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Gardening on the Cheap: Plant & Seed Exchanges

I recently moved to an apartment in San Francisco with a very small footprint — its saving grace is that it is connected to a large shared yard, a …

Gardening

Tutorial: Turn Paper Plate Holders into a Bird Feeder

I never realized until recently that the dollar store carries the glasses chains, and when I saw a display of them my mind went wild. There are so …

Use solar landscape lights for emergencies

By Jeffrey Yago, P.E., CEM<p>Issue #141 • May/June, 2013<p>Solar-powered landscape lights in dark room.<br>Note different light patterns and brightness.<p>People …

Clean Energy

11 DIY Outdoor Mood Lighting Projects

This season feels made for hosting outdoor dinner parties and relaxing under the trees of your own backyard, especially once the sun goes down. And …

How to Make a Backyard Fire Pit for cheap.

My name is Karen and I haven’t lit anything on fire in 5 months. I’m sure I deserve some sort of a chip or something for that.<p>You see … I’m a bit of …

Landscaping

Clean It: How To Make Your Grill Look Brand New

After each use, the grill takes a nasty hit. Grease, grime, and bits of charcoal manage to stick to the outside making it a nasty experience to …

Cooking

Roundup: 10 Unexpected Things You Can Grill

Grilling season is in full swing, but if you're tired of the same old slab of meat fare--or if you're a vegetarian--you might not be as thrilled with …

5 Pieces Of Outdoor Furniture You Can Build Yourself

Shopping for outdoor furniture can be a ghastly task. Why not build your own? Here are five pieces to inspire you to break out the tools!<p>1. Use …

9 DIY Outdoor Swing and Hammock Projects

Nothing says summer like kicking your feet up and relaxing in a hammock with your favorite book and a cold beverage! Here are some stylish hammocks …

How to: Make a DIY Outdoor Living Plant Wall

<i>We’re happy to partner with Dremel Weekends, a new DIY website from Dremel featuring step-by-step guides to craft, home and garden projects for all</i> …

Landscaping

Move Over Hammocks: How to Make an Outdoor Bed Swing

I feel like this weekend calls for a few lazy days to sit around, read a book, take a nap, and just relax. And if any of those things are on your …

The Ultimate DIY Container Garden

Perhaps you remember I told you I grew up on a farm. Well, big things are happening there this spring (in very small packages).<p>The real brains of our …

Gardening

Harvesting tomatoes, when to pick tomatoes

Harvesting tomatoes: at last, it’s time to enjoy the fruit of your labor!<p>Nothing tastes like a fresh tomato! Harvesting tomatoes at the right time …

Gardening

How to Throw a Perfect Bonfire Party

Throwing the perfect party can definitely be a challenge. But throwing the perfect bonfire party? That one is pretty doable, actually. Bonfires are …

Decorations

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Faster Forward, Together

How Can You Use Digital Marketing To Your Existing Customers? <i>bookmark_border</i> Kevin Layton<p>Marketers love their customers. So much so that they want …

Entrepreneurship

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Combine all ingredients except tomato paste in large sauce pot.<p>Simmer until desired thickness.<p>Stir in tomato paste.<p>Ladle hot salsa into hot jars …

National Center for Home Food Preservation | How Do I? Jam and Jelly

General Information<p>Jams<p>Fig Jam without added pectin<p>Freezer Jams<p>Jellies<p>Conserves<p>Preserves<p>These "preserves" contain large or whole pieces of fruit …

Wyoming

The Secret Sauce: 5 Common Home Remedies Explained

These days, stores stockpile products that can solve everything from household messes to ant invasions. But there’s something to be said for handling …

Alternative Medicine

Non-Toxic Bug Repellent Recipe with Coconut Oil

Photo by Jessica Espinoza<p>by Jessica Espinoza<p>Looking for an all-natural, non-toxic insect repellent that doesn’t contain the chemicals (like DEET) …

Alternative Medicine

Pallet wood outdoor sofa reveal

You might say I have a special place in my heart for pallets these days. This pallet wood outdoor sofa reveal showcases my favorite place to …

Furniture

Vertical Pallet Garden

Shou Sugi Ban Wooden Wall Clock<p>Starting a Handmade Business<p>Excellent! I've seen a few "vertical gardens" but this one is very simple and very …

Landscaping

How to: Make a DIY Modern Concrete Fire Pit from Scratch

<i>There's no doubt about the cheer. Beside your fire you live in a private, glowing little world. All around you, fire shapes dance across rocks and</i> …

DIY

How To: Make a DIY Grilling and BBQ Tool Belt

Overheard most during my back patio grilling sessions? "Where'd I put those tongs?" Seriously, I misplace/don't put back/leave in the sink/who knows …

DIY