how to plant and care for a terrarium

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Bringing a bit of the outdoors in is always a good thing. Plants not only look great, but they also actively help clean the air we breathe. Keeping something green, lush, and growing doesn’t require a green thumb, however. A terrarium is a self-contained mini ecosystem that requires minimal care and upkeep and looks amazing. They can be as simple, or as complex, as you want to make them. At their most basic, they’re layers of soil and gravel topped with moss. Stop there, or add other plants and decorative items. You are limited only by your imagination. Continue reading

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home photography tips

You’ve just set your table for dinner; everything’s hot, stylish, and sustainable. Quick! Grab your smartphone and get a pic to post. Whether we’re showcasing our homes on social networking sites, or putting our house on the market, we’re in love with taking photos of our lives. Maybe you want to document that great DIY or renovation project, or show some great before and afters of your living room redecoration plans. If you’ve ever snapped a few pics and wondered how magazines and décor sites get those fabulous images, we’ve got some tips to help improve your home photography skills. And you don’t even need to know your f-stop from your shutter speed. Continue reading