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Decorated Holiday Garden

By Steven V. Philips – Remember hanging up there with them? Usually starting in November but maybe even October. Or worse, they’re still hanging there from last year? Hanging up what, ask you? Strings of lights along the eaves of the house, and/or branches of the trees, on small bushes or the dog’s collar. And […]

Autumn Food Pleasures and More

By Chef Judi Gallagher – Fall is here! I can start bundling up in cozy sweaters, break out my long-neglected boots and drink hot beverages in the afternoon. I love Fall. Even though I’m a Connecticut Yankee by birth and spent glorious autumns in New England growing up, going to culinary school there and owning […]

Successful Fall Planting

By Steven V. Philips – It’s Autumn. I can tell. Super-max-mart has Santas for sale. Hmm, Santa would be able to tell you what and what not to plant this time of year. He knows everything. But why Santa, is the Fall better than Christmas for planting? Well elves,  plants are starting to slow/cease growth […]

Easy Floral Centerpieces

By Marsha Fottler – At Flavors & More, we’re all about the pleasures of the table and that includes fresh flowers, plants and creative centerpieces for your welcoming table, formal and relaxed. Most people fret too much about making a centerpiece and they suspect the project will be time consuming and expensive. It’s neither. Take […]

The Small Smart Kitchen

By Marsha Fottler – Because of a general trend in America among empty nesters to downsize to homes of 2,000 square feet or under, kitchens are getting smaller. Also, smarter meaning more efficient. Which means easier to maintain. What a great idea. If you’re moving into a home with a smaller kitchen than the one […]

Who Renovates and Why: Part II

By Steven V. Philips – The two most common rooms that undergo home renovation projects are the kitchen and the bath. Last month I expounded on the kitchen so this month we deal with the bath. The big trend currently is to tear out the bathtub and replace it with a big walk-in shower with […]

Who Renovates and Why

By Steven V. Philips – It has been a hot summer, one which takes me back the happy sound of the ice cream truck and non-air-conditioned hot olde days. And then on to home improving generally – because sometimes remodeling experiences can try even a Good Humor man. My first New England house came with […]

Kitchen Enhancements

By Marsha Fottler – Kitchens are getting smaller, smarter and better looking according industry experts, as kitchen and bath renovations remain the top two rooms on homeowners’ lists for improving. This makes sense both in terms of quality of life and for resale value. “Kitchens sell homes,” is a quote you always hear from real […]

Best Garden Tools

By Steven V. Phillips – Merriam-Webster on “ergonomics”: an applied science concerned with designing and arranging things people use so that the people and things interact most efficiently and safely….  in other words, they feel your pain and try to ease it. So students, here are five garden tools or products that put ergonomics into […]

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