Keeping Your Screen Room Clean and Healthy

As beautiful as it is, nature is messy. Birds, insects, four-footed critters and even trees like to drop stuff on your screened pool enclosure or outdoor screen room. After all, that’s why you have a screen room, right? – To keep all that stuff outside, where it belongs. So, how do you keep your screen…

How to Install a Liner Pond

Liner ponds are ideal for the experienced water gardener because they allow for very forgiving installations, which consequently promotes greater creativity. However, for the very same reasons, liner ponds also take require some pre-planning. Before you commence a liner pond project, you should purchase a pond liner that is of the appropriate size for your…

Go Green at Home With Artificial Grass

If that green thumb of yours is itching to scatter some seeds, try planting some trees. Because when it comes to growing grass, your green conscience knows better. It may be Mother Nature's natural carpet, but there's nothing natural about the automated watering, chemical saturation and air-polluting mowing of a "natural" lawn. Fortunately, you need…

How To Get ‘Triple A’ Credit In 25 Days

Good credit is everyone’s dream. A wise use of credit can go a long way. It certainly makes certain goals in life (like acquiring business loan from bank) easily attainable. But the key question remains: “What does it take to achieve ‘Triple A’ credit?” First and foremost, it is important it is critical to point…

Lessons from the Lemonade Stand

Like every parent, I search for authentic ways to allow my kids to learn. Our most recent adventure has been a lemonade stand in the front driveway. We started with ten glasses of lemonade, a plate of Rice Crispies squares and lots of enthusiasm. Child 1, (six years old) was keen and had no trouble…

Countrywide Mortgage Refinance Stimulus Plan Options

Countrywide mortgage refinancing is now easier to get for all homeowners. Countrywide is one of the few Government approved mortgage lenders to offer President Obama’s “Making Home Affordable” plan. This plan will help millions of homeowners keep their homes, and get a better mortgage. While there are a lot of lenders and banks who claim…

Ditch That Home Phone And Save

There is no way around the changing times. Used to be you had to have a home phone and a cell phone. You needed the cell to keep in touch in the field and the landline at home so people could call you because cellular was not very good inside. There was no way to…

Growing Up With Cards and Games

Summer and games go together for me. When I was a child, my family had a cottage on a small lake in Northern Minnesota. It lacked both electricity and plumbing which was fine with me; I liked the feeling of camping but still having a comfortable bed to sleep in at night. The only drawback…

The Buzz is All About Mini-Motorcycles

Pocket bikes are miniature motorcycles – powered, for the most part, by oil- and gas-burning engines similar to those used in chain saws, weed whackers or other small motorized tools – and they look just like the real thing. The snaziest models cost thousands and are made in Italy, but the ones that are selling…