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Dinnerware Ellen's Blog Ideas & Quick Tips Practical Tips For the Home

Married Your Spouse Not Your Dinnerware

Do you ever use your good china and silver? If you’re one of the few who do, do you still love the pattern you picked? When you chose your china …

Ellen's Blog General

Can You Shop Local If You Have a Day Job?

A month or so ago, I was at a locally owned spa for a facial. As I was checking out, I asked the ladies at the front desk if they …

Curb Appeal Ellen's Blog Ideas & Quick Tips Landscaping & Gardening

Exterior Maintenance and Being a Good Neighbor Are Related

A few years back, we were having our house painted. Imagine our surprise and frustration when we discovered sawdust, plus a large sampling of the bug life in our region, …

Bath Ellen's Blog Home Improvement Ideas & Quick Tips Kitchen

6 Steps to Getting a Tile Look You Love

Whether you’re renovating a kitchen or adding on a guest bath, you’ll likely need to select tiles to complete the design. I’ve just finished my own bathroom renovation, and I …

Ellen's Blog Home Decor Practical Tips For the Home

Why Style Doesn’t Have to Cost a Fortune

Not too long ago, I bought a beautiful hand-blown glass vase made in Poland for a good friend. She opened the gift and went wild for it, and she’s had …

Ellen's Blog Home & Interior Design Home Improvement Ideas & Quick Tips Practical Tips For the Home Remodeling

Keeping Your Design Project on Target and within Budget

Here are just two of the many choices I had to make during my recent bathroom remodel, neither of which I anticipated in advance: Where should the tile pattern begin …

Ellen's Blog Furniture Trends & Design Ideas & Quick Tips Practical Tips For the Home

5 Tips for Making Furniture Choices You Love

1. Don’t be hasty, buying because you “need” to fill a space. My friend just bought an entry table that she really didn’t like that much because guests were coming, …