Gorgeous leaves in an array of golds, reds and oranges are in abundance right now. Bring some of that warmth to your Thanksgiving or holiday table with gilded leaf place cards you can easily make in an afternoon — while you get some fresh air!
You all are going to laugh at me, but when the cold weather first hit, I had the thermostat set at 69ºF and I was freezing. Jeans, two sweatshirts, thick socks, freezing. I knew I couldn't leave the thermostat on 69 forever, but I also wanted to survive the winter. And so, over the last couple of weeks, I've gradually turned down the heat and now I'm proud to say I'm comfortable at 63ºF. How low can I go?
Computers, laptops, smartphones, tablets, televisions, and other devices are frequently replaced, much of it just thrown out rather than recycled as part of the upgrade cycle tied to technologies ever march forward. So it's always a breath of fresh air to see creative and resourceful individuals breathing new life into now obsolete technologies, some which are reborn for much different uses in and around the home...
Simple, pretty, and inexpensive to make — what's not to like about the paper snowflakes of our youth? Whether you decide to use old packaging paper, cupcake liners, doilies, or even junk mail, check out these 10 crafty ideas to get you started on your holiday decorating.
Here’s an easy DIY craft for you: grab some leaves from the backyard, whip out some craft paint or thread, and go to town. If your budget doesn't allow for buying store-bought decorations, this is a cheap alternative that do-able and fun.
Q: I'm embarking on a new DIY project. I just purchased a 1950s Norge refrigerator that I found on Craigslist for $150. As far as I can tell everything seems to be working, including the clock! I do, however, have some concerns about energy consumption. Most of the articles I have read so far deal with restoring vintage appliances. I am more interested in modding the fridge with newer parts so that it is reliable and energy efficient. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
The owners of these cleverly concealed beds make do in small homes: one family of three lives in just 409 square feet. Their decision to hide the bed increases usable space, opens up living areas, and in one case, creates a magical childhood sleeping nook.
Name: Mark Pellant of Koru Architects, and his son Alexander Location: Hove, UK Size: 1,800 square feet Years lived in: 3 years; owned
Husband and wife architects Mark Pellant and Abi Torr have built a light-filled contemporary family home and studio using natural, sustainable materials and renewable energy sources. Solar panels in the roof and a wood pellet boiler provide heat and light, while an underwater tank harvests rainwater, which supplies the house with water.
As the colder months approach, snuggling on the couch with a warm blanket and a hot beverage becomes one of my favorite things to do. Here are 5 cozy blankets that caught my eye and would be perfect for a lazy Sunday afternoon.