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Out of all of the seasons, fall is my favorite — I have so much fun decorating the house and giving it that warm, festive fall vibe. I recently decided to start working on a new DIY project that not only celebrates fall but you can continue to make use of it all the way through the end of the holiday season!  Watching the leaves turn beautiful oranges and reds sparked an idea to give my home those same fall touches with some pretty leaf decor. Soon after, I came across these striking DIY autumn leaf Mason jar candle holders. Not only is this craft…

If you love pumpkins as much as we do, you won’t want to limit yourself to just making a jack-o-lantern at Halloween. Recently, I was looking to warm up my dining room and give it some fall flare, when it hit me. I wanted a one of a kind centerpiece. I decided to make a simple but beautiful centerpiece out of a pumpkin and some flowers. By carving a hole in the center of a pumpkin and placing a beautiful arrangement of flowers in the center, you have a unique fall inspired spot for your favorite flowers. These creative pumpkin centerpieces (a quick project…

BATON ROUGE, LA – Louisiana leaders have rolled out a three-pronged plan to assist flood victims shift into the next phase of housing needs, including bringing in temporary manufactured housing units. Here are details on each program, including information on how you can sign up, according to the Louisiana Governor’s Office: Manufactured Housing Units Program (MHUs) What it is: HUD-approved mobile homes that will be made available for people to stay in for up to 18 months. Manufactured homes range from one- to three-bedroom units and are provided based on household size pre-disaster. They can be placed…

BATON ROUGE, LA – Mold growth is one of the biggest concerns particularly after a devastating flood like the one we’ve seen in Louisiana. The Louisiana State University AgCenter shares these tips for mold removal and prevention: 1. Remove wet carpeting, curtains and other soaked materials ASAP. Mold colonies grow fast and you need to be meticulous if you want to prevent them from taking over your flooded home. Rip out wet carpets and remove wet floor rugs — as well as bath mats, curtains, drapes and basically any wet material in your home. Moisture encourages mold growth, so if…

Take Pictures Before you remove any water or make any repairs, fully document the damage for your insurer by taking photos or video. Digital versions are best because they can be stored electronically and easily copied. But, be sure to take the picture with a newspaper showing the date in front of the damage; or, download an app that timestamps the photographs for you. If you start removing water or making repairs before you photograph the damage, you could potentially decrease the extent of your coverage. Protect Your Health Even if the water in your home is clear, it could…

Our world seems to be inundated with retail products that claim to be “all natural” or “100% natural.” Well, the below DIY tip is truly an all natural (and fun) way to clean those rusty tools you have lying around. You should be able to find the following items around your house. If not, run to your nearest local home improvement store and get busy! Video below. What you need: Rusty tools Vinegar Bucket Toothbrush Paper towels Baking soda Water Hair dryer Coconut oil Sponge Instructions: 1.) Soak rusted items in vinegar for 3 hours, then…

Turn mini blinds into beautiful roman shades all on your own (video below)! You’ll need: White faux wood blinds (found at your local home improvement store) Thick upholstery fabric Pencil Scissors Decoupage Bowl for decoupage Foam brush Clothespins Tape measure Iron [H/T: Better Homes & Gardens] First, figure out how long your blinds need to be. Using a large work area, lay out the blind facing down and pull them out to the length of the window. Snip away only the ladder strings on both sides; this is the string that connects the slats. Whatever you do, don’t remove…

Who loves popcorn ceiling?  Popcorn maybe, but that dreadful popcorn ceiling has plagued us since the 1950s. Thanks to the Clean Air Act of 1978, popcorn ceiling finally began to disappear from our homes (a lot of the paint used in the popcorn ceiling contained asbestos at the time). However, many older homes still have these outdated ceilings. If you’re looking to finally get rid of popcorn ceiling, YouTuber Aaron Rollins shows you probably one of the most efficient and cleanest ways of doing it. Things to do before beginning: Spray the ceiling with water Purchase a 6-inch putty knife and…

EVERYONE is obsessing over this DIY mason jar lunchable. Now, there is a new way to pack your lunch. DIY Mason Jar Lunchables or “Masonable” are a blast to prepare, and there are so many different combos you can use. Take an empty applesauce container and a mason jar (pick one up at your local home improvement store), and you are on your way to creating a fun lunch! There are five different lunchables made in the video below from Smart School House. Who doesn’t love chips and dip with a little salsa? This “masonable” is an ingenious way to…

If you’re into the DIY scene, there’s a good chance that you’ve already been told about the magical pieces of wood called pallets. Used to move bulk items in and out of shipping containers and warehouses, these wooden pallets can oftentimes be found at  your local home improvement store. But you know what they say…one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. Little did I know what treasures there would be!! You will truly be amazed by this bunch of homemade furniture–all constructed from scavenged wooden pallets and made to be brand new! Check them out! This adorable rustic bedside table was made…

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