Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz coined the term, "There's no place like home" and I think everyone can relate to that feeling. Whenever I'm gone for long periods of time, even if I'm on a fabulous vacation, I always look forward to coming home. The comfort of having your own things, your own space, and getting back to your own routine is what makes home so special, so ladies, do tell, when were you most excited to be home?
I spotted this sculpture at an artists' gallery in Christchurch, New Zealand, a few years ago. Every time I look at the photo it reminds me to look up, and to expect the unexpected.
From October 11-14, the Domino Home Bazaar is hitting New York City.
Tickets are $20 per day and only valid for day of admission. This is a great deal though: You also get a 1-year subscription to domino (a $10.00 value) with your ticket, and 5.00 of each ticket purchased benefits the AIDS Community Research Initiative of America (ACRIA), a collaborative and independent not-for-profit organization, that studies new treatments for HIV/AIDS and related diseases, and conducts a comprehensive HIV health literacy program. Tickets may also be purchased at the door.
If any Casa readers are thinking about going, please let me know. And snap some pictures of your favorite home accessories while you're there! I'd love to see those photos.
Those of us who live with pets struggle to varying degrees with how to keep our homes clean, organized, and pretty, even with a sixty-pound dog underfoot or a kitty who likes to use your favorite chaise lounge as a scratching post.
So for this weekend's Open House, I want to hear your best ideas for living happily, healthfully, and beautifully with pets in your home. How do you keep them off the furniture? How do you keep your furniture clean and fur-free if they're allowed on the couch? How do you ensure that your cat's litterbox is smelling fresh? If you're a renter, how have you helped keep the peace between pet-wary landlords and pet-loving you? Just leave your ideas in the comments section below. Then next week, I'll compile our CasaSugar list of smart ideas for living with pets. Let the open house begin!
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I have a serious problem. My sister-in-law and her husband were looking for an apartment and my husband volunteered our home for one week until they could find one. This one week has turned into 3 excruciatingly long months and they still haven't found a place yet.
These 3 months might seem like no big deal, but they have felt like an eternity to me. It was fun in the beginning, and I know they really appreciate it, but it's gotten beyond annoying. They're always around and my husband and I are newlyweds and are desperately craving our privacy.
Having them around has also caused many arguments between my husband and I. He's frustrated that they're here, but since they're family he won't say anything even though it's clear they have overstayed their welcome. Well the other morning, I just couldn't take it anymore and my frustration got the best of me. I came down for breakfast and she had eaten the last 2 eggs that I was saving to make pancakes. I admittedly snapped and blurted out a bunch of stuff I shouldn't have said.
She got really upset and started crying (she's very emotional), and we both stormed out of the room. They were gone by the time I came home from work, but I found this really nasty note saying that she thought she could count on us and that family isn't supposed to let you down. She said she felt like I was insensitive, unloving, and selfish.
I feel a little guilty but also feel like we were more than hospitable to them. I've tried calling to check up on them, but she won't answer her cell phone and refuses to return my messages. Should I be forgiven for blowing my top and basically kicking them out?
Home features notes of tropical rain accord, passion flower and beech amber. In typical Jacobsian fashion, the packaging fuses contemporary and classic elements. The bottle, like all of his other Splash scents, is an over-sized glass rectangle.
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Even if you love to travel, chances are you miss the comfort of your own home every once in a while. Whether it's the smell of your laundry detergent on your sheets or your dog waking you up in the morning when he's ready to go outside, it's easy to get homesick even if you're a grown adult, so here are some tips to help you feel at home even when you're thousands of miles away.
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Do you have to share a bathroom with your husband and wish you had your own? Do you want a smaller bed so you could cuddle more even though he prefers to spread out in the California King? Some couples don't have a hard time keeping that flame burning all the time, but others need a little more TLC and a little less distraction to feel "in the mood." So ladies, do tell, what would you change in your home to help improve your love life?
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