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window safety tips

As a parent, there are so many decisions regarding safety that we need to make for our kids. Our job is to always stay one ahead, and provide a safe, healthy environment for our little ones to thrive.

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I’ve never paid much attention to the safety risks inherent in window treatments (for both children and pets), which is why I’m pleased to be partnering with Smith & Noble to share some window safety tips you can implement for your family. You can download their full safety guide , but I wanted to highlight a couple of the tips here as well.

  • Go cordless when you can. Cordless treatments are safest for homes with young children and pets.
  • If you have corded treatments, make sure pull cords are as short as possible and out of reach of young children.
  • Move beds and other climbable surfaces out of the reach of windows and window treatments.

To help in your own journey to create a safe haven for your family, Smith & Noble is giving away $1000 in safe, yet stylish custom window treatments!

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Smith & Noble is also taking steps to improve window safety by offering you $50 to replace your own treatments with new ones!

We’re replacing our craft room treatment with a wonderful and safe new Smith & Noble treatment, and I can’t wait to share it with you all! Until then, though, head to their site to download their safety guide, enter the $1000 giveaway, & visit their photo gallery (there are some seriously stunning treatments out there).


Our new cordless Smith & Noble treatment is up and it looks great!

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Here’s the window before:

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Previously, we’ve had an inexpensive shade in the window held up with a tension rod, but because of the shallow depth of the window, the tension rod often fell off the window, taking the shade with it. Not ideal.

As much as anything, though, I was impressed at how quickly and easily the new shade went up. Oftentimes, these seemingly small projects end up being a huge ordeal, not this time, though…

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We are so pleased with the look, functionality, and, most importantly, SAFETY of our new Smith & Noble treatment.

Lastly, here’s a short video to highlight the importance of window safety for kids and pets. If you have a moment, it’s worth a look!