Have property but no home? 4 unique but affordable options for building your own home.

Unique but affordable options for building your own home.

  Maybe you’ve inherited some undeveloped pasture land, or invested in some remote acreage.   You’ve probably thought about building your own home there. There are going to permits, utilities, and other red tape to work out, but the idea of living where and how you want may seem much better than living in a…

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Why can I be calm and cool when calming someone else down and not when dealing with a crisis on my own?

Keeping calm and cool in a crisis.

  Why can I be calm and cool when calming someone else down and not when dealing with a crisis on my own?   I know, long title… …but how else can one do it? One day, my daughter Erin was very upset when she discovered what to her was a major crisis. She discovered…

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How to be a cleaning Ninja with my top 10 favorite cleaning hints!

Green cleaning products.

  I have gradually come to know numerous household cleaning hints and have used them often enough that they have become an automatic part of my cleaning routine.   Don’t get me wrong – my cleaning is not routine enough as I hate housework, but these top 10 favorite cleaning hints are my favorites and they…

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Interior design and color psychology.

Interior design and color psychology.

Interior design and color psychology are key to creating the visual appeal we want and evoking the desired emotional response.   Certain colors elicit certain moods. We have all heard that, and have most likely experienced it from time to time. Blue, the color of the sky, can turn any bad day into a better…

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Make your second home pay for itself.

Make your second home pay for itself.

  For many people, owning even one property is beyond their financial reach, but if you are lucky enough to have a second home, whether it came to you via an inheritance or you invested your savings in property, it is important that you make the investment work for you. If you don’t, you won’t…

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What you should know about installing a well in your backyard.

What you should know about installing a well in your backyard.

  Having a well installed on your property is going to provide you with many different benefits including lower utility bills and a smaller carbon footprint.   Unfortunately, any mistakes that you make during this process can result in contaminated water, severe property damage, and expensive fines.   Homeowners who are considering this project should…

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5 ways to liven up your living room with plants.

5 ways to liven up your living room with plants.

  Your house has been constructed and is ready to be turned into a home, but what’s the best way to do this?   One way you can add life and beauty to your home is by incorporating plants into your living room. Seeing greenery eases tension, conferring serenity and plants draw pollutants into their…

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How to declutter your home and finally start enjoying it.

  One of the most common mistakes that a lot of people make is believing that the neatness of your home has something to do with its size.   Sure, in a 1000 square feet home you have a luxury of fewer unnecessary items than in a 400 square feet one, but if you continue…

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