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I love my lawn and the scale of it. While having a fabulous large lawn can be beautiful and increase the value on your home, the cost is high in both to the wallet and, as it becomes more and more a topic of discussion, the environment. Owning a mower, the toxic emissions, fertilizers, pesticides, water consumption and let’s not forget about the...Read more
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Although it is wintertime, there is gardening work to be done. That said, who doesn’t love wisteria? The endless blooms in the spring can blanket their canopy over a terrace, balcony or pergola. They are so delicately intoxicating and whimsical, especially when fluttering in a soft spring breeze. To get that look there is work to be done...Read more
Out and About
Gift time can leave the cleverest of us at a loss for something new and unique to present. Need a good, safe, always appreciated gift? Just about everyone loves to receive a fabulous bottle of wine or champagne during the holidays. The problem is how do you make that perfect bottle stand out and look special? Too often your nice bottle, as a...Read more
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At a loss during gift giving times? You are not alone! The holidays are never far away, and they seem to be coming closer and closer together lately. People can be incredibly difficult to buy for, especially that man who has everything. Everyone knows at least one guy or gal who has it so together; it makes buying a token of appreciation a full-on...Read more
Mar Jennings Holiday How-To Design Secrets
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If you find that you can’t keep a plant because you don’t have a green thumb, try this forest-style planter for your home. It’s a foolproof, long-lasting alternative to traditional houseplants. And decorating your home is even easier when you forage in your garden for rocks, branches, and driftwood to bring this beautiful...Read more
Garden Studio
A nice bottle of wine is always a perfect gift for a host or hostess. We have all seen the velvet wine bags sold in stores these days—they're nice, but they lack individuality. Even worse are the plastic or foil bags that your liquor store will offer. Don't do it! A few years ago, I created a wine bouquet that can be wrapped around any bottle of...Read more
sMARt Tips
Beautiful scarves are incredibly versatile. They aren’t just for accessorizing an outfit anymore! While scarves can spruce up any outfit, jauntily tied, they can also update an old purse with a splash of color. Ditch the wrapping paper and personalize any gift with a unique silk scarf, which then becomes part of the gift. (No need to buy...Read more
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In The Home
A growing trend amongst frequent travelers is to pack a few staple items that help to personalize any hotel room. These might include their favorite soaps and slippers, a few small photos, or their usual end-of-day tunes. These modern day nomads spend so much time in hotel rooms that they have cleverly figured out how to personalize a space...Read more