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Five simple, sustainable backyard improvements

June 18, 2021

BPT One in three consumers say they have increased their efforts to incorporate environmentally friendly practices, and 70% prefer to purchase eco-friendly products, according to a recent Trusted Media Brands survey. Some of the easiest first steps toward a more sustainable lifestyle can be taken right in your own backyard. Create an outdoor oasis with…

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New to plant parenting? Here’s what you need to know

June 3, 2021

STATEPOINT Plant parenthood among millennials and Gen Z has been on the rise in recent years, and time spent at home throughout the pandemic has inspired even more people to start houseplant collections. In fact, over the past year, searches including “indoor plants,” “buy plants” and “plant delivery” spiked, as many set out to create…

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Top backyard renovations for 2021 help you overcome cabin fever

May 28, 2021

BPT A year into the pandemic and cabin fever has set in. The typical isolation and restlessness has many people looking for ways to update their homes to provide a sense of comfort and connection to the outdoors. The goal is to create a safe, calm oasis at home, drawing inspiration from biophilic designs, which…

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Obama dog Bo, once a White House celebrity, dies from cancer

May 14, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: The Obama family’s Portuguese water dog, Bo, at six-months, is shown at the White House in Washington. At the right photo, Bo sits in front of Halloween decorations with sister Sunny, at the South Portico of the White House in Washington, Friday, in 2015.  Bo died last weekend after a  battle with cancer. …

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A Trendy, Edible Gift for Mother’s Day

April 30, 2021

FAMILY FEATURES Every Mother’s Day is an opportunity to show your mom just how special she is and how grateful you are for all she does. Make her day with a present that wraps the personal touch of a handmade craft and the novelty of a quirky trend into one unforgettable gift.  This year, upgrade…

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Three fresh trends to inspire your 2021 garden

April 23, 2021

BPT Home gardening offers plentiful benefits that support mental and physical health, and many people have decided to begin or expand their gardens during the pandemic. Whether you’re a new gardener looking to learn or a seasoned green thumb who has been growing plants for years, you want inspiration for the upcoming growing season. Following…

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Four easy ideas to enhance your 2021 garden

April 5, 2021

BPT Gardening enthusiasm is surging thanks to our increased time at home — whether on a small-space patio or in a larger backyard. In fact, people spent 42% more time gardening in 2020 than the year before, according to Axiom Marketing’s 2021 Gardening Insight Survey, and it is estimated the pandemic contributed to creating nearly…

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How to stay safe during your remodel amid COVID-19

February 19, 2021

FAMILY FEATURES Many homeowners still find themselves stuck at home due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. With all the extra time spent indoors, some homeowners are re-evaluating the space they occupy and turning to remodelers to help them safely and effectively complete home improvement projects.  However, the pandemic has changed the way homeowners and remodelers…

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