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Create Instant Curb Appeal With These Modern House Number Ideas

The pizza delivery driver slowed to a stop, trying to make out the address of our home. Unable to read our house numbers, he drove off with our pizza. Tired of receiving cold pizza, I decided to update our seemingly invisible house numbers, and headed off to the home improvement store for supplies! Here are some unique house number ideas I’ve found. They are not only eye-catching, but will immediately improve your curb appeal without breaking the bank. On the house: In the front yard: On the mailbox: Make sure your pizza’s delivered hot. Pura vida, Penny    

How I Tiny Housed My Full-Sized Life In 7 Short Days!

“Would you take 3 bucks for it?’ the man said holding my stunning McCoy vase. It had come to this, all of my collectables, dishes, utensils and appliances lay out like lava on the kitchen counters, the result of a huge cabinet eruption. This was the final weekend before we moved to Costa Rica and our family of four could only take a few suitcases, so EVERYTHING else had to go. My husband had already moved to start working, so I alone had to get rid of a house and garage full of things I never thought I could live without; a chef’s kitchen full of my favorite things, a library of books I’d collected over a lifetime, 10 boxes of Christmas decorations, and craft/art supplies…

“TINY HOUSE” YOUR FULL-SIZED LIFE · 7 Day Challenge

The objective of cleaning is not just to clean, but to feel happiness living within that environment. – Marie Kondo Tiny house living or downsizing may sound appealing, but if you can’t abandon your current full-sized life, you can still experience the joys of tiny house living. I moved back to the US two years ago after long-term tiny house living abroad and in just two short years back home, my drawers, closets, and life were bursting at the seams. I had innumerable decorations (otherwise known as stuff) out on display that needed constant cleaning and I’d begun replacing, rather than religiously repurposing or upcycling what I already had. As the amount of stuff increased, “clutter clusters” were spawned in almost every room. The materialism…

PAINTED ACRYLIC BACKSPLASH – 6 EASY STEPS TO INSTALL AND ENJOY!

My husband and I recently remodeled our mid-century home’s kitchen, and as the decisions about cabinet and countertop type, were easily being made, I went round and round trying to select the perfect backsplash. Scrolling through Pinterest, I found examples of painted glass backsplashes, but given the prohibitive cost and difficulty of properly installing and securing the large sheets of glass, I had to eliminate it from the list of possible options. It just looked so good though, I kept coming back to the examples and wishing I could somehow make it work! I then came across some examples of painted acrylic backsplashes and the decision was made. My particular design style is minimalist/modern, but  painted acrylic backsplash compliments all design styles! The surface can…