Make Life Easier: Cut Box Tops Off!

Inanimate objects are often the source of my frustration.  All I want is to reach into the cabinet and grab a straw. I don't want to take the box out, open the lid, take out the straw, fold down the tabs, close the box, and set it back in the cabinet. Who has time for such ridiculousness? ...more
I always do. What a novel idea. Lolmore

DIY Home Decor - String Art!

Getting Wild Down On the Farm


High End? Luxury? Upscale?

Reclaimed HomeNow, THIS is a great kitchen!...more

A Mother's Love & A Home Gone

You never know how something will affect you. I have shared about my mother's passing last year and feeling weird since May 28, 2012 when she died. Not feeling like myself sometimes and feeling just numb. Well though some things have been great, her missing has affected me more than ever in the past few months. I thought I was at least moving forward, but as the Priest and Ministers have shared with me, the first year is getting over the shock and then you begin to heal....more

Laundry Detergents, Bleaches and Softeners - Most Are Toxic! What Grade Does Your Product Get?

Does the smell of bleach make you think that your clothes are “clean”? Do you like that flowery scent? I used to love that the warm, fluffy, soft feeling after the clothes were pulled out of the dryer. A while ago I read about bleach, detergents and fabric softeners – laundering my clothes became a totally new ball game! ...more

DIY: StageYour Home To Sell

A first impression means everything, especially when you’re trying to sell a home. When a potential buyer walks through, they’re instantly making judgment calls. To make sure they’re positive judgments, you might consider staging your home. ...more
nestyleblogsThanks. Yes indeed. Leaving those old stuffs left behind by the previous owners can ...more

Eleven Years Later

Tomorrow is our eleventh wedding anniversary. ELEVEN! Hard to believe, although so much has happened in our lives, it has allhappened, so it seems, in the blink of an eye. ...more

A Great Off-to-College Gift: Laundry Essentials Bucket & Tips

My daughter is off to college next fall and I am collecting and making gifts for her and her two BFFs to take to college. I will put them all in the large Thirty-One totes I got each of them. My daughter has learned to do laundry, but I am still in charge of laundry in this house. I don't mind; they are responsible for the put-aways of their clothes/towels/linens. But I know once she's off to college, she will be doing it all by herself, so I wanted her to have a few essentials that she can take to the laundry room easily. ...more
@nickelshrink yep we've had that conversation many times because she currently has friends in ...more

Buy or Rent During Divorce?

 Should you buy or rent during divorce?  Ideally, we would like to keep the matrimonial home and live there with the children.  The last thing we want to do is let go of all of those memories we’ve made there.  However, the cost of the household and your ex maintaining his own house is not feasible for many divorcing couples.   The reality is most couples end up selling the matrimonial home and each downsizing to accommodate a maxed out budget.  But it’s not as bad as it sounds.  The ...more