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Reduce Toy Clutter with DIY Toy Box

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We have a 3 year old and soon to be 5 year old at home; toys are usually scattered everywhere. Finding storage space in our living room for them was difficult until I found a DIY Vertical Toy Box.  I found some toy boxes online and in stores to purchase, however, they were always made out of particle board, something… Read more »

Top 4 Tips to a Healthy Lawn

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The Top 4 Tips to a Healthy Lawn are simple steps that everyone can take to make sure their yard looks great each and every year. There are four basic areas that we need to focus our attention on to make sure we have a healthy lawn. They are: Fertilizing – providing the nutrients the lawn needs Watering – making… Read more »

Top 10 Power Tools for DIY’ers

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You want to get started working on some DIY projects, but don’t have the tools. When visiting your hardware store you notice the power tool aisle can be very overwhelming. These top 10 power tools are all you need to get started as a DIY’er. If you are just getting started out working on some DIY projects, the power tool… Read more »

Simple Homemade Laundry Detergent

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Laundry detergent in our house poses a small challenge. My wife and two boys have very sensitive skin, so all our detergents are for sensitive skin. This gets expensive and I wanted to find another option. This Simple Homemade Laundry Detergent recipe I found on Pinterest from Brendid.com. This simple 4 ingredient homemade laundry detergent has saved us a bunch… Read more »

Top 10 Items Used to Make a Raised Garden Bed

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Raised garden beds are being utilized a lot more in back yard gardens. They allow the you to not have to labor as much being bent over. By raising your garden bed up in the air a little more, you can achieve some great benefits! You don’t have to strain your back as much bending over and the soil warms… Read more »

Top 7 Benefits of Drip Irrigation in Your Garden

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Benefits of Drip Irrigation

I’d like to discuss the Top 7 Benefits of Drip Irrigation in your Garden! Drip irrigation is a great form of irrigation that has been used in the landscape industry, and is now making its way into gardening. Last year I installed a drip irrigation system into my small raised bed garden. What is Drip Irrigation? Drip irrigation is a irrigation… Read more »

Top WaterSense Rated Shower Heads

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The other day I wrote a post on water conservation and taking responsibility for things around the house to help reduce water usage. In that post I referenced taking shorter showers and using shower heads that were WaterSense rated. Below I briefly discuss what WaterSense rating for shower heads means and then list some of the top watersense rated shower… Read more »

12 Tips to Reduce Water Use at Home

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Water Conservation! Have you heard that phrase in the past year or two? If you are in any of the areas that have been under water restrictions the past few summers I’m sure you have. For those of us who haven’t had to deal with water restrictions we are lucky, but we also need to do our part. Let’s face… Read more »

Tax Time is Approaching

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(This post contains affiliate links) Yes, it is true. Tax time is approaching. Since January has just ended all employers must have sent out their W2 information to all employees. I recommend getting a jump on the the impeding deadline and get your taxes out of the way sooner than later. TaxAct is a great way to finish up your… Read more »

8 Tips for Planning a Vegetable Garden for Beginners

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(This post may contain affiliate links) Spring is approaching and that means that gardening time is approaching as well. I’ve been gardening on and off since I was little. I remember growing up having a garden that I helped with at my parent’s place and another at my grandparent’s house. If you have kids, gardening can be a great way to… Read more »