People send flowers to express love, to give comfort, and many times, just because. In the Victorian age, when any interaction between the sexes was highly regulated, certain flowers also delivered hidden messages. Below is a brief explanation of Victorian social etiquette and some of the messages those flowers could express. Socializing in the Victorian Age Romance, particularly among the upper classes, was not done in private. The all-seeing chaperone was always about to make sure nothing unladylike occurred.
7 July 2015
As a gardener, you have many tasks you need to accomplish to keep your awesome landscape design in good shape. However, it may not always be easy, and some processes may require more than what you bargained for. The good news is that if you know a few simple gardening hacks, you can save yourself some time and maybe even some pain. This guide provides four of these hacks to help your garden thrive and help you work smarter instead of harder.
16 June 2015
If you are currently working on decluttering your home, you may end up with quite a lot of items that need to be disposed of. This could be anything from clothing and shoes to shelving and furniture items. Here are some ways to dispose of different types of items. Donate What You Can When you have a pile of stuff you are not keeping, you should start by figuring out what you can donate.
28 May 2015
Lead is a type of metal, and for thousands of years, it was the material of choice for plumbing systems. It's easy to bend while also being resistant to leaks, so it seemed perfect for making pipes and pipe fittings. More recently, it's been discovered that lead isn't so great, after all, and is actually toxic. Many American homes have lead in their plumbing systems, which can make the water dangerous.
5 May 2015
When spring and summer roll around, you find yourself suddenly re-energized and ready to take on all of your home improvement and redecorating that you put off all winter by storm. However, in spite of all your zeal, your budget may not be as ready to get to work as you are. That is okay though. In fact, there are several ways you can liven up and redecorate a space like your living room on a limited budget while still making a noticeable difference.
16 April 2015
The CDC reports that over 15 million homes across the United States rely on a well for their primary water supply. That equates to a whole lot of pumps across the country. If you have a well on your property, you probably understand how essential the pump is to its operation. When a submersible pump malfunctions, you'll have to have it repaired or replace it with a new one. Luckily, removing the pump isn't a technical process, so you can do it on your own.
30 March 2015
There are numerous reasons why it makes sense to plant apple trees on your property, and with the wide-range of varieties available, there is an apple tree for any landscape in any region. In addition to yielding fruit over time, apple trees provide colorful and often fragrant blooms and shade during warmer months. While it may take up to five years to start producing fruit, these trees make an attractive addition to the home's landscaping in gardens or as focal points in the yard.
19 March 2015
Snow days are often far more exciting for kids than their parents because parents know that the day will more than likely involve bickering and whines of boredom within minutes of the children being awake. The next snow day your kids get, keep them entertained and outside for as long as possible by allowing them to paint the snow. Painting the snow is a fun and easy task that both younger and older children will love to do.
4 March 2015
Window blinds are an important but oft overlooked part of your interior decoration. While virtually any type of blind will serve the purpose of providing you privacy, you will be much happier if you choose blinds that fit your style and your needs. Here are three tips to help you choose the right blinds for any room in your home. Lighting Requirements Every type of window blind will allow a different amount of light to enter your home.
24 February 2015
Are you considering hardwood floors for your house but not sure if it is a good investment? Although there are a few cons, you will actually find that hardwood floors will be money well spent because the pros are far greater. Below, discover the pros and cons of hardwood flooring and an estimate of what you can expect to spend to get them refinished. What are a Few of the Pros & Cons of Hardwood Flooring?
13 February 2015