Lynda Sawyer

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30 Cozy Decorating Ideas Your Winter Home Needs

Creating a cozy Winter home is all about paying attention to the sensory details. Soft layers, mood lighting, and natural elements are just as soothing as they are beautiful. Indulge in these 30 decorating ideas to transform your neglected space into a Winter oasis you'll never want to leave!

The right whites: Picking neutral paint colors for both walls and trim

“White on white when done right can be one of the most beautiful and versatile paint color combinations,” says Washington designer Kiera Kushlan.<p>But for the untrained eye, picking out a good white out of hundreds of choices is a tough-enough task. Coordinating a perfect trim color to go with it can …

If You're Looking For a V-Day Dessert, These Cookies Are For You

Valentine's Day and chocolate go hand and hand. Once February 14th hits, our heads are filled with visions of love—dare we say, lust?—for the sweet. …

Dessert

7 unexpected places you can hide a spare key

It's always a good idea to have a spare key for your home. While it poses an obvious security threat, it can also help you gain entry to your home should you misplace your primary key. Not to mention, it can save you a costly locksmith call.<p>A spare key is of no use if you can't get to it, however. …

DIY

16 Slow Cooker Apple Recipes That Will Make Your Home Smell Amazing

Owning a slow cooker is a marvelous thing. For one, it makes your life a heck of a lot easier, thanks to the numerous dump dinners you can make for easy weeknight meals. Second of all, they free up time and space — thanks to Thanksgiving slow cooker recipes, we can now get through holiday dinner …

11 Super Simple Ways to Make Your House Smell Fresh

Right up there with other factors like style and cleanliness, your home's scent makes a huge first impression to guests. While the smell of freshly …

Cleaning

19 Genius Storage Ideas Everyone With A Tiny Room Will Appreciate

Who says you can’t be MacGyver *and* Martha Stewart?

8 modern kitchen surfaces

The kitchen always requires special attention, especially if we are looking for the best options to choose the ideal surfaces for this space.<p>Each …

DIY Bathroom Shelves To Increase Your Storage Space

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a bathroom can never have enough storage space. There are the stacks of towels and wash clothes that need …

15 Inspiring Ways to Deck Out Your Front Porch for Halloween

If you’re excited that Halloween is right around the corner, you’re probably already thinking about how to decorate your house for the holiday. And …

Decorations

Almond Apple Pie Recipe on Food52

• 1 recipe for double pie crust (this is a good one! https://food52.com/recipes...)<br>• 3 pounds apples, peeled, cored, and thinly sliced (about 6 cups)<br>• 1 tablespoon lemon juice<br>• 3/4 cup sugar<br>• 1/4 cup all-purpose flour<br>• 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon (I use Vietnamese cinnamon)<br>• 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg<br>• 1/2 teaspoon …

Overwhelmed by papers piling up? This organizer’s advice can help.

Rachel Rosenthal says organizing paper is her clients’ No. 1 organizing challenge. In a recent Home Front online chat, the owner of Rachel and Co., an organizing firm in Bethesda, gave her best advice on controlling the flow of bills, school work sheets and mail into your home.<p><b>Go paperless:</b> It’s …

How to Frame a Bathroom Mirror

We have been in our house for 2.5 years and our upstairs bathroom was one of the first things I wanted to remodel, and here we are finally finished. …

Inexpensive Bathroom DIYs for Less Than $100

Bathrooms usually need the most work, but simple sounding changes can quickly tally into a 4-figure bill. When your budget's not ready for a remodel, …

Cheesecake Recipes You'd Give Anything To Eat

Photo credit: Sally's Baking Addiction, Handle The Heat, Bell'Alimento, Brown Eyed Baker, How Sweet It Is<p>When it comes to classic dessert choices, you really can't go wrong with cheesecake. It's creamy, sweet, rich, and, perhaps best of all, comes in a variety of flavors. The Cheesecake Factory and …

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6 Tips for Perfecting Your Kitchen Remodel Photos

Photo: Eric Piasecki<p>Steven Gambrel is justly famous for designing sophisticated, richly layered interiors. But in each of his projects, one room always stands out for excellence: the kitchen. Gambrel’s are clean without being cold, eclectic but never jarring. Handsome industrial lighting, lacquered …

27 Modern Rustic Bedroom Decorating Ideas For Any Home

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What jobs to do in the garden in October

From harvesting ‘black gold’ to sprucing up garden furniture, what to do this month<p>Don’t be too hasty to tidy up the garden: leaving browning plant stems standing over winter provides vital habitats for wildlife. But keep an eye out for the particularly attractive seedheads of poppies, alliums, …

Gardening

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The 5 Decorating Principles Everyone Should Know

Interior design can be a mystery to those who are not professionals. And of course, every designer has their own set of rules and ideas gleaned over decades of work. Now, a new book out next week offers a glimpse at that interior expertise, and in a unique format. <i>Interior Design Master Class: 100</i> …

This Hearty Soup Is Slow Cooked Deliciousness!

Creamy Chicken And Wild Rice Soup<p>Save<p>Cooler weather is here…time to pull out the ever-faithful slow cooker! We love a good slow cooker meal, …

Gardening Tips - 7 Habits of Highly Productive Gardeners - Quiet Corner

The top performers in any field do things a little- or a lot- differently than you and I. That’s why they are at the very top of their game.<p>This is …

20 genius garden ideas you've (probably) never tried

If there's one thing we love, it's stumbling across fantastic and previously unknown gardening tips that will help us get more out of our gardens …

Gardening

Gardening 101: Fountain Grass

<b>Fountain Grass, Pennisetum: “</b><b>Whatever Works”</b><p>In every garden, as in every life, there are those easy-going players that make things a bit more relaxed …

Landscaping