Why I Can't Answer "Where Are You From?"

“Hey, where are you from? Your accent…”People love to guess where I’m from, but the problem is, I don’t really have an answer to that question, and I’m pretty sure all Third Culture Kids (3CKs) don’t either.‘Third Culture Kid’ is a term usually applied to people that were raised outside their parents’ culture, and moved through more than one culture before they had time to develop their own cultural identity....more

Hiring a Handyman: How to Get the Job Done Right the First Time

Your patience and ingenuity with that funky self-assembly bookcase was, by all accounts, astonishing. People were talking about it for days afterward, and the bookcase in question is still standing....more

Why Keeping Your Home and Kids Safe Isn't as Simple as It Used to Be

All you need to do to make your home safe is check your smoke detectors and lock your doors at night, right? This may have been the case for some homes in the past, but today, moms have to be aware of much more to keep their home safe. There are so many more things that you need to worry about protecting today than there used to be, and you have to take special measures to make sure that every part of your home and everything inside it are safe at all times....more

52 Weeks of C.H.a.O.S. {An Introduction}

C.H.a.O.S. = Complete Home Overhaul SystemFor the born disorganizedThis is a year-long weekly series that runs every Sunday. If you’d like an email reminder of the next installment in the series, please click the button above. If you’re new to this series, click on the C.H.a.O.S. tab to start at the beginning....more

How to Make a DIY Beaded Plant Hanger

DIY Beautiful Bracelet Organiser!

 Beautiful Bracelet Organiser ! DIY - a great way to store and organise your bracelets! ..and it looks pretty too! visit www.sparklesintheeveryday.blogspot.com.au for lots more ! ...more

Desktop & Blogshop: Feeling Bloggy

 I’m feeling very bloggy today!  After taking the incredibly informative online Photoshop Blogshop over the weekend, I feel armed with just enough knowledge to be dangerous.I also made a Target stop which is never good news for the purse strings.  I did pick up a few fun things and to make my desk feel a little more “desky” [not a word I know].So let’s take a look at a few of my favorite things on my desk[top] today....more

Our Cat Sent Us to the ER on the Day We Moved Across the Country

H and I have relocated to Los Angeles from Chicago and it went the opposite of smoothly.When good cats attackWe decided to fly instead of drive.  We thought it would be one day of stress and hassle versus three days.We thought wrong.It turned out to be three days of stress and hassle with a two night hospital stay, thanks to Magoo....more

easy ways to de-old lady your house

I've mentioned before my never ending home decorating work. Our house is over 70 years old. The prior owners had... interesting taste. Everything was basically old lady chic when we moved in. If you're facing similar issues, here are my tips on some easy ways to de-old lady your house too....more

Curbside Appeal with Hardscape

 Curbside appeal can be created with hardscape choices. ...more