The Home Online

Home improvement and renovation are daunting tasks. Whether it is expanding the space or downsizing, a careful planning is needed. Sometimes you need to get your hands dirty and do some tasks yourself. But you need to have some know-how first about workshops and home improvements to help you achieve what you want with your interiors.

The daunting task does not end there. You need to choose the right furniture for your newly renovated house. You have to measure each room to know what kind of furniture will fit best to each room. The color of the room is a big factor too in choosing your home furnishings and decorations. Yes, you can find all the furniture you can think of at different furniture stores, from contemporary to traditional, but I suggest you do your research online first. By doing so, you do not need to hop from store to another thus saving much of your time and gasoline. Who knows, you might find your much needed furniture online.

There is an online store that I call “the home online” because you can find there everything you need for your home, from furnishings and decorations to outdoors and gardens. It is my husband’s favorite online store. It finds every store in the internet so you can compare the prices of different brands and products and get the best deals plus there are related buying guides and tips. With this online shopping revolution, seems like home improvement and renovation are not daunting at all, huh?

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Christmas Decorations

When we were still young, our Mother used to put up Christmas decorations on the first week of October. I think that was too early so I broke that tradition and decorate our house every first week of December instead. We have garlands on our main door, socks, wreath, Christmas light and of course Christmas tree. Putting up Christmas tree is a family tradition. Our Christmas is not complete without it.
Our Christmas tree decorated with red poinsettia, gold balls, and red ribbons.
Our main door with garland, wreath and socks.
The custom of erecting a Christmas tree, originally a fir tree, evolved in Germany almost 1,000 years ago. But it is not until 16th century that fir trees were brought indoors on Christmas time. In 19th century, it spread rapidly and grew into a general German custom. It is widely held belief that Martin Luther, the Protestant reformer, first added lighted candles to a tree. (source)

By the 1890’s, Christmas decorations were arriving from Germany and Christmas tree popularly was on the rise around the U.S., Europe and other countries. On the early 20th century, we started decorating it with homemade ornaments and the electricity brought about Christmas lights, making it possible for the Christmas tree to glow especially at night. Now, having a Christmas tree at home is a tradition around the world. (source)

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