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What Can I Machinewash? Surprising Yeses, Nos or Maybes

Posted by Laura Firszt | Aug 30, 2015

Spend much time on the Internet? If so, you may notice that the worldwide web is packed with advice, much of it confusing and contradictory. For example, household hint sites love to...


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7 Dazzling DIY Decor Projects Using Burlap

Posted by Laura Firszt | Aug 27, 2015

Burlap has come a long way from its lowly origins. This natural fabric was traditionally known as a sturdy but coarse cloth, used to make sacks for food products like potatoes or coffee....


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Uninvite Insects from Your End-of-Summer Outdoor Meals

Posted by Laura Firszt | Aug 26, 2015

Wow. It's hard to believe that summertime is almost over. This sweetest of seasons seems to go by faster every year. All the more reason to enjoy the outdoors while you can. And what...


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Trendy Tiled Bathroom Backsplashes

Posted by Laura Firszt | Aug 25, 2015

Beautiful tiled backsplashes are not just for kitchens anymore! This incredibly popular design feature is appearing now in the most fashionable bathrooms across the country. Whether...


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10 Affordable Ways to Add Fast Curb Appeal

Posted by Laura Firszt | Aug 24, 2015

If you've just listed your house with a real estate broker -- or are merely daydreaming about putting your place on the market someday -- you've no doubt heard of the importance of...