Monthly Archives: May 2011

From Balconies To Back Yard Bashes, A Complete Buyer’s Guide to Grills

Has the first day of summer given you grill anxiety? Put your worries to rest, and find the best charcoal or propane grill for your summer grilling needs with this simple guide. Everything from tabletop grills to back yard centerpieces, we’ve got what you need to find the right fit for your summer feasting. Continue reading

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Building Your Home Gym Part 3: Total Workout Muscle Caves

If you’re looking for the real gym experience from the comfort of your own home, a home gym machine might be the right option for you. From a Bowflex to a commercial grade strength training system, we’ll discuss how to pick the right machine for your needs, and what to look for before you buy. Continue reading

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Building Your Home Gym Part 2: The Best Single Machine For A Thousandaire

If you have the money to spend on one, and the space to put one, an in-home exercise machine makes a great alternative to a gym membership. Stationary bikes, recumbent bikes, treadmills, stair steppers, rowing machines, and ellipticals are all great choices, and I’ll help you figure out which one is best for you, and what you need to know before you buy Continue reading

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Building Your Home Gym Part 1: Cramped Spaces And Tiny Budgets

With Memorial Day Weekend ushering in the beginning of summer, our thoughts turn to how to trim off our extra pounds and get our swimsuit bodies back in time to soak up some sun. Here’s a list of the ten best compact exercise machines, to tip the scale in favor of fitness minded apartment dwellers. Continue reading

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Mow Your Way To Greener Grass: How To Pick The Right Lawn Mower

Whether you’re in the market to replace an old, junky lawn mower, or if you’re a new home owner buying one for the first time, there are a few important qualities you want to think about when picking your new lawn mower. Here are a few things you should ask yourself and your dealer before buying a new mower. Continue reading

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The Alchemy of Composting: Turn Your Yard Waste Into Potting Soil

Composting is the act of turning garbage you’d have to pay to have dumped into planting soil you’d have to pay MORE money to buy. With a plethora of composters available on the market today, there’s almost no reason not to turn your kitchen and yard waste into dark, rich soil you can use to plant and grow year round. Continue reading

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Out Of The Garden And Into The Vinaigrette – An Intro To Herb Gardens

If you’re looking for a way to introduce more fresh flavor into your cooking, or are just starting to consider home growing produce, an herb garden is a great way to test out your abilities as a gardener and our creativity in the kitchen. Herbs are low-maintenance, fast growing plants that can turn an okay meal into a fantastic one… right from your own garden. Continue reading

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Energy Star Appliances – Save The Planet, Save Your Pocketbook

Have an appliance about to breathe it’s last, or just sick of your old washer and dryer? Investing in an Energy Star appliance – even if the ticket price seems a little high – can add up to big long-term savings, both for the environment and for your pocketbook! Continue reading

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Not Your Grandmother’s Air Conditioner

Air Conditioner season is here, and whether you need window air conditioner for a single-room haven, or to update your ancient central air, cooling systems are more innovative and effective than ever, running the gamut from portable to permanent, and some even come with government rebates and incentives to keep cost – as well as your temperature – low. Continue reading

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Cultivating the Perfect Lawn: Web Tips and Tricks

The information here describes how to grow and care for a beautiful lawn that is right for you. Continue reading

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