Category: Home & Garden

This is where you’ll find recent articles from our Dogs, Food & Cooking, Household Tips, Homebuilding & Remodeling, Log Homes, Green Living, and Wedding sites. If it has to do with your house (and the people & pets inside it)… we’re talking about it here! Real people are sharing their personal reviews of household products, plus their firsthand experiences to save time and money planning a wedding, raising dogs, shopping for food, cooking, building a house, and decorating your home — inside & out.

Dog Crate Training Mistakes: 10 Important Things I’ve Learned That Make Crate Training A Dog Easier

The usual simple steps to crate training are practical and helpful -- but they overlook the day-to-day troubles that you're…

2 months ago

Dog Travel Tips + Clever Dog Car Accessories You Might Not Think Of!

I have 2 large dogs and they pretty much go wherever I go! I've whittled down my list of dog…

2 months ago

Off Leash Dog Parks: What You Need To Know About Beau’s Dream Dog Park At Buchanan Park In Lancaster, PA

See why I think Beau's Dream Dog Park at Buchanan Park is the best off leash dog park in Lancaster…

3 months ago

Need A Dog Seat Protector? I Have 3 Dogs – Here’s My Review Of The 2-In-1 iBuddy Dog Car Hammock / Back Seat Dog Cover

We have 3 dogs and 2 vehicles. We use the 2-in-1 iBuddy dog cargo cover / dog car hammock to…

3 months ago

List Of Hybrid Dogs & Their Unusual Mixed Breed Names

Have a mixed breed dog? (Me too.) Here's a list of mixed breed dog names -- so you'll know what…

4 months ago

My Dog Died From Bloat – 5 Things You Need To Know About Bloat In Dogs That Might Save Your Dog’s Life

Knowing the symptoms of dog bloat could actually save your dog's life -- because bloat comes on quickly and can…

4 months ago

My Review Of The Sumo Bean Bag Chair: See Why I Love This Oversized Bean Bag Chair …And My Dog Does Too!

Honestly, I wasn't sure this Sumo bean bag chair would meet my needs as well as it has -- but…

4 months ago

DIY Dog Bed Ideas: See How I Made XL Orthopedic Dog Beds For Our 2 Large Dogs & Created A Simple Dog Mudroom Space

Thinking of getting an orthopedic dog bed for your furbaby? I made my own no-sew cheap dog beds from memory…

4 months ago

Got A Bored Dog? Top 8 Interactive Dog Toys To Keep Dogs Super Busy And Having Fun

Interactive dog toys (or enrichment dog toys) provide a challenge for your dog. Their unique features keep your dog interested…

5 months ago

Floratam Grass 101: See If This Pest-Resistant Variety Of St. Augustine Grass Is Right For Your Yard

Floratam grass is perfect for many homeowners in Florida, southern Texas, Louisiana, and other parts of the United States. But…

5 months ago

Get Your Money’s Worth With Longer Lasting Candles… Follow These 10 Little-Known Tips For Truly Long Burning Candles!

I'm a candle fanatic! In my years of buying candles and making my own, I've discovered some secrets for achieving…

6 months ago

Dog Odor Removers: 8 Ways To Keep Your Dog Smelling Fresh Every Day… Without A Bath!

Looking for the best dog odor remover? I've had dogs all my life and have some great ideas for getting…

6 months ago

Got A Stinky Dog? The Best Remedies To Remove Dog Odor Even After A Bath

Have a smelly dog? I had a stinky dog for awhile too -- until I figured out which home remedies…

7 months ago

Derek Jeter’s Tampa Mansion: Home Run or Foul Ball?

The Derek Jeter mansion in Tampa, Florida has 32,000 sq. ft. of living space. The master suite alone covers over…

7 months ago

Homemade Poo Pourri Recipes: How To Make DIY PooPourri Toilet Spray & Toilet Drops Using Essential Oils

Poo Pouri is a GREAT poop spray! I'll never buy traditional bathroom sprays again - because it's so much more…

7 months ago

The Best Dog Training Collars And Dog Training Leads For Your New Puppy

Got a new puppy? Then you'll need the right dog training equipment -- like a puppy training collar (or dog…

7 months ago

Dog Thanksgiving Tips: Can Dogs Eat Turkey?

Can dogs eat turkey? YES - but they can still get an upset stomach. See how much and which dog…

7 months ago

What To Do If Your Dog Ate Chicken Bones (…Or Turkey Bones)

Wondering what to do if your dog eats chicken bones?! First, don't panic, most likely your dog will be ok.…

7 months ago

Pros and Cons of Ceramic Coatings (Paint) For Your Home

Is there such thing as an ecofriendly permanent exterior paint? Maybe. But if you're thinking of adding a ceramic coating…

7 months ago

How To Conduct A Cheap Dog Food Trial To Test For Dog Food Allergies

Does your dog scratch all the time? Maybe it's dog food allergies -- that's what was causing my dog to…

8 months ago

Sealing Granite Countertops 101: How To Tell If Granite Has Been Sealed, How To Remove Granite Stains, And How To Seal Granite

Wondering if you should use a granite sealer on your countertops? The short answer is: Yes! I'll help you determine…

8 months ago

Dog Toy Color: Here’s The Best Color For Dog Toys Based On Science (Dog Color Vision Facts)

Can dogs see color? YES! Are dogs color blind? NO! However, since dogs see color differently from the way we…

8 months ago

Where Do Granite Slabs For Countertops Come From? How Is Granite Made? I’ve Seen The Process Firsthand!

Where does granite come from? How is granite made? The process of bringing Mother Nature's art to market is complex…

8 months ago