July 4th Potluck Recipes

Bring these crowd-pleasing main dishes, sides, and desserts to your next July 4th potluck. We have potato salad, fruit salad, dips, refreshing summer drinks, and more. Whether you’re bringing one dish or several, these 4th of July recipes will star at your next gathering.   Frozen Neapolitans Our spin on the classic Italian ice cream will have your mouth watering …

What to do After a Flood

Flooding can occur at any time of the year in areas all across the nation. This year’s Tropical Storm Bill is dumping inches of rain all across the midwest, hitting Texas and Oklahoma, and especially Missouri, hard. When heavy rains hit, homeowners can be caught off guard by flooding in areas that don’t normally see rising waters. “The damage from …

Whitewashing: Summer’s New Design Trend

According to the Ronseal Trends Experts, this year it’s all about whitewash. This trend is reminiscent of days past and pulls a shabby sophistication into any space, including summer gardens. It’s about creating a country cottage garden with muted tones. These muted tones set the mood for a tranquil space. Who doesn’t need a little tranquility these days? Kate Sitch …

Low-Cost Ways to Raise Your Front Yard Curb Appeal

  How do you avoid spending a fortune on home improvements this real estate season? Rather than remodeling your interior, focus on exterior landscaping choices. You want buyers to “wow” at your home from the moment they drive up. That’s how curb appeal clinches the deal. Here are some tips on money-saving curb appeal projects: (1) Refresh with paint. To …