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You Still Haven’t Tried Rope Décor?

October 28, 2016 1

After spending the summer bouncing along the Eastern seaboard at friends’ homes, I can confirm this truth: You can shake the sand from your sandals, but it sticks in your mind. That explains my current obsession with rope design. It oozes sailor chic and utilitarian charm in every season. Designers and DIYers alike use it…

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What to Winterize Now, Soon or Later in Your Home

October 21, 2016 2

Pardon the interruption from enjoying fall, but a more frigid season is around the corner. There’s no need to rush to tackle every single winterizing task by next weekend. Instead, use this prioritized list to maximize your time, minimize your stress, and get back to your Pumpkin Spice Latte Cupcakes, stat! Now, You Should… Insulate…

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How to Extend the Life of Your Lawn Mower

August 12, 2016

At this point in the summer, your hardworking lawn mower probably looks like a hot, dirty mess. What’s worse, all that excess gunk and debris can decrease your lawn mower’s life and performance (and increase your frustration). Here’s how to make sure your mower remains a clean, mean, reliable cutting machine. Aerate the Air Filter…

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Brewing Your Own Beer Is So Easy!

July 20, 2016

As many as 1.2 million Americans brew their own beer, according to a survey conducted by the American Homebrewers Association. If they can do it, so can you! The process is easier than you might think. With the right tools in hand, you’ll soon feel a sense of pride when you brew your own tasty beer. And…

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Photo Prints: How Big Should You Go?

April 27, 2016

Digital cameras are a great invention. They’ve certainly encouraged people to take more, and often better, pictures than ever before. While looking at the pictures on your phone or camera screen is fine, don’t forget to make prints too! There’s nothing like decorating your home with a large photographic print of a favorite shot or…

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6 Household Tools Everyone Should Have

April 04, 2016

Unless you are lucky enough to have a live-in handyman standing around waiting to fix every broken doorknob or stuck window, you’ll have to tackle some small home-repair tasks yourself. For that, you need a small but powerful set of simple tools that you can keep anywhere in the house, ready at a moment’s notice…

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How to Hang (and Take Down) Wallpaper Like a Pro

March 24, 2016

To paraphrase LL Cool J, wallpaper isn’t making a comeback, it’s been here for years—centuries, in fact. But it’s only recently that this home-décor no-no has gone from being reviled to full-on accepted. The shift is understandable. When done well, a roll of gorgeous wallpaper can transform and elevate a space as well as a…

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