How Do You Sleep At Night, Homeowners? No, Really; I'm Totally Serious.

A few years ago, we briefly toyed with the idea of purchasing a house. I have literally no idea how it happened, but one day, we were like, "Grown-ups ... buy ... houses. Yes? Right?" and the next day we were half-heartedly strolling through a series of homes. One had a purported "wine cellar" that, to us, looked much more like a lair in which a young lady might be urged to apply lotion on her skin, lest she get the hose again. There was no wine. NO WINE AT ALL. Only fear and mildew. ...more

Dogs. Very large slobbery dogs. I have 4 since we live on 100 acres out in the middle of ... more

Five Surprising Things That You Can Transform With Paint

If you are a decorating blog junkie, an HGTV junkie or even just a... junk junkie, you know that paint is an affordable way to transform even the humblest rooms, furnishings and accessories. Maybe you've painted your walls, furniture or a picture frame or two. Even if you're a seasoned painter with a closet full of paint-splattered clothes and a spray-paint-trigger-finger-injury to prove it, here are five things that you may not have thought about painting: ...more

Fan Blades! I painted my kitchen ceiling fan housing and blades, my antique mini desk fan ... more