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Sponsored: Find Time to Pamper Yourself

by Molly Gold, Real Simple A-Lister and founder of GoMomInc.com It’s easy for busy moms to forget to pamper themselves. We spend so much time taking care of everybody else that it’s difficult to find some important “me-time.” Here are some quick ways to pamper yourself (without the guilt!). 1) Schedule it in: Do you have extra time before you […]

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Sponsored: Spend Extra Time with Loved Ones

by Molly Gold, Real Simple A-Lister and founder of GoMomInc.com Family time means the world to me. In today’s busy world, it can be so elusive. With all of our appointments, it’s a challenge for everyone to be home together. So how can you find extra time to spend with your family? Work smarter—not harder— to complete your tasks and […]

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Sponsored: Maintain a Calendar—Save Time on Chores

by Molly Gold, Real Simple A-Lister and founder of GoMomInc.com In high school, I used color-coded calendars to keep track of details and maximize the fun. Today my calendar is bursting with tasks, commitments, and to-do lists to help me stay organized and save time. Let your calendar work for you with these tips: 1) Keep just one: Multiple calendars […]

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The Sheen Effect: When to Choose a Flat or Glossy Finish

By Katie Reynolds, Ace’s Design Expert After you’ve selected the right paint color for your project, one decision remains before the paint can be mixed – flat, glossy or somewhere in between? Let me share a few tips to help you pick the right sheen every time and some surprising ways to get creative with it. Tried-and-True Rules As an […]

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Shop for Innovative Appliances

  Samsung Smart Washer (WF457) by Molly Gold, Real Simple A-Lister and founder of GoMomInc.com When we purchased our home eight years ago, I was thrilled to have a first-generation, quiet power dishwasher. This was huge because as a work-at-home mom, I have enough noise to deal with! So the next time you purchase appliances, look for innovative features that […]

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Recognize a Pattern

By Julie Richard, Ace Hardware’s Design Expert  One of my favorite ways to add dimension and interest to an interior is to add a graphic pattern or design to the room. All you’ll really need is your idea or inspiration, the perfect paint colors, a ruler, measuring tape, a brush and painter’s tape! The best way to begin any paint […]

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Sponsored: Stock Up on Food—and Save Time

Samsung King of Capacity Refrigerator (RF323) by Molly Gold, Real Simple A-Lister and founder of GoMomInc.com I wish I loved to cook. I mean really cook—not just spaghetti, tacos, grilled chicken, or the occasional kabob. So I’m always looking for easy tips to save time in the kitchen. Follow these tips to work smarter—not harder—before you cook. 1) Plan your […]

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Sponsored: Neutral Territory: Choosing Hues that Create the Right Effect

By Nathan Fischer, Ace’s Design Expert Many homeowners tend to lean towards using neutral paint colors throughout most of their home. This may seem simple but selecting the perfect neutral shade can be a challenge. Use these tips when sampling colors and you can avoid small mistakes that can lead to the wrong result: Paint typically has more color on […]

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Sponsored: The Ins and Outs of Accent Colors

  By Julie Richard, Ace Hardware’s Design Expert When looking to update a room in your home with color, it’s important to challenge yourself to think beyond the wall. Accent colors are a great way to change the overall look and design of a room without spending too much money or time on a project. Paint the trim and doors: […]

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Sponsored: Why Work Harder: Tips from Molly Gold Blog

  by Molly Gold, Real Simple A-Lister and founder of GoMomInc.com Getting organized takes forever. Okay not forever, but it can feel like a full-time job. Here are some tips to make your organizational systems work harder—so you don’t have to. 1) Make an organized list: It sounds simple, but it’s where your journey begins. Make a list of every […]

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