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8 Tips to Keep Your Christmas Décor Green

8 Tips to Keep Your Christmas Décor Green

Diana Westcott

I’ve eagerly awaited the arrival of our beautiful Christmas trees and greens for months. When the tree is up, that’s the day the party starts! Although I always seem to put off decorating one week too long and by then the warm weather has passed and I’m hanging wreaths and garlands outdoors with numb fingers in a chilling wind. Brrrr!

White Pine garland is a fragrant, budget-friendly trim for outdoor decorating. For inside decor Red Cedar garland is sturdier and stands up to indoor temperatures.

This year I’m using natural Red Cedar Garland as the base for a super-simple holiday tablescape. A garland of the fragrant greenery stretched across the length of your table is the perfect backdrop into which you can nestle fruits, pinecones, flowers or small ornaments... Read More

Renovate or Furnish Your Home For Free with #FindItKeepIt

Renovate or Furnish Your Home For Free with #FindItKeepIt

#FindItKeepIt The Design Confidential

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Fall Home Show

Fall Home Show
Fall Home Show
10-11-2013 - 10-13-2013
California Exposition & State Fair
http://sachomeandgardenshow.net/fall/
Admission: General $6 Children (Age 0-12) Free with adult admission *Save $1 off admission by bringing a can of food

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Free DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Copenhagen Media Stand

Free DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Copenhagen Media Stand

Cher-Ann Texter Copenhagen Media Stand Project Details

Free DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Copenhagen Media Stand. The frame can be painted with metallic paint to mimic metal and give this piece a fabulous industrial feel. Xx...Rayan

Dimensions Tools

  • Tape Measure
  • Saw – Jig, Circular, or Miter
  • Drill
  • Square
  • Sander
  • Kreg Jig
  • Brad nailer

Lumber

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The Chickens of Sacramento Valley & A Giveaway!

The Chickens of Sacramento Valley & A Giveaway!

One thing I find most gardeners love? Animals ... cats, dogs, goats, squirrels, ferrets, bunnies, birds. But, while we love our dogs and cats, it seems the chicken is the up and coming fancy pet of the urban gardener!

Volunteers needed to Transform Grant High: July 24-27

Volunteers needed to Transform Grant High: July 24-27

The Sacramento Tree Foundation is looking for 250 volunteers during the week of July 24-27 to participate in their largest planting event of the year.

This summer, Grant High is undertaking a massive makeover. For years students have walked along the barren pathway that connects Grant High School main campus to the West Campus.  During warm months it's a sweltering trek and during wet months a long dash for shelter.  During the week of July 24th-27th all of that will change with a massive overhaul and planting party.

The project was conceived and planned by students from the GEO Environmental Science and Design Academy at Grant High School working in partnership with UC Davis Landscape Architecture students.  Their plan includes replacing asphalt with permeable pavement and installing vegetated bioswales to recharge groundwater and filter storm water run-off.

Governor’s Mansion Presents “The Magic of Spring, A Garden Affair” May 18

Governor’s Mansion Presents “The Magic of Spring, A Garden Affair” May 18

The California State Historic Governor’s Mansion Foundation in cooperation with the Governor’s Mansion State Historic Park (SHP) are proud to present a special fundraising event titled “The Magic of Spring, A Garden Affair at the Mansion” on Saturday, May 18, 2013. The celebratory evening event will take place from 4 to 6 p.m.