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Smoothies for The Summer

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AnnahMarie of Organic Gurlz Gardens Fort Wayne, IndianaHi There, Fellow Gardeners! This is AnnahMarie. Today, Organic Gurlz Gardens of Indiana will be sharing recipes on Smoothies for The Summer. Don’t waste your energy racing after the ice-cream truck to cool you off! These home-made smoothies are almost sure to lower your temperature. Continue reading

Eco-Friendly Arts and Crafts

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AnnahMarie of Organic Gurlz Gardens Fort Wayne, IndianaHi There, Fellow Gardeners! This is AnnahMarie. Today, Organic Gurlz Gardens of Indiana will be sharing information on Eco-friendly Arts and Crafts for the Home. Arts and Crafts are fun – but what if they could be eco-friendly? Today, Organic Gurlz Gardens is here to share some ways you can enjoy eco-friendly entertainment. Continue reading

Wood Countertops for Your Kitchen

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Wood Countertops for Your Kitchen Wood butcher block countertop - Design Build Pros (1)Many home owners view the use of the wood countertops as a cure for the cold of the common stainless steel. Wood countertops have been enjoying a revival after being eclipsed by showy stones like granite and marble. They are usually constructed from the hard wood and are also laminated together with glue making it strong and stable. The hard wood countertop always provides a warm and organic landing surface in a kitchen making it to become gentle and forgiving on dishware and also able to absorb the noise from a busy household. Another advantage about the wood countertop is that it can be repaired when damaged and also can be refinished if in any case it gets stained, dinged or gouged. Continue reading

Staircase Options and Alternatives to Carpet

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Staircase Options and Alternatives to Carpet Stairs with a carpet runner - Design Build ProsIf your home staircase was originally carpeted you can now opt for other alternatives. Innovative staircase designs and materials including glass have altered the way a staircase can look. In fact you could, like others, use the look of the staircase to lend a theme to your home interior. Staircase treads are decorated with tiles and murals to give them a unique look. So take your pick and change the old carpeted staircase. Continue reading

Log Cabin Construction

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Log CabinLog cabins or log homes are getting a revival now with more and more people showing interest in building their own log homes or log cabins. Historically, log cabins were first built in Eastern Europe and Scandinavia. When Europeans settlers came to the United States, they used logs to build their first homes as it was quicker. Traditionally, whole trees were cut down and shaped to make log cabins. They were originally stacked one on top of the other, eliminating the use of nails. They did utilize dowel joints. Gaps in between the logs were filled using mud and straw, a mixture known as chinking. These logs naturally settle into each other in a few years. Continue reading

Stair Railing Material Options

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Stair Railing Material Options Stair Rail Material Options (2)-Design Build ProsStair railings, whether outdoor or indoor, serve the same purpose which is enhancing the safety of individuals using the stairs. In your search for stair railing materials, the options available may be quite overwhelming. There are a number of factors one needs to consider when choosing a stair railing material such as the material’s resistance to weather conditions, match to the external color and trimmings of the house, and the stair design. Each of the different stair railing materials available comes with both pros and cons. Thus the choice squarely lies with one’s taste and needs. So, which options are available? Continue reading