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Beauty and Utility: Designing a Functional, Stylish Home

Spring is a time of renewal and home improvement. More and more, homeowners are looking for maximum practicality and durability from everything in their home. They won’t, however, sacrifice style and aesthetic to achieve it. Fortunately, home products continue to advance, be it waterproof technologies or scuff-proof surface finishes, all while maintaining the on-trend style and beautiful details design-savvy homeowners …

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Four Design Upgrades for a Spring Refresh

With warm weather knocking at the door, it’s time to rejuvenate your space and rid the home of winter clutter. While it may be the perfect time of year for a refresh, it can be challenging to find exciting new ways to decorate. With top design trends in mind, here are four simple solutions to spring into a new look …

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Experience Cobalt Culture

Provided by DRS and Associates Fascination with cobalt blue is bound into our culture: we can trace our interest in the pigment from renowned works of art, like Van Gogh’s The Starry Night, to modern haute couture offerings, like Valentino’s rich cobalt apparel. The color evokes vibrancy and calmness simultaneously, making it versatile and appealing. Now, it makes an appearance …

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ThermaSol Technology and the Benefits of Steam

Provided by DRS and Associates ThermaSol’s tech products allows users to transform the bathroom into a unique living space and be connected to their homes. Their steam showers provide a relaxing atmosphere of moist heat that promotes health and wellness. In addition to comfort and a positive influence on mood, steam has therapeutic benefits for the muscular, cardiovascular and respiratory …

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Etiquette Tips for Springtime Celebrations

Provided by Serbin Media It’s spring, the season of graduations, weddings, Mothers Day, Fathers Day, and so many other celebrations. Whether you are hosting family or friends or attending a gathering at someone else’s place, there are certain rules of etiquette you need to keep in mind. Etiquette expert Sharon Schweitzer, founder of Protocol & Etiquette Worldwide, offers these tips …

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Recipes for Easter Side Dishes

Provided by Sandi Clark, Pampered Chef Consultant AWESOME AU GRATIN POTATOES INGREDIENTS 1 can (10 1/2 oz or 284 mL) condensed cheddar cheese soup 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) shredded white cheddar cheese 1/4 cup (50 mL) grated fresh Parmesan cheese 1 cup (250 mL) milk 1   garlic clove 3.5 lbs (1.6 kg) baking potatoes (about 10 medium) 1/2 tbsp (7 mL) fresh thyme leaves (optional) DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 400°F (190°C). …

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Egg Dyeing Tips

Provided by Sandi Clark, Pampered Chef Consultant Hard-Boiled Eggs Place 12 large eggs in 8-qt. stockpot; add enough cold water to cover the eggs about 1 inch. Quickly bring water just to a boil. Remove the pot from the heat. Let eggs stand, covered, for 20 minutes. Immediately run cold water over the eggs or place them in ice water until …

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Add Some Extra Appeal to Your Landscape with Garden Art

By Melinda Myers Adding excitement to your garden is easy.  You can create instant, year-round color, structure, motion and fun to your landscape with a bit of garden art. Just like shopping for plants, look for pieces that complement your gardening style. And consider all the benefits each piece of art provides. Many pieces are functional as well as beautiful, …

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Drummonds Introduces The Wandle Bathtub By Martin Brudnizki

Provided by DRS and Associates Drummonds – the designer and manufacturer of luxury bathroom products, including foundry-made and hand-finished solid cast iron and stone tubs, vanities, showers, brassware fixtures and accessories – is pleased to introduce another bathtub designed by Martin Brudnizki. A part of their ongoing collaboration with Martin Brudnizki, Drummonds’ new cast iron Wandle bath is Brudnizki’s take …

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Select the Best Tomatoes for Your Garden and Table

By Melinda Myers Sliced, sauced, or cooked in your favorite recipe; tomatoes are a favorite and versatile vegetable. What’s more, they taste best when grown and harvested from your own garden or container. Ensure the best flavor and greatest results by selecting the most disease-resistant varieties and growing your tomatoes in full sun and moist, well-drained soil. Select plants with …

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