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Voice Your Choice: Open Showers

Hello from the amazing KBIS 2015! I’m here in Las Vegas having a great time learning about great new kitchen and bath design. I can’t wait to tell you all about it next week. But even as I check out these amazing innovations, I’m still keeping my eye on this year’s Blog Cabin voting.

Laurie March 2015 KBIS Las Vegas

Right now you can vote up to ten times a day on the Blog Cabin master suite’s features. One fascinating option? An open shower. People tend to either love them or hate them – so it will be so exciting to see what the voters choose for this stunning master bath. Will the winner be showering behind closed glass or will they be enjoying more of an exposed shower every morning? The choice is yours. Read Post…

Windowsill Wonderlands: Indoor Plants

I hope everyone is staying warm and healthy! This time of year can be a struggle for sun worshippers and beach babies alike. One way to avoid midwinter melancholy is to bring a little life to your windowsills.

Laurie March Blog Houseplants
Photo: EmilysGoldStandard.com

The tiny tree and cute little cactuses above would bring a smile to even the frostiest face. Click here to learn more about how to care for cacti and other succulent plants. Read Post…

Happy New Year! Happy New Blog Cabin!

 

Photo: DIYNetwork.com

Hello and welcome to 2015! I hope you all had happy and healthy holiday seasons. I also hope you’re getting back into the swing of things, because I’m ready to put you to work! Voting has begun on this year’s gorgeous mountainside Blog Cabin in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho! The sooner you start voting, the louder your opinion will be! Read Post…

Voice Your Choice: Classic or Contemporary Christmas Trees?

Happy Holidays! I hope all of those who celebrate Hanukkah have had a fabulous, festive week. Tomorrow marks the end of the eight days of lights and it also just so happens to be Christmas Eve. Since we celebrate both in my family, I’ve now got the tree up and I’m starting to decorate. As I untangle branches and string garland, I’ve been wondering – when it comes to Christmas trees are you conventional or current?

Tradional vs contemporary Christmas trees
Photo: MomsMagicalMiles.com

The magical room above is in the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC. As this gorgeous building has been decorating for the holidays since 1895, it stands to reason that it would be draped in this timeless, traditional style. Assuming your house was built more recently, however, you do have a few other options to choose from. Let’s see which you prefer… Read Post…

Best of Etsy: Kitchen Gifts for Cooks

Season’s greetings! How are you all surviving? I hope that you’re having a merry month and that your shopping is more about the holidays and less about the hassle. If you’re still stuck on what to get a chef in your life, I have a few unique kitchen suggestions. Just make sure you order soon! Time is flying!

Gourmet salts might be the perfect gift for foodies who don’t normally indulge themselves. These special salts are made in small batches and infused in a variety of flavors. They could become the secret ingredient in your favorite cook’s favorite dish. Shop the many gift pack options here and have this salty gift sent from California stat. Read Post…

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