Kids and Carpet: Can the Two Peacefully Coexist?

If you have a household that includes small children, you may think that stained and soiled carpeting is part of the bargain. After all, children are notorious for spilling drinks and tracking mud into the house. Fortunately, there are some simple things you can do to establish a peaceful coexistence between your carpeting and your children. MORE

Filed under: carpet, children, kids, low, maintenance, resistant, stain

Celebrating Autumn’s Bounty

We see the symbolism everywhere we look in the decorations of this autumn season - hay bales, corn shocks, pumpkins and gourds - but many of us live lives so detached from the natural cycle of the seasons that we fail to remember that harvest season is in full swing. Later this autumn many of us will celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday.  MORE

Filed under: Autumn, Thanksgiving

Recycling Non Traditionals

I understand the full lifecycle of a useable object that is junked to a landfill or a toxic item that breaks down into our groundwater and that isn’t an option.  I am now a pile person and hope you will become one too!  I am here to help make it easier on you to know where your ‘non-traditional’ recycled items can go. MORE

Filed under: Eco-Friendly, Green, Non-Traditionals, Recycling

How to Have Beautiful Kitchen Floors Even If You Battle Dirty Boots, Dogs, and Kids

The right kind of flooring can make it easy to keep a kitchen floor pristine by preventing those dull, stained spots from ever showing up. Both tile and laminate flooring offer stain-resistant, easy-care kitchen flooring solutions. MORE

Getting Down and Dirty: Why You Need Easy-to-Clean Flooring for Your Craft Room

Whether you paint, sculpt, scrapbook, or knit, if you have a craft room in your home, you already know that keeping it clean and organized is a big challenge. From bits of trimmed paper or shaved wood to accidental glue spills and paint smudges, staying on top of all your creative messes can be time-consuming and frustrating.  MORE

Filed under: easy-to-clean, flooring, low-maintenance
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