Sealing Your Patio Pavers – 11 Keys to Successfully Sealing Your Patio

When my next-door neighbor initially made a decision to mount a paver-block outdoor patio behind his residence, he decided on paver rocks for many great factors. After numerous periods of snow, sunlight and also rainfall, the patio area simply really did not look as excellent as it initially did when he had it set up. … Read moreSealing Your Patio Pavers – 11 Keys to Successfully Sealing Your Patio

Choosing the Best Deck Sealer

CHOOSING WOOD SEALERS Years ago we attempted every solitary sealant offered, however with the common reformulating we viewed in the last numerous years and also all the brand-new items popping up it has actually been tough to keep up with every modification. The issues of reformulating any type of item are evident, and also some … Read moreChoosing the Best Deck Sealer

Raise a pig in your backyard. (The pig pen).

I never ever believed I would certainly elevate my very own porker, however as Thomas Jefferson when claimed, “I am an old guy, however a brand-new garden enthusiast.” Well, I am just 35, as well as I am yet a brand-new porker farmer. Right here is just what I discovered while increasing a porker throughout … Read moreRaise a pig in your backyard. (The pig pen).

A Different Pointe of View

A Different Pointe of View, the flagship restaurant of the Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs, has received numerous awards, including Best Atmosphere Award, Best Service Award, Best Continental Cuisine and Best Restaurant Award in Phoenix MagazineÂ’s reader restaurant survey, Best Wine with a View from the Arizona Republic and, for the past 21 years has been … Read moreA Different Pointe of View

Sealing Your Patio Pavers – 11 Keys to Successfully Sealing Your Patio

When my neighbor first decided to install a paver-block patio behind his home, he chose paver stones for several good reasons. He thought they would last longer than other materials like wood, or poured concrete, he thought they had a really “rich” elegant look to them and most of all, he thought that they would be maintenance free. Well, he almost had it right. They do look great and they’re incredibly durable, but it wasn’t long before he learned that they aren’t completely maintenance free.

After several seasons of rain, snow and sun, the patio just didn’t look as good as it first did when he had it installed. The sun was beginning to fade the color in some areas, the sand between the stones had been washed away by the rains and weeds had started growing in the gaps between the pavers. He even began to see ant colonies beginning to form using his precious paver sand as their new home.

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Short stories: The dinner

Guido’s Dinner

The hewn stone English tudor home set half a mile from the road in the midst of blue grass and willows.  On the east side of the house, on the expanse of dewy lawn, a long white table, draped in a purple cotton cloth, held food, from the patio a young latino man played classic guitar.

Juliette sat at the head of the table.  For it was her table and she was the host of Guido’s dinner.  There were several other guests and they hummed in quiet conversations, as a warm breeze tossed gently through their gathering.  Pitchers of ice water and wine filled the table, with racks of lamb, rice, yams and fresh peas.  A pecan salad with strawberry vinegrette had been previously delivered by a small woman who sang under her breath and smelled of fresh linen and pie.

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100 Great Romantic Ideas

1. Bury a “Time Capsule” together with trinkets, love letters or other romantic sentimental items. Then, draw up a simple map and store it in your safe deposit box. Date the map and decide together when you’ll dig up your romantic treasure. 2. Create a special music disk together of love or fun songs. Have … Read more100 Great Romantic Ideas

Wall Tile That Will Make You Feel Awesome

I don’t know about you, but I thought that I have been there, done that and got the t-shirt when it comes to wall tile. I never imagined that I would ever experience the awesome feeling of seeing something new and breathtaking in the world of wall tile. Was I living in a cave wearing … Read moreWall Tile That Will Make You Feel Awesome

Best Al Fresco Dining Options in Cleveland

via Al fresco dining is not just good for the subzero thaw-after several months of wind chill and lake effect snow-it’s good for the soul and a means of appreciating the best that life has to offer. To wit, there are some great places to soak up the peaceful, easy feeling of outdoor dining to … Read moreBest Al Fresco Dining Options in Cleveland

New Landscape Design Package from SoftQuad’s Alpha Software Division Includes Free Photo Scan Service, Web Image Downloads

Complete Landscape Designer Offers Botanical Database That Turns Do-It-Yourselfers Into Horticultural Experts BURLINGTON, Mass., April 14 /PRNewswire/ — Alpha Software, a division of SoftQuad International (Nasdaq: SWEBF; Toronto: SKI), today announced Complete Landscape Designer, a feature-rich software package that combines ease-of-use and photo-quality landscape design capabilities with a comprehensive library of plants and structures. Complete … Read moreNew Landscape Design Package from SoftQuad’s Alpha Software Division Includes Free Photo Scan Service, Web Image Downloads