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Here Comes Christmas - Time To Decorate Your Dining Room for Christmas Dinner

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You had better start thinking about Christmas now as it always arrives before you know it and you never get the chance to have everything just right. Start planning now! I can help you out with some ideas for decorating your dining room, complete with table setting. I just wrote an article called A Christmas Decorating Idea for Your Dining Room, this may get your creative juices flowing. If not, don't worry, I have a few more articles in mind to help you out in this busy time of year, and if you have any ideas for things you would like me to write about in regards to Christmas, let me know in the comments box below and in the next few weeks I will add some more.

We also have a few Christmas videos for you to watch, How to make your own Christmas bows, how to make a Christmas wreath, and how to chose a Christmas Tree. Do you go out and choose a "green living" Christmas tree or just pull out the artificial tree from the box in the attic? I think I will make a poll on th…

Keeping it clean - does a minimalist interior make sense?

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After spending hours trying to keep my house clean, I decided to get ruthless and go minimalist!
I have packed away anything that is not 100% necessary for my survival.

What a difference it makes. I feel like the house is twice a big, and like I am breathing fresh air, not air laden with dust that I could never get rid of (living in the country doesn't help with this problem), but it sure means only a few minutes to wipe down surfaces now and the house always looks good. I should have done it years ago.

Unfortunately you just don't realize how your house becomes "full", I think perhaps we should make a rule, that when you buy something new, you have to sacrifice something old to leave the house, recycle it, sell it or give it away. I can't believe what a difference it makes and now I am going to stick to the minimalist look, as I feel I can mentally breathe now without all the clutter.
Yes, now here is my confession..... as we work from home, and because my daughte…

What a difference a new paint job makes

What a difference a new paint job makes!

For all of you wanting to find a quick fix to refreshing your interior or a client's, then a new paint job comes highly recommended.

We have just had some painting done to our home to tidy up wear and tear and I can't believe the difference it makes. We haven't changed any colors, simply had another coat of paint applied and the house looks good as new!

Another upside is that it is cost effective for major visual results. We tossed up with the idea of repainting ourselves, and after our last attempts, where scraping paints drips of flooring took longer than the actual painting, we decided to leave it to the experts. They are fast efficient and know all the little tricks of the trade. We have come to the conclusion that we are good at designing and terrible at DIY, so we stick to what we are good at!

So my lesson for the day here is two things, painting is a great way to refresh your interior and DIY painting is not always the most cost …