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Space It Up!

Space It Up! highlights a different topic each month related to home improvement for both owners and/or renters in relation to mountain living. This can include home improvement projects, lawn/garden care, storage, home aesthetics, etc.

Under Attack

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It’s that time of year again — summer heat starts to fade away and the yellow jackets come out to play … dirty. Why do they get so aggressive? The answer is pretty simple.

Summer Fire Pit Safety

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In this Q&A session, we explain some of the regulations and precautions to take if you plan to have a fire pit outside your home this summer.

Keep Growing Veggies in Winter

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These miniature aeroponic gardens use as little as 2 percent of the water a traditional garden would. Plants are grown in an upright circular tube with openings for each plant, and a central nutrient system where all the plants are watered and fed at once.

Let a Little Fresh Air In

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What’s the greatest recipe for a vibrant homescape? An interior decorator will tell you lighting, rich colors, and brilliant accents make for a welcoming home. But, sprinkle in some refreshing fragrances from candles, salt lamps, or diffusers and you lack only the two final ingredients to make your home the most inviting on the block: fresh air and the smell of a home-cooked meal.

Feng Shui Your Life

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Feng shui for the home is based around the “bagua” map, a collection of nine elements arranged in a square that represent parts of your life. When people re-arrange their homes to be more consistent with this flow it can also assist in helping them meet goals.

Power Up With mPower

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Launched in 2010, mPower’s goals are to lower energy bills, increase energy and water efficiency, reduce reliance on foreign fuels, stimulate the local economy, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Time for a Clean Sweep

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Are your chimney and fireplace or wood-burning stove in safe operating condition?

Getting Dirty in Quarantine

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When a coronavirus-sized wrench is thrown into your foreseeable plans, it can be a great opportunity to break from your status quo and exercise your green thumb. So grab some seeds, tools, and soil, and get dirty.

Tip of the Iceberg

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What are some easy ways to combat climate change in our daily lives? Here are four small bits of information and useful tips to help you make a huge difference.

Furniture Freegans Unite

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How I became a furniture freegan and decorated my whole house for a whopping $0.

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