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13 Risks to Take for True Garden Rewards
Go ahead, be a rebel. Breaking rules in the garden can lead to more happiness, creativity and connection with the earth
"Good point Benjamin. I love those dragon flies. I have lots of natural rock o... of good points, and it's clear neither of us will convince the other, which is fine... At that point, once they know, they can make informed decisions about what lawn to... great point though--kids these days (and just as many adults) are disconnected from... other point about lots of grass is the use of fertilizers, and the havoc created..."
Lessons in the Rewards of Selfless Gardening
"thanks for pointing that out. There is so much activity on the lavender in the front... mow to a point idea as we mow an acre at home then go to the lake and mow another acre... Vogt points out this can be a somewhat fuzzy term, e.g. in the case of a native... Mow to a point. I still have some lawn, fine fescue, and I often let it grow up to a..."
Garden for Wildlife to Reap Rich Rewards
When you plant with animals and insects in mind, you make gardening easier, the planet healthier and yourself more present
"at one point, the acreage was sold off and I have a small house, a large old barn... is very rewarding indeed. Witnessing the interdependencies in nature enhances our pleasure... at the point now where I am seriously thinking about getting a bulldozer and just... way, the point is to have patience and give the garden time to shake out and grow up..."
Easy, Beautiful, Cheap: Managing the 3 Points of Home Projects
When you're decorating or building, it helps to be realistic about what's possible. Here are some equations to ponder
"three points. Below you'll find examples of how to use this prioritizing strategy... great points. The formula a marketing prof taught was 2 of 3: Best quality, Best... but it's rewarding to do a lot with a little. You have to make the decision which resource... great points, especially the statement about living and working around what you currently... of the points made I have to get on my soap box regarding splurging on Anthropologie..."
Tell a Story With Design for a More Meaningful Home
"from that point in the design process. Find yourself and you’ll love your project.... friend once pointed out to me that most of the paintings I have collected, are of homes... get the point even though she has always had single - owner homes, it requires something... at one point it was actually used for classes. But know that some where in its history... traveling from point A to point B. Can our home do this as well? Can our home tell us about..."
Gift Giving the Simple-ish Way
If buying holiday gifts drives you to the spiked holiday punch, try these easier but still rewarding traditions
5 Holiday Decorations to Craft From Scrap Wood
Give them as gifts or let your own home reap the rewards — these quality crafted pieces will last through many holidays to come
"reap the rewards — these quality crafted pieces will last through many holidays to come... not the point, but it's much easier to just wrap around a paper towel cardboard tube... center point and drill your hole to the desired depth. Like holiday magic, you've... and end points. Using a hand saw (my preference is a pull saw), cut a straight line... two end points. For the time it takes to make this jig, you'll save at least twice..."
8 Reasons to Plant a Great Tree
Beauty is its own reward, but the benefits of planting the right tree in the right place go way beyond looks
Must-Know Modern Homes: Villa Mairea
Experimenting led to rich rewards in this Finnish architectural masterpiece by modernist Alvar Aalto
Gardens Under Glass: How to Make Your Own Terrarium
Be the master of a mini ecosystem indoors — the low-maintenance, highly rewarding kind that fits any room
Curb Appeal Begs Your Attention
Attending to the details of your home's exterior will reap ample rewards in both allure and resale value
Shop Houzz: Bathroom Vanities for Every Taste
"focal point with a traditional, rustic, modern or contemporary bath cabinet... but its rewards are lasting. Choose a bathroom vanity that makes a personal style statement..."
Help for Whittling Down the Photo Pile
Consider these 6 points your personal pare-down assistant, making organizing your photo collection easier
"these 6 points your personal pare-down assistant, making organizing your photo collection... these six points will help you reflect on your personal feelings on the subject so you... great point - when I purged my photos I realized all the ones that to me were of... you’ll feel rewarded when you start uncovering long-lost gems. Sort by these categories:... that the point of this exercise is to preserve the good stuff. It doesn’t serve anyone..."
Mantel Makeover: From Builder's Grade to Live-Edge Wood
See how an all-wrong mantel became a gorgeous fireplace focal point at the hands of an interior designer and her carpenter
"focal point at the hands of an interior designer and her carpenter... even more rewarding to the eye at the end. Silly me, just went over the article while... vantage point of the tree that she has in the next photo. Zaeske found the wood at... focal point extra prominent," she says.Wall paint: Confederate Red, Benjamin MooreBrowse... focal point exacerbated the problem. "I was willing to do anything to make the mantel..."
Simple Pleasures: Get a Book Club Going
Kick back with friends and a thought-provoking read for an event that’s entertaining and educational all at once