Fall DIY Projects.. Happy Thanksgiving!!

The holidays have arrived and I am a sucker for setting a festive table. There is something about hosting family or friends that just makes me happy. Growing up my mom always made things beautiful and entertained in style.  With Thanksgiving right around the corner,  there are so many neat little projects you can do with your family! Here is a fun way I found to repurpose those old plastic Easter eggs and incorporate them into your Thanksgiving decor:

Here are the materials you will need:
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The Warmth of a Glowing Fire..

There’s nothing quite like the charm of an open fire to ward off the winter chill. The trouble is, the romance quickly cools when it comes to chopping the firewood, sweeping out ashes and explaining to the neighbors why their house smells of smoke. Thankfully it’s possible to dodge the draft and relish the romance of an open flame. Lets take a look at some of the hassle-free options to warm your winter.
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Hello November!!

 

November is here and leaf raking is in full swing. If you live in a house, there’s a good chance you want to improve it. Whether you’re eyeing a new snow blower, or think you need new windows The Home Expo brings experts in each field to help with all your questions. As winter draws near there are some steps we need to take to button up our homes for the winter!
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Farm Inspired Design

Living in Upstate NY there are many historic farm homes that were built with excellent architecture. Large wooden beams and coffered ceilings make farmhouse design alluring today. With a revival of Rustic design and rich heritage of older homes and estates in upstate New York,  this style is a marriage made in heaven! I’ve put together some steps to follow to create beautiful, functional upscale farm house designs. To start the Journey…
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A Recipe for Success..

Well, it’s been a few days since I’ve posted here on the blog, and what better way to say hello again than to share some before and after photos. The secret to getting a renovation just right is to do your homework!  Research is the key to getting what you want. Study magazines and books to get an idea of the look you want. Visit friends, family members and colleagues who have renovated recently. Consider your lifestyle and the needs of your family, both in the short and long term. Discuss your project with a designer or decorator for contractor recommendations.

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Fall Cliches..

About the only thing that makes bidding summer farewell easier, is the gorgeous fall season that awaits. With the cooler weather upon us you can embrace all those cozy elements of fall. Think changing leaves, pumpkins, corn stalks and a return to cozy fabrics with texture and a little heavier weight.
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Home and Hearth Curtis Style

 

As time passes our family home matures. Trees Grow and so do the children. The landscape gets worn, and gone are the swing sets.  Our needs and uses for the outdoor space have changed.  Priorities often change, and our children leave the nest. We find ourselves with more free time to relax and enjoy our home. Being cooped up inside during the cold winter months especially here in upstate New York, is not our idea of enjoyment. Maximizing the space in your back yard is one way to enjoy it year round, even when your sitting inside looking out.
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