Time is precious. I divy up my time between the kids, school, the gym, and working from home. I don't have time to spend shopping for the perfect home decor pieces. That's why I love stenciled burlap wall art. I tend to gravitate towards the rustic, country, and farmhouse styles in home decor. Once upon a time, I wanted to grow up to be a manufacturer of dishes and home decor pieces. The name that I chose for my imaginary business was Simply Elegant.
Last spring we did a mini remodel of our kitchen. We installed a subway tile backsplash, a new faucet, and butcher block countertops. We also replaced some appliances that weren't working: a microwave with a broken vent fan and door handle, and an oven that would occasionally decide not turn on.
Bedbugs aren't just a "city problem": These skeevy skinsuckers have been infesting homes and businesses EVERYWHERE -- all across the country! With a prime hotel/rental vacation week just around the corner (Labor Day weekend!), we asked research entomologist Jeff White from Bedbug Central to educate us on the finer points of bedbug prevention....more
Turn the clock back nine months to February 27th, 2015. Here in Toronto, it was beginning to feel as if winter would never end. Temperatures hovered around minus 25 Celsius, snow and slush lined the roads, sidewalks were slick with ice....more
It’s nearly December and I’ve just divested my tomato plants of their final fruits. This is indicative of so many things: stupidly warm California weather, lazy gardening, and late fall garden planting, to name a few.Now I’ve got give pounds of mostly green tomatoes to deal with. I’m considering pickling or roasting. Any recipe suggestions?...more
Help protect your family from the transmission of harmful bacteria and viruses! Use Lysol’s Full Bathroom Range to remove soap scum, lime scale, and everyday dirt and grime to leave your bathroom smelling clean and fresh. Read more