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Is Your Home Full of Asbestos?

If you’re planning on doing renovations in your home or if you’re just concerned about your health and the health of your family members, you must know about dangers lurking in asbestos. Even though you probably heard about this dangerous mineral, you probably don’t know exactly what it is, where you can find it, why is it so dangerous and how can you get rid of it. So, if you’re ready to learn something more about asbestos, here’s a little guide for…


Added by Tracey Clayton on December 5, 2017 at 5:36am — No Comments

How To Make The Perfect Country Style Garden With A Decorative Windmill

Every woman has a hidden desire to have a country style garden, and every man appreciates the effort that goes into gardening. Children are truly happier when running around and learning things that only outdoors, and nature can teach us. Gardens are therefore very important.

Making a perfect country style garden in a few steps has never been easier. First begin with hanging planters. Get iron planters with a gold finish, diamond shaped pot…


Added by Karen Cole on December 1, 2017 at 6:28am — No Comments

The Fairy Tale Guide to Choosing a Mattress

We spend at least a third of our lives asleep. So pray me, should we not give enough thought to how we sleep?

Amongst the many factors that contribute to quality sleep, one needs a good mattress as Michael Decker, PhD, spokesman for the Sleep Academy, avers.

There are many ways that one can use to choose a mattress, but to show how The Grimm Brothers were way ahead on this, let us see how fairy tale characters chose their sleeping…


Added by Silvia Watson on November 23, 2017 at 4:19am — No Comments

3 Tips for Hosting a Delicious Wine Party at Christmas

At the point when welcomed to an occasion gathering, many take after the convention of bringing a little present for the host or entertainer as an indication of thankfulness for holding the occasion. Now and again it can be difficult to settle on a proper…


Added by Emma Miah on November 23, 2017 at 2:38am — No Comments

home cooked veggies for Thanksgiving

What are you eating on Thanksgiving?

We usually have turnips, sweet potatoes, cranberries, baked apples with cinnamon and green bean casserole....

Added by Liza Beckerman on November 20, 2017 at 5:18pm — No Comments

Tips to Grow Healthy Plants Indoors

Home grown veggies and fruits tend to be better for you and the environment than the foods bought from the market. The best part of growing food at home is that you know where your food comes from and…


Added by Silvia Watson on November 16, 2017 at 9:00am — No Comments

Top 8 Methods to Learn the Fundamental of Flooring

Renovate the flooring to ensure a reflection of the premium look of your home, office, lawn, etc., which is never a matter of daunting.  

Accomplishing other practices of home revamping likewise is effortless. In no way, I can arrange the entire aspects, but the fundamentals of flooring you must know that.

Eventually, you can explore a wide range of flooring material according to your expectation. Here, what I am going to articulate will strengthen the foundation of flooring.…


Added by Shubhi Gupta on November 15, 2017 at 2:23am — No Comments

4 Factors to consider when choosing the right furniture for your patio.

The functionality and comfort of your patio is dependent on the type of design patio roof as well as the furniture you use to construct a patio.  The outdoor space, be it in the pocket gardens or balcony, can serve a great relaxing area when considering staying outdoors in your home.  The comfort is improved when you get the right furniture for your patio. Getting the right furniture is not a walk in the park; there are…


Added by Karen Cole on November 10, 2017 at 12:42am — No Comments

Tips for Buying the Best Towels for The Bathroom

A bathroom is an important part of the house so make sure that it is well-built and properly established. A good bathroom adds value to the house and it should be functional. Decorating the bathroom is essential for keeping it clean and hygienic. The décor decisions of the…


Added by Emma Miah on November 7, 2017 at 5:46am — No Comments

The Flagpole Project

A friend sent me an email with a link to this Flagpole Project and to say it moved me is a huge understatement. So I thought I would share it with you all.

Standing 400 feet tall, the new Acuity Insurance Flagpole in Sheboygan, WI is the tallest flagpole in North America.

Flagpole Facts:

- 400-foot flagpole weighs approximately 420,000 pounds

– There are two versions of the 60- by 120-foot flag:

* 220 pound flag is flown during normal…


Added by Emily May on November 6, 2017 at 9:38pm — No Comments

Not All Critters Can Swim

We have had an unusually dry winter and spring this year. Because of this I often have casualties in my pool in the morning. The mouse just looking to quench his/her thirst and falling in or a lizard and even sometimes a rabbit. So every morning I check the pool and fish out any casualties from the night before. A couple of days ago while doing my morning pool check I saw this…


Added by Emily May on November 6, 2017 at 9:36pm — No Comments

Cooling with a Whole House Fan

Compared to a ceiling fan that functions within a room, whole house fans are used as alternatives to central air conditioning system to cool the entire house. Whole house fans are extremely energy efficient and cheaper. If you are looking for affordable home cooling options this…


Added by Emily May on November 6, 2017 at 9:30pm — No Comments

5 Tips for Kids’ Room Decoration and Bedding Selection

Home decoration is certainly an exciting and challenging task for a homemaker. You have to consider your personal aesthetic senses and also the preferences of the other members of the family so that everyone can enjoy the interior decoration. If you have kids, then decorating their bedroom can be a little tricky. Instead of class and sophistication, you have to think about creating an environment that oozes fun and frolic. From the bedding to the painting of the wall, everything must be…


Added by Silvia Watson on November 6, 2017 at 1:28am — No Comments

5 Practices to Avoid While Dealing with Food

Running a business is never easy because there are a lot of things that need your attention. A business can get into a lot of trouble even if one aspect of business is not doing well. In food business you attain customers by offering the best food. Whether you are…


Added by Emma Miah on October 26, 2017 at 5:13am — No Comments

6 Brilliant Tips to Get Your Bedroom in Top Shape

Are you tired of seeing the same sort of appearance of your room? Do you want to change it? It often happens that people get bored of the usual appearance of their place and consider reforming it. It’s not a big deal, and you may transform your ordinary room into a catchy…


Added by Emma Miah on October 12, 2017 at 7:00am — No Comments

Tips for Living a More Eco-Oriented Lifestyle

If you are done with your old ways of polluting and wasting and are resolved to lead a more eco-friendly lifestyle from now on, you might feel overwhelmed with the scope of changes you will need to introduce. However, you have already made the most difficult step – a decision to change. Now your job is to focus on the smaller steps, and the big ones will eventually become much easier.…


Added by Tracey Clayton on October 9, 2017 at 4:41am — No Comments

How to Design an Ultra Energy-Efficient Modern Home

With energy-efficient improvements being more affordable than ever, homeowners no longer need to sit and wait to see what the future holds for their homes. From living walls to sustainable materials and energy-saving fixtures, organic and green designs represent the future modern architecture. Owing to expanding eco-consciousness, the future has never been brighter, greener and closer. Thus, if you want to design a healthy, modern and sustainable home, it’s time to go…


Added by Tracey Clayton on October 8, 2017 at 10:11am — No Comments

Cool Season Gardening

Cool Season Gardening

As far as I’m concerned, the longer I can grow and harvest my own food the better.  Last year I picked my last bowl of salad greens on December 14th .  My dinner that night was bittersweet…sweet because I was still eating something I grew but bitter because…


Added by amy dugas on September 29, 2017 at 10:00am — No Comments

How can you grow a money plant effectively in your home?

Money plant is one of the popular indoor plants that can be easily found in various homes due to its unique aesthetic appeal and characteristics. It is mostly grown in indoor areas in water. The amazing plant is known to bring good luck, happiness, wealth and prosperity to its owner. The lucky plant is also known by other names such as golden pothos, silver vine, devil’s vine, hunter’s robe, taro vine, Solomon Islands ivy and others. If you are interested in bringing an indoor…


Added by Trishana on September 27, 2017 at 2:13am — No Comments

Everything I’ve Learned about Healthy Eating After a Month of Growing My Own Food

After spending a weekend at a friend’s farm last year, eating fresh produce that I helped harvest that same day, I pledged to do more to grow my own food. This took a back seat when I returned to my own home and make excuses for why this couldn’t work for me. Eventually, following a friend’s advice, I decided to start small. I planted potatoes and onions. Then carrots. Then cabbage. And then broad beans. Next, the chicken coop when up and we welcomed Mitzy and Norah to our family.…


Added by Rebecca Harper on September 20, 2017 at 10:34am — No Comments

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