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How to Start an Indoor Garden
By: Admin    April 24 2018 , 11:57 am
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Category: Home , Gardening
Gardening Indoors A yard or garden is not necessary to indulge your green thumb! Many plants can thrive indoors with the right care. Setting the Stage With a few purchases at a home goods store, you can set up a chic garden indoors. There are numerous ways to set up an eye-catching indoor garden that will not require lots of space. Utilize your walls for hanging arrangements or add shelving to create dramatic texture to your garden.Many stores sell fixtures that can arrange plants nicely. This baker’s rack from Hayneedle can be used to arrange plants in an attractive way. There are cheaper options too, such as this garden stand from Walmart.You can also display plants in terrariums, vases, bowls, or terra cotta pots to fit the style of your garden.Lighting NeedsBring the sun indoors to your garden!Most plants need about 14 to 16 hours of sunlight a day in order to thrive. Even lig...
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Choosing Between a Wood Stove and a Fireplace
By: Admin    March 23 2018 , 05:28 pm
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Category: Home , Ideas
Wood-Burning Stoves vs. FireplacesWinter is a perfect time to get a crackling fire going in your house. But is it better to have a fireplace or a wood stove to warm your home? Here are some comparisons to help you decide! Aesthetic BeautyThe way a fireplace or a wood-burning stove looks can be a huge decision-making factor for a homeowner.Nothing says “cozy” as successfully as a warm crackling fire in the winter time. Most people love fireplaces for their aesthetic charm – and of course, being able to have a decorated mantel above a fireplace is a beloved Christmas tradition! Here are a few beautiful fireplaces:This eye-catching stone fireplaceThis fireplace mantel all decorated for ChristmasAn ornate mantel on displayWood burning stoves tend to be bulky and awkward-looking, although with the right elements they can be stylish additions to a home. Here are some ideas for a wood stove from Pi...
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Where to Find Quality Houseplants
By: Admin    February 16 2018 , 11:55 am
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Category: Gardening , Plant Care
Where to Find Quality HouseplantsWhether it is from a grocery store or a local nursery, here are some tips to selecting the best houseplant for your home.Grocery StoresWhat more convenient way is there to find a houseplant than while grabbing milk on the way home from work?You have probably seen a display in your local grocery store with houseplants or fresh flowers. There are pros and cons to sourcing your plants from grocery stores.  The convenience of grocery store plants is a positive aspect. You can also observe the plant and see how healthy it looks right there, rather than blindly trusting an online seller. Grocery stores can have good deals on houseplants, although the selection might not be consistent. Sometimes the plants at the grocery store are packaged attractively to make easy gifts, which is also convenient.One downside about grocery stores is that the plants might not be well taken...
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How To Grow Tea From Your Garden
By: Admin    January 10 2018 , 12:08 pm
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Category: Gardening , Food
Grow Tea From Your GardenThere is nothing more relaxing than a nice cup of tea in the winter!If you have a herb garden, you can make your own tea blends! Here is how.Choose Your HerbsYou are probably already growing most of these in your garden already!Herbs such as lavender, basil, mint, rosehip, and chamomile are all great options for your homemade tea blends. Here are some facts about them.Lavender: This herb is possibly effective for treating hair loss and anxiety. Perhaps more importantly - it smells great and looks beautiful! Here is a recipe for making lavender tea.Mint: You can make freshly brewed mint tea with either peppermint or spearmint. The Spruce has a great recipe if you need guidance! Besides smelling great and freshening your breath, peppermint is often associated with calming the digestive tract. It is also possibly effective for soothing a migraine, heartburn, and even bre...
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Decorating Your Home for the Holidays
By: Admin    December 22 2017 , 04:09 pm
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Category: Seasons , DIY
“Oh, there’s no place like home for the holidays!” Here are some creative ways to spruce up your home for a festive feel.Use Leftover Greenery from Your Christmas TreeWhether you are buying a pre-cut tree or cutting your own, try to salvage some excess branches for household décor. Here are some ideas for how to use them!Make your own live wreath using Christmas tree clippings. Using a glue gun, attach greenery to an old artificial wreath frame. Decorate the wreath with ornaments, pinecones, ribbons – whatever suits your fancy.Use leftover greens for table settings. This table setting is a perfect example of a rustic yet classy Christmas style.Make iced branches to decorate around the house. Using leftover branches, glue, and a diamond vase filler, you can accomplish a beautiful frozen forest look.Use boughs - rather than a full tree - to hang ornaments from for a festive and non-tra...
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