BMoxie Contributors At Home. Making a House a Home.
An above ground pool seemed like the best choice for my wallet, but then I began to think of the stigma/image/everything else that goes with one in your yard. All I can think about is the one my less than refined neighbors have that takes up their entire yard, the ones collecting rain water and leaves, and the ones that are empty with one side collapsed and lying on the ground. These are clearly not what I want people to see in my yard. So, I got to thinking of some ways that I can make my children's dreams/current desires come true without ruining my yard or savings account. [ . . . ]
For a designer, used to planning, foresight, and contemplating every move and selection prior to making a decision or a home purchase, having children has allowed me to make friends (again) with spontaneity, think quicker on my feet, and welcome the Death of Perfection. Just die already, Perfection! Because you and I and the cats all know that: [ . . . ]
I mean -- ya know, I have two darling little prodigies myself, and maybe I haven't been focusing enough of my attention, here, on them. And why shouldn't I -- "Because it has been done?" No -- I was gonna do it and it fits. How could they not take on (through osmosis) some interest in, well . . . houses. Mom a real estate agent, and dad a working-around-most-weekends, semi-professional *ahem* handyblogger. And Ayeah! *grin* [ . . . ]
Mirrors are your best friend. Mickey Rourke's best friend is a shroud over the mirror. But you, my friend, will find that mirrors are freaking awesome. Awesome like seeing Luke Perry naked in that episode of "Oz" when he was going to church. They are a fantastic investment, and you can usually pick them up cheap of Craigslist or at a thrift store. [ . . . ]
Santa's not the only one with a naughty and nice list this year. The experts at Simonton Windows® have provided a list of do's and don'ts for decorating vinyl windows during the holiday season. [ . . . ]