Retro Colors Make a Comeback: What’s Hot in Décor Right Now

Retro Colors Make a Comeback: What’s Hot in Décor Right Now

Everything old is new again, and that goes for decorating with color. While the last decade in home décor has largely been defined by white and varying shades of beige and gray, today’s designers are harking back to yesteryear with paint colors, furniture and even kitchen appliances. Part art deco, part ‘50s suburban and part […]

Can You Retire on a Cruise Ship?

Can You Retire on a Cruise Ship?

For many of today’s retirees who are younger, stronger, and far more active than retirees of yore, the idea of retiring to a cruise ship lifestyle—adventure, luxury dining, daily maid service and more—has very definite appeal. In fact, with a full agenda of activities and entertainment, medical care available if you need it, and no […]

5 Tips for Taking Better Photos of Your Home

5 Tips for Taking Better Photos of Your Home

No matter how great your home looks in person, if it doesn’t stand out online, you won’t attract buyers to your front door for a closer look. While your real estate agent may offer professional photography services as part of their listing services, here are five great tips for making sure you’re getting the best […]

5 Steps to Creating a Budget

5 Steps to Creating a Budget

While a budget may seem restrictive and burdensome, in reality, it gives you control of your life and allows you to make proactive choices about your money. Bringing down your debt and living within your means enables you to feel good about your life again. Overwhelmed about where to begin? Here’s a five-step plan from […]

Getting Creative With Your Wall Space

Getting Creative With Your Wall Space

Do you have a blank wall with no idea what to put on it? Rethink the boring family photo with these interesting ideas. Get wordy. Whether you’re a logophile or are just looking to amp up the playful vibe of your space, adding large text to your wall can be innovative and inspirational. You can purchase […]

Productivity Tips to Start Your Day

Productivity Tips to Start Your Day

Looking to boost your daily productivity? Start by taking a look at your morning habits. Incorporating just a few of these into your get-up-and-go routine may help. Say no to snooze. Hitting the snooze button is tempting, but starting your day by procrastinating your wake-up will not set you up for productivity! Set your phone or […]

Here’s What’s Hot in Wedding Cakes

Here’s What’s Hot in Wedding Cakes

If there’s a wedding in your family’s near future, you are very likely already knee-deep in dress designs, color schemes and venues. When you’re ready to check wedding cakes off your to-do list, you may be surprised at what’s new and smart in today’s traditional tiered cakes. While white-on-white will never go out of style, […]

Renting a Vacation Home? Bring These 5 Items

Renting a Vacation Home? Bring These 5 Items

It’s vacation time, and the whole family is looking forward to the change of scene. But lake or beach house kitchens are notoriously hit and miss when it comes to kitchen amenities. Before you set off down the road and wind up at the end of your journey with a great bottle of wine and […]

Staging Secrets Revealed!

Staging Secrets Revealed!

Staging can boost a sale price of a home by as much as 10 percent. The best staged homes strike the balance between lived-in and never-owned. How can you apply that science when staging your home? Look no further than model homes, which draw buyers by blending the form-follows-function principle with the preferences of today. […]


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