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What you need to start your garden

You have some space around your home and you like the idea of being able to enjoy your own garden but don’t know where to start. Don’t worry, getting a garden off the ground is easier that you might think, and spring is a great time to plant. A garden will give you something to do all year round. You will enjoy the flowers and food you grow and the wildlife they bring into your garden. We can’t do enough today to help protect our bees, and they have such an important role to play in nature…

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Added by Sam North on May 24, 2018 at 3:30am — No Comments

Storm Damage: How to Get Your Home in Pristine Condition After a Natural Disaster

Overcoming the fear of living through a natural disaster is a prodigious accomplishment in itself. When you’re starting to recover from this jarring experience, you may also begin to think about your home and getting it back into…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on May 22, 2018 at 7:18pm — No Comments

4 Home Renovations to Prepare Your Log Cabin for All 4 Seasons

Maintaining your home properly is a seemingly never-ending task. Throughout the year, various chores require your attention if you want to delay or prevent repair issues from developing. While some maintenance tasks are seasonal, there are other tasks that require…

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Added by Meghan Belnap on May 22, 2018 at 12:20pm — No Comments

4 Ways to Afford a Cabin

For many people, buying a holiday home or a cabin away from the hustle of everyday life is a dream. Their first home is close to the city for work, or in the suburbs so they can raise their children in a safe area with a nearby school. Later in life however, home owners find they want to escape to a lakeside cabin to relax for the weekend.

 

While it sounds like the perfect way for a getaway every other weekend, purchasing a second piece of real…

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Added by Alana Downer on May 17, 2018 at 9:44am — No Comments

Shingle Problems: 4 Major Signs Your Home Needs Roof Repair

If you notice that your roof is starting to leak, that is a sure sign that you need to replace it. However, you may see other signs prior to a leak that may mean that its time to call a roofing professional right away. Let’s take a look at some of those signs and what…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on May 15, 2018 at 7:27pm — No Comments

4 Luxury Fireplace Options for Your Cabin in the Woods

Do you have a cabin that you want to make you feel exquisite? Does your charming little hideaway in the woods need something to create warmth and functionality? We cover four of the most luxurious fireplace options for you to consider putting in your vacation home or…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on May 15, 2018 at 12:00pm — No Comments

5 Signs Your Home is Due for a Plumbing Inspection

Your plumbing system needs to be in good working order. A problem with your plumbing could result in significant damage to your home. Whether you’re buying a home or notice a problem with you existing home, it may be time for a plumbing inspection. Here are some of the things…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on May 11, 2018 at 1:13pm — No Comments

Honest Abe Hosting Log Raising, Home Tour and More in May

There’s a lot going on in May in the small community of Moss, Tennessee, where Honest Abe is headquartered, so we’re encouraging you to go ahead and mark your calendars so you won’t miss anything.

On Saturday, May 19, beginning at 9 a.m., folks who are interested in designing and building a custom Honest Abe…

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Added by Honest Abe Log Homes on May 10, 2018 at 2:00pm — No Comments

HVAC Failure: 3 Reasons to Leave Major Repair to the Pros

When something goes wrong with your HVAC system, the last thing you want to do is handle it yourself. There are many things that can go wrong with DIY HVAC repair. These reasons are proof that you should leave it to the pros!

You Could Further Damage It

If…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on May 9, 2018 at 1:21pm — No Comments

Old-Home Owners: 5 Signs it is Time for New Siding

If you’ve got an old home, the chances are it might be time to replace your siding. These warning signs let you know you need to think about a replacement.

It’s Discolored

You can usually get siding clean by using a combination of a pressure washer and a…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on May 8, 2018 at 6:20pm — No Comments

Log Home Landscaping: Tips for Making Use of Space

The landscaping for your log home is important to your enjoyment of it. Plans should begin as early as possible. The best time to start is as soon as the heavy equipment is gone and the earth is loose an exposed. You find it easier to sculpt and plant your surroundings to your…

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Added by Brooke Chaplan on May 4, 2018 at 5:25pm — No Comments

How to Complete Your Cabin Once and for All

When you have a cabin, it doesn’t need to be as rugged as the type of building that the pioneers lived in. You can upgrade your cabin in the mountains or woods so that it has modern amenities that make it more livable. Consider adding these elements to your cabin to make it more functional…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on May 3, 2018 at 10:30am — No Comments

4 Additions Every Cabin in the Woods Needs

Taking care of cabin interior design can be a fun and rare experience. Cabins need to be tranquil destinations in the woods that make you feel like you’re one with nature. They also should be comfortable and contemporary abodes that make you feel like you’re 100 percent at home as well.…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on May 2, 2018 at 11:30am — No Comments

HVAC Failure: 5 Signs it is Time for a New Heating Unit

Your heating system is important. Not only does it keep your home comfortable, but it also helps your plumbing function so your pipes don’t freeze. If you notice any signs of failure in your heating system, it might be time for a new heating unit.

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on April 30, 2018 at 4:23pm — No Comments

A quiet lake



A lake is the landscape’s most beautiful and expressive feature. It is earth’s eye; looking into which the beholder measures the depth of his own nature. ~Henry David… Continue

Added by Shelley Martinez on April 28, 2018 at 2:25pm — No Comments

How to Manage Light in a Forest Cabin

Living in a cabin out in the middle of nowhere would be like a dream come true for a lot of people. Going off grid, especially, is becoming more popular by the minute. The pace of modern living is just way too much for a lot of people to handle, with all the stress of being micromanaged…

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Added by Brooke Chaplan on April 27, 2018 at 7:47pm — No Comments

The Art of Landscaping: How to Keep Your Yard Green and Beautiful This Summer

You may be envious of your neighbor’s lush, green yard every summer. The question becomes how they manage to keep it looking so nice all of the time. The best kept lawn is all about the preparation and the planning. If you’re ready to have the lawn that’s…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on April 26, 2018 at 7:54pm — No Comments

Uninvited Guests? 5 Pest Control Pointers for New Homeowners

After you buy your first home, you are responsible for keeping pests out of the building. In the past, you may have had a landlord who was responsible for eliminating insects or rodents, so you may not understand how to get rid of any pests that are entering your home. Here are five pointers for controlling pests.…

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Added by Kara Masterson on April 26, 2018 at 1:13pm — No Comments

Home Beauty: Residential Fixes That Make Your House Look Nicer Than It Is

Improving the appearance of your home doesn’t need to be a time-consuming, expensive, or stressful process. With a little bit of research and some ingenuity, you could drastically improve the form and function of your house in just a few weeks. Here is a look at…

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Added by Emma Sturgis on April 25, 2018 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Take Back Your Home: How to Avoid In-Home Pests

It’s much easier to keep pests out of your home than it is to get rid of them once they enter. Keeping them outside prevents the spread of diseases and contamination some insects cause and reduces allergic reactions some pests cause. While there are many beneficial insects on the planet,…

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Added by Emma Sturgis on April 24, 2018 at 5:04pm — No Comments

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