Home and Garden

What to do in January

By |Dec. 28, 2017|

Inside Make New Year’s Resolutions. Take stock of what you have accomplished over the past year and make a new list of goals. Clean wood [...]

Good living

By |Dec. 7, 2017|

I come to cleaning with a set of reference, an opinion, if you will, nurtured by my upbringing. Pretty black and white: It is clean or [...]

The 3-minute ivy wreath

By |Nov. 9, 2017|

Looking for a beautiful centerpiece for holiday entertaining? Look no further than your garden center. Start by buying an ivy hanging basket. Select a plant [...]

What to do for November

By |Nov. 2, 2017|

The holidays are approaching, which means house guests and big meals. Here’s how to get ready for the excitement. Inside • Ready your refrigerator with [...]

Throw time

By |Oct. 19, 2017|

Cozy Up Creating a cozy throw  for your sofa or bed that matches your colors and style is an easy afternoon project that could also [...]

The tree house

By |Aug. 3, 2017|

I finally got the holes dug for the main tree house tower. Something that would ordinarily have taken me about half a day took 2.5 [...]

A simple stone drain

By |Jul. 6, 2017|

Almost every home has drainage problems at one time or another. And new home sites may take some time to study how to best drain [...]

Sand casting

By |Jun. 22, 2017|

If you love making things for your garden, you will love concrete. Concrete is durable, inexpensive and easy to work with, making it the perfect medium to [...]

Easy peasy topiary

By |Jun. 15, 2017|

I have been a fan of topiaries for most of my life. To me they convey the elegance that comes with discipline and control. I also [...]

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