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Check out this custom-built time capsule home for sale with a bowling alley and “open concept” bathroom

Welcome back to “Megan’s Vintage Real Estate Gems!” Today I have found a doozy in the hills of Diamond Bar, California. This one includes glorious vintage wallpaper, epic fireplace, a bowling alley, a library, a wine cellar, and an “open concept” bathroom in the primary bedroom. Oh yes… I said “open concept” bathroom. Just wait and see…

What to say when someone asks what gift you want

Whether they’re asking what you want for the a holiday or a birthday or maybe even as a gift for your kid, it’s often awkward to come up with an answer that doesn’t sound greedy or pushy. For as long as anxiety has existed, we’ve been wondering exactly what to say when someone asks what gift you want. So let’s go over some possible answers and I’ll give you my favorite easy solution…

8 easy pumpkin decorating ideas for lazy parents

I am unafraid to admit to the masses that I am the laziest of parents! And the last thing I need this Halloween is another mess to clean up. So here are some easy pumpkin decorating ideas that won’t leave you covered in seeds and despair…

Three secrets from an obsessive tea organizer

My spouse and I have pretty much a ridiculous amount of tea. We are Tea People: at our wedding, instead of a signature cocktail, we had a signature tea blend. I’m also an obsessive tea organizer — what’s the point of having all those teas if they’re a jumbled mess?

Finding a super sturdy bed frame for active couples with bouncy toddlers

So basically here’s what I’m saying: I need a sturdy AF bedframe that can take a very adult pounding at night, but then also be ready for toddler bouncy fun times during the day.

Rad AF shelves & decor to elevate your #shelfie game

Elevate your #shelfie game with these rad shelves & shelf decor

I love perusing the #shelfie tag on Instagram. It’s always full of color-coordinated books and interesting trinkets and lighting. So if you’re like me and want to up your #shelfie game, these shelves and the decor to go with them are for you. From weird and wild vases to rockin’ candles to nerdy bookends, let’s go shopping for some new decor to store all your stuff…

16 places to find cheaper furniture (other than at Ikea)

Whether you’re just starting out in furnishing a new apartment or just don’t want to spend a ton on furniture, you probably plan to hit up your nearest Ikea. But as you graduate to midrange furniture pricing, there are actually a lot of options. Here are a few places to find cheaper furniture stores and home decor haunts that are both big names and smaller, more niche boutiques.

Steal this resolution: one box in, one box out

For the new year, I’m trying this new idea. Any packaging that enters my home must now be filled up with old stuff, and given away.