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Home Security Without a Contract

Home Security Without a Contract

A couple weeks ago we had new neighbors move in around the corner and as is our custom, we welcomed them to the neighborhood with a plateful of treats. They returned the plate a week later with a lovely chrysanthemum plant. That’s wha ...
How to Wall-Mount a VIZIO P-Series TV

How to Wall-Mount a VIZIO P-Series TV

When we moved back from Los Angeles and found our home using our house-hunting checklist, we knew there were some things we would need to upgrade. The kitchen was one of our priorities. We also turned the basement area into a playroom which ...
10 Ways to Save Money on Energy Bills

10 Ways to Save Money on Energy Bills

What… the… heck? It’s almost June and I FINALLY felt confident putting my winter coat in storage for the year. The rest of the winter jackets are still in the coat closet. I’m not kidding. We went from winter jackets ...
See the Light: Household Light Bulb Trends

See the Light: Household Light Bulb Trends

For as long as I can remember, light bulbs have just been another random meaningless piece of adulthood. If a bulb would burn out, I would unscrew the old one and bring it along to pick up another at the store. My focus was always on the si ...
Get Mobile with VIZIO Crave Go Speaker

Get Mobile with VIZIO Crave Go Speaker

It’s official. Winter is just around the corner. Some people judge the season by listening to the weatherperson. Others make the determination based on needing to wear long pants or a heavier jacket. Me? It’s all about when I ge ...
Get Vocal with Home Automation

Get Vocal with Home Automation

Isn’t it funny how accustomed we get to things and don’t even realize it? I gave up coffee for Lent and let me say that it isn’t the caffeine that I miss as much as the absence of the habit itself. A couple months back, I ...
Change Room Colors Without Using Paint

Change Room Colors Without Using Paint

Our house has been abuzz lately. Not because there’s anything exciting going on but rather because our lights have decided to go on the fritz. It has been so bad that we decided to unscrew two of the three lights to stop the constant ...
Memories of a Bright Pink Hardhat

Memories of a Bright Pink Hardhat

A few days ago I told you about my new pair of pink boots from Lugz. Remember how I said my closet is currently filled with mostly black and brown and all kinds of shades of boring? That wasn’t always the case. Once upon a time in a p ...
Evolution of the Automated Home

Evolution of the Automated Home

Every time we drive by one of the local parks, they girls comment on the fact that the merry-go-round isn’t there any more. One says to the other “I’m sad they took it out. It was fun.” The other replies “Yeah, ...
Maintaining a Chemical-Free Lawn

Maintaining a Chemical-Free Lawn

Regardless of which part of the country you’re in, your yard and garden should be in full bloom by now. I realized recently that I had become too dependent on store-bought weed killers, fertilizers and pest control solutions in pursui ...