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Garden Week

Historic Garden Week in the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula is an exciting time of year. We highlight three very special events that showcases great things about living in this area of the Old Dominion.

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Grace Episcopal Church Yard Sale

This area of beautiful waterfront, rambling farmland and small towns is best known for its peace, quiet and certain gentility. Many have moved here to enjoy its lack of hustle and bustle and traffic jams. Well, that may be true for most of the time. Not so for the first Saturday in...

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Eat, Drink, and Be Happy At Hobb's Hole Restaurant

Whether or not you consider yourself a golf aficionado, you can be sure to find that elusive and eternally sought after “sweet spot” at Hobbs Hole—Tappahannock’s premier 18-hole course. And no, we’re not talking about that new nine-iron you got for Christmas. What we are talking...

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Springtime: How to Bring it on a little Earlier

Now if you are like me, I begin to wish spring were here sometime in January. In the coldness of January, ice is forming on the water. Walking in the yard, crunches! The garden’s “winter interest” is dry, wind blown, faded and no longer interesting. Birds have fed on the berries of...

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Bring Garden Cheer into Your Home with Color

Even in the throes of winter, when most gardens are hibernating under a cold-weather blanket, it’s easy to bring the warm, vibrant feelings of spring into the home with colors, textures and patterns. From the saturated colors of fresh fruits and flowers to the neutral hues of pavers...

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Garage Organization Ideas

Is your garage an infinite cavity of clutter? Is it a place where you used to park your car but would lose the car if you tried to park it in there today? Is there barely a path to get from door to door? Well, spring is in the air and that dreaded chore of organizing your garage is...

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Vintage Outbuildings

It was a magical building, very small, almost square, with bare wood walls and a high ceiling that seemed to go on forever. It was a fortress, a castle, or whatever our imaginations chose it to be.

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Governor's Mansion

As soon as you walk through the gates, you enter another world. The hurly-burly of Richmond is behind you. The give and take of the streets have given way to the give and take of politics, governance, and the running of the oldest democracy in the Western hemisphere. You are in the...

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Awnings: The ultimate in functionality and curb appeal

The great iconic awning is most often seen as a harbinger of good taste and hospitality welcoming us into fine boutiques, hotels and extraordinary dining establishments. To stop here though is really to sell the amazingly functional and aesthetically pleasing awning short of its...

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Hardscapes Beautify Your Environment

When it comes to the exterior of your home and property, you have numerous oppor­tunities to personalize your space. Landscaping with plants and trees is usually the first step many homeowners choose. In recent years, more have also been adding hardscapes to the equation. Nearly any...

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Building Green, Part 3: A Couple's Passion for Protecting the Environment

We are now in our seventh month of building. This has not been the greatest winter to build a house, green or otherwise! Rain, snow, sleet and wind has slowed and, at times, halted progress. But we persevere and, in this third article, we will discuss energy conservation and...

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Hometown Lighting: Celebrating 10 Years

At Hometown Lighting, the focus has always been to create a lighting plan for the owner, based on their needs and their lifestyle. Lighting adds safety, security, comfort, beauty and drama to a room. And lighting is one less expensive way to remodel and decorate your home at a small...

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Top 10 Kitchen & Bath Trends for 2010

Does your kitchen or bathroom look like it’s stuck in a time warp? Then it might be time to update the most-used rooms in your home. For inspiration, look no further than the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA), which recently shared its top 2010 kitchen and bath trends. To...

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Expert Tips for Creating a Beautiful Landscape

It may be cold outside, but homeowners are already dreaming of creating beautiful garden settings around their homes come spring. Landscaping success doesn’t have to be hit or miss, and if it has been for you, it may be time to call in a professional landscape designer. Why? Because...

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A New Website Dedicated to Your Home

The House & Home Builder website takes the pages of the House & Home magazine and helps you turn your dreams into your home. The custom builders, contractors, and products are of the highest quality and most up to date in the area. You will also find green builders, green products and...

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