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Tips and Tricks on Using Couch Slip Covers

Tips and Tricks on Using Couch Slip Covers

There are many good reasons to buy couch slipcovers for your couch or sofa.  Maybe your couch is new and quite expensive.  The best way to protect it would be a slipcover.  Slipcovers for couches can protect your new sofa from spills and everyday wear and tear.  Here is a look at how these covers can be a big asset in your home.
The best thing about slipcovers is in how versatile they are.  

Our great escape of 2007

Our great escape of 2007

Our previously nebulous and ephemeral trip was finally planned, the route chosen, reservations made and wardrobes packed.  We left early on a Thursday morning and headed north to our first overnight stay in aptly-named Greenwood, California.  We stayed with a pastor friend and his young family.  From there, we drove into the middle of Oregon. 

 

Landscaping With Shrubs

Landscaping With Shrubs

Off all elements that you can place in your landscape, from flowers to plants to trees, the shrub is the most versatile.  When you consider your landscape, you’ll find that shrubs are one of the most versatile elements that you can employ.  Shrubs can serve as a background for your flower or vegetable garden, as dividers between different areas of the yard and even as privacy screens (otherwise known as hedges).

Poor, Poor Pluto

Poor, Poor Pluto

What have they done to Pluto?  Since it’s discovery in 1930, Pluto had been considered a planet, but of late the International Astronomical Union voted on a resolution defining the true definition of a planet.  And guess what? Pluto no longer qualifies.  Can you believe it?  For seventy plus years it was a planet and now suddenly, it’s not.  What, you might wonder is what is poor old Pluto now? It is henceforth to be known as a dwarf planet.

Ask The Designer- July

Ask The Designer- July

Dear Designer – My name is Mike.  My partner and I live in Valencia, at the Woodlands.  We moved in just a few months ago and are just getting around to buying furniture.  My partner Tom has a flare for design and I must say he’s very talented.  He did our former condo and everyone that saw it, loved it.  I on the other hand really know nothing about the art of interior design and try to stay out of the whole design process.  Well, you’re probably asking yourself then what’s the problem.  Normally, I would just let Tom work his fabulous magic and just stay out of it, but this house is a short term investment and I want to make sure that its done right, so that its easy to sell.  Tom thinks it would be nice to have different themes through the house.  He wants the living room to look like something Jean Harlow would have and the kitchen in farmhouse/country.  What do you, the professional, think about all this?  I look forward to your response and suggestions.  Thanks – Mike

Top Natural Garden Plants

Top Natural Garden Plants

The best natural garden plants are those that look the part, grow without fuss and have something to offer wildlife.

Don’t feel you have to stick rigidly to genuine wild plants.  In some cases their cultivated close cousins can work just as well and look even more decorative. Here are top suggestions for natural-garden plants:

Scrub-A-Dub, Four Dogs In The Tub

Scrub-A-Dub, Four Dogs In The Tub

I just love the summer.  It’s a time when we can get out on our boat and enjoy the weather with our best friends.  Our four best friends just happen to have four legs and some funny names.  Sausage, Tutz, Spanish and Delilah are our four family dogs.  They go everywhere with us.  In the summer we love to take the dogs on the boat and enjoy the sun as much as possible.  Just as we need to protect our skin and hair from the sun, your family dogs also need protection.  By using the right shampoo and /or conditioner followed by a paw conditioner, you can help protect your four-legged friends from a summer spent itching and the discomfort of fur matting.

Freshen Up Your Bathroom With A Weekend Project

Freshen Up Your Bathroom With A Weekend Project

There are a few simple ways to add sparkle to your bath.  You don’t have to endure a whole bathroom remodel to enjoy a fresh look.  If your bathroom feels dull and dingy, there are a number of things you can do in a day or a weekend to really perk things up.  Without spending a lot of money, you can freshen up your bathroom with organization, fresh color, updated lighting and good accessories.  And every one of these ideas will help to really make a difference in the look and comfort of your bathroom.

Quality Outdoor Furniture Part I: Tropitone

Quality Outdoor Furniture Part I: Tropitone

A relaxing afternoon by the pool.  The delight of dining al fresco.  An evening sky aglow with another glorious sunset.  Such are the rewards of a summer evening in Santa Clarita.  What better way to enhance these moments than with comfortable, innovative, quality outdoor furniture?  Let’s look into one such manufacturer, Tropitone, to see the difference quality makes.

Our Independence Day Fireworks

Our Independence Day Fireworks

The birthplace of our present day 4th of July fireworks, generally originated in China.  It is said that a Chinese cook accidentally mixed three common kitchen ingredients.  The result was colorful flames.  The cook also noticed that if the mixture was burned when enclosed in the hollow of a bamboo shoot, there was a tremendous explosion.  

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The Goddess Within

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McNamara Law Firm

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