Tag Archive: Electrical

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Repurposed Traffic Tube: Garden Step Stone & Tree Hugger

If you commute to work, you probably and unfortunately see traffic tubes every day. They're similar to traffic cones but lankier, and their purpose is to caution drivers about nearby road workers and to adjust one’s speed accordingly. So what happens to traffic tubes when they've completed their noble duty? Nothing. I

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A Stroll Through the Neighborhood: Homes Decked Out for Halloween!

This is gonna be a long Halloween weekend, and by the looks of our neighborhood, it's gonna be a spooky one. Whilst walking my dog, Klunkers earlier today, I thought I'd snap a few shots of my favorite decorated houses

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The Smart Thermostat

f someone told me back in the 80's that I'd own a "smart phone" one day, I'd have thought they were sci-fi nutty. Well, not only is this true today, (and I'm a total iPhone groupie-geek, by the way), but it looks like everything from our refrigerators, washers and dryers, and even vacuum cleaners are going "smart".

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Decorating Details for A Delightful Halloween

There are so many takes on decorating when it comes to Halloween. Some of us love kitschy, some hand-made and crafty, and then there's the vintage, elegant, and simple-sweet decor that frankly, knocks me outta my black

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Home Tour: South Orange County Home Goes Howl'n Shabby-Chic Halloween-Part 1

Tucked back into the gentle rolling hills of Ladera Ranch lies a warm, shabby-chic-esque two-story home, decorated by the woman of the house, Bridget Johnson. With a could-be-professional-chef husband and a tween and teen, (just turned thirteen, mind you),

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How To Make A Zombie Family Portrait

You must admit, this time of year can bring out the monster in all of us, well...some of of us, at least. Why not capture this image in a "zombified" family portrait to enjoy year after year to really celebrate

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Repurposed Industrial Light Fixture Turned Garden Planter

So, what's with all the repurposing going on these days? Is it another design trend that's already looking for its hat, about to exit the party in the next 15 minutes? Or, is it an evolutionary change of how we are beginning to

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Boo! & Hmmph! Lanterns to Delight the Night

Pumpkins, ghosts and Frankenstein have all been Halloween's ambassadors for years, their presence announcing the start of "spooky season" and the titillatingly fun, silly, and macabre playfulness this time of year brings about. Yesterday's post showed us how to make

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Create A Delightfully Halloweenie Lantern

Ah, the holidays have crept up on us once again, and it's that time of year to dig out and dust off our storage bins filled with frighteningly fun frippery. If you find those decorations are a bit on the shaggy side, you might want to create something new and fabulous

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Video: Houses As Small As A Closet

For years now, technology has allowed engineers to design devices small enough to fit on the head of a pin. I suppose, the smaller the better, right? Well, Tumbleweed home builder, Jay Shafer must have been inspired by this line of thinking, because for the past 14 years he has made it his mission to construct and inhabit