Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Summer trends (link)

14 summer trends from HGTV.com.  So, brass is back. I'm not crazy about some of the other trends either, but maybe you want a pool in your urban back yard?   Whimsical and playful statement sculptures? Check these trends out. Maybe they'll work in your home:  Explore the best warm-weather trends

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Shower curtain suggestions (link)

I knew people used them for inexpensive regular curtains, but here are more ideas: So many ideas and shower curtain materials

Friday, June 10, 2016

Choosing bathroom countertops (link)

Choose wisely! Check out your choices from HGTV. com: Countertop options

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Another Open House

We have another open house this Saturday, and we'll have to take the dog and the new kitten to a friend's home. I think we've had about three open houses now. At the first one, we took two dogs to our friend's house; at the next one our oldest dog, little Bryn, the Corgi, had been put to sleep so we had only one dog who enjoyed the back yard again; and and now at this one we have our new kitten, which we got from the SPCA about a month ago. (I don't think she's going to be happy in the crate.)  Oh, yes. I wonder about the future...

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Tropical Storm Colin

TS Colin was predicted to cross over us (central Florida), but I see it's shifted way north (over the Panhandle), and we won't be getting as much rain as predicted earlier. 

(Thanks for the advisory, Lloyd.)

Update (6-7-16): Colin's gone, and we got at least three inches of rain as it passed by.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Little Free Library

We have a Little Free Library book box in our neighborhood, which we visit now and then to drop off books and check to see what's available. There's a great selection of books, and I'm sorry that apparently more people aren't aware of it because often the books are crammed full.  Anyway, I saw that in the latest Signals catalog, they have a little Free Library kit that you can buy, decorate, and maintain. (You'll need a post.) So, here's the link: Little Free Library

Sparkle note: If you drag a treat from the box, and click on it again, Sparkle will jump up and catch it!

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Updating your rental (link)

Here are some suggestions from DIY for fixing up your rental kitchen: Don't get stuck in a renter's rut


Friday, April 15, 2016

House selling update

Well, we've had two open houses, and there's a Brokers' Open House with cheese and wine upcoming. I'm glad that I've been through the process before so I know it's normal for people to make an appointment to look at the house and then cancel. (The important thing is that they call to cancel!) In one case, they found a house the day before their appointment. No problem 'cause I've been in a similar situation, and I'm glad for them that they found a house.  

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Correct these organizing mistakes (link)

Here are some helpful ideas for organizing drawers, closets, rooms, etc. from HGTV.com: Are You Making These Organizing Mistakes? 

Sparkle note: If you drag a treat from the box, and click on it again, Sparkle will jump up and catch it!





Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Using wooden crates (link)

I'm not sure where you'll find these crates, but here are some good ideas via HGTV.com: Space-Saving Ways to Use Wooden Crates (Hometalk) 

Note: Sources and DIY advice is included.