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Baking Soda is Your Friend

Baking soda is inexpensive and it can be used in a variety of ways. Here are a few ways to use it: Put it on a slightly damp cloth to polish up sneakers, soccer balls, white shoes, bike seats and purses. Clean combs and brushes in it and water solution. Sprinkle it on barbecue grills, […]

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Growing Herbs Can Be Difficult

Growing Herbs – how hard can it be? For me, it is not a piece of cake!! I decided to try growing my own herbs because Dave and I like to use fresh herbs when we cook. We especially like cooking with fresh cilantro, basil and parsley. The other real plants I have in my […]

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Living Green – Starting Now

Living Green is important nowadays. This section of our website is devoted to all that is green. We will be starting out slowly and then adding more and more as time moves on. We are starting with the green home. The definition of a green home is one that uses less energy, water and natural […]

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Small Home Projects

This section is for the small projects around the house that takes one day or less to finish First we have knife sharpening how to?We will show you a trick that came right out of a very old Boy Scout manual. Yes, Dave was a Eagle Scout and proud of it. Next we will show […]

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Attic Insulation

The primary purpose of attic insulation is to control the environment inside the home to satisfy our comfort needs, reduce operating expenses and to some extent control noise levels. What are the choices available to accomplish this? THE FOUR BASIC TYPES OF ATTIC INSULATION ARE IN ORDER OF THEIR USAGE: Loose Fill or sprayed in […]

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Attic Fans – Use or Not to Use!

MANY YEARS AGO, there were no attic fans in homes. Then someone decided they were necessary and builders started installing them in homes. Times have changed again and now the consensus is they are not needed. The reasons constantly change as more information becomes available. Common sense said “move as much air as possible through […]

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About Attics

Attics: we all know where they are, but what do they really do for us? They hold up the roof; Help keep the sun out; Keep rain from getting into our homes and doing damage; and They are a place to store stuff. What about the squirrel nest, you ask? The picture to the right […]

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