Do you have plans for guests to be trickling in this summer? In between your own travel plans and busy life in general, you might find yourself pressed for time before receiving visitors. Check off the items on this list for a quick way to make sure you've got it all together before houseguests arrive, this season and beyond.
Is it just me, or do people seem less scared of color than they used to be? No longer relegated to throw cushions or the odd side chair, bold hues are more likely to show up in people's homes these days on the wall, in major pieces of furniture, and even in more "permanent" rooms like the kitchen and bathroom.
Welcome to Redeem Your Ground's Doug Scott, an Atlanta landscape designer, blogger, husband, and father of two young daughters. This is the first in a series of posts he'll share this month on basic gardening and how to create beautiful and meaningful outdoor spaces.
More and more people these days are stepping into the wild world of growing food at home. There are all kinds of reasons why, from being more health-conscious to wanting to live a greener lifestyle. Personally, I want to have easier access to healthier, fresher veggies while helping our daughters gain a better understanding of where real food comes from and what real food looks like...
Q: I am lucky enough to have a decent sized apartment in Brooklyn, NY. The only problem is that all my space is in my bedroom! I'd love to have a dinner party or a game night or just anything where I can have a decent number of people over, but I'm worried it would be awkward to have everyone hanging out on my bed!
Don't knock it 'til you try it, the saying goes, and in this case it applies. While some of the things I'm suggesting might sound a bit nutty (and too meticulous) they're tricks that work, and hey, isn't that really the bottom line?
Squeaky Edible Clean. Wooden kitchen tools and utensils as well as butcher blocks are priceless, but they can get really worn down and lifeless without regular cleaning and care. Cheaper butcher blocks (ie. IKEA) which I've had many of, particularly need constant refinishing to keep them looking fantastic (which they totally can - see this post here: How To Resurface Your Butcher Block Quickly and Well). I keep a bottle of food safe wood oil under my sink at all times and my go-to picks are below. However, I've just discovered this super premium and MUCH more natural wood oil above by furniture expert Christophe Pourny. Check it out and then head below. Got a suggestion? Comment away...