Lawn - Garden

A wooden garden shed can provide you with many benefits. Many homeowners consider building their own garden shed to store garden tools, landscaping equipment and other supplies. Some will also use this building for a safe environment to establish seedlings before moving them outdoors. A garden shed may be larger or smaller in size, and it can add function and convenience alike to your gardening experience. Before you start building your own garden shed, however, there are a few things you should consider fully.

Home Tech

Every homeowner and renter wants to feel comfortable in their home. You never want to feel like you need to worry when you lock your door and drive to work for the day. The problem is, in today’s turbulent economy, more and more home burglars are breaking into homes and taking valuable items. In fact, home burglaries make up about 90 percent of the non-violent crime in the nation. You do not want to fall victim to home burglars just because you are not prepared. The best way to protect yourself in this situation is to invest in a monitored alarm system. Choosing the best alarm system and...

Green Home

For many regions of the country, drought can cause a serious problem with water shortages, high temperatures, and little or no rain. Luckily, the rise in popularity of earth friendly living has created a movement of people catching and harvesting rain water in order to use it for a variety of different projects and other uses in times of need. Installing a rain catchment system can be done at home without the help of professionals, though extremely complex rain harvesting and rain water treatment systems can also be installed by professionals. By taking a look at your water needs, budget, and the...

Home Improvement
25
January

A basement that develops water damage can cause serious consequences for your home. Water can cause foundation problems, mold and mildew. Repairing the damage can cost tens of thousands of dollars if it is caught late in the process. However, if you spot the warning signs early, you can decrease the amount of money it will cost to repair the damage. If you are considering purchasing a home, these warning signs can help prevent you from purchasing a home that will need immediate repairs to be completed.

Cooking
22
January

Choosing a set of kitchen knives is a decision that any home-owner should not take lightly. Having a good set of quality knives helps to make cooking much easier, and selecting a great set is an investment. Although knives can be expensive, with proper care and maintenance, uses can expect to have the same set for many years to come.

Pets

How To Build A Chicken Coop

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15
May

Raising chickens is a great hobby that provides you with fresh eggs, meat and fertilizer for your garden. As with any animal, chickens require some form of housing. This usually entails the building of a chicken coop. You don’t need special carpentry skills or overly complicated plans. Chickens will be happy and healthy as long as you meet their basic needs.

The cost of embellishments from a scrapbooking store is often prohibitive in these tough times. But there is a way you can create you own unique embellishments for a fraction of store bought prices. Embellishments created with air drying clay add texture, bulk and interest to your pages, and once you get started you won’t know where to stop.

How to Make Candles Safely

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30
April

Candle making can be a fun and rewarding experience. It allows you to express your creativity while making a useful decoration or a unique gift. However, before you start making candles, it is important to be aware of a few basic safety rules. This will allow you to maximize your enjoyment while candle making.

Amazing Honey Facts

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30
April

•    Humans have eaten honey for centuries. It was found in King Tut’s tomb and was edible.

•    There are many varieties of honey. It has different colors and tastes, depending on the location and type of flower nectar that bees collect to make it.

We have all heard about the many health benefits of fish, and many nutritionists and other experts recommend eating seafood at least once a week to maintain optimal levels of health.  Better yet, fish is a delicious meal, and one that can be prepared in a myriad of ways.  With all the great seafood recipes out there, it is possible to follow that once a week seafood schedule and never repeat a single dish.

Choosing the Best Fresh Fish

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30
April

It is a simple fact of life that fresher is better.  Fish is a fragile meat that begins to lose flavor and nutrients mere minutes after being caught.  This is the reason sushi chefs, who rely upon having high quality fish as well as very fresh fish are so very choosy about the fish they use.  What can you learn from the ways sushi chefs choose their fish?