I was working on a magazine piece this week on nostalgia gardening. While we tend to think of nostalgia gardening as being related to growing something that is heirloom or antique it can also be considered a plant that mentally transports you back to another time or place. One plant that instantly does that is the Emperor's candlestick, Senna alata formerly Cassia alata.
My friend Tammy readily admits she has a problem. She is a self-confessed fabric-haulic who never met a plaid, paisley or floral she didn't fall head over heels in love with. We have a lot of fun leading her astray, giving her a quick call every time we get in a new fabric that will make her flip. So when Tammy, her husband Tyler, and their three young kids moved into their diamond-in-the-rough a few months ago, it was exciting for us to see how she used fabric to help write this historic house's newest chapter.
Why is it that your home looks completely different after a professional deep-cleaning service steps in? Countertops you've wiped a hundred times shine brighter, shower grout you scrubbed to no avail has gone away, and your home looks like someone applied a lighter, brighter Instagram filter to it.
Q: Dear Ed: I really enjoy learning about new products from your column, and I just heard that some toilet seats now have built-in air fresheners. How do they work, and will they fit on existing toilets?
As you drive down our entryway to the Andrews Visitor and Education Center both sides of the drive are lined with large sweeps or drifts, if you will, of hot coral colored roses. It seems every time I look at them they are blooming which can't possibly be true.
Smart-home appliances are developing all kinds of skills and talents to make our lives better, and one of the most valuable of these is home security. Here are four gadgets you can add to your home yourself that will help keep it safe and secure.
Those of us whose apartments resemble a Forever 21 on a Saturday look to our hyper-organized counterparts with awe: Their homes are as immaculate as a museum, their days are scheduled down to the minute and they never have so much as a hair out of place.