An awards show Sept. 15 at Wynn Las Vegas recognized the best in television, radio, online and mobile direct response marketing. Think Pocket Hose, My Pillow, Ninja Coffee Bar, Oxy Clean, Ped Egg Foot File, Battle Balloons, Polar Pooch Self Cooling Mat and Jillian Michaels Nordic Track.
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Q: We have lost a tremendous section of our garden. In researching, it appears fire blight disease is the problem. Our red-tip photinia was the first and, in a very short time, it looked as if someone had taken a flame thrower to the plants. Euonymus hedges, flowering pink hawthorn and some rose bushes are starting to show the same problem.
For many homeowners, it is not unusual for spare bedrooms to be used as home offices. In fact, with so many working from home, the influx of virtual meetings and telecommuting, home offices are no longer considered to be an extravagance but a necessity.
QSeveral months ago, I paid to have a hole patched in my wall that the doorknob had punched through the drywall. Well, the hole is back again and I realized that there is no doorstop to prevent the door from hitting the wall. What type do you recommend?
Using reclaimed wood in home decor is very popular, whether repurposed from an old farm in Nevada or from a new fire cooling in California.
Q: I would like to replace a huge mulberry tree in my front yard; roots are very invasive, but the shade is wonderful. We have a west-facing home. I would like to replace it with a small bay laurel for cooking purposes and a shoestring acacia for shade. Are these trees invasive, and would both be too much?
Most of us choose a bed design based on our likes, personality and style, which seems perfectly appropriate because studies have found that we spend about a third of our lives in bed. Consequently it goes without saying that your bed should be the most comfortable piece of furniture you own.
One of the benefits of living in Southern Nevada is not having to worry about seasonal affective disorder, a type of depression related to changes in seasons. Symptoms are most common in areas that experience fewer sunny days, usually starting in the fall and continuing into winter. Treatment for the “winter blues” may include phototherapy, psychotherapy and medications.
Dear Gail: We just moved into a new house and we’re really stuck as where to start on the decorating. When we moved we decided not to take anything with us since what we had was dated and we were just tired of it. So now we are a bit overwhelmed. We went with all neutrals in our selections, which we are happy with, plus figured it was the best way to go. But now what? — Pete and Cindy