Archives for December 2013

The State Of Social Media 2013

What a wild year it’s been. You could say that 2013 was the year of social media and you’d be correct. What was once a novelty for people bored and surfing on the ‘net has risen to be an industry in and of itself that companies large and small have embraced around the world as a powerful cornerstone of their marketing initiatives.

In case you got lost in the details of 2013, we’ve laid out all the notable moments of the year, month by month, in this handy infographic.

What was the most notable social media moment in your life in 2013? Let me know in the comments.


The Acoustic Guitar

Created in the 1500s, the guitar is one of the most prominent instruments in history.acoustic-guitar

6 Ways to Define Your Workspace at Home


If you’re ever had the opportunity (some might say misfortune) of working from home, you know that the distractions are endless. Every time you look up from your computer, there’s a stack of personal mail that needs attention, a glass that should be washed or a household member eager to tell you a story. All you want is to be transported to a secluded island (preferably with Wi-Fi) so you can refocus on the task at hand.

You deserve a dedicated space that promotes concentration and creativity, with a bulwark to protect you from diversions lurking around every corner. Here’s how to get it.

Kitchen ideas, bathroom ideas, and more ∨

Ideas for your living spaces, lamps and landscape design.
Light up your living spaces with recessed lighting fixtures, a unique chandelier or even a pendant light fixture.

Sales In Million Plus: Luxury Housing Market Surges


Hockey Injuries [infographic]


Coach’s Corner: A Year of Not-So-Subtle Suits


Homes Around the World Wish You a Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas! Sit back, enjoy the fire, let that Christmas meal digest and enjoy visiting some Houzz homes around the world bedecked for all the festivities.

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Remodeling, decorating, and more ∨Browse bedroom ideas, from loft beds to decorative duvet covers, and dream in style.
Light up your living spaces with recessed lamps, a designer chandelier lights or even a row of pendant light fixtures.

Today’s Prices Compared to Peak [INFOGRAPHIC]


Protect Your Pipes!

Frozen-PipesEvery winter unfortunate homeowners will experience the nightmare of flooding and the damage it can cause to a home, brought on by freezing pipes that burst. Avoid the headache, the bill and the mess by taking the time and possibly spending a few bucks to make sure your pipes are properly protected from the elements this winter.

Fortunately enough, has put together a handy guide laying out the problem areas and the best solutions and precautions, from disconnecting the garden hose to insulating crawlspace pipes, so that you can get ahead of the “disaster that could be”…  as Ben Franklin once said, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”.

Take a look at the tips here.