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Are you a newbie? Or do you need a refresher course on gardening? You must check out Gardening 101 by Merissa from Little House Living. She takes you through the step-by-step process from setting up a garden to gardening on a budget.
Start seeds indoor on a budget
You don't need a garden to start seeds. You can start them indoors a few weeks before they're suppose to be planted outdoors. In order to keep costs down, you can use your saved up egg carton, yogurt carton and milk jug to get the process started. According to Christina from Northern Cheapskate, starting seeds indoors should cost little or no money. If you're a newbie, this is probably the first step to gardening that's not going to scare you.
Hurricane Irene struck a few days ago and some people in the Northeast are still without power and other basic services. This got me thinking about some basic emergency preparedness and how sometime the old solutions are still the best. You may get all your news on your iPhone via The HuffPo, or eat only microwave organic food normally--but most likely that's not gonna cut it after an earthquake, hurricane or other natural disaster.
Here are ten items you are going to want stashed away somewhere in case of emergency.
They say good fences make good neighbors, and I guess it's true. Personally if I have a problem with my neighbor, I'm the type who would actually knock on their door and discuss it with them. But, in my suburban Van Nuys ranch home one neighboring house is actually a rental, so there is a bit of turnover there. Unfortunately that is also the house that is adjacent to our bedroom and bathroom windows.
So it was decided between me and the wife to put up a privacy fence. Actually our entire subdivision is subdivided by 5' tall concrete block walls that have been up since the 1950s, so all we had to do was add a few feet to the top.
Turn off the oven! It's officially summer and (at least here in Los Angeles) it's HOT.
After a rather unpleasant experience last week when I foolishly roasted some bell peppers for our dinner and thereby raised the temperature of the whole apartment, I started thinking about cooler ways to cook.
For the past couple weeks I've been reviewing Open Air Cinema's OAC True HD CineBox Home, which provides everything you need for a killer backyard theater: a Blu-ray player, a high-definition projector, a big, inflatable screen, and powerful speakers.
It's an awesome setup--but also mighty expensive: the kit costs a staggering $5,499. Fortunately, it's possible to cobble together your own outdoor theater for considerably less.
This Memorial Day, you're probably ready to spend the day outdoors at a barbeque with your friends and family, roasting hot dogs at a beach bonfire SoCal style, or taking a long weekend trip to your favorite vacation destination. Memorial Day can be super fun and relaxing, as long as you are well prepared with the tools you need to host a successful BBQ, bonfire, or weekend getaway. Of course, you know exactly what you need--how about all the useless but kind of interesting rejected Memorial Day products available this holiday weekend?