What’s New in Lighting Your Home (for under $100)

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It really can’t be said too often that changing up the lighting in your room’s decor is one of the easiest ways to get a new, refreshing look. Fortunately, next to a good dose of new paint on the walls, it is also one of the most affordable.

Here’s what’s new in lighting, with each piece ringing in under $100* to keep you on budget:

Fedora Ceiling Pendant
Pendant Lights offer a unique opportunity to drop light down (literally), highlighting a particular area such as a kitchen island or dining room table. The Fedora Ceiling Pendant has great color too, and features a soft glowing red when lit from within.
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Product of the Week: Over the Door Jewelry Organizer

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Over the Door Jewelry OrganizerWell this is the first I’ve seen of its kind! I have seen plenty of wall mounted jewelry armoires, in drawer jewelry dividers, and even come across the occasional closet rod jewelry pocket organizer, but this new Space Saving Over-the-Door Jewelry Armoire is [good] news to me!

As you know, the back of the door is a great place to find storage for a variety of items, from shoes to purses, accessories and more. This Jewelry cabinet is ultra smart because it features a mirror on its front which gives you a convenient place to get ready, and also gives it a finished look to reduce the cluttered look in a room. Read more

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A Workable Home Office

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Whether you work from home or not, a workable home office that has a touch of your style helps to keep you cheerful and on task while you do work of any kind! And it also allows your office to fit in seamlessly with the rest of your home, a must when space is at a premium. So take the time to tidy your desk once or twice a week, and bring in a vase of flowers or a potted plant from time to time to lighten the mood. In addition to those quick fixes, you can add stylish desk organizers and other pieces that work within your budget to create an office look that’s all your own.

Color:
Leather Journal
Brighten up any office space with a splash of color. These Leather Journals are available in springy and bright hues and make a dull pad of paper a thing of the past. Plus this way you can take your lists with you, stashing in your purse! Read more

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Color for the Patio (When the Flowers Aren’t In Bloom)

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Outdoor Accent Pillows - Set of 2Is it just me or does it seem like winter will never end? Today is the first day of spring, so even though it is pouring rain outside right now, I refuse to give into this winter nonsense anymore. Time to start planning the garden, patio and other outdoor areas for me so that I’m ready when the clouds break! Adding color to the patio can be as simple as planting annual blossoms in small pots or along a path border. But this early in the season can be risky, with frosts still expected in much of the country. Read more

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Organization on Ice

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FreezerWhen it comes to making food last, I’ve long been a fan of the freezer. Whether it’s bread or pasta sauce, freezing food can be a great way to make sure you always have certain items on hand. Frozen sliced bread simply has to be toasted to be ready to make a sandwich, and hard cheese is actually easier to grate when frozen. For those little cans of tomato paste that you’re never able to use up all at once, I like to put individual spoonfuls in a plastic bag and freeze them so I have the exact amount I need ready to go next time I have a recipe that calls for it. It’s also nice to have frozen vegetables around, like peas or broccoli, to make any meal healthier.

What this has meant for my freezer though is that it is always a disorganized mess of bags and containers falling out every time I open it. It was time to get my freezer organized, but first I had to find the right storage. Read more

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Food Storage, Stainless Steel Style

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Stainless Steel 3 Piece Pop Container SetWhy store your food staples in dull containers when you can add food storage and style to your kitchen at the same time? This week’s featured product gives you the best of both worlds, kicking up your kitchen style a notch or two. The Stainless Steel 3 Piece Pop Container Set offers airtight storage of dried foods like beans, rice, pasta or flour and has a modern look, perfect if you are limited on pantry space and need to keep food out on the counters. The clear plastic containers are BPA, PVC and phthalate free and feature an updated stainless steel lid with a button to seal or open the container. Rounded corners allow for easy pouring without spillage. When space is at a premium in the kitchen, think outside the bag for food storage options. Read more

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A TV Stand to Stand Up to March Madness…

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Asher 50I consider myself to be a pretty avid basketball fan, particularly college basketball. So I am not sure what my excuse was last year when I was woefully underprepared for the year’s biggest basketball tournament, the NCCA Final Four. It all started when I basically ignored the regular season and had no idea which teams were looking strong heading into the tournament – my bracket ended up being a total mess. To make matters worse, I had no idea what weekend the first round of the tournament was, so my media stand was a mess and terribly inadequate for the task at hand. I did not have time to upgrade my stand in time for the big game, so we were left watching the game on a fold out table! Read more

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Free Wheeling with Storage Set on Caster Wheels

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Your bike’s not the only thing with wheels in your garage, there are all sorts of garage accessories made better by caster wheels. From hand carts to garage stools, here are a few items that might come in handy around the garage.

Scooter Seat by Cramer by Cramer

 

For anyone who spends hours in the workshop, having the right seating is key. The Scooter Seat is set on casters and has a compact design that makes it easy to move around a car, bike or workbench. A durable metal design allows this stool to stand up to garage wear and tear.

 

 

42.5 Inch Tuffy Three Tier Cart with Topaz Shelves by H. WILSON

 

Your chair isn’t the only thing that benefits from a set a wheels, having a cart you can wheel around with you makes any project easier. The 42.5 Inch Tuffy Three Tier Cart with Topaz Shelves provides plenty of shelf space for storing the tools you’re using. Simply wheel this cart into place when it’s time to work on a project.

 

 

Professional Tool Cart by Excel International

 

You can also store all your tools on wheels with the Professional Tool Cart. This tool box has variously sized drawers for storing different types of tools. Use the open lower shelf for easy access to larger items, like electric hand sanders.

 

 

My Cart 2 Hand Truck by Narita Trading

 

For moving larger items the My Cart 2 Hand Truck provides a helping hand. Place heavier items on this cart for easy moving. Folding flat, this cart can be stored in a closet or cabinet when not in use.

 

 

 

Tool Rack with Wheels

 

There are all sorts of oddly shaped items that need to be stored in the garage. Using storage like the Tool Rack with Wheels makes it easy to move these cumbersome items around and then store them. Hanging hooks allow you to store everything from brooms to power cords, all in one place.

Add storage or seating to the garage with the convenience of casters.

 

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Ending the Battle with the Bathroom Sink

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Personal Organizer with DrawersIt would seem like having a lot of counter space in your bathroom would be a good thing. You say to yourself, a pedestal sink is so pretty but it is so much more sensible to have a counter. Until the day you don’t have a counter anymore because it has been overtaken!

It all starts out feeling harmless. A soap dispenser, a toothbrush holder, maybe a jar with cotton swabs. You congratulate yourself because you hung the hairdryer on the wall. But then the lotions and potions, your husband’s aftershave, a candle, and a few hair products arrive. Read more

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