Gift Yourself a Little Extra Happiness

We were introduced to Diane and Street Treats last year and we just can’t get enough of their frozen goodies.  Her company makes ice cream and frozen ice cream sandwiches.  Delicious!  You can arrange to pick-up your order in the South Park neighborhood; they...

Issues Affecting Sewer Lines in the Winter

Winters here are wet, windy and can be chilly.  Heavy rains mix with leaves and street sediment, occasionally causing the sewer system to become overburdened.  The heavy flow can create backups into people’s homes, too. If you have had problems with tree roots in your...

Fall Maintenance Tip – Insulate Your Spigots

Everyone probably already knows we’re supposed to turn off our hose bibbs for the winter to prevent freezing and cracked pipes, but we bet you didn’t know how to drain it properly. 😉 We also recommend the styrofoam covers — just to be on the safe side.  ...

Throwing a Halloween Party!

We love a good party! If you throw one of these Halloween parties, please invite us! We’ll come dressed as twins — cause we look alike. Duh. 😉   https://brightnest.com/posts/throw-the-best-halloween-party-ever-on-a-budget

Hiding a Spare Key

So…. Try one of these secret places to hide your spare house key. That way, only the people who read this post will know where to find it. LOL!   https://brightnest.com/posts/make-james-bond-jealous-5-places-to-hide-a-spare-key

Mercer Island to Limit Housing Square Footage

Upscale communities in the region have seen a lot of new construction and major remodeling projects. 3,500+ SF new houses are not uncommon. Mercer Island, though, is one city that’s trying to limit the trend of giant mansions so that the community can retain the...

Fall Maintenance Tip: Leaf Claws

It’s time to clean up all the leaves. Grab your pair of old jeans, sneakers, rake and leaf sacks and have at it! Wanna make the job a little easier? Use leaf claws! Way more efficient than picking up leaves by hand and definitely worth the $10 or so they cost....