that, too. Oy. But don’t worry! There are plenty of ways to make the dinner run a little smoother…

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By Kayleigh, 12/23/2016 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.
Dear Readers…

Dear Readers…

One of the real joys this time of year is to say thank you to all of our readers–thank you for being a part of this journey with us! All of us at Curb Appeal just want to take the time to wish you all the very best of the season. May your Christmas be very…

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By Sarah, 12/21/2016 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.
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.
Weatherproofing Your Home For Winter

Weatherproofing Your Home For Winter

Is your house ready for winter? If not, don’t sweat it—there’s still some time to squeeze in pre-winter maintenance before Old Man Winter comes knocking in full force. Just add it to that ever-growing list of things that you need to get accomplished within the next few weeks…somewhere between untangling lights and baking cookies, perhaps? If…

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By Sarah, 12/09/2016 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.
Tips and Tricks for Hiring a Home Contractor

Tips and Tricks for Hiring a Home Contractor

Letting someone in to your home, trusting them to renovate and remodel, can be nerve-wracking.  Will they do a good job? Will everything be level? What can go wrong? While we can’t guarantee that everything will go entirely according to plan, we are here with some tips and tricks to ensure that you are doing…

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By Kayleigh, 12/07/2016 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.
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The Rights and Wrongs of Snow Removal

The Rights and Wrongs of Snow Removal

It’s getting chilly outside and some of us are already beginning to see the rain turn into snow. Removing snow from around our homes is necessary to ensure our family’s safety. But you also want to remain safe while ensuring your family’s safety. Here are some basic Dos and Don’ts to follow and make the snow…

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By Kayleigh, 12/05/2016 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.