Entries Tagged as 'Make It Stop'

24 Hours of Labor Day

September 5th, 2016 · 3 Comments

Today’s holiday is Labor Day, which celebrates childbirth.  So let’s take a look at unusual baby names.

First up: Anesthesia, which many mothers would prefer to take versus painful natural birth.   Oops, Anesiya.

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Bekenice?

unusual odd rare weird strange baby name Bekenice Berenice letters on wall Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

And her/his sister/brother Balekie?

unusual odd rare weird strange baby name Balekie Balerie letters on wall Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

And Alexan from La Jolla, California, who has won a medal for youngest child to use a computer.

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Tags: Bedroom · Make It Stop · Other US Cities · Phoenix Homes · Staging

Knot In Their House

August 3rd, 2016 · 1 Comment

The knotted curtain adds flair to this home.

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Triple threat.

knotted window curtain drape bad dumb decorating trend Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Give me scissors right now.  Problem solved.

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If those are the shower curtains, can you imagine having to unknot them every day?  Or tripping on it while using the sink?

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Tags: Drywall Damage · Make It Stop · Other Arizona Cities · Phoenix Homes · Window Coverings

Knot Going Away

April 28th, 2016 · 4 Comments

Knotted curtains continue to show up in Phoenix area homes.

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When will people stop knotting their curtains?

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Can we set up counseling for people compelled to knot their drapes?

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Enact legislation to outlaw knotted curtains?

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Boycott homes with knotted curtains?

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I’d rather see pouf valances return than see knotted curtains.

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[sigh]

awful bad ugly trend knotted window curtains drapes tied into a knot Avondale Arizona home house for sale photo

At least these drapes weren’t knotted.  Only tied with string and twisted.

awful bad ugly trend knotted window curtains drapes tied into a knot Payson Arizona home house for sale photo

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Tags: Make It Stop · Other Arizona Cities · Peoria, AZ Homes · Phoenix Homes · Window Coverings

Knot In My House

February 12th, 2016 · 1 Comment

Knotted curtains are still around, unfortunately.

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The knots wrinkle the fabric permanently.

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It’s not attractive.

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Really?

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If the fabric is too long, cut it.

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This is what happens to your drapes after knotting them too much and too long!

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This horrible trend has spread to Milwaukee, Illinois.

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Tags: Bathroom · Bedroom · Make It Stop · Other US Cities · Phoenix Homes · Window Coverings

She Loves Me, She Loves Me Knot

December 11th, 2015 · No Comments

Ugh.  Knotted curtains.

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Here’s the view from the other side!  Enjoy.

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This house features double and triple knotting, just in case the drapes dare to come undone in a breeze.

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Triple your viewing pleasure.

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Tags: Make It Stop · Phoenix Homes · Window Coverings

In Your Face Signs

December 4th, 2015 · 4 Comments

There is a recent trend to put signs up describing rooms or activities.  Please make it stop.

HOME!!!!

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Are you sure it’s a home?

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LAUNDRY!!  It’s a laundry room, in case you didn’t notice the washing machine and clothes dryer.  [Apache Junction, Arizona]

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BATH!! It’s a bathroom!  [Apache Junction, Arizona]

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EAT!!! Could those letters be any bigger?!?!

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Tags: Bathroom · Curb Appeal · Laundry Room · Make It Stop · Phoenix Homes

Knot the Best Look

October 26th, 2015 · 2 Comments

Stop knotting curtains!

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It doesn’t look good.

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Now it’s showing up as decoration away from windows.

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Make it stop.

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Here’s a solution.  Use a band of cloth to tie it back.

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Tags: Glendale, AZ Homes · Make It Stop · Mesa, AZ Homes · Phoenix Homes · Window Coverings

Cutesy Quotes Overkill

September 18th, 2015 · 1 Comment

I voted this house as “best on tour” during a Realtor home tour yesterday despite every room having a quote plastered on the walls.  Really nice, clean, beautiful home, but the quotes were so distracting.

Family – the ones you live with, laugh with, and love

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The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step

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May you live every day of your life with joy

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Laughter sparkles like a splash of water in sunlight

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Everyday holds a possibility of a miracle

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The fondest memories are made when gathered around the table

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Good food – good friends – good times

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House – where laughter is shared & memories begin

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Tags: Faux Paint & Murals · Make It Stop · Phoenix Homes · Staging

Home Signs

August 29th, 2015 · 6 Comments

Our reader Tyson is not a fan of cutesy signs in homes.  He sent us examples from a Queen Creek, Arizona home.

Eat!

stupid dumb signs people sellers put on their walls eat Queen Creek Arizona home house real estate photo

Home!

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Sweet Dreams!

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Home Is Where Our Heart Is!

stupid dumb signs people sellers put on their walls home is where our heart is Queen Creek Arizona home house real estate photo

You Are Our Sunshine!

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Love Is All You Need!

stupid dumb signs people sellers put on their walls love is all you need Queen Creek Arizona home house real estate photo

It’s as if the sellers tried to copy new model home decorations.  All the signs come across as overkill.

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Tags: Bedroom · Make It Stop · Other Arizona Cities · Staging

Do Knot Do This

June 8th, 2015 · 1 Comment

Those dreaded knotted curtains have now shown up in Warren, Ohio.

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This horrible trend is all over the Phoenix metro area, including El Mirage.

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Meanwhile, back in Phoenix…  Sheer elegance?  Knot!  (Not!)

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Uneven knotted curtains are worse.

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What’s the point?  The knotted curtains block your view.  And if you open them at night for privacy, why isn’t there a curtain over the door’s window?

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We find knotted curtains in Mesa, Arizona too.  [Next 3 photos]

ugly bad stupid horrible trend look knotted knotting tying window drapes curtains in knots Mesa Arizona home house for sale photo

Uneven!

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Why???!

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Tags: Kitchen · Make It Stop · Mesa, AZ Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Other US Cities · Phoenix Homes · Window Coverings