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Caring For Your Garden

A garden can make or break your outdoor living environment. In many instances, it is not until you own your first home that you truly begin to understand the importance of good garden care. Perhaps you watched Mom and Dad slave away outside in the summers while you remained in the air conditioned house thinking about how crazy they were. After all, it’s just a garden! But now that you have your own home, now that the rooms are decorated to perfection, now that the walls are painted and the carpets installed, now that the house looks like a home,...

Build Your Dream House

These letters between the architect and his friends are composed of hints and suggestions relating to the building of homes. Their aim is to give practical information to those about to build, and to strengthen the growing demand for better and truer work. Even those who are not yet ready to build for themselves are seldom without an instinctive longing to do so at some future time, and a lively concern in the present achievements of their friends and neighbors, in this direction. Such will, I trust, find something interesting and instructive in these pages, and be moved thereby to...

First Time Home Buyers Guide

Congratulation’s! You have just taken the first step to finding the money for your first home! Day after day We read about government spending, but we do not realize that we could be eligible to receive some of that money. What is free money? Usually it means grants or other programs where you don’t have to pay back the money you receive. How do you find the money? This is the biggest challenge to those that think they might qualify for money for a home in some way. But the key to getting this money is not a secret. If...

Everyday Energy Tips

• Set your thermostat comfortably low in the winter and comfortably high in the summer. Install a programmable thermostat that is compatible with your heating system. • Use compact fluorescent light bulbs. • Air dry dishes instead of using your dishwasher’s drying cycle. • Turn off your computer and monitor when not in use. • Plug home electronics, such as TVs and DVD players, into power strips; turn the power strips off when the equipment is not in use (TVs and DVDs in standby mode still use several watts of power). • Lower the thermostat on your hot water heater...

Building Your Own Greenhouse

This information in this course is for educational and informational purposes only. The content is not presented by a professional, and therefore the information in this course should not be considered a substitute for professional advice. Always seek the advice of someone qualified in this field for any questions you may have. The author and publisher of this course and the accompanying materials have used their best efforts in preparing this course. The author and publisher make no representation or warranties with respect to the accuracy, applicability, fitness, or completeness of the contents of this course. The information contained in...

Choosing Alternative Fuel

Gas prices in the United States are at an alarming rate these days. In some parts of the country, consumers are paying $3 to $4 a gallon. This can be devastating to people who depend on their cars for their livelihoods. It can put a huge dent in a family’s budget and cause a real hardship. Plus, with the rising price of gas, we have to consider the effect on our consumer goods as well. Trucking companies must pay more in fuel costs, and the only way for them to recoup any of that money and make even a small...

Budget Home Decorating Tips

For anybody, decorating on a budget can be a challenge, but it also can be very rewarding. It will also teach you how to showcase your home. In this book, we will provide great ideas and tips for decorating various rooms within your home without going over budget. Just by adding a few small, but creative and decorative details, you can make any home look like a million dollars. As long as you approach your decorating on a budget creatively, it should not only save you money, but will be fun also. If you want to create the perfect look...

Bonsai Trees

The term bonsai literally means plant in a pot or tray planting. Bonsai however is much more than simply a plant in a pot. The goal of bonsai is to create the appearance of great size and age. This is accomplished by creating a bonsai with strong roots that extend in all directions, creating a sense of stability, a large trunk which tapers as it goes upward, a clear apex, and well formed and well placed branches. These features all combine to create a careful blend of symmetry, balance and proportion. It also must be displayed in a pot which...

Feng Shui

Feng Shui (pronounced fung shway) is an ancient Chinese practice that involves art and science. It has been around for thousands of years. The practice relies on the laws of heaven and earth to help people balance their energies within a space. This is to help them receive fortune and health. The word “feng” means wind and “shui” means water. Therefore Feng Shui means “wind water”. The local Chinese people place wind that is gentle and water that is clear in one setting. It is to represent good health and harvest. Feng Shui prides itself on thinking that the land...

Car Buying Tips

Besides the obvious reason, that being transportation, just like water a car is now considered a necessity in most urban areas. One of the reasons to consider when buying a car is if the vehicle being purchased is a good deal. Is it in good condition? How long a life does it have left? Is it an excellent ride? Does it have a great warranty, etc. As we said, it’s virtually impossible to get along without a car and if you can’t afford a new car, following are some basic reasons you should consider when making that all important car...

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