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Using the Awesome Power of the Rain

Posted by Laura Firszt | Sep 28, 2014

"Rain, rain, go away, come again some other day," goes the children's chant. Even as grownups, many of us dread having our plans disrupted or our clothes soaked by an unexpected shower....


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DIY Concrete Garden D├ęcor

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jul 10, 2014

If you’ve been bitten by the garden décor bug, you probably know that it can be a “spendy” hobby. So why not get crafty? Making DIY indoor and outdoor planters,...


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9 Wasteful Yard Care Habits and How to Kick Them

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jun 29, 2014

Summer means balmy weather, longer evenings and a more leisurely pace of life. If you’d love to sit back and enjoy your garden but are too busy planting weeding and watering,...


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5 Simple Solutions to De-Stink Your Towels

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jun 26, 2014

Do you ever take a load of just-washed towels out of the dryer, only to find that they have … well … an odor, and not a pleasant one? In fact, they may smell downright...


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Customize Your Bathroom with a Cool Concrete Sink

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jun 23, 2014

The bathroom, whether a guest powder room or master en suite, is an area of the home where you can let your decorating imagination run free. Paint the walls in your favorite vibrant...


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The Secrets to Naturally Cleaning Your Wood Floors

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jun 19, 2014

Wood floors, in particular hardwood, are all the rage in home décor these days. Their stunningly handsome appearance and hypo-allergenic nature make them a sought-after choice...


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Uses for Eggshells that Would Make Grandma Smile

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jun 08, 2014

My introduction to recycling came in my grandmother's garden. Granddad was a big-city veterinarian who, years ahead of this century’s homesteading movement, decided to buy a farm...


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Test Your Home Plumbing Smarts

Posted by Laura Firszt | May 28, 2014

As 21st century Americans, we rely on our home's plumbing system for efficient inflow and outgo. In layperson’s terms, that can be defined as bringing in clean water for drinking...