Here at McLendon, we’re always talking shop. We're an eclectic bunch and someone always has a project going on. That’s what’s fun about DIY. Doing something for yourself feels good, even when it goes spectacularly wrong. We got this blog going to help you build on what you already know, and maybe learn something your grandma hasn’t yet taught you.Read More
Hey y’all! Welcome to my second guest blog, The Corner Cottage Journal, a how-to guide on doing it yourself.
Last summer, we decided to finally tackle the outside of the cottage. We couldn’t keep putting it off—wood eventually rots without protection from rain. The cost of dealing with extensive rot is far more pricy than painting.
My husband and I live in Tacoma, one of the oldest cities in the Pacific Northwest. We moved here because of the abundance of beautiful, historical homes. Our aim, as we remodeled our 1940 city cottage home, was to be time-period appropriate and recycle as many old materials as possible.
House fires are “America’s biggest disaster threat,” according to the American Red Cross. With cooler weather, furnaces, heaters and candles are back in use, just in time for Fire Prevention Month.
You may only have two minutes—just 120 seconds—to escape a house fire. Here are three basics to help you make it out alive, from of the American Red Cross.