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Master Bathroom Before & After (On a Budget!)

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Remember all those years ago when Sexy Nerd started knocking down walls in a surprise master bathroom remodel? The entire renovation project, including the adjoining master bedroom, only cost about $5,000. Our goal was to go from builder-boring to spa-like. An unexpected, and gladly welcome, side effect was that the remodel more than paid for itself when we sold out house.

Sexy Nerd did EVERYTHING himself. He even built the vanity and mosaic counter top from scratch! We scored a great deal on a pocket door for the new water closet and a Jacuzzi tub at Re-Store, which is part of Habitat for Humanity. The elegant chandelier hanging in an arched alcove? Totally from Ikea and spray painted, along with all of the faucets and other fixtures. (Hooray for oil-rubbed bronze spray paint! It never chipped off or gave us any problems.) The black river rocks and the gorgeous hand-painted sconces? They're a 4-letter secret called E.B.A.Y.

I'd hate to go to all the trouble of gutting a bathroo…

Idiopathic Insomnia (The Reason You Can Never Sleep?)

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Hello there! I am Kitty Deschanel, blogger of sexy (nerd) adventures and Amerisleep mattress reviews. Here on my site, I often write about all things sleep. It's the perfect topic for me because I never sleep well. No, not even as a baby. My family was understandably baffled!

Oh, I've tried it all. Meditation, forgoing caffeine entirely, exercise, cognitive behavioral therapy, herbal tea, prescription sleep aids, relaxing bedtime music, evening sauna sessions, and even funny-looking yellow goggles to block out slumber-disrupting blue light.
I've consulted with the best sleep doctors in New Mexico. I've undergone an extensive overnight sleep study in a sleep lab, wired to the point of ridiculousness. Take a look for yourself:

Behold, Kitty Deschanel, the human Christmas tree. The sleep study doesn't hurt, but the glue they use to hold the billion sensors on sure does. Ouch!
What did all these tests and sleep experts reveal?
They revealed absolutely...nothing. There is ap…

The Simpsons Trivia

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Hey there, Professor Frink.

Here are 11 quiz questions to test your smarts about the longest-running scripted series on primetime TV. You'll be saying 'd'oh' or 'woo hoo'!





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