How-To Care for Your Christmas Pointsettias

Posted by: on December 8th, 2010 | One Comment

Fresh poinsettias lave long been known to symbolize the Christmas season, both for gift-giving and home decoration. Yet once the holidays pass, many simply dispose of these strikingly pretty plants.  But did you know that with a little TLC, poinsettias will retain their blooms well into the New Year?

The best time to purchase poinsettias is from the end of November through the end of December, when the selection is ample.

When choosing your plants, look for healthy, dark green leaves as well as brightly-colored red, pink or white bracts.

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Baby, It’s Cold Outside: Safety Tips for Using Space Heaters

Posted by: on December 6th, 2010 | Make A Comment

With below average temperatures across most of the country today, it seems as though we are all trying to find ways to stay warm.  Space heaters are a great way to warm up a small space or a room without heating the entire house.  But be aware that there are some very important safety steps to take when using space heaters to stay warm.  Check out the video above as Mike walks you through how to use your space heater safely.


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Holiday Decorating Essentials: Starting Your Holiday Decorating Toolbox

Posted by: on December 6th, 2010 | 7 Comments

Let’s make holiday decorating easier this year!

You know how it goes, you’re out in the cold decorating for the holidays and you think to yourself, next, year I will do this or that differently! I finally did something about that a few years ago and my holiday decorating is much easier now. 

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Join the Conversation Today: Connect with Home Depot

Posted by: on December 4th, 2010 | 2 Comments

So how did your annuals do in the garden this past season?  Have a great home project idea but don’t know how to get started?  Having trouble deciding what paint to choose for the family room?  

We have the industry’s top experts here at the to help you with your projects, answer your questions, share ideas & inspiration and more. 

Now we have several new ways to for you to join the conversation online and on-the-go such as

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Fresh Tips and Ideas for Christmas Decorating

Posted by: on December 3rd, 2010 | 4 Comments

It’s time to add the sparkle and warmth of the holiday season to your indoors. Here are some fun Christmas decorating ideas to help you add a little bit extra to your indoor holiday décor.

Art Glass Glow
Have a favorite vase or set of decorative glass bottles or bowls? Gently drop in some battery operated Christmas lights for a wonderful glow anywhere you need it. You can use clear, double-sided tape if you have a longneck vase or bottle. A project like this looks great by the mantle, or on your holiday table setting.

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Happy Hannukah from

Posted by: on December 1st, 2010 | Make A Comment

We hope on these special days that your home is filled with love, warmth and happiness.  From all of us at we wish you a Happy Hanukkah.

Gifts for the Chef: Help from Rachael Ray for Holiday Meals

Posted by: on November 30th, 2010 | One Comment

Everyone loves Rachael!  With her easy recipes and down-to-earth personality, what’s not to love!  We have over 100 Rachael Ray cookware, bakeware and serveware products to help make your holiday cooking and baking a breeze.  Check out these six products that make for the perfect gift for anyone kitchen-minded bakers and chefs on your list (and maybe for you too!).

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Set the Mood for Your Holidays: Install a Dimmer Switch

Posted by: on November 27th, 2010 | Make A Comment

Imagine a romantic winter evening or a wonderful holiday dinner party with all the lights on full blast. Well that can be uncomfortable for you and your guests. Installing a dimmer switch allows you to set the mood in a room, save energy and save some money too.  Installing a dimmer switch is very easy; in fact, it can usually be done within 15 minutes AND without an electrician. 

Yes, that means that you can do this project with ease and you will never believe that you’ve lived without one for so long.

Learn how to install a dimmer switch in two easy steps today.
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Holiday Decor Ideas: Let’s Get Your Home Ready for the Holidays

Posted by: on November 25th, 2010 | Make A Comment

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Happy Thanksgiving from

Posted by: on November 25th, 2010 | Make A Comment

We hope on this special day that your home is filled with love, warmth and happiness.  From all of us at we wish you a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving.