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I am not sure where chaise is from...but it is very cool looking. I ll keep looking and let you know what I find out.
August 22, 2013 at 3:20PM     
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croge
Chaise is from Crate and Barrel. They only have it in green at the moment.
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Get Wise to Size: How to Furnish an Outdoor Room, Small to Spacious

Put your garden slice or grand patio on the best-dressed list with furniture and features best suited to its square footage Full Story
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Nice article. So glad you included the measurements along with the rest of the information you presented. I may want to direct clients to it in the future.
June 25, 2014 at 6:47PM   
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croge
SHOVELING spent sunburst locust blossoms off my patio is my spring clean up- but worth every moment of enjoyment I get being outdoors in that space. (I certainly don't keep it pristine all summer, and don't bother shoveling snow in the winter!)
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Get Grout Magically Clean — Stains and All

If your grout is grossing you out, this deep-cleaning method will help it look new again Full Story
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"Hank"
Our newly purchased 20-yr old home has dark stains around shower drain. I think it is from the hard water. The shower is an acrylic material. Also, the stainless frame on shower glass doors need shining. All suggestions would be appreciated.
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"Hank"
OK people, excuse the selfie...my first post!
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Simple Pleasures: Treasuring the Gift of Grandparents

You can enrich your family life by bringing generations together for shared meals, quilting projects, storytelling Full Story
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My advice? Think beyond the expected. My mother (on the East Coast) plays hide and seek with my niece (in Wyoming). My sister hides the phone or iPad, and my niece has to find my mother (she calls out clues). The best part? My mother can once again hide under beds, inside kitchen cabinets, on top of the bookshelf -extraordinary at her age! She would also "babysit" for my nephew while my sister got something done around the house - singing songs, reading stories, reciting poems. She has an extraordinary gift with children and they are able to enjoy it even though they live far away.
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claire8810
Built a custom house with these gorgeous beams but they collect so much dust and they are so high up. Had to eventually hire someone to come every week it's so dusty up there! lol, ugh!
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yirola
Thanks to all it was fun to read everyones hated tasks!
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Great Design Plant: Foamflower Cushions Shady Garden Areas

Try evergreen ground cover Tiarella cordifolia for a soft look all year — one the rabbits and deer won’t mess with Full Story
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Curtis Adams
I did some searching at mail order nurseries and many are sold out now. I will be checking at the native plant sales this fall for more of the running variety. Price-wise, in my experience, they are priced about the same as other perennials.
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roxieks
Hostas are more common where I live, but these plants are being introduced. Lovely
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10 Top Plants to Grow Indoors

Brighten a room and clean the air with a houseplant that cascades artfully, stretches toward the ceiling or looks great on a wall Full Story
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Laurie
I already had that done when I bought the house. I removed some trees and had the rest trimmed up. The windows are smaller in these older homes and my eves are a lot larger than newer homes. I'll live with fewer house plants since the summers here are really hot. I need the shade.
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jerryalan
Did anyone notice that the ZeeZee plant picture had a cat in it? and they said to keep away from cats. Guess what--the cat is smart enough to stay away from the ZZ plant.

I have a Pothos plant at work that is thriving. There are no windows and I am not good at remembering to water it. Somehow it continues to grow and look gorgeous.
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Houzz Tour: Playful Irreverence Meets Sophistication in Ibiza

This Mediterranean vacation home loves a party, but the well-curated mixes show it has a refined side too Full Story
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aleanor
Where does protection of religion end? Religions are ideas, which do best when exposed to light and society and allowed to flourish where they are strong. Some 'things' might be sacred but every item connected to a religion cannot be sheltered from the world.

We use all sort of things from non Christian religions in decoration - African masks, totems, Islamic art, carpets and lighting are all connected to Islam the religion. I have a beautiful Ethiopian cross - orthadox - that I value for its craft and intricate beauty and for its history of connection to a religion that is important to Ethiopian culture. Do Christians not use Persian rugs?

Like my cross, parts of now unused churches are sitting dirty and abandoned in shops and markets and without being taken up for secular purposes would return to dust. Do you know how many churches there were/are in Spain!? I would prefer to see them used and loved than lost in time. The fact that they are not being used in the way they were initially intended is not a comment on religion or harmful of religion but is an expression of respect for workmanship and design inspired by the Christianity of the past.

Christians build their churches on roman temples; the Vatican is build on a roman necropolis! History is by nature about building on what came before. This is part of the richness of human life. Maybe the reuse of these artifacts will be the best way to protect them in an ever more secular world.
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Considering Renting to Vacationers? Read This First

More people are redesigning their homes for the short-term-rental boom. Here are 3 examples — and what to consider before joining in Full Story
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lkbkennedy
Great article. We rent our vacation beach house in a resort area but through a management company who takes care of the details and gets a cut. There's no way I could do it without them since I'm so far away. To OleanderGirl--I disagree on the way to furnish it. We rented at this same beach for 10 years before we decided to build our own home and rent it out. We found that it was 10 times better to be in a house that was well maintained and well appointed and the kids and adults took better care of it than the one cheap-o one we rented one year. After that, we didn't mind paying up for a well kept home, it meant that things would work well, be clean, and it made us take better care of it. I personalized it with the intention of someone feeling that in our home as a guest and not a hotel that they can trash. It's tricked out and for the most part- people take care good care of it, nothing has been stolen, just minor damage like two small pictures were knocked off a wall and the frames broke, no big deal. The main complaint is that they leave a mess on the grill which is gross to clean but that's what the cleaning service gets paid for. It's rented 20 weeks a year and then we shut it down. We'll get to the point of wanting to stay there the whole summer in stead of just 4 weeks a year after we retire but for now it's almost fun to share our good fortune with others who appreciate a beautiful home.
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