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by Mallory Feeney Spring is almost here, so we know what that means… spring cleaning. Yes, it’s time to dive into the dreaded time warp that is our closet and sort through what we have, what we don’t really wear anymore and other random collections that have been hidden away. But, cleaning our closets doesn’t have to be a chore – it actually can be therapeutic. How? Read on! 1. Out with the Old So, you’ve always grazed through your closet and your outfits are usually based upon what’s in closest-reach. Instead of skimming the surface, start cleaning your wardrobe by taking everything... CONTINUE READING 15

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Purple Boudoir Decor Fit for a Queen

How can you easily capture the essence of a queen without splurging on ridiculously expensive décor? By decorating with the color of royalty: purple. Splashing your sleeping chamber with the lavish hue says "Don't you know who I am?" plus it's perfectly appropriate to shop today since purple is the main color of Mardi Gras. Go on and kick-start that... CONTINUE READING 12

Girlie Bar Accessories to Beautify Your Boozing

If "drink accessories" scream old men sipping scotch and smoking pipes to you, I've got good news: there's a slew of girlie bar stuff out there just waitin' for us ladies to snap up. Get your sip on and look glam at the same time with everything from snazzy shot glasses to cool wine bottle openers. -Nicole DeBari Having a party? This... CONTINUE READING 9

Betcha Didn't Know: Expert Cleaning Tips for All Appliances

No one really wants to clean those hard-to-reach, hidden areas in and around their appliances, but it really pays off in the long run! After 30+ years of working with home appliances, I’ve diagnosed countless appliance problems that could have been avoided with just a little routine maintenance. Whether you’re a whiz with a mop, a wood-polishing fanatic, or one of... CONTINUE READING 14

V-Day Decor to Create Your Own Romantic Haven

With V-Day right around the corner, now is definitely the time to whip your pad into the ultimate romantic haven that'll make even Cupid do a double take. Here are some quick and easy tips to get you started! Champagne Flute: Bubbly is a V-Day staple no matter if you're cheersing your s.o. or being single! Clink it with Lolita Glasses I Love... CONTINUE READING 6

5 Fab Items to Update Your Bedroom

Your bedroom is your sanctuary and decorating it with a few luxurious accessories creates a gorgeous, serene space. Here are a few pieces to revamp your bedroom instantly in this new year! These dainty Glass Votives ($19.50 for 3 on QVC.com) from Treasures by Shabby Chic can be used as candleholders or even makeup brush cups. The vintage-inspired design is fabulously feminine... CONTINUE READING 23

Feng Shui Suggestions to Bring Peace & Prosperity

In this crazy, chaotic series of moments that we call life, couldn’t we all use a little more harmony and balance to keep things on an even keel? One of the best ways to implement a sense of calm is by practicing feng shui. While the ancient art of Chinese feng shui can seem a bit mysterious, fear not! In... CONTINUE READING 14

Heat Up Your Home with Hawaiian-Style Decor

Would kill for a trip somewhere tropical this wintry time of year, but can’t go because of the post-holiday hit your bank account took? Yes, you could throw a luau party and purchase some run-of-the-mill leis and tiki lights from your local Party City, but what about adding some permanent Hawaiian-style fixtures to your home? See below for six island-inspired... CONTINUE READING 11

Simple DIY Ways to Spruce Up Your Space in 2012

I’m so tired of photos in magazines and blogs that show flawless modern apartments. Too bad most of us have a nonexistent décor budget put aside to make our homes photo-worthy. And even if you do have the cash to revamp your rooms, where should you even start? These small DIY projects can give any cluttered space a brand-new look,... CONTINUE READING 15

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With these frigid temps and long, dark nights, you’ll probably be spending a lot of time in your home (*sigh*). So, what better time to redecorate your space than now? I’ve found a few chic, affordable accessories to help usher in winter and bring warmth to your home. There’s something about a durable wicker basket that makes any space feel... CONTINUE READING 9

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Partied out after all those holiday soirees and NYE bashes? Even though at the moment the last thing you want to imagine is a party, the fact is that 2012 will be filled with gatherings, too. So, instead of sitting on the sidelines this year, make a vow to throw your own fêtes in 2012. Food Network personality, Iron Chef... CONTINUE READING 6