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Want new furniture but loathe shelling out the cash? Then you'll love what a few coats of paint and fabric details can do to an old chair. We've mapped out the steps, so follow along.Read More »from Get the Look: Thrifty $53 Chair Makeover
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Having guests visit is exciting yet stressful. There is cleaning to be done, meals to plan, and little touches to be added. Then there is the concern that your guests will enjoy themselves, and, most of all, feel welcome in your home. The first step to making feel at home, even when they are miles away, is creating a comfortable cozy place for them to sleep. These easy tips will help you get ready for even the most difficult guests.Read More »from Make Your Guest Bedroom Cozy and Comfortable
1. Pillows, Pillows, Pillows
Stacks of fluffy pillows make the bed inviting. Fluffy pillows to sleep on are of course high priority, but a few decorative pillows will add to the overall appeal. Try making pillows yourself own to add even more personality.
2. It's In the Details
Even though it only took you two minutes to make sure there was a luggage rack open and extra hangers in the closet, these little things will let your guest know you went out of your way to make them feel welcome.
3. A Space of One's Own
If you have the space in a large bedroom or
Looking for a last-minute (and free!) Mother's Day Gift? Our digital coupon book takes just minutes to make! Add your own photos and coupon ideas (we're personally hoping someone will offer to do the laundry for a week!) and e-mail it, blog it, burn it to a DVD or print it out and wrap it up! It's really that easy!Read More »from Free last-minute Mother's Day gift
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Mother's Day Crafts
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With Mother's Day fast-approaching, we have five quick crafts you can make with materials you probably already have around the house. What are you waiting for -- go ahead and make mom happy!
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Even if you're not headed to the Kentucky Derby this weekend, it's the perfect excuse to don a hat, throw on a dress and invite your friends over for a few mint juleps. Here's everything you need to throw a party.
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I love my cat, but I hate what she's doing to the upholstery. Is it awful for me to think about having her declawed?
-A.M., Haskell, New Jersey
The subject of declawing gets cat lovers pretty, well, animated. It's a divisive issue because felines fall into two categories. One type never destroys anything, never climbs the curtains, never scratches a diabetic grandma's arm - and this cat's fortunate owners can't understand why any animal should ever undergo such a barbaric procedure. The other type of cat loves to sharpen her claws on sofas, trousers, bare legs, walnut tabletops. Anything these kitties can reach, they scratch.
If your cat is of the latter variety, take heart. Declawing is not a matter to take lightly - it's really a last resort - but some would argue that it may extend Fluffy's life. On average, indoor cats live twice as long as outdoor ones. So if your choice is between declawing or eviction to the yard, I'd recommend the former.
Most cats walkRead More »from Should you ever declaw a cat?