Thursday, June 27, 2013

What's Trending -- Rooms That Feel Pretty!

Out with the plain and in with the fabrics that express an elegant and graceful design. What color or pattern would make your interior feel pretty? Trendy and flattering this year -- Looking Fabulous In Florals! 
Bridgewater Floral, Waverly™ by Sure Fit - This elegant floral print from the iconic brand reinvents romance by bringing the rose garden into your home. Beautiful floral bouquets in a subdued mid-tone palette on a neutral ground capture the refreshed feeling of spring/summer.

(shown: For a charming and stylish design we mixed the Long Dining Room Chair Covers with the new, uniquely designed Dining Chair Seat Skirts.)
Ballad Bouquet, the first collection in our Waverly™ by Sure Fit collaboration. This exclusive new slipcover design features full ruffled skirting and a timeless floral pattern that brings a fresh garden feeling into any room.

(shown: This collection is available in colors Crimson and Tea Stain. Mix the two... Sofa - Chair Cover, Coordinating pillows and dining room chair covers create a completely pulled-together, decorator look)

Casablanca Rose Slipcover Collection: The classic, Jacobean-inspired floral design is decorated with a whimsical motif of birds perched on budding branches. Crisp cotton canvas that has a subtly textured basket-weave background. Special details include tailored box pleated skirt and corded edges. Available in the color Moonstone and Cardamom.

 (shown: Sofa, Chair and pillows in Moonstone; a pale ice blue hue. Twill Supreme pillow in flax)

 Stretch Leanne Collection: Country-Chic Charm... fill any room with a warm, country floral bouquet. The oversized bloom print is fresh and inviting, finished with designer details like corded edging and beautifully draped ruffled skirting. With stretch ease, the fabric has a flexible custom-like fit that hugs furniture's curves.

 (shown: Loveseat,Wing Chair and Pillows In Multi)

Stretch Verona Collection: Cottage Chic Charm, The two-piece, ruffled skirt design of this slipcover keeps the cottage look refined - while a graphic floral print makes it the room's centerpiece. Available in colors Sage, Cocoa and Antique. Enjoy the form fit that contours to furniture's curves combined with the charm of the relaxed ruffled skirt.

(shown: separate seat sofa slipcover, wingchair and pillows in sage; loft pillows in natural)

The Best Dressed Furniture Wears Slipcovers! There are soo many options to choose from, Is Your Style Pretty, Classic, Traditional, Contemporary or Casual? What do you look for in a slipcover when you choose?

Monday, June 24, 2013

" The Dog Days Of Summer "

Keep your Furry Friends Cool: Beat the Heat With Frozen Homemade Dog Treats!

The Things You’ll Need (makes
1) 1 or 2 moderately sized organic apples (Royal Galas always have a nice crunch).
2) 1/2 cup of plain, unsweetened pro-biotic yogurt
3) 2 tbsp Brewer’s yeast 
4) An icecube tray

1. Wash apples and cut into evenly diced pieces.
2. Stir Brewer’s yeast into yogurt.
3. Gently spoon yogurt mixture into ice cube tray.
4. Press one piece of diced apple into each section of the ice cube tray.
5. Place in freezer and leave overnight to freeze.
6. Once frozen solid, simply pop out a freezie cube whenever it is time to treat pup!
(image and recipe via Pawsh: Culture For Pets)

Peanut Butter Frozen Treats
three 6 ounce containers of plain, low-fat yogurt
1/2 cup of peanut butter (low sodium)
1 four ounce jar of banana baby food
1 tablespoon of honey

In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients. Blend well. Pour mixture into small cups (dixie paper cups) Place dog bone in mixture (to serve as the handle for you to hold while your dog enjoys) Freeze. Once frozen, peel away paper cup and serve!

Quick Note: If your dog has allergies or has issues digesting dairy products, consult with your veterinarian before feeding!
(Image and recipe via Bunny Roo Beagle)

DIY Frozen Star Dog Treats
Tools You Need
◾Star Shaped Ice Cube Trays
◾Cake Decorating Tip (to help pour)
Ingredients You Need
◾1 Cup Water
◾8 Strawberries
◾1/4 cup Blueberries

Step 1
Rinse strawberries and blueberries. Set aside.
Step 2
Cut stems off of strawberries
Step 3
Mix 1/2 cup water and all 8 strawberries in the blender. Blend until liquefied. Repeat with Blueberries. (Mixing 1/4 cup Blueberries with 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup of water).
Step 4
Pour berry/water mixture into ice cube trays using a cake decorating tip to help prevent any leaks. Repeat with the blueberry mixture.
Step 5
Freeze for 2-4 hours or overnight.
Once they are frozen, pop them out and serve 1-2 cubes to your Irresistible Pet! You can put the remaining cubes into a plastic container and store them in the freezer. Now when your dog is hot you will have a quick, tasty, frozen treat on hand to cool them off!
(image and recipe via Irresistible Pets)

DIY Chicken Broth Dog Treats
Supplies & Ingredients You Need
◾Chicken Bouillon (Sodium Free! I used Herbox brand.)
◾Ice Cube Trays
Step One
Follow the instructions on the bouillon packaging and mix chicken bouillon and water in a pitcher or Pyrex measuring cup.
Step Two
Pour the chicken broth into the ice cube trays.
Step Three
Place the ice cube trays in the freezer and allow the chicken broth to freeze into ice cubes.
~Last: Pop Out Of The Ice Cube Tray And Serve!
◾Anytime treat or perfect cool treat on a hot day!
◾Add an ice cube to your dog’s water bowl to add flavor.
(image and recipe via Irresistible Pets)

Doggie Fro Yo
•1 1/2 cups plain Greek yogurt
•1/2 cup natural peanut butter
•1 over-ripe, very sweet banana
•small dog biscuits
•small paper cups (I had some leftover cups from Dunkin’ Donuts)

1. Mix all of the ingredients together.
2. Scoop the yogurt mixture into the paper cups.
3. Place a dog biscuit into every cup.
4. Freeze the Doggie Fro Yo cups completely. When you are ready to serve them to your furry friend, simply peel away the paper. (This treat can be messy. It is best served outside!)
(image and recipe via Fireflies and Mud Pies)
How do you keep your pets cool during these warm summer months? Share any tips or links to recipe in your comment.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Happy First Day Of Summer!

 Summer Is Here, And Our Sizzling Summer Sale Event Is Back!!

Exciting slipcover collections and home accessories to help get your home ready for Summer redecorating. Save Up To 50% off Select Items ~ While Supplies Last!





Welcome summer by restyling your furniture in a new color or pattern. Slipcovers offer a great opportunity to have a little fun. Experiment with plaid, florals or any other fun pattern you like and accessorize the room accordingly! No need to Commit... Slipcover It! Visit Sure Fit to experience easy and affordable home accessories to complete your rooms design and machine washable pet friendly solutions too!




Monday, June 17, 2013

Get Your Outdoor Living Ready For Fun In The Sun.

Whether laying by the pool or having cocktails in the sun. New outdoor cushions for your existing patio furniture is a excellent way to add a fun pop of color. Available for an outdoor chaise, euro dining chairs, high back dining chairs and seat cushions.

Create a 'feel good' space, Add a splash of color in bursts of yellow, green and blue... Outdoor Cushions will not only look great and feel comfortable, They will welcome family and friends to come relax and enjoy the space outdoors. These outdoor cushions are covered in fade and stain resistant water repellent Sunbrella® fabric for long-lasting wear. Choose from 8 neutral to bold and bright color choices:

Available in colors:

Sesame and Stone

Capri and Henna

Redwood and Antique

Parrot and Sunflower 

Protect your outdoor living space when the BBQ is over. Sure Fit Patio ArmorTM Signature Series patio furniture covers, grill covers and umbrella covers for a well protected yet styled outdoor space.


Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Father's Day Gifts That Dad Will Be Sure To Love!

A celebration honoring Father's and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds and the influence these special men have in society.

Father's Day Is This Sunday June 16, 2013.
Have you shopped and found the perfect gift for each of those special family members that have been wonderful DADS all year? Here are a few ideas...
Is your Dad the grill master? Then he would be pleased to know his grill would be kept dry and clean with a new grill cover.
Sure Fit Patio ArmorTM Signature Series Grill Covers Are Now Available In 60-70-80 inch sizes! Conveniently coordinates with our patio furniture covers for a well protected yet styled outdoor space.  
Does your Dad love to lounge in his easy chair after a long day? Whether he chooses a recliner or other favorite piece of furniture to kick back on. We make it easy for you to restyle the look to new and cozy!

 Stretch Leather Slipcovers: Have it all—the luxury and look of leather in an affordable, washable slipcover. Our full grain pattern will impress even the most discriminating eye.

Budget friendly and memorable ideas to make Father's Day extra special:
~Make him breakfast in bed
~Make him a handwritten card expressing what you love most about him (these are the best)
~Buy him a gift he's been talking about forever but too selfless to purchase on his own
~Do an activity that Dad loves even if you normally would not include yourself
~Make a scrapbook with photos and phrases of special times he encouraged you and made a difference
~Enlarge a special photo and frame it
~Make him his favorite meal for dinner or take him out to his favorite restaurant
~Give him an invitation for another day out together, just the two of you (after all, spending time together is what he really wants)

Friday, June 7, 2013

Welcoming June And HGTV's Color Of The Month

HGTV has announced on June 3, 2013 their chosen color of the month...
We are loving this one --
Battle Of The Blues
Classic Monaco Blue vs. Caribbean-inspired Paradise Blue
In the end they were swayed to go with the ocean-inspired Paradise Blue. Perfect for June, this watery hue can create a beach inspired style in any home.
Beach and Sandal Photos via Pinterest featured at HGTV Design Happens
We personally love when these two colors are used together in a fabulous room design. As shown here in this amazing beach house dining room by Mabley Handler Interior Design.
Will you be bringing Paradise Blue into your interiors this summer?
For more info on HGTV's chosen color for June, Visit HGTV Design Happens and read article by Liz Gray.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Add A Splash Of Color With Bright Suede Furniture Covers

Where fun and fashion meet function... A new way to add an instant splash of color to your decor. These furniture covers are an easy decorating solution for a kids' room, dorm room, starter apartment or any room in need of a colorful makeover. Enjoy the comfortable suede finish.
In Purple

The Bright Suede Furniture Covers are made from a soft, supple fabric with all-over 4” box quilting and 2.5 oz fill, has a generous 39” back drop and removable, elasticized detachable strap that keeps the cover securely in place. Detach the strap to quickly convert this cover into a luxurious throw. Machine washable and available for a sofa, loveseat and chair.

Chair Cover in Blue 

Loveseat Cover in Magenta
Sofa Cover in Green
Furniture Throws are a budget friendly way to add color and pattern, Make a hand-me-down sofa look cool again. Visit Sure Fit to browse other furniture throw designs. 

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Easy Diy Home Decor That Can Bring Natural Texture Into Your Home.

Get roped into making your very own perfect home accents.

Decorating with natural fibers adds warmth and texture to your existing d├ęcor and using a variety of ropes and twine is an easy and inexpensive choice when making stylish accessories for the home.
Rope Headboard Tutorial
How to via Our Fifth House
Make an Nautical-Inspired Ottoman: Great way to repurpose those old tires in the garage and add a functional element to your decor that's full of texture.
How to via Minha Casa also featured at curbly


Jute Wrapped Wastebasket
How to via Laughter and Grace


Sisal Rope Bowl
How to via Centsational Girl

 Take a boring, plain lampshade and transform it  into a custom Sisal Shade.
How to via Sand & Sisal

DIY Mason Jar Rope Light

With spare time, patience and sewing skills you can make a Diy Rustic Rug Of Jute Or Sisal Rope
How to via shelterness

Adding simple earthy textures with Sisal Coasters
(continue rolling to create placemats too)
How to via redfly creations

Decorative Balls to fill baskets, bowls and accent the fireplace mantel
How to via Six Sisters Stuff


A little something special for your cat and the bird watcher in you...
Sisal Rope & Milk Jug Bird Feeder

 Diy Sisal Scratching Post you can hang over the doorknob.

Give into your Sisal Obsession and get Crafting!!