There is a definite quality difference between cheap paint and expensive paint.
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If you have large trees in an established landscape you have some options when converting to desert landscaping.
Toys are fun to use, but they also are learning tools. What child wouldn't want a toy tractor that looked exactly like the big one used on the farm?
Tile is an excellent choice as part of your home decor. Affordable, durable, and handsome to boot, it will add sparkle and eye appeal to your property.
Tall animated ornamental grasses can dominate the late garden.
Part of a plant, which could be a tree, a flower, a cactus or even a vegetable, might on occasion develop an odd shape, while the rest of the plant appears healthy.
Glass, pottery, bronze, silver and, of course, paper and canvas are all used to make important, and often expensive, works of art. But wood has been somewhat neglected as art, although highly regarded for useful furniture.
My mother, Mary Lou, sage philosopher that she is, used to say, "The only difference between a good dinner party and a bad one is three cocktails!" Thankfully, Mom is a good cook (a gene she did not pass down to me), so no one needed a gin and tonic just to get through her dinner parties.
As America battles its obesity epidemic, the health club industry is one of the primary beneficiaries. Between 2005 and 2012, U.S. fitness center numbers climbed from 26,830 to 30,500, and the trend hasn't slowed since then, according to the International Health, Racquet, and Sportsclub Association.
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Many of us first encountered glamour in design on late-night television while watching movie stars such as Ginger Rogers and Rita Hayworth dance their way across celluloid dreamscapes created by the brilliant Hollywood set designers of the 1930s and '40s.
Fall plants can be started now
Here in the desert, capturing the sun's free energy is potentially available to all rooftop owners.
Personalizing a home and making it unique can come as a challenge in Las Vegas, where homes tend to look alike inside neighborhoods. And while homebuilders offer options, everyone has those same options.
Home, food, and gardening around the Las Vegas Valley
If you don't clean the lint traps often — like every time you use the dryer — you run the risk of the lint building up, getting into the vent and even into the cabinet of the dryer. That is where the burner or heating element and the motor are located.
Appreciate friend's suggestions and ideas because sometimes it's hard to see your own home in a different light, but it's your home at the end of the day, and you need to love it.
Q: I enjoy your column, but you never write about roses. We inherited 14-year-old bushes. The bushes are important, and they should look nice.
As ultra-contemporary kitchens gain in popularity, interest is soaring in shiny cabinets that contribute a huge modern cachet.
Children's toys reflect the world of adults, so it is not surprising that sometimes a toy represents the political ideas of the parents and the children just think of it as a toy.
Have you got that itchy feeling? The one that means you're longing to transform your home in some way, whether large or small? And you're determined to do it yourself.
In the foothills of the northern Sierra Nevada, one native shrub stands out from all the rest. It is commonly called manzanita, but the name covers many different species of Arctostaphylos that make outstanding drought-resistant landscape plants for dry gardens.
For decades, the color gold was discarded as old-fashioned and blasÃ©. But now, it's making a bold comeback and has found its way back into fashion, jewelry and home decor.