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Every day, we are each responsible for the increase in carbon emissions whether our activities and choices are big or small. Sometimes there is a bigness to small things like a plastic bag.
Basil, cilantro and Italian parsley are easy to grow here if you prepared your soil adequately and grow them at the right time of year.
The antiques auction catalog stated there was a rare and valuable "veilleuse" in the next sale. That is a descriptive word a seasoned auctiongoer would understand, but the antique's meaning is not in most dictionaries.
If you are renovating any area of your home, it may be time to try something new, such as bringing tile into main living areas in addition to your bathrooms and kitchen. New designs, styles and technologies are making tile the most versatile and accessible flooring material.
The latest Department of Energy proposed standards, which will become effective in January 2019, would require dishwashers to cut energy use 24 percent and water use 38 percent, leaving 3.1 gallons of water to clean an entire load of dishes in a normal wash cycle.
Bohemian style, which first emerged in early 19th-century France when artists moved into less affluent Parisian neighborhoods, offers an artistic, freestyle bent
It's scorpion season out there, so be careful.
Guest bedrooms serve as a welcome message to your guests and should be treated as an opportunity to welcome your guests in style.
Staffordshire potters in 19th-century England liked to depict humorous people in everyday activities. The figurines were the only way to see what a brave lion tamer or important political figure looked like. There were no photos and few prints.
Defining personal style for some can be a daunting and overwhelming task. Creating a personal style can also be an evolution.
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Most of the complaints I hear about leaking shower doors are that they leak from underneath the door
Leafhoppers are very small and jump rather than fly. There can be hundreds if not thousands right about now on grapes. They cause some leaf yellowing, black specks on the leaves and fruit.
Residents of locales outside of this beautiful desert are often astounded when they hear details about our wonderful cactuses.
There is no getting around it. You can put it off as much as you want, but eventually you will have to clean. Why not have the best products on hand to make the job easier? Here are seven products that will change the way you look at cleaning.
Chairs have one main purpose, but they are made in multiple shapes, sizes and types of material. Pictures show chairs in ancient Egypt, but they were not in common use until the 16th century. A king or religious leader had a very large chair (throne), often with arms that had elaborate decoration. Other people sat on stools.
Last week I spent four days waiting standby for a flight from Tokyo to move back home to Las Vegas. Who knew summertime travel would equal overbooked flights, delays and crowds?
Q: We have a black mission fig tree, and a large green bug is eating the figs. At first, I thought it was the birds, so I covered the tree with netting. When I checked the tree today, I saw four or five large green bugs inside the netting eating the figs. What are these bugs, and how can they be controlled?
The local landscape is dotted with homes that are a brilliant testament to the meteoric rise of desert contemporary architecture. Developments over the past 15 years, such as The Ridges, have given builders the chance to experiment with contemporary designs that are now characterized by clean and simple lines wherein sustainability and energy efficiency are paramount and tile roofs are absolutely verboten.
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After a couple decades in the business, Ossi Ayala is used to these types of calls. A celebrity isn't too happy with an interior designer's work on her Las Vegas home and would like to know what Ayala can do to help.
Despite years of encouragement to change water-guzzling landscapes to ones that are more appropriate for a desert, there are still local residents who think their only landscape choices in the Mojave are either a turf grass lawn or barren rock mulch.