This week we’re giving a listener whose house flooded after Hurricane Harvey some advice on finding the right people to help get her kitchen back together again after the storm. We also share why we’re loving a new “smart” platform for buying and selling secondhand stuff. And we’re sharing a series of recent faux plant scores that make us proud to be fake plant owners. Plus John’s shares a free tool that’s finally putting the kibosh on one of his worst habits.
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- It looks less impressive in this photo, but the unwanted stream of water spewing from the middle of our yard was a giant shock to us (you can see what a normal sprinkler spray should look like in this post, where I detail how I installed our irrigation system and why I think it’s a project you may not want to DIY).
- And here’s a peek at the nick in the pipe that caused that geyser, thanks to an aerator that ran over a low spot in the yard (created by a mole tunnel right next to it). Yes, it was a series of unfortunate events. I’m sure I’ll look back and laugh. Someday.
- You can browse Facebook Marketplace on your desktop or within their app (which is Sherry’s favorite method, every other night or so). Since I don’t use it very much, here’s a sample of the extremely random stuff that auto-populates my local search:
- Since Sherry’s a more active user, her feed just shows her stuff she has clicked on or searched for – so it “learns” her preference for things like dressers and beds – which resulted in us scoring this awesome marble topped dresser for the beach house. These are just the listing photos because right now it’s living in the guest room among tons of other furniture items, lights, rugs, and accessories that we’re trucking out to the beach house soon.
- Here where you can view Curbly’s infographic about the 15 Essentials Every Guest Room Needs to Have.
- First off, if you’d like to donate to help people put their lives and homes back together after Hurricane Harvey, here’s a good round-up of charities.
- We also talk more in Episode #29: An Unexpected Con To Calling In A Pro about one of our more negative experiences hiring a contractor, which Sherry referenced in today’s episode.
- Above are some of the fake plants that Sherry has been unabashedly loving:
- The gingko leaf branches we have in our foyer & kitchen
- The evergreen shrubs on our front porch
- The magnolia garland that we bought with the ginkgo branches (can’t wait to bust it out for Christmas)
- Sadly the faux fiddle leaf figs we have are no longer sold, but we’ve heard good things about this CB2 option
- Some other bloggers also swear by these eucalyptus branches
- This potted succulent is great for a tabletop or a bookcase
- Here’s another fiddle leaf fig option we’ve seen that people rave about
- These are those paper flowers that our friend makes locally. We’ve purchased some light pink ones and she’s constantly updating her collections, so warning: they’re addictive.
- Below are some screenshots to show all of you iPhone users where you can turn on the “Do Not Disturb While Driving” feature (and here’s a handy guide from Apple on its capabilities)
If you’re looking for something we’ve dug in a past episode, but don’t remember which show notes to click into, here’s a master list of everything we’ve been digging from all of our past episodes.
And lastly, a big thank you to Cardboard Safari for sponsoring this episode. You can get 20% off your first order with the code YHL20 at CardboardSafari.com/YHL. And here’s that Portlandia clip featuring the cardboard-deer-bashing incident.
Thanks for listening, guys!
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