Amoores - From the House that Love Built

I'm a working mom in NC with three daughters and a husband who is an artist. I blog about our family, the food we eat, the books we read and everything else that falls in between.  

Of Marriages and Divorces

Not too long ago, I found out that the country of my birth, the Philippines, is the remaining holdout (aside from the Vatican) to not have divorce laws in place. My parents, however, were divorced. They were married in the Philippines but had their marriage dissolved in the U.S. Getting … ...more

Don’t Bring Me Flowers, Build Me Something!

Spring has a way of making one turn over a new leaf or at the very least spruce up the old one. This year, with two daughters already out of the coop and down to just one, we’ve decided it’s time to get out of the slump and spruce … ...more

Keeping Homes Intact with Home Warranty Protection

When people buy appliances, electronics, and other common household goods, they often realize that they have a finite warranty on these belongings. However, once the warranties expire, many people neglect to consider what other protection they should invest in to keep those goods functioning properly ....more

If You Must Have Guns, Keep it Locked Up

The husband came home one day with a rifle. He knows how I feel about guns. I don’t like being around them, I don’t like them around my kids ....more

Tips for Protecting a Deck

Spring has sprung although you wouldn’t know it from the still cool temperatures here in Durham. The good thing is, it is now palpable. It is coming and you can feel it ....more

Ways to Clear Snow from a Driveway

The seemingly never ending winter is making us Southerners pros at clearing snow. Oftentimes, people who live in areas where there is a lot snowfall have several ways that they clear their driveways of snow. Of course, the method of clearing snow off a driveway depends upon the amount of … ...more

Saving Time and Money with Underground Irrigation

Even though the weather outside is frightfully cold and snowy, spring is on its way. The seed catalogs and nurseries are advertising with brilliant pictures and luscious vegetables for our yards and gardens. Attractive as the advertisements may be, it’s time to consider a problem that may have occurred last … ...more

Professional Landscape Design Does Wonders For Your Home

If you want to maintain your property’s curb appeal, you need to always keep up with the property’s landscaping. Landscaping spices up your property with personal flair, and it is the first thing that people see when they look at your home. Hiring a professional landscaper comes with the following … ...more

How to Get Rid of Bad Kitchen Odors Safely and Naturally

Even the best of kitchens can succumb to the bane of lingering odors from various foods. The average kitchen is constantly chopping, cutting, blending, mixing, pounding, baking, frying, grilling and sauteing all sorts of foods. This creates a problem after a while because odors can build up and turn a … ...more

Bathroom Upgrades You Can do for Cheap

One of the renovations we are considering for our home this year is the bathroom. How do you know when it's time to redesign your bathroom? ...more