I have a love for succulents - I think they're underrated and unappreciated by a lot of people, but there is such a huge variety, and some look so exotic! Plus, if you do your research, there are plenty which are really very low-maintenance. I have a couple empty garden spaces in the backyard, generally narrow spaces up against the house, and I want to plant them with an interesting variety of succulents to brighten things up.
Have You Made Any?
|2/22/13 4:25 PM|
All the windows in my house (and a couple large glass doors) have metal frames that you slide along a metal track to open, and since they're rather old, they tend to stick. My husband discovered my stash of plain white tealights that I buy in bulk, opened each window or door all the way, and rubbed the side of a tealight (removed from the metal cup, of course) back and forth across the inside of the track several times, until he could feel a thin coating of wax on the bottom and sides of the track. Our windows and doors open and shut effortlessly - and much more quietly! It only took a minute or two for each window or door, and he's only had to reapply once in the past 6 months.
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5 Ways to Put Your Old Candles to Work Apartment Therapy Tutorials
|2/21/13 4:25 PM|
I'm really tempted to take on reorganizing the whole living room after yesterday's assignment, but I know that's probably a bit too ambitious for a mother of a 6 month old with a full-time job. So I'm going to focus on this particular set of shelves that have unfortunately turned into catch-all clutter collectors. They're from Ikea, the one with 6 square cubby-spaces, and it's lying horizontally on the floor up against the chaise section of our couch so that it can double as an end table or console table. It's also rather highly visible, right in the entryway into the living room from the dining room. It's full of stacks of important paperwork I want to keep but haven't organized, a mish-mash of novels, coffee-table type travel books, and board books for the baby, a few random baby toys... needless to say, the shelves lack purpose. I want to get all those important papers separated and filed in the filing cabinet (which is still sitting empty in the garage from our move into this house last June), decide which books will stay on the shelves and sort them, get some bins for the bottom shelves to keep the baby's toys, etc. in, and put away (or Outbox) things that don't belong there anymore.
Day 5: Select One Project from Your List to Complete this Month Apartment Therapy January Cure
|1/8/13 12:00 PM|