Wildlife gardeners who want to see the elusive Le Conte’s sparrow should head outdoors in mid- to late April. That’s when the small yellow-breasted, brown-streaked bird is most likely to be spotted as it migrates north to Quebec for the summer.
"Home" boasts the surprisingly irresistible combination of Jim Parsons' voice and an animated alien with wide-set eyes, a gap-toothed grin, "nostricles" where ears might be, hands with four fingers, and six squat legs.
Author and television host Peter Walsh says the genesis of his new book, "Lose the Clutter, Lose the Weight: The Six-Week Total-Life Slim Down" (Rodale, $26.99) was born from research studies showing a relationship between clutter and obesity. But he had already seen the connection.
Sure, it's pretty and it's fancy. Charming in an old-world, other-world sort of way. And historic, on lists and registers, in books. But make no mistake, the all-dolled-up Ballard, Seattle, two-story known as the Norvell House and built in 1908 is here to serve.
I recently asked my Facebook friends to tell me what they'd like me to blog about, and one decorating dilemma that came up over and again was: "Where do I start when I'm designing a room?" Some were moving into brand-new houses and had a big (and intimidating) blank slate. Others wanted to redecorate an existing room. I love this question because at Nell Hill's we have a blast helping customers create spaces that reflect their style, celebrate their personalities and flow with their daily lives. So, how do you build a beautiful room? Here are my three steps:
When it comes to decorating kids' bedrooms, boys' spaces can get short shrift. Unlike the volumes and catalogs of styles for girls, only a few predictable themes seem to come up frequently when creating a bedroom for boys.
Q: Hi Ed, I have a plumbing decision to make. We are planning a new bathroom that will feature a separate bathing tub. From speaking with friends and family, some are saying a bubble massage bath is the way to go; others say stay with a hydro massage bath. What type of bathing experience would you recommend for our new bathtub?
When you live in a society that values perfection almost above all things (like ours), it is difficult to admit mistakes. It's even harder to realize that mistakes will continue to be made, the product of bad choices, or bad planning, or bad luck. Nobody likes to fail.
Easter typically signals spring and all of the bright, fresh colors that come with it. While I am a big fan of universal decor that is timeless and seasonless, Easter is simply a wonderful time to infuse light, fresh colors and patterns into your decor.
A startling 33 percent of the Earth's land mass is desert, so it's no wonder that our most innovative ways of cultivating food emerged from these regions. Desert is a relative term, because while some experience brief rainy seasons, others like the African Namib never see rain at all. Indigenous cultures have learned distinctive ways to grow plants in these dry climates, but there has never been an abundance of food. That is, until one engineer experienced an epiphany that changed everything.
There was a lot of rubbernecking at the corner of 39th and Vincent Avenue S. last summer. There, perched high on stilt-like supports, sat the second floor of a quaint cottage-style house. Below it, instead of a main floor, was nothing but air.
An entry hall offers a home its interior curb appeal. And while the front door, foyer dimensions, flooring, furnishings and colors can combine to provide a gracious welcome, the staircase is key in making a statement.
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