Family Matters

5 Ways to Get made in the Shade

Don't Get Burned this Summer

In the summertime, most of us look forward to spending as many hours as possible basking in the season's good weather. Picnics, pool parties and backyard barbeques are among the joys of summer, but too much time in the sun spells bad news. Sun exposure ages your outdoor furniture, not to mention your skin. It doesn't take long for a few hours in the sun to translate into a nasty sunburn or worse, heatstroke.

Drip Systems

Why a drip irrigation system is right for you.

Are you concerned about wasting precious water with your current sprinklers? Do you have plants on an odd-shaped, narrow, or sloped area that is difficult to water? Do you want to learn how to keep your garden irrigated but conserve water at the same time?



Get Soaking with a New Bathtub

After a long hard day, is there anything more relaxing than a nice hot bath? For many people, a long soak in a hot tub is the ultimate indulgence and the perfect place to soothe their worries, not to mention aches and pains.

How to Fix a Leaky Hose Bib

Is Your Garden Hose a Big Annoying Drip?

Is there a drip from the spigot of your outdoor garden hose? Are you finding small puddles under the spigot?

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No big deal, you are thinking. So what if there's a small drip? It's not wasting that much water. Wrong! You can waste an enormous amount water with even a small but steady drip and, even worse, you may also be ignoring a potentially dangerous situation.

Caring about your own safety and security says you’re a smart woman

When was the last time you thought about the security of your home? Probably the last time it was compromised. For those who know what it feels like to encounter a break-in, the emotional scars do linger. But at some point our brain allows us to forget, we become less conscientious about locking the deadbolt or turning on the security system.


Keeping your home comfortable and energy efficient – less is finally more.

Staying ahead of the thermostat without running up the utility bills – it’s a modern day dilemma. When the cold front rolls in at lunchtime, there’s nothing better than knowing a warm, toasty home awaits you at the end of the day. But this means being prepared and adjusting accordingly before you leave the house in the morning. With lunches to pack or the day’s presentation looming not too many of us busy women think about the thermostat before we buzz out of the house.