A wise man once said, “One man’s junk is another man’s treasure.” No other individual embodies this sentiment more than the yard sale shopper. Always on the hunt for a deal, the yard sale shopper awakes each weekend with visions of finding new home décor opportunities, vintage bric-a-brac and designer apparel for pennies on the dollar. With the price of home goods always increasing and the continuous rise in popularity of vintage home décor, it’s no wonder that more and more people are becoming yard sale shoppers every weekend.
For those of you who are new to the yard sale circuit or are contemplating taking your first step into the world of second hand hunting, I’m here to [...]
Wait… You live on WHAT street? C’mon!
Most street names across the country are pretty predictable… a notable historic figure here, a local landmark there, and always the rows and rows of numbered avenues. But sometimes, even city planners can get bored. How the local governments in these cities and towns ever got these street names approved, we’ll never know. Here are just a few of the most bizarre street names in locations around the country, and the stories behind them.
Psycho Path – Traverse City, MI
This one made headlines back in 2006, when it won a contest for the wackiest street name in the U.S. The funny thing is [...]
It’s summertime, and the living is easy. Farewell, sweaters and heavy jackets! Bon voyage, wool socks! See you next winter, puffy winter coat! It’s time for short sleeves, short pants, flip-flops, and plenty of summertime fun.Summer Fun
What are your plans for this summer? Perhaps you’re heading to the coast for a day of kite flying, surfing, sandcastle building, and delicious seafood. Or maybe you’re packing up your camping gear and roughing it for a few days in the great outdoors with friends and family.
You’re probably going to ooh and ah at the fireworks on Independence Day, and perhaps you’ll even help the kids hone their [...]
Turn Your Backyard Into a Summer Entertainment Paradise
Summer is the perfect time to host fun events, and what better place to put on an entertaining get-together than your own backyard? Follow these simple tips and your outdoor space will go from ho-hum to awesome quicker than you can say, “Pass the potato salad!”
It’s All About the Lighting in the Backyard
During the day, you might not think too much about the lighting in your backyard. But as the day turns into evening, making sure your lighting sets the right mood is crucial. Great lighting turns a backyard into a wonderful space to spend time, whether you’re celebrating with friends, or curling up with your [...]