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How to Keep Your Dog Safe in the Heat

When hot weather strikes, dont forget about keeping your furry friends cool! Dogs are especially at risk of heat stroke during the summer because they dont have as many natural cooling mechanisms as humans, such as sweating. Follow these tips to keep your dog comfortable and safe during the hot summer months.

1. Never leave your dog in the car when its hot Even with the windows cracked, the temperature in your car can soar to over 120 degrees in mere minutes when its hot and sunny outside. In fact, your car can become dangerously hot in under two minutes when its only 70 degree outside. A dog trapped inside a hot car is liable to start overheating quickly, which leads to panic, which leads to further overheating. A good rule of thumb is if its over 60 degrees or the sun is out, take your dog with you when you leave the car!


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Small house is a great house for interior designer’s family

MICHELLE BURGESS believes that if you look and if you listen, a house will tell you what to do.

This is the story of what the interior designer/artist did to hers.

There are pictures of family and “things I found.” Antiques and bits from relatives. Art from those she likes and admires. Burgess is not above Ikea nor beneath fine textiles. The latest item to settle in is a love seat that belonged to a friend. “Every time I had a dinner party I borrowed it from her. Last year at Thanksgiving she brought it and said, ‘Here, this is yours.’ ”

It all comes back to family and friends at the place she calls Taylor Cottage, cheery cherry red and tucked into the woods of Bainbridge Island.

About 15 years ago, Burgess and her husband, Henry Shepherd, were searching for a house on the island. Shepherd was raised here. Friends told them about the cottage, but it was out of their league. They bid on

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Architect-Designed Belgian Furniture in NYC

Founded by Belgian architects Stefaan Platteau and Carlo Seminck, Maat is a furniture company in Ghent with a focus on craftsmanship and proportion: Rendered in solid oak or walnut, the duo’s pieces are all about simple profiles and subtle angularities.

The pieces are often paired with the minimalist ceramics of Jos Devriendt (see Jos Devriendt: The Insider’s Belgian Designer). In the US, Maat furniture is represented by Lepere, a showroom in New York’s Flatiron District specializing in up-and-coming European lines. Contact Lepere directly for availability and pricing.

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Lexi’s Paint Chip Dresser — Makeover

So simple, yet effective.

When I found Lexi Adams’ dresser transformation, I pounded my forehead – why didn’t I think to do that? Here’s the Before and After and the scoop on the fresh look this Brooklyn, NY photographer got with a little paint, elbow grease, and good advice from Dad.

HomeWorkshop (HW): Are you a design-diva, big into DIY and decorating, or was this a fluke? How did you score the dresser?

Lexi Adams (LA): I’m not a design diva! But I am a carpenter’s daughter, so when I was having trouble finding a dresser I liked, I was definitely keeping my eye open for something cheap I could fix up or paint myself.

I scoured Craigslist listings, worrying about bedbugs all the while, only to have a free wooden dresser fall into my lap on a walk in my neighborhood in Brooklyn. My amazing

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Easy Fabric and Paper Décor Ideas

Who says that you must pay for an arm and a leg to enjoy great interior décor in your home and office? These easy, affordable and beautiful fabric and paper do-it-yourself projects can transform your interiors from blah to bold in a few hours.

Scarves for Colour

If you have scarves that are not seeing much action, you can put them to good use as part of your interior décor. T Read full post…

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HOMEGROWN Life: Goats Will Be Kids


As a farmer, one thing I’ve had to come to terms with is that goats will always have the upper hand. The sooner you accept this fact, the easier your life will be.

Take my Frannie, for instance. (Please, take her!)

No, not really. But sometimes, when I forget that goats are quicker, smarter, and have much more of a sense of humor than me, it feels like it would be a good idea to have a time-out space for Frannie. Last week I decided I’d take a day and bear down on goat foot care. Just trimming hooves, really. So, I grabbed my tool bucket and filled it with my trimmers, brushes, knives, iodine spray, tube of zinc ointment (something I swear by to keep things healthy), and a wad of paper towels. The herd was already out in the pasture for the day. It was sunny, a bit of a breeze—another perfect Maine end-of-summer day.

Dollie was first in line. She was

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The Bottle bank arcade

Many of us return our plastic bottles and cans. Noticeably fewer recycle their glass. Maybe thats because we dont get any money in return, as we do for cans and plastic. Can we change this attitude by making recycling glass fun to do? So you are not just rewarded with a good conscience, you also get a smile.