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Gardening
Gardening

Straw Bale Solutions: Making Your Own Bales

If you're interested in straw bale gardening but don't think it's possible due to the lack of straw bales in your area, think again. In Straw Bale Solutions, Joel Karsten gives you tips and tricks on making your own bales. Whether Read More

Author of The Wellness Garden--Shawna Coronado
Gardening
Gardening

Q&A with The Wellness Garden Author Shawna Coronado

Shawna Coronado is an author, columnist, blogger, photographer, and spokesperson for organic gardening, green lifestyle living, and culinary preparation who campaigns for social good. Her newest book, The Wellness Garden, she  details Read More

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Gardening
Gardening

The Power of Women – Erika Kotite

Erika Kotite is an editor, writer, and content developer in both print and digital media. Her book, She Sheds, shows women how to create cozy getaways with inspiration from across the country. Find out how the women in her life inspire her Read More

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Home Repair + Improvement
Home Repair + Improvement

Create Your Own Urban Garden

For many of us, living in a short-on-space urban setting and growing a garden tend to be at opposite ends of the spectrum. Isn’t an urban garden a contradiction of terms? Doesn’t a garden need a vast, rolling lawn or field? The short answer Read More

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Sustainable Living
Sustainable Living

Winter Compost Maintenance

A quick google search for “compost” will yield a bounty of photos of bins, tumblers, piles, and garden beds all filled with varying stages of organic matter transforming into “black gold.” What those photos don’t often show you are images Read More

The shape of the egg does not determine its gender.
Pets + Animals
Pets + Animals

3 Common Chicken Facts that are Actually Fiction

The spreading of bad information is an unfortunate regularity with social media these days. You can read something on any blog or website and a lot of people take it as true without checking the facts or asking for proof. There has been a Read More

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Pets + Animals
Pets + Animals

Gift Guide: Best Books for Gardeners and DIYers

What gift do you get for the doers and makers in your life? From hens to hardware stores, we've got the ultimate guide of gorgeous illustrated books for gardeners and fix-it fans. DOG TRAINING 101 Using a visually driven, playful Read More

successwithsucculents
Gardening
Gardening

5 Tips for Succulent Success

Succulents are all the rage, and they're the perfect low-maintenance plant for indoors. But don't mistake low-maintenance for no maintenance. These 5 tips from Success with Succulents will help you keep your succulents healthy all year Read More

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Home Repair + Improvement
Home Repair + Improvement

DIY Patio Design Inspiration

For many of us, the idea of adding a patio to our home falls into the “experts only” category of carpentry. But what if that expert were you? Guess what: it can be you. In fact, after you take a look through Black & Decker’s Complete Read More

The trainer is getting the dog to walk through the water in the pool by leading them with a treat.
Pets + Animals
Pets + Animals

10 Minute Water Training Game for Your Dog

Training your dog can be challenging and time-consuming; that's why games are an effective tool for training! Games make training fun for both you and your dog. If you're fortunate enough to live in a warm climate where taking a dip is Read More

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Home Repair + Improvement
Home Repair + Improvement

3 Basement Projects That Are Easier Than You Think

Basement repair isn’t necessarily a blockbuster conversation topic at parties, but it is a necessary topic for keeping the foundation of your home in working order. Some issues require a professional, but others—like small cracks in a Read More