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DIY Jade Pumpkins

You know those pretty powdery pastel-hued grayish jade heirloom pumpkins?  I don’t think I’ve ever seen a real one in person and I’m guessing I would if I drove out to some pumpkin farm 100 miles away, but I’m not going to do that.  Instead I painted craft pumpkins a …

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Organized Menu Planning

Menu planning is one of the most important aspects of home keeping. It should take priority on your schedule. If you don’t have a plan, you will feel the stress every single day (I know, I’ve been there). You will eat less healthier and you’ll waste money. By implementing menu planning …

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Why wind and solar won't save us

Even with all the new storage technologies, it is still better to reduce demand. Kris De Decker’s Low Tech Magazine is one of the most thoughtful and interesting places on the web to find original and controversial thinking about energy and technology. His latest post is typical: a detailed criticism …

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AMAZING Wall Treatment and Command Center Update

This post is sponsored by the Formica® Corporation. All opinions are my own.Last time I shared with you how I was getting that organizing itch again! Remember that? Well, I’ve been doing a LOT of fun projects in our home because I just love organizing and decorating! Our command center …

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DIY Chunky Solid Wood Nightstand Tutorial + Building Plan

Hey there Remodelaholics! Scott here with Saws on Skates back again to make some more sawdust with you. This time we’re building a solid wood nightstand – no plywood in this baby! This nightstand features angled legs, a storage shelf and a deep drawer for lots of storage. Window/door casing …

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Open office or private office? It depends

A new approach from Steelcase suggests that it could be a little of both.Whenever we write about open offices, I get serious pushback from writers of words and writers of code, who complain that they work better in private offices. My arguments that open offices are better for the exchange …

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