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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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Friday Finds

Two exciting things about today: 1) We’re exactly one month out from getting married and 2) we leave for our bachelor/bachelorette parties.  I was positive I wouldn’t have one until I thought of it as less about a party for me and more as an excuse to travel somewhere I’ve …

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Summer Travel Memories

I know we have three more weeks of official summer, but Labor Day always feels like the true season finale. With this cold weather that we’ve been having, it feels much less like summer and more like fall. (I am at the beach right now, but thankfully stopped at a store …

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A Back-In-Order Bundle Giveaway!

This post is sponsored by Spot Shot® Instant Carpet Stain Remover and WD-40® Multi-Use Product. Let’s keep this short and sweet today, shall we? Want to win a bundle of things that makes life feel a little more “back in order”? Then this is the giveaway for you. Through the …

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Danish dome-sheltered community center is built with wood

Domes are fun structures to inhabit, even if they can be difficult to waterproof. Treading the line between outside and inside, permanent and temporary, Danish architect Kristoffer Tejlgaard (who built this reclaimed wood dome previously) has now created what he calls Dome of Visions. © Atelier Kristoffer Tejlgaard Located in …

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