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Small Kitchen Design Ideas

Small Kitchen Design Ideas

It is the new year, and you have just moved into a new place.  The neighborhood is great, the rooms are a great size, but your kitchen is pretty small and very out of date.  You are at a loss for what to do with a kitchen so small.  It can be difficult to make a small kitchen look good and function for you, because sacrifices have to be made when you are working with a small space.  You have to accept that you will be giving up some things. You have to decide what you can and can not live without.  In spite of the difficulties a small space can bring, you can design your kitchen to look great and function for your needs.   Check out some of the design ideas below.  Enjoy!

 

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Wow What A Year!

Wow What A Year!

 

Wow what a year!  Looking back at 2017, I can say that there were great accomplishments and difficult times.  I launched my blog on December 9, 2016, and my store in January 2017.  I did not know what to expect when I started my online store, but I am very pleased with how it has gone.  I never imagined I would start the year of 2017 with my first customer being a relative and end it with my first international orders.  My blog has seen such great growth as well.  I have to say thank you to all of my followers all over the world.  From Brazil to India, to Russia, and so many more places.  Thank you for enjoying my design ideas.

As I enjoyed growth in my online store, I had to deal with the ups and downs that came into my personal life.  I had surgery, I moved, and other things.  While moving means a new path in life, I really hate the process of moving.  But it is not as big of a down as many others have experienced this year.  Some of you lost loved ones and  lost your homes in the hurricanes, flooding, and fires.  My heart and prayers go out to all of you who have suffered during these tragedies.  As a young child, my family’s home caught fire right before Christmas, but we did not lose our personal belongings thanks to great neighbors who jumped up and helped move our things out while the fire fighters were battling the blaze.  Many of you were not so lucky and lost everything you own.  I can’t even imagine losing everything.  Again, my heart and prayers are with you.

In the year 2018, Corporate To Home has new projects and products coming.  We will be participating in a few community service and volunteer projects which will be discussed in future posts. We have new products coming and a surprise I can not discuss at this time.  Stay with us as we go into 2018.  Thank you for supporting Corporate To Home and I look forward to a great year ahead with all of you.

Traditional Christmas Decor Ideas

Traditional Christmas Decor Ideas

It’s that time of year again!  Many of us look forward to decorating our homes for Christmas.  The Christmas lights, wreaths, ornaments, and so much more make us feel an excitement we just don’t feel the rest of the year.  The greatest symbol of this time of year is the Christmas tree.  It does not matter if you love natural trees and the wonderful aroma that it brings into your home, or the faux tree for its convenience.  We just love the feeling that Christmas brings.  I wish we could feel this joy year round, but somehow it gets lost in work, school, and the stresses of everyday life.

We must not forget what the true purpose of Christmas is.  Celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ is what Christmas is supposed to be about.  The real meaning of Christmas has gotten lost in all of the big sales, and our quest for the perfect gift.  Just remember the true meaning of Christmas in everything you do this season.

I want to share some decorating ideas with you.  Here are a few traditional Christmas design ideas you can incorporate into your Christmas decor this year.  Have fun decorating and spread love and joy this season.

 

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Dorm Room Design Ideas

Dorm Room Design Ideas

It is time to send our kids back to school.   They have new notebooks and backpacks.  Now we have to figure out how to make them comfortable in their dorm room.   We want them to have the luxury of home in a small space, but all we see are brick walls.  What do we do, after all they will be in that small space for almost a year.

You  run to your local home goods store looking for comforters,  curtains, and maybe a fridge.   Then you realize you will need more than that.  Here is a helpful list to help you get started.

Bedding

Curtains

Rug

Throw Pillows

Small Fridge

Microwave or Small Cook-Top

Plates, Cups, Silverware

Pots and Pans

Television &/or Radio

Laundry Basket

Lamp

These are a few items your college bound kid will need.  Here are a few design ideas to help you decorate their space.

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Shared Kids Room Design Ideas

Shared Kids Room Design Ideas

We as parents want to provide our children with the best life possible.  We would love to give each one of our kids their own room and personal space.  Sometimes, we can not do that.  Not everyone has a large house where every child can have their own room. Sometimes we have to double or triple up our kids into one room.   Even though our kids may have to share a room, that does not mean we can not give them a comfortable and well designed space.

I have found a few design ideas I know you will like.  For instance, this room has everything a little girl and boy would need to be comfortable.  It is colorful and fun.

The pale pinks and blues soften the look and feel of this room.  It has a farmhouse look with plenty of storage and organization.

I have to admit, I have always loved blues, greens, and yellows.  I have never been a fan of pink.  So this particular room is one of my favorites, strictly because its’ use of colors makes it gender neutral.

If you are looking for a very bright and lively design, then this room will fulfill your needs.  It is eclectic and has tons of personality.

As you can see, there are quite a few things you can do to give your children a great space that can satisfy all of their likes and wants.  I have a few more design ideas below.  As I always say, take a design and make it your own.

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20 Home Office Design Ideas To Inspire You

20 Home Office Design Ideas To Inspire You

Hello All!  You seem to really love it when I give you design ideas for various rooms in your home.  I decided this week to provide you with some home office ideas.  Many people work from home these days, and because a lot of time can be spent in your office in a day, you should make sure it is a comfortable and efficient work space for you.  Here are some ideas I am sure you will enjoy.

 

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Simple Homemade Ice Cream

Simple Homemade Ice Cream

Every year my mother would throw a big 4th. of July party.  It was always a lot of fun for me because it meant lots of friends and family would be there and lots of good food.  Believe it or not, my mother would prepare almost every dish for the party and then she would pull out the big smoker grill and cook all of the meats herself.  I don’t know how she did it all.  What I remember most, was her homemade ice cream.

Her ice cream is a custard base which took quite a while to make.  Then we would put it in the ice cream maker.  You know the one that required lots of ice and rock salt, and made a lot of noise.  Those were the days before electric counter-top ice cream makers.  (I might be telling my age there.)  We all couldn’t wait for it to get done.  I would eat so much ice cream that I almost had no room for the food.

Well, these days no one wants to spend two days making ice cream the way my mom did.  So I want to share a recipe that requires only two basic ingredients and no machine.  It is fast, delicious, and the kids will love it.  You can’t beat that.

 

2 Ingredient Homemade Ice Cream

  • 1 can (400ml)  sweetened condensed milk  (cold)
  • 2 cups (16oz) heavy whipping cream (cold)
  • Makes 3 pints
  1. Cool the sweetened condensed milk in the fridge.
  2. Take the cold heavy whipping cream and place it in a mixer bowl and whisk until it is stiff and has peaks.  You can use a stand mixer or hand mixer for this.
  3. Reduce the speed of the mixer and pour in the cold condensed milk.
  4. Add vanilla extract or any other flavoring you desire. (optional)
  5. Whip the condensed milk and whipping cream together until it is stiff and has peaks.
  6. Your ice cream base is ready.  You can add any additional ingredients you want at this time like sprinkles, cake, chocolate, caramel, etc.
  7. Place your ice cream base in a resealable container and freeze for 6 hours or overnight.

 

30+ Modern Kitchen Design Ideas

30+ Modern Kitchen Design Ideas

In last week’s article, I mentioned how I have a preference for country and rustic kitchen designs.  My husband, on the other hand, loves modern and contemporary designs.  As you can image, we disagree a lot when it comes to decorating and buying furniture.  But this article is for him.  I have a collection of gorgeous modern and contemporary designs for you.  There are a few that I absolutely love myself, and I hope you find inspiration here as well.  Enjoy!

 

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15+ Farmhouse Kitchen Designs

15+ Farmhouse Kitchen Designs

The kitchen is the heart of the home.  It is where the entire family will probably spend most of their time together.  I know my family spends a lot of time in the kitchen talking, cooking, and just enjoying each other.  So for us, the kitchen must be functional, as well as beautiful and spacious.

Having spent more of my life in the country, I enjoy country and southwestern designs.  This is why I decided to share a few farmhouse kitchen design ideas with you.  Refreshing your kitchen does not mean you have to do a full remodel, but you can update the look of the space with new accessories, curtains, and rugs.  It really does not take as much as you may think to change the look and feel of your kitchen.   Check out these designs, and  find inspiration.

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