Melissa

Melissa

Stories by Melissa

‘Green’ Backyard Tip: ‘Green’ Grilling

Aug 12, 2014

Nothing says summer like firing up the grill to cook an outdoor feast. Keep Mother Nature in mind with these eco-friendly grilling tips:  

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‘Green’ Backyard Tip: DIY Torches

Aug 12, 2014

Light up your backyard with style by creating your very own torches. Just use empty wine bottles and a few other items to create these unique lights:

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‘Green’ Backyard Tip: Eco-Friendly Picnic

Aug 12, 2014

Having a backyard party? Don’t automatically rush out and buy paper napkins, plastic tableware or a disposable tablecloth. Use the ideas below for a more eco-friendly – and wallet-friendly – party: Source: http://makezine.com/projects/frisbee-plate/

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Green Tips For A Better Barbecue: Creating An Eco-Friendly Oasis

Aug 12, 2014

Planning a summer soiree? With a little creativity and some things you already have around the house, you can transform your yard into a green paradise. Check out these quick tips, from grilling and decorating to conserving water and making your own Tiki torches, that will get your earth-friendly party started. Turn an Old Chest […]

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Get Your Green On: 6 Eco-friendly Back-To-School Tips

Aug 05, 2014

Whether you’re green to the roots or just jumping on the eco-friendly bandwagon, these easy back-to-school tips require little effort and make a big difference when it comes to avoiding waste. And, as if helping the earth isn’t incentive enough, these tricks can have a positive effect on your wallet, too. Count Those Container Uses […]

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All the Buzz: Backyard Beekeeping Basics

Aug 01, 2014

Honeybee hives are typically found in the cavities of trees, the crevices of rocks and other mostly inaccessible locations. But, as more people adopt beekeeping as a hobby, hives are increasingly taking shape in boxes lined up neatly on urban rooftops and in suburban backyards. Here’s what you need to know to decide if backyard […]

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Made in the Shade: Sun Protection for Your Backyard

Aug 01, 2014

It’s summer: The time of year when most of us kick off our shoes and opt for a little fun in the sun. We dutifully apply our sunscreen and wear wide-brimmed hats to help limit any harm from sun exposure while at the beach or the water park. But, according to the Skin Cancer Foundation, […]

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Buying a Vacation Home in Colorado

Jul 31, 2014

Summer is a popular season for buying a vacation home in the Colorado Rockies, says Denver-area Realtor Bryan Messick. But, he says, finding the right place requires careful research, good financial planning and smart execution. Here are some things to consider if you’re in the market for a second home in the mountains — as […]

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Poll: How Much Do You Know About Chicago’s Watering Laws?

Jul 31, 2014

Each city has its own set of laws and restrictions when it comes to keeping yards hydrated. For example, some cities only allow people to water lawns every other weekend or only on a certain day of the week. Are you following your city’s laws? Visit the City of Chicago’s official website for more information […]

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Poll: How Much Do You Know About Denver’s Watering Laws?

Jul 31, 2014

We know it takes work to keep those picturesque landscapes looking green, but how much do you know about the dos and don’ts of Denver’s watering laws? Visit the Denver Water website for more information on watering laws.

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