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Updated Oct 8, 2015 at 6:51 AM

Baby on the way? Congratulations. That gives you about a million things to plan for and dream about. One of the most immediate is preparing a special living space for the impending arrival. While it may be tempting to just redo a spare bedroom in pastel paint and call it quits, let’s make it clear right now that you won’t get off so easily. Despite their small size, babies come equipped with the need for an awful lot of stuff, and it will be your job to find room for it...

Updated Oct 5, 2015 at 9:15 AM

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Updated Oct 4, 2015 at 11:39 AM

“Composting as Gregory practices it is an act of healing…In that act, the participants are not just functionaries, they are sharers in an act of faith.” – William Bryant Logan, Dirt: The Ecstatic Skin of the Earth, 1995...

Posted Oct 3, 2015 at 11:01 PM

“Let us walk together in the garden, dearest heart.” — Henry Van Dyke, Autumn in the Garden, 1903 Jerry and I have been working together a lot in the garden these splendid autumn days, relishing...

Updated Sep 30, 2015 at 6:41 AM

If you’re planning to sell your home, get ready to jump into what, in most areas, is a highly competitive market. You will be well advised to take advantage of all the tools at your disposal if you want to make a quick sale. One of...

Updated Sep 28, 2015 at 8:05 AM

TIP OF THE WEEK A self-taught home rehabber, licensed real estate agent and designer, Nicole Curtis, star of HGTV’s “Rehab Addict,” has made an art of introducing the comforts and conveniences of modern living...

Posted Sep 26, 2015 at 11:01 PM

"No occupation is so delightful to me as the culture of the earth, and no culture comparable to that of the garden." — Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)   Our third president certainly treated gardening...

Updated Sep 26, 2015 at 12:10 PM

“A gardener learns more in the mistakes than in the successes.”- Barbara Dodge Borland, This is the Way My Garden Grows, 1986 In my Sunday column, I discussed the usefulness of noting which plants in our gardens thrived this summer, and...

Updated Sep 24, 2015 at 7:53 AM

Be prepared. When you’re planning a home remodel, it pays to take this tip from the Boy Scout manual and do as much planning in advance as you possibly can. The more you know about what you want and how you hope to achieve it, the...

Updated Sep 21, 2015 at 8:35 AM

TIP OF THE WEEK There are so many reasons to love fall. From the brisk breeze and color-changing leaves outdoors, to prepping for the holidays and watching football inside, there couldn’t be a better time to make a few updates...

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