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Mason Jar Madness: 2 Unique Ways To Upcycle Mason Jars

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From wedding d├ęcor to organizing craft supplies, the Mason jar has become a popular DIY trend. While there are currently millions of uses for these jars online, it is important to understand how and when mason jars first came into the world. Patented in 1858, John Landis Mason designed these lidded jars to preserve various foods for safe and fresh storage. Thankfully, food preservation still occurs in these glass jars. However, more people are choosing to create unique items out of these classic jars. Read More»

2 Ways To Prevent Plumbing-Related Water Damage In Your Home

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Finding water in your home is not a pleasant experience. Although water is a necessary part of life, it does not belong on the floors in your home. According to USAA, plumbing problems are the most common causes of water damage in homes, but there are ways to prevent this from happening. Here are three ways you can prevent water damage in your home. Use Appliances Only When you are Home Read More»

Get Your Front Porch Ready For Fall

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As the dog days of summer begin to dwindle, your thoughts may be turning to apple-picking, jack o’lanterns, colorful foliage and anything that tastes or smells like pumpkin spice. By switching up the decor on your front porch, you can welcome your friends and family in a seasonally appropriate way, while simultaneously celebrating the cool, crisp days of autumn. Follow some of these ideas for getting your porch ready for fall. Read More»

When Your Sofa Smells: Beating The Stink In Your Upholstery

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Furniture has a unique way of taking on some pretty nasty smells. It’s not surprising, considering the porous nature of the upholstery and wood. Some smells run deep, and you’ll need a variety of techniques in your arsenal to get things smelling fresh again.  Pesky Pets Yep, Fido might be your best friend, but he will not be friendly to your sofa. The problem with indoor pets is that even if you are an extremely clean owner, some smells are hard to contain, and even harder to remove from upholstery. Read More»

3 Things You Should Know About Keeping Wooden Antiques Intact

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If you have recently inherited or purchased some wooden antiques, you’re probably hoping to have them for a long time. However, you may also wonder how to take care of the wood so that it remains attractive and intact. Fortunately, wood is a strong, durable substance that often takes on new beauty as it ages, but antique furnishing do require special care in order to remain intact and attractive. Here are three ways that you can keep your wooden antiques in your family for many more generations: Read More»