Holiday Season Shining in the Garden

First-time holiday decorator? No worries! With a bit of help from The Home Depot, Stacie Abdallah of Stacie’s Spaceswas able to infuse some holiday flair into her outdoor garden and arbor for the first time. Check out her blog below for some great DIY tips and tricks!

Can I let you in on a little secret? I have NEVER decorated outside for Christmas! I know… that sounds crazy right? I love decorating the interior of our home for the holidays, but I have never attempted to do it outside. When The Home Depot  invited me to participate in the Holiday Style Challenge, I was both nervous and excited! It was time to step out of my comfort zone (literally) and try my hand at lighting up the great outdoors! I was given the theme of season shining and I tried my best to make our greenhouse and garden area shine for the holidays!

Decorating The Garden Arbor

Season Shining in the Garden

When we built this garden and arbor earlier this year, I did not consider all of the possibilities there would be for decorating it. I was just thinking that my garden needed an entrance! Now I know that this entrance is perfect

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5 Things You Should Know About Kitchen Cabinet Design

Planning your dream kitchen? Much of its success hinges on the kitchen cabinet design — after all, cabinets take up the most space. And you need to make a lot of decisions about those cabinets before ordering them.

Here are 5 things you should know before choosing your cabinets.

Professional designer at Cabinets To Go discusses a remodeling plan with a new client

1. Your Kitchen’s Measurements

It’s common to flip through magazines, scroll through blogs or spot something on TV and want it for your home.

And buying it may be as easy as picking up the phone, tapping a button or ordering through a digital assistant like Alexa or Google Nest.

But while that works for appliances, décor and window treatments, you need a different approach for big permanent installations in rooms with limited space.

When it comes to kitchen cabinets, one size does not fit all. You may like what you see in a galley kitchen, but the same design won’t work in your L-shaped kitchen.

On top of that, you may have specific wants that require more space than your kitchen allows.

That’s why it’s important to know the room’s exact measurements. Your designer can use this information to create a cabinet plan that maximizes space and works for you. 

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Roasted Pumpkin Seeds: How to Make This Delicious Treat

Want a tasty fireside treat? Roast some pumpkin seeds — it’s easy! (DepositPhotos)

Whether you’re carving pumpkins or removing your fall decor, don’t forget that pumpkins are useful for more than their exterior. Roasted pumpkin seeds are a delicious — and healthy — fall treat!

“Pumpkin seeds … are rich in magnesium, which can aid in heart and bone health, lower blood pressure and even prevent migraines,” the American Heart Association’s website states.

Here’s the recipe for roasted pumpkin seeds:

  1. Scoop out the pumpkin’s seeds and place them in a bowl.
  2. Rinse the seeds to remove all the stringy goo. On that note, many people ask, “Should pumpkin seeds be soaked before roasting?” Not necessary! Just a little rinsing will do, but you can soak them for a few hours to refine the texture. Then spread them out on a towel to dry overnight.
  3. Toss the seeds in a bowl with a little melted butter and salt.
  4. Spread them in a single layer on a cookie sheet and bake at 300 degrees Fahrenheit, stirring occasionally, until they’re a nice golden brown. (This takes about 20 to 30 minutes, but keep an eye on them.)
  5. For variety, you can spice them
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Blending Traditional Christmas with Whimsical Style

The traditional Christmas decor that we’re all used to includes: A green  tree, white snowflakes and peppermint themed ornaments. Well this year, Carla Bethany is doing it her way – Lots of color! See how she spiced up her Christmas tree and decor this year with the help of The Home Depot.

Whimsical Pink Christmas Tree

I have always dreamed of a pink Christmas tree. Pink, I know, is not a traditional Christmas color, but it makes my heart happy to see bright and fun colors during the holidays. I believe decorating should be fun, and you should not limit yourself to traditional red and green colors. This year I decided a pink tree would be all the whimsy I needed to blend traditional colors.

Blending Traditional Christmas with Whimsical Style

I ordered my tree online at Home Depot and picked up in-store. I enjoyed this process, and it makes life so much easier. While I was there, I was able to grab two containers of Fantasleigh Shatter- Resistant Ornaments in two sizes, an 11 in. Mercury Gold tree topper, and a roll of 15 ft Royal Easton Red Velvet Gold Ribbon for my gift boxes.

Blending Traditional Christmas with Whimsical Style

The Christmas tree was super easy to assemble,

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Beautiful, Affordable Storage Solutions for Every Room

Homeowners often tell me they don’t have enough storage — and they’re not sure about spending an arm and a leg for more organization. Fortunately, there’s a solution for stylish, affordable storage.


Plastic storage containers often are placed where they don’t belong. So, they quickly get beaten up and worn out. You could continually replace them or just get permanent, built-in storage. 

The Problem with Temporary Options

There’s no shortage of storage options out there. From baskets to plastic and rubber containers, you can find lots of products from big-box stores, dollar stores and high-end retailers.  

But these are temporary fixes for long-term problems. Homes never come with enough storage space, and nothing beats built-in organization.

Why purchase an endless supply of containers that will just fray, warp or bend out of shape — that you have to replace — when you could plan smart, permanent storage solutions?

If you think it’s a challenge to add affordable storage to your home on a budget, Cabinets To Go can help.


Modern craft room with raised panel cabinets from Cabinets To Go's Aspen White collection
Bathrooms, craft rooms and garages all have one thing in common: they need storage! Cabinets To Go has unique, affordable solutions for each room, like these Aspen White raised panel cabinets. 
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Simple, Classic Holiday Style – The Home Depot Blog

The holidays can get complicated, from gifts to decorating, but no need to worries thanks to Katie Dunn of Classically Dunn. Katie shared her simple holiday decorating tips and ways to fill your home with holiday cheer the classic way. Check out how she did it below with the help of The Home Depot.

Hello! Katie Dunn here. Decorating for the holiday season is a tradition I look forward to every year. There is something so nostalgic and cheerful about the holidays, don’t you think? As soon as the leaves start changing, I am dreaming of twinkling lights and evergreens. This year, our son is at an age where the holiday season is pure magic. So, when it came to decorating, I knew I wanted to stick to simple, yet classic Christmas decor in the living room – using plenty of evergreens and subtle pops of red, all while staying true to the overall neutral palette I love. The Home Depot had everything I needed to make my vision come to life this year!

Festive Living Room

Let’s start with the fireplace. The Home Depot was kind enough to send us this beautiful, pre-lit garland that came adorned with

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