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The Ultimate Strategy For Decorating A Child’s Room!

When it comes to decorating a child’s room, your approach should be different from decorating an adult bedroom. That’s because a child’s bedroom should reflect his or her personality and not yours.

Pest Control The Frugal, Natural Way

Whether in the garden, yard or in the house, all of us have, at one time or another, had to deal with pests.

Painting Walls with Color is Addictive!

It’s true. Just as many women find that cutting off their long hair releases some hidden desire to cut it shorter and shorter, painting with color can become addictive and you will crave color ? bolder and more distinctive.

Rhodiola Rosea: Why Is This Herb Different?

For the past quarter-century or so, the airwaves have been abuzz with news of the latest herbal supplement that will improve our health and, possibly, extend our lives. We’ve heard about Gingko biloba, kava kava, ginseng, St. John’s wort, and numerous other popular herbs. Why the tidal wave of interest?

Four Decorative Painting Techniques

Tired of plain, boring walls? Faux finishes are a great way to jazz up your space with little cost or effort. Here are a few of the most popular finishes.

How To Transplant Irises

In the past two decades, I have thinned out the irises and planted them in other locations. I have also found irises growing by old homesteads where no buildings remain (I live in rural Wisconsin) and have dug them up and transplanted them in my yard. Each year in early June, the irises bloom in a variety of colors: white, blue, yellow and purple.

Gardening For Stress Relief

In its purest form, gardening is about connecting with the earth and resetting our clocks to the simple, natural rhythms of life. Try as we may, we can’t really speed up a tomato plant and make it grow by our time table. We must adapt and in doing so, gardening offers us a gentle reminder about what’s really important in life: food, water, warmth, a bit of loving attention, and some room to grow.

Selling Used Furniture

What’s the best strategy? Probably something that relies on more than one tactic. Susan and Larry might want to start by visiting a few used furniture stores to check prices on comparable items. Then put an ad in the paper hoping to get 50% or better of the used store prices. Whatever items are left can be sold to a used dealer.

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