Take the Sting out of Toaster Burn Yes, you read that right, a burn - not a bun. Did you ever burn yourself taking toast out of the toaster? Or pick up a still hot pot and get a little burn? I call them hotspots. I have, too many times to count. It always smarts for a few days, nothing serious, . . .
Have you ever thought about how to clean the air you breathe in your home, not just cover up the stink? The Febreze Air Purifier does just that. We've basically got a small zoo here at our house - 4 dogs, 4 cats and a parrot - not to mention we have four kids too. Two of our dogs are senior . . .
What We Did to Keep Woodpeckers from Destroying Our House If you've ever had woodpeckers decide that they like to make holes on some part of your house, you know how hard it is to stop them. This is what we did to get rid of the woodpeckers damaging our house. We have two columns in the . . .
This past weekend, I attended the Haven Conference. It was fabulous... yadda, yadda, yadda. I'll post about it later - maybe. It's a really great place to meet vendors, one of which was Modern Masters. I've met them before at SNAP!, and they were wonderful. They make some really cool special effects . . .
When we re-did our master bathroom last year, I couldn't find the right mirrors. First they were too big and too square... Then they were WAY too small... Then I found the perfect size and shape at, of all places, my friend Cricket's house! Loved the size and the shape, but the only . . .
Checking Vintage Furniture for Lead Paint As a person who frequently buys and repaints vintage furniture, I am always worried about lead paint and whether it was used on the piece I'm about to sand and re-paint. Lead is not something I ever want to mess with, let alone get into my lungs. When . . .
My husband's birthday was last week, and all he wanted was to have friends and family over to celebrate with him. Simple right? Ha! It's never that easy... Like most of the DIY bloggers out there, I am always in the middle of a project, with several more lined up behind it - or going on . . .
Earlier this week, someone commented on this post that they would like an update on the painted floor tile in our entryway and around the fireplace. I thought it was a great idea. I love a good DIY project, but what I love more is seeing how it holds up after a few months, or a year. You know, . . .
Citrus Salt Body Scrub Every May, I get the itch to take a beach chair, a good book and a frozen drink and sit with my toes in the sand, watching the waves roll in on a quiet beach. In a perfect world, I'd love to make it my way to close out the day, but until school is finished for the year, I . . .
The Easy Way to Get Paint off of Hardware Have you ever noticed that it's always the little details that derail a project - like hardware or drawer pulls? I have found that I can paint a dresser, but can't call it done because I haven't reattached the pulls. Usually the pieces have paint caked all . . .