• Home & Lifestyle

    6 Ways To Reduce Clutter Around The Home

    Getting organized at home can be an incredibly daunting task. Sometimes it feels like an even bigger mountain to climb when your surrounded by clutter. So what’s the best way to handle it and conquer it? Well, it may not be a one step process, but once you’re through the task of reducing clutter and organizing your home, you’ll be amazed at how much better you and your home will feel. Also, as an added bonus it’s been said that by reducing clutter around the home, you’ll help lower your personal stress level. Check out the 6 easy ways below to reduce clutter and create a happier home! Keep, Toss, Donate: It’s time…

  • Food & Recipes

    10 Ways To Make Popcorn More Exciting

    Whether you like air popped, stove top, microwave or movie theater popcorn it’s the perfect snack for any occasion. When curling up with a movie, blanket or sitting with the family in front of your Valor Fireplace, popcorn seems to be a popular snack choice. But sometimes dressing your favorite snack with butter or salt can get a little boring, so why not shake things up? You can make fully custom, gourmet popcorn without leaving the comforts of your own home. All you need is a few ingredients for toppings and popcorn of your choice.  Check out the 10 ways below to make popcorn more exciting. Greek: For a Mediterranean style…

  • Home Design & Decor

    Artwork & Your Valor Fireplace

    When you think about decorating your living room, artwork might be a big part of your decorating decision. One popular place to hang or show off artwork is above your Valor Fireplace or directly above your mantel piece. This is a great option as usually it gives the artwork a chance to shine in the center of the room. However, when you are picking the type of colors and art you want to hang, the choice isn’t always the easiest. That’s where we can help! We have gathered some great options that may help you decide what art works best for your space and your Valor Fireplace. Bold Colours One…

  • Home & Lifestyle

    DIY Homemade Laundry Detergent

    No matter if you have a big or small family, laundry seems to be the one thing that always tends to pile up! While we may not have the magic solution for making laundry disappear completely, we do have a solution that will save you some money. You can make your own, DIY version of laundry soap right in your own home and it won’t require much work at all. Not only is it easy and quick to make, you’ll also be saving yourself extra money that could go towards something more exciting than laundry! With the time and money you’ll save on laundry, you’ll be able to spend more quality moments in…

  • Fireplace Information

    Valor Fireplaces Green Initiative

    Trying to be more green and ecologically friendly around the home isn’t always an easy task. Luckily, Valor Fireplaces have got you covered when it comes to being more efficient and green. Every Valor Fireplace has been created to run as efficiently as possible, while keeping your family’s comfort and heat in mind. When we look closer at how your Valor Fireplace is really running, it can be seen that with a few key features there is no question why Valor is a brand that is always thinking ahead when it comes to being green. The first key feature is the multi-tasking, programmable remote that is included with every Valor fireplace…

  • Food & Recipes

    Good Morning Blueberry Muffins

    Whether you are heading to work, school or just starting your day at home, it can be hard to find the right breakfast to start your day. Most of us are looking for something quick and easy, but sometimes we lose sight of the healthy aspects when we are trying to hurry! So for the best of both worlds, why not try blueberry muffins to start the day? These “good morning” muffins can be made first thing in the morning or the night before and can be frozen for breakfast on the go. So, the next time your in a jam for breakfast try whipping up a batch of good morning blueberry…

  • Home & Lifestyle

    10 Household Uses For Vinegar

    Vinegar is something most of us have around the house or hiding in the cupboards. It may not be something you use on a regular basis, but surprisingly it can be the magic ingredient to fixing common household issues.  Vinegar is so versatile it can be used in and around the house, outside in the garden and as a base for homemade, natural cleaners.  So, the next time you’re at the store make sure to grab an extra large bottle of vinegar and try out some of these great household uses to see just how great vinegar can be! Blind Cleaner: If your household window blinds seem to collect dust quickly, try…

  • Home & Lifestyle

    How To Decorate With Chalkboards

    Home and decor inspirations change on a regular basis, as there is always a new idea or style waiting around the corner.  But one decor trend that has stuck over the last few years, is using chalkboards or chalkboard paint in and around the home. That’s right, chalkboards aren’t just for the classroom anymore. With a little bit of creativity, chalkboards can bring in a modern, rustic look without much work. Chalkboards can be so versatile, you can use them on your table, as striking wall decor or as a statement piece on the mantel of your Valor Fireplace.  Wherever you decide to display your chalkboard, make sure to get…

  • Media

    4 Must Have Apps For Your Home

    It seems everywhere you go, someone has a smart phone or device that is bursting with exciting applications or new programs. While sometimes technology can seem to get in the way, it can lend a big hand to you when you’re in the midst of designing your home or making changes.  Whether you’re trying to pick a new color for your newly decorated bedroom or trying to figure out where the couch fits best in your living room, your smart device can help you make some of the more difficult decisions. We have gathered 4  must have apps for your home whether it be for design, organization or inspiration, you’ll find it…

  • Food & Recipes

    Winter Chicken Noodle Soup

    As the temperatures continue to get colder and colder outside, we usually find ourselves leaning towards eating warm and comforting foods. One food that is absolutely perfect for cold days, is a bowl of hearty, winter chicken noodle soup. This chicken noodle soup recipe is a great option for dinner or lunch and it will make enough soup to have leftovers for the next few days. This soup is so easy and quick to make, that you won’t have to spend too much time away from the warmth of your Valor Fireplace. Check out the recipe below and keep warm! Ingredients Needed: 4 1/2 Cups Of Chicken Broth Noodles Of Your Choice 2 Cups…