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Archive for September, 2013

Four common photography mistakes to avoid

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

If your photos seem too bright, cluttered or ordinary, you can take simple steps to avoid these and other common photography mistakes. “Photographers know it takes a good eye, practice and patience to make the most out of every moment,” says Bill Robbins, an award-winning advertising photographer, commercial film director and current program chair of…Read More »

Spend more time entertaining and less time cleaning

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

The arrival of fall is a busy time for the whole family. From hectic back-to-school routines to the advent of holiday entertaining, your home is bound to become a hub of activity. To prep for a season of social events and family occasions, it’s time to give your kitchen a cleaning and de-cluttering makeover. Cut…Read More »

How to make moving easier for military families

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

Military families frequently relocate from base to base all over the United States. Even though these moves aren’t unusual, they can cause some stress for all members of the family, especially if the relocation happens without a lot of warning. Permanent Change of Station (PCS) and Personally Procured Moves (PPM)  come with military assistance to…Read More »

It’s a wrap: Tips for making gifts look great all year long

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

A beautifully wrapped gift truly enhances the gift giving experience. If you’re wrapping that birthday or anniversary gift in drab paper or (worse yet) the Sunday comics, it’s time to rethink your wrapping techniques. With a few simple tips, it’s easy to create great-looking, personal gift wrapping that is as much fun to open as…Read More »

Common outdoor lighting mistakes and their solutions

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

Upgrading your home’s exterior lighting is a surefire way to increase your home’s curb appeal and resell value. And a well-lit front lawn can also deter would-be burglars. Most of  the outdoor lighting of one’s home adds a welcoming touch for family and guests. Here you can learn about outdoor lighting trends, common lighting problems…Read More »

Free up more time by revamping your laundry room routine

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013

Today, time is an incredible luxury – one that we too rarely have. Between family responsibilities, work commitments and everyday stresses, it can often be hard to accomplish everything on the to-do list, let alone carve out time for oneself.  A mainstay on the to-do list has always been laundry, and with the average  household…Read More »