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Lisa’s List: Three Ways To Warm Up Fast

The rule of three is a principle that suggests a threesome of events, characters, actions or activities, is more humorous, satisfying, or effective than other numbers. The idea may have evolved from early days of storytelling: think Three Little Pigs, Three Billy Goats Gruff, Three Blind Mice, Three Muskateers, or Goldilocks and the Three Bears. In modern times, we can still ...

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The Versatile Air Plant

As we approach the Holliday season, I would like to introduce one of the plant species I find to be a very successful and unique gift item. Air plants, as the name implies, live off of the air and have no roots. They are actually bromeliads that adapted to live without taking root. The only care they require, is to ...

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The Joy of Mini Gardening

As a child I often found myself drawn to the miniature. I recall the most fun with this happening outside, in the the little shaded space between two giant lilac bushes that grew outside my mothers kitchen window. I’ve always had an over active sense of “pretend” and I used to love to take my little dolls outside and design ...

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Indoor Plants And Necessary Air Flow

I’m noticing some people are struggling this time of year with their house plants. I’ve been able to figure that they are watering correctly, misting if need be and the lighting is right so it had to be something else. What I’ve realized is that due to the heat, the poor air quality due to smoke and the need to ...

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Plants and Lighting

I have heard a lot of people say that they can’t have plants in their house because they have no light in their home. Being someone who lives in a house that gets little natural light I have learned that in some cases, it can be true, but only in the sense that certain plants will not thrive in low ...

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Dream It, Create It! Less is Best

Most of you have heard of the need for decluttering when staging a house for sale, thanks to HGTV and other design TV programs. Decluttering is crucial when listing a house but it’s also important in the homes where we dwell. As we live our lives, most of us accumulate a lot of stuff. When we cannot find space to ...

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Dry and Hot! Indoor Plants and Humidity

I remember when I brought my first Maiden Hair Fern. You know, the ones with the delicate, tiny, vibrantly green, feather like leaves with dark thin stems. You don’t see them too often in stores that sell house plants these days and I think it’s because they’ve gotten a bad name for being extremely fragile. I know that was what ...

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7 Spring Projects To Save You Money

With the onslaught of “spring cleaning,” it can be hard to know where to begin and which projects take precedence. Below are 7 important spring chores that will not only give you a place to start on your spring cleaning, but will save you money in energy efficiency and preventative maintenance. Read up and get started! Happy cleaning….

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Odds are Not Odd in Design and Decorating

Have you ever wondered how designers and decorators get items to look just right? Here’s one of their “secrets”. Odd numbers. There has been a lot of study of odd numbers in math and how they affect us aesthetically. I won’t dwell on that here but just know that you eye is usually more attracted to things in odds.

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Color Confidence, Step Two

If you read Step One for Color Confidence I hope that you’ve been thinking about a room that you want to re-color and restyle. The first step is to examine the function of that room and the mood or feeling tone that you want to create. Color can greatly influence how anyone feels in a room. Use this color meaning ...

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