Prepare Outdoor Spaces for Warm Weather Use

  • 30 March, 2017

(Family Features) Before you can fully enjoy your outdoor living spaces this spring, chances are high you’ll need to wash away a layer of winter grime. Thoroughly cleaning and sprucing … Continue Reading →


3 steps to reach 100 feeling youthful and healthy

  • 30 March, 2017

(BPT) – What will your life be like when you turn 100? A century ago the question seemed almost flippant, a needless consideration for most people, but today it’s very … Continue Reading →


Stainless Steel is Trending Outdoors

  • 9 February, 2017

(Family Features) Stainless steel has been a staple in luxurious, contemporary kitchens all over the world for years. While it’s most often used indoors, this durable, low-maintenance, design-forward material is … Continue Reading →


Winterizing is Key to Better Lawns

  • 6 October, 2016

(BPT) – As September closes the door on summer with falling temperatures and leaves, many homeowners mistakenly slip into hibernation from yard work. However, this timeframe is crucial for prepping … Continue Reading →


Keep Your Trees Green & Your Property Greener

  • 1 August, 2016

Mature trees increase property value by as much as 10 percent, according to the U.S. Forest Service. But a tree can shift from asset to liability when branches, trunks or … Continue Reading →


Attracting Winter Birds

  • 27 January, 2016

Not all birds migrate – find out how to attract resident birds to your backyard during cold weather. (BPT) – While beach-goers, sunbathers and other nature lovers may need to … Continue Reading →


Top 5 Travel Scams

  • 3 August, 2015

These top 5 scams have been featured in Travel and Leisure and Budget Travel magazines. They cover everything from false representation, art of distraction, a Samaritan’s good nature to very … Continue Reading →


Let It Grow: Tips & Tricks for a Lush Garden

  • 2 June, 2015

Whether it’s a just a vibrant pop of pretty petals you want added to the front of the home or a raised bed full of delicious fruits and vegetables, the … Continue Reading →


Packing for Planes, Trains & Cruises

  • 2 April, 2015

By Heidi Putman, Putman Travel NC Are you the ‘pack night before’ traveler or the ‘pack days ahead’ traveler? For most, you’re a‘it depends’ traveler. It is true…it does depend…on … Continue Reading →