DIY Some Self-Care: How to Make a Soothing Chai Spice Tub Tea

How to Make Chai Spice Tub Tea
Images by Marlene Sauer

It's the most wonderful time of the year.

No, I don't mean the Big C. My absolute favorite time of year is — fall!

Every year when autumn hits here in New England, my senses come to life. Crisp, clear air; leaves to crunch through; snuggly scarves; cozy lit windows on dark, chill nights; there are so many little daily luxuries to savor.

And this year I'm adding another one, which will also help in my goal of better self-care: DIY chai spice tub tea! Continue Reading

A Seriously Extensive Shopping Guide of Gold, Copper, & Bronze Kitchen & Bathroom Fixtures

Shopping Guide: Gold. Bronze, and Copper Plumbing Fixtures

I know you feel like you just ripped out the 80s gold fixtures in your bathroom renovation five years ago, which, by the way, was a good decision, but the truth is… gold fixtures are back. No, it’s not a scary resurgence like the fashion trend of acid washed jeans a few years back. Gold fixtures can be a part of a stylish and timeless style. Gold isn’t the only fixture finish getting all the attention either. Continue Reading

DIY Concrete Ofuro (Japanese Soaking Tub).

Splatgirl shares her totally amazing and DIY'd bathroom on Apartment Therapy:

 

Hello! I would love to share my bathroom. I designed and DIY'd this room from scratch. It includes a poured concrete Japanese soaking tub, concrete countertops and a 9 1/2 foot tall tile mosaic shower wall. It has his and hers vanities and a double shower with ceiling mount rain heads…

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As far as bathrooms go, it was done very inexpensively and incorporates some ideas that I think are useful and fun whether one is on a budget or not. Continue Reading

How To Unclog Drains Without Chemicals

“Drains are hidden heroes in your home. If you’re lucky, you can go for years without thinking about them, but when dirty sink water suddenly won’t go away or a toilet won’t flush, they can be a major frustration. A plugged drain certainly demands attention, but fixing it is probably something you can do yourself. You’ll get faster results than calling a pro, and you’ll save money, too.”

Unclog sinks, tubs, toiilets and more with these tips from Mother Earth News.  Continue Reading

Simple Tips to Turn Your Cramped Bathroom Into a Cozy Retreat.

“Don’t worry if you just have a small space for your bathroom, by saving physical space or by using design techniques to increase the perception of space you will get your small bathroom look more larger…follow these steps” from Momoy.com

 

 

1. Change your toilet.

2. Switch up your countertop.

3. Hang cabinets at a comfortable height.

4. Install a pedestal or wall-mounted sink.

5. Install a flat tub with lower walls.

6. Simple shower door or shower screen. 

Champagne Baths a la Dita Von Teese

Valentine’s Day requires a cherry on top of recent reviews of outrageous romantic furnishings. But what could top a red heart-shaped bed and whirlpool? Why, a seven foot tall champagne bathtub, of course.

Hours were spent cruising the internet, trying to find manufacturers of said stemmed vessels, but luck was not on this blogger’s side. An email was composed and shot off to the mecca of such kitsch: Caesar’s Pocono Resorts. The very accommodating Director of Customer Contact, Ms. Continue Reading