Modern Potpourri?

I really get into the change of the seasons, and though it's not autumn yet, it's gonna be quite soon.

I appreciate a seasonally-scented home, but dried flowers and nut-ish things don't really suit my design aesthetic. I have pretty bad allergies, so only the natural-ist of candles are safe, but you can't leave those burning for long periods of time.

So, is there a modern solution to make one's home autumnally-aromaed? Or a tricky way to hide the evidence? Continue Reading

25 Alternative Uses for Fabric-Softener Dryer Sheets

Uses for dryer sheets - alternative uses
Here are some great uses for dryer sheets once you're done with them. Instead of letting your fabric softener sheets pile up in a corner, try one of these alternative uses instead! 



1. Dusting: used dryer sheets can knock the dust off nearly any surface, including furniture, blinds, car interiors, baseboards/molding. Also works for sawdust and drywall compound.


Use dryer sheets as a mosquito repellant

2. Keep bugs away: Tuck some in your picnic basket or under lawn furniture to repel bees from your juicy flesh and encourage them back to the flowers, where they belong. Continue Reading