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I am doing my kitchen in a coffee theme. I have been working on it for awhile, but I think I need a few more wall hangings to complete the look. I decided to hit the internet to find the perfect hanging display to place on my beautiful brown walls.

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Yesterday morning I walked into my bathroom and looked down at the sink and realized it was a hot mess. Then I glanced over at my tub and realized that it was even worse shape. My daughter just had the underlayment of her hair re-dyed purple, so for a few days afterwards, anytime she brushes her hair and it lands on my white sink, I get little tiny purple lines on everything. Since my sink is cluttered with little purple stray marks, I decided to put Mr. Clean Liquid Muscle to the test to see if it could get rid of those nasty purple marks.

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Have you ever noticed that when mom gets sick the whole house falls apart? I really caught it yesterday when I woke up at 3 am with serious stomach pains. I thought I had eaten something that maybe didn’t agree with me, or that I had gotten food poisoning, but after a few hours and I started running a fever I realized that I was down with the stomach bug.

Isn’t it amazing how our whole houses fall apart when us moms get sick?

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You might be surprised by the effect that a well-placed decorative mirror can have on your home. Interior designers love them, as they are such a useful ornamental item. They perform various functions and can help to enhance your home’s overall décor.

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It’s official – indoor plants are good for your health. A NASA study determined that plants like Aloe Vera, spider plants and Gerber daisies actually help to purify the air we breathe. The benefits of plants when it comes to lowering stress and making us feel happier are also well documented. Houseplants are definitely a good thing, but keeping them healthy all year round can be a challenge. Conditions inside a house can be tough on plants, particularly in winter when low humidity dries soil out quickly. So, what can you do to help your indoor plants flourish?

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If you are one of the growing number of people who are about to embark on the huge adventure of building their own home, you would be wise to consider making your home an eco friendly and sustainable one. Not only will this help to minimise your impact on the environment; earth friendly building solutions often have the added bonus of helping to save you thousands of dollars over a few short years, thereby protecting your pocket as well as the environment.

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Keeping our homes safe and secure should be something we think of all the time,  but for some reason, during the winter months, there seems to be more of an outbreak of crime. Not sure why that is, but here are some tips to help you keep your home safe and secure this winter season.

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It is said that getting ready, is the best part of going out. You are able to take your time preening in front of the mirror in peaceful surroundings where all of your essential beauty items are on hand to transform you from everyday girl into supermodel in a few short hours. Your hairdryer is plugged in, your make up is laid out, and everywhere you turn there are bathroom wall mirrors to reassure you that you look good.

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Modern design is not about styling your home with other people’s ideas, it is all about personal interpretation and creating a home that you want to be in. Obviously there are items and looks that are considered ‘fashionable’ in terms of interior design, but these are merely suggestions, and the perfect look will only be created when you engage your creative side and produce an environment that fills your wants and needs both in terms of style and practicality.

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This holiday cleaning tips post is brought to you by Swiffer® as part of a Type-A Parent Community Sponsored Post.

I have guests arriving at my house on Monday and I am in a frantic to get my house cleaned up. It is a hot mess right now. Everywhere I look there are piles of my family’s “things” where they have just laid them around — not to mention all the dog and cat toys that happen to be strewn everywhere.

There are 5 simple things I can do though to get my house in tip top shape for the holidays so I thought I would share them with you.

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