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  • Spring Hill Roses Grand Opening

    Roses can be very rewarding if you plant and care for them correctly.
    If you love the convenience of ordering plants online then you may want to consider adding Spring Hill Nursery to you list of possible gardening resources. *Spring Hill Nursery has a long history beginning in 1849 in North Dayton, Ohio by its founder Peter Bohlender. Spring Hill Nursery originally was a wholesale operation, but as the years advanced became a mail order nursery. They have been in business for well over a hundred years. For more information, and a great video on planting roses, see: Spring Hill Roses Grand Opening

  • Family Finances: Living on a Budget

    Credit debt can eat it's way into your future.
    There are many issues that can arise in a family around finances. Many people that find themselves embedded in financial problems simply don't take a visual approach to their debt. Financial success is a strategy. Not only is it a strategy but it requires flexibility, because life can change without notice. You have to be able to change with it and that calls for reassessments. For practical tips on how to make a budget, along with an informative video, see: Family finances: Living on a budget

  • The Confederate Rose

    The Confederate rose is not a member of the rose family.
    Many southerners and northerners alike are anxiously awaiting warmer weather and being able to enjoy our gardens.One possible addition to your garden this spring may be the Confederate rose. Many may be under the impression that the Confederate Rose is a member of the rose family. However, one look at this magnificent plant in person and you will soon discover it has very little to do with any actual rose as we know it. The Confederate Rose is actually a member of the Hibiscus family. Other names for this flowering plant are: cotton rose mallow. Read more here: The Confederate Rose

  • Bed Bug Infestation Tips

    Bed Bug
    What are Bed Bugs?
    The scientific name for Bed bugs is Cimex lectularius,(Cimicidae). They are small wingless and feed on the blood of warm blooded animals. They are nocturnal feeders and have been around for millions of years. They can be found in the nests of birds, on wild and domestic animals and easily migrate to human hosts. For effective tips and an instructional video see: Bed Bug Infestation Tips.

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  • Ham Bone Soup

    Ham bone soup is hearty and flavorful.
    If you've ever had a left over portion of baked ham with the bone, then you'll know there is a good deal of meat that is usually left on the bone especially with shank end ham which is tricky to carve. Don't throw this part away it is perfect for ham bone soup. Here's the recipe and a how to video as well: Ham Bone Soup

  • Updating Kitchen Cabinets

    Kitchen cabinet replacement can cost a fortune.
    The top three biggest expenses in kitchen renovations are cabinets, appliances, and counter tops. If your home hasn't been updated in the last ten years you may find yourself in for a great deal of money to bring your home up to speed. How can you make improvements with out going broke? Well there are alternatives to updating your cabinets if you are willing to open up your mind, and abandon a few preconceived notions. Check out this link for the inexpensive alternatives: Updating Kitchen Cabinets

  • Timeless Home Design, the Key to Not Becoming a Trend

    Timeless design, vs. current trends.
    The interior design industry, and media, all tell us what we are supposed to have in our homes. Not only do they dictate what we have, but what color it should be, and how much it should cost, etc. This could very well be the best definition of the word: trend. Gone are the days when consumers had some flexibility in their homes décor and design. If it's too colorful, too personal, it's a design no no. Daring to deviate could end up losing money, or could it? Question, should we always follow the trends? Answer, no. Find out more here: Timeless home design, the key to not becoming a trend

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  • HGTV's 2012 Dream Home Review

    HGTV is making some lucky winner's dream come true this year.

    This years newest home up for grabs from HGTV offers a lot of design for the lucky winner this year. One look through the photographs of this home and you will easily be able to envision yourself in it. Why? Well the design is one that merges contemporary and traditional, along with wonderful touches of rustic flavor in décor. We'll take look at the key features and rooms of this incredible dream home and give you all the inspiration you need to have your own dream home. See the video tour of the 2012 Kitchen, and links to each room of this incredible house, including your entry links here: HGTV 2012 Dream Home Review

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  • Worst Sugared Beverages on the Market

    It is surprising how much sugar even so called healthy beverages contain.

    We all love sweets and for many of us a dose of sugar now and then won't really pose any real health risk. However, for those that are borderline diabetic,diabetic, have a history of diabetes in the family or just trying to lose weight this list details some of the worst beverages for sugar content on the market. Are they currently in your refrigerator? At any rate this is just a small sampling of some of the worst sugared beverages out there.
    Here's the list of some of the worst sugared beverages on the market, along with an informative video on artificial sweeteners: Worst Sugared Beverages

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  • Laminate Counter Top Restoration

    Older kitchen with dated laminate counter tops.
    As the new year rolls in we start taking stock of a lot of things going on in our lives, and for some of us, the new year means making big changes in our homes. However this time of year makes it difficult when taxes are due and etc. There are budget friendly ideas that can improve your home at fraction of the cost and one of those rooms should be your kitchen. Read, and watch the how to video here: Laminate counter top restoration.


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