Friday, November 5, 2010

It's Official!

OK, everyone... it's official...  I'm now officially a Celebrating Home Designer!  I'm really excited and what I'm most happy about is being my own boss.  Not going to lie... I'm nervous!  But super excited too!   I'm thinking this will be a great chance for me to finally find a career that I enjoy and can succeed in. 

I know everyone lives all over the world here but if anyone is interested at all in the products we sell, please feel free to click this link and go to the "Products" tab. 

Celebrating Home With Linda

From there you'll be able to look through the catalog, "Design-a-Room", and shop if you see anything you like.  With the holidays coming up it's always nice to take a look at things for yourseld and others.  :)  Plus, if you see something you like, I can help you get these items for a 50% discount and even a few others for free! 

OK, back to decorating...  I'm going to every few blogs put a Linda's Pick on here that I offer, as well as a few of my other ideas on how to use it in your home.  For tonight's pick, I'll add one of my favorite recipes (as you'll find I love to cook and share!).  Enjoy!


Every gathering becomes a special occasion when you serve hot or cold beverages from this hand crafted stoneware beverage server complete with metal stand.
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Autumn Hot Cider Punch Recipe
        **Found on and submitted by Meganlee

Makes 18 servings

1 stick cinnamon
5 whole cloves
10 whole allspice
2 cups orange juice
8 cups apple cider
3/4 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup honey
1 1/2 teaspoon butter

Tie cinnamon stick, cloves and allspice in a cheesecloth bag. Combine spice bag, orange juice and remaining ingredients in a large saucepan or Dutch oven.

Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 1 hour.

Remove and discard spice bag. Serve hot.

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P.S. - On a side note, we'll be driving by the house over the next few days at some point and take pictures of the outside.  There was oil found in the dirt, so the ground is being dug up.  I'll be excited to show how all the before/after pics look as we progress inside and outside of the house... and also how we got there all along the way too! 

Thanks for following along on my new career and new home path!  I hope through both experiences I'm able to advise and help you turn your house into the home of your dreams!!


Tuesday, November 2, 2010

PAINT! Where to begin finding a color??

So, we're picking out paint samples and I must admit I was overwhelmed!  I thought this was going to be the easy part, but then I was faced with where to buy the paint, what kind of finish, colors and lighting issues.... and the list went on and on! 

We've narrowed down some colors, but since we're not officially in yet it's hard to see how they will look.  The present owners of the house are great and not living in there anymore, so they said we can take a look if we need to try anything out.  Fingers are crossed!

Anyway, I've found that when you're painting a whole house a $35 can of paint turns into a lot of money when you have to buy multiple colors and cans. It is because of this that I've found there really isn't much of a difference between the paints that are Lowe's and Home Depot brands VS the bigger names like Benjamin Moore or Ralph Lauren.  If you can find a color you like in the more popular names and bring the paint swatch, Lowe's or Home Depot can make it for you or find a color that is comparable to it.

For you iPhone users out there, a good way to begin searching for a color you may like is to download the Benjamin Moore App.  You can take a picture of any color you see and it will come up with matching colors that they make.  It also gives you coordinating colors to use if you're planning to use more than one.  Once y you get the color you can either buy it at a local Benjamin Moore dealer or go to the Benjamin Moore dealer and get a color swatch.  You can take the swatch to Home Depot or Lowe's for a comparable color to save a few extra bucks.  This app is really great and helps a lot.

Whatever color you choose make sure it is one that you love and shows off the personality of the room(s).  Test it out in different lighting, as it can make a huge difference.  Try it in the natural light and whatever lighting used in the room.  Some paint stores allow you to buy samples for about $5 and you can bring it home and paint a small area to see how it will look throughout the day and night.  You can also see how it looks with anything that hangs on your wall, decorations, the floor, and furniture.

Happy Celebrating!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Greetings Blogging World!

Hello and Welcome, Blogging World!! 

    Thanks for stopping by!  Please excuse the emptiness of this blog as it is in the very early stages of construction.  I'd like this to be your "go-to" spot for all your Celebrating Home needs.  I hope to show you different styles, recipes, items, and how-to's that will make you and your guests feel welcome and comfortable. 
     I am also in the early stages of becoming a Celebrating Home Designer, and hope to help you make you house the home of your dreams.  The products amd services range from paintings, candles, cookware, seasonal items, fundraisers, parties, and much, much more!  Please check out their website - their products, oppurtunities, and values on the home and workplace are a company that will truly make me proud to represent them.  I'm very excited to get started!

     Since this blog isn't completely up and running, I'd like to quickly introduce myself.  I am a married 27-year-old from Westwood, New Jersey.  My husband and I got married four years ago this December and have an adorable little Boston Terrier named Paulie.  At the moment we live in an apartment at my parents' house, but we are in the middle of buying a home within the same town.  We're very excited and needless to say... can't wait to celebrate our new home!  The idea of having family and friends over and entertaining for them is exciting for us since we have been the visitors for so long. 
     Thanks again for coming by and please keep dropping in - I could really use the support as I slowly construct this blog! 

Happy Celebrating!