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Choosing the Right Paint for Your Home DIY Project

Monday, April 13, 2015

Picking the right paint for a home DIY project is not necessarily common knowledge, but you don’t need to get an expensive professional on the task or spend a lot of time and money on a paint selection just to get some results that you’re proud of. If you’re doing a home DIY project, you are most likely a creative, self-starting person already and interested in finding out more about…

When To Use a Chaise Lounge

Thursday, February 19, 2015

If you’re thinking about when to use a chaise lounge as a part of your home furniture then you’ve chosen a great piece of furniture adorn many rooms around the home.  It’s important to know exactly what a chaise lounge is before you can decide if you should use one. A chaise lounge is pretty simple to explain and wrap your brain around.  A chaise lounge is basically a sitting…

4 Great Tips to Consider When Antiquing your Home

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

There are so many ways that you can have your antiques work for you. For a great number of us, we would rather store them away safely and wait as they gain some value before we can resell them on or pass them down to another cherished member of the family. However, there is another fun and exciting way that you can be able to use antiques to make them…

Great Kitchen Island Ideas: Decorating ideas that Amaze!

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

A kitchen island is a great way through which you can add storage, work surface and dining space to your kitchen. It also helps to effectively manage and make good use of the space that is available in your kitchen. With the use of Great Kitchen Island Ideas, you will be able to add style, storage and extra seating within your standalone kitchen. If you can do it in the…

Gardening Ideas in the New Year

Friday, December 19, 2014

New Year, new gardening ideas! Are you looking for some innovative options to spice up your garden in 2015? Here are some simple tips that you should definitely try out. Container Gardening While growing plants in containers isn’t exactly a novel approach, they still look good and they give the garden that voguish appeal.  are easy to manage, and they can also be shifted from one place to another. This…

Cozy Up Your Living Room this Winter with these Decorating Ideas

Thursday, December 11, 2014

If you’re like most people, a nice large living room is inviting and spacious enough to entertain as you need or gather the family together for a movie night.  With all that room, though, it can be difficult to keep all that space as cozy and comfortable as you’d like, specially with the frigid winter months bearing down.  Brr… If you’re looking to make your living room cozier in preparation…

Great Ways to Decorate Your Home in a Hawaiian or Beach Theme

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Everyone wants to visit Hawaii at least once in their life.  The beautiful beaches, the tropical landscape and gorgeous blue ocean really leave an impression on most.  The resorts and homes that people stay in have that Hawaiian and Beach theme decoration that puts the mind at ease and relaxes the body. With the right kind of planning you can give your home that feeling of Hawaii and beach front…

How to Build an Outdoor Grill for your Backyard

Monday, September 01, 2014

If you’ve even a little, eensy-teensy bit of handyman talent, it’s not that tough to study how to construct an outdoor grill for your backyard. Using just some bricks, a barbeque plate & a metal grate, you could easily create your personal masterpiece. Where you shape an outdoor grill also depends upon the kind of barbecue you’re creating. For security purposes, any barbecue which utilizes coal and wood must be…

How to Test Soil in Your Yard

Sunday, August 17, 2014

First Step – Collect the sample. With the help of a trowel, dig a deep hole (4- to 6-inch) from the region you would like to examine. Eliminate little soil from the lower part of the hole & place it in a glass or plastic container. Less than a teaspoon will be enough, however you can always take some more and mix it together. You’ll receive a better reading in…

Tips – How to Choose Patio Furniture?

Saturday, August 02, 2014

Using comfortable chairs & a quality table, a simple patio could be converted into a luxurious dining & hangout room for family & friends to enjoy. A cozy patio along-with a standard wicker rocking chair & wicker sofas with plenty of cushions is more likely to quickly become the additional family room at the time of a hot season. We all realize this luxurious patio furniture doesn’t come discounted. For…

The Awesome Fun of Canning, Some Tips

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

It is the middle of summer right now, and fresh fruit should be a part of everyone’s diet. Most fruits are at their sweet and juicy peak at this time of year, but along with enjoying them now, this is when you should be putting fruit up for the winter months ahead. A little preserving work now will pay big dividends long after the growing season has passed. Here are…

How to Bring Your Tropical Garden Inside

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

People adorn their homes and gardens with tropical plants around the world, however depending on climate, your tropical plants may need to spend the winter / rainy season indoors to avoid damage and death. Most tropical plants only tolerate living indoors and would much rather be outside. Treating your houseplants to a larger pot and a nice sunny position on the patio/balcony during the summer helps these plants thrive. Be…

Make Your Home or Apartment Pop with a Patio Garden

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

So, you love gardening and growing your own fruits and vegetables?  You love the look and smell of a gorgeous garden filled with bright flower and beautiful fragrance? Too bad.  You’re stuck in a small apartment and you’ll never have a garden again! Muahahaha… Nah, not true.  I’m just being a little dramatic.  You can have a garden even in your apartment.  All you need is a little bit of…

Why Create a Sun Room in Your House?

Sunday, June 15, 2014

When a person really wants one, the sun room usually becomes the centerpiece of the house.  The idea of being able to bask in the sun and brightness of a room is priceless.  Read a book, work on the computer, or just look outside.  A sun room is awesome. Advantages of Having a Sun Room Let’s the natural light in and brightens the overall mood of the house. A sun…

5 Ways to Prevent Plant Disease on Tropical Plants

Friday, June 06, 2014

You’ve spent months, maybe years, putting together the perfect home garden so that you can enjoy the beauty, pick the flowers for table center-pieces, and eat the fruits of your labor.  There are tropical plants all over the place and you love your life, right? Uh-oh, you just saw a little something-something going on one of those hibiscus or papaya plants.  You have plant disease! Nooooooooooooo… 5 Ways to Save…

Quick Guide on How to Make a Hawaiian Lei

Thursday, May 29, 2014

A friend of mine had a daughter graduate from high school recently.  She mentioned that she was busy “making the leis”.  I kind of dismissed it until just recently when I thought, “wait…people actually do make leis and not buy them in the local convenience store on the way to the airport”.  So, I got curious. In Hawaii, whenever there is a big celebration then people usually get together to…

How to Make a Backyard Waterfall

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Can you imagine having a lovely waterfall in your backyard? There would be birds stopping by to drink or bathe, the sound of water falling and trickling, and the perfect adornment for your backyard, tropical garden.   Of course, there are places where you can buy pre-made backyard waterfalls. They’re not that expensive, either. But how would you like to make your own? Build a Backyard Waterfall in 10 Steps 1….

Crap! There are Green Caterpillars Eating My Plants

Thursday, March 27, 2014

I posted about this on the Facebook page and I promised pictures to follow.  But when I got home this afternoon my kale was infested with those little green caterpillars and they have basically devoured the plant.  Ah, well.  I’m a little bummed but lesson learned.  All this accomplished was putting me at a state of war with the little green, squirmy devils.  So, I did a little bit of…

How to Keep Animal Pests out of Your Tropical Garden

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

We love our gardens, right?  Think about all the time that you have put into your outdoor tropical paradise when you could have been at the beach, walking and getting fresh air, or sipping Mai Tai at a dock side bar.  If we didn’t love our tropical gardens then we wouldn’t sacrifice so much to care for it.  What are we to do, then, when we start to have varmint…

Free plants offered over the weekend – Kitsap Sun

Monday, March 10, 2014

BREMERTON — People who would like to acquire native plants at no cost are invited to Ueland Tree Farm, west of Kitsap Lake, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Last year, more than 130 vehicles came to the tree farm, according to Mark Mauren, who organized the event. Plants include Douglas fir, western white pine, western hemlock, western red cedar, rhododendron, salal, huckleberry, Oregon grape and sword fern. Come prepared…