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  • LED lights the next big thing in holiday lighting

    By Jennifer Mulson jen.mulson@gazette.com -
    Updated: 7 hr ago

    hursday might say Thanksgiving on the calendar, but it's also unofficially known as "the national it's OK to turn your lights on day," said Brian Zakavec, owner of High Altitude Holiday Lighting. That gives you five days to locate the boxes of lights, unsnarl them, check that they...

  • Coming Friday: The Gazette's holiday lights map

    Published: Sat, Nov 22, 2014

    Tis the season to shine your lights! We would love to showcase your hard work, whether you're a novice or the next Clark Griswold. Starting Friday, The Gazette will launch its interactive holiday lights map at gazette.com/holidaylights. So nominate yourself or a friend. Even that...

  • Gifts you can use - and use up

    The Associated Press -
    Published: Sat, Nov 22, 2014

    The holiday catalogs and gift guides are starting to pour in, full of wonderful stuff to wrap for friends and family. But what about those who don't want more stuff? Small-space dwellers don't have room for much. Seniors might not either, or might not want the burden of more things at...

  • Around the House: Itchy skin not only thing that will benefit from humidifying house

    Published: Sat, Nov 22, 2014

    Dear Ken: We need a humidifier. We are tired of itchy skin and being stuffed up all the time. Can you tell us what to look for? - Lucy Answer: The newest versions of whole house humidifiers are self-cleaning and have no moving parts. Gone are those old rotating foam drums and...

  • Colorado Springs area home and garden events starting Nov. 22

    Published: Sat, Nov 22, 2014

    HOME AND 
GARDEN 
CALENDAR TUESDAY Fall Floral Class - Learn how to make a centerpiece for holiday table and table décor, 3-4:30 p.m., Garden of the Gods Gourmet, 410 S. 26th St., $40 Registration: 471-2799. Dec. 4 Simple Toilet Repairs - 10-11:30 a.m., Colorado Springs Senior...

  • Around the house: Consider different options for painting garage floor

    By name newspaper -
    Published: Sat, Nov 15, 2014

    Dear Ken: I would like to paint my garage floor. Which material would be best? - John Answer: There are several choices. Let's go down the food chain. The ultimate is an epoxy finish. This is the most resilient and, frankly, the prettiest. But it's also the most difficult,...

  • Year-round gardening: Have your Christmas tree serve double duty

    By Fredricka Bogardus Colorado Master Gardener -
    Published: Sat, Nov 15, 2014

    Decorating a living Christmas tree in your home during the holidays and planting it later can be done, but it takes some planning - and a little bit of luck. This is a risky business, but if you are careful, you can get double duty out of such a tree - both holiday cheer and wonderful...

  • Colorado Springs area home and garden events starting Nov. 15, 2014

    Published: Sat, Nov 15, 2014

    HOME & GARDEN CALENDAR Saturday Silk Flower Centerpiece for the Home - 11 a.m., Library 21c, 1175 Chapel Hills Drive, free; ppld.org. NOV. 25 Fall Floral Class - Learn to make a centerpiece for holiday table, table décor, 3-4:30 p.m., Garden of the Gods Gourmet, 410 S. 26th St.,...

  • Scrapbooking remains a passion for many in Colorado Springs

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Published: Sat, Nov 15, 2014

    Whatever happened to the scrapbooking craze? For longtime fans like Mona Szoke, it's alive and well. "Once you get going on it, it's addictive," said the stay-at-home mom from Colorado Springs. "It's a way to get away from everything. It's very therapeutic." Although scrapbooking...

  • Built-in or portable? Choosing the right generator

    By DIANA MARSZALEK The Associated Press -
    Updated: Sat, Nov 15, 2014

    Home generators have gone from luxury items to mainstream ones. Prices have decreased, thanks to growing demand and cheaper technology. But the idea of buying and installing one can be daunting, mainly because there are so many variables to consider. Much depends on how much you want...

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