Offbeat Home sponsor, The Green Deal Hub, is a website that provides a wealth of information on the UK government's new home-improvement programme (isn't that how you Brits say it?), the Green Deal. The Green Deal is a UK government initiative aimed at making properties more energy efficient without forcing an up-front cost on homeowners.
For those of you who follow the behind-the-scenes gossip on offbeatempire.com, you know that we've been working all week on perfecting our new site template, which is a bazillion times better for those of you reading via tablets and smartphones. We've just rolled the updated template out here on Offbeat Home & Life, so clear your caches and let us know how it looks!
The real problem is, I'm a bit of a sore loser so we try to find two person, non-competitive games. Do any offbeat homies have ideas on games we can try out while I work on my sportsmanship?
I had always just accepted that bras were a necessary part of life, having had my mother tell me repeatedly that if I didn't wear them, my boobs would sag, and… Wait, no, that was pretty much the main reason. So I got to thinking, and then, after asking myself this all important question, I got to reading. The more I read, the less there seemed to be any kind of information supporting the idea that wearing a bra would prevent one's breasts from sagging, or indeed have any kind of benefit.
About five months ago the hubby and I made a big switch for our fur-babies we had been contemplating for a while: from clay to cedar litter. We have discovered many things in this switch-up, and we would love to share some pros and cons with ya! Hope this helps any of you contemplating a switch to a more natural litter option.
I'll go ahead and admit it: I love a good bargain. I think most people do, but I take it a step further. I scour the internet for Ebay stores and vintage shops that have great clothing at decent (we're talking $12.99 or less, minus shipping) prices. I love Internet window shopping, but there's no way I'm going to pay anything over $15 for a piece of clothing unless it's really fucking awesome and unique, or I have somewhere fancy to be.
Enter: thrift stores, otherwise known as my home away from home. If you're not sure where your local shops are, ThriftShopper might be your new best friend. Since I'm something of a seasoned pro (I'd say at this point, around 85% of my clothing was thrifted), here are a few tricks of the trade that I've picked up…