With the recent barrage of severe winter storms, you might be thinking, “How can I winterize my home so I can avoid damage?” Unfortunately, it’s not easy to devise a fool-proof plan, but if you’re prepared, your chances of surviving the rough elements will be better. Here are five important tips to help you weather the storm and make an action plan in case your home is affected.
Maybe you’ve chosen to make 2014 the year you get serious about home security. If that’s the case, then you’ll want to familiarize yourself with the terrific selection of home security gadgets and apps currently available; there’s something to fit every budget and every living situation, whether you own your home or you rent. Here are some ideas to get you started.
I’ve compiled a great list of non-candy valentines that are inexpensive, easy to put together and yet still cool enough to stand out in the sea of Disney princesses and Nickelodeon stars. (Or, I guess, depending on the age of your kids, One Direction and Star Wars?) In fact, most of the ideas I’ve gathered can be assembled with items from the dollar store – super easy and perfect if you’re on a budget, like me.
When’s the last time you thought about your driveway? You know, that little road that leads up to your house? Should it be concrete, asphalt, or gravel? Unless all you want is a dirt two-track with a grassy middle? These are all things to consider when installing or replacing a driveway.
Both kids and adults enjoy playing video games. But which ones are both entertaining and best at improving your child’s skills and knowledge? Let’s look at games that help develop science skills, for elementary kids to high schoolers and beyond.
This week, we’ll tackle the elegant Victorian style, from big renovations to quick and affordable decorating ideas. The era spans from the late 1800s to the early 1900s. Victorian decorating is full of dark, rich woods and luxe fabrics; patterns abound in all sorts of combinations!
If you find yourself clearing snow the old-fashioned way without the benefit of a machine, it doesn’t have to be struggle. With some better tools and a little bit of ingenuity, you might be able to save yourself some time and hassle.
The color experts at Pantone have selected the color of the year for 2014: Radiant Orchid (Pantone 18-3224). With a blend of purple, pink and fuchsia, it was chosen to create intrigue, spark imagination and emanate warmth. Here are some ways you can bring some of that intrigue and charm into your home with Radiant Orchid.
What if you aren’t into parties, football, commercials, adult beverages or any of the other things that make Super Bowl Sunday super? What are you going to do this Sunday? I’ve compiled a list of alternative activities you can partake in instead of getting sucked into a football game for 4–5 hours, and helpfully ranked them based on how similar they are to actually watching the game.
After four years’ worth of traditional “single-guy college Super Bowl parties” where my roommates and I would order a smorgasbord of buffalo wings, ribs, French fries, and onion rings, I’m ready to change things up. Rather than repeat with the same old snacks, why not cook for yourself? Luckily, I got “The Best Cookbook Ever” as a holiday gift. No really, that’s the title of the cookbook. Authors Eli and Max Sussman give some great recipes to change things up at your Super Bowl party this year. Here are a few of my favorites.