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8 Moving Tips From a Military Wife
8 Moving Tips From a Military Wife

M. Riley is a military brat turned Navy wife. She has written for numerous parenting sites about the joys and struggles of raising 3 kids. I was born a military brat, and, against my better judgment, I chose to be a military wife. The longest stretch of time I’ve ever spent in one home is 4 years, which luckily coincided with high school.

Plant-Eating Animals: Keeping Cats and Dogs Out of the Garden
Plant-Eating Animals: Keeping Cats and Dogs Out of the Garden

Billy Haynes is a content writer and founder of HD Writing Co. He has an interest in many things and experience in writing about even more. Below is a list of plant-eating animals discussed in this article and ways to keep them out of the garden:CatsDogsCatsCats are among one of the more common animals that end up in gardens.

How to Mask Wall Cabinets for Spray Painting
How to Mask Wall Cabinets for Spray Painting

Matt is a professional painter and freelance writer, sharing his knowledge, house-painting tips, and product reviews. Masking Kitchen Cabinets for Spray PaintingUsing a paint sprayer to spray paint kitchen cabinets produces a superior finish when done right, but the most important part of indoor spraying is properly masking a room for over-spray.

How Interior Lighting Affects Your Choice of Décor Colors
How Interior Lighting Affects Your Choice of Décor Colors

Working as a professional interior designer for many decades, I& 39;ve been involved in design-and-build residential building projects. Interior lighting has a profound effect on whatever colours you choose for your interior décor, including your floor finish, walls, ceilings, and the colours of some of your furniture and soft furnishings.

12 Home Remedies for Bed Bugs That Actually Work
12 Home Remedies for Bed Bugs That Actually Work

Sam is a DIYer and a clean freak. She loves tidying up her home and getting rid of pests, dust, and clutter. No matter how clean your home is, you can still get a bed bug infestation. This is because bed bugs travel, and once they& 39;re in your house, they feed off the sweat, blood, and carbon dioxide that humans and animals produce, so they stay forever.

How to Clean Your Home Like a Professional Cleaner
How to Clean Your Home Like a Professional Cleaner

James makes a living cleaning strangers& 39; toilets. As a professional house cleaner of over 5 years, he loves to share what he has learned. The Joys of CleaningAs a professional house cleaner of over 5 years, I can tell you that no two houses are the same, but every house is challenging to clean.Sometimes, I& 39;ll see a house and ask myself, & 34;Why am I here?

Understanding Your Garden’s Soil
Understanding Your Garden’s Soil

Lockridge is an avid reader who enjoys learning about beautiful garden plants. Among other things, she has worked with a florist. The novice gardener may not fully appreciate how soil is a vital component of a healthy garden. And with the exception of hydroponic gardening and a few other select gardening methods, a successful garden starts with having good soil.

How to Grow Moonflowers
How to Grow Moonflowers

Caren White is a Master Gardener and instructor at Home Gardeners School. She has been associated with Rutgers Gardens for over a decade. I love morning glories. Is there anything better than to be greeted first thing in the morning by their bright trumpets? Unfortunately by noon, their lovely flowers have closed for the day.

How to Plant, Harvest, and Cook Ampalaya (Bitter Gourd)
How to Plant, Harvest, and Cook Ampalaya (Bitter Gourd)

After living in the city for 30 years, EC moved to the countryside. He writes about life in the mountains, dogs, plants, and cooking. Also known as bitter gourd, ampalaya is a plant that produces long, green melons with many beneficial properties. I plant ampalaya in our garden because its folate and vitamin C promote cardiovascular health.

Design and Build Your Own Furniture for Awkward Spaces
Design and Build Your Own Furniture for Awkward Spaces

Amanda has years of varied DIY experience, having owned and updated multiple homes, including her 1930& 39;s farmstead.Do you have an awkward space in your home where standard furniture just won’t fit? We did. Our solution was to design and build our own furniture to fit the space. Read on to see how we made a folding loveseat to fit an awkward space in our living room, and a loft bed to fit a short wall in our daughter’s bedroom.

How to Grow Chinese Lanterns
How to Grow Chinese Lanterns

Caren White is a Master Gardener and instructor at Home Gardeners School. She has been associated with Rutgers Gardens for over a decade. What are Chinese Lanterns?Chinese lanterns are perennial plants that are a member of the nightshade family. They are most closely related to the Cape Gooseberry. The plants are native to a wide area of the world ranging from Southern Europe to Southern Asia.

The Best Slide-In Electric Range With Downdraft
The Best Slide-In Electric Range With Downdraft

Brandon has been working with range hoods and rang on and off for the past 6 years and writes about them to help people make wise decisions.When it comes to slide-in electric ranges with inbuilt downdraft systems, your options are very limited. Based on my past work experience with a range and range hood dealer and the many forum posts on the topic in addition to a search through catalogs of various range manufacturers, these are the only models currently on the market:The Jenn-Air JES9800CAS electric rangeThe KitchenAid KSEG950ESS electric rangeQuite a few people have been commenting and contacting me with questions, and I realized that many are not solely looking for a slide-in electric range, but for electric cooktops (not gas) with a downdraft option to replace an existing (almost always) 15+ years Jenn-Air cooking range.