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TV Stand and Entertainment Center Buying Guide

Beth Rice 30/07/2020

TV stands and entertainment centers come with a wide variety of options. From a simple, solid wood stand to rest your TV on to a wall unit centerpiece full of storage, there are plenty of features to fit just what you’re looking for. For a small apartment living room, a bedroom or a sizeable family room, there’s a TV stand or entertainment center with just the right storage and display combination to serve you. Welcome to… TV Stand and Entertainment Center Buying Guide

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How to Care for Your Butcher Block Kitchen Island Top

Beth Rice 23/07/2020

How should you care for your butcher block kitchen island top? You’ve added storage in attractive solid wood with plenty of cabinet and drawer space and on top sits a gorgeous butcher block providing the ideal place for chopping, dicing, and slicing. With knife blades making marks and food leaving stains, it’s important to know how to maintain your butcher block island so it continues to add to the beauty of your kitchen for years… How to Care for Your Butcher Block Kitchen Island Top

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The History of the Parsons Chair

Beth Rice 16/07/2020

The Parsons chair has got it all. It’s comfy and cool, sleek and versatile, classic and modern all at the same time. Armless without apology, upholstery that allows colors and patterns to enhance the room, and high backed with long clean lines, Parsons chairs have staying power. So where did the Parsons chair originate and why? How does it keep moving forward from its original debut in the 1930s? Let’s take a look at the… The History of the Parsons Chair

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Cottage Furniture vs. Farmhouse Furniture

Beth Rice 09/07/2020

For everyone who loves that down home cozy feel, that “come on in, kick back and relax” look, both cottage furniture and farmhouse furniture are perfect fits. But, they are not one in the same. While cottage style and farmhouse style share some characteristics, there are some differences too. Let’s take a look. What is Farmhouse Style Furniture? Farmhouse furniture is practical and hardworking. It grew from the farmer’s lifestyle. Each piece is designed to… Cottage Furniture vs. Farmhouse Furniture

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The Benefits of Having an Outdoor Fire Pit Made of Poly

Beth Rice 18/06/2020

The outdoor fire pit is a great place to relax, gather and socialize, and to enjoy the views of your property as you take in some fresh air. Providing warmth and comfort and a unique outdoor attraction, the outdoor fire pit is a place perfect for reading, chatting, enjoying a drink, making some s’mores and taking a break from life’s chaos. These days, it’s easy to add an outdoor fire pit to your serene scene… The Benefits of Having an Outdoor Fire Pit Made of Poly

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Father’s Day Gift Ideas: How About Amish Furniture?

Beth Rice 11/06/2020

If you’re looking for a unique Father’s Day gift idea, one that will provide Dad with something that lasts, that brings him comfort, that he’ll brag about to his friends and that’s made in the USA, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve got popular Amish furniture ideas that are sure to make the coolest Father’s Day gifts ever! What Amish furniture items make the best Father’s Day gifts? Let’s take a look. For An… Father’s Day Gift Ideas: How About Amish Furniture?

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Working at Home With Pets

Beth Rice 21/05/2020

Larry likes to lay on a work binder. Shadow keeps pressing the caps lock. Neeko likes to bark at new students on Zoom calls and Toto? Well, Toto just wants to help. That’s right we’re talking about our pets who have become our new “work assistants” as we maneuver working from home. Perhaps you are experiencing this extra time with your pets too. While some of our pets are overjoyed at having us home, some… Working at Home With Pets

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10 Fun Mother’s Day Activities

Beth Rice 07/05/2020

There’s nothing more important to a mother than the health and safety of her family. While there won’t likely be brunches out, trips to the spa, or visits with extended family this year, I promise that won’t matter to her. You don’t need to worry if you didn’t get to shop for that perfect gift or go to the florist to get her fresh flowers. Spending time with family at home, over Zoom or Facetime… 10 Fun Mother’s Day Activities

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Books to Escape With: Some Recommendations While You Are Home

Beth Rice 23/04/2020

Remember story time when you were a kid? Whether it was at the local library, in the rocking chair with grandma, or tucked on the couch before bed with mom or dad, story time had that magical way of taking our minds to another place where the characters could just take us away…. We thought it might be a good time to share some good reads while we all need a little escape. Here’s what… Books to Escape With: Some Recommendations While You Are Home

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Unusual Amish Communities

Beth Rice 09/04/2020

You might be surprised to hear that Amish communities can and do differ. Erik Wesner, founder of amishamerica.com, a great source of information on everything Amish, contributes this guest blog about how practices among Amish communities vary. Unusual Amish Communities by Erik Wesner The Amish might at first glance seem like a uniform group of people. Plain clothes, beards, buggies…yet within the 2500+ Amish congregations, there is a surprising amount of variety. While all Amish… Unusual Amish Communities

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Tips for Setting Up A Work From Home Space

Beth Rice 02/04/2020

Working from home? We’re with you! Looking to set up a work from home space that’s free of distractions, full of comfort and that you can adapt to easily? We can help. Here are some tips for setting up your work from home space. Setting Up A Work From Home Space CHOOSE WISELY Pick a designated workspace that will work with you and for you. This will be your hub of production, your area that… Tips for Setting Up A Work From Home Space

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How to Protect and Care for Outdoor Wood Furniture

Beth Rice 26/03/2020

As we spend more time at home during this time of social distancing, some of those projects we always mean to get to can rise to the top of the list. Like outdoor wood furniture. When was the last time you cleaned yours? To extend the life of your outdoor wood furniture, occasional cleaning is recommended. What’s the best way to go about cleaning it, and what are some tips to help protect it? Let’s… How to Protect and Care for Outdoor Wood Furniture

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10 Ways You Can Customize an Amish Wood Desk

Beth Rice 19/03/2020

Amish wood desks are special. Not just because they’re pretty and made with solid wood, but because they are customizable and customizations give you options. An Amish wood desk can have the look, the features and the function that will serve you best. Here are 10 ways you can customize an Amish wood desk to be the desk you like to use, look at, own and pass on for generations to come. Get ready.  It’s… 10 Ways You Can Customize an Amish Wood Desk

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5 Outdoor Furniture Trends for 2020

Beth Rice 12/03/2020

What’s happening this year with outdoor furniture? Is poly outdoor furniture showcasing something new? Are there new wooden outdoor furniture ideas? What are the looks for outdoors? We’re focusing on 5 Outdoor Furniture Trends for 2020 featuring some fashionable poly outdoor furniture and wooden outdoor furniture for your home. 1. Outdoor Accent Chairs Take Center Stage A popular grouping for patio, porch or poolside features outdoor accent chairs taking center stage. You can create a… 5 Outdoor Furniture Trends for 2020

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Cedar vs. Pine: Which is Best for Outdoor Furniture?

Beth Rice 05/03/2020

So you’ve decided you like the look of outdoor wood furniture and perhaps you’ve heard of the qualities that cedar and pine outdoor furniture possess. How do you choose? What does one have that the other doesn’t? We’re taking a look at outdoor cedar furniture versus outdoor pine furniture to see which one has the edge. Things to Love About Outdoor Cedar Furniture The Shades of Red Outdoor cedar furniture displays shades of reddish/pinkish brown… Cedar vs. Pine: Which is Best for Outdoor Furniture?

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