A Weekend In Palm Springs With Kids
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by John Petersik
2w ago
Palm Springs, California may not scream “kid-friendly destination” but we recently had THE BEST vacation there with our family (our kids are 9 and 13). So here’s a quick rundown of our favorite must-see attractions in Palm Springs as well as info about where we stayed, what we ate, and what we’re excited to check out next time. Because we definitely will be back! Did I mention we also brought our nine-pound chihuahua with us? So most of our suggestions are dog-friendly too! Why Vacation With Kids In Palm Springs? We chose Palm Springs for a lot of reasons. First, our East Coast-born kids had ..read more
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How To Install A Ring Doorbell In 5 Easy Steps
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by John Petersik
1M ago
Did you know you can add a Ring Video Doorbell without an electrician or having to fuss with any wires? You don’t even have to have an existing doorbell! We recently added one to our front door and it’s one of the easiest do-it-yourself projects we’ve done in a while. Note: This is not a sponsored post. We paid our own money ($99!) for our doorbell. This is the exact Ring Video Doorbell we bought. Why Add A Video Doorbell? Video doorbells are an increasingly popular home security device, and the Ring Video Doorbell is one of the most popular models out there. With it, we can see and hear what ..read more
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Tree Philodendron – Care Guide
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by Sherry Petersik
1M ago
The tree philodendron, which was formerly known as the hope philodendron or philodendron selloum, is one of our FAVORITE houseplants. It’s a low-maintenance, tropical plant that adds tons of visual impact. It’s also a great alternative to a fiddle leaf fig. What Is A Tree Philodendron? The tree philodendron (Thaumatophyllum Bipinnatifidum) is a large tropical plant native to South America, primarily Brazil. However, it isn’t even technically a philodendron anymore! In 2018 it was reclassified out of the genus Philodendron and into the genus Thaumatophyllum due to its size and DNA. However, it ..read more
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The 12 Best White Paint Colors (According To Experts)
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by John Petersik
2M ago
We scoured 100+ white paint colors featured on more than a dozen “best white” lists to determine what are truly the most universally loved white paints. I even made a spreadsheet! These are the 12 colors that came up over & over again. They’re trusted by everyone from interior designers & architects to builders & bloggers alike. So let’s dive into why experts recommend them and how you can pick the right white paint color for your home. Why Designers Love White Paint Walls, Trim, & Ceiling: SW Pure White White is a classic choice for trim, ceilings, and even cabinets. But whit ..read more
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Benjamin Moore Simply White (OC-117) Color Review
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by John Petersik
2M ago
White paints can be complicated. And believe me, we’ve tried more than a few over the years. Over a decade ago, we finally landed on Benjamin Moore’s Simply White (OC-117) as our favorite go-to white paint. It’s a warm and bright white that we put everywhere: walls, trim, doors, and cabinetry. Case closed, right? Well, it’s not quite that simple… Walls & trim: BM Simply WhiteCeiling: BM Galt Blue What makes BM Simply White a popular white? Walls, trim, bookshelves: BM Simply WhiteCeiling: BM Galt Blue Picking the perfect white paint for your home is hard because a true “simple” white does ..read more
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Sherwin Williams Extra White (SW 7006) Color Review
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by John Petersik
2M ago
From its name, you might expect Sherwin-Williams Extra White (SW7 7006) to be the brightest, whitest paint on the market. And while it is a crisp clean white color – it has some nuances when it comes to where and when it should (and shouldn’t) be used in your home. So let’s answer some common questions about this popular white paint color so you can decide if it’s right for you. Walls & trim: SW Extra WhiteCabinets: SW Contented What makes SW Extra White a popular white? Extra White is one of the most popular white paints out there. Lots of these whites have names that lead you to believe ..read more
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16 Easy & Stylish DIY Shelf Ideas
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by John Petersik
3M ago
Over the years, we’ve added tons of shelves to our homes – from floating shelves and built-in bookcases to decorative display shelves and heavy-duty storage shelves. So in this post, we’re rounding up some of our favorite DIY shelving projects for anyone looking to add smart vertical storage to their space. We’re going to cover: Floating Shelves Storage Shelves Decorative Shelves How to Style Your Shelves Our Favorite Floating Shelf Projects Floating shelves are a great way to display or store items with a clean, modern, and lightweight look. They can be hung just about anywhere – in a kitc ..read more
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The Best Christmas Trees, Lights, & Holiday Decorations
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by Sherry Petersik
4M ago
Over the last 17 years, we’ve decorated a whole bunch of houses for the holidays and it means that we have favorite methods and items when it comes to decking the halls. And why is finding the best Christmas tree lights so hard?! The point is, we’ve tried a ton of holiday decorations, and this post is your one-stop shop for photos, ideas, info, and links to our favorite things – from the faux Christmas trees that we like best to our go-to outdoor lights (if you ask John’s special eyes, there is definitely a correct temperature). In this post we’ll cover all of our favorite: Artificial Christ ..read more
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2023 Holiday Gift Guides – With Ideas As Low As $3!
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by Sherry Petersik
5M ago
Just like for our 2022 Gift Guides and 2021 Gift Guides, we’ve put all three of our gift lists in one place (this post right here). So, without further ado… let’s dive into the 3 categories that we cover every year: Gift Ideas for Grown-Ups Gift Ideas for Kids Gift Ideas Under $12.99 We have fun making these each year, and always include things we actually own & love as well as items that we’re actually buying for others in our family (from our own kids to each other – and for relatives and friends). It’s probably helpful to point out that nothing was sponsored/gifted in order to get in ..read more
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How We Organized Our Closets: Tips & A Video Tour
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by Sherry Petersik
5M ago
It feels like a miracle, but we’ve gone from absolutely zero closet space in our bedroom (when we moved in we just had dressers) to having just as much space as our last house’s big walk-in closet! We’ve previously covered how we installed Ikea Pax wardrobes and how we made them look built-in, so today we’re throwing open every door & drawer to show you how we’ve organized them. If you’re looking for tips to maximize your storage & specific products that can make it feel more customized, this is the post for you. It should be said upfront that neither of us have what we’d call a large ..read more
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