Common House Plants that are Toxic to Pets
We often talk about the benefits of house plants for indoor air quality. If you’re a pet owner, you might not know that some of the most common plants can be harmful (and even fatal) to Fluffy or Fido. To avoid unexpected vet visits, I’ve compiled a list of some of the most common toxic plants for cats and dogs. I was shocked reading this list because I have many of these plants either indoors or out and have not personally encountered any problems.
Nov 19, 2019
Peek Inside Katie Holmes’ $4.6 Million Calabasas Home
She just listed her 6,040-square-foot estate in the luxe Los Angeles suburb.
Nov 19, 2019
5 Super-Smart Solutions for Super-Small Kitchen Woes
Really smart solutions for making a little kitchen work just as well as a big one.
Nov 19, 2019
Before and After: A Bold Bookshelf Transformation for Less than $100
A wall full of built-in bookshelves is a bookworm's dream! Bit Karie Frost didn't love about it: the white paint job, which—while nice enough—made the wear-and-tear of the decades-old wood more obvious.
Nov 19, 2019
How to Grow and Care for Ornamental Kale and Cabbage
It's not just for salads! This cool weather-loving plant is a colorful addition to window boxes and other outdoor planters.
Nov 19, 2019
Homekeeping Help: 7 Tips For Maintaining Your Mattress
A mattress is a big investment and rightly so: the quality of your sleep has a profound effect on the quality of your life and how well you function. Since we spend about a third of our lives sleeping, it’s worth it to take a few moments to keep it functioning at its best. Try out these tips every few months to keep your mattress in tip-top shape!Strip your mattress down: Inspect the mattress for surface soil and stains.
Nov 19, 2019
Tips + Tricks: How To Spot Clean Mattresses & Bedding
For all the excitement and messes and life that happens in them, our beds are notoriously difficult to clean. Here are some pro tips for effectively cleaning up spills and stains without having to hose the whole thing down in the yard… MATTRESSES: SF Gate has a six-step system for removing stains and odors from pillowtop mattresses. Secret ingredients: vinegar and baking soda (just not at the same time)!
Nov 19, 2019
7 Storage Hacks for Hopelessly Messy People
Try these organizational ideas now—before someone stages an intervention on you.
Nov 19, 2019
IKEA Black Friday Sale: All the Deals
You know the drill; first we feast, then we rest and then we go bargain hunting. We reached out to IKEA to find out about the deals they have in store for shoppers this Black Friday – and beyond.
Nov 19, 2019
How to Clean and Maintain Your Washer and Dryer
A while back Abby and I got some tips from Danny Seo on how to be smarter about how we did laundry. He had some great simple (green) tips that we implemented right away. He also was one of the first to point out the importance of maintaining the machines so that your clothes get clean, the machines stay efficient and you get the most out of your investment.
Nov 19, 2019
Stop the Smell: How To Clean a Front-Loading Washing Machine
Have you noticed your clothes smelling… musty? Even if you’ve switched the load from the washer to the dryer immediately after the cycle has ended? Before you run out and buy a strongly scented laundry detergent to cover the smell, give your machine a thorough cleaning. Taking care of your washing machine can help it stay clean and prevent walking.
Nov 19, 2019
10 Actually Awesome Kitchen Countertop DIY Projects
Creating your own countertops may seem intimidating — but we’ve rounded up 10 stylish DIYs that demystify the process. Your kitchen will look brand-new in no time! 1. Above: DIY Concrete Coated Countertops by Little Green Notebook 2. Faux Marble Countertops by Batchelors Way for Remodelaholic 3. DIY Butcher Block Countertops by This and That 4. DIY Live Edge Wood Countertops by Modfrugal (This is obviously a bathroom, but the concept could be adapted to a kitchen.) 5.
Nov 19, 2019
Step Up Your Bedroom Style: Doable DIY Headboard Ideas
Chances are your bed is the focal point of your bedroom, and since the headboard is the focal point of your bed, it has a huge impact on the look of the room. Here are 11 fun, affordable ways to give your bed (and your bedroom) a whole new look. Above: From Alvhem Makleri, an inexpensive and impactful way to create a ‘headboard’: apply a piece of wallpaper to the wall behind the bed and frame it with picture moldings.
Nov 19, 2019
11 Headboard Hacks So Good You’ll Want to Stay in Bed
If you are decorating on a budget, or just want to try something a little unique, you don't have to shell out a lot of money on a new one, or even buy one at all.
Nov 19, 2019
People Are Obsessing Over Trader Joe’s New $13 Product
"Hundreds of people on the Trader Joe's Facebook page made me feel like this is the greatest thing since sliced bread."
Nov 19, 2019
The Very Best Thing You Can Do For Your Bathroom for $25
This easy project adds both style and function, with very little effort.
Nov 19, 2019
9 One-Hour Ways To Boost Your Living Room This Weekend
Weekends are precious. Use them wisely.
Nov 19, 2019
Design Dictionary: What’s the Difference Between a Couch and a Sofa?
Do the two words really mean the same thing? Where did they come from? And what, then, are a settee and a loveseat?
Nov 19, 2019
7 Ways to Make Your Living Room Look Bigger in 10 Minutes Or Less
These decorating tricks will help you gain space in your living room in less than 10 minutes' time.
Nov 19, 2019
All the Cyber Monday Mattress Deals You Can Shop Right Now
Because the holidays can be exhausting.
Nov 19, 2019
Vacation Like Royalty, Now That the City Palace of Jaipur is on Airbnb
The words "royal vacation" and "discount" don’t typically go hand in hand, but that’s not the only exceptional detail about this fabulous palace suite that is now listed on Airbnb.
Nov 19, 2019
How to Be a Good Thanksgiving Host to Guests with Disabilities
Here's how to host a Thanksgiving celebration that's accessible for all of your guests.
Nov 19, 2019
What to do When Going Home for the Holidays is Hard
Sometimes, it's not as easy as "there's no place like home for the holidays".
Nov 19, 2019
Good News: You Can Now Buy Rifle Paper Co. Rugs at Anthropologie
They're just as beautiful as you'd expect.
Nov 19, 2019