Halloween rocks, but it can be hard to find time to do anything around the house when you have limited time and money. In this post you'll learn how to make a spooky light for a party or to set up a creepy yard.
This is Offbeat Home's archive of Doing posts.
There's a lot to DO in a home – this category contains all things having to do with maintaining, making and improving in your space.
My fiance and I have been house-shopping for quite some time now, and I have fallen in love with one amazing little fixer-upper. It has three bedrooms, a fenced-in area, a pond and it's on one beautiful acre… the only catch is that it is not hooked up to public water/sewer: it has a septic system and a cistern.
My housemate Darby and I — we're very similar — seem to be constantly figuring out really simple things, like what people use baskets for. Sometimes we feel like our brains just don't work, especially when it comes to putting things away. If that makes sense to you, this is the thread in which to share the incredibly dumb things you're incredibly proud of having figured out.
This firepit doesn't involve cement and it's very easy to build. And it's neat because you can clean it in a matter of two minutes! Bonus: a new recipe for s'mores.
Like many other twentysomethings, I haven't had a landline phone since I moved out of my parents' house. My husband and I both use our cell phones as our primary phones, and never even considered needing a phone line for the house. It seemed like an unnecessary monthly expense.
But now that we're getting ready to expand our family, I'm starting to wonder if a landline makes some sense. Unlike cell phones, a plain old telephone system usually works in power outages, won't run out of battery, and may be more reliable in emergency situations.
Have you ever been thankful to have a landline for your family, or had a situation where you wish you had one?
Tiffany was working on her couch one day last month when a fire rudely interrupted her work day — and gutted her apartment. She had to make the quick decision of what to grab and where to go — and pick up the aftermath.
Do you do anything differently at home in the fall? Are you all about collecting pretty leaves, or do you have a set of be-glittered, fantastical leaf-themed decor that comes out of storage? What's your home look like this season?