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Amanda Bullock / January 31,2023

The Montana Housing Partnership is excited to invite you to the 2023 annual housing conference – May 15-17, 2023 – Helena.

Amanda Bullock / December 26,2022

Eau de Californie, Celine: Heidi Slimane’s home in Beverly Hills

Amanda Bullock / December 23,2022

Map: Here’s where San Jose plans to add 77,500 new homes over the next decade

Map: Here’s where San Jose plans to add 77,500 new homes over the next decade

Map: Here’s where San Jose plans to add 77,500 new homes over the next decade

Map: Here’s where San Jose plans to add 77,500 new homes over the next decade

To put a dent in its chronic housing shortage, San Jose is planning for as many as 77,500 new homes over the next decade — potentially expanding the total number of households in the Bay Area’s largest city by almost a quarter.

Amanda Bullock / November 23,2022

The ancient and renaissance history of beds

The history of beds and bedding is as old as the evolution of man. Because since the human being has existed he has looked for a comfortable place to rest.

The ancient history of beds

The first beds of modern humans consisted of nothing more than piles of grass, leaves, or other natural materials. But it was not until approximately between 3200 a. C. and 2200 a. C. in some parts of Europe that the first “big step” in the evolution of modern beds took place with the introduction of the first raised beds. This helped keep out drafts, dirt, rodents, and insects, made the beds healthier to use, and helped prevent disease.

did you knowThe original raised beds were made of stone and covered with comfortable natural fibers such as leaves, straw, grass, fur, and wool. Examples of these types of beds found in Scotland are still extant.

Amanda Bullock / November 21,2022

How my life changed when I became a minimalist

How my life changed when I became a minimalist

I get a lot of questions around minimalism, so I decided to write my thoughts on being a minimalist and why it’s made an extraordinary impact on my life.

 

For me, minimalism is about living with what I need and appreciate, and making a conscious effort to remove all the extra clutter out of my life. It’s about living more presently and simply, and not relying on material things as a source of happiness. It’s also about using my purchasing power in a way that aligns with my beliefs and passions, for example, by purchasing from brands that do the right thing for our environment and communities.

Amanda Bullock / October 11,2022

42 Top Nursing homes in Wyoming

Amanda Bullock / October 22,2021

12 Non-Turkey Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids to Make & Do

12 Non-Turkey Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids to Make & Do

Click here to read 12 Non-Turkey Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids to Make & Do on Hands On As We Grow®

Amanda Bullock / February 20,2021

Where Have All the Houses Gone?

Where Have All the Houses Gone?

In today’s housing market, it seems harder than ever to find a home to buy. Before the health crisis hit us a year ago, there was already a shortage of homes for sale. When many homeowners delayed their plans to sell at the same time that more buyers aimed to take advantage of record-low mortgage rates and purchase a home, housing inventory dropped even further. Experts consider this to be the biggest challenge facing an otherwise hot market while buyers continue to compete for homes. As Danielle Hale, Chief Economist at realtor.com, explains:

“With buyers active in the market and seller participation lagging, homes are selling quickly and the total number available for sale at any point in time continues to drop lower. In January as a whole, the number of for sale homes dropped below 600,000.”

Amanda Bullock / September 05,2020

How to organise a basement and attic for maximum storage according to an expert

How to organise a basement and attic for maximum storage according to an expert

When it comes to finding places to store Christmas decorations or old belongings many of us turn to our basements or attics. However, without proper care, these areas can soon become chaotic dumping grounds.

Related: Get smart storage with chic new Lidl stool – in stores now

Amanda Bullock / July 17,2020

3 Tips for Saving Time on Housework

3 Tips for Saving Time on Housework

 
3 Tips for Saving Time on Housework
As a busy mom, I feel like I spend half of my life cooking and cleaning house or chasing after my family cleaning up after them. I love them, therefore I don’t hate it, but I would enjoy doing the cleaning part a little less often. 
I’m sure you understand where I am coming from. It’s exhausting! If you are in the same boat as me and you are ready to start saving time on housework, check out these 3 tips that I promise will help you! I started following these tips a couple of years ago and boy oh boy it has changed my life. 
3 Tips for Saving Time on Housework
Have a Cleaning Day

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