Do It Yourself
Heloise, the "Queen of Cleaning," is feeling especially "green conscious" this week.
You don't need to be a professional designer, or even much of a sewer, to create one-of-a-kind bedding that looks as nice as the stuff of dreams.
It's not that fast or dirt-cheap, but it can be that easy, according to woodworking experts who speak fondly of plywood's many merits.
The joy of home entertaining at the holidays often comes with a challenge: How do you provide enough seating for a roomful of holiday revelers with just a sofa and a few chairs?
Fall is the perfect time to complete home projects you put off during the dog days of summer. There are a number of basic changes you can do right now that are easy and inexpensive.
Deep down everyone wants to create. The smallest kids want to create a mess. Men have a particular need to create something tangible, often big, like skyscrapers, because they have so much catching up to do compared to women.
Those snobs who say there's no reason not to have a good-looking, pulled-together home are just plain wrong — and irritating. I know plenty of reasons.
"Are you guys splitting up or are you living the dream?" It's a question only a good friend can ask. When a spouse moves to another state for a job, while her mate stays behind, it gives people, as singer Bonnie Raitt puts it, "something to talk about."
Don't be mistaken. Despite what rumors may be out there, I am not Cathy Crafty. I don't sew, or scrapbook, or distress my own furniture, or make silk purses from sows' ears.
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