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“Hideous Houses” Eric Stromer on How to Keep Your Home Beautiful

The best part of any home renovation show is watching the carpenters at work. It’s so amazing how they start with nothing but some pieces of wood, and end up with a one-of-a-kind armoire. They aren’t bad to look at either (no, seriously, do you have to be adorable to be a carpenter, or does being a carpenter make you adorable? These are the philosophical questions that burden me).

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How to Make Mini Greenhouses for Kids

Growing plants from seeds is a project that will be met with enthusiasm by children of all ages. According to Doug Hewitt, author of “The Practical Guide to Weekend Parenting,” growing things is a perfect time to talk to your children about the cycle of life and to teach them what living things need to grow and flourish, such as water, warmth and sunlight. This is also an opportunity to bring up the subject of death and to teach a first lesson on mortality.

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About Eco-Friendly Houses

Eco-friendly homes are not only great for the environment; they also save the homeowner a bundle in utility bills, heating and air conditioning, and many other expenses. While some eco-friendly features can be expensive, many are not, and the pricier ones end up paying for themselves in the long run. Here are some tips for making your house eco-friendly.