When we first moved to San Francisco the cost of living came as a shock. Not that we were relocating from a particularly inexpensive city, having lived in Boston proper for years, but nothing had prepared us for this.
Who wouldn't love to travel to Australia this summer? I certainly would. But even though I'm stuck at home in Massachusetts, I can at least do a little bit of bargain hunting down under. Here are five of my favorite Australian online stores for fitting out the kids' room!
Unlike clothes, furniture, lighting, appliances and tech devices are one-size-fits-all, yet I still sometimes feel like I'd like to "try it out" before purchasing. That's where online reviews come in, allowing prospective shoppers like myself to consider the experiences and feedback of other buyers before pressing "purchase". Here are some tips for filtering out the static to effectively discover the most useful online information from customer reviews...
Visitors to Vermont come for the outdoor activities, physical beauty and a glimpse of rural life. They might not expect a long tradition of simple, functional design, locally-sourced and well-prepared food, and generations of thoughtful living. Today's destination guide combines all these things in a handy on-line primer, perfect for travel around the Green Mountain State. Enjoy the drive!
With the glut of headphones available on the market today, several pro audio brands are offering excellent headphone technology at reasonable prices. But which model to purchase on a non-hardcore-audiophile budget? Well, it all depends on what feels best on the ears and a few environmental considerations...
Henry's room looks effortless, calm and peaceful. It has just the right amount of things in it to look homey, but since this is a space for a baby there is room to add more as Henry grows. There's a certain timeless quality to Henry's room - nothing too trendy - yet it's not boring or fusty in the least.
Outfitting a home in style requires that you have a few things in place - a design plan, a clear idea of what you need (vs. want) and plenty of patience. And while it can sometimes make it easier and faster, what one doesn't necessarily need is a big budget. Our reader community is a generous one - everyone freely shares their helpful "secrets" regularly in the comments - and today, I've gathered some of their great ideas on how to shop smarter and find great deals...on anything.
My mom recently
told me that my dad described me as “a good gift giver.” I think I’ve been
trying to make up for a pair of hunter green Gap pants that I gave him in the
early ’90s (he’s more of a denim man). Since then, I’ve gifted him a juicer,
which he loved until he admitted it was too hard to clean; an iPod for his
classic rock favorites; a frozen meat delivery service; an electric toothbrush;
and a mug featuring photos from his 60th birthday cruise (“the best
time of my life,” he said).
Need an extra bedroom but don't have a room? For all you city folks looking for a perfect sleeper sofa we offer you our updated 2013 roundup of our top picks at high and low prices. There is reader intelligence and a fit for everyone here, including one with style. Enjoy!