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DIY Water Color Coffee Mug

Looking for an inexpensive craft that makes a great gift, home accent or practical mug for warm beverages? Add a pop of color to your morning cup of coffee or tea with a DIY watercolor mug. This artsy project doesn’t

DIY mug

DIY Water Color Coffee Mug

Looking for an inexpensive craft that makes a great gift, home accent or practical mug for warm beverages? Add a pop of color to your morning cup of coffee or tea with a DIY watercolor mug. This artsy project doesn’t

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5 Tips for New Homeowners

You finally did it! You finally purchased you dream home, or maybe just your first home. But what comes next? Being a homeowner has its ups, and its downs. New homes come with surprises, hidden costs and even bugs. Make

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5 Tips for New Homeowners

You finally did it! You finally purchased you dream home, or maybe just your first home. But what comes next? Being a homeowner has its ups, and its downs. New homes come with surprises, hidden costs and even bugs. Make

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Essentials for Any Rustic Home Decor

Vintage and rustic are two words you commonly hear when describing one of the trendiest looks in home decor. If you’re an avid antique Connoisseur, or you can’t say no when your great aunt has a garage sale; this is the perfect

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Essentials for Any Rustic Home Decor

Vintage and rustic are two words you commonly hear when describing one of the trendiest looks in home decor. If you’re an avid antique Connoisseur, or you can’t say no when your great aunt has a garage sale; this is the perfect

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Say ‘Goodbye’ to Those Pesky Stains

  In the olden days, clothes were washed in the river, by hand and hung to dry. Aren’t you glad that we have the amazing technology of a washer and dryer? Me too! However, are you 100% certain that the

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Say ‘Goodbye’ to Those Pesky Stains

  In the olden days, clothes were washed in the river, by hand and hung to dry. Aren’t you glad that we have the amazing technology of a washer and dryer? Me too! However, are you 100% certain that the

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Summer Road Trip Emergency Kit

We’re excited to welcome this week’s guest blogger, Glass Doctor!   ’Tis better to be safe than sorry, the old adage goes. With the use of cell phones and GPS we often have a false sense of safety and security

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Summer Road Trip Emergency Kit

We’re excited to welcome this week’s guest blogger, Glass Doctor!   ’Tis better to be safe than sorry, the old adage goes. With the use of cell phones and GPS we often have a false sense of safety and security

Jenny's first French toast in our room at the Essex House.

Breakfast in a Mug

Coffee mugs aren’t just for coffee anymore. In addition to your morning cup of Joe, enjoy scrumptious French toast right from the mug.  Just three minutes of prep time, two minutes of cook time, and all in one delightful dish.

Jenny's first French toast in our room at the Essex House.

Breakfast in a Mug

Coffee mugs aren’t just for coffee anymore. In addition to your morning cup of Joe, enjoy scrumptious French toast right from the mug.  Just three minutes of prep time, two minutes of cook time, and all in one delightful dish.

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DIY: Melted Crayon Art

Summer time can get hot. Sometimes it’s too hot to let the kids stay outside. Rather then melting outdoors, try melting inside! Keep the kids busy with this fun and easy melted crayon craft project!   What you will need:

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DIY: Melted Crayon Art

Summer time can get hot. Sometimes it’s too hot to let the kids stay outside. Rather then melting outdoors, try melting inside! Keep the kids busy with this fun and easy melted crayon craft project!   What you will need:

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Mid-Summer Checkups

Summer is flying by and with no sign of it slowing down, make sure to set aside some time to give your home a little T.L.C. As you enjoy a few relaxing summer days, remember these few proactive tips to

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Mid-Summer Checkups

Summer is flying by and with no sign of it slowing down, make sure to set aside some time to give your home a little T.L.C. As you enjoy a few relaxing summer days, remember these few proactive tips to

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Testing Baking Ingredients

Any baking professional will tell you to store baking ingredients 1) in a cool, dry place and 2) in airtight containers. While transitioning your supplies from their original packaging to properly sealed canisters, you may have forgotten to note the

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Testing Baking Ingredients

Any baking professional will tell you to store baking ingredients 1) in a cool, dry place and 2) in airtight containers. While transitioning your supplies from their original packaging to properly sealed canisters, you may have forgotten to note the

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Say Cheese… Melted Cheese

While it goes by many names, queso, chili con queso, cheese sauce and cheese dip are all pretty much the same thing. This mouthwatering blend of cheese, tomatoes and chili peppers is a great appetizer for any Mexican style feast,

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Say Cheese… Melted Cheese

While it goes by many names, queso, chili con queso, cheese sauce and cheese dip are all pretty much the same thing. This mouthwatering blend of cheese, tomatoes and chili peppers is a great appetizer for any Mexican style feast,