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Painting Basics
on August 14, 2017 at 5:46 pm / in Around The Home, Home & Garden Tips, Home Decorating Tips, Home Seller Tips, Home Selling Tips, Painting Tips, Tips & Helpful Advice

Painting Basics

Paint Primer  Whether you’re a DIY type of house painter or if you’re handing off the job, you still should know some paint basics. After all, even if you don’t lift a brush or roller, you’ll still want to know what’s in your paint, and how it’s stored. The biggest changes in paint go beyond the latest colors. Instead, many […]

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Product Review: Home Cleaner without Chemicals?
on August 29, 2016 at 11:25 pm / in Health & Fitness Tips, Kitchen Ideas, Product Buying Guide & Reviews

Product Review: Home Cleaner without Chemicals?

Throw away your toxic household cleaning products. With a trio of basic ingredients found in every home, and a dose of scientific ingenuity, Force of Nature non-chemical cleaner and disinfectant rids your house of harsh chemicals while keeping it clean and disinfected. It works by electrolyzing water, an industrial process now available at home. “The process is elegant in its […]

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Tips for a Successful Yard Sale
on May 24, 2016 at 5:42 pm / in Garage Projects, Home Decorating Tips, Meeting Neighbors, Money Saving Tips, Moving Tips

Tips for a Successful Yard Sale

Whether you’re moving or simply decluttering, a garage sale, or yard sale, is an excellent way to get rid of items that have been languishing unused in your house and garage. And, of course, it’s an ideal way to put some extra money in your pocket. But, before you start taping signs around the neighborhood, consider some of these suggestions […]

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A “How-to” for Artichoke Lovers & Newbies
on April 1, 2016 at 10:39 pm / in Food & Cooking Tips & Recipes, Home & Garden Tips, House Warming Party, Kitchen Ideas, Tips & Helpful Advice

A “How-to” for Artichoke Lovers & Newbies

Spring means a lot of different things. The start of artichoke season is one of those things if you’re an artichoke lover.    I’m surprised whenever I hear someone say that they’ve never prepared an artichoke. I’ve even known some people who’ve never even eaten one. They’re not that mysterious, but they will hurt you. Artichokes are part of the […]

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A Croc in the Bath
on April 1, 2016 at 10:19 pm / in Bathroom Ideas, Home & Garden Tips, Home Decorating Tips, Inside the Home, Tips & Helpful Advice

A Croc in the Bath

So, maybe it’s time to overhaul that bathroom. You’ve looked at the practical offerings at IKEA, and the traditional vanities and fixtures found at Home Depot and Lowe’s. Are you stuck? Do you need a little inspiration? A design idea you’ve never entertained, maybe? Well, here’s your answer: Crocodile leather bathroom vanities. OK, faux croc and faux leather. But it’s […]

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A Well-Dressed Bed Gives Your Bedroom a Quick Lift
on January 22, 2016 at 9:49 pm / in Home & Garden Tips, Home Decorating Tips, Inside the Home, Product Buying Guide & Reviews, Tips & Helpful Advice

A Well-Dressed Bed Gives Your Bedroom a Quick Lift

OK, so maybe it’s not a coincidence that we’re discussing beds just in time for Valentine’s Day. But, if your bedroom is looking a little drab, and your budget won’t allow for a complete makeover, consider a fresh change of bedding, and it might be all your room needs. Take a look at these gorgeous beds for inspiration. 1. For sheer romance, it’s […]

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DIY: Cheer Up Your Room with a Terrarium
on January 22, 2016 at 9:30 pm / in Gardening Tips, Home & Garden Tips, Home Decorating Tips, Inside the Home, Tips & Helpful Advice

DIY: Cheer Up Your Room with a Terrarium

A bleak house indeed now that the Christmas tree and all other holiday lights and decorations have been put away. You can’t deny that winter is firmly entrenched, and not about to go away any time soon. But there’s no reason why you can’t create an eclectic indoor garden that keeps the bare look of winter at bay. Terrariums are […]

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Three Whimsical DIY Holiday Wreaths
on November 23, 2015 at 6:24 pm / in Holiday Tips, Home Decorating Tips

Three Whimsical DIY Holiday Wreaths

During the holidays, nothing welcomes guests to your home as warmly as a gorgeous wreath hanging on your front door. But, there’s no law that says all wreaths have to be green and round. You can put your personal stamp on your holiday wreath this year by sidestepping tradition. Take a look at these ideas for clever DIY wreaths that you […]

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Selecting the Ideal Mattress for a Good Night’s Sleep
on July 1, 2015 at 7:25 pm / in Health & Fitness Tips, Home & Garden Tips, Inside the Home, Lifestyle Tips, Tips & Helpful Advice

Selecting the Ideal Mattress for a Good Night’s Sleep

In spite of what you may see in ads, there isn’t one ideal mattress that suits all — even if it cools you off, warms you up, lets you pick a magic number, elevates your head, your feet, and pretty much gyrates like Elvis at the touch of a button. Depending on the size, a new mattress is not an inexpensive purchase; you can’t afford […]

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Spring Cleaning With Allergy Sufferers in Mind
on March 17, 2015 at 4:51 pm / in Home & Garden Tips, Inside the Home, Tips & Helpful Advice

Spring Cleaning With Allergy Sufferers in Mind

Depending on where you live, it’s nearly impossible to think that this brutal winter will soon be little more than a lingering memory. But, look out. While spring breaks through winter’s chill, it also unleashes the merciless onslaught of pollen. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) estimates that asthma and allergies strike 50 million Americans — that’s one […]

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