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Our house sits back from the road quite a ways, so we don't have the advantage of visiting with neighbors, but the sitting area we just added in the front has become our favorite hang-out. It's cooler than the patio we have in back, and larger, with plenty of room for sitting and plenty of space for the kids to play.


Is Your House a Mullet? 5 Ideas for Front Yard Fun
7/9/14 04:23 PM

I was really looking forward to the Chilton County, AL peaches we usually get, but the late frost killed most of them. Hoping for a better crop next year!


The Best Way to Pick a Perfect Peach Ingredient Intelligence
7/8/14 03:56 PM

That works for elephants, too!


Amp Up The Ice in Your Jewelry This Summer
7/3/14 12:29 PM

I would just take them off.


Paint Color Ideas for Shutters? Good Questions
7/2/14 08:05 AM

I would restore it to the original, even if it means re-siding, brick, whatever is on the outside.


Replacement For No-Longer-Needed In-Wall Air Conditioner? Good Questions
6/27/14 08:53 AM

Very nice, especially that brickwork! It looks to me like all the bricks need is a good power-washing.
Congratulations on a beautiful job finished!


Laura's Backyard Renovation: The Big Reveal Renovation Diary
6/24/14 06:51 PM

If you look at houzz.com, you'll see lots of houses, but you won't find the comments as entertaining as AT's.


Do These 3 Things the First 5 Minutes Home After a Trip
6/21/14 06:41 PM

Another vote here for an extension pole. The one I have extends to about 12 ft. I find it makes it so much easier to paint a ceiling, because I can extend it enough so that I'm painting in front of me more than over my head. Of course, you have to be painting a room that has plenty of space to maneuver that big a pole. If not, I use a tall ladder with a paint tray holder. BTW, I'm 56 y.o. and still going strong!


How To Avoid \"Painter's Shoulder\"
6/19/14 12:10 PM

Being from the eastern part of the US, I'd never heard of an Earthquake Cottage, so of course, I googled it. What a wonderful piece of history you have! I especially love the vaulted ceiling with the contrast of dark wood with white walls.


Olivia's Earthquake Cottage Small Cool Contest
6/3/14 01:47 PM

I have several wall switches with no purpose in my house. Also, redundant switches. For example, in my kitchen, I can stand in the doorway and easily reach a switch for the overhead lights on both sides.
In the sunroom, there are two switches for the ceiling fan, but if you turn on the fan with Switch A, it won't turn off with Switch B.
When we bought the house, one of the bedrooms had an en suite laundry room, but no closet. That was one of our first renovation projects. The laundry room is now in the third location since the house was built in.


Inheriting A Houseful of Quirks
6/2/14 09:02 AM

I think one's a trash masher and the other's a dishwasher.


Kerra's Picture-Perfect Perch House Tour
5/30/14 01:33 PM

I love floor lamps, and have 4 of them in various rooms. I think the most I paid for any of them was about 30.00. Thrift stores are my favorite source.


Tell Us: What's the Most You've Ever Spent on a Lamp?
5/29/14 01:06 PM

I'm wondering why the toothpaste post would be republished, with all the negative comments after the original post. It doesn't look like DIY toothpaste is a good idea after all.


Do It Yourself: 10 Things to Make Instead of Buy
5/26/14 02:20 PM

Choice B.


Decor Detective Quiz
5/23/14 06:15 PM

Choice B.


Decor Detective Quiz
5/23/14 06:13 PM

choice C.


Decor Detective Quiz
5/23/14 06:12 PM

C. Tall ceilings.


Decor Detective Quiz
5/23/14 06:10 PM

B. Same window moulding, crown moulding, paint color.


Quiz: Are You a Decor Detective? Test Your Skill: Match Rooms with Another Room in the Same Home
5/23/14 06:07 PM

I did this in my living room. Opposite ends of the ceiling are slanted, and for some reason, the wall color (a sandy gold color) looked a little darker on the ceiling.
However, in my bedroom, where I have the same situation with the ceiling, I didn't need to do this. I used Valspar's Sage Bud (a bluish green). Depends on the light, I guess.


Try This: Paint Your Ceiling the Same Color as Your Walls
4/30/14 01:01 PM

Figuring out what I would do with other people's houses if they were mine.
Multiplication tables.


5 Easy Yet Effective Things to Try When You Can't Sleep
4/23/14 01:59 PM