Best Outdoor Artificial Palm Trees

Nearly Natural Areca Palm

Our pool area and patio are completely screened in to keep the pool cleaner and keep bugs out. We wanted a way to green up the patio around the pool without having to maintain live plants. We travel a lot so keeping real plants watered would be difficult. The obvious solution was artificial plants. The…

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How to Create a Beautiful Coastal Style Home

Basket and seashells

Just as you don’t have to live on a farm to decorate your house in a farmhouse style, you don’t have to live on the beach to go Coastal! Whether your home is steps from the ocean, surrounded by cornfields, or snug in the suburbs, you can create a coastal style home with these seven…

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Sous Vide – Delicious Cooking Perfection

ChefSteps Joule Sous Vide

Ever wonder how restaurants serve you a perfectly done, scrumptiously delicious steak in just a few minutes? They likely use a sous vide. My husband learned about sous vide cooking from our son-in-law and we absolutely love it. He makes steaks, pork tenderloin, and barbecue baby back ribs that are honestly the best I have…

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Safavieh Florida Shag Area Rug

Safavieh Scrolling Vine Florida Shag Rug

Looking for Perfection When I was looking for a coastal area rug for our new home it took me a long time to find the perfect one. I wanted a rug that was neutral in color, had some texture to it, was soft to the touch, and durable. We searched several stores and I couldn’t…

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Best Towels for Pool or Beach or Gym

Dock and Bay Microfiber Towels pastel

Tired of Being a Pack Mule The last time one of our daughters and her family visited we all decided to go to the beach. As I was gathering items I had a difficult time carrying everything, even in a couple of bags. The main problem was the amount of space six towels took. Shortly…

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My Five Favorite Coastal Comforters

Harbor House Brisbane Comforter

I’m so excited that my five favorite coastal comforters are now available on Amazon! When it comes to decorating your bedroom, nothing makes more of an impact than the comforter on your bed. This is especially true when designing a coastal bedroom. The right coastal comforter sets the tone for the bedroom and allows you…

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Coastal Toaster

Cuisinaid Toaster

My Toaster Has Gone Coastal! When my toaster quit working recently I started looking for a new one. I wasn’t looking for a “coastal” toaster but when I saw the colors available for the highly-rated Cusinaid 4 Slot Stainless Steel Toaster, I just HAD to have the blue one! I mean, really, how cute is…

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Best Hand Held Steamer

Conair Hand Held Steamer

Lovely But Full of Wrinkles I just bought a lovely Brandream White Vintage Paisley Comforter for my bed. The problem was when I opened the package and pulled the comforter out, it had deep wrinkles in in. I dreaded the thought of wrestling this king sized comforter on an ironing board. To Iron or Not…

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