John Brian Silverio

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10 Ideas for Designing a Meadow Garden

What Is a Meadow Garden?<p>A meadow garden is an environmentally-friendly alternative to a turf lawn. Primarily planted with unthirsty grasses, meadows …

Environmentally Friendly

How to get your financial house in order before you die

When you've helped with as many funerals as I have, you understand how important it is for folks to organize their financial paperwork before it's too late.<p>Maybe my story will help motivate you to gather your important documents to help your loved ones after you are gone.<p>My mother was injured in a …

Business

The Anatomy of a Perfect Cheese Board

Crafting a good cheese plate, board, or platter is all about balance. Beyond a variety of cheeses, you need sweet and salty accompaniments to …

Cooking

Stretch, Recover, Relax: This Is How to Handle a Rest Day

tBest news ever! If you want to get stronger, you have to rest. Your muscles need time to repair themselves; this is when the strengthening actually happens. Stretching your worked muscles is really important on your chill days. Take 15 to 20 minutes to give your hard working body some TLC with …

PopSugar

Gardening in September: Everything you need to do this month

Dig up those potatoes – and it's time to sort out the lawn!<p><b>Gardening in September: This is the month for lawn care and there's plenty of produce to enjoy</b><p>Flowers<p>If you have a wildflower area, now is the time to cut it back. Use a strimmer and be sure to rake off the cuttings – the idea is to take …

Gardening

13 Homemade Bread Recipes – Never Buy Bread Again

When I asked on the Common Sense Home Facebook page if people were interested in bread recipes, I got a resounding, “Yes!” So I’ve rounded up some of …

Gluten-Free

How to Build Under-Cabinet Drawers & Increase Kitchen Storage

Get more kitchen storage in one weekend<p>To gain storage space, you usually have to give up space somewhere else. Not in this case. Hidden under almost …

Power Tools

10 Mistakes You’re Making With Your Homemade Pizza

There is nothing better than the smell of fresh pizza dough baking in the oven. Be sure to avoid these homemade pizza mistakes to keep your dinner …

Italian Food

17 Brilliantly Inspirational Quotes That Will Help Guide You Through Your Week

Let's face it, there are times when work is just plain stressful and overwhelming. These brilliant and inspiring words of wisdom will help you get through the tough times.<p>All of us feel anxiety and stress on the job when we are pressured to do something outside of our comfort zone -- that moment …

10 Dirt-Simple Woodworking Jigs You Need – Page 10

Accurate Miter Saw Cuts<p>Clamp this small Baltic birch table to your miter saw when you want to cut a few short pieces to an exact length. The slot in …

The Easy Way to Make Mortises

A mortise is essentially a hole in a piece of wood. Usually, they are square or rectangular, but there are some other options as well, including …

This Basic Cold Brew Coffee Recipe Will Make Your Mornings SO Much Better

Cold brew coffee is much different than iced coffee. Iced coffee is just hot coffee that’s been brewed strongly and poured over ice (or hot coffee …

Coffee Brewing

Modular Shop Cabinets

By American Woodworker Editors<p>In Projects, Questions And Answers, Techniques<p>0<p>Euro-style construction makes them easy to build, easy to customize.<p>By …

12 Ingenious Gardening and Yard Tool Storage Tips

These smart ideas will help you prep for a no-clutter yard work season.<p>A mailbox hidden behind shrubs near your garden provides a convenient home for …

13 ways to live more luxuriously while staying frugal | NOLA.com

<i>"Some people think luxury is the opposite of</i><p><i>poverty. It is not. It is the opposite of vulgarity." <br>-- Coco Chanel</i><p>I don't think of myself as a snob. My …

Minimalism

7 Crops to Plant This August

By Brian Barth<p>A select number of "cool-weather crops," mainly greens and root vegetables, thrive when planted in mid to late summer.<p>That may sound …

6 Ways to Be Awesome Even When You Think You're Just Average

If you have a growth mindset and believe that failure is part of learning, welcome to the new awesome.<p>If you've ever felt like you're just the average Joe or Jane, I have news for you. Anybody can be awesome.<p>Being awesome doesn't mean having off-the-chain leadership skills at work or killing it …

Easy Mortising Router Jig - Woodworking | Blog | Videos | Plans | How To

Print<p>Print<p>Here’s a mortising jig you can use with any plunge router that has a 7″-diameter or smaller base. My design allows you to clamp both the …

16 vegetables to grow for autumn harvests

Leafy greens thrive in cooler weather Sow the seeds for these 16 different vegetables in summer for bountiful autumn harvests. Includes pak choi, …

4 soft skills you should have mastered by age 30

By the time you’re blowing out the candles on your 30th birthday cake, most professionals have been working for a solid eight years. Throw in …

Emotional Intelligence

Delicious Shrimp Recipes You Can Make in Under 30 Minutes

1 of 10<p>Chilled Shrimp with Saffron Aïoli<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 10<p>Mini Shrimp Rolls<p>3 of 10<p>Southern Shrimp Rolls<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 10<p>Smoked …

Tyler Florence's Hack Will Forever Change the Way You Make Mashed Potatoes

Food Network chef Tyler Florence shared his mashed potatoes recipe with us, and I immediately had to try it. Traditionally, potatoes are cooked in water before being mashed together with butter and cream (or milk). However, Tyler suggests cooking the potatoes in the cream itself, so no potato-y …

All About Growing Tomatoes

Nothing says summer like a fresh sun-warmed tomato from the garden. If you love tomatoes and want to grow your own, but aren’t sure where to start, …

These 50 Best-Selling Products On Amazon Are Under $10 — And You'll Want Them All

When it comes to shopping, I pride myself on finding undiscovered treasure, like an explorer charting unfamiliar territory. Of course, this comes …

Color-Coded Toolboxes

You gotta keep 'em separated<p>I have different toolboxes for different jobs around the house. Occasionally I’d grab a tool out of one box and then put …

These 20 Chicken Dinners Are Equal Parts Fast and Fancy

There are basic chicken recipes we all keep in our meal plan rotation — and then there are the chicken recipes that make you feel like a dinner …

Recipes

15 Shed Building Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

The Family Handyman editors have decades of experience building sheds. Here, they share their top lessons learned, so you can achieve the ultimate …

Visual Guide: What the Actual Trees of 52 Different Wood Species Look Like

From Acacia to Zebrawood<p>If you've seen our excellent series on different species of wood, by looking at boards you can identify the ones most …

Camping

How Tree Trunks Are Cut to Produce Wood With Different Appearances and Uses

As wood is one of the most widely-used materials in the world, architects are accustomed to being able to easily obtain sawn wood at a nearby store. …

Architecture

6 Simple Projects You Can Make From Scrap Wood

They’re easy, they’re strong, they’re reliable—and they’re yours.<p>When I was a kid, carpenters built, didn’t buy, their toolboxes and a lot of their day-to-day work aids. I admit, it’s hard to beat the store-bought tool bags and parts organizers in wide use today. Wear-resistant fabrics, plastics, …