A Comprehensive Guide to All of My Gift Guides

A Comprehensive Guide to All of My Gift Guides

It’s the season of gifting! I’m brainstorming some new gift guides for 2019, but before I share new gift ideas, I want to remind you of my gift guides from yesteryear. I mean, why re-invent the wheel?? I’ve got gift ideas for old house lovers, entertainers, bookworms, gardeners, techies, homebodies, makers, organizers, zero-wasters and more! The items are all still relevant today and can hopefully inspire what to get and give - or even what to put on your own holiday wish list!

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What To Do With Pumpkins After Using Them As Seasonal Decor

What To Do With Pumpkins After Using Them As Seasonal Decor

Pumpkins and gourds are classic decor during the fall season, but please don’t put them in the trash when you’re done admiring them! When put in the trash and sent off to the landfill, pumpkins (and all other food materials) they create nasty greenhouses gasses. Instead of letting them become a negative, turn them into a positive with a few ideas I’ve outlined below.

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My Takeaways from the Green Homes Tour - Both Good and Bad

My Takeaways from the Green Homes Tour - Both Good and Bad

I went on the San Diego Green Homes Tour this weekend, which is a two-day ticketed event that allows folks to explore “green” homes all over the San Diego region. The goal is to spread awareness about environmentally friendly design to homeowners, designers, or just curious humans - it was open to all. The houses range from being showy multi-million dollar new constructions in beach-front communities, to small semi-homesteads with modest DIY improvements.

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The Reveal of My $600 Kitchen Makeover

The Reveal of My $600 Kitchen Makeover

It’s the reveal of my kitchen’s cheap stop-gap makeover! When we got the keys to the house, I didn’t feel comfortable touching anything let alone eating anything in there. So, I did cosmetic improvements, a few functional upgrades, and lots of cleaning! We didn’t want to put too much money into it because we knew we’d be remodeling soon, so I made over the space with $600 and some elbow grease.

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