Articles by: Tabatha Muntzinger

Going Green, Simple and Cheap: Bathrooms

Going Green, Simple and Cheap: Bathrooms

Many people are completely intimidated by the concept of going green. It really feels like if you don’t start using a rain barrel, install solar panels on your roof, eat, drink and breathe 1000% organic, and compost every living thing under the sun, you’re a failure. But I’m here to […]

Beware the Door-To-Door Home Security Salesperson

Beware the Door-To-Door Home Security Salesperson

When I worked for a local home security company, my boss would tell me about the fabled door-to-door home security salespeople. She told me that the MO was to go to less privileged neighborhoods (like mine) and they usually target the houses with competitor’s signage out front. The tactic: they […]

Going Green, Simple and Cheap: Bedrooms

Going Green, Simple and Cheap: Bedrooms

Many people are completely intimidated by the concept of going green. It really feels like if you don’t start using a rain barrel, install solar panels on your roof, eat, drink and breathe 1000% organic, and compost every living thing under the sun, you’re a failure. But I’m here to […]

My Dirty DIY Secret: Spray Paint

My Dirty DIY Secret: Spray Paint

Whenever the weather gets warmer and there’s a couple of clear-skied hours in the forecast, I get an itch that only one thing can scratch. A can of spray paint. I have a love affair with spray paint. And not in a weird, huffing illegal substances kind of way, nor […]

Going Green, Simple and Cheap: Kitchens

Going Green, Simple and Cheap: Kitchens

Many people are completely intimidated by the concept of going green. It really feels like if you don’t start using a rain barrel, install solar panels on your roof, eat, drink and breathe 1000% organic, and compost every living thing under the sun, you’re a failure. But I’m here to […]

Going Green, Simple and Cheap: Dining Rooms

Going Green, Simple and Cheap: Dining Rooms

Many people are completely intimidated by the concept of going green. It really feels like if you don’t start using a rain barrel, install solar panels on your roof, eat, drink and breathe 1000% organic, and compost every living thing under the sun, you’re a failure. But I’m here to […]

Mirrors On The Ceiling?

Mirrors On The Ceiling?

I have a confession to make. I have long since loved the mirrored-anything trend that I’m sure has jumped the shark by now. I just love how a mirrored piece of furniture can accent nearly any decor scheme while adding sparkle and shine to a room in unexpected ways. And […]

Going Green, Simple and Cheap: Living Rooms

Going Green, Simple and Cheap: Living Rooms

Many people are completely intimidated by the concept of going green. It really feels like if you don’t start using a rain barrel, install solar panels on your roof, eat, drink and breathe 1000% organic, and compost every living thing under the sun, you’re a failure. But I’m here to […]

Going Green, Simple and Cheap: Entryways, Hallways, and Stairs

Going Green, Simple and Cheap: Entryways, Hallways, and Stairs

Many people are completely intimidated by the concept of going green. It really feels like if you don’t start using a rain barrel, install solar panels on your roof, eat, drink and breathe 1000% organic, and compost every living thing under the sun, you’re a failure. But I’m here to […]

Going Green, Simple and Cheap: How To Get Green Little By Little

Going Green, Simple and Cheap: How To Get Green Little By Little

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, going green is the new black these days. The benefits to your health, your home, and the environment are numerous and expansive, so I won’t regale you with every reason as to why you should go green. But I will tell you two […]

4 Simple Solutions For A Drop Ceiling

4 Simple Solutions For A Drop Ceiling

I remember the first time I saw what is now our house in person. I walked into the living room, my eyes following the giant bay windows up, up, up to the ceiling and saw … gridlines. There was a drop ceiling. I remember saying to my then-fiance that the […]

Seventh Generation’s Earth Day Contest

Seventh Generation’s Earth Day Contest

One of my favorite green brands, Seventh Generation is holding a Earth Day contest. The grand prize? A $5000 green home makeover! The premise is that everyone knows a “mother nature” type, and Seventh Generation along with WAGES, a non-profit that helps women establish cleaning service cooperatives that use environmentally-safe […]

How To Transplant Spring Bulbs

How To Transplant Spring Bulbs

This past weekend my husband and I took on the daunting task of deconstructing three large, old planter boxes left by the previous homeowner (which included sledgehammering concrete to smithereens) and rebuilding a planter box with some of the materials where one … well, made sense. The old boxes, which […]

Extreme Curb Appeal, Part 4: When Brick Goes Wrong

Extreme Curb Appeal, Part 4: When Brick Goes Wrong

When you talk about curb appeal and changing the exterior of your home, usually simple things like landscaping, fencing, and walkways come to mind. However, have you ever thought about what it would take to dramatically change the exterior facade of your home? Well, I have, and I’d like to […]

What Can McGruff Do For You?

What Can McGruff Do For You?

Back during the holidays, I kept hearing PSA spots that were a joint venture from The US Department of Justice, The National Crime Prevention Council, and the Ad Council. They offered really great tips on how to keep your home, your valuables, yourself and your loved ones safe during the […]

Locking Mailbox: A Simple Identity Theft Deterrent

Locking Mailbox: A Simple Identity Theft Deterrent

When we moved into our urban home from my suburban upbringing, my dad took one look at our mailbox and declared we were going to have to change it. Looking at it, I didn’t really understand — it was a pretty generic mailbox, letter-sized with one of those newspaper racks […]

Paint…For Your Appliances?

Paint…For Your Appliances?

A while back I looked into countertop paint for a more inexpensive way to change an aspect of my redecorated kitchen. I found myself then perusing the Rustoleum site, looking at all the different kinds of products they had to offer. However, one stuck out to me in an odd […]

Extreme Curb Appeal, Part 3: Different Kinds of Brick Walls & Mortar Joints

Extreme Curb Appeal, Part 3: Different Kinds of Brick Walls & Mortar Joints

When you talk about curb appeal and changing the exterior of your home, usually simple things like landscaping, fencing, and walkways come to mind. However, have you ever thought about what it would take to dramatically change the exterior facade of your home? Well, I have, and I’d like to […]