Get Ready For Summer With These Home Decor DIY’s

Chris Laskowski5/10/2016  |  Categories: Other
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You’ve likely heard of this year’s biggest decorating fad: Do It Yourself (DIY). Not only are DIY projects kinder to your wallet, but they allow you to personalize your home’s look and make decorating your living space fun! This summer, transform your home’s interior and exterior with these super stylish, customizable DIY projects:

Embrace the mason jar phenomena: While you might be tired of the DIY community’s obsession with clear, glass jam jars, their popularity isn’t without good reason! These cheap, easy-to-decorate canisters are the perfect way to spruce up a room. Craft these prism light jars and illuminate your kitchen, living room or outdoor patio; or give your house a beach-y, summer feel with homemade seashell-clad candle holders.

Craft with the kids: With the little ones nearing the end of the school year, you may be feeling at a loss for fun, summer activities. Get their creativity flowing with the creation of these adorable, decorative paper kites, perfect for hanging on their bedroom door or walls. You can also let their personalities shine through to the front porch with these painted, garden pot wind chimes!

Greet guests with a summer wreath: Welcome visitors with one of these 15 “sun-sational” summer wreaths. With simple materials ranging from burlap fabric to paper cups, this art can be quick-and-easy or expert-crafter-status. Celebrate the warmer weather by decorating your door! You can also check out the kid’s version.

Personalize your porch: Craft to your heart’s content with these vintage, decorative hanging planters. Choose from one of Woo Home’s 28 different styles and find which best fits your taste. These exquisite planters are sure to take your gardening to the next level! In addition, brighten up your backyard with this radiant string light design, featured on The Home Depot Blog. Set up two tall, rustic pieces of wood on either side of a wooden picnic table, and string across pretty bulbs. This simple DIY will kick your summer nights up a notch!

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Five Fabulous Festivals You Don’t Want To Miss

Chris Laskowski5/2/2016  |  Categories: Columbia
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April showers not only bring May flowers, but also an exciting itinerary of fun events. Whether you’re new to the neighborhood, a native local or simply dreaming of making this diverse city you’re home, here are a few fantastic festivals to keep on your radar. There’s plenty of family-friendly fun, food, games and entertainment to go around!

Soda City Market
Ongoing 
Spend your Saturdays on Main Street for the city’s weekly outdoor market! There’s no better way to embrace the warm weather than strolling along a block of local food and craft vendors. Click here to learn more about what Soda City Market has to offer. 

Pack the Porch Wine Series
May 1-29, 2016
Experience beautiful sunsets, delicious handcrafted wines, live music and plenty of time to socialize! The Pack the Porch Wine Series, put on by Enoree River Winery, is hosted every Sunday in the month of May and offers guests a place to picnic surrounding a gorgeous local vineyard. Is there a more perfect way to welcome spring?

SC Poultry Festival
May 12-14, 2016
Would you rather snack on chicken waffles, candy apples or funnel cakes? You don’t have to choose at this festival! Along with scrumptious, mouth-watering fair food, the South Carolina Poultry Festival also has fireworks, rides, special events and, of course, poultry! They also host the world’s best chicken cooking contest. This celebration is certain to get you into the Southern spirit. 

2nd Annual Columbia Black Rodeo
May 21, 2016
While this fun spring gathering isn’t your typical ‘festival’, it’s still one for the books (and one your kids will love)! Brave cowboys compete in bull riding, barrel racing, steer wrestling and more. Even for attendees who call this their first rodeo, there’s plenty of fun events for all ages! 

South Carolina Cornbread Festival
May 21, 2016
Calling all cornbread lovers! This festival is for you. As one of the state’s tastiest celebrations, the South Carolina Cornbread Festival brings foodies their fill of yummy Southern cuisine with a cornbread cook-off, an eating contest, and plenty of other fun activities such as a kid’s corner and live musical performances. 

For a complete list of May events in Columbia (including even MORE festivals), click here. To learn about Lake Carolina’s new homes in a thriving master-planned community located in the heart of NE Columbia, click here

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