Category: Home & Garden

This Little Coop is Just Chicky

Driven by the growing interest in farm to table cuisine, many homeowners are turning their backyards into free range habitats for chickens.  From the suburbs to urban city lots, chic little chicken coops are dotting the landscape.  More and more cities are relaxing their laws and ordinances and allowing chickens, so city dwellers can enjoy this pleasant hobby. Environmental activists and celebrities such as Jennifer Aniston, Barbara Streisand, Miley Cyrus, Chevy Chase, Reese Witherspoon and of course Martha Steward raise backyard chickens.  It is relatively inexpensive to start your own backyard flock. Chicks can cost between $3 to $30...

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May is National Pool Safety Month

May is National Pool Safety Month and as pool season kicks into full swing, parents across the country are taking safety precautions to keep their kids safe around water. This topic is so timely and important as most drownings occur when the child was thought to be in the house and nowhere near the pool area. An average of 279 children under five fatally drown each year. Drowning is still the number one killer in three states and stands at number two for the nation. 69% of pool related accidents occur while one or both parents are supervising their...

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All the Best Things to Do When You’re Snowed In

It’s that time of year when snowstorms are plenty and staying inside becomes necessary. For many of us we tend to think the time is wasted and there is nothing to accomplish, but here are a list of the best things to do when you are snowed in. Enjoy! Click here to read the full article by Life...

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7 Tips to Keep Your Xmas Tree Looking Good Longer

I love real Christmas trees. My home always smells amazing when I have it up and memories of my childhood come rushing back. But keeping your tree looking alive and well throughout the holidays can be a little daunting a times. These tips will surely help keep your tree looking good right through the New Year. Enjoy! Prepare the Base: Sawing off about half an inch to an inch of the base before you place it in your stand will prepare the tree for absorbing water. It’s like ringing a dinner bell and depending win what time you place...

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Blurring The Lines

As homes become smaller, architects and designers are finding ways to blur the lines between the interior spaces and the outdoor living areas. Assisting in this design process are newly developed materials that allow traditional walls to be replaced with large sheets of glass or window walls and flooring materials that perform beautifully inside and out. Soft, geometric designs stenciled onto the surface of wide, wood grained porcelain planks add interest and style to Lea Ceramics new Bio Lumber, Lodge Greige tiles. At this year’s Cersaie trade show in Bologna, Italy ceramic tile manufactures presented thousands of alternatives to...

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Meet Vicki Payne

Vicki Payne is a nationally recognized designer, home improvement, gardening and decorating expert. Each week, for over 15 years, millions of viewers both nationally and internationally have tuned in to watch her popular television show, For Your Home. read more

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