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Apartment Decorating Ideas from One Sofa Styled Three Ways

Apartment decorating ideas from one sofa styled three ways, homemakers.com

So, you’re leaving the dorm for your very first apartment. Goodbye futon and shower caddy! It’s time to enter the adulting world. If you’ve never had a place of your own, your first apartment is like a blank slate. Today, we’re showing you three unique looks for an apartment living room, all anchored to one important piece: your sofa! Keep reading to gather apartment decorating ideas from one sofa styled three different ways.

How to Master Container Gardening

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Container gardening is a great option for any deck or patio. You can grow herbs, vegetables and more without a ton of space or much of a green thumb. The key is doing a little prepwork before you’ve even touched a seed or seedling. We’ll show you how!

How to Care For & Maintain Your Outdoor Patio Furniture

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Outdoor furniture has one persistent, ever-present antagonist: the weather. While your microfiber sofa and heirloom-quality dining table are safe and snug inside, your patio furniture must be able to stand up to rain, sunshine, wind and more.

The life of outdoor furniture depends upon the quality with which it’s built, the materials that are used and the care and maintenance you provide for it. Whether you’re shopping for new patio furniture or are looking for tips to maintain furniture you already own, read on to learn how to maximize your investment.

How To Make a Reading Nook for Your Kids

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What was your favorite book as a child? Think back to that one you read over and over until the pages were tattered. Did you make friends with the BFG or travel to the place where the sidewalk ends?

Today is International Children’s Book Day, so it’s the perfect time to revisit worlds “Where the Wild Things Are.”

At Homemakers, we wholeheartedly encourage reading for all ages. We believe that books do much more than transport readers to enchanted worlds. They expand imagination. They enrich vocabulary and teach important values. Books help shape our future teachers, doctors and astronauts.

In honor of one of our favorite pastimes, we’re sharing tips on creating a fun, kid-friendly reading nook. Inspire a love of books in your kids by giving them a whimsical spot to curl up with “The Giving Tree” or another classic children’s book.

How to Grow a Bee and Monarch Butterfly Garden

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If you’re a homeowner, no doubt gardens and landscaping ideas are on your to-do list this time of year—and there tends to be a lot to do. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a yard that’s gorgeous and low-maintenance? It’s possible! Using a variety of plants that attract pollinators like bees, butterflies and hummingbirds, you can have a lush, colorful garden, as well as the free time to enjoy it.