• 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…

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    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…

  • 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…

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    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…

  • 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…

  • Home & Lifestyle

    3 Small DIY Ways To Make Your Home Feel Modern

    We have officially welcomed 2015 with open arms, which might mean it’s time for a new and fresh look around the home! The process of updating your decor can seem daunting at first, with all the different forms of inspiration floating around. However, if you start with small yet noticeable changes you may find yourself less overwhelmed with the process and even happier with your results. Before you know it, your home could look like it’s right out of a modern home magazine. Try out some of the ideas below to give your home that extra designer edge and avoid breaking the bank by taking on these simple DIY projects.   Air…

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    3 Ways To Celebrate New Years Day With The Whole Family

    Happy 2015! Today is the first day of a new year and we are looking forward to an exciting and bright new year!  Now that the Christmas holiday buzz has ended and the excitement from last night’s festivities have died down, you might find yourself quietly relaxing at home with the family today.  If that is the case, why not make today extra special by creating new family traditions and spending quality time together. Traditions are something fun to create and celebrate every year. The activities don’t have to cost much and can be as simple as a movie night with the whole gang. Whatever you choose, make sure to…

  • Home & Lifestyle

    Merry Christmas From Valor Fireplaces

    Merry Christmas! Whether you are celebrating with family, friends or spending a relaxing day at home we hope you are having a great holiday creating new memories! If you are just tuning into the blog, have you seen our past posts? We have had some great topics from fireplace safety to home design and even some great recipes for those chilly, winter days. Check out some of our past posts for inspiration, information on Valor Fireplaces and make sure to leave us a comment on your favorite post!      How to Decorate Your Fireplace Mantel    3 Ways To Prep Before The Power Goes Out      How To Bring…

  • Food & Recipes

    Christmas Morning French Toast Casserole

    The Christmas season has been moving along quickly this year as tomorrow is Christmas Eve. Tonight and tomorrow, you may be spending time with family, prepping the last few gifts for the tree or just relaxing in front of your Valor Fireplace with your family.  Whatever you’re doing over the next few days, have you decided on a special breakfast for Christmas morning? It can be such an exciting day full of family time and new memories, it can be easy to forget to eat! The good news is,  there is an easy way to get Christmas morning breakfast on the table and it won’t take too much time out…