Organizing Christmas Decorations: Ornaments, Lights, Fabric and Large Holiday Decorations

Nothing is as disheartening in early December as pulling out a favorite box of Christmas ornaments to find that it is damaged or mildewed from a year in basement storage. Protect precious holiday decorations by storing in labeled, plastic containers. Take special care of lights, fabric decorations and large ornaments to find them ready to […]

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How To Make A Fantastic Hanging Basket

The plants Ady uses in his hanging basket are: – Sphagnum Moss for the basket liner – Geranium for the central plant – Nepeta, Trailing Fuchsia, Bacopa and Trailing Surfinia around the edge (one of each) – Petunias and Trailing Nebelia for infill (eight of each)

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Carpet Trends

If you don’t know much about carpet, you may not even realize that you have countless types to choose from. Of course, not all carpets are created equal, and carpet is usually a commitment you plan to keep in the home for some time. Here’s what’s hot in carpet right now. Recycled Carpet “Green” or […]

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Window Boxes Planting Tips

Gardening How-To Editor-in-Chief Kathy Childers offers tips on selecting plants for window boxes, preparing the window boxes for the potting-soil mixture and creating the most appealing arrangements.

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Different Types Of Beds

When we are all tired after a long day at work or after exploring all the places and attractions of a new city, we can actually visualize ourselves sleeping on our bed. That’s the importance of a bed, they instantly give you a sense of relaxation and comfort. But do you know the different kind […]

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Building A Log Home

A Step-by-step Guide To Building A Custom Log Home Log cabin homes possess the rustic charm and the quality craftsmanship home owners are looking for. Interest in building a custom log cabin, has increased among home buyers because of its sturdy construction and the new modern designs and amenities. Home buyers who are looking to […]

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Avoiding Asbestos Exposure In Older Homes

Once prized in manufacturing for its durability and heat resistance, asbestos has now been classified as a carcinogen by both the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the World Health Organization. The use of asbestos in new construction in the U.S. is strictly regulated, but becuse it can be found in many older homes,schools and public […]

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How to use Essential Oils in Your Home

The benefits and uses of essential oils are endless. From alleviating allergies to promoting better sleep, essential oils are extremely effective as home remedies and can be smoothed onto the skin, added to a bath, or diffused into the air. Best of all, essential oils are safe to enjoy with no harmful chemicals or side […]

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