By The Associated Press Some artificial Christmas trees glow cheerily even without lights: The branches themselves softly glow, fading on and off in different colors at the tips. That got me wondering: Could you get the same effect from a real tree? If plain old green evergreens are too ho-hum for you, there's a world of "self-igniting" evergreens awaiting. For example, consider growing a variety of yellow-leafed conifer, many of which make good cut trees. ...
It's that time of year again, when you've got to think of gifts for friends and family that will be appreciated. Luckily, it's easy to pick out gifts for the do-it-yourselfers. Most DIYers will outright tell you what they need, or you can casually survey their workspace to see what is not there.
It's the time of year when the Santa Clarita Valley is ablaze with the twinkling joy of the season.
1. Willcox, 32451 Sierra Oak Trail, Castaic 91384 Lighted Christmas Tree 13 feet in height with 32 strings of light. All of the lights are synchronized to music. The music is broadcast to the street via a local FM Stereo signal. Musical selections include modern Trans-Siberian songs along with classic Johnny Mathis and Mel Torme and a special Christmas musical surprise. 2. Tisdell, 30523 Deed Ave., Castaic 91387 More than 40,000 lights synchronized to music. ...
Now is not the time of year for sowing, unless it's sowing an idea: As the weather turns colder and the landscape becomes washed in grays and browns, imagine a retreat, an oasis of lush greenery and brightly colored flowers suffused in warm, moist air.
J. Russo: I received a violation letter from my HOA for installing holiday decorations at my townhome. Now they are telling me if I don't take down the decorations they are going to fine me and have them removed. Can an HOA keep homeowners from installing holiday decorations and do they have the right to remove them from my property? DR HOA: I have never heard of a homeowners association strictly forbidding holiday decorations. And ...
The holiday season doesn't have to always involve the same old, same old when it comes to decorating your home.
ARVADA, Colo. (AP) - Thousands of ornaments, many of them made by Colorado schoolchildren, have accompanied the majestic Engelmann spruce sent to Washington, D.C., to grace the lawn of the U.S. Capitol building this Christmas.
Q: This winter will be the first time we will use our new fireplace. Can you give us some advice on safely lighting a fire? - Charlie L., Oviedo, Fla.
Christmas decorations can range from grandiose lighting displays to more subtle adornments. Some families may prefer more traditional holiday decor, while others might like the look of modern trimmings.
It's that time of year when The Signal loads up the "jolly jitney of judges" and drives around the Santa Clarita Valley - from Castaic to Canyon Country, Newhall to Saugus, Stevenson Ranch to Sand Canyon, Valencia to Honby - to crown the World Champion of Lights.
Q: My kitchen has a ceramic tile floor, and several of the tiles have so many scratches that they look dull even after cleaning. Can I repair the scratches, or does the tile need to be replaced? - Carol in Eau Claire, Wis.
The front door is often the focal point of a house and the welcoming committee to guests as they enter your home. And as the attention-seeking centerpiece, it should always be looking its best. A great addition to any door is a beautiful wreath - either decorative or seasonal - to greet your guests and neighbors. Although many stores sell wreaths, it's easy, fun and cost-effective to create a unique and one-of-a-kind statement piece.
When it comes to decorating with lights for the holidays, there are unlimited ways to add twinkle to the inside as well as the outside of your home. Some people favor an elegant, restrained sprinkling of lights around a door, while others go for a more exuberant display of illumination on virtually every surface.
The advent calendar, which eases anxiety by counting down those pesky 24 days until Christmas Eve, is as much a holiday tradition for my family as the tree.
When a home smells good, it makes a favorable impression on visitors. This is exactly what home sellers want when they put their house on the market.
Key indicators point to conditions for a seller's real estate market this spring.
Spring home improvement season is on the way, and if you're like most homeowners you have a list of jobs you want to accomplish.
It's time to think spring, which means fresh home updates. Spring home improvement projects will help you update your home, add comfort and save more of your hard-earned paycheck.
It's cold out there. In much of the country, now's the time when home serves as a cozy refuge from the ice and snow. We light our fireplaces and wish for springtime.
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