Tag Archive: outdoor and lawn

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Room of the Day: The Grass Is Greener on the Inside

There's something soothing about walking through the grass barefoot. Naturally, though, this activity is usually experienced outdoors. Now, however, with a little DIY savvy and know-how, we can roll in a little of our lawn inside. Today's fun "Room of the Day" illustrates how the installation of this "greens"

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Alternative Christmas Trees to Delight Up the Season

Traditions are very much a part of the Christmas and holiday season, especially when it comes to the beloved tree, adorned with years of memories and lit up to remind us of the magic

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Book Review & Giveaway: Salvage Secrets You'll Want to Tell Everyone About

Caked on dirt, cob webbed covered, rusted, scratched, dusty...and fabulous! That's what veteran and designer Joanne Palmisano shows us in her new book, Salvage Secrets:Transforming Reclaimed Materials Into Design Concepts. When I first received a copy of this book

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Quick & Simple Holiday Decor Ideas

All across America (and beyond), many of us are pulling down boxes, dusting them off, and pulling out decorations to once again deck our halls for the holidays.

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Marvelously Hand-Made, Repurposed Present Ideas

There's something special about hand-made. The attention to detail, the vibrancy, and the quality workmanship all add up to something...well...special! Our first "Favorite Thing" is this beautiful wreath,

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An Ingenious Take on Hybrid Design...Mowercycling

My motto in life has always been: "Work smarter, not harder." Well, this "mowercycle" upcycler (pun, definitely intended!) was certainly cut from this type of cloth, and even found a way to "knock out two birds

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Delightful Doghouse Digs

Cat lovers have been known to be quite passionate about their feline friends, but as you'll see with today's "Design Candy", dog owners, (or as some of us refer to ourselves, "parents of K-9 kids"), are becoming just as excessive when it comes to their pups' sleeping digs and decor.

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Light By the Liter: Plastic Bottles Repurposed Into Mini Skylights

Here in California, skylights are found in many homes, taking advantage of the year-round sunshine, and therefore reaping the green benefits of saving energy and money. It's just plain good sense! Still, they're usually regarded as a bit fancy and certainly a sort of higher-end, non-essential feature.

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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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