How To: Choose the Right Window Treatments for Winter

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12.22BjudygangHow To: Choose the Right Window Treatments for Winter-Choosing the right window treatments or coverings might not seem like a big deal, but when you’re going into the cold winter months they could make all the difference. No matter what your style is, you will have no trouble finding something that will get the job done and serve any purpose you’re looking to serve. Here are six window treatments and things to remember that might be right for you this winter.

Window Assessment

Complete a window assessment of all of the windows in your home. It will give you a better idea of how you will manage your space and help you determine what window treatments you can use and how much it might cost.

Interior Blinds

Using interior blinds in your home is an inexpensive way to stay energy efficient this winter. It will help keep the…

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7 DIY Holiday Decorations

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Silver Spoon Christmas Ornament

Fun, easy and pretty!

What you will need:

-Silver spoon

-Metal primer spray paint

-Silver spray paint

-Hand held drill

-Drill bit (for metal)

-Craft glue

-Decorative gems

-Ribbon

Prime the spoon first before spray-painting the entire surface, front and back, with the silver spray paint. Using the craft glue place the decorative gems in any way you like, get creative! Last, drill a small hole in the handle of the spoon so that you can tie a ribbon to hang it on the tree.

Sparkling Christmas Banner

No need to spend the money on decorative banners!

What you will need:

-Chipboard letters with holes punched in the top that spell out Christmas

-Elmer’s glue

-1” artist brush

-Loose glitter (of your choice)

-Plastic container for glitter

-Spoon to apply glitter

-Wax paper

-Hemp wire

Use the brush to generously apply glue to one letter at…

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Quiz Yourself: Are You Ready to Buy a Home Now?

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Quiz yourself with a series of difficult questions before you decide to buy a home. Your honest answers will give you the guidance on whether buying a home will work for your lifestyle and finances now and in the future.

Here are a few questions to test your readiness:

1. How Is the Real Estate Market?

The first issue a potential home buyer needs to address is whether real estate prices are dropping or if prices have stabilized. Timing the market is difficult, but if you have the nerve to wait until the time is right, you could snag a great deal.

If real estate prices are in a prolonged slide, buying a new home might not be the best idea. But if prices are just starting to tick upward, buying a house while prices are low is the ideal situation.

2. What Is Your Cap Rate?

Capitalization rate, or cap rate, is the rate of return on…

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10 Stylish Ways to Dress Up Your Windows

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Want to easily update the look of your home without lifting a paintbrush or buying new furniture? It might be time to try dressing up an often-overlooked feature of a room – the windows! Updating your window dressing can help make the room feel more modern, add a pop of color, or highlight large windows that add tons of natural light. The right window dressing can also make a small room feel bigger, and allow a more personal touch to your home. Below we’ve listed the top ways to dress up your windows; check them out and start styling!

  • Roman shades: These are a great choice if you want to add color or pattern to your windows. These elegant shades are made of cloth and a pulley mechanism that lowers and raises the shades if you’d like privacy, and you can personalize these by making them yourself! Check out

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37,000 uncounted votes could change some Utah races

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SALT LAKE CITY — Election officials are counting tens of thousands of provisional, absentee and mail-in ballots in districts that could swing entire races.

It’s a by-product of new programs launched to increase voter participation in elections that typically draw fewer voters. In Salt Lake and Davis counties, more than 37,000 votes remain uncounted and some races are separated by as few as two votes.

Davis County is among 10 counties that mailed ballots to registered voters this year to increase participation. Election Manager Brian McKenzie told FOX 13 it worked — they got 48 percent voter turnout when they were only expecting 30 percent.

“We have tens of thousands of ballots that came in through the by-mail process,” he said.

Last minute mail-in ballots have flooded the Davis County Clerk-Auditor’s Office. The Lt. Governor’s Office told FOX 13 that 17,000 ballots still need to be counted…

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