Wrapping, Joyful Or Not

With Christmas so close, the wrapping paper starts coming out. Who does the work making these boxes with ribbons and bows look so beautiful? We asked our management team who gets wrapping detail at their home.  Read More

Making Halloween Crafts on a Budget

I have a daughter in her early teaching years and I seem to find myself always looking for things she can make with her students on a budget. Here’s my adventure.

My plan this Halloween season was to find different ways to make ghosts. Pinterest is still new and scary for me, but after a little research, there are a few ghosts I think would go over well. They all look so easy when you see the finished project online but I already had my doubts as I began.

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Sprucing Up Your Man Cave

According to Wikipedia, A Man cave is “a male retreat or sanctuary in a home, such as a specially equipped garage, spare bedroom, media room, den, or basement”.

A man cave doesn’t have to bring thoughts of dark, smelly, t.v. watching, feet up types of space. Many men put such effort into their space, filling it with ideas that would make others drool. Read More

Holiday Storage Hacks

It’s that time of year again when we are faced with the task of taking down the Christmas decorations. If you dealt with a tangle of lights and tinsel garland when you put up the Christmas tree read on and save yourself from this holiday headache next year.

Retail stores offer all kinds of Christmas storage devices that work wonderfully, but these also come with a hefty price. At the Storage Group we have dedicated some of our blogs to repurposing other items to get the same effect without the expense. Here are some of my decoration storage hacks.Wide Drawer Sterlite storage

An ornament storage chest is great for keeping your holiday gear organized. These specialized chests start at $105. For $18 you get the same level of organization from a wide drawer plastic organizer like those made by Sterlite. I have used this plastic drawer system for Christmas decorations for years. It’s light weight and its three drawers allow me to organize what goes on the tree first to last by drawer.

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Halloween Crafting on a Budget

I have a daughter in her early teaching years and I seem to find myself always looking for things she can make with her students on a budget. Here’s my adventure.

My plan this Halloween season was to find different ways to make ghosts. Pinterest is still new and scary for me, but after a little research, there are a few ghosts I think would go over well. They all look so easy when you see the finished project online but I already had my doubts as I began.

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Halloween Favourites

Halloween is coming! Here are six fun foods/decorations that you can create at home for your spooky night!

1. Frankencups-These cute little desserts are great for a Halloween party for all ages. Use one vanilla pudding packet (for 9oz. cups) with green food coloring to tint, draw Frankenstein faces on your plastic cups and finish them off by crushing up Oreo cookies on top. The picture below used 4 packages of vanilla pudding; it makes about six 14 oz. cups.

frankencups

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Do It Yourself: Fancy Chalkboard Graphics

Have you ever wondered how restaurants have those gorgeous black boards with all the graphics on them? You can get those gorgeous fonts and graphics at home by following these simple steps!

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Graphic (Your Choice; Best Printed From a Computer)
  • Mechanical PencilChalk (Any Color(s) of Your Choice)
  • Paint Brush
  • A Small Container of Water
  • Windex and Paper Towel

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