Daily Archives September 10, 2015

One Simple Feature Can Make Your Yard a Luxurious Getaway

Adirondack chairs

Pergolas are beautiful, trellis-like arches that balance simplicity and intricate visuals. You can often find them covering walkways of famous gardens like the Biltmore grounds in North Carolina or your local botanical gardens. These structures are highly versatile, but are not exclusive to the super-rich! Give your home that luxurious garden feel with these different types of pergolas.

Gazebo

We think of gazebos as open tower-like rooms in the middle of the yard, but a pergola can make for a much more casual covered sitting area that is still open to the view around you. You can sit in the sun without suffering the full glare of summertime heat.

That said, it’s not

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Many Charities Pick Up Donations at Your Home

Charity clothing pick up

Have you seen those articles that talk about how you can live a simpler life? One recent challenge is to see if you can live for a month with thirty pieces of clothing. You select a 30 piece wardrobe from all of the clothes that you have and see if you can challenge yourself to wear nothing but those 30 items for 30 days. Some are calling it the 30 for 30 challenge. Could you do it? Could you find a way to live a simpler life that would start with purging your closet of the unworn clothing you possess?
A simpler life seems to be the goal of many right now. From small houses to small vehicles we seem to be a society that is migrating toward two opposite directions. In one direction you find those people who still seem to be caught up in the race to buy more, spend more, and own more. At the opposi

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