Ep 34: Selling Your Old Stuff and You Put WHAT In The Dishwasher?!?

It’s time to Springify the house, and we’re talking about how that happens for the Marcums. We talk about best practices and places for buying and selling used furniture and house items on-line. Then we play a game revealing things you wouldn’t believe you can put in the dishwasher. It just might blow your mind. Listen to the latest episodes on: iTunes, GooglePlay, Stitcher. Reader Question: Buying & Selling Online • Knowing when it’s time to sell something • Different websites where you can sell things • Things to include in a listing • How to decide a price • Tricks that will help you get top dollar Game: New Uses for Your Dishwasher • Things you may not have considered cleaning, or cooking, in your dishwasher. Can’t Get You Outta My Head Julia: Julia finally traded in her $6 concealer for a higher quality option, the Smashbox number shown below. I also mention how I only really wear 6 pieces of…

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To Baltimore, We Go!

It’s hard to believe we leave on THURSDAY for Baltimore to tackle this year’s Lowe’s Spring Makeover. We’ve been working double time behind the scenes to make sure everything has been ordered, delivered and designed for the kitchen we’ll be making over. There are still a few things we’ll have to figure out on location, but we have the most capable crew (our dream team!) helping us this year and it’s helping ease a lot of nerves and has us more excited than ever. We’ll fly in Thursday and fly home Monday, so this will be the quickest kitchen makeover we’ve ever done (our 4th in nearly 4 years!) and although it won’t be a full blown renovation, I think we’ll be able to fool ya into thinking it was. Chris is finalizing his minute-by-minute renovation timeline (as he does), but a few exciting things we have in the works include: new flooring, an…

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Casual Friday

Earlier this week, Chris and I went to lunch and got to talking about our house. The conversation turned into some interesting/quirky facts about it that I’m sure we’ll share in a future post one day. But the funniest one, that we are reminded of almost daily, is when we hung wallpaper in the entry, we took out the doorbell. Faye was just a baby at the time, and we had a tiny sign over the bell outside to not ring it but knock softly instead. Doorbell rings. Dog barks. Baby wakes up. You know the drill. So we thought, you know, we don’t really need this bell anyway and removed it from the inside of our house and haven’t had a working bell since. Eventually–over a year ago, two?–the tiny sign on the doorbell outside fell off and up until yesterday, people would continue to push the button, figuring it still worked. Not…

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Making the Move to Energy Efficiency

The Energy Efficient Home - Water Heaters & Connectivity

This post is sponsored by Ruud Heating, Cooling & Water Heating. We’ve partnered with them to share our process of making our home more comfortable and energy efficient. If you’re looking at new HVAC equipment, we encourage you to find a Ruud-approved contractor and request that this outstanding equipment be installed in your home. We are officially in the first days of Spring. And while many parts of the country are falling prey to Spring’s teasing nature, right now, in our mountain town, we have no snow on the ground and the tulips are beginning to peak through the soil. And while I’m under no delusions we’ve seen the last of the snow, I feel relief knowing we’ve passed through the worst of what has been a long, cold, snowy winter. You may remember about a year ago, when our furnace troubles really kicked into gear, which led us to replacing our old unit with…

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