Have you worried about your pets scratching or drooling on your furniture? Amy McCawley at The Livable Home Store specializes in furniture with fabric that can survive the demands of pets and small children. Her furniture is upholstered with materials that are stain and soil resistant, and most are even odor repellent and water resistant. She started her business designing dog beds, then bedding, and now she offers sofas, chairs, dining furniture, ottomans, beds, and gift items for pet lovers. Visit her website www.thelivablehomestore.com.
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Both the Real Simple and the Better Home & Garden Magazines have chosen the Troutman rocking chair as their favorite. These chairs are made in America and designed to provide lumbar support. The rockers come in four styles, various colors, different sizes, etc. Every porch needs at least two of these.
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Use a cookie cutter filled with sprinkles to decorate a birthday cake.
Place a wine glass over a dessert to keep it fresh.
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Valentine's Day is coming up. To give or serve the very best chocolates, purchase See's Candies. Visit their website to discovery their many assortments. I was first introduced to these chocolates by my parents. They had vacationed in Santa Monica, California in 1979 where they were taken to a See's Candies Store as a must-see visitor's attraction in California. During the Christmas and the Valentine Seasons, many of the big malls have See's Candies' kiosks. I believe the International Plaza on N. West Shore in Tampa, FL and Dillard's at Countryside Mall at 27001 U.S. Hwy 19 in Clearwater, FL and Dillard's at Tyrone Square Mall at 6990 Tyrone Square, St. Petersburg, FL. have See's for sale for Valentine's. Enjoy.
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We have heard from our mothers that we should fill a pot with cold tap water for cooking. There's a reason your mother told you to fill the pasta pot with cold water. Hot water can leach lead out of pipes and "there's a possibility that lead is somewhere along the plumbing circuit in any home," says Michael Shannon, M.D., pediatric doctor at Harvard Medical School. According to the EPA, houses built before 1986 are the most likely to have lead pipes, fixtures, fittings, and solder. But even plumbing legally considered lead-free may contain up to 8 percent lead. While copper pipes replaced lead ones decades ago, fusing pipes with lead was legal until 1991. So it is smart and cautious to use cold water in cooking. We would be wise to have our water tested periodically by a certified laboratory. Visit www.realsimple.com/watertesting for information about home test kits.
Source: Real Simple Magazine, April 2007.
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Signature Design and Cabinetry has made the kitchen even more convenient with this pull-out knife block.
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There are different qualities of crystal. Crystal reflects light with a dazzling display of brilliance. The better the quality and cut of the crystal the better the crystal surface is to project that display. Strass crystal is widely believed to be of the highest quality and is manufactured in Austria. Read the article from Shades of Light that describes the various crystal types from Strass to Aurora Borealis Crystals to determine the best type for you to purchase.
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Have you gone to the store and purchased a lampshade replacement and gotten home to discover it does not fit the lamp? Who would have thought that there are numerous lampshade fittings? Check out The Shades of Light website for all your answers to this tricky problem.
HOW TO DETERMINE THE CORRECT LAMPSHADE SIZE
Looking for some help selecting a new lamp shade? We have pulled together a few guides to help answer your questions, including one we hear a lot. “How do you measure a lamp shade?”
LAMPSHADE SELECTION GUIDELINES
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The hideaway table and counter space are both aesthetically pleasing and functional and are ideal for the smaller kitchen.
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I was emptying the dishwasher and noticed that my silverware, especially my spoons, looked dull and stained. I wet a magic sponge and wiped down my clean silverware and viola they were shiny again. It was a very easy fix. I thought I would share this easy solution with you.
Natalie A. Gauci
Licensed Interior Designer working in the Tampa Bay, Florida area.