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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…

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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.…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.…

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

Flowering Bulbs for Autumn Planting

Autumn is upon us (almost) and so now is a good time to start thinking about what bulbs if any you would like to see blooming in your garden next spring and summer.  During this time of year, we often plant many of our die hard favorites such as hyacinths, crocus, narcissus and tulips but there are…

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Added by amy dugas on September 18, 2017 at 11:30am — No Comments

Seed Saving Part 1

From Mary's Blog

Saving seeds from your garden bounty is like putting money away for a rainy day. Best of all, saving your own seeds is one of many ways to regain control of your family’s source of food.…

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Added by Marianne Smith on September 14, 2017 at 10:51am — No Comments

How to select the right tankless water heater for RV

 

It is said that there is always a solution to every problem; therefore technology has astonished us with RV tankless water heater for the folks who love to travel and explore the world without any hindrance. Tankless water heater for RV has made it possible for them to take shower under the blue sky, without any limits! Here, tanked water heaters can restrict the enjoyment and the necessity but you can overcome through this by choosing the best tankless water heater…

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Added by Keena Thomas on September 13, 2017 at 9:00am — No Comments

Natural Ways to Make Your Home Smell Good

Our sense of smell is incredibly powerful – certain smells can make us relax in an instant, others can make us go hungry, while there are also smells which can ‘transport’ us into the past in a blink of an eye. It is only natural that you want your home to smell good; after…

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Added by Sophie Andersen on September 13, 2017 at 5:25am — No Comments

Décor Tricks to Create the Best Dining Area in Your Hotel

If you are looking forward to running the best restaurant then you need to focus on a lot of things and not just offering the best food. The customers do not just to the restaurants just to eat tasty food but also for a good time and enjoyable experience. If you want to attract customers and retain them then you need to offer them unique and excellent dining experience along with tasty food.

Here are some décor ideas that can help in creating an…

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Added by Emma Miah on September 9, 2017 at 5:33am — No Comments

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