3 Easy Ways to Embrace Winter Decor Trends

With Thanksgiving behind us, our minds and hearts turn to spreading holiday cheer! While San Antonio's climate doesn't often offer snow and ice, bringing some cozy decor into your living spaces is sure to keep you feeling warm all winter long. Here are three easy and affordable trends you can embrace! Pillows Pillows are an easy and affordable way to make a seasonal change. The commitment level is low and there are so many options, so you can be sure to find something that fits within your current decor theme. A furry accent like this lamb fur pillow from Wayfair.com adds instant winter warmth. Looking for something more holiday inspired? Try one of these options from Pier1.com. Natural Acce

Choosing the Right Curtains

The right (or wrong) curtains can completely transform any room. They go far beyond simple window dressing. When it comes to adding that finishing touch to your home, there are many colors, hardwares, textures, styles, and lengths to choose from. Where do you begin? Hardware Let's start at the top. Your curtain rod should relate to the style of the room. If you have a traditional style, a modern or industrial rod and hardware will look out of place and disconnected. Read about the different styles of hardware at HomeDepot.com. Length Curtains typically come in one of four lengths: Sill (touching the window sill) Apron (extending just beyond the window sill) Floor (stopping just above the flo

Entertaining Guests for Thanksgiving

Hosting Thanksgiving dinner is a gift you give to your loved ones, but it can also take a toll on your family and your mood. Here's a quick survival guide to help you make the most of your holiday meal! Accept Help Have you ever been at someone else's home and asked to help prepare the food or clear the table? You may have offered out of obligation or even because you weren't sure what to do while you waited. As host, graciously accept these offers. Out of working together, you'll find new conversation and bond over preparations. Plus, you'll give your kind guest an important role in the evening's events. Plan Your Table Set the table the evening before your guests arrive. It will save you t

What Makes A Luxury Home?

When many people hear the term "Luxury Home", they may think of sprawling and palatial estates with resort essentials. While these things do convey luxury, the face of the luxury market is ever-changing. So, what makes a home "luxury?" Smart Homes Smart home features were once the stuff of science fiction, and now, they're luxury home standards. You can monitor and control everything in your home, from temperature and lighting to security and even appliances. The more sophisticated the technology, the more luxurious the home. Amenities Luxury homes are meant to fulfill fantasies. They're filled with amenities like home theaters, gourmet kitchens, wine cellars, leisure facilities like pools a

Decorating With Red

Even though it seems like a bold choice, red is almost a neutral color when it comes to home decor. It goes well with so many other color schemes. According to Freshome.com red can have a stimulating effect on your mood when you incorporate it into your decor: "Red raises a room’s energy level. The most intense color, it pumps the adrenaline like no other hue. It is a good choice when you want to stir up excitement, particularly at night. In the living room or dining room, red draws people together and stimulates conversation. In an entryway, it creates a strong first impression.Red has been shown to raise blood pressure and speed respiration and heart rate. It is usually considered too stim

Is It Time To Renovate Your Kitchen?

It's easy to look around your home and find reasons to renovate. For most people, the longer they live in a home, the easier it is to be dissatisfied with what you have. There are many reasons beyond cosmetic preferences that should influence your decision to begin a lengthy project like remodeling your kitchen. According to the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) the following factors should help you evaluate your kitchen's condition. SPACE Are you satisfied with the counter space, pantry and cabinet space and walking room in your kitchen? Or, are you struggling to find storage, work around family members, and put away food? TRAFFIC For most families, the kitchen is a hub of activi

Fall Activities for the Kids

If you're looking for ways to get your kids involved in something fun over Thanksgiving Break, look no further! We've compiled a list of great camps and day programs for the kids to enjoy while they're out of school this fall. YMCA Thanksgiving Day Camp Kids will move, think, and create during their break. The camp is based on the Y’s core values of caring, honesty, respect, responsibility and faith. Ages 5-13 • Boerne Y •1361 S. Main St., Boerne, TX 78006•830-815-1040 • New Braunfels Y •710 Landa St. New Braunfels, TX 78130•830.606.9622 • Schertz Y • 621 Westchester, Schertz, TX 78154• 210.619.1900 The DoSeum Holiday Camps The DoSeum offers a large variety of holiday camps for ages 3-10.

Your November Garden

October may have been unusually warm, but San Antonio's first freeze typically hits around November 15 and you want to be sure your garden is prepared. Have fabric or old sheets ready to cover plants when the time comes. Just because colder weather is coming doesn't mean your garden can be neglected. Here's what to do in November! This is a perfect time of year to plant trees and shrubs. During the winter, plants can establish their roots while their tops remain dormant until the spring. The same applies to bulbs like Daffodils and Hyacinths and their friends. Your lawn will grow, but slowly. You can keep it mowed, collecting grass clippings for your compost pile. Falling leaves also make gr

November Events in San Antonio

4th Annual Tango of the Vines Thursday, November 4, Lambermont at 950 E Grayson St, San Antonio , TX 78208 Buy Tickets Tango of the Vines is a celebration of the senses that will showcase the delicious and diverse cuisine of San Antonio alongside the incredible Texas winemakers, craft breweries and specialty cocktails. The event also serves as a fundraiser for AFE (Amniotic Fluid Embolism) Foundation. Wurstfest November 4-13, 120 Landa Street, New Braunfels, Texas 78130 Buy Tickets Wurstfest is an annual 10-day celebration rich in German culture and full of Texas fun! Visitors enjoy good food, music, dancing, exciting carnival rides and games, German, Texan and domestic beer, and special eve

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