Household Tips

Tips and reviews on gardening, home improvement, pets, decorations and more.
Housecleaning tips

End of summer is the perfect time to cross a few healthy home maintenance to-dos off your list. Sponsored by Filtrete.

Dog Dental Health Minties

Why spend more than you have to on dog dental treats (sponsored by VetIQ).

world market los angeles filles marini

Attend this pre-Bastille Day event at World Market in LA near The Grove and get Gilles Marini’s autograph.

Plants that Purify Clean Indoor Air

Choose these commonly-found house plants that will help rid your home of toxins (and there are many we don’t think of).


This post sponsored by Central Garden and Pet addresses using chrysanthemum extract as pest control

HGTVGardens Indoor Shade House Plants Container Gardening

I found these gorgeous plants using the honestly helpful Plant Finder on HGTVGardens, sponsor of this post.

Filtrete Air Filter

The answer is more than you think, but less if you don’t use AC/heating much. Discussion sponsored by Filtrete.

American Express Bluebird

I’m mixed about using American Express Bluebird because it seems like a checking replacement. Here are pros and cons.

Infiniti JX35 - photo by James Yates | | 573.356.1566

I bought my car at 4:00pm on December 31 and got a screaming deal because they were trying to move cars off the lot.

Japanese New Year osechi

Japanese New Year is the most important holiday in Japan where families celebrate and eat good luck food.

American Express Bluebird

OK, so there are some roadside assistance benefits and no foreign currency transactions.