Great Ideas For Summer Outdoor Lounging

Photos from 10 gorgeous decks and porches offer inspiration for just about every region, style and mood! If the weather in your area is starting to warm and the sun is hanging around a bit longer, you’ve probably been eyeing any and all slivers of outdoor space with big dreams of soaking up the spring…

How To Build A Potting Bench

This handy piece of outdoor furniture will serve as headquarters for your gardening gear. Even if you love gardening, re-potting plants or dividing flats can feel like a real chore if you have to scavenge for supplies in the dark corners of the garage. Park them on a dedicated workstation, however, and you’ll never waste time…

Achieve Your American Dream By Measuring Your Ability

Forbes.com recently released the results of their new American Dream Index, in which they measure “the prosperity of the middle class, and…examine which states best support the American Dream.” The monthly index measures several different economic factors, including goods-producing employment, personal and commercial bankruptcies, building permits, startup activity, unemployment insurance claims, labor force participation, and…

Your Summer Checklist

Summer’s just around the corner and we’ve got a few household tasks you should knock out before it gets too hot. Tackle these projects and you’ll be more than ready for impromptu party-throwing. Prep for Spring With These To-Dos Get your home in tip-top shape with these quick and easy spring spruce-ups. From cleaning your…

Selling Your Home As Pet Friendly

One of the many benefits of owning your own home is the freedom to find your ‘furever’ friend. By pointing out the aspects of your home that make it ‘pet-friendly’ in your listing, you’ll attract these buyers rather than alienate the 61% of American households that have a pet! If you are one of the…

Replace Your Plans To Add On With A New Layout Instead

Instead of building out, a California family reconfigures the floor plan to make the garden part of the living space. Andrew and Amy Faulkner had spent some time and effort on plans to extend their master bedroom and add a bathroom to their family’s 1961 home in Mill Valley, California. “But the local planning department…

Fresh Mint Ice Cream

If you have extra mint from the garden and you’re tired of mojitos or tea, check out this recipe for fresh mint chip ice cream! Nothing heralds the arrival or warm weather like ice cream sandwiches made with fresh garden spearmint and dark chocolate. Here’s a recipe for fresh mint chip ice cream. FRESH MINT…

Do You Know The Cost of Not Owning Your Home?

Owning a home has great financial benefits, yet many continue renting! Today, let’s look at the financial reasons why owning a home of your own has been a part of the American Dream for as long as America has existed. Zillow recently reported that: “With Rents continuing to climb and interest rates staying low, many…