Jane’s Blog

Feb 07 2020

DECLUTTERING Written by Jane

You may not realize how stressed and overwhelmed you can become by clutter. But once you start clearing out what you no longer need and organizing what you have left, chances are, you’ll feel a sense of control and accomplishment.

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Feb 01 2020

Lawrence Home Show February 22-23 Written by Jane

The Home Show, sponsored by the Lawrence Home Builders Assoc., will be February 22-23. We will again be hosted in the used car building on the south end of the Crown Toyota showroom, at 33rd and Iowa Street. It is a great way to spend an hour or two on a cold February day.

I will be at the Home Show all day Saturday and Sunday so come with your pictures and challenges.

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Jan 22 2020

Creative Wall Art Written by Jane

Art and photos can certainly brighten up your walls. But if you think outside the frame, there are countless other ideas that are affordable, multi-functional and sure to impress:

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Jan 22 2020

Boost Your Home Value Written by Jane

If you’re contemplating a home improvement, it can be helpful to know which projects give you the highest Return on Investment (ROI). The thing is, while you may want to focus your efforts on more valuable upgrades, don’t totally discount others if you plan on staying in your home for a while and you’ll get a lot of use out of them.

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Jan 07 2020

Eco-Friendly Decorating Written by Jane

You may not realize how much of your home may be harmful to you and the environment. But the wrong furnishings and paints can actually emit toxins that cause migraines, respiratory conditions and other health issues.

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Jan 01 2020

Window Problems Solved Written by Jane

We all enjoy our windows because they let in that wonderful, natural light. We can see the birds, the trees, and the first snow falling. But they can also cause us problems. Too much light, too hot, too cold.

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Dec 19 2019

Comfort and Luxury For Your Guest Room Written by Jane

Think about what makes you comfortable when you stay with friends or family in their homes. Some guest rooms seem like an afterthought, with a mishmash of furniture and linens, and a closet full of junk, while others are carefully planned to help visitors feel pampered and comfortable.

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Dec 09 2019

2019 Festival of Trees Written by Jane

Although red and green with gold and silver accents are still very popular, again this year we are seeing the black and white checked fabric in ornaments.

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Nov 30 2019

Holiday Ready Written by Jane

We have a short time frame this year between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Which means we can’t delay our decorating! As soon as our Thanksgiving guests leave we need to be pulling out our boxes of holiday decorations. And if we want to add new decorations this year or at least update them […]

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Nov 04 2019

Thanksgiving Holiday Ready Written by Jane

Get your home Holiday ready! Cooler weather means we stay inside and decorate for Thanksgiving rather than working in our gardens. Here are some ideas for your Thanksgiving table decorations.

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