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November 1, 2012

Skills for Surviving Home Ownership

If you follow apartment therapy, you may have already seen this post. But just in case, I wanted to pass along this handy dandy list of 47 Skills You Need to Survive Homeownership from This Old House. Even if you’re not a homeowner, there are lots of tips here than can be useful in any living situation, like dealing with a clogged sink or a seized lock and how to locate a stud or pick an interior lock.


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August 13, 2012

Air Purifying House Plants

No sourcing so I can’t attest to the accuracy of this, but good to know and something to consider! Especially if you live in the city.



1. Bamboo Palm: According to NASA, it removes formaldahyde and is also said to act as a natural humidifier.

2. Snake Plant: Found by NASA to absorb nitrogen oxides and formaldahyde.

3. Areca Palm: One of the best air purifying plants for general air cleanliness.

4. Spider Plant: Great indoor plant for removing carbon monoxide and other toxins or impurities. Spider plants are one of three plants NASA deems best at removing formaldahyde from the air.

5. Peace Lily: Peace lilies could be called the “clean-all.” They’re often placed in bathrooms or laundry rooms because they’re known for removing mold spores. Also know to remove formaldahyde and trichloroethylene.

6. Gerbera Daisy: Not only do these gorgeous flowers remove benzene from the air, they’re known to improve sleep by absorbing carbon dioxide and giving off more oxygen over night.


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July 12, 2012

Residential Tower by James Law Cybertecture

Man, I don’t know about this, guys.  I suppose this residential tower design by James Law Cybertecture looks cool on paper, but just the thought of of actually hanging out in that jutting glass pool is enough to make me feel queasy and dizzy.  Scurry!!


super cool looking at night


so futuristic!


oh, hell no. eek!


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May 4, 2012

Photo Love: Pretty Pastels

Pretty pastels from keroiam tumblr. These soft happy colors are really making me look forward to warm, sunshine-y weather.

Happy weekend, everybody!




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April 26, 2012

Hand Soaps: Stretch That Dollar!

Here are a couple of easy DIYs that equal big savings when it comes to liquid and foaming hand soaps.


Liquid Hand Soap

Robyn over at The Farmer’s Nest has shared her DIY for making liquid soap from a bar of soap. In her example, she uses her favorite Meyer’s soap and transforms the bar (which costs about $5) into a gallon of liquid soap! Compare that to a 12 oz. bottle of the same Meyer’s liquid soap which costs about $4.


The Farmer's Nest: Liquid Soap DIY



Homemade Foaming Soap

Ok, so I feel pretty lame for not realizing (or even thinking about) just how much we get jipped when we purchase those foaming soaps we love so much until I saw this super simple DIY. Now that I know, this homemade version makes much more sense. Especially when you’re trying to make every dollar count!


The Frugal Girls: Foaming Soap DIY



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