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History of Independence Day

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History of Independence Day

Independence Day July 4th - Design Build ProsStarting in 1776 and continuing since, the 4th of July has been celebrated as the birth of American independence. The most typical celebrations and festivities include fireworks, parades, concerts, and on the more casual side, family gatherings and barbecues. Perhaps even a pool party!

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Health Benefits of Dandelion Greens

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AnnahMarie of Organic Gurlz Gardens Fort Wayne, IndianaHi there, Fellow Gardeners!

This is AnnahMarie.

Today, Organic Gurlz Gardens, of Fort Wayne, Indiana will be sharing information on the Health Benefits of Dandelion Greens.

Our name for the weed comes from the French Dent de Lion, meaning “lion’s tooth.” This refers to the jagged points on the leaves, which look like sharp teeth. The French grow dandelions to eat, just as we grow lettuce in our gardens. Continue reading

Hanging Pot Rack for Your Kitchen

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Hanging Pot Rack for Your Kitchen

hanging pot rack ~ Design Build Pros (1)Hanging pot racks are a great idea for kitchens, especially those kitchens that may not have a lot of cabinet space, or for people who want to reduce the clutter in those cabinets. It can also clear out space in your cabinets to place appliances and specialty items that you use for entertaining. Additionally, it can provide a very aesthetically pleasing focal point in your kitchen. You may see it on televisions in fancy kitchens, the hanging pots that seem incredibly shiny, and you may have been inspired to add one into your kitchen.

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Recipe for Cucumber Water

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Detox water with lime and cucumbers in a mason jaCucumber Water recipe from Organic Gurlz Gardens of Fort Wayne IndianaHi there , Fellow Gardeners!

This is Becca.

Today, Organic Gurlz Gardens of Fort Wayne, Indiana will be sharing a Recipe for Cucumber Water.

All though you may think a cucumber recipe is to just to squeeze the juice out of the Cucumber, (yes, once the recipe does call for it) there is a little more to it. Continue reading

Short Perennials for Your Landscape

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Short Perennials for Your Landscape

perennials for landscaping ~ Design Build ProsShort perennials are a blessing to any landscaper: they help cover areas where you’d be left with nothing but plain grass otherwise; places that are too small to plant anything else, typically along borders or walkways. Any bed of prized roses can benefit from the accents brought by small perennials surrounding it, without taking away any of its majestic beauty.

When they hear about perennials, most people think about lilies and lavender, and that’s about everything, so here are more options to spice up your landscape.

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Fireplace Equipment and Fireplace Decoration

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Must-Have Pieces of Fireplace Equipment and Fireplace Decoration

fireplace ~ Design Build Pros (1)If you have friends who have just installed a fireplace in their homes, then you’re in luck – you have a gift list open for them for years to come. Seriously, the fireplace is such a big addition to a home, there is always something to do around it. People tend to focus on those decorative items that hang above the fireplace – which are central decorations of a room, and frequently they have some special value for the owner. Continue reading

Tub to Shower Conversion

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How to Plan a Tub to Shower Conversion

tub to shower conversion ~ Design Build ProsThe tub to shower conversion is quickly becoming one of the most popular remodeling projects throughout America. More and more people prefer a tub-less bathroom (in the past 5 years or so, the number of people who prefer shower-only bathrooms has increased by almost 50%, and now they represent the majority of the population). On the other hand, real estate agents are slower to catch up with the times, and they still insist that a house without a tub has a lower market value. As such, most houses that are sold have a tub in the bathroom, and the first thing the new owners do is covert it quickly to a shower.

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