Tag Archive: outdoor and lawn

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Blogs We Dig: Curiously Colorful

There's something very appealing about people who are curious about life. I find, like a passionate chef, they bring a "spice of life" to the table that's always fun to experience. Our "Blogs We Dig" pick this week is called Curiously Colorful, and happily, it lives up to its name.

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Room of the Day: Colorful Posh Converted Garage

More and more, Americans are staying put instead of moving into larger homes. Due to growing families, the need for more space has opened the door to creative solutions like converting storage spaces into livable square footage.

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Finding A Goldmine of Clay

Talking about putting your money where your mouth is...DiggersList CEO and Founder Matt Knox was in need of some bricks for a patio and pathway install, so, after browsing around his own site (eh, hem!) DiggersList, he came across a listing posted by user "Verticia".

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Burning Man-Inspired Bamboo Open House

Typically, a Sunday morning in Manhattan Beach, California will find my husband and I donning our "lookie-loo" hats as we traipse through dream home after dream home in what is called the "tree section" part of our neighborhood.

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Room of the Day: Inviting Tree Dining Space

The sweet smell of trees is invitation alone to spend more time with and among them. This is wonderfully illustrated in our "room of the day" where a cooperative tree stump, repurposed into a perfectly form and functional table, is the center of attention.

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Whoville-Style Musical Wall

Cindy-Lou Who would have jumped for joy at the site of this "Suess-esque" wall of metal drainage tubing, funnels, and water-traps, especially because when it rains, and you listen very carefully, you can make out the faint and musical tones of water hitting tin.

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Disaster Proof Homes That Fool Mother Nature

As I perform the proverbial “knock on wood”, I remain in awe of the following homes that were built and designed to fool Mother Nature. From unpredictable earthquakes (Los Angeles kicked off the first day of August 2011 with a 2.1 shaker at 12:25:10pm!, usgs.com)

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Sidewalk Art's Not Just for Kids

Ah, I remember that point in summer, when my priority list of "now-that-school's-out-I-can-do-this-this-and-that" has all been exhausted and checked off, boredom slips in like a slow moving snail. Luckily, mom pulled out the secondary list

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A Fountain Kids Will Love to Play In

I couldn't help but giggle when I came across this wonderfully whimsical kiddie pool fountain; it's just so unassuming and sweet. Funny thing is, it's actually quite sophisticated in design, and yet it pokes fun at itself.

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What Renovations Have the Best Resale Value?

Who doesn't love a "head's up" when it comes to saving money? Our friends at eLocal.com share a very helpful quick-guide infographic illustrating what renovations have the best resale value, and how we can and should be