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Spruce Up Your Windows With These Creative, Affordable Window Treatment Ideas

September 28, 2016 4:02 pm

If you’re looking for an alternative to the usual heavy drapes or vertical blinds for your apartment at The Kensington, these unique and affordable ideas just may be the answer.

Stick-On Window Coverings
If you’re looking for a truly creative window treatment alterative that still blocks out glaring sunlight, try frosted window stickers. This fun and modern DIY project shows you how to create your own choice of pattern, and best of all, it comes right off when it’s time to move out.

Coffee Sack Curtains
If your style is more rustic and antique-inspired, create your own affordable curtains using recycled coffee sacks. Because the sacks are supposed to have a bit of a rough edge, there’s absolutely no sewing required for this simple project.

Flower Chain Curtains
For fans of all things bohemian, this simple DIY project is the perfect choice. Simply string faux flowers to clear fishing thread, and then tie a row of 10 or so across a slender curtain rod. This one is ideal for anyone looking to create a bit of privacy without blocking out too much sunlight.

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Don’t Miss the Apple Fritter at Heritage Donut Shop

September 21, 2016 4:02 pm

Nothing beats a freshly baked doughnut to start your day, served hot, light, and fluffy with the perfect amount of sweetness. This is the idea behind Heritage Donut Shop, a family-owned and -operated doughnut shop specializing in homemade doughnuts, baked goods, and great coffee and specialty hot drinks.

Here, you’ll find an extensive selection of melt-in-your-mouth doughnut flavors, from glazed and chocolate frosted, to classic old-fashioned and pumpkin spice. Along with the wide variety of doughnuts, you’ll find a selection of freshly baked muffins, scones, the famous Heritage apple fritters and more, all made from scratch fresh each morning. You can also enjoy a savory breakfast or lunch sandwich if you’re not in the mood for something sweet.

Start your day off right with a fresh doughnut and hot cup of coffee from Heritage Donut Shop, or stop by for a great quick lunch.

Heritage Donut Shop
5480 Sunol Blvd
Pleasanton, CA 94566
(925) 426-1330

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Bring Some Green Inside With These 5 Unique Ideas for Displaying Houseplants

September 14, 2016 4:03 pm

Instead of displaying all of your favorite herbs, flowers and succulents in simple terra cotta pots, create more artistic plant displays with these fun DIY projects. From the kitchen to the living room, these plant hangers and pots will show off your greenery in any room in the home.

Living Monogram Wreath [BHG.com]
Create unique wall art and a fun planter in one with this monogram frame. Simply line a plywood back with 2-inch cedar boards in the shape of your initial, then fill the inside with peat moss and cover with chicken wire. Plant succulents inside, and then hang the whole thing on your wall.

Copper Hanging Rod [morganours.com/]
Looking for a way to hang plants over the kitchen sink? Simply balance a copper rod across the tops of your kitchen cabinets (or any other type of cabinet). Hang lightweight plants or herbs from the rod using your favorite hangers.

DIY Rope Pot [nostalgiecat.blogspot.sg]
With this rustic DIY project, you can add colorful rope to your cheap terra cotta pots. Simply wrap a simple cotton rope with colorful thread in your choice of colors, and then wrap the whole thing tightly around various sized pots.

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