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Painting and Decorating Tile
Topic : Installing Ceramic Tile : Ceramic Bathroom Tile & Ceramic Tiles
by Pamela Cole Harris.Ceramic tile can be beautiful and elegant. But it can also be bland and uninspired. If you want to add a little color or creativity to your tile, here's how! Remember to clean your tile and let it dr...
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Plan and Build Your Own Log Home
Topic : Log Cabin Homes : Build Log Cabin & Log Cabin
by Jack Hudson.Log Cabin Homes : They have come a long way. Here are some tips and suggestions to help you plan and build your own. Plus be sure to consider the floor plans and not overlook anything. Typically, lo...
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Whats Underfoot? A Quick Guide to Patio Surfaces
Topic : Outdoor Home Decor : Patio Design & Patio Decor
by Debbie Rodgers.Patios and terraces have always been popular outdoor spaces. Whether a Parisian courtyard or a rooftop alcove, only porches and sunrooms beat out these paved (or semi-paved) retreats in a recent surv...
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Why Hardwood Flooring Is Still A Good Investment
Topic : Hard Wood Flooring : Hardwood Flooring & Hardwood Floors
by S.A. Smith.1) Hardwood flooring has a timeless air of quality Hardwood floors have decorated some of the most exclusive mansions and estates in history and still exudes a feeling of permanence and classic quali...
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Laminate Flooring
Topic : Laminate Wood Flooring : Laminate Flooring & Laminate Floor
by S.A. Smith.If you've ever had carpets or vinyl flooring you've probably had your share of stains, spills, and rips that no matter what you do, you can't quite wash out. Or perhaps the family pet has scratched ...
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Ten Steps to Perfect Pasta
Topic : How to Make Pasta : Cooking Pasta & Pasta Recipes
by Skip Lombardi.I'm amazed at how often I get e-mail from a disgruntled home cook, lamenting the fact that, once again, a dish of pasta has turned into a culinary disaster. I hear stories of overcooked, undercooked,...
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Help Choosing Door and Window Hardware
Topic : Door and Hardware : Door Hardware & Joiner
by Ali Arnold.Who would be the best person to help you find suitable fixtures and fittings for doors and windows? Architects are trained to create designs that are structurally sound, functional, and aestheticall...
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Using Candles in Feng Shui Decorating
Topic : Feng Shui Candles : Feng Shui Tips & Feng Shui
by Jennifer Hall.The basic belief behind Feng Shui is that there are five elements, some combinations of which create a productive cycle, and some a destructive cycle. When one of these five elements – water, wood, f...
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External vs. Submersible Pumps. Which one should you Use?
Topic : Submersible Water Pump : Pumps & Water Pumps
by Brett Fogle.For many people, it's never been a question of whether to use a submersible pump vs. an external pump because most people have smaller ponds and are used to just using a submersible pump. They're eas...
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How to Choose Water Garden Plants
Topic : Water Garden Plants : Water Garden Supplies & Garden Plants
by Brett Fogle.So the water garden bug has bitten. You’ve dug and leveled and sweated and said words you hope that no one else has heard. Now it’s time for the fun part – picking out your water garden plants! Plan...
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Maintaining Oxygen Levels in Fish and KOI Ponds
Topic : Pond Oxygen : Maintaining Ponds & Aquarium Tips
by Brett Fogle.Severe environmental stressors are the most frequent causes of sudden fish death in garden ponds or other fish habitats, and the lack of oxygen in the water is the number 1 stressor of all. Two major...
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Hot-Weather Fish Feeding Facts
Topic : Aquarium Fish Food : Fish Food & Feeding Fish
by Brett Fogle.Summertime provides the best time of the year to water garden – and also to be on the alert for high-temperature problems. To remain healthy and continue growing, fish need to get all the nutrients a...

Wildlife in Winter Ponds
Topic : Pond Maintenance : Pond Care & Winter Pond
by Brett Fogle.This may seem contradictory, but you want to leave a little bit of debris in the pond when preparing it for winter. Some water gardeners net out the fish, completely drain the water and scrub out th...
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Winterizing Your Pond
Topic : Water Gardens Ponds : Outdoor Ponds & Ponds Maintenance
by Brett Fogle.For many parts of the country, it's getting to be that time of year again. Time to start thinking about getting your fish and plants ready for old man winter... Every year, as the weather gets colde...
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What to feed your fish during colder winter months
Topic : Pond Fish Food : Fish Pond Supplies & Pond Food
by Brett Fogle.With air and water temperatures dropping in most parts of the country, now is the time to greatly reduce the amount of food you are feeding your fish. When your water temperature starts falling belo...
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Storm Warnings For Ponds
Topic : Building Koi Ponds : Pond Construction & Pond Design
by Brett Fogle.California has earthquakes; we in the south and east coast have hurricanes. One thing we all share is power outages. Ours are usually caused by storms. Most power outages last only a few hours and on...
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Summer Pond Tips
Topic : Backyard Pond Landscaping : Pond Advice & Pond Supplies
by Brett Fogle.Use an oxygen tester and air stones to keep your available oxygen level to at least 7.0 parts per million of dissolved oxygen in 90 degree F. water. Koi and goldfish start showing signs of stress at ...
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Hand Feeding your Koi
Topic : Koi Water Gardens : Koi Fish & Koi Pond
by Brett Fogle.One of the most rewarding and entertaining things about having a Koi pond is when your fish finally start eating out of your hand. There is no better way to learn each fishes' personality and tempera...
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To Salt or Not to Salt Your Pond...
Topic : Salt Water Aquarium : Pond Salt & Saltwater Fish
by Brett Fogle.The important question of whether or not to add salt to your pond is often confusing for beginners and forgotten by experienced pond-keepers. To newbies and pro's alike we have this to say: "Add Sal...
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Renew Thyself Daily, with Candles! - a Candle Review
Topic : Aroma Therapy Candle : Scented Candles & Scented Candle
by Jennifer Hall.One of my favorite quotes is a quote of a quote in Transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau’s Walden, a writing he found on the bathtub of King Tchingthang, which Thoreau describes, " ‘Renew thyself com...
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Five Easy Ways to Give Your Kitchen Designer Wow!
Topic : Kitchen Interior Design : Kitchen Furniture & Kitchen Remodeling
by Pamela Cole Harris.A beautiful kitchen is the heart of any home (even for those of us who spend most of our cooking time around the microwave!) Time spent together in the kitchen can bring a family closer together and ...
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Why Its Important to Get Pre-Approved
Topic : Pre-Approved Mortgage : Home Mortgage & Mortgage Loans
by John Carle & Sharon Gregresh.Having a pre-approved mortgage will give you the confidence of knowing exactly what you can spend on a home before you start looking. You will also be protected against interest rate increases while ...
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Making a First Impression When Selling Your Home
Topic : Selling Your Home : How To Sell Your Home & Home Sale
by John Carle & Sharon Gregresh.So you've decided to take advantage of the booming real estate market and put your house up for sale. As you know, buying a house is the most important purchase a consumer can make. So it's understa...
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5 Factors of Selling a Home
Topic : Selling Your House : How To Sell Your House & Home For Sales
by John Carle & Sharon Gregresh.There are five major factors to consider when selling a home. These factors will greatly influence not only the final price you will get for the property, but also how quickly it will sell and how mu...
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When is the Best Time to Move?
Topic : Moving A House : House Moving & Moving Houses
by John Carle & Sharon Gregresh.As Realtors, we are often asked, "When is the best season to move?" This is a tough question, one we cannot answer for you. Most people are asking about price, do they fluctuate throughout the year? ...
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