Архив автора: Julie Sprankles

«Can This Go in the Dishwasher?» Your Guide to Post-Thanksgiving Dinner Cleanup

If you think life would be hard on a daily basis without a dishwasher, imagine not having one during the holidays. There would be dishes to wash for days! (You superheroes who manage to host a massive Thanksgiving without a dishwasher—here’s your chance to brag in the comments.) But, alas, as hard-working as that holiest of appliances is, it can’t do it all. Or, rather, it shouldn’t. (далее…)

«Can This Go in the Dishwasher?» Your Guide to Post-Thanksgiving Dinner Cleanup

If you think life would be hard on a daily basis without a dishwasher, imagine not having one during the holidays. There would be dishes to wash for days! (You superheroes who manage to host a massive Thanksgiving without a dishwasher—here’s your chance to brag in the comments.) But, alas, as hard-working as that holiest of appliances is, it can’t do it all. Or, rather, it shouldn’t. (далее…)

How To Haggle $100 Off Your Rent This Month

I don’t know about you, but I’m a big fan of money. Scratch that—I do know about you, because let’s be real, we’re all big fans of money. Alas, cash isn’t the easiest of things to hold onto, especially when the cost of housing seems to increase exponentially each year. (далее…)

One Really Important Thing Your Household Budget is Missing

By now, you’ve probably realized how much of a life-saver a budget can be when it comes to effectively allocating (read: stretching) your funds. When you have one, you’re inherently more aware of where your money is going, which helps to curb the number of times per month you have to rely on Top Ramen to meet your caloric needs. (далее…)

Budget-Busting Red Flags to Look for When Buying an Older Home

Wooed by its close proximity to our favorite beach, my husband and I bought an older home in Charleston, SC, last spring. One year and tons of cash later, we’ve learned the hard way that it isn’t always the big, glaring problems with older homes that’ll bite you right in the butt—er, budget. (далее…)

7 Things You Can Do With the Space Under a Kid’s Bed

If you ask a feng shui expert about the space under a bed, they’re going to tell you to keep it clear — that putting anything in that space will block energy from circulating around your body when you sleep. So, basically, they’re going to tell you the exact opposite of what I’m about to suggest. (далее…)

Before They Were Famous: Photos of Your Favorite HGTV Stars

Before they were our favorite home and design gurus, HGTV stars were normal people, too. In fact, they were so normal that they, like the rest of us, couldn’t escape particularly cringe-worthy moments of growing up. And, thanks to the stars’ senses of humor and #tbt, we get a glimpse into those days. Here’s a look back at some of the most adorable (and awkward) moments captured in time by HGTV hosts like Chip and Joanna Gaines and Genevieve Gorder. (далее…)

A Very Real Guide to Buying Very Fake Plants

I remember reading a list once about the top 25 cardinal sins of interior design homeowners make, and situated somewhere near the top was fake plants. Fast forward to the present, when designers and influencers seem to be advocating for artificial flora with increasing frequency. Is it true? Have fake plants turned the corner from faux pas to fashionable? (далее…)