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These are the most common spring cleaning mistakes

The tree leaves are sprouting and the flowers are blooming. Spring is nearly here, and that means it’s time to do another round of deep cleaning around the house. Before shuttering yourself away for a weekend with an arsenal of cleaning supplies, consider these quick tips on what not to do when spring cleaning this year. It just might save you time, money and a lot of stress. Starting without ...
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Gardening: Project works to keep forgotten apple varieties alive

Mother Nature has us in a waiting game as to when she will let us get out in the garden and begin the new garden season. However, for people like Dave Benscoter and the folks involved in the Lost Apple Project, this is grafting season and the time to create new fruit trees with apple varieties once thought lost to cultivation.
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Skagit Valley tulip farm creates a colorful way to remember former worker killed in UI stabbings

A tulip farm in Skagit Valley is honoring the life and memory of former team member Ethan Chapin, one of four University of Idaho students stabbed to death in Moscow, Idaho, on Nov. 13. Tulip Valley Farms created a special tulip bulb mix called Ethan's Smile that will be available for purchase and viewing when the annual blooming begins in April. "This a symbol that is bringing some ...
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How to build a gallery wall on a budget

Gallery walls are a lot like Eames chairs and that one mirror from Anthropologie – they’ve been trendy for so long that it’s safe to say they’re not really a trend at all. And they’ve stuck around despite a couple significant hurdles. For one thing, the geometry involved in assembling one can induce the cold sweat of a pop calculus quiz. For another, buying and framing a whole gallery’s worth of artwork can get ridiculously expensive.
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The garden experts and publications are buzzing this year about a new garden ethic for gardeners and their gardens.
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How to reupholster furniture as a beginner

One of the fun things about being an upholsterer is that I get to play around with switching out the fabrics on my furniture at home whenever I feel in the mood for change, and dining chairs happen to be one of the easiest targets for a transformation. Their seat cushions can be reupholstered in just about any iteration you can think of. In fact, if you have a set of four or six or eight, you can do them all in various fabrics to complement your room's color scheme and vibe - the possibilities abound!

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