18 2016 Jun

New Web Site Name

Our new web site name is now www.HomeandGardenEmporium.com

Come to our site and enjoy easy shopping for many items that you need in your home and outside on your patio and in your garden.

6 2016 Apr

A Coleman Gas BBQ Grill is Perfect for Grilling Outside

bbq grillEven though it isn’t summer yet, we have been having a lot of great weather which has made me more interested in hanging out in my yard than I usually am. I have been enjoying being able to go outside where I can easily enjoy the warm sun. I don’t like to come inside at all since it feels like such a long time since sunny days have been something that is common.

To make sure that I am able to take the most advantage of the good weather, I have started to spend most of the days grilling outside at the end of the day. I really enjoyed being able to prepare a complete meal without having to come in from outdoors. My Coleman gas BBQ grill makes grilling easy so I never have to worry about any challenges from the grill itself.

30 2016 Mar

Intex Inflatable Beds are Good to Have Around for Guests

small couchSince I have a very small sofa, I don’t like having to have any guests that come to my house sleeping on this sofa. I know that it is not comfortable to curl up on the sofa and sleep since I have fallen asleep on it in the past by accident. I have been trying to find something else that would be a good temporary guest bed for anyone staying at my house for a few days.

I think that my best bet would be to buy some kind of an inflatable bed that I would be able to use for guests in my living room. I have been looking at many of these beds and so far I have found a few that seem like they might work out alright. I really like the looks of the Intex inflatable beds because these seem to be high quality as inflatable beds go.

23 2016 Mar

Bed Comforter Sets Make it Easy to Match Bedding Items

comforter setOne of the things that drove me crazy about the way that my bed used to look was that none of the different components really matched each other well. The pillow cases didn’t match with the comforter and neither of these items matched the sheet. I was embarrassed whenever anyone came in the bedroom because I was certain that they would notice the mismatched bedding.

I started looking for something that I could use on my bed so that everything actually looked like it matched together a whole lot better. I looked for some bedding sets since I knew that these would be the best for matching all together. I decided to buy two bed comforter sets that I would be able to switch out for different times of the year.

16 2016 Mar

Buying Lawn and Garden Products to Use Outside this Spring

lawn careAround here, it seems that spring has started early so I have been scrambling to get ready to actually get my lawn and my garden looking great. I have to get all of the different tools and other items that I need to spread fertilizer and feed my lawn. I am also trying to work on getting my garden beds cleaned out and ready for new plants.

I know that I am already behind, but I have to make sure that I am able to spend the money on all of the different items that I will need for my yard. I have spent a lot of time online looking for discount lawn and garden products that I can use in my yard. These items are the most affordable ones that I have been able to find to get my lawn and garden looking better.

14 2016 Mar

Picnic Tables for Patios

 

Any garden and patio product61wsF2hwNlL._SL210_s is already in the stores, online for the ordering and on everyone’s mind as sprucing up the yard begins.  Adding a little tyke’s picnic table to the list of must haves can make the backyard of any home more fun for the kids as well and mealtime more fun! Visit our Relaxing Outdoor Products tab or go the the Shop and search “little tykes” in our Patio, Lawn and Garden section.

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9 2016 Mar

Bed Comforter Sets for Spring

Spring is on the horizon and there’s no time like the present to freshen up your home.  Picking up new bed comforter setsBedComforter

or just some decorative pillow covers can help make the look of your room airy and light especially when choosing fresh light fabrics and colors.  There isn’t an easier way to change things up than to change out bedding or add some new throw pillows.  Another easy fix to any room throughout the house is the addition of a floor lamp to help bring more light to a darker space.  There’s nothing more frustrating than trying to squint and read in a darkened corner.  Remember the words of spring are light, fresh and new!

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10 2015 Nov

Color if FALL!

It may be that time of year to move all the herb plants indoors but the colorful Ornamental Mums which bring life to the fall setting, combined with some glorious Purple Chili Pepper Plants, may still keep the outdoor spaces of your home amazingly beautiful for autumn. Whether a front or side porch, steps or deck area needs attention, the name of fall is color!
Mixed with strong pops of color in contemporary furnishings, the occasional grey skies of fall will hardly be noticed.  Check out one of a variety of chairs from Shine Company Westport Adirondack Chairs which comes in twelve different color options or consider a more affordable option with the
Westchester Wood Adirondack Deluxe Deck Set.

 

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Winter perfume This attractive display provides colorful winter cheer and a delicious spicy scent, which comes from the Sarcococca confusa, a neat evergreen shrub with little white blooms. While not particularly showy, they scent the air for several weeks.  Flower and foliage color is provided by winter pansies (Viola), a variegated standard Euonymus, and ivy (Hedera) to soften the rim of the barrel.  You could also add primroses (Primula vulgaris), which flower into spring.

OCTOBER

Move Herbs Indoors

Transplant herbs from planter boxes on the deck into smaller containers to bring inside before winter weather hits.

Plant Trees and Shrubs

In the South, continue to plant trees and shrubs. They will put down roots on winter days with temperatures above 40 degrees F

 

13 2015 Oct

3 Must Have’s for Your Backyard When It Gets Cold Outside!

Real Flame Wood Burning Fire PitIt was Halloween night and the goblins kept invading our backyard hungry for another hotdog and some smores!  We had fixed up our patio last spring outfitting it with all the furnishings outdoor patio furniture; comfortable for enjoying coffee in the morning and star gazing in the evenings maybe with a glass of wine or two.  But when it gets cold outside and, a party is looming, there are three must haves to ensure everyone stays warm and cozy.

Our favorite purchase by far has been the Real Flame Wood Burning Fire Pit.  We debated between this and a propane model Propane Fire Pit and a freestanding Fire Place.  For our use the fire pit has been the best choice for fostering cookouts and parties.  It depends on whether you want to cook over your flame or not when considering this purchase.

Another must have for the patio or porch close to where you and your guests will be sitting to eat is an outdoor heater.  After much debate we recommend the sleek Propane Outdoor Patio Heater  which provides more heat than the overhead models we have had in the past such as the cheaper Commercial Patio Heater.

Finally, set the party mood with  LED Stripe 110V-120V Indoor Outdoor lights!

12 2015 Oct

Three Things We Should Have Thought of When We Built This House

31xZJ-zpQ2L._SL210_ (1)Every time I flip through the TV channels I seem to be drawn to HGTV and the DIY Network.  Now don’t get me wrong, I enjoy them just as much as anyone, but I have come to realize they are not my friend!  Fifteen years ago when we built this house the only remodel TV show of note was “This Old House.”  , Who knew in 2000, as we drew up plans, we were supposed to design an open concept house with granite countertops and nothing but stainless steel everything else?  Nobody told me that fifteen years later big houses on acreage without these three basics would be so hard to sell!

Now, as I try to upgrade my home to appeal to today’s buyers, I turn my attention to what I can do to spruce it up a bit without completely breaking the bank!  Starting in the kitchen those white appliances had to go!  Finding the well-priced LG Fully Integrated Dishwasher and the LG Over the Range Microwave Oven, I decided to stick with that brand and ordered the LG Freestanding Gas Range and the LG French Door Refrigerator.  A bit expensive but this upgrade alone made a huge difference!  Next I pulled the brass and popped on some new cabinet pulls Amerock BP53015G10 Allison Value Hardware Round Knob, 1-1/4 Inch, Satin Nickel.  Now I wonder, will this be enough to sell my house?