- Tour a garden where annual and tropical plants steal the show
Annual and tropical plants can add extraordinary colors and textures to any garden, especially from late summer through early autumn, when many perennials fizzle out. In Fine Gardening Issue #177,…
- Episode 97: Native Alternatives to Common Plants
Here at Let’s Argue About Plants we’re big fans of native plants. Our gardens are filled with them and for good reason: native plants are essential to the preservation and…
- The 15 Best CBD Products To Help You Sleep
If you have trouble sleeping at night, we highly recommend that you give CBD a try. Not only can it help promote a restful night’s sleep, but CBD has additional health benefits like easing anxiety and pain.
- 9 Immune-Boosting Ingredients For Your Fall Pantry
We all know a healthy and balanced diet is essential for a healthy body and a super healthy immune system. To make sure you stay healthy through the cold-weather seasons, check out which immune-boosting superfoods
- 7 Smart Storage Pieces That We Rely On Every Day
Anyone who lives in a small-ish space knows that thoughtful storage can upgrade so many aspects of your life at home when it’s done right (and it can be a daily frustration when it’s not done well or at all). No matter how big your rooms are or how many you have, you just want to be able to access things easily & keep them in a smart spot – and downsizing from our 3150 square foot house to this 1400 square foot home last year definitely challenged us to be even more mindful about how we incorporate the most useful storage systems into our home. Suddenly we were living in 6 rooms (down from 14!) and we also no longer have a garage, an attic, a big outdoor shed/workshop, or even a closet in most of the bedrooms (of our 3 bedrooms, only 1 had a closet when we bought this house!). Continue reading 7 Smart Storage Pieces That We Rely On Every Day at Young House Love.
- 9 Kitchen Updates That Help Us Make The Most Of Our Small Kitchen
“We just couldn’t figure out why you weren’t tearing out the kitchen.” That’s what one of our contractor’s guys said to us right as we moved in last year. I understood his confusion. We were redoing floors, moving doors, vaulting ceilings, etc – but we left the small old kitchen relatively untouched – complete with mauve laminate countertops. You can see what I mean in this post. But to know us is to know that we strongly prefer to live with an expensive-to-renovate room like a kitchen first, just so we don’t rush into spending major money on big permanent changes that we might later regret or wish that we thought through a little longer. So we spent the last 16 months debating various big ideas for this room, all while peppering in some simple smaller updates to get a feel for how they help improve the space and what we might want for our more long-term plan. Continue reading 9 Kitchen Updates That Help Us Make The Most Of Our Small Kitchen at Young House Love.
- Putting In A Pool: The Process, The Cost, and All The Before & After Photos
It’s been a full year in the making, but OUR POOL IS DONE*! Here’s where I imagine someone saying “and the crowd goes wiiiiild” (and the crowd, in this case, is the five members of our household – including Burger shaking a tiny pom-pom). Today we’ve got one HUGE post full of info about the entire process, the budget, and, of course, the finished result. We’re also answering some of the most common questions we got throughout this project. *Well, mostly done. More on that later towels / hooks / wall scuppers / chair / drum stool / sconce / doorknob / tan pots / white pot / lounge chairs / solar path lights Neither of us have ever lived in a house with a pool or even in an area of the country where residential pools are very common. Continue reading Putting In A Pool: The Process, The Cost, and All The Before & After Photos at Young House Love.
- Before & After Photos: 14 Months In!
Note: This post was born from an updated Before & After page that we heard people were having trouble finding (since it wasn’t at the top of our blog feed). So here it is, forever immortalized as a chronological post. And now, since we’ll continue to update our Before & After page over time, we have this post frozen in time, which is nice to look back on. Wish we had done it around 6 months in and at the year mark too. We downsized to this 1,400 square foot house in Northwest Florida on May of 2020 after a fast, furious, and long-distance three-month renovation. You can read more about how we found ourselves craving a pared-down lifestyle for our family here and here (that last one is a really good synopsis of what led us to this exact spot). Continue reading Before & After Photos: 14 Months In! at Young House Love.