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Eco-Friendly Home Life Ideas & Quick Tips Practical Tips For the Home

CEA Offers Tip to Reduce Electricity

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® offers five simple tips to help families save electricity — and money — this year: Look for the label: The EPA’s ENERGY STAR label quickly …

Curb Appeal Ideas & Quick Tips Landscaping & Gardening Lighting Practical Tips For the Home

Enjoy Your Landscaping, Even After the Sun Goes Down

Landscape lighting used to be simple. A few recessed cans lining the front path, a couple downlights tucked in the trees, and you were done. Not anymore. When it comes …

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 …

Home & Interior Design Ideas & Quick Tips Practical Tips For the Home Small Spaces

7 Tips for Small Space Design

Whether it’s because you live a tight budget or simply prefer the conveniences of apartment living (or both), a small living space can still have big style if you follow …

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, …

Ellen's Blog Home & Interior Design Ideas & Quick Tips Multi-Purpose Rooms Organization Practical Tips For the Home

Making Multi-Purpose Rooms Work for You

Kitchens aren’t just about cooking these days. In fact, they’re typically the largest and most multi-functional rooms in our homes. But even in the largest homes, kitchens aren’t the only …