This is a lovely example of a vintage oven.
If you are wondering what the new trends in home interiors are going to be for the new year, well here's a look. We'll see a glimpse of the past with vintage accents and decor in some rooms, while neutrals expand on the success of Gray wall color last year. Lighting will also go in a few directions depending on what part of the home you are working with. Functionality in lighting takes a back seat to style and artistic expression as more designer options become available.
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So Demi and Ashton are finished. They hung in there for six years which is about 4 more than I thought they would. She's 16 years older than he is. I wish I had faith in these kinds of relationships, but I don't. Not for marriage. I think she should have kept him for a Boy Toy for a year or two and then let it go. Marrying him made him think he was her equal…and he's not. And, well, you see how he behaved once he got comfortable.
I'm all for dating younger men, but I think there should be a few rules.
For women, anybody more than 10 years younger should probably be considered a fling…even a longish fling, but still a fling. Men and women are just too different. I don't think guys do well, long-term, with a woman who's much older. Of course, if you just want sex and some momentary fun then I don't think there is such thing as "too young". Okay, I take that back; I'm not Mary Kay Letourneau and I'm not trying to go to jail. Re-stated: if you just want sex and someRead More »from Dating Boys. How Young Can You Go?
- Gretchen Rubin | At Home – Fri, Feb 17, 2012 8:51 AM EST
A new Secret of Adulthood:
I'm really having fun with the site Pinterest, which allows you to pin the images that interest you onto a board (get it? "pinterest"). Check out the site, check out my boards. If you'd like to get an invitation to join, just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, and I'll send you one.
* Sign up to become a Super Fan, and from time to time, I'll ask for your help. Nothing onerous, I promise! I so appreciate the support and enthusiasm of the Super-Fans.Read More »from Secrets of Adulthood: Burn Energy to Create Energy
My New Year's resolution is to learn how to play Angry Birds.
But an essay in the New York Times suggests that daydreaming increases creativity. Daydreaming requires time, time I dump into playing Words With Friends.
Words With Friends, though, is more than just words. It's confirmation that my sister, my nieces, my colleague, my daughters and the guy whose name I got from the hardware store to hang my daughter's curtains are out there, connected to me. I also play Words With Friends with a friend.
Playing WWF helps make me patient in checkout lines and waiting rooms. Deep in the night before going to sleep, I go into such hyper-focus that I wouldn't notice if a squirrel were in the house, especially if I were struggling-as I am now-to find a 7-letter word with the letters R-T-S-A-Blank-S-D-P that does not end in S.
This is not conducive to sleep.
My fellow Life Goes Strong blogger Irene Levine (Don't you love names that rhyme? I had a historyRead More »from WORDS with FRIENDS
You know why teens are not listening?
Parents talking to much, nagging to much...
Leave them alone sometimes
- Astrology.com Home and Garden Horoscopes | At Home – Thu, Feb 16, 2012 7:22 PM EST
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
Upgrade your self-confidence. Look in the mirror as you go through the sweaters you love. Are they colors that enhance your skin tone? If they are not quite perfect, try adding a colorful winter scarf that is a complementary cover for you.
Today's Aries Reading: Free Sample Friends and Lovers Reading
Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
Achieving dressing-table splendor and simplicity is possible. A mirror between a small vase of minute flowers and a large vase of simple tall flowers such as lilies is an excellent way to get the look you're after.
Today's Taurus Reading: Free Sample Extreme Makeover Tarot Reading
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Gemini (May 21 - June 21)
Does your radio have batteries? How about your flashlight? Smoke detector? Today is the day to make sure these little, helpful gadgets are ready to do the work
- Astrology.com DogScopes | At Home – Thu, Feb 16, 2012 7:14 PM EST
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
It's time to reassess your relationships. Do you really want to be bossed around by one dog after another? Exert some independence for a change. Your buds will respect you for it.
Today's Aries Reading: Free Sample Numerology Portrait
Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
You can charm a snack out of someone, but it's not really something you'd like to eat. Put it in terms you can understand. All that a human eats shouldn't make you drool, but it will.
Today's Taurus Reading: Free Sample Harmony Reading
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Gemini (May 21 - June 21)
Nothing can replace opposing thumbs. Now if only you could motivate them to action. Barking just won't do the trick today, so you'll have to inspire your human with another course of action.
Today's Gemini Reading: Free Sample Extreme Makeover Tarot Reading
From adding dimmers to finally saying goodbye to 'make-do' furniture, 6 interior designers share the secrets of their own quick-change acts.Read More »from Interior Designers' Simplest Makeover Ideas
1. Paint Lampshades with Pattern
For a bedroom in this New York apartment, designer Eric Cohler had the lampshades custom-painted to echo the vibrant suzani throw on the bed. On another project, "I had a client with a small lighting budget, and we blew that on two overscale glass lamps from Hollyhock, Suzanne Rheinstein's great shop in LA," he says. "The accompanying shades were anticlimactic, so I painted them with a bold eggplant-colored starburst pattern in a nod to Matisse. Fast and fun."
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2. Liven Up a Room with Textiles
"I was filming a reality show in England and had to live in a Winnebago for over a month! You don't find interiors more standard-issue blah than a mobile home. But I packed some of my collection of old quilts, colorful alpaca throws, pillows, and some pictures in an extra suitcase. By
- Babble.com | At Home – Thu, Feb 16, 2012 4:11 PM EST
7 ways to decorate with home office suppliesI know that many of you work spend time working at a desk at home. Have you ever played with your office supplies? I have spent an embarrassing number of hours folding sticky notes, bending paper clips, and fussing with rubber bands. Memories of crafting with office supplies inspired me to see what other people are doing with them - and it turns out, there are some fun ideas. Look at all the ways you can decorate with home office supplies.Read More »from Work at Play: 7 Ways to Decorate with Home Office Supplies
1. Envelope Ribbons
Instead of throwing used security envelopes away, use them to make a base for decorative ribbons.
Get the tutorial
2. Tack Balls
Use silver tacks to make decorative balls for home decor displays - and spray paint as desired.
Get the tutorial
Related: 16 pendant lights made of items you already have at home
3. Ruler Mirror
You'll need more than a few rulers to make this mirror, but it would look good in metal or colorful rulers as well.
4. Dot Cards
Bold office stickers are great for creating designs for greeting cards.
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In January, 2012, the Wall Street Journal ran a story that stated the although CD sales were down five percent (and are down more than 50 percent from a decade ago), sales of LPs were up 36 percent in 2011! While downloading and listening to MP3s is definitely more convenient than purchasing other forms of audio, there are great reasons to join the increasing number of music lovers buying records, including the following four examples.
1. Vinyl Sounds Better
Records are analog recordings, while MP3s are digital recordings. Sound is by definition analog and a digital recording essentially takes a snapshot of the analog signals-meaning digital recordings are not capturing the complete sound wave. As you play a digital recording, your amplifier and speakers convert it to analog, which leads to distortion of the original audio. When you listen to a record, you're listening to a mirror of the original sound wave, so you're able to hear a richer, more accurate sound than you will ever be
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