How To Decorate With Vases

You can never have too many vases in your home. They are both a useful and decorative item. Vases are more than just vessels to put flowers in. Vases have traditionally held fresh or silk flower arrangements. Use one as a centerpiece for your dining room table. Choose another for an accent on a foyer…

Maintenance on Your Log Home

Like every other house exposed to the elements, Log Homes are either maintenance free, nor are they absolute killers to take care of. I do not think it would be an exaggeration to state that the first couple of years demand significantly more work than your standard-issue house – without, of course, you can afford…

And Tiny Places

Small spaces offer a range of challenges and come in a variety of shapes. From the graduate exchanging home for a dorm room (and usually sharing it) to studio and efficiency apartment dwellers, cottage or bungalow inhabitants, growing families who are searching for a method to accommodate the changing needs of their family, anyone attempting…

Reykjavik Beach Club

No, well get out your beach towels. For, on a beautiful, sunny and calm summer day, admittedly a rare meteorological occurrence at this latitude, you may want to visit Nautholsvik (pronounced “nay-tolls-veek”) for a day at the beach. Yes, there’s a beach in Reykjavik, the capital city of Iceland, and on very good day you…

Sump Pump Installation for Do-It-Yourselfers

According to recent surveys, over 85% of all homes with basements will experience some form of wet basement problems in their lifetime. Installing a sump pump in the basement can be a great benefit, even if it’s only to keep the water from getting deep or to act as a floor drain. What To Buy…

The Missing Link In Your Exercise Program

We can sometimes get overwhelmed with the idea of ​​"healthy lifestyle change". Remember, making little changes every week will have a compounding effect and lead you to your goal. I want to take a step away from nutrition today and concentrate on what I believe is the second biggest myth (only behind "sit ups will…

Paris, The City of Lights

Paris, the City of Lights, is a city most will fall in love with, and like every other tourist visiting, we were anxious to see its many attractions. Some areas of this city date from around 4,200 BC so history abounds. This was definitely brought home to us when we took a cruise down the…

Things You Should Know and Possibly Do not!

In response to a discussion I had with my husband about "sleeping computers" and other appliances left on I decided to do some research that fill our life. There are many things we should know about call it trivia, if you will, but these little tidbits can often times become life changing strategies. What started…

Mattress Maintenance

Most people are not affected by dust mites due largely to the low ambient humidity levels (below 50% RH) in most homes; As such there are generally no significant problems with dust mites or associated allergens, which are attached to their fecal pellets. Increase the level of humidity and you begin to provide ideal conditions…

Pain Management After Plastic Surgery

After any surgery, pain control will be a priority for you and your doctor. And while there is a level of discomfort and pain to be expected after any type of surgery, your doctor will take preventive steps to provide you ways to manage your pain. This isn’t only to keep you comfortable, but when…

Powerful Thoughts

In 1881, the New York YWCA's proposed typing lessons for woman bought protests citing "the female constitution would break down under the strain." I wonder how many women believed that and did not sign up? Or how many would-be-travelers listened when "experts" determined that riding a speeding train of fifteen miles an hour would cause…

Baby Proof Your Home – Frequently Asked Questions

Keeping your baby safe at all times is one of your greatest concerns and responsibilities. There is so much to consider and it is very easy to overlook something that might be fairly obvious to some but escape others. Things like covering electrical outlets, putting up baby gates and turning pot handles to the rear…

Sump Pump Installation for Do-It-Yourselfers

According to recent surveys, over 85% of all homes with basements will experience some form of wet basement problems in their lifetime. Installing a sump pump in the basement can be a great benefit, even if it’s only to keep the water from getting deep or to act as a floor drain. What To Buy…