Hip Bag Company makes one of a kind bags from repurposed leather.

The season of giving is upon us and unique gifts that your loved ones will remember is the ultimate goal!  The Hip Bag Company is the perfect luxury gift for your mom, girlfriend, wife, sister or best friend who is always on the go! Forget heavy bags and purses that will literally drag her down! The Hip Bag is the clever survival kit that keeps her basics right at her hip. We all know carrying a big bag can lead to a big pain! From the weight on your neck and shoulders to simply the inconvenience of hauling around heavy …

Brilliant blooms: 5 smart consumer tips for sending flowers

(BPT) – For Americans, sending flowers to show love, caring and concern is a longstanding tradition appreciated by both givers and receivers. It’s so popular, in fact, that last year we spent some $2.6 billion on flower gifts for the Mother’s Day holiday alone — $26.6 billion on floral products throughout the year. Why our fascination with the fresh and colorful eye candy? Scientists believe we have such strong associations with the bountiful blooms that they can boost our sense of well-being. “Flowers have immediate and long-term effects on emotional reactions, mood, social behaviors and even memory for both males and females,” …

Gifts for Every Mom

(Family Features) From every skinned-up knee when you were small to nearly every celebration throughout life, she is always there. Mothers are consistently there cheering you on and supporting you. Mothers are strong, fearless and kind, and Mother's Day is your day to give back to them for all they've done and show them how much those moments mean to you. This year, make her day special by choosing a gift that is not only functional but also charming. Use this gift guide to help find a Mother's Day gift she can love and cherish for years to come. Find …

5 Reasons to Start Streaming

Best new TV shows and movies to watch now (Family Features) It seems that friends, neighbors and family members are always asking each other what they’re watching for entertainment. While network TV provides tried-and-true favorites and DVR seems to solve scheduling woes, there are other solutions to help you catch up on the latest movies and shows. With streaming services like Netflix, accessing new films and series can be even easier. There is no need to check the schedule to see when something is on or clear out the DVR to make space to record a show that will be …

Nashville 2017 Home Show Features Over 300 Home Improvement Experts, DIY Projects, More

Nashville Home Show Features Over 300 Home Improvement Experts, DIY Projects, More Nashville’s largest and longest-running home event, the Nashville Home Show, is scheduled September 8-10 at the downtown Nashville Music City Center with over 300 home building and remodeling experts, sessions with HGTV Curb Appeal and outdoor living expert John Gidding, and great DIY projects at the three-day event.

O’More Designer Show House 2017

O’More Designer ShowHouse Slated October 19-November 12 This year’s O’More Designer ShowHouse is scheduled October 19-November 12 at Voce in Brentwood. Located on land that belonged to  country music icon Eddy Arnold’ on south Granny White Pike. The ShowHouse will showcase the designs of four decades of O’More alums, all leaders in their field. 

Parade of Homes 2017

Parade of Homes at Witherspoon Oct. 7-22 Construction is underway on the houses taking part in the 2017 Pinnacle Financial Partners Parade of Homes™. The highly anticipated custom home tour will open Saturday, October 7 and continue daily through Sunday, October 22 at the Witherspoon community in Brentwood. Hours are from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Admission is $12 per person and children 12 and under are admitted free of charge.

Nashville Home Show Features Over 300 Home Improvement Experts, DIY Projects, More

Nashville Home Show Features Over 300 Home Improvement Experts, DIY Projects, More Nashville’s largest and longest-running home event, the Nashville Home Show, is scheduled September 8-10 at the downtown Nashville Music City Center with over 300 home building and remodeling experts, sessions with HGTV Curb Appeal and outdoor living expert John Gidding, and great DIY projects at the three-day event.

August Is National Curb Appeal Month

August Is National Curb Appeal Month Fypon launched the first annual “National Curb Appeal Month” in August, 2014, to create a month-long period dedicated to helping homeowners focus on ways to add value and design appeal to their home’s exterior. Among home improvements that can affect curb appeal are roofs, garage doors, residential doors, lighting, easy-care options such as Fypon and similar decorative trim, and manufactured stone,

Demand for larger homes and lots peaking

Demand for larger homes and lots peaking After several years of increasing demand for larger homes and lots, homeowners’ interest in extra square footage is waning. Additionally, homeowners continue to express a high level of interest in features that will allow them to stay in their home even with limited mobility. These findings are from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Home Design Trends Survey for the first quarter of 2017, which focuses specifically on home and property design and the use of interior and exterior space. All of the data can be accessed through the included infographic.