Today’s post is sponsored by IKEA. Thank you for supporting the occasional sponsored post that helps support this site and all of the gingham-ness you see here. Keeping our home warm and cozy in the winter and cool in the summer - especially the living room where we spend lots of time - can be… Continue reading Warm and Cozy Window Coverings for Winter
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Awnings Are Up!
It’s finally feeling like summer and thankfully we put the awnings up before the hot weather kicked in this year. We installed awnings, that we made ourselves, on our windows about 10-years ago and every summer, I’m so thankful. Awnings keep a house cooler – by about 10 degrees – by blocking the sun from… Continue reading Awnings Are Up!
How to Make Awnings
Keeping a house cool in the summer can be expensive. Awnings are a great way to keep your home cooler while not increasing your electrical bill. Anytime you can create a barrier between the sun and the outside of a window, the inside of your home will stay dramatically cooler. We had a retractable awning… Continue reading How to Make Awnings
How to Turn a House Into a Home
One of my neighbors recently moved from a rental house on our street into her own home. She and her fiancée are getting married soon. She called me recently to ask for some advice on how to turn a house into a home. When I arrived at her sweet home, we reviewed her goals. She… Continue reading How to Turn a House Into a Home