Posts tagged "Home"

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 »

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 »
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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 »

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 »
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What I am Reading: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

What I am Reading: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up
Have you heard about The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo?  The New York Times Bestseller has sold over three million copies. As someone who craves an always organized home, I had to see what all the fuss was about. At the beginning of the book,... Read more »

The one household item I never owned

The one household item I never owned
Is it weird that I never owned an iron? Maybe I was too dependent on the dry cleaners, or were we simply walking around wrinkled? Ironically, the reason I ended up getting one was not even to prevent creases and folds, but for an art project with my daughter. Maybe even funnier is I asked... Read more »

There is No Place Like Home

I read another blog with this same title, and it inspired this post.  Many seem to have traveled to visit loved ones this weekend for Spring Break, Passover and Easter.  Traveling often reminds us of the famous line at the finale of The Wizard of Oz, which coincidently we watched as a family this weekend. My home is comfortable, familiar, bright and the walls of... Read more »
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I am Grateful For...

I have been whiny lately.  I have no right to complain when I have so much to be grateful for. 1.  The Sun. When it is shining I feel spring is in the future. The sun makes everything seems a little brighter and warmer. (I’m still searching for it today). 2.  Family.  Everyone from my husband to sister to parents to in... Read more »