National Preservation Month begins on Sunday and the theme this year offers the perfect opportunity for revisiting a subject Ive touched on in previous posts. The National Trust for Historic Preservation has declared that May should be a time for Celebrating Americas Treasures as a way of bringing awareness to historic preservation during the month and throughout the year. Large and small communities across the country are already planning activities and gatherings in an effort to increase interest in saving our old houses and buildings.
Structures that have already been saved will open for public tours and preservation experts have been scheduled to answer questions on why saving examples of our heritage is important. Some local o
To many people, it seems almost inconceivable that you can sleep through the aural brutality of an alarm clock, yet a small percentage of us can indeed, mask out all but the loudest of sounds without batting an eyelid. For those people, there is now “The Skull”, a Sonic Boom alarm clock on steroids that pumps out 113 db of sound, flashes bright red light from its eye sockets, and strobes bright orange from a strip of flashing lights on the front.
Often the most critical moment is when you suddenly realize that your garage door must be repaired. Whether the garage door is blocked or garage door opener is damaged. Nobody in this world of rapid time wants to sit down and repair the garage door and will not. People can even leave the car standing outside in the spring when the water can cause further damage. So here comes the need to find a reliable garage door repair service.
This is not a big problem to find garage door repair to fix your garage door locked or open garage door. You need a bit of caution in terms of research for the best service provider and you will benefit from better services.
Some of the things and benefits that you should keep in mind while selecting a garage door repair service. Read more…
What’s fashion without flattering make up? Tess Wilmans-Higgins is a complete genius at creating both natural and dramatic looks. She’s also great at explaining how to achieve them at home! Thankfully, she agreed to fill us in on her favorite makeup for spring: the sultry smoky eye.
We think this makeup look would be a great complement to the top five spring trends fashion stylist Anna Chatelain of Tulip Louise showed us on Monday.
Tutorials By Tess:
Red Carpet Smoky Eyes for Everyone!
Spring is a time of rebirth and renewal; the tulips are blooming, birds are chirping, and makeup usually comes in a plethora of pastels. Thi
- 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
- 1 tbsp green onion, finely chopped
- 1/2 cup Balkan-style yogurt
- 12 cherry tomatoes, halved
- 1 mini cucumber, finely sliced
1 Place lamb in a large bowl; add the salt, pepper, hoisin and chili sauces, ginger, garlic, cumin and green onion and mix well with your hands. Divide the mixture into 12 balls and flatten each into a disk. Read more…
When I bought my first old house on the outskirts of Nashville, I wasnt sure what to do with it. A complete newbie with any kind of restoration or renovation, I knew that my 1901 gem deserved to bask in its old glory, but there was so much to be done that a starting point seemed impossible. It wasnt long before inspiration began to wane, and I thought about chucking the whole idea for a nice modern build.
Luckily for my old house, Nashville has a ton of historic homes that make for the perfect inspiration. If those houses could be brought back from the brink and restored to their original beauty, then surely my good-condition Victorian could see the same treatment.
courtesy Carnton Plantation
In my search for inspiration, one of the first places I visited was Carnton Plantation.
From account executive Stevi Jackson: “I love this bedroom- It’s the perfect mix of sophistication and fun!” (“Ashlee Raubach & Alison Royer” via House of Turquoise)
From marketing/special projects coordinator Lauren Strother: “I love these tulip prints, and on these dreary days we’ve been having they’re just the dose of happy I needed.” (“Tuesday Tulips-Limited Editions by Kerri Rosenthal” via Pretty Pink Tulips)
From associate editor Paulette Pearson: “Don’t know if I could live with this much color forever, but it sure makes an impact. The pink and gold especially go well together. Luxe and glamorous, and a