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Swingin’ Ways to Reuse an Iron Gate or Fence

An iron fence reused as a valance

Here's a new use for an old iron gate: A valance to hang over a window. Image: Susan at

Take a look at these great ways to reuse old iron fencing. Read More

2,200 Exmark Riding Mowers Recalled

The recalled Exmark riding mower

Exmark riding mowers are being recalled because faulty bearings can cause crashes. Image: CPSC

More than 2,000 Exmark Quest riding lawn mowers have been recalled because faulty bearings can cause crashes. Read More

6 Green Terms: Which Ones Can You Trust?

Box of cleaning product with the term natural

"Natural" appears on many labels, but it doesn't necessarily mean the product is green. Image: Liz Foreman for HouseLogic

Does “natural” mean organic? Should you buy anything labeled “non-toxic”? Here are the truth and eco-facts about many of the green terms you find on product labels. Read More

Friday Five: Housing Markets, Buyers Adjust to New Normal

Home sales rise, foreclosures fall, and the latest national flood insurance deadline looms. Read More

9 Mom-Will-Love-You-Best Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day

Bugzooka, gardening gloves and dog dung vacuum

What would your mom like best — gardening gloves? A bug-killing device? Pet waste vacuum? Image: BugZooka, Inc., Gardener's Supply, Hammacher Schlemmer

Get creative this year with the gift you give the woman who created you. Here are some out-of-the-flower-box ideas for Mother’s Day gifts. Read More