Dear Amy: At a play group recently with my toddler son, another mother with whom I am acquainted (but not close to) mentioned in the course of conversation that she washed her 5-year-old’s mouth out with soap to curb his lying. She obviously thought it was no big deal.
BELLVUE, Wash. - Like a child star of the built environment, Marty and Pam Vowels' naturally photogenic Bellevue home achieved fame at an early age. Adorable in youth, the precocious showpiece by architect Roland "Ron" Wilson appeared in the June 15, 1958, edition of The Seattle Times' magazine, "Sunday Color Rotogravure Pictorial." (Catchy!) In one of three black-and-white photos, its decks stretch toward Lake Washington behind a craggy landscape of waterfalls, paths and rock gardens.
Dear Angie: I have a dirty-looking area on bottom of my acrylic bathtub ... and am sure it is from my hard water. The tub is just now being used daily. I know I cannot use regular products like CLR or Lime-A-Way. I have tried ammonia, vinegar, baking soda and a mixture of all three - no luck. Any suggestions?
Long before organizational guru Marie Kondo was espousing her popular KonMari method and TV shows such as "Hoarders: Buried Alive" were entertaining audiences (exploiting mental illness?) with tales of unchecked accumulation, British households of the Victorian and Edwardian eras (circa 1837-1910) and beyond were already hip to the life-changing magic of tidying up.
ORLANDO, Fla.-Walt Disney World has hit the sweet spot with its new Epcot ride, Frozen Ever After. It's a winner, naturally, with the little-princess demographic. But the ride also sports creative technical finesse that soccer moms and dads can appreciate.