Shaker Stylings and Their Rich History in Decor

Shakers lived in dormitory style housing and celebrated God in a busy and active way by engaging in tasks that brought out the best in themselves. Design details fell under “American Rustic” and were unmatched in craftsmanship. Cabinetry Characteristics Shakers use stile-and-rail recessed panel doors, and the inset is plain and flat. Lip and outside…

What Is a Transitional Rug?

Recently I received an e-mail newsletter from a local rug showroom, announcing a sale. The store offered a wide selection on transitional rugs. Now, I’ve heard of many different rug styles – everything from Southwestern patterns, Oriental designs, shag, and even rugs made of recycled materials. I hear “transitional” and have no idea what that…

Marathon Gas Card – So Many Choices

Marathon gas card, credit cards and gift cards just make shopping and fueling you care easier. If you have a gas card, you can use it right at the pumps so you avoid standing in line at the cash register. Although there are many different credit cards and gas cards, you can choose the one…

Will My Face Fully Recover After Bell’s Palsy?

Question: I’m experiencing my second attack of Bell’s palsy in five years. Other people with the condition seem to have varying rates of recovery. The only conventional treatment is a short course of steroids, which I’m currently taking. I did get referred to a physiotherapist last time, with limited results. A course of acupuncture was…

Pergola – Roofing Options

Pergolas have been used in dwellings for centuries, classically, to add a shaded walkway, to link pavilions or to allow a sitting area which allows the breeze and sun to filter through. This amazing addition to a home will not only add to comfort, it can be an attractive bonus to the resale value of…