Daffodils for Life!

Daffodils for Life!

15 May 2017 0 Comments

This past fall, I planted 200 daffodils all over the yard! It was a ton of work because the bulbs need to be planted deep into the ground, at least 2-3 inches. I remember my forearms aching after that job. It took about 4 hours, too. And boy oh boy was it all worth it! Because
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Is your chimney safe?

01 May 2017 0 Comments

I love chimneys! They add old-fashioned charm and bring warmth to a home. But, somehow, they’re overlooked when buying or renovating a home. Such is the case with ours – there isn’t a fire place in the Cottage but the chimney was used to provide heat to the entire house via forced air through an oil furnace. So
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Paint! Great For Freshening Up Your Kitchen

17 Apr 2017 0 Comments

There’s nothing I love more than a fresh coat of white paint! The 2-bedroom cottage’s kitchen really needed a freshening up. After years of bacon grease and other stuff, the wall behind the oven was looking pretty gross! So being a clean freak, I couldn’t take it any longer and was determined to make it
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It’s Yard Cleaning Time!

03 Apr 2017 0 Comments

With springtime there’s always Yard Cleaning Time! I love being able to finally enjoy doing yard work and sitting outside again. After a long winter, one of the first steps for cleaning your yard is racking. Make sure you’re got a sturdy rack – there are always a ton of branches, twigs and leaves, and they can be
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Clean Energy for Extreme Weather

06 Mar 2017 0 Comments

All around the world there have been massive storms and upside down temperatures. We’ve been getting our own extreme weather in Lake Placid too. During the month of February it was 60 degrees and dropped to 15 degrees in the same day! This created a serious wind and ice storm that left Lake Placid looking like a bomb went
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Is It Time To Patch Your Grass?

01 Sep 2016 0 Comments

Do you have any holes in your lawn? If you do, then it’s probably time to patch your grass! Here are a few simple steps to patch your lawn when it needs an overhaul. You’ll need fresh dirt, seed, fertilizer, and hay (or old grass): First, break up all the dirt that’s there and remove
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Setting Up Your Flower Boxes For Planting

31 May 2016 0 Comments

Now that the flower boxes are done, we’re ready to set them up for planting. To preserve the boxes, I like to put foil inside them. When you’re doing this, there are a few things to be conscious of. Make sure to use thick foil since it will be in the boxes for a very long time.
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How to Make Handmade Flower Boxes

16 May 2016 0 Comments

As a celebration for buying GO-Cottage many years ago, we decided it was time to remove our old, broken down flower boxes and build new handmade ones. After 80 years or more, the boxes were literally falling off the cottage! There was no way I was going to plant fresh flowers in them another year. Being DIY-ers
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The Best Organic Cleaning Products

18 Apr 2016 0 Comments

Now that it’s spring cleaning time, it’s important to use the best organic cleaning products! I look for products that are hypoallergenic, organic, and good for the environment. They clean just as well! I love Method, Greenworks, Meyers, and Seventh Generation. One of my favorite earth-friendly products is Seventh Generation’s laundry detergent, which doesn’t contain any
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It’s Spring Cleaning time!

05 Apr 2016 0 Comments

April means… spring cleaning time! When you own and manage a vacation home rental, you better make sure you love cleaning. You do a lot of it, even if you have great housekeepers like we do. Nobody sees what you see. Personally, I love cleaning and the immediate gratification it gives you. It’s also great
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