• Add An Outdoor Water Fountain To Beautify Your Space

    An outdoor water fountain is more than simple d├ęcor for your yard. The trickle of the water music adds a new layer of sensory experience to your garden. What's more, the play of sunlight and water makes a fountain a dynamic addition to the yard. A fountain can also serve as the focal point of a garden or be a charming find along a winding path. Use an outdoor water fountain to beautify your space. [Read More]

  • How To Refinish A Wood Fence

    If you have a wood fence in your yard, there is good chance that you'll eventually need to refinish it. All of the moisture outside, along with moisture from the sprinklers, can cause the paint to peel from the wood. Eventually, to maintain the integrity and strength of the wood, you will need to apply a new coat of paint. However, this does not mean that you just need to get out a paintbrush and start painting your fence as it is. [Read More]

  • Pest Control In The Era Of Honeybee Colony Collapse Disorder

    As you have likely heard in the media in recent years, the global honeybee population has been struggling with a situation that is called colony collapse disorder (CCD). CCD is blamed for the die-off of entire hives of honeybees and to date, scientists have not discovered the cause. Living in the era of CCD dictates the importance of preserving bee colonies that swarm, rather than simply killing them with a commercial pesticide like you would a nest of wasps or hornets. [Read More]

  • Mow Like a Pro With These 3 Lawn Mower Maintenance Tips

    One of the easiest ways to get your lawn looking refreshed is by giving it a quick mow. Mowing your yard can help make it look more polished as long as your mower is in good condition. Should the quality of the blades be lacking or the undercarriage is clogged with old grass, your mower will struggle to cut each blade of grass with a crisp clean look. The last thing you want to see when you are done mowing is an uneven look to the lawn. [Read More]

  • Keep Mosquitoes Out Of Your Home With These Tips And Tricks

    Mosquitoes are never fun to be around, as they'll take every opportunity they can get to latch onto your skin for a meal, resulting in pain and itching. Unfortunately, the little critters have a way of getting inside to bug you while spending time in your own home. Luckily, there are a variety of things you can do to keep mosquitoes outside where they belong, so you can enjoy your time at home in comfort and without getting " [Read More]

  • Get Your Plumbing Ready For The Holidays

    The holidays are fast approaching! Whether you're anticipating a house full of guests or planning to host big family dinners, the holidays can put a big strain on your home's plumbing system. Preparing your plumbing in advance can help you avoid disasters. Clean Out Your Garbage Disposal With all the cooking and baking you'll be doing this holiday season, it's a good idea to clean your garbage disposal. Pour vinegar into your disposal, then chase the vinegar with ice cubes and salt and turn the disposal on. [Read More]

  • Sugar And Spice And Everything Twice: Designing A Little Girls Bedroom Fit For Two

    Sharing a room with a sibling is a reality in most families and has many benefits. Late night giggles, stories told, and huddling together under the covers on stormy nights make great memories. However, sharing a room also comes with the disadvantages of never having any privacy and having to share everything. Too much togetherness can leave siblings longing for a space to call their own. With a little creativity, you can design a bedroom fit for both of your two little princesses that will give them their independence and the private space they need. [Read More]

  • Microwave Cleaning With Natural Ingredients

    Between bubbling beans and greasy ribs, microwaves have a way of becoming so filthy they're almost too dirty to use. With repeated uses, this grime can become sticky, gummy or rock-hard, depending on the substance. If you don't keep up with your microwave maintenance, cleaning it can seem almost impossible. Luckily, there is a solution. Before you reach for the oven cleaner, try these natural and effective cleaning methods. The Lemon Method [Read More]

  • It's Curtains For You! Four Features To Look For In Drapery Treatments For Kids' Rooms

    You need some cute and effective window coverings for your child's room, but you're not interested in blinds. Maybe you don't like the look, or maybe you're concerned about the strangulation hazard that many blind cords present. Your best option is to choose drapery treatments that will work well in a kid's bedroom. What are some features to look for in drapes that will be installed in a child's room? [Read More]

  • Tips For Repainting Your Interior Shutters

    Replacing shutters can be expensive and hiring someone to repaint them for you will cost more than doing it yourself. You can cheaply and fairly quickly refresh your space by repainting your shutters yourself. Keep the following tips in mind when planning and completing your project.      Removal Though you can paint shutters while they're still attached to your house, it's best to remove them so you can properly clean, sand, and paint them. [Read More]