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MSNBC has a story this morning about 5.5 million window coverings that are being recalled.  You can read the full story here.  This recall is effective immediately.  The following businesses are participating in this recall: Pottery Barn Kids; IKEA; Vertical Land, Inc.; Lewis Hyman, Inc.; Lutron ...
Photo from fanpop.com Cool name for a scary movie, but I'm talking about using the space underneath your bed for storage, especially when you are selling your house. Prospective buyers will be looking in closets and the cabinets that come with the house.  You need to cut your clothing closets in...
The Fall 2009 Mount Sinai Adult Education Program booklet is out and my class for this session is Furniture Placement {see description below}.  You do not have to be a resident of Mount Sinai to participate in this program.  This class is 1- 1/2 hours, not 2 hours as listed in the booklet.  Furn...
As most of you know, we are selling our house and this weekend is the first open house! My Realtor, Lourdes Hoglo {of Prudential Douglas Elliman} will be holding the open house on Saturday from 2-4 p.m.  Because I can be shameless in plugging myself when necessary, here are some pictures of my ho...
Just taking a break from cleaning and thought I'd get a "before" and "after" posted.  This was my daughter's room and while she moved out, much of her stuff did not!  I remembered to take a few pics right before I put the mattress frame together. My daughter was into an Asian type of decor and ha...
I know I've been away from Active Rain for just FOR-EVA, but I have been trying to remember to take pictures along the way, and I finally have some "before" and "afters" to share.  As you probably recall from my past posts, we are preparing our house to put on the market.  This room I'm sharing t...
To coincide with Creative Home Expression's four year anniversary, I am offering a special to the residents at The Oaks at Broadlawn (Massapequa, New York).   Having decorated the model condominiums at The Oaks, I have been working with several of the homeowners.  I am setting up two weekends for...
 Photo courtesy of Horchow A beautifully dressed bed is the focal point of your bedroom. The colors, patterns and styles are unending. There is something to please everyone. If your current bedding is hitting the 7-year-old mark, you're most likely due for some new bedding. Worn, faded, ripped be...
Photo courtesy of Country Living MagazineI love books, so I think loving bookcases goes hand-in-hand with that. I have a pair of bookcases my hubby made for me as a gift one year - I love them if for no other reason than that he made them for me, but they absolutely came in handy as well. They w...
Melissa Marro, a stager in South Carolina, shares these great staging stats. I'll admit it.  For the past few years I've been completely jealous of many of you stagers here in AR.  You with your flashy 2 days on market, 10 days on market, etc.  I sat here in Charleston thinking, we are making a ...

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