A few years ago, a friend and his wife had a beautiful covered patio built in their backyard. It started as a small project, but like everything else, it got bigger as time went on. They added furniture, trinkets, and various other design elements, including two store-bought wood ceiling fans. His wife loved them because…

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Imagine this scenario: it’s a chilly October night, and you’ve got the heater in the house set to 80 degrees. You slip on your fuzzy socks, grab the nearest down comforter, and settle into your couch to catch up on your favorite Netflix series. Everything feels fine and dandy — until your spouse walks in…

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What words and images come to mind when you think about Independence Day? We can’t blame you if you say there are too many to count, but surely your shortlist starts with feel-good beliefs of patriotism, strength, freedom, equality, life, liberty, and even the pursuit of happiness. There’s likely also visions in your head of…

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Customized and American Made We are probably showing our age by telling this story, but does anyone remember the Heinz Ketchup commercials from the 1980s? The whole concept was built around the catchy slogan “the best things come to those who wait” and that their tomato ketchup was so good even the most hurried person…

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Barndominium A barndominium is a combination of a barn and a condominium, and they are all the rage in the U.S. My husband, Phillip, and I can’t get over ours for the simple fact that while it looks and functions like a barn, we have all the modern conveniences and amenities you’d expect to see…

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We’ve all experienced that feeling of helplessness when we’re in search of the perfect decor for our home and can’t quite find what we want. We visit store after store and shop online for hours, only to find something that is almost perfect, but the size is wrong, it’s not as functional as we thought,…

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