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How to Buy: Marble Worth Marveling

Marble is and has been one of the most sought-after stones in history. From Greek statues to kitchen and bathroom countertops, marble has consistently delivered the beauty we seek. But what makes some marble better than others? April Graves, director of marketing and operations at Aria Stone Gallery, gave us some tips to keep in mind while shopping for marble slabs.

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5 Plate Sets For Your Home Under $100

Admit it, you love to eat. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, sometimes snacks and almost always desert—I’m right there with you. To me though, food is so much more enjoyable when it’s displayed upon a pretty or interesting plate. From vibrant colors, funky patterns, innovative shapes, choosing dishware can be overwhelming and expensive. I’ve rounded up five different types of dining ware for starters, under $100 to add to your kitchen cabinet.

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5 Questions with MacKenzie-Childs Creative Director Rebecca Proctor

Are you a lover of “Courtly Check?” (Just for the record—the Kardashians are.) Or perhaps “Butterfly Garden” is more your style. If these names ring a bell, you’re probably a fan of MacKenzie-Childs. Rebecca Proctor, the creative director for the brand, will be on hand this weekend at Neiman Marcus NorthPark to talk everything M-C with fans. But before she makes her trip to the Lone Star state, we wanted to find out a little bit more about what makes the brand so special. For the full event details, click here—and while you’re there, might as well treat yourself to that last piece of enamelware to complete your collection.

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Move It, But Don’t Lose It: Tips for Surviving a Kitchen Displacement

While May is official “Moving Month,” summer in general seems to be a very busy time for relocating homes or starting major renovation projects. There’s no getting over the dread of packing up your belongings into unknown boxes, but the one room that can really throw people into a tail spin is tearing apart the heart of the home: the kitchen. (After all, there’s no further indignation to switching spaces than not even being able to locate a corkscrew amongst the chaos to open that much needed bottle of wine!)

Before you just start dumping everything in boxes, here are a few simple ways to save your sanity:

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Freshen Up Fridays: Five Kitchen Organization Tools To Add To Your Weekend Shopping List

Happy Friday, D Home organizers!

One of my favorite places in my home is the kitchen. It’s where I gather with friends, attempt to make Pinterest-inspired recipes, and laugh over a glass of wine. With all the use kitchens undergo every day, they tend to get unintentionally unorganized. Luckily, there are cool tools out there to help keep the disarray at bay, and let’s be real, we’re always up for a shopping trip.

Terri Fuller, “chief encouraging organizer” of Top Drawer Organizing, chatted with her colleagues this week to come up with a list of top five must-buys for kitchen organization. With these handy helpers, your kitchen will go from a mess to easy-to-navigate in just one trip to the Container Store or other home supply retailer.

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Freshen Up Fridays: Kitchen Cabinets and Countertops

If you’re anything like me, things can get a little wild in your kitchen from time to time. Tupperware seems to tumble out of cabinets, I can never find the cinnamon when I need it, and my counters are usually a cluttered mess of odd utensils, junk mail, and disheveled dishtowels by the end of the week. So I’ve enlisted the help of Mandy Barnes, professional organizer and owner of Metroplex Home Organizer, who graciously shared some of her tricks for putting things in their place.

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Hilary Walker Channels Her Inner Martha Stewart and Plants a Kitchen Herb “Garden”

By Hilary Walker ******* If you’re like me, you might think you’re doing a good thing in the kitchen when you purchase a box of fresh herbs over the dried, ground, and bottled versions in the spice section of the grocery. But consider this… For every expensive box of fresh herbs that you purchase, you could […]

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