Dreaming of Renovating an Old Building? Read This First

If you spend much time puttering around the DIY/home decor/renovation parts of the internet, you are probably familiar with the work of Mandi, from Vintage Revivals. Pretty much everything she touches turns to gold, as evidenced by her work on The Nugget, a down-on-its-luck travel trailer turned inspiring, DIY-filled small space. Currently, Mandi is in the midst of an even more daunting project, converting a 90-year-old mercantile store/filling station into a home for her family. It’s her biggest project to date, and one she’s learned a lot from. Gamely, she agreed to share some of her insights with us. READ Read More

Alice, My Friend Wants to Stay at My House…In My Bed…With his Girlfriend — Ask Alice: Advice for Life at Home

Hi Alice, I have a friend, who was my flatmate, but now lives with his family. His girlfriend lives in a different city and now they want to meet up with each other and stay over at my apartment in my room, asking me to sleep on the couch outside for a night. He’s a good friend of mine, but I do not want him to stay in my apartment and in my bed with his girlfriend. How can I say no in a way that does not make him feel bad? Thanks, Hesitant Host READ MORE » Powered by Read More