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DIY Project ~ Repurposed Rakes

~ Birdhouse Rake ~<p>At a recent rummage sale I picked up two vintage bamboo rakes. Of course, Len asked me what I was going to do with them. My …

Gardening

No Garden? Here Are 66 Things You Can Can Grow At Home In Containers

By Rachel Cernansky – planetgreen.discovery.com<p>Growing your own food is exciting, not only because you get to see things grow from nothing into …

Growing Basil from Cuttings

It’s a great day when you get to work with people you like and admire and today is one of those days! Steve Asbell from The Rainforest Garden is an …

11 DIY Outdoor Centerpieces

Here are some easy projects to add something special to your next al fresco party.<p>7 of 11<p>Courtesy designdininganddiapers.com<p>In Vino Veritas<p>Turn an …

Diapers

Guest Blogger: Meredith Ashton’s DIY Tin Can Planters

I love to have lots of plants and greenery around our apartment and am always looking for new containers and pots to put plants in. For someone who …

Fresh Eggs Daily

Pallet Chair

Pallet wood patio chair build - part 2

Welcome to Part 2 / The Build of the pallet wood chair reveal shown yesterday. Guys, this is the easiest build in the world and you’ll wonder why you …

Sharing some easy garden deco ideas from Tessa Evelegh's book

Hi Readers,<br>Ya...I know that I have been away from blogging for a while now...and I am very sorry about it. I received mails from so many of my …

Hanging Vegetable Garden – What Vegetables Can Be Grown Upside Down

By Heather Rhoades<p>Home grown vegetables are a wonderful addition to any table. But adding them to your diet when you live in a place with limited …

Don’t Throw It Away: 5 Creative Garden Recycling Projects

We know engineered materials like plastics, rubber and ceramics take ages to decompose and can pose a threat to the environment.<p>But they have become …

Summer mosquitoes repelled by ThermaCELL

BEDFORD — Bill Schawbel loves mosquitoes. For real. This is a direct quote: “I love mosquitoes.”<p>He’s telling the truth. And for two very good …

DIY Project : Stacked Stone Bird Baths

DIY stacked stone bird baths … there is no such thing as too many bird baths<p>During this exceptionally hot, dry summer it has been more important than …

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Concrete Planters

So to make the planter, I grabbed the plastic containers that I had in the recycling bin. I cut the tops off of the taller bottles and tried to find …

Good Riddance: 9 Cars That Deservedly Got the Ax in 2013

Let's be blunt: Some cars deserve to die. And for these vehicles, the time is right nowthey're getting the ax as part of the 2013/14 model changeover. Want one of 'em anyway? Well, root around, pal, because somewhere there's a dealer who will kiss y<p>Let's be blunt: Some cars deserve to die. And for …

Toyota launches BMW-powered Verso in Europe

BMW makes some sweet-revving engines, but its own vehicles aren't the only ones running BMW engines. So do the latest from Rolls-Royce and Mini, of course, as well as a handful of Peugeots and Citroëns thanks to its joint engine program with PSA. Wiesmann uses BMW engines, as did the famous McLaren …

Michelin Invests In Plant-Based Tires

The company is worried about future shortages of a petroleum by-product that's a major ingredient in modern rubber tires.<p>The Michelin Man's familiar rolls may get a material makeover in the next decade. French tire company Michelin, supported by a subsidy from France's Environment and Energy …

Energy

Honda reveals new Civic hatch for WTCC

If you thought the Honda Civic Type R prototype we drove in Japan looked cool, and that the Civic Tourer that Honda will race in the British Touring Car Championship next year looks even cooler, just take a look at this.<p>Possibly the ultimate race-spec Civic, this is the car Honda will field next …

November Midsize Sales: Toyota Camry in First, Passat Passes 200

With the Toyota Camry leading midsize sedan sales nearly every month this year, it should come as no surprise that the Japanese automaker is again on top this past month. Toyota sold 30,386 Camry sedans in November, while second-place finisher Honda Accord sold 27,093 units. Rounding out the top …

November Compact Sales: Honda Civic Beats Toyota Corolla Again

For the second consecutive month, the Honda Civic has trumped the Toyota Corolla in the compact auto sales race. Honda‘s 26,291 Civics sold trumped the 22,434 Corollas Toyota managed to sell, putting it ahead of the Corolla in the month of November.<p>The Chevrolet Cruze played third fiddle to Honda …

GM Canada under fire for Cruze fuel economy issues

The 2011 Chevrolet Cruze that owner Farah Mocquais bought for commuting to work hasn't achieved the fuel economy ratings that the Canadian arm of General Motors advertised, <i>CBC News</i> reports, and the couple is accusing GM Canada of misleading them. Instead of burning 5.5 liters of gasoline per 100 …

Plan C: Drive an International-Spec Chevrolet Colorado in Thailand

This Was Not the Rental Experience I Was Hoping For<p>“Don’t worry about small scratches,” he said, pointing to the scuffed-up door mirror.<p>Oh, good.<p>This wasn’t going exactly to plan. The plan had me renting an international-market Chevrolet Colorado during my vacation in Thailand and delivering you, …

VW's Browning says Amarok could be sold in US if Chicken Tax is repealed

If the 50-year-old Chicken Tax were repealed, there would undoubtedly be an influx of foreign-made light trucks and vans available in the US. In addition to imported midsize trucks like the global Ford Ranger and Mitsubishi Triton, this would also leave the door open for Volkswagen to someday offer …

Motor Trend 2014 Truck of the Year Contenders - Motor Trend

Strength In Numbers: Four Categories of Contenders Make Up The Largest Slate Ever<p>For the last few years, not that many trucks have qualified for Truck of the Year. We knew it was temporary, and that new trucks would make a comeback. It seems 2014 is the first wave of this revival. Because of that, …

BMW planning X4 M Performance diesel? [w/poll]

With the arrival of the new X4 in March, BMW will expand its crossover portfolio by one more model. But while some enthusiasts may have been disappointed by the news that the Bavarian automaker isn't likely to authorize an M version of the compact slantback crossover, this latest development could …

Priced: 2014 Honda Civic Coupe Starts at $18,980, Sedan at $19,180

The Honda Civic keeps evolving; just after the sedan received an emergency refresh last year, the Japanese automaker has added even more niceties to it in addition to redesigning the Coupe. Those who are interested in one can get their 2014 Civic today, starting at $18,980 (including $790 …