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Worst decor trends ever

I feel good (better) about my early 2000s decor (which we still think is cool, but really is getting sad) after seeing this hilarious slideshow. Here’s a preview:

The most posh bedroom decor ever, and a total Man-Magnet!  (do note the negligee on the ottoman. This is actually an ADULT bedroom.)

This one’s like having the sun burning right in your room!

Plaid is a can’t miss attention-getter:

Every house has a staircase that could use attention:

Jazz up that tired open floor plan:

There are 67 ideas for you on these pages. You’re welcome.


Things your burglar won’t tell you

Concerned about home security while someone is knocking at your door?

Here are 25 things your burglar won’t tell you…


1. Of course I look familiar. I was here just last week cleaning your carpets, painting your shutters, or delivering your new refrigerator.

2. Hey, thanks for letting me use the bathroom when I was working in your yard last week. While I was in there, I unlatched the back window to make my return a little easier. […]

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Shopping Fantasies – Wood furnishings to drool over.

Want it. Can’t afford it. Get used to it.

Over the years, many of our shopping plans have turned to fantasies. It cramps my stomach a bit, but I feel ok about occasionally thinking out of my reality box. Such was the situation when the aforementioned coton de tulear owners converged upon New Hope, PA on the weekend of their outdoor Arts and Crafts show. Now, this was an extraordinary show, as New Hope itself is an artist’s community and attracts people with bucks. Not a single goose-with-gingham-bow wooden cutout to be seen. Just AMAZING stuff to drool over.

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trash can potatoes

How to grow potatoes in a trash can

Leave it to the Old Farmer’s Almanac to answer the question from my earlier post, how to grow potatoes in Ballston Spa, New  York.  Next research question: are baby potatoes simply baby potatoes, or are they more accurately a special kind of potato that matures more quickly, and doesn’t get big.

I can do this. I just need to find some [expletive deleted] sun.


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