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Watermelon, Tomato and Mint Salad Recipe

Spring is right around the corner and we’re ready to bring one of our favorite seasons into the kitchen. If you’re in a hotter state, this salad recipe will transition easily into summer, as ice cold watermelon always satisfies with its juicy bite. By gathering a few simple ingredients, you can create a simple and mouthwatering salad. […]

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Cozy Up Your Living Room

I love winter because it’s the season in which we enjoy the simple cozy things: curling up to read a great book by the evening fire, relishing the comforts of a warm home with family and friends or savoring a steaming bowl of homemade goodness. Making your home cozy doesn’t have to be daunting. Making […]

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DIY: Mason Jar Lantern

Bright Idea: The Mason Jar Lantern DIY from Furniture Row experts. Here’s a fun and inexpensive way to brighten up the exterior of your home for the holidays. Materials: • Mason or other quart-size glass jars • Wire — about the thickness of uncooked spaghetti, about 3′-long • Wire Cutters • Needle-Nose Pliers • Hanging Hooks […]

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Recipe: Low Country Boil

Just in time for Thanksgiving! This Low Country Boil recipe is popular in the coastal states, this simplified version uses shrimp — but other shellfish can be added if you desire. Make sure you have plenty of friends and family on hand since a “boil” is more of a gathering than just a meal. Low […]

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Fall Recipe: Mushroom and Gruyère Potato Gratin

Mushroom + Gruyére Potato Gratin Comfort food meets gourmet taste for this potato gratin dish. Perfect served as a side dish for your next family gathering. Next is our Fall Recipe series, we’re cooking up the ultimate comfort foods for any evening including Thanksgiving. (Makes 8–10 servings)  INGREDIENTS: 1/4 ¾cup olive oil 4 cups finely chopped leeks (about […]

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Floor Care from the Ground Up

What’s always underfoot and in need of attention? Your floors. Floors take a beating from dirt, pets’ paws and debris carried in from the outside on shoes. Entryways, kitchens and hallways get an especially tough workout. Floor care is usually at the end of your list. “The Healthy Housekeeper” Laura Dellutri, author of several home-care books, […]

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Natural Products: A fresh start to cleaning

Home, sweet, home? Not always. Sometimes, it goes sour. Our busy lives leave little time to clean thoroughly. Still, any freshening does wonders for the eye and mind. “Freshening up,” delivers a sense of calm and order to homes, says Elizabeth Goldsmith, professor of family resource management at Florida State University and author of Green Cleaning […]

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Recipe: Perfect Shepherd’s Pie

Shepherd’s Pie: This traditional British dish gets its flavor from lamb and savory winter vegetables. A stick-to-your-ribs meal that’s perfect for chasing away hunger on cool winter nights. Shepherd’s Pie Recipe (Serves 4) INGREDIENTS: 2 pounds potatoes, peeled and cubed 1/2 cup milk, warm 1 stick butter 2 tablespoons sour cream Salt and pepper, to […]

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How to Tips: Art and Decor

The possibilities are limitless when we begin buying art. We are potentially embarking on a lifelong journey of exploration and sharing— sharing with ourselves and our friends an artist’s message that we, too embrace and bring into our homes and offices. Many people often perceive art as a commodity reserved for the cold, white walls of […]

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World Vision Gives Loans of Hope

Loans of Hope: World Vision’s microfinance program aids communities around the world. Imagine breaking the cycle of poverty in an entire community through small, sustainable change. World Vision’s microfinance program is doing just that. Through small-business loans, thousands of lives are being revolutionized, offering hope and a sustainable future. World Vision, a Christian humanitarian organization, has […]

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The Farm to Table Dinner

Everything tastes better when it’s fresh. And the latest trend for fresh food lovers is indulging in farm to table dinners. Extending beyond visiting local, farm-to-table restaurants, diners are now traveling directly to the farm to enjoy mouthwatering meals served family style at harvest tables surrounded by nature’s bounty. Swallowtail Farm in Alachua, Florida is […]

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Chocolate Espresso Semifreddo Recipe

This Italian-inspired indulgence is a coffee, (and chocolate) lovers’ dream. The perfect sophisticated dessert for your next adult dinner party is the Chocolate Espresso Semifreddo. Chocolate Espresso Semifreddo Recipe: (Serves 8) INGREDIENTS: Crust: 1 3/4 cups chocolate cookie crumbs 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted, plus more for brushing the pan Filling: 4 large eggs, yolks and […]

Top 10 Ways to Relax at Home

It may sound silly, but relaxing at home can really turn into a chore. There are so many distractions in the home. Preparing meals, organizing clutter, checking the mail, watering the garden, and walking the dog can all turn a relaxing evening at home, into a continued work shift. The Bedroom Expressions team has gathered […]

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Top 10 Summer Backyard Games

Get out, get moving, and enjoy the great outdoors with our favorite new – and retro – games for the whole family. Reclaim your backyard with the new Outdoor Collection from Oak Express. Top 10 Summer Backyard Games: 1. Cornhole: Played with bean bags and a raised platform. 2. Bocce Ball: The Italian version of […]

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Summer Recipe: Frozen Fruit Pops

Summer is the perfect season for turning the fresh fruits and berries you find at your local market into icy indulgences. Whether you’re wild for strawberries, or it’s blueberries that tickle your taste buds, mix-and-match your favorite berries to create your own signature frozen fruit pops. Enjoy these frozen treats with Oak Express‘ new Outdoor […]

Americana Home Decor

Themes from the American farm experience — from apple pie to farm animals and implements to the American flag — are making a statement in homes across America. Americans know how to celebrate. When the time is right, it seems nothing can hold us back. Just walk through Times Square on New Year’s Eve. Or, […]

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Big and Bold Stripes

Show your true colors, and stripes, this season! Whether you’re in the market for new bedding, an area rug or other home furnishings, bold stripes are this summer’s hot ticket. Go for bold solid stripes, or choose multicolor thin stripes for a more textured look. Whatever your style, Sofa Mart, Oak Express, and Bedroom Expressions […]

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Top 10 Holiday Cookies: Rugelach Recipe

Holiday Rugelach Recipe from our Top 10 Favorite Holiday Cookies article.   INGREDIENTS: 3 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 tsp. baking powder 1/2 tsp. salt 1 cup unsalted butter, softened 1 1/3 cups sugar 2 large eggs 2 tsp. vanilla extract 2 oz. unsweetened baking chocolate, finely chopped   DIRECTIONS: In a large bowl, sift together […]

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Top 10 Holiday Cookies: Angelettis Recipe

Angelettis Recipe from our Top 10 Favorite Holiday Cookies article.       INGREDIENTS: 4 cups all-purpose flour 2 tablespoons baking powder 1/2 tsp. salt 1 cup unsalted butter 1 cup granulated sugar 6 large eggs 1 tsp. vanilla extract 1 lb. confectioners’ sugar, sifted 1/4 cup lemon juice 2 tablespoons water colored sugar for […]

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Easy and Elegant Entertaining – Part III Party Details

The final installation in our Easy and Elegant Entertaining series is all about the party details. We created a woodland-inspired themed dinner party and are sharing all of the details with you. One thing Furniture Row’s Regional Visual Merchandising Manager, Greg Utsinger, stresses is to not worry about things being perfect. “Don’t make things so […]

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Unique Gift Wrapping Ideas

It’s a WRAP. Quick and easy unique gift wrapping ideas brought to you by the experts at Sofa Mart. These gift wrapping tips will add a touch of unique eclecticism to any gift large and small. It’s the thought that counts, but clever packaging can make any gift more special.

Rockin' the Area Rug

Looking for the perfect solution for adding that just-right touch of color and character to your room? With a few simple considerations, area rugs can help you create your own show-stopping space.

How to Rock the Area Rug

This week, Sofa Mart is rocking the area rug. Looking for the perfect solution for adding that just-right touch of color and character to your room? With a few simple considerations, area rugs can help you create your own show-stopping space. Area rugs provide color, comfort, warmth and an easy way to update a room. A […]

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Easy and Elegant Entertaining – Part I Simple Stylish Gathering

Easy & Elegant Entertaining from Furniture Row: The wonder of the season’s first snowfall. The warm glow of a fire. A house full of laughter. And a mug full of cheer. May you thoroughly enjoy all the sights and sounds of this new season!   When it comes to hosting an elegant party, Greg Utsinger, Regional Visual Merchandising […]

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DIY Bird Seed Ornaments

Treat backyard birds with homemade DIY bird seed ornaments they’ll love to munch on this summer. Oak Express outdoor experts have put together this simple craft for both children and adults. The best part is that cleanup is easy and fast! Make sure to check out Oak Express’ Outdoor Living collection, so the fun will last all day.   […]