Category: Home + Lifestyle

5 Furniture And Decor Brands To Check Out This Fall

Exciting!

Does a new season make you crave a home refresh? If so, you’re in luck. There have been several exciting furniture and decor launches recently—with a few more dropping this fall—and we’ve rounded up below so you don’t miss a thing. From affordable midcentury style to design-forward goods you can shop right on Amazon, there’s a lot to check out in these coming months. Let’s get to it.

Target MoMA Design Store The Novogratz

Read the source article at Curbed

These Are the Best Ways to Save Money on Groceries at Costco — Kitchn

Selling in bulk is Costco’s main schtick. And that can certainly be one way to save money on groceries while you’re there. (Congrats on being the new, proud owner of four pounds of peanut butter!) But there are a few other ways to save. Try these tips — even if the resulting haul requires you to turn your coat closet into a bonus pantry.

 

Read the source article at The Kitchn

Get Ready for 2018 with IKEA’s New Catalog

“Make room for life” is the newest theme to be unveiled by the world’s largest furniture retailer, IKEA. The IKEA 2018 catalog was recently released featuring space-saving ideas for rooms of any size.

Real Simple magazine highlighted 9 of their favorite items from the new catalog, everything from sofas to side tables and clocks. Which is your favorite?

The new catalog is available at http://www.ikea.com/us/en/. How are you planning to “make room for life” in your home? Drop me a line about the ideas you have anytime. I’d love to hear from you!

 

Source: Ikea and Real Simple Magazine

Get Ready for 2018 with IKEA’s New Catalog

“Make room for life” is the newest theme to be unveiled by the world’s largest furniture retailer, IKEA. The IKEA 2018 catalog was recently released featuring space-saving ideas for rooms of any size.

Real Simple magazine highlighted 9 of their favorite items from the new catalog, everything from sofas to side tables and clocks. Which is your favorite?

The new catalog is available at http://www.ikea.com/us/en/. How are you planning to “make room for life” in your home? Drop me a line about the ideas you have anytime. I’d love to hear from you!

 

Source: Ikea and Real Simple Magazine

The 2017 Total Solar Eclipse

On Monday, Aug. 21, the contiguous U.S. will experience a total solar eclipse for the first time since 1979. The eclipse, which occurs when the moon passes directly between the sun and the Earth, will cross the country from the West Coast to the East Coast, leaving portions of 14 states momentarily immersed in darkness. Even those states that don’t see a total eclipse will experience a partial eclipse, which occurs when the moon only blocks a portion of the sun, a phenomenon that can last for about two or three hours.

The total solar eclipse will cover an area that is about 70 miles wide and will move diagonally across the country from Oregon to South Carolina. While the map of the eclipse’s path of totality touches 14 states, it clips a few very narrowly. This leaves just 10 states — Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Nebraska, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, and South Carolina — that will get a good view of the total eclipse, as long as the weather cooperates,according to NASA.

Read the source article at time.com

How to Sleep Better

By now, we can all agree that sleep is important. It gives the brain time to process everything that happened during the day and it’s an important opportunity to relax. But sleep doesn’t come easy to everyone. There are a hundred things that can disturb sleep, from anxiety to noise pollution to bad habits.

But no one is destined to a lifetime of sleepless nights. There are plenty of things that we can do to get some extra shut-eye and avoid that all day sluggish feeling that leads us to be less focused and productive at work. Here are a few to try:

Giving yourself a bedtime helps train your body to fall asleep at a certain time. And consistently waking up at the same time, even on weekends, reinforces the amount of sleep your body gets used to.

Some suggestions are actually a bit surprising. For example, one study suggests that having warm hands and feet can help you fall asleep faster, so keep a pair of socks handy. Other studies suggest that taking a warm bath or shower before bed will raise your body temperature and help you fall asleep faster.

Going to bed with a clear mind can also have a positive effect on sleep. So if something is troubling you, consider some of the many activities that can quiet the mind such as exercise, keeping a journal, meditation, or yoga, to name a few.

Check out the link below for more tips to help with sleep.

 

Read the source article at huffingtonpost.com

The 25 Coolest Hacks for All Your Favorite IKEA Products

IKEA is so much more than the go to dorm room furnisher. With high end and affordable options available, there’s something for everyone. But that’s not the only reason to love IKEA . One of the best things about the retailer is the simplicity of the furniture. This give you the ability to customize many of the pieces, changing both their aesthetic and their original function.

These “IKEA hacks” give you the opportunity to spread your wings, creatively, and make your home truly special and one of a kind, often for a bargain!

Check out some of the coolest IKEA hacks by clicking on the link below.

Read the source article at housebeautiful.com

Top 5 Affordable Dishwashers to Your Rescue

Not all dishwashers are created equal. That is a FACT. And if your budget is limited, you might find that the quality suffers too.

Consumer Reports to the rescue!

The evaluators at Consumer Reports recently rated the top 5 dishwashers with the best performance for less than $500. High performing and affordable? Let’s check this out!

Of course they do warn that with the budget-friendly models you won’t get as quiet of a machine as the pricier options. But the report indicates that the dishwashers listed below were “excellent at cleaning a full load of glasses and very dirty dishes that were scraped of leftover food but not rinsed. Plastic items are among the most difficult to dry, with drops of water remaining, but these dishwashers did an excellent job drying. Most used 4 to 5 gallons of water to wash a load and were energy-efficient when heating the water, washing, and drying.”

Consumer Reports’ Top 5 Under $500

  • Kenmore 13223 $450 
  • Whirlpool WDT720PADM $400
  • Kenmore 13473 $400
  • Maytag MDB4949SDM $450
  • Ikea Renlig IUD7555DS [288921] $400

For the full dishwasher ratings at Consumer Reports in all prices ranges, go to http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/dishwashers.htm