Posts tagged "Home"

From city to suburbs nine months later

From city to suburbs nine months later
It’s been nine months since we made the move from the city to the suburbs.  I still feel like the new girl and preface my introductions with, “we just moved here” as it seems everybody has known everyone for years and years. Now that our initially blank canvas of our house has finally come together... Read more »

Seven unique wallpapers

Seven unique wallpapers
I’m overwhelmed with all the house decisions that need to be made these first few months of new home ownership.  I know my choices can stay with us for many, many, many years and I’m trying not to act impulsively. Yet, I really am craving unique wallpaper.  Many of these are temporary and can easily... Read more »

Date nights at home

Date nights at home
If you are like me, you enjoy being at home.  I love my house and most evening there is no place I would rather be than inside it. I do crave date night with my man and sometimes have to remind myself that it possible and super fun to have them without leaving the house.... Read more »
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Things my daughter will not get rid of

Things my daughter will not get rid of
My daughter is a hoarder and has a very hard time getting rid of things.  She is extremely creative and comes up with very interesting art and games from scraps of paper, clothes sizes too small, lost puzzle pieces and fallen Barbie shoes. My girl is constantly taking things out of the recycling bag or... Read more »

What I am reading: Grow Vegetables

What I am reading: Grow Vegetables
This is the time of year that I begin planning my garden.  Over the years, I’ve grown a few vegetables in my small, mostly shady urban backyard, but know there is always more to learn.  I stumbled upon Alan Buckingham’s Grow Vegetables at the library and dove into it as soon as I got home.... Read more »

Easy houseplants

Easy houseplants
I am admittedly obsessed with houseplants these days.  Not only does the greenery bring me endless joy admiring and taking care of them, did you know house plants provide health benefits as well? Plants remove the pollution and chemicals that are indoors.  According to Healthline, “The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) also confirmed that... Read more »
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Natural Stain Removers

Natural Stain Removers
Am I the only one that feels like I am always doing laundry?  Believe or not, I’ve made the never-ending task more fun since I discovered these natural stain removing solutions. I must admit it is quite satisfying to return a white shirt to looking almost new after an unfortunate encounter with permanent marker. Did... Read more »

Fabric Softener Alternatives

Fabric Softener Alternatives
Since my multiple sclerosis diagnosis, I’ve been doing my best to remove chemicals from my home.  Far from easy, I am constantly reminded of the harmful ingredients in household, beauty and even garden products. Fabric sheets and softeners include many toxins that are linked to cancers, respiratory and nervous system problems. According to Thank Your... Read more »

Friday Favorites: Wood Countertops, Lego Storage and Nutella French Toast

Friday Favorites: Wood Countertops, Lego Storage and Nutella French Toast
Happy Friday! This week and month both seem to be flying by.  With spring sort of in the air, I’m taking on some new home projects, wanting your opinion and sharing a few of my favorites. Our countertops are a terrible blue green Formica. I am seriously considered replacing them with something like this. Have... Read more »
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How to create a gallery wall

How to create a gallery wall
I’ve been admiring photos of gallery walls and craving one in my own home. We got our house painted over the summer and I took down most of our framed photos and artwork and didn’t rehang most it.  I enjoyed the clean and minimal walls for a few months, but am ready for a change.... Read more »