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Mowing The Lawn: Ways To Make It Easier

Lawn mowing is a part of lawn care. Here are some ways to make it easier and improve the health ...

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The Front-Yard-Farm Revolution

In the 21st century home, we're rethinking land use, food production, and home economies. How do these converge? Well, here's ...

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Earth Building: Adobe Brick and Compressed Earth Blocks

Adobe brick building is thousands of years old. But, it's modern too. Here are some ways to use earthen bricks ...

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In the 21st century home, we’re rethinking land use, food production, and home economies. How do these converge? Well, here’s a great example. *** In Lincoln, Nebraska, a quiet, dirty little revolution has taken hold. Spurred on by climate-change...
modern adobe brick building
Adobe brick building is thousands of years old. But, it’s modern too. Here are some ways to use earthen bricks to build energy efficient and sustainable homes. *** Adobe construction is an ancient building method dating back to at...
renters agreement insurance
Insurance makes the difference from having the worst day of your life versus starting the worst chapter of your life. Protect yourself, even as a renter. *** Lately, I’ve had reason to investigate insurance a lot and I’m constantly...
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A piece of kimono fabric brings images of a summer meadow for this week’s color palette. Does this color scheme represent the rising sun for you? *** I have somewhat of a fascination with Japan. Aside from taking Japanese...
acacia hardwood flooring dining room
  African acacia is a wonderfully dense and durable hardwood species that can add not only a historical richness but also a beautiful flooring look to our homes. *** It’s like a scene right out of an Indiana Jones...
backyard gardening
Food security has never been more insecure. Here are five reasons to take charge of your own food security with an edible garden. *** We’re on the heels of harvest season and it’s a glorious thing if you’re a...
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Winterizing in late summer and into fall helps you seal up and insulate your house to keep energy bills low. Here are some of the common trouble spots. *** Before it gets cold, winterize your house. Yes, it’s easy...
Brazilian walnut kitchen floor
In this article, we unravel the mystery of Brazilian Walnut, and get understand why this wood is a fantastic option for home improvement and decor. *** Oh, this is one confusing hardwood. Brazilian Walnut is the name for two...
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Today, technology is improving in leaps and bounds. What it means at home is impressive. Here’s how you can harness Bluetooth for at-home comfort. *** Convenience is always highly sought-after by tired, huddled masses. When it comes to life at home,...