Cleaning your paintbrushes & rollers: Fill a bucket with warm water, add 1 cup fabric softener, toss in your paint brushes & rollers, and let them soak 10 minutes. Come back and give them a rinse -- they should be clean!
Pinks: Petal pinks are bright pick-me-ups, but they can also be surprisingly sophisticated and livable. To suit grown-up tastes, skip the confectionary pinks like bubble gum and cotton candy. "Choose a pink that is found in nature, like the pink in a sunset," says Shazalynn Cavin-Winfrey, a designer in Washington, D.C.