DIY / Home Improvement

Real and Alternative Christmas Trees

November 19, 2019

If you like the idea of a tree for Christmas or a bush for Hanukkah but want to avoid the whole dry pine needles problem that live trees cause by New Year’s, here are a few alternative ideas to consider. You’ll see variations of wooden trees — both naked wood and covered in upholstery fabric …

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Organizational Bliss

November 5, 2019

Marie Kondo we’re not. Not even close. It’s everything we can do to keep the clutter to a minimum and NOT go rent a self-storage unit. But we LOVE that petite, put together decluttering queen and are Kon Mari wannabes. So, we took a page from her book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up to …

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Winterize Your Home Now!

October 15, 2019

If the 300+ car crashes in Denver and Aurora last week are any indication – we’re not exactly ready for winter! But we can be, and this guide to winterizing your home is the perfect prelude to prepping for snow, ice and low temperatures.

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Weekend Flea Market Flips

October 1, 2019

It seems like magic, doesn’t it? Those flea market flips you see on HGTV with eye-popping before and after transformations accomplished in the blink of an eye. Well, you don’t need complicated power tools to transform tired, sad, vintage cast-offs into enviable one-of-a-kind interior décor pieces. Not with a few easy how-tos from the pros!

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Creating Great Homework Spaces

September 10, 2019

School’s been in session for a few weeks now and if you have school-age children – PK to teens — there’s plenty of time to make this year a successful one for your live-at-home students! Teachers have kids in their care for eight hours a day and their life’s work is all about positively impacting …

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Recycle, Upcycle and Reuse!

June 25, 2019

Most people do some form of recycling – like separating aluminum cans, glass, paper and plastic into a bin for special pickup at the curb. We’re joining the movement to curb waste and plastic pollution with some creative ways to recycle everything from used lightbulbs, plastic bottles and bags, gift cards, paper bags and more!

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The Best Basement Ideas!

April 16, 2019

We love living in Colorado, and in particular Southshore, where basements offer additional living, sleeping, game room and recreational space! We pulled together some of the most creative ideas for basements, whether you want a playtime habitat for family fun and bonding, a workout room where you can sweat in private, or a big-screen-TV-watching refuge. …

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Craft Kit Ideas for Spring Break

March 5, 2019

Cherry Creek Schools take a long-awaited Spring Break this month and you may need a few fun activities to keep everybody occupied during your time away or staycation! Explore these craft kit ideas geared for all sorts of ages and interests — they’re the perfect antidote to boredom!

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Cozy New Year IKEA Hacks!

January 1, 2019

This is a thing, you know, IKEA hacks – and entire websites and Pinterest pages are set up by people who study the new IKEA catalogue every year to see how they can makeover products to fit their lives and lifestyles. Get ready, because these easy-peasy ideas to personalize bland, utilitarian furniture are putting the …

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Ways to Store That Holiday Decor!

December 26, 2018

If you pull out all the stops to decorate every holiday season, you may already have decoration storage down to an art form. But, for the rest of us who cobble together ribbons, ornaments, wreaths and lights every year – we need a little help from the experts – who are only too eager to …

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