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Home & Garden

Hot looks, low budget

Friends of mine would probably describe me as “crafty” and “creative.” But that's just because they're too...

May 27, 2017 1:00 am


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Getting it clean

Nothing says warm weather like firing up the grill

May 22, 2017 1:00 am


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Teas from garden

Flavorful teas can be brewed from a great variety of herbs, flowers, fruits, spices and roots taken fresh from the garden. These...

May 20, 2017 1:00 am


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Garage clean-out

Garages have a way of going from deep storage to cluttered chaos. Clearing out the flotsam and organizing what remains can be daunting...

May 20, 2017 1:00 am


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Buying China

Sometimes collecting all the pieces to your cherished wedding china may take more time than you think. It took Jill Rogers four...

May 13, 2017 1:00 am


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Paper OK in garden, but avoid if glossy

Question: I read recently that I can use newspaper in a garden for weed control. Can I use all of the paper – because the...

May 13, 2017 1:00 am


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Finding your 1st place

Up until college graduation, you probably had little say in where you lived. For most of your life, you stayed with your parents. When...

May 8, 2017 1:00 am


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Electric mowers have plenty of power

Dear Jim: I am tired of the maintenance for my old gas lawn mower. I might buy a rechargeable cordless mulching one. Are they...

May 6, 2017 1:00 am


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An organized home sells better

It requires a lot of time and energy to maintain an organized home, but the benefits of that labor can pay off, while you're living in...

May 6, 2017 1:00 am


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Replacing Filters

One humid morning last summer, our faithful basement dehumidifier just wouldn't turn on.

April 29, 2017 1:00 am


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Saving money when on the move

With the average wedding costing upwards of $30,000, starting your new life together takes a lot of careful budgeting.

April 24, 2017 1:00 am


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Sap bleed OK after spring pruning

Question: I pruned my birch tree recently, and now water/sap is running down from where I made a cut on a larger branch. Will...

April 22, 2017 1:00 am


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The magical appeal of fairy gardens

A set of little wings. Ceramic fountains. Tiny versions of ornate cottages and brick walkways fit for the English countryside. These are...

April 22, 2017 1:00 am


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Mixing up outdoor decor the latest trend

There are those who prefer perfectly matched furniture and a monochromatic color scheme in decor. But for those who like to shake things...

April 18, 2017 1:00 am


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Furniture fakes don't sit well with purists

The confusion began when I inherited my father's original Eames lounge chair, the sort that has cushioned psychiatrists such as him for...

April 17, 2017 1:00 am