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.

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.

9 2015 Oct

5 Good Resources for Vintage Halloween Costumes

1920s Guide for 60 Vintage CostumesWould your friends say that your creativity, to echo Mel B, is “off the chain?”  Well you don’t need to let on that you’ve found some amazing resources that are actually vintage to help and guarantee you and your children won’t see their costume repeated by anyone else at a party this year.

Vintage is making another comeback, so take a look at some amazing vintage Halloween costume ideas.  How to Make Crepe Paper Costumes provides instructions for a variety of flowers, butterfly’s, bumble bees, and costume ideas from around the world to name a few.  Some of these costumes are a slip over style made to be worn over regular clothes and others are glue and/or sew varieties with a simple fabric foundation.  An additional volume is How to Make Crepe Paper Costumes – A 1930s Guide to Making 64 Vintage Costumes and Accessories that includes colonial dress for men and women, story book characters such as Little Bo Beep, fairies and a variety of wigs and hats.  The same author, Dennison, also lists Paper Costume Instructions for 15 Vintage Edwardian Designs and another Instructions and Illustrations for Over 60 Vintage Costumes.

For the more adventurous, there’s the GMG Studios Professional Mask Making book for Beginners for purchase along with a 12 oz. size of InstaMorph – Moldable Plastic.  This is a super strong material that molds into any shape when heat is applied.  So enjoy this Halloween remaining the creative costume maker extraordinaire!

6 2015 Oct

Pumpkins, Candy and Costume Fun!

What’s a Home and Garden website in October without a how-to section filled with Halloween ideas?  Whether carving Halloween pumpkins, gathering candy, constructing a special costume, or putting together decorations for a fabulous party, fall screams loud for new ideas!  Costume designs can be the most fun and the most aggravating all at the same time.  What mom doesn’t remember pulling all-nighters at a sewing machine to make their darling kindergarten child that animal or clown or princess costume?  And then there’s your teenager who decided at the last minute to throw on their football uniform or cheerleading outfit and go out trick-or-treating because they were “taking their younger sibling” door to door so you wouldn’t have to.

Distlefink Candle Magic HalloweenIn a complete 4-DVD set, the Halloween Craft Making and Costume Making activity resource teaches you step-by-step how to make a wide variety of costumes, trick or treat bags, tasty treats, to put on make-up and to even carve pumpkins.  Then there’s the Spooky Halloween Guide: 10 Must Know Things Towards Your Best Halloween Ever!  Whether looking for costume, food or decoration ideas, this fun book is also available for downloading to your Kindle.  And finally, if you are looking for adult costume ideas, The Halloween Handbook: 447 Costumes promises an imaginative collection!  Happy Halloween everyone!  More candy, costume and, yes, some candle ideas.  M&Ms Fun Size Halloween Costume Party Mix 19 oz Bag in Grocery & Gourmet Food, Free Stuff for Sewing Fanatics on the Internet and Distlefink Designs Candle Magic Halloween Candle Kit.

29 2015 Sep

It’s Time for a Color Boost!

Benjamin Moore Color SamplesIf you’re thinking it’s time for a color boost, try embracing one of the newest neutrals to freshen up and add warmth to your home.  Behind every color there is white or gold.  White gives off a cool clear vibe whereas gold gives off a warm comfortable feel.  What ‘feel’ are you going for in your room or house?  What do you want people to ‘feel’ when they walk in the front door of your home?  The warm neutrals so popular this fall say creamy, subtle, soft and comfortable.  So check out some of these paint colors but, while you are at it, don’t forget to add some fresh new textiles…pillows, wall hangings and those ever popular throws to snuggle up with on the couch!

Combine some of these colors to maximize that impression!
Apple Cider from Olympic – Amber from Benjamin Moore – Artic Tern from Nautica at Home – Deckled Edge from Ralph Lauren Paint – London Stone from Farrow & Ball