5 Beautiful Decorative Christmas Gifts for the Home

When you have someone who’s fascinated with home décor on your Christmas list, you’ll give them some satisfaction with a gift that’s creative and distinct, but matches their interests. Start with this list of decorative Christmas gifts to get some ideas.

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Making the Most of Moving Day: 5 Tips to Help You Get Through It

Moving is a huge chore, and if you have children, then it is more complicated. Not only do you need to have a concern about a child incurring an injury during the difficult moving process, but also, children have a lot of items that require specialized packing. Here are five tips for ensuring that you have a smooth moving day.

Get Rid of Excess Clutter

When you are moving, consider it an opportunity to get rid of excess clutter. Make sure to sort through your current home’s cupboards, closets and drawers to find clothing that no longer fits or items that are beyond repair. You can have a garage sale to sell unwanted things, or you can give items away to charitable organizations to get a deduction on your taxes.

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Here’s How to Impress Your Business Partners

If you want your business to succeed, people skills are the first thing you are going to have to develop. You can be a genius in your respective field, but running a startup means you will have to attend various business meetings regularly.

Leaving a good first impression is vital. That does not end with impressing your clients. You have to impress other business owners and potential investors and business partners. The latter two are particularly important as they often help keep the wheels going. Naturally, you’ll want your relationship to start off on the right foot.
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A Cozier Kitchen: 4 Decorating Pointers to Make Your Kitchen Shine

The kitchen is typically one of the most frequently used rooms of a house. In addition to being a place to prepare meals, it’s often a gathering place for family and friends. This is a room that you can easily personalize to reflect your interests and showcase your personality.

Kitchen Lighting

There are specific places in a kitchen where lighting is necessary in order to make meal preparation and clean up easier. Lighting over the sink and above an island can be considered functional lighting. Pendant lighting and chandeliers are two examples of functional lighting that can be found in amazingly unique styles. Let your personality shine through your lighting selection. Mood or colored lighting underneath an island top or under cabinets is another way to express your flair for design in your kitchen.

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Things to Do in a Traffic Jam

Contributed by Thomas Boyd

If you have ever driven through Los Angeles, or basically anywhere else in Southern California, you are well familiar with the traffic jams which occur regularly. When your simple 20 minute commute turns into a 3 hour ordeal it’s easy to lose temper and get frustrated.

It’s even worse if you are on your way to the airport because there’s a chance that you’ll miss your flight altogether. That’s when you should really consider hiring a car for airport transport, like https://sdairporttransport.com/. However, there are things you can do to make yourself feel a bit better while stuck in a non-moving traffic jam.
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Basic Tips on How to Redo Your Living Room

Contributed by Nataliya Stefanus

Redoing a living room fits into the category of projects that instill fear into most homeowners’ hearts. Without a plan, even a capable designer can botch the room leaving you with an ugly space and empty pockets. That’s why we’ve organized a list of areas to focus on as you create a living room you love within your budget. Happy decorating!
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Top 10 Shrubs, Bushes, and Trees to Plant in your Garden this Winter

Contributed by Emma Metson

As we near the end of fall, the temperatures really start to drop and the nights start to draw in; it’s now that you want to start ticking off your list of winter garden jobs. For many though, this is the time of year that our gardens slip to the back of our minds as we start spending more time indoors.

However, just because the bright blooms of summer have died back and leaves are starting to fall from the trees, doesn’t mean the season to enjoy our gardens is over! If you get smart with what you plants, you can have a beautiful garden all year round.

The trick is to choose the right plants with aspects that still deliver visually during colder weather. The best choices are shrubs, bushes, and trees.

Here are some top picks for you to plant in your garden this winter.

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1. Paperbark Maple (Acer griseum)

When choosing what to grow in your garden, don’t make the mistake of only thinking about flowers. Plants that provide texture, especially during the winter, are ideal for creating an all round, all seasons garden.

The Paperbark Maple is perfect for the addition of texture to your garden. All year round the brown bark on its branches and trunk peels back in thin layers to reveal the brighter red colored wood beneath.
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Optimal Cardio Workouts for A Lean Figure

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There’s nothing like a good cardio to help you get a lean figure, but did you know that there are different types of cardio that you can apply for different types of looks? There’s a huge difference between a cyclist bodies than that of a sprinter, so it’s all up to you to decide how you really want to look. However, even people who do cardio on regular basis sometimes struggle to get lean, which is why it’s important to do it properly and with a plan. In this article, we’ll cover some of the best cardio workouts you can add to your routine if you’re looking to get that perfect, lean figure.
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6 Most Effective Ways to Clean Venetian Blinds

Contributed by David Koller

They keep the sun out of our eyes and give us so much needed privacy, and though they are super handy, Venetian blinds are tricky when it comes to cleaning. Though they seem too complicated to maintain at times, all you really need is a useful way to make them shine. No matter how often you tend to clean them and what material your Venetian blinds are made from, we have listed effective ways for cleaning each and every one of them.
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