Tag: diy tips

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Pipe Planter

How to Create a ‘Living’ Wall from Guttering

Editor’s note: This blog post is an adapted excerpt from Max McMurdo’s “Upcycling Outdoors” book, which explains the basic of good outdoor design using scrap items, and includes a variety of step-by-step projects. When you have limited outdoor space, it’s great to create … read more

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summer mojo

8 Steps to Get Your Mojo Back This Summer

New beginnings are the most exciting and energizing times in life. Summer is always a new beginning because it’s a new season. Now is a great time to get fired up and motivated, and start making changes to get to your next level … read more

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Tabasco Marinade

Add Spice to Summer Entertaining

Warmer weather may mean finding ways to cool off, but that doesn’t mean you can’t bring bold flavors to the gathering you’re hosting with family and friends. Whether it’s a barbecue bash or a casual pool party, there is a flavorful blend perfect … read more

Mason Bees

The Orchard Mason Bee

The orchard mason bee, also known as the blue orchard bee, is the Western native pollinator that appears each year in late winter and early spring to pollinate the early-blooming fruit trees and flowers. Its scientific name, Osmia lignaria propinqua Cresson, describes the … read more

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hummingbirds

How to Make Your Yard a Haven for Wildlife

Last month, my husband and I visited a small public garden in Southwest Washington called the Wildlife Botanical Gardens. The garden is a project of the NatureScaping organization, devoted to showing homeowners ways to attract birds and other wildlife to their yards by … read more

Rainier cable rail by AGS Stainless with a wood top rail provided by the builder
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Custom-Designed to Fit Your Project Perfectly

Bainbridge's AGS Stainless Inc. makes it easy for...

Successful entrepreneurs often have an “ah-ha” moment or two that can change the course of their company. Angelo Toglia’s epiphany occurred one hot summer day 15 years ago while he was returning from Seattle on the Bainbridge ferry. Toglia, co-owner of Bainbridge-based AGS … read more

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Guide to Creating a Cozy Shed

Seven Steps to Transform Your Storage Space

While sheds are primarily considered a storage space, they’re more and more being thought of as an extension of your livable space — where you can relax and unwind. But how do you take a shed from serving as a place to store … read more

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Auto Safety

5 Tips for Summer Road Trips

For many people, summer means setting out on a road trip in search of bucket-list-worthy excitement or a relaxing vacation. Whether you’re going down the road to visit family or across the country to see a national monument, it is important to prepare … read more

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