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How to Plan the Perfect Holiday Party

How to Plan the Perfect Holiday Party

Summer get-togethers are fun, but autumn and winter are two of my favorite seasons for throwing a party. There are so many holidays and events to celebrate: Thanksgiving, New Year’s Eve, Christmas, and Hanukkah, just to name a few. And there are so many ways to...

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Thanks to HomeAdvisor!

Thanks to HomeAdvisor!

I love HomeAdvisor’s blog! It’s full of awesome home improvement and design tips. This month, HomeAdvisor is featuring my article about some of the most innovative home remodeling ideas I’ve seen. In my experience, some of the most unique ideas ideas come about when...

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Thank You househappy!

Thank You househappy!

Do you love househappy as much as I do? Their blog is a great resource for everything from childproofing your home to getting to know the character of Portland’s many neighborhoods. This month, I’m excited that the househappy blog is featuring an article I wrote about...

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How to Feng Shui Your Home

How to Feng Shui Your Home

Feng shui ("fung shway") is the ancient Chinese art of arranging your home so environmental elements are balanced, which will supposedly bring you good luck. (It’s Chinese for “wind water.”) Some are dismissive of it. Advice like, “To attract more money, keep the...

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5 Kitchen Upgrades with the Most Bang for Your Buck

5 Kitchen Upgrades with the Most Bang for Your Buck

“Show me the kitchen!” Ever burst into an open house and shouted this? OK, you were probably a bit more restrained, but most of us feel this way. After all, kitchens and bathrooms are two of the most important rooms to home buyers. If a house looks great but has an...

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The Best Paint Colors for Every Room in the House

The Best Paint Colors for Every Room in the House

Have you ever lost sleep over paint chips? Scrutinized a paint swatch in morning, afternoon, and evening light? Picked a paint color, only to second-guess yourself? Then you know how hard it is to choose paint colors. I wish I could tell you the perfect color for...

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Featured in Good Housekeeping

Featured in Good Housekeeping

7 Big Mistakes You Make Lighting Your Home 3. You forget about where shadows might fall. Place a light in the wrong spot, and you could create more of a problem than a solution. "In bathroom, try sconces on either side of the mirror, instead of a single light above."...

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