Last-Minute Halloween Costume Ideas

Fall’s getting into full swing and Halloween is creeping up, so it’s time to start thinking about Halloween costumes. Have you been putting it off? No worries! You’re covered with these last-minute Halloween ideas that will look like you’ve been planning it out for months.

6 Easy Ways to Decorate Your Home This Fall

With Halloween getting closer and cold weather approaching, decorating your home with a fall-inspired look is the perfect way to get everyone in an autumn mindset. Start off the season right with these easy design ideas for your home.

Going Green With Houseplants

Our ancient ancestors lived in the wild, sleeping out in the elements, on the forest floor. Today, some part of our brain still apparently desires that life. We hike, we camp, we visit the arboretum and planetarium, we take vacations to wilderness areas, we grill our food outdoors on pretend campfires—there’s something in our limbic system which longs to be surrounded by nature.

App-Solutely the Best Way to Change Your Décor

Thinking of rearranging your living space? Buying new furniture and want to be certain everything will fit? Or perhaps you just want to analyze the traffic flow a change in furniture placement will bring? Tasks like these used to require graph paper and a pencil with a large eraser.

7 Wonderful Ways to Use Washi Tape

Dress up your furniture, creatively organize your desk, and accessorize your belongings with washi tape. Made from natural fibers, this versatile tape will transform items from bland to fabulous with the variety of pretty designs available in a durable material.

Encantada Sweet Home

“There’s no place like home.” – L. Frank Baum, The Wizard of Oz

Thankfully for most of us, finding home is a lot easier than it was for Dorothy Gale. There is no need for a trek along the yellow brick road, ruby slippers, or the clicking of heels. Even so, creating that feeling of home can be more elusive for some than for others.

Keeping Your Home Safe While You’re Away

Homeowners that go on vacation for even a week have a lot to worry about. Single-family homes are prime targets for burglars because they’re isolated with multiple, often secluded, entry points which criminals love. With over one million residential burglaries, how can homeowners have a relaxing vacation?

Staying Cool in the Summer Heat

Some people find Arizona’s summer temperatures to be shocking, especially newcomers who have relocated from northern climes. Occasionally, when the humidity is very low, it may not seem as hot as it really is, but the heat can be a danger whether one is aware of it or not. Dehydration and heat stroke occur slowly and the warning signs can easily be ignored.

Happy 4th of July from HSL

This Independence Day, celebrate in red, white, and blue with summertime cookouts and spectacular fireworks displays! Check out this list of festivities in your area:

Mouthwatering Ideas for Your Summer Cookouts

Kick off your shoes and trade your sweater for a bathing suit. It’s summertime—and the livin’ can be easy!

We can all agree summer is a time of leisure and good times. Still, that doesn’t always mean going on vacations and to resorts. Sometimes, the most fun can be had in your own backyard. What would summer be without refreshing beverages and non-stop barbecues with friends and family?