Monthly Archives: March 2014

4 Easy Steps to Make an Easter Wreath for Your Front Door

- by to Do-It-Yourself Projects.

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A few weeks from now, everyone will be busy hunting for Easter eggs in various places all over the region. While the hullabaloo hasn’t started yet, you can already begin making way for the big event by hanging a fancy Easter wreath on your front door. You don’t even have to purchase expensive ones from malls or stores because you can easily make one for yourself.

Visualize a concept

The goal here is clear – that you’ll make an Easter wreath that you can proudly hang on your front door. In order to do that, you must have some sort of blueprint or guide so you will be able to execute the goal very efficiently. Find an inspiration. Your design may revolve around the fluffiness of bunnies, the pastel colors of eggs, carrots and nests. Do not limit your imagination. You don’t get to be creative every day. Also, you can make the most of this opportunity to bond with your kids in springtime.

Gather the needed materials

Perhaps now you realize how important the concept is. Not only it is essential for your artistic outlook, but also as basis for the materials you will need. By having a vision, you can easily list down the things you need to buy for your DIY craft. The good thing is that, if you are resourceful enough, you can make do with the materials you already have at home like old gift wrappers, wires, glitters, ribbons and others. Producing something neat and beautiful from recycled materials can be pretty much more satisfying than spending too much. Your front door will look great!

Make your vision into a reality

After all materials are gathered, you can now begin. Start with the foundation. You shouldn’t take this for granted because this holds all the materials you will be putting on your wreath. It must be sturdy so by the time you’d hang it on your front door, it will still stay in shape. By the way, you should remember that the concept you have created is just there to guide you. You can put additional ideas along the way. You can do anything in the name of artistic freedom!

Hang it on your front door

Loud and proud, you can finally hang it on your front door and start anticipating for the big day, Easter! When creativity knocks in, let it in. Creativity knocks in very rarely. So while it’s there knocking like a most-awaited visitor, give it a go.

4 Convenient Ways to Avoid Seasonal Allergies

- by to Home Spring Preparations.

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Your body reactions definitely have something to do with the changing seasons. You have eventually moved on from cold and flu and now about to welcome allergies. Seasons are inevitable, you know that of course. But seasonal allergies can be prevented given the application of proactive precautionary measures.

Disinfect your home

“What does this have to do with the season?” That’s an assumable first reaction from someone who’s really interested to know about avoidance strategies to seasonal allergies. But reality is that, you can’t solely blame the season. Without you knowing it, some of the allergens that cause your non-stop sneezing are from dusty old carpets, sofas and pillows that you always forget to clean.

Try losing a little weight

Study says that heavy weight causes one to have difficulty in breathing. Breathing difficulties and allergies are a deadly combination though. Eat healthy and do your needed cardio workouts. Fats limit the expansion of your lungs. More than ever, you’ll need more oxygen when your seasonal allergies attack. Losing weight is a very healthy solution to this.

Combine medications and alternative remedies

Following your doctor’s prescription is the basic rule in overcoming or avoiding seasonal allergies. But doing so alongside the use of alternative remedies would only be a much better plan. Reinforce your regular treatments with organic meals and juices that likewise fight against allergens.

Invest on window shutters and storm doors

As much as you want to open your doors and windows for spring, you have to restrain that urge to see the outdoors because of allergens that are starting to ruin your spring experience. But with the installation of window shutters and storm doors in your house’s openings, you still get a good view on what’s lying there outside without inviting much of the seasonal allergy causing elements to enter your home.

4 Ways to Get Ready for a Spring Landscaping Project

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There’s no one to blame about the heightened excitement many homeowners have on beautifying their gardens. After being surrounded with white in the whole duration of winter, there’s that communal longing for color in spring. If you cannot wait for spring to officially begin, you may start doing the preliminary landscaping and gardening procedures by following these steps.

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Your gardening equipment must have exhausted themselves in darkness in your garage and stock room in winter. Bring out the cultivators, hoes, rakes, shovels and everything you have hidden in your storage room. It’s now time to take them out for inspection and see if they can still be useful for your upcoming landscaping and gardening projects. It’s better to know in advance which ones need replacement so that you can purchase new ones in hardware stores near you.

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By clearing away dried leaves, twigs and debris caused by the winter atmosphere, you also prepare enough and appropriate space for new flower and vegetable seedlings that are so eager to grow. Make use of a garden rake and cultivator to make the action faster and more convenient for the plants you want to grow. Through this, you’d also be able to condition the soil in the plant beds to more absorbent of water and fertilizer in the actual landscaping process.


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Another way to clean up molds, grimes, mud and old paint that may have developed during the cold season on wooden and concrete areas in your yard is by using a reliable pressure washer. This process is most convenient for major overhaul projects in gardens like repainting, rearranging and replacement of landscaping design concepts and themes. It’s a sure-fire method to get rid of some unwanted entities that make your yard or garden visually imperfect. And then, you can start over!


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By the time spring officially hits the marked date on your calendar! You can start planting immediately. Expect it to be a phase with less hassle. You will be reaping the fruit of your practical labor in the form of advanced preparation for a much anticipated landscaping project.