Monday, January 19, 2015

Temporary Blinds and Vertical Gardens

I wish I knew about this when I purchased my first home!  While we were discussing the need for window treatments, an interior designer informed me about temporary shades or blinds.  Excuse me?  Yep just purchase them at Lowe's or Home Depot.

When I got home I searched the web and sure enough there is such a thing and best yet the only install tools you need is a pencil and sharp scissors or a box cutter.  Wow! Now I don't have to rush to get my home set up.  But now the decision is which one?  I have narrowed it down to two major companies: Redi Shade and Quick Fix Instant Blinds.  Installation is the same for both but one uses clips to hold the blinds in place after install and the other an adjustable cord.

I am leaning towards the Quick Fix as I am looking for something durable (able to withstand my children) while we take our time to make our house a home.

In other news- I want a vertical garden.  Okay I didn't want a vertical garden until I saw this:

Isn't it cute?  Except that some of the reviews are not so good, like ease of watering, construction and the fact that sometimes the water drips on the wall.  But I still love the look of it.  Fresh herbs for cooking masquerading as art.  I still may get the Aerogarden (yes that thing is still around) so I can grow my herbs, start some lavender and keep fresh spinach and maybe strawberries around.  Oh, and I also ran across a post about growing your own lemons indoors

Can you imagine the fresh smells in my house if I can pull this off?  Rosemary, Mint, Thyme and Lemons, yummy.  What herbs would you grow? Will you try the lemon tree? 

1 comment:

  1. Love Love Love those cheap ass blinds, they are temporary and really serve a purpose until you decide more permanent. LOL, Hell I still have 2 and its been two years. Mine were like $5 at Home Depot, cant go wrong!!!