General House Stuff
I love having my house clean. In fact, I'd say that I was a Neat Freak. My
biggest pet peeve when it comes to the house is the paint on the walls. I
think they get dingy and banged up really quickly, and I wish that we could
paint them much more often than we do.
I adore high thread-count sheets and towels. Since I spend hours each
night sleeping on the sheets and using my towels, and I think they should be
as soft as possible. I prefer to buy sheets and towels with at least a 350
thread count. On our bed we have a mattress made from organic cotton, which
is obviously Ed's doing, but cotton sheets made of a high thread count so
they're comfortable is all me!
I also enjoy soft lighting in my home. I think different types of lamps are
a great detail to any room. Ed makes us use compact florescent bulbs, and
some of them throw off the ugliest light. I had to search to find the
brands and types that look good enough to have in my home. I ended up
finding a few that work great, so believe me florescent lighting in your
home doesn't have to be horrible!
When I decorate my home I try to make it personal and not look like it came
straight out of a furniture catalogue. It doesn't take a lot of money to
add your own personal touches. I like shopping at close-out stores and
thrift markets to find unique items. I also have a lot of family and
friends photos around to add to the mix.