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Fix-It Friday New Year’s Resolution Series: Week 4… Bedroom Improvements

This week’s my 4th and final installment of the Top 15 Ways to Get Your Home in Shape for 2015! I’d like to culminate this series where we end each day... in the BEDROOM. Think about this statistic... we spend 1/3 of our lives sleeping. That means approximately 33.3% of the time spent in our home is in the bedroom! It’s there that we dress, sleep, dream, cuddle, have sex, and ... [Read More]

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Fix-It Friday New Year’s Resolution Series: Week 3… Garage Improvements

It’s week 3 of my Top 15 Ways to Get Your Home in Shape for 2015! Over the last two weeks we covered 4 ways to shape up your kitchen, and 4 ways to shape up your bathroom. This week I’m taking you into the garbage, I mean, GARAGE! My word slip is to make a point—often the garage ends up becoming a garbaage room, and it shouldn’t be! I apply this notion ... [Read More]

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Fix-It Friday New Year’s Resolution Series: Week 2… Bathroom Improvements

It’s week 2 of my Top 15 Ways to Get Your Home in Shape for 2015! Last week we started with 4 ways to shape up your kitchen, and I’m dedicating this week to improving the room that sees the most coming and going (and going)…THE BATHROOM. There are a few chronic issues in bathrooms that are pretty much universal. The first bathroom issue is the slow drain. ... [Read More]

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Fix-It Friday New Year’s Resolution Series: Week 1… Kitchen Improvements

Happy 2015, Fix-It Friday friends! In this fresh start part of the year I’d like to focus our attention on getting our homes shipshape for 2015. So all month long, I’m dedicating each of my weekly Fix-It Friday columns to 4 different, but major areas of our homes. By the end of January, you'll know my Top 15 Ways to Get Your Home in Shape for 2015! So let’s get started ... [Read More]

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Fix-It Friday: Fixing for the Holidays With a Twist (of Lemon)!

December 19, 2014 by

In the spirit of the Season, this Fix-it Friday I’d like to share some home fixes that I rank on the top of my to-do list, namely, fixing drinks! Indeed, fixing a batch of holiday cocktails may not be the kind of DIY project one would imagine when it comes to home repair, but to this notion I ask that we consider the screwdriver. Is it a tool that fits into the head of a screw, or is it a cocktail ... [Read More]

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Fix-It Friday: Clever, Cheap And Easy Tips For Keeping A Dishwasher Like New

December 12, 2014 by

We just got a top of the line dishwasher and I'm nothing short of in love. It's sleek looking, cleans like the dickens, and best of all, uber quiet. (I swear while in wash cycle I could cuddle up to this thing and take a nap.) With all of the Thanksgiving festivities and ensuing Christmas baking, we've really given our new addition quite a workout. To my chagrin, after its umpteenth load, I noticed a ... [Read More]

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Fix-It Friday: How To Hang Holiday Decorations With Ease

Untangling a knotted ball of holiday lights - a true test of patience and character, especially if you think no one is watching. I shamefully admit to completely losing my cool last night when I got into a fist fight with a 100 count string of lights, and lost, but only after cursing up a sh** storm that led to me damning the entire holiday season and chucking the lights in the trash. ... [Read More]

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Fix-It Friday: Some Good Herb… How To Keep Fresh Herbs Fresh

November 21, 2014 by

How many times have you bought a fresh herb bunch, only to throw it out cause you didn’t use it quickly enough? A wilted slimy bag of green goop, tossed in the garbage - money wasted, and no sage for your favorite lemon-sage chicken dish you just prepped. I swore I’d never kill innocent aromatics again so I came up with a bunch of herbal fixes and a battle cry to forever ... [Read More]