Month: August 2019

10 Ways to Present Your House Flair

Who doesn’t enjoy the Italians? So cool, so well dressed, so much dolce vita. Their houses are not any different. They too appear effortlessly fashionable and individual. But look closely and you will realize there are particular principles that Italian houses follow. Just about every house that is Italian focuses on family food and fun. […]

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7 Edible, Pretty Wonders of the Plant World

If one doesn’t have to be a chef to be a gourmet, does one have to be a garden designer to develop pretty edibles? Obviously not. Nevertheless a few cues from a designer and plantsman might help make your potager that much more interesting. As a child, I learned to combine unique textures of foliage […]

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Rocky Mountain Gardener's February Checklist

February brings visibly more times and the promise of spring. Do not be fooled, though — plenty of snow and freezing temperatures are yet to come to the Rocky Mountains and other cold areas. On these serene, sunny days, get outside and analyze your trees and shrubs. The care you give them now will pay […]

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10 Terrific Aids for Your New Year's Resolutions

Every year I pick that I really don’t need to generate any New Year’s resolutions, because I must be — theoretically — shifting my bad habits throughout the year. But every year, right around New Year’s Eve, I realize there are several bad habits that have been lingering way beyond their due date, and the […]

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5 Holiday Decorations to Craft From Scrap Wood

If you are a woodworker, before you gather your scrap wood as kindling with this year’s yule log or turn it into “coal” to stuff stockings, then consider making festive decoration and gifts rather. Here are five jobs you can do in less time than it takes to wash ahead of the in-laws arrive at […]

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Sentimental Favorites Warm Up a Vancouver Home

Marc Herman moved from England to Canada several years ago seeking adventure and a lifetime change. He obtained both. Now he’s happily married to Leah Bailey, along with both have welcomed a baby girl, Lily, in the world. Six months ago the couple gave up their Yaletown attic space for a more family-friendly house in […]

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