FROM TWEENS TO TEENS!

Do you have children who are at that transitional stage? Here are some ideas that will assist with the tweens room decor. As we all know it seems as though your little girl goes from baby to adolescent overnight. They are no longer interested in dolls and stuffed animals. Now they want a room that expresses who they have become.

Purple Teen Room

Has your son grown out of the sponge bob stage while you where sleeping? Time goes by so fast. Is he ready for a more mature room filled with the electronics he lives for these days? A functional environment will assist with the transition from child to young adult.

Teen Boys Room

Perhaps you have the creative artist who prefers bold unconventional colors. This room will suit boy or girl and will bring out creativity within your teen.

Yellow and Green Teen Room

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KITCHEN GLASS!

When you think of glass your thinking windows, sliding glass doors, or even something you may drink from. Frost glass for your kitchen storage space is  very elegant, and clean looking, also by adding soft lighting to your cabinets will enhance the look of your glass doors.

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Would you ever consider having glass cabinets that would last forever, and have them made in any color you wanted. Take a look at the straight sleek lines of this particular cabinet has to offer.

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With glass doors lighting plays a major role on the effect that illuminates from the light that comes out of your cabinets. It also creates a wow effect by highlighting the items you are displaying inside!

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VANITIES

Choosing to remodel your bathroom does not mean you have to break the bank, it may just take installing a new vanity that fits your taste and style. This is also an easy way to enhance your bathroom experience,  by giving you much needed storage space.

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There are vanities that are already assembled and all you have to do is take out the old and put in the new. You can design your own or  have it custom made to suite your every need.

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There is so much you put into ever part of your home. You may do some research on trends, but what it comes down to is what works best for your needs.

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RECIPE OF THE WEEK!

Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Broccoli Cheddar Soup

 

2 cups chicken or vegetable stock

1 onion, chopped

4 Tablespoons flour

4 Tablespoons butter

1 pound chopped broccoli*

2 cups milk

1 cup shredded cheddar, plus more for garnish

Saute onion in butter until translucent. Stir in flour until a thick paste forms. Add stock and simmer until thickened. Add broccoli.

use raw, fresh broccoli and simmer for at least 10 minutes until tender.

Add milk and cook just a minute or two to warm through. Puree soup with an immersion blender or in a food processor or blender. Stir in cheese. Garnish with additional cheese and any extra broccoli.

 

 

 

 

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PEACE OF MIND!

Do have a place in your home where you can get peace, meditate, reflect on you, your life goals? There are places in your home where you can do this. It may be a comfort chair set off in a corner somewhere or your master bathroom, then you have the outdoors. This will all depend on your favorite relaxation zone zone .

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Your master bathroom is a good place to achieve peace. Set the mood by lighting candles, adding aroma therapy, calming music of your choice. Now that you have set the scene, relax.

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If the outdoors alone brings you peace of mind  that is great. I am sure you have thought about creating a seating area in your yard, so that you may share your peace with family and friends.

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FRESHEN UP THE EXTERIOR OF YOUR HOME!

A Fresh coat of paint can be the most cost effective way to give the exterior of your home a new look. Selecting a color can be overwhelming due to the myriad of colors available out there. There are simple solutions for this problem. Many manufacturers have created sample packets, so you can take a sample home and try it out on a back corner of your home.

Exterior Paints

Perhaps you are considering a maintenance free exterior Paneling may be the right choice for your needs. Paneling is also available in a variety of different materials. Vinyl is an excellent option. It is virtually maintenance free and is available in a wide variety of colors.

Vinyl-Siding Selections

For the first 25 years, brick homes only require an occasional wash with a hose. After that, loose or chipped bricks may need repairs. Brick-home owners will not need to worry about painting or decay. Brick homes are also resistant to termites, fire and weather, which may result in lower insurance rates.

Brick Exterior

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ORGANIZE YOUR GARAGE

Do you have a garage that is overflowing with everything but your car? Are you craving storage and organization? Adding cabinetry is a great way to bring all of this to your garage.

Garage Storage Cabinets

         They do not have to be fancy cabinets. The organization will help you accomplish and complete projects in a timely efficient manner. You will find that cabinetry will also provide a solution to your seasonal storage needs, whether you are a sports enthusiast or just need storage for holiday decorations.

Garage Storage Cabinets

Organizing your tools and storage cabinets for all the other stuff we accumulate over the years, is sure to bring a sense of harmony to your home. With a little storage you may even be able to park your car inside your garage!

Garage Storage Cabinets

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RECIPE OF THE WEEK

LasagnaClassic Lasagna

  • 1 pound sausage (sweet Italian)
  • 3/4 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 cup onion (diced)
  • 2 cloves garlic (crushed)
  • 28 ounces tomatoes (crushed)
  • 12 ounces tomato puree
  • 13 ounces tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons basil leaves (dried)
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 tablespoons fresh parsley (diced)
  • 12 lasagna noodles
  • 16 ounces ricotta cheese
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 pound mozzarella cheese (sliced)
  • 3/4 cup Parmesan cheese (grated)

Instructions:

  1. Cook the sausage and beef together with the onion and garlic over medium heat in a Dutch style oven, until golden brown. Mix in all tomatoes (crushed, puree, & sauce) and water. Use the sugar, basil, Italian seasoning, salt (1 TBSP), pepper, and parsley (2 TBSPs) to season. Cover and let simmer for around one and a half hours, stirring often.
  2. Boil a pot of lightly salted water to cook lasagna noodles, around ten minutes. Drain and then rinse the noodles with cold water. Use a separate bowl to mix together the ricotta cheese with the large egg, the rest of the parsley, and salt (half TSP).
  3. Heat oven to 375 F (190 C).
  4. In a 9×13 baking dish, pour in about 1 1/2 cups of the meat mixture evenly. Then place about six noodles on top of meat mixture. Add the ricotta cheese mix next, then about a third of mozzarella cheese slices. Add more of the meat mixture over mozzarella, and then add Parmesan cheese on top. Repeat these instructions to add layers. Sprinkle mozzarella and Parmesan cheese on top to finish. Cover with foil.
  5. Bake for 25 minutes. Remove foil, and bake for another 25 minutes. Let cool a quarter of an hour.

 

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WOOD STYLES

Do you have a style that you would like to incorporate into you home design? Do you love the look and feel of wood? By adding a wood floor to your kitchen will provide that warm sophisticated feel you long for.

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Another way to enhance your wooden cabinets is to add under cabinet lighting. A colorful glass tile backsplash will give your kitchen that extra pop we are all looking for.

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A wood ceiling is sure to make your kitchen stand out from the rest. It will be the talk of all your friend and family. After all wood is not just for floors.

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FRESHEN UP YOUR KITCHEN

As spring approaches we begin thinking about the changes we would like to make in our home. The kitchen tends to be one of the first locations for improvement. There are a variety of ways you can change the appearance without a complete renovation. Adding a fresh coat of paint, perhaps changing the color will give your kitchen the boost you are looking for.

Kitchen color

Adding colorful accents and accessories can freshen up the feel of your kitchen. Replacing a countertop maybe just what your kitchen needs.

Colorful countertop

Replacing cabinetry hardware is another cost effective way to freshen up your kitchen. There are a myriad of choices available for you to chose from. So you can have fun making your selection. Any one of these small changes can make a world of difference!

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