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Dear Double R

My wife and I have decided to turn our little guest house into a b&b. She wants some kind of frenchy decor, and I want something easy to clean, like a state park bathroom/toilet bunk bed…..you know, so I can … Continue reading






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Christmas Cleaning

It’s coming on Christmas They’re cutting down trees, they’re putting up reindeer & and singing songs of joy and peace……. where’s that river when I need one? (Thanks Joni Mitchell )   That’s right, it’s finally time for The Umteenth … Continue reading






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Front Porch Decor

The front porch is finished. It is a marvel of DIY genius. It makes 98 look like a spring chicken again. It is everything I knew a front porch could be. It shades us all year long and welcomes awe-struck … Continue reading






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Decorating a Motorhome

Never in my wildest dreams would I have thought I would have even a pop-up camper in my life, much less a motor home. But as fate would have it, my husband found one he liked. The size was good … Continue reading






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Dear Rude Ruth,

My Wife and I want to improve the curb appeal of our house and front yard. We are both avid crafters, and we want to use our talents to create an attractive and inviting atmosphere on our property. However, we … Continue reading






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Dear Rude Ruth

My new girlfriend and I just moved into a fabulous apartment on the ground floor of a nice complex & everything about it is perfect except for one problem. Our bedroom windows face the busy poolside cabana.  There is no … Continue reading






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Dear Rude Ruth,

We recently added a new room on to our house. It is big and wonderful and everything I imagined it would be. It sits on the North side of the house and is shaded by a giant oak tree. There … Continue reading






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Dear Rude Ruth

I am a long time housewife. I hate my old kitchen countertops and would love to get them changed to something attractive and trendy. However, my husband Pete doesn’t want to spend the money for new ones. He says the … Continue reading






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Dear Rude Ruth

I am a long time reader first time question asker. Our dining room window faces west, and has a lovely picture window in that wall. It is a great asset to the room, however in the evening time when we … Continue reading






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Dear Ruth,

I have a really high, really huge blank white wall above the stairway adjacent to the front entry in my new home. The wall itself measures approximately 26’x18′. Along with being big and white, it also has a funky light … Continue reading






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