Remodeling Done Right!

Whether you need more space to accommodate a growing family or are wanting to update a desperately dated kitchen or bathroom, there's no better way to improve the livability and value of your home than with a major remodel. But as you probably figured out, pulling off a … [Read more...]

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer Cookies – Quick, Easy and YUMMY!

Slice pieces from Pillsbury's Simply Peanut Butter cookie dough in half. Shape into 1-1/2" triangles and place 3" apart on cookie sheets. Bake 8 to 10 minutes, or until lightly browned. While they're still warm, push a mini chocolate pretzel (use Flipz) on each side to … [Read more...]

Christmas Gift Idea ~~Cookie Cutter Bird Feeders ~ ~

Looking for low cost Gifts you can Craft! Try this mine came out Amazing. I'm giving 5-8 per family. Recipe: 4 cups of wild bird seed (not too many big seeds) 1/2 cup of warm water 1 envelope of Knox gelatin 3/4 a cup of flour ~OR~ (I used pancake mix) 3 tb corn … [Read more...]

6 questions to ask before hiring a contractor

When you're ready to remodel, make sure you're hiring the best contractor. Here are six key questions to ask. 1. Can you itemize your bid? Some contractors like to give one total price for the project. Always ask for an itemized bid with costs for all elements of the … [Read more...]

CHEAP Unique Holiday Decorating Ideas!

Twist on a Traditional Wreath Instead of the traditional evergreen, try a homemade wreath of citrus fruits. Start with a circular piece of florist’s foam, and then use wooden florist’s picks to secure large items, such as oranges, first. Continue with smaller … [Read more...]

Revive Your Bathroom Quickly, Easily and Affordably

Remodeling projects have increased in popularity over the past few years. Whether you're hoping to sell your home or create a more enjoyable living space, tackle home improvement projects that make a big impact and add value. One of the top return-on-investment remodeling … [Read more...]

Kitchen Remodeling Tips that are Budget Friendly!

Upgrading your kitchen can be a huge undertaking, however, it doesn’t have to break the bank. If you’re ready to remodel without spending a lot of dough, the following budget-friendly tips from Cheryl Hamilton-Gray of Hamilton-Gray Design will give your kitchen the facelift … [Read more...]

2 types of energy tax credits to take by year end

In February, the federal tax credit was reinstated for energy efficient home improvements made in 2012 and 2013. A tax credit is a direct reduction of taxes due. It can be better than a tax deduction that only reduces taxable income. The energy tax credit now has a $500 … [Read more...]


Lawn. Mow until the first frost, keeping the length above 2.5". Rake leaves that smother and kill grass. Rake up excess grass clippings using an iron rake or thatch rake. Check with a garden pro whether to aerate and fertilize. Garden. Ask a local expert which plants … [Read more...]