Monthly Archives: August 2012

Nativity Scene Christmas Decorations

Add Joy to the Entire Neighborhood with These Peaceful Christmas Nativity Scenes

Nativity sets are one of those Christmas decorations that can be passed down through the generations. There are several different types of Christmas nativity scenes, each with different characters and animals as well as different looks like old-world European nativity sets, contemporary nativity sets, etc. We’ve put together a few of our favorite nativity Christmas decorations to help you build a Christmas nativity scene that you and your family can love year after year. (more…)

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White Outdoor Christmas Decorations

Transform Your Yard into a Winter Extravaganza with these All-White Christmas Yard Decorations

The Winter Wonderland outdoor Christmas theme will look beautiful in your yard, especially if you live in an area that gets snow during the holidays. To begin your Winter Wonderland Christmas theme, you’ll want to get several packs of white Christmas lights to make your home the brightest on the block as well as some floodlights to illuminate the area around any special characters. Get lights to hang from the eaves, net lights for the bushes, tree trunk lights, walkway lights, etc – the more, brighter lights the better. (more…)

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Animal Theme Outdoor Christmas Decorations

Create an Animal-themed Winter Wonderland in Your Own Front Yard with these Christmas Yard Decorations

When creating an outdoor Winter Wonderland theme, the first thing you’ll do is buy white lights, lots and lots of white lights. To get ideas on how to set up your white lights before adding your Winter Wonderland characters, see our article The Ultimate White Out Christmas Decoration Theme. (more…)

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The Peanuts Christmas Decorations

Transforming Your Yard into a Peanuts Christmas Extravaganza withe Some Fun Snoopy & Charlie Brown Christmas Decorations

If you love Snoopy, Charlie Brown and the Peanuts gang, then you’ll love these Peanuts Christmas decoration ideas. These Peanuts Christmas decorations will help you showcase your love for the Peanuts gang while filling your yard with a fun, festive spirit. Most of the outdoor Charlie Brown Christmas decorations can be up-lit by a spotlight, which you can pick up at your local hardware store. (more…)

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Candy Cane Christmas Decorations

Spice Up Your Holiday Season with Some Quick & Easy Candy Cane Christmas Decorations

For me, nothing says Christmas time quite like Peppermint Candy Canes. Candy Canes remind me of when I was a child and my grandmother would completely cover her faux-snow artificial Christmas tree with hundreds of candy canes, and then tell me I could eat just one (until my mom left the room). Now you can decorate your entire home with candy cane decorations that you can find already made or you can always make your own. (more…)

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Choose the Right-Sized Outdoor Patio Umbrella in 3 Easy Steps

How to Measure Outdoor UmbrellasOne of the easiest ways to update your patio table is to update your outdoor umbrella. To replace your current outdoor patio umbrella, you will need to figure out what size of new outdoor umbrella to order. Outdoor umbrella size is simply determined by the width of the outdoor patio umbrella. Here are 3 easy steps that will show you how to measure outdoor umbrellas: (more…)

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14 Aug '12

Solar Lights FAQs

Solar Lights FAQs

Get Answers on Some of the Most Common Outdoor Solar Light Questions

Where is the best place to display my outdoor solar lights?
Outdoor solar lights need direct sunlight to receive a full charge during the day. At night, the solar outdoor lights will need the darkest area of the yard, away from any light source such as a street light or outdoor wall light. (more…)

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How to Choose Solar LightsWhen shopping for solar lights, it’s important to match the solar light to the function you want it to perform. Solar Path Lights, Solar Accent Lights, Solar Task Lights, and Solar Spot Lights each will give you different results. (more…)

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Why Choose Solar Lights

Simple Answers to Common Questions on Why & How to Choose Solar Lights

One of the easiest and most economical ways to enhance the look of your home’s curb appeal is to invest in outdoor solar lighting. Solar outdoor lights can make your home safer as well as enhance certain outdoor features, and better yet, most are ready to install right out of the box – no wiring required. Because outdoor solar lights require no wiring or power source, they give you the flexibility to place your lights just about anywhere, as long as there is direct sunlight for charging during the day and complete darkness for illumination at night. (more…)

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Cleaning a Pool

7 Steps for Cleaning a Pool

On a hot summer day, who wouldn’t want to submerge in a cool and refreshing pool? At the end of a long day, what better way to relax than to float? Enjoying all that requires some regular attention to pool equipment. The water in your pool is an ever-changing environment that calls for both attention and maintenance. For many, this means employing a professional service technician to come by once or twice a week. You can, on the other hand, take care of your pool yourself by following these steps. (more…)

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