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When you think of updating your home, it’s generally the dollar signs that first come to mind, from kitchen and bath remodels to siding and roofing repairs – sometimes the wallet just isn’t deep enough. Then again, there are plenty of ways you can elevate the form and function of your living space that are affordable and can easily be accomplished over a weekend.
Better Homes and Gardens have compiled a number of such tasks titled: 20 Weekend Projects Under $20. There are tips for freshening up your window treatments, painting furniture, organizing shelves and closets and more. Browse through the selection for some inspiration!
Because there are 6 fewer shopping days in this year’s holiday season, retailers are opening earlier than ever to attract your attention. This article, care of CNN Money, offers a glimpse into Walmart’s rollout plan for Black Friday Deals starting on Thursday evening. Other retailers joining the fun: Macys, JC Penney, Sears, Kohl’s, and, of course, Toys R Us!
Deals Start at 6:00 PM
When it comes to Thanksgiving there are two types of people, the cookers and the eaters. While now is the time of year that the latter pine for that turkey feast, the former are usually stressing out over menu options and the grocery list. The Kindly folk at Food52.com have put together their five favorite menus all submitted by the Food52 community to lend some inspiration to those in the trenches… and for everyone else to just salivate over.
Our 5 Favorite Thanksgiving Menus
Let the South’s most beautiful outdoor rooms inspire your own cozy retreat. Southern Living magazine just released Fall’s Best Outdoor Rooms. Click through this slide show for a roundup of decorating and entertaining ideas that are sure to be the hit of the season.
Who knew that wallpaper would make a comeback as an eye-catching kitchen accent? House Beautiful just published 10 amazing design inspirations on their web site. Get some ideas here for patterned ceilings, unique islands, and more!
A quiz about Man Caves? You bet! Take this online quiz to test your knowledge of everything Man Cave, posted by TLC’s HowStuffWorks.com. Here’s a hint: today’s Man Cave has nothing to do with a hand-me-down sofa, old TV, or a grungy fridge!
According to CNBC, the federal agency that oversees Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac has stated that both will continue to back larger mortgages despite earlier aims to reduce their role in that part of the business. Citing timing (“not right”) and other regulations set to go into effect Jan 1st, the agency will hold off on any role-reduction, however the fees it charges to lenders will continue to increase
New providers and new technology are changing the landscape of security systems. Here are a few things you need to keep in mind whether you already have a security system or you’re looking for a new one. Posted by Money Magazine, this article focuses on 5 important things every homeowner needs to know.