Colors of Vegetable Gardens: Growing Edibles in Less Sun

Colors of Vegetable Gardens: Growing Edibles in Less Sun

Yes, you really can plant a vegetable garden in the shade — and Shawna Coronado gets the goods to prove it. Three years ago she ripped out all the bud in her shady suburban Chicago garden and replaced it with […]

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Neat Little Project: Create an All-in-One Stool, Mini Table and Ottoman

Neat Little Project: Create an All-in-One Stool, Mini Table and Ottoman

Stools are rather straightforward and utilitarian pieces of furniture ; I find these to be great accessories which can add just a little something to some room. This stool is wider than usual, therefore it may be utilised in many […]

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Want a Cleaner? Show You Care

Want a Cleaner? Show You Care

If you saw someone inadvertently drop a lot of oranges on the sidewalk, do you help pick up them? A recent study shows that 40 percent of passersby would. What’s amazing, however, is that for passersby who’d witnessed the act […]

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Create a Study Space the Kids Can Love

Create a Study Space the Kids Can Love

As the children repay in at college, they return to doing assignments. Turn the dreaded chore into a more fun and fulfilling experience by giving them the tools and space that they need to succeed. Bayless Custom Homes Inc.. Inspire […]

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Greatest Cutting-Garden Beauties for Summer

Greatest Cutting-Garden Beauties for Summer

Late summer is prime time for casual potluck dinner parties around the patio or screened porch. When guests are coming over, I love to create decorative arrangements using whatever’s blooming in my backyard. After we’re invited to other people’s houses, […]

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Open vs. Closed Kitchens — Which Style Works Best for You?

Open vs. Closed Kitchens — Which Style Works Best for You?

For centuries that the kitchen has been a workspace. Often tucked in the rear of the home, it had space for only the bare essentials. However, a peek at many new kitchens now shows a very different approach: the open-concept […]

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Another Independence Day: When Kids Can Do Their Laundry

Another Independence Day: When Kids Can Do Their Laundry

Here in the States we recently celebrated Independence Day. For our family, it is a day full of pleasure that begins with our local parade. When my kids were younger, I would dress them in some mix of red, blue […]

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Real Estate Escrow Final Checklist

Real Estate Escrow Final Checklist

In a California property transaction all parties involved give their closing directives to a chosen escrow company. It then becomes the escrow holder’s responsibility to ensure that no tools, money or property change hands until all instructions have been carried […]

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Here's Looking at You : A Mirror Personality Quiz

Here's Looking at You : A Mirror Personality Quiz

Next time you walk into the restroom at a friend’s home, seem hard at the mirror. I don’t mean at yourself. And no, I am not asking that you open it and look inside the cabinet to determine what’s on […]

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Tell a Story With Layout for a Meaningful Home

Tell a Story With Layout for a Meaningful Home

I just finished listening to the TED Radio Hour piece about storytelling. When it should not come as a surprise that books, poems, plays, paintings or music tell stories, many people do not realize that home layout can, and should, […]

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