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When is it Too Hot to Paint Outside?

When temperatures reach the 80’s or higher, you might not even be tempted to leave the air-conditioned confines of your home or workplace, let alone work on house projects outside. But these high temps beg a pretty common question — how hot is too hot for painting the exterior of your home? The ideal temperature...
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{window treatment wednesday: the layering effect}

WTW: Layering Window Treatments When you move into a home, you want to create a space that reflects your interests, style, and vibe. Through furniture, decorations, paint and little touches, bit by bit, it becomes your own. Another way to make a home personalized is by adding visual interest with window coverings. Shannon Scarrella says...
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{friday finds: how hirshfield’s creates the best paint in the twin cities}

As grownups, looking at the paint colors at Hirshfield’s can make you feel like a kid in a candy store. All of the colors, the finishes, the possibilities! How do they create all of these beautiful, amazing colors? I was curious about how the process works and thought others might want to find out too....
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{window treatment wednesday: clean your window treatments}

Get down to spring cleaning this season with your window treatments. It’s time to tackle spring cleaning tasks, and depending on your routine and available time, you may clean your home from top to bottom, hit a few “must dos” or simply be too busy to even think about it! If you do have spring...
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beachy bathroom with Benjamin Moore Paint

Spring Break Paint Inspirations

Paint Colors Inspired by Spring Break It’s spring break season, and if my Facebook friends are any indication, throngs of Midwesterners are heading south to warmer climates and sandy beaches. When you’re at the seashore, it’s wonderful to get away from the hustle and bustle of dreary, blah, cold life here in the Midwest. The...
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Window Treatment Wednesday: Meet the Hirshfield’s Experts

Designer spotlight on Becky Eggers. I’m in awe of people who have a natural eye for design. You know the type—they can walk into a house and know exactly what colors would look perfect here, what accessories would add just the right pop there, how to reuse an item from one room to pull a...
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Basketball themed bedroom

Friday Finds: Basketball Themed Decor

March Madness College basketball fans love their teams, and March Madness can get intense. A friend of mine scheduled surgery at its onset so he could recover while watching the games. I read an article claiming that lost worker productivity costs companies $1.7 billion during March Madness—although that statistic’s validity has been debated. Either way,...
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{window treatment wednesday: blackout drapes}

Keep the sun out with blackout curtains. Feeling the warm sun on your skin and basking in its glow sounds pretty dreamy right now. But despite the current weather slump, there are times when we want to block out the sun. Think about people who work the night shift and are trying to sleep during...
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{window treatment wednesday: window coverings to block noise}

Add some peace and quiet to your home by using the right window coverings. You know what they say about buying a home—location, location, location. When you choose where you want to live, there are numerous factors: proximity to work, good neighborhood schools, the character of the neighborhood, quality of parks and recreational trails—the list...
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Window Treatment Wednesday: Treatments That Let the Sunlight In

Brighten Your Year: Treatments That Let the Sunlight Shine In The new year is starting with a chilly arctic blast. But on days with clear skies, it feels good to have that sunlight shine into your home and brighten your day. Let’s start off the year on a bright note and discuss window treatments that...
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