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Paint Quiz

February 18, 2016

Are you feeling like your home needs a spark of vibrant color or just a fresh new look? Take this fun paint quiz to find your perfect color match. Paint Quiz From The Paint Studio  

Backyard Birding Basics

January 28, 2016

Here are some quick tips to help you attract and keep more birds at your bird feeder. These basic tips are especially important to during the winter months when it’s difficult for birds to get food from their natural sources (insects and seeds). FOOD– Provide fresh seed, nectars, fruits, nuts Read more ›

It’s Easier Than Ever To Make The Switch To LED In January

December 30, 2015

Let’s start off by sharing this news– we currently have LED bulbs at $.99. This price is truly a crazy deal. We did this because we want help you improve energy efficiency, save money, and protect the environment. We’ve done the math for you and we know the facts regarding Read more ›

The Benefits of Cleaning Without Chemicals With e-cloth

December 9, 2015

Hi everyone. Thank you to Weaver’s for allowing us to contribute to the blog. My name is Laura and I’m in the marketing department at e-cloth. I’m so excited to share with you about e-cloth and why we think everyone should have it in their homes. Cleaning without household cleaners Read more ›

Do You Have A Portable Battery Jump Starter For Your Car?

November 25, 2015

Inevitably it’s freezing cold, it’s late, it’s dark and your car won’t start. Usually the cause of this is a dead battery. And to top it off, your cell phone battery is dead. So what do you do in that situation? If you don’t have a battery jump starter, this Read more ›

Let’s Deep Fry The Thanksgiving Turkey

November 4, 2015

If you’ve never cooked or tasted a deep fried turkey, you should definitely give it a try for three simple reasons: It just tastes better- it’s juicy and tender and retains all its moisture- yummy!! Deep frying the turkey takes less time than oven roasting it. When you deep fry Read more ›

Improve The Air Quality In Your Home

October 22, 2015

By Lou Manfredini, Ace Hardware Home Expert According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) the air inside our homes may be two to five times more polluted than outdoor air. Below are five steps that you can take to improve your home’s indoor air quality. By following these steps Read more ›

Winterize Your RV Water System To Protect It From Freezing

October 7, 2015

Frozen and damaged water line are the most common problems related to not winterizing your RV. To avoid the cost and hassle of dealing with a damaged plumbing system, it’s best to winterize your RV. Remember to read the owner’s manual for specific winterizing guidelines but here are some helpful Read more ›

Paint Project Essentials Checklist

September 9, 2015

Here’s a checklist of everything you need to get rolling with your paint project along with helpful tips. HELPFUL TIPS With a brush or pad, “cut in” the entire edge of the area to be painted. When painting with a roller, work in one 3’x3’ section at a time. Roll Read more ›

Bird Feeding Basics

August 28, 2015

There are 48 million birders in the US, according to the US Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS). And 88% of these birders are backyard birders like you. Those numbers are not surprising when you think about all the great reasons to enjoy bird watching. Birds are beautiful, colorful, and interesting. Read more ›

Test Paint Color Before You Buy

August 4, 2015

Paint samples allow you to try and test colors before making a commitment. Paint samples are the easiest and best way to view the true paint color in your home before you buy it. You should test the paint color on the wall in your home with various lighting conditions and Read more ›

No Cook Blueberry Chia Seed Jam By Kilner Jars

July 22, 2015

As it’s the season for jams, jellies, and preserves, here’s an easy no cook recipe from Kilner Jars for Blueberry Chia Seed Jam. BLUEBERRY CHIA SEED JAM Ingredients -1 pint blueberries -4 tsp stevia -Juice and zest of 1 lemon -2 tbsp chia seeds Place the chia seeds in a Read more ›

Getting Your Yard & Patio Ready For Summer Entertaining

May 20, 2015

Here’s a checklist for preparing your outdoor space (yard, deck, patio, pool) for enjoyment and entertaining throughout the summer season. 1. Spray Weed & Grass Killer to eliminate those unattractive weeds. Remember to cut the grass for a clean finished look. 2. Mulch your lawn and garden beds to bring Read more ›

Easy Steps For Planting Flowers

May 6, 2015

  Here a few simple steps for successfully planting flowers. First choose short plants that have few flowers and look healthy. Once home arrange the potted plants in a pattern you like so you can visualize how they will look once planted. Knock the plant from its pot keeping the Read more ›

Why Use Lime On Your Lawn

May 1, 2015

Lime neutralizes soil acidity. Most soils contain appreciable amounts of acidic components that can be toxic to plants, so lime is the “anti-acid” for soils. Lime raises soil pH and neutralizes acid, providing a more favorable environment for microorganisms. Plants will utilize applied fertilizers more efficiently on soils that are Read more ›

Grill Buying Guide- What To Consider When Buying A Grill

April 15, 2015

When choosing a grill, there a few factors that can help determine the right grill for you. Decide what factors of the following are most important to you and this will steer you towards the right grill decision. • Convenience (If convenience and ease of use are high priority for Read more ›

Why Mulch & Tips For Figuring Out How Much Mulch You Need

April 1, 2015

Mulch has lots of advantages for your lawn. Not only does it beautify by giving your lawn a clean, finished look but it’s also beneficial to your plants and soil. Here are a few good reasons to mulch: Reduces surface evaporation from the soil Improve water penetration and air movement Read more ›

Fertilize Your Lawn & Why You Need To Do It

March 18, 2015

All lawns are deficient in nitrogen because grass quickly uses up the natural supply. Fertilizer helps to replace the nitrogen for a healthier and greener lawn. If you follow the fertilization schedule in the 4-Step Program by Ace® or Scotts®, your lawn will thrive and you can enjoy a lush Read more ›