(Author Archive : Brittney Smart)

A Quick Guide to Making Your Bed

Growing up, I never used to make my bed. Why waste the effort when you’re just going to turn around (15 hours later, but still) and mess it up again? Fortunately, my mother’s prodding that I learn the skill and try to develop the habit has paid off. I now love to make my bed because it starts the day off right, it places my bedroom into an immediate semblance of order and peace, and it’s a pleasure to crawl into a freshly made bed at the end of a long day.

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Is an Urban Apartment Right for You?

Do you love city life? The energy, life, and vitality of downtown living? If so, you’ve probably thought about looking into renting an urban (metropolitan) apartment, which would place you right at the heart of the comings and goings of the city. In this article, we’ll detail what an urban apartment is and discuss a few pros and cons of living in one. We’ll also give you some styling tips that will help you on your way to creating a real home out of your urban apartment.

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How to Build a Window Box Planter – Easy Beginner DIY

Do you love the look of flowers blooming out of window planter boxes? I do. Which is why we decided to add some to our home this year, to add a bit of color at above-ground level.

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Maximizing Your Home: Condominium

Condominiums, or better known as condos, are an important piece of the housing puzzle. If you find yourself wanting a nice place to live but prefer to spend your time doing things other than landscaping, you might be interested in what living in a condo has to offer you. In this article, we’ll discuss what is a condo, some advantages and disadvantages of living in one, and a few styling tips for making a condo a home.

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How to Lay a Flagstone Pathway in an Existing Lawn

There is something timelessly appealing about a pathway. Maybe it’s because it takes the guesswork out of wondering where, in fact, we should be headed. It’s all laid out in front of us, and all we need to do is walk that way. Or maybe it’s appealing because it combines form with function – a beautiful way to keep the lawn from appearing trampled on a well-worn (albeit unofficial) path.

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How to Build a Garden Hose Hanger (Beginner DIY)

Summertime is upon us, which for many of us means we find ourselves using the garden hose a lot more than we have been. If you’re tired of seeing your well-tended yard graffiti’d by the sprawling hose day after day, here’s a great solution for you: build your own hose hanger. This is a very inexpensive project that can be built in no time at all, even if you’re a beginner DIYer.

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How to Reupholster a Chair: Beginner/Intermediate DIY

It’s the time-old conundrum, when you spy an old chair that you love but that needs some TLC: Do you pass it up because it needs some work, or do you buy it and learn how to reupholster it? Let me help make the answer to that question a little easier: You reupholster it yourself.

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