Tips for Making an Outdoor Fireplace

Having an outdoor fireplace is one way you can transform your yard into an attractive, comfortable living space all year. Before you start the project there are a few important factors that you need to consider. You need to consider the location where your outdoor fireplace is going to be built, what materials you are…

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What Attracts Women? Bad Boy Secrets Revealed

It’s no secret that women are attracted to bad boys. What attracts women to these guys? They are an obvious danger and a more exciting option, compared to the safe, reliable, “nice guy”. Women desire excitement, and a bad boy makes women feel excitement among many other (sometimes conflicting) emotions. There are a few skills…

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Students and Politics – The Indian Scenario

The student community, being young and energetic, are a bundle of inflammable material, which at the touch of a spark ignites into a large uncontrollable fire like forest fire. They, being young have no patience, are lively and malleable. In India, the trend of students actively participating in politics began in the early 20th century,…

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9 Expert Tips on Making Roman Shades

1. Square the fabric Nothing is worse than hanging your roman shade only to discover that your shade hangs lopsided… it twists… or just isn’t right. One of the main causes of this is that your fabric is not square. Make sure you use a T-Square or Right Angle tool when measuring and marking your…

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Brides: Picking Your Fine China

I spent a good part of my life working in ceramics; the major part working with fine china and crystal. A friend of mine suggested that I write an article to help brides choose their china. It’s funny, but I seldom write about ceramics anymore. I wrote a couple of books on the subject and…

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10 Commandments For Kitchen Safety

“Nonna, can I please wash the dishes?” pleaded Ally, my eight-year-old granddaughter. Ally is like most kids, she loves to help in the kitchen. Although she’s eager to wash dishes , I’ll guarantee, that in four or five years the sight of dirty dishes won’t be so exciting. Today, helping to wash dishes is fun,…

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Dutch Ovens: Legs Or No Legs

Have you ever noticed how some cast iron dutch ovens have little legs on the bottom of them and how others don’t? Ever wonder what purpose those little legs serve? Well, believe it or not, those little legs make the difference of how you are going to cook with your cast iron dutch oven. For…

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Is Racism Still an Issue in North Idaho?

With Ruby Ridge to the north of Sandpoint and the former Aryan Nations to the south, visitors often quiz locals about the perception of racism and extremism in North Idaho. Panhandle citizens are at times surprised by the questions. To many that live in artistic, eclectic North Idaho, the questions seem out of place with…

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Planning an Outdoor Survival Trip

If you are planning to go on an outdoor survival trip, be sure you are physically and mentally able and prepared for such a daring and risky adventure. We suggest you take the time to gather some notes and plan your trip way in advance. All though this will be an awesome experience, and a…

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Common Mistakes When Building a Patio

When it comes to building a patio, there are right and wrong ways to get the job done. When the right ideas, plans, and designs are used so installation is done properly, the result is a beautiful space that adds value to the property and creates more functional space for family and friends. On the…

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