Archive - 2012

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Plant Profile: Burning Bush (Euonymus Alatus)
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Breathe Easy: How to Stop Your Neighbour’s Cigarette Smoke From Coming In
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The DIY Decorator’s Eco-Friendly Lighting Dilemma
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Green Thumbs to the Rescue: the Master Gardeners of Ottawa Carleton
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Soft as a Baby’s Bottom: Drywall Seams Without Sanding
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Let There Be Light! Part 7: Taa-Daaa!
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Recommended Reading: John Pile’s “A History of Interior Design” (3rd Ed.)
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Product Review: The Eliminator Squirrel-Proof Birdfeeder
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Let There Be Light! Part 6: How to Convert a Plug In Light to a Pendant Light
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Let There Be Light! Part 5: Serengeti Toffee Pumpkin Mocha Bisque – The Rabbit Hole of Choosing Paint Colours

Breathe Easy: How to Stop Your Neighbour’s Cigarette Smoke From Coming In

For non-smokers, few things are worse than having cigarette smoke come in to your home through a wall shared with a neighbour. Now that so many of us live in townhouses and condos, it’s a pervasive problem. When we experienced the problem, here’s how we solved it – mostly.

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The DIY Decorator’s Eco-Friendly Lighting Dilemma

Let’s face it, even though there are lots of eco-friendly lighting solutions out there, some people don’t use them because they light they provide is ugle. In this post, I look at WHY the light is so different, and how low-energy light bulbs are getting better all the time.

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Green Thumbs to the Rescue: the Master Gardeners of Ottawa Carleton

The Master Gardeners of Ottawa-Carleton have a mission: to help more people enjoy all forms of gardening. Mary Ann Van Berlo talks to me about the club and how they put their expertise at your service, no strings attached.

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Product Review: The Eliminator Squirrel-Proof Birdfeeder

A review of the Eliminator squirrel-proof bird feeder may be expensive, but I found it was worth the money. It keeps those clever fluff-tailed little monkeys out, it keeps the seed dry and clean, and it lasts.

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Let There Be Light! Part 6: How to Convert a Plug In Light to a Pendant Light

How to convert a hanging plug-in fixture to a pendant light – demonstrated with 3 Ikea Knappa lamps. Part 6 in a series on a living room renovation, featuring all-new lighting.

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