• October 27, 2016

Home Decorating

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Tree trimming 101: Dazzling decorating easy as 1-2-3

(BPT) - Shiny silver and gold, the warm glow of lights, dazzling bursts of color — O Christmas tree, your magic helps fill our homes with laughter and love during this merriest of seasons. And while gathering together to trim the tree is a beloved family tradition for many of us, let's be honest; for others, it’s an intimidating decorating nightmare. But don’t be overwhelmed, it’s easy to go from dazed to dazzling with a few insider tips.

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Tuesday 10/18/2016
Talking turkey: It's platter season
Updated: October 26, 2016 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - What’s your idea of the perfect Thanksgiving meal? A big family buffet, or perhaps an intimate evening with a few close friends? Thanksgiving brings us together from near and far for all sorts of fun-filled traditions that are uniquely our own. And while those traditions may vary somewhat as families grow and our lives change over time, there’s one constant at the heart of Thanksgiving entertaining — the beloved turkey platter.

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Saturday 10/15/2016
Family-Friendly Tips to Transform Your Home this Season
Updated: October 15, 2016 - 2:31 am

(StatePoint) Transition your interior décor when temperatures drop -- it’s a great time to tap into your creativity and make a statement.  Here are some ideas -- big and small -- to freshen up your home this season.

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Tuesday 10/04/2016
Tips for getting senior photos that you and your teen will love
Updated: October 12, 2016 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - Here it is, the final year of high school. A year from now, nothing will be the same, so this is, no doubt, an exciting and often nostalgic time for the entire family. As this final year of high school begins, now's the time to think about senior portraits.

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Wednesday 09/21/2016
10 Home Upgrades Under $500
Posted: September 21, 2016

(BPT) - With the overwhelming popularity of home renovation shows, now more than ever, people are looking to tackle their own upgrades and invest in making their homes look and feel stylish, updated and reflective of their personalities without breaking the bank (or spending months in the process). To help you master your own easy home renovation, Ashlina Kaposta, home décor and DIY blogger at the The Decorista, offers her 10 easy and budget-friendly ways to make your home feel fresh and new.

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Wednesday 09/14/2016
5 DIY projects to liven up your office
Updated: September 22, 2016 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - Whether you go into the office every day or work from home, most of us probably spend a lot more time at our desk than anywhere else. Why not take some time to make it a space that you can enjoy? With some creativity and individual flare, you can transform a utilitarian work station into a personalized think tank that is as stylish and unique as you. 

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Saturday 09/10/2016
Home Ideas for Cozy Fall Living
Updated: September 10, 2016 - 2:32 am

(StatePoint) With autumn comes crisp falling leaves, fresh brisk air and pumpkin spice aromas. It’s time to prepare your home to spend more time indoors, decorating it with warm, cozy accents to set the tone for the season.

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Tuesday 09/06/2016
Cozy, clean and comfortable: 5 steps for getting your home autumn-ready
Updated: September 14, 2016 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - If cooler autumn weather makes you want to get inside your home to redecorate, add new furnishings or take other steps to settle in, you’re not alone.

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Tuesday 08/02/2016
Enhance Your Home Exterior During National Curb Appeal Month
Updated: August 02, 2016 - 2:31 am

(StatePoint) If your home exterior looks “blah,” National Curb Appeal Month in August is the time to borrow successful ideas from builders.

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Heights Council to consider new Pet Adoption Center
Posted: October 24, 2016

The Harker Heights City Council today will consider authorizing City Manager David Mitchell to negotiate an architectural and engineering contract for an addition to the city’s Pet Adoption Center.

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CTC hosts first-ever alumni reception
Posted: October 19, 2016

The Central Texas College Alumni Association will host its first-ever Alumni of Distinction reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. today in the Anderson Campus Center (Building 156) The free event is open to the public.

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