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Sunday, September 29, 2013

Do you have a master plan?

Kitchen ideas, bathroom ideas, and more ∨

Before starting a bathroom remodel, search for bathroom ideas and interesting products, including one-of-a-kind bathtubs, vanities and bathroom sinks.
Share photos of the kitchen cabinetry and sinks you like with a top kitchen remodeler in your area.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Buy or Rent?

Looking for an agent?

"A real estate agent can often help you sell your home faster, and get a better price than if you try to do it on your own. But to get the best deal possible on your home, you’ll want to hire a real estate agent that’s a good fit for you and your property. Here’s what you need to know before you hire someone to sell your home."

How to Hire the Perfect Real Estate Agent

Fox News

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Bagpipes and Bonfire

Come to 26th annual Bagpipes & Bonfire on Sunday, September 29, 2013. Bring the whole family for an afternoon of games, food, fun and Scottish entertainment at the beautiful Middlefork Farm Nature Preserve in Lake Forest. The evening culminates with the landing of kilted sky divers, a dramatic bagpipes procession and the lighting of the bonfire. For questions about the event please email or call 847.234.3880 x17.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Boost your curb appeal!

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I'm back

I'm back from Tucson -- had a great vacation.  As often happens on vacation, I met some great people along the way.  One person I met was JP Furber from the Bay area.   He and his wife, Laurie, have started a wonderful little company:

"We're a small sustainable, family run company based in northern California.  We travel the world to bring you beautiful, sustainable things and inspiration for your home. 
When we founded our company, we envisioned a small business with a human touch:  each beautiful item selected by hand, each order carefully packed by someone who cares, each call and email personally answered by someone who can help, and most of all, each customer treated like a dear friend.  And we were committed to giving a little back in the form of support of other small businesses like us, and donations to environmental causes. 
We believe that not making something new is the greenest thing of all, that a small business can make a big difference, that the human touch is a powerful thing, and that working side by side with your family is a really nice thing. 
We won't pressure you to transform your home to be green and pristine. Instead we'll celebrate the little changes you can make to evolve your home, one step at a time, into a beautiful and sustainable haven."
Check out for some great home furnishing and gift ideas!

Monday, September 16, 2013

Document Destruction & Electronics Recycling Event

On Saturday, September 21st, Wilmette will partner with the Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County (SWANCC) to host a one-day Document Destruction & Electronics Recycling Event. The event will run from 9:00 a.m. to noon at the Wilmette Public Works Facility, located at 711 Laramie Ave.

Paper documents must be brought to the event in ONLY either paper shopping bags or cardboard boxes.  To avoid back-up or capacity issues, we must limit residents to six file-size boxes or paper shopping bags per vehicle. Paper clips and staples do not need to be removed, but remove binders.

Accepted Electronics Items

The following items will be accepted. Materials from businesses, schools, or institutions will not be accepted.

* Computers (desktop, notebook, tablet), monitors, and peripherals

* Printers, scanners, and fax machines

* Televisions - no size limit

* Cable and satellite receivers

* Cell phones

* MP3 players

* Video game consoles

* VHS and DVD players, or similar video devices

* Zip drives

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Fall is here

General contractors, home builders, and more ∨

Ideas for your living spaces, lights and landscape design.
Highlight your home"s architecture with the expert advice of interior design specialists and top home decorators.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Tiger's coming to town

"From Sept. 9 to 15, Conway Farms Golf Club will host the BMW Championship, drawing some of the PGA Tour’s top golfers to Lake Forest for the first time. Among those expected to compete: Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, local favorite Luke Donald (who won the individual NCAA Championship while playing for Northwestern University, is a North Shore resident and Conway member), 2012 BMW Championship winner Rory McElroy and 2013 Masters champion Adam Scott of Australia...."

Need to Know: A Local’s Guide to the BMW Championship
Gazebo News

Sunday, September 1, 2013

September Checklist

General contractors, home builders, and more ∨

Consider a versatile murphy bed when looking for guest bed furniture, find well-designed task chairs, and work with a contractor in your area to create a fun yet functional home office.
For small bathroom ideas, browse photos of space-saving sink consoles and clever hidden medicine cabinet mirrors.