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October is National Window Covering Safety Month

  We expect parents to cover electrical outlets, put gates on stairs, and childproof their doors and cabinets, but we often forget about the hidden danger of the cords from window coverings. Yet the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) says corded window coverings are one of the top five hidden hazards in American homes, with infants...
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3 Ways to Refresh Your Home for Spring

  Looking to update your home for the season but don’t have the budget for a major renovation? Do it right with these three easy DIY paint projects that can each be done in just a day. “The seasonal transition from winter to spring is the perfect time to freshen up,” says Sharon Grech, color...
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Summer Window Treatment Tips

Window Treatment Tips for Summer Summer is upon us and utility bills are rising simultaneously with the hotter temperatures. As much as 50 percent of heating and cooling can be lost through the windows in a home. There are window treatments that will help keep some of the hot sun and damaging UV rays out of...
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A Paint Palette of Natural Whites

Despite the easing of lockdowns, the beach holiday or planned vacations may remain very much postponed. To bring a little welcome optimism into your home, this palette is inspired by the natural and bright outdoors. Fresh sea air, rays of sunlight and vast sandy beaches are evoked where warm, softly cocooning Moon Drop meets Little...
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Magnolia Home Paint Introduces New Color

      It’s hard to believe it’s been four years since Joanna Gaines introduced her Magnolia Home Paint line. Just added to the palette of 150 colors is a new green called 1905 Green. This moody forest green is “the green” that tells the story of the coffee shop, Magnolia Press Coffee Company, Chip...
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Deck Cleaning and Staining for Spring

Spring is here, which means it’s time to clean the decks in Minnesota – literally. “We have a lot of people wanting to freshen them up,” says Nate Sockness, manager of Hirshfield’s Woodbury location, “before Covid-19, historically this would be the time when people were wanting to get them done before high school graduation season....
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Mothers’ Day Giveaway

“A mother’s job is never done” We’ve all heard the saying and this year, it’s never been more true – a mother’s job is never done. Moms are navigating a lot: distance learning, working in or out of the home, serving up three meals a day, doing their best to keep their families healthy and...
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3 Ways to Refresh Your Home for Spring

  Looking to update your home for the season but don’t have the budget for a major renovation? Do it right with these three easy DIY paint projects that can each be done in just a day. “The seasonal transition from winter to spring is the perfect time to freshen up,” says Sharon Grech, color...
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Harmonizing Your Home’s Exterior with Your Interior Window Treatments

  Spring weather has got us thinking outside projects like landscaping, gardens, fences, painting the house. All great projects to beautify the outside of your home and increase that curb appeal. But, don’t forget to consider your window treatments as part of your exterior aesthetic. Mismatched window treatments can stick out like a sore thumb...
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Wallpaper — Shades of Green

  Happy St. Patrick’s Day! We think it never hurts to bring a little luck o’ the Irish into your home with the color green — especially this St. Patrick’s Day. “Green stands for balance, nature, spring, and rebirth. It’s the symbol of prosperity, freshness, and progress,” says Kate Smith with Sensational Color. “Green is...
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