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Home Is Where The Garden Is

Contributed Post Picture Source As proud homeowners, many of us can testify to the fact that our garden is our second home. Interior design is always the area people focus on when it comes to renovating their property, but, whether you’re looking to sell your house or simply make it prettier for your own pleasure, the exterior is just as important as the interior. After all, the outside of your home is what you and everyone else will see before anything else. Yes, I know – tackling the mammoth task of rejuvenating your home’s outdoor area is easier said than done. Tidying and re-designing even the smallest of gardens can seem overwhelming on the surface, but it shouldn’t be such a scary task. At the…
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How To Become An All-Round Cool Artist in 2017

Contributed Post When a new year swings round, most people stick to resolutions are by and large positive, but also by and large relatively uninteresting to anyone other than the person doing them. This year, you’ll be doing something different to the usual healthy eating, gym going, and alcohol abstaining promises of the new year; this year, you will become an artist. “Me, an artist? But I can barely hold a pencil!” I hear you cry through muffled, anxious tones. Don’t worry – the arts are wide and diverse, there’ll be something for you. And if there’s not, then really don’t worry – because having talent is actually only a small part of being an artist; the majority is looking like an artist. So long…
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Keeping The Kids Happy: Why You Should Be A Cool Fool And Get A Pool

Contributed Post Picture Source Ah, yes, children. Little joys of the world; miracles of life; bane of your existence. We’ve all been there before, and I know why you’ve trudged over here with your head hanging low and options running even lower. They’ve been nagging you again, and you’re at your wit’s end. This time they want a pool, and you most likely laughed in their faces to begin with. Still, maybe you shouldn’t be so hasty to dismiss the idea. Now you’re most likely laughing in my face, but I guarantee that you won’t be so against the thought of a swimming pool once you’ve considered the benefits to you. I’m not saying you don’t want your kids to be happy, of course (we’d…
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Become The Wordsmith You’ve Always Wanted To Be By Following These Simple Steps

Contributed Post Writing is rewarding. It’s also very hard. Like with any creative pursuit, you have to go out and seek inspiration. We could all sit around and wait for the muse to pay us a visit, but we’d be waiting a long time. Some people believe writing is a natural talent. For the most part, that’s not true. You may not be able to teach yourself to write well in the general sense, but there are things you can do to ensure you’re the best writer you can be. Here are a few things no writer can do without! Image from Pixabay   READ That’s right. To write, you need to read. You should read everything you can. Remember in Matilda, when she reads…
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A Garden Less Ordinary: Top Tips for a Unique Outdoor Space

Contributed Post Photo Credit Let’s face it, try as they might, many people’s gardens end up looking exactly the same. While simple wooden colours may have a classic feel, they don’t give your garden the stand-out look that makes it totally unique. Similarly, the humble garden gnome can be found in pretty much everyone’s gardens so will never provide a good talking point for your guests. This summer, why not make your garden stand out from the crowd? A Lick of Paint A simple job that can make the world of difference, painting your wooden fence panels can really have a huge effect. Instead of plain old mahogany, opt for a light blue or turquoise that will really provide some contrast to your garden. You…
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