Monthly Archives: August 2012

How to Measure for Drapes

Follow These Simple Steps to Hang Your Window Treatments the Quick & Easy Way

Through their admittance of light and decoration, windows can create an entire mood and add a sense of unity to the interior decorating theme of your home. Window blinds and drapes for windows can make your home feel more comfortable, add drama and evoke feelings. When choosing the appropriate window treatment, make sure to consider the amount of privacy you desire, light and climate control, ventilation, energy efficiency, the view from the window, and the look you want to create. For example, velvet drapes or heavy brocades that flow onto the floor create depth and drama, while sheer, breezy organdy fabrics create a casual, comfortable vibe. (more…)

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Fire Prevention Tips

6 Home Fire Safety Tips That Could Help Save Your Life

Fires can strike anyone at any time. According to the National Fire Prevention Association, in 2009, it is estimated that U.S. fire departments responded to 1.3 million fires. These fires resulted in over 3,000 deaths, and over 17,000 injuries. These fires caused over 12 billion dollars worth of damage and loss. Statistics like these show the importance of good fire prevention tips and fire safety habits. (more…)

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Implement These Summer Safety Tips to Keep Your Kids Safe All Summer Long

5 Summer Safety Tips for KidsIt’s a big job but someone’s got to do it. Keeping the kids safe, that is. Every summer there are thousands of children who sustain injuries that require emergency room visits. By learning some summer safety tips for kids, you can help keep your own children out of the emergency room and out where they belong…having fun! Here are some summer safety tips that can help you do just that. (more…)

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Patriotic Garden Decor

Show Your True Colors with Some Unique Outdoor American Home Decor

Whether you’re getting ready to celebrate a patriotic holiday or you just feel like decorating with an American home decor theme (or you just really like red, white and blue!), then check out these patriotic outdoor decorations. (more…)

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How to Grown Indoor Plants from Seeds

With a Little Patience & Some TLC You CAN Grown Indoor Plants from Seeds

People might tell you that it’s impossible to successfully grow indoor plants from seeds, but actually it’s absolutely possible. Not only is it possible, but people are doing it all the time. Of course, there are the basic necessities to consider when growing plants from seeds, such as providing water, light, soil, and oxygen, but there’s much more to it than that. You might think you know all the basics of growing a plant from a seed, but a refresher course with a few extra tips might help your seedlings flourish. (more…)

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15 Aug '12

Green Lawn Care

Green Lawn Care

Create a Thick, Healthy Lawn Using Natural and Organic Materials

Creating a healthy, beautiful yard will not only go a long way in improving your home’s curb appeal, but will also help out the environment. A thick, healthy, green lawn will trap water when it rains instead of causing a run-off, which can happen with sparse, unhealthy lawns. A thriving, healthy yard will also serve as a natural food source for many animals, insects and birds. (more…)

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How to Design a Flower Bed

An Easy-to-Use Checklist for the Perfect Flower Bed Design

A flower bed is a beautiful addition to any yard. Whether it’s along the front of the house or way out in back, it will add color and dimension to your yard, making the time you spend outdoors more interesting and fun. When you’re ready to design your flower bed, there are some things you can do that will help make it just right. (more…)

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Lawn and Garden Decor

Easy Tips on How to Create Your Ideal Landscape Design Using Decorative Garden Items

Creating a beautiful lawn involves more than just throwing down some grass and adding a few decorative garden items. Before you begin adding garden decor to your yard, it’s a good idea to have a plan prepared. First, jot down the overall dimensions of your yard, taking into account sunny/shady areas, water drainage, seasonality (of both plants and garden decor) and the type of look that you want to achieve. You should also consider the following criteria in deciding what type of decorative garden items to add to your landscape. (more…)

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Container Gardening

Have a Small Space? Grow a Garden with These Container Garden Ideas!

If you are limited by space, location or back/knee pain, then you’re probably looking for some creative container garden ideas. Consider growing vegetables and flowers in containers on your patio, balcony, rooftop or in a window, as each will provide an excellent space for productive mini gardens. Diseased plants, pests and poor soil conditions are easily overcome when you garden in a container. (more…)

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Christmas Glossary of Terms

Definitions of Some of Our Most Commonly Used Christmas Terms & Phrases

PVC Christmas Trees:
When made from high-quality PVC, artificial Christmas Trees are durable enough to last 20 or more years. The PVC used to create artificial Christmas trees is chemically stable and does not adversely affect human health. PVC is perfectly safe plastic under normal conditions of use. (more…)

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