1. It’s not smart to wear black anything. If the sun’s out, someone’s going to be sweating bullets. Guns out or not.
If a city can be said to have an art form, then New Orleans is certainly the mistress of transformation. We turn laundry day into “red beans and rice Monday,” give old bread new life as sweet pain perdu, glitter old stilettos and handbags into works of art. And Baby Dolls? Baby Dolls are New Orleans women who transform themselves into icons of femininity and sass.
There are DIYers and then there's Sarah Kracke and Michael Book.
“The family comedy” has been around forever, but I only caught up with it at the very end of the 1930s when I was taken to “What A Life,” my first play which dealt with a teenager in high school, Henry Aldrich, by name.
BLOWING ROCK — Blowing Rock Frameworks and Gallery will present its second duo exhibition of 2018 from July 19-30, featuring a contrast of watercolor paints by Wes Waugh and oil paintings by Lita Gatlin.
It just makes sense. When mortgage interest rates rise, fewer people can afford to buy homes. Home sales go down as a result. Conversely, when interest rates drop, homes become more affordable and home sales will go up.
There's only one problem with this premise. It isn't necessarily true.
According to Sam Khater, a deputy chief economist with CoreLogic, "the relationship is almost zero" between mortgage rates and home sales. At the very least, it's difficult to determine the relationship because there are many other factors affecting home sales – some of which are far more likely to affect your likelihood of buying a home. Supply and demand, jobs, wages and inflation, and the availability of credit can all swamp the effect of interest rates. You can check your credit score and read your credit report for free within minutes using More Homebuyers Stretching To Buy
There are few relationships as treasured as those between grandparents and their grandchildren. For many families, gone are the days when grandparents lived upstairs or next door and were part of a child’s everyday life. Today’s grandparents have to navigate and nurture long-distance relationships. Keeping up with all that’s going in their grandchildren’s lives and staying connected can be a challenge. More and more, grandparents are learning that technology can play a big role in bridging the physical distance. Some grandparents have great success with this, while others are not convinced. One grandmother shared that she finally learned how to video chat with her young grandchild and after 30 seconds, her grandchild was “done and went off to play.” Imagine if his grandmother had gone off to play with her!
What does your dream home look like, and how much does it cost? Whether it's a cottage on a secluded beach, a stately mansion on a hill, or something in-between, your dream home probably won't come cheap.
Two recent surveys agree that America's dream home is relatively expensive but differ on the actual price – along with a few other aspects of the average dream home.
Homes.com and Northshore Fireplace each polled 2,000 Americans to determine what constitutes a dream home. Homes.com found the average dream home costs an estimated $879,000, while Northshore Fireplace came in at $1.3 million. Both are well beyond Zillow's April 2018 median home value of $215,600.
What will you find in your $879,000 dream home as defined by the Homes.com survey? You'll get a beach house – or at least beach-house décor – with four bedrooms, three bathrooms, hardwood floors, and an open kitchen. Other features include a deck, spacious walk-in closet, two-door garage...
Ever see the live birth of a cow, pig or goat?
A concert tour of Giuseppe Verdi’s Un Ballo in Maschera will make two stops in Mansfield this summer. This three-act opera is open to the public and will take place at 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 10 at Liberty Park; and at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 19 at Kingwood Gardens.
After the loss of his 15-year-old daughter Mykaela, Jeff Fellure channeled his grief into fundraising to help a village in Africa build a well and gain access to clean water for the first time in two centuries.
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Sometimes you just can't swing an epic get-out-of-town vacation.
We know the scenario all too well.
Taking the kids to swim class is now as easy as walking out your back door thanks to Kidtastics, a Phoenix-based mobile swim school that has recently expanded into Tucson.
If you were ever going to learn to sew, do it here.
We all have days when we're about to lose our ish. When that happens go to one of these happy places in town.
Our first reaction might be to shelter our kids, but experts say that might not be the best thing to do.
Sometimes you just want to grab the kids and get out of town, even if it's just for the day.
Tucson photographer Jade Beall faced down a lifetime of body image issues four years ago, though she didn't know it at the time.
Growing up in Tucson can be pretty special.
Ken and his daughter show animals to be featured at future petting zoo.