Know Asbestos Before Tackling a Green Remodel Thumbnail

Motivated to get our homes on the green end of the spectrum, it's easy to want to dive right into the project. But before you start ripping out paneling and replacing your roof, it's important to be mindful of the deadly substance that could be lurking underneath. We're talking about asbestos, a naturally ­occurring group…

Aerogarden Review & Update: 19 Days Later Thumbnail

So...a few weeks ago, you may recall my excitement about the Aerogarden 3SL indoor gardening system. You know. That contraption that promised to turn me into a master gardener overnight. OK. That's an over-exaggeration. But the Aerogarden did promise to help me grow herbs, veggies and even flowers right on my kitchen counter, with little effort or…

Have a Baby? Put a DIY Christmas Tree on the Wall Thumbnail

Baby Juliza has reached a destructive mobile phase. That gave me great pause when the time came to put up a Christmas tree. Understand that I love decorating the Christmas tree. It's probably my favorite part of the holidays, especially because we opt for a real tree every year. We take great pains in picking out…

Adding a Deck? Composite Wood Might be Right for You Thumbnail

This is about the time of year when we all begin to miss being outside. Well, adding a deck to your home will add value to your property, but it will also give you more living space. No matter where you live, you can get a lot of use out of additional outdoor space. You…

Aerogarden: Perfect for the Lazy Gardener Thumbnail

Over the years, I have tried growing things SO many times. Really, I have. The problem is that I'm really just not good at it. You see, I have a habit of forgetting to check on plants. They're usually on the balcony or now that we're in a house, on the back patio. Therefore, they…