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Home office: purpose and plans

Home office: purpose and plans

Another apartment, another home office. Couple that with my cubicle changes at my last job, and this will be the fourth work area I've worked in (and shown you) in the year-and-a-half since I started this blog (see 1, 2 and 3).

My last home office was...how should I say it...ideal. It was bright, spacious, and organized. I loved the heck out of it, and wish that I could have worked from home more instead of using it just on weekends and holidays. Now that I am using the home office everyday, I'm trying to incorporate what I loved about my last space to create a neat and productive space here.

Cool Your Energy Costs with Trees

Cool Your Energy Costs with Trees

In addition to its universal appeal, shade trees can also help reduce your summer energy costs. If you plant the right tree in the right spot, you can save between 20 and 40 percent on your home cooling costs. With Roseville Electric’s Shade Tree rebate program, we make it easy for you to select trees that are right for your home, and your energy bill.

Participating in the shade tree program is easy. Simply go to your favorite nursery or home and garden store and select any deciduous tree best suited to provide shade and complement your landscaping.

Office supply of the month | Sticky notes

Office supply of the month | Sticky notes

I can't believe it's taken me a long time to get to one of my favorite office supplies ever, but I think it's mostly because I see sticky notes as less of an office supply and more of a life tool. It's true—in my home office, I have an entire desktop organizer dedicated to various sizes and colors of sticky notes

That white drawers on the left by the lamp is exclusively for sticky notes. Flags go in the top drawer, small rectangular notes in the middle, and regular 3"x3" notes and specialty size notes (stars, footballs, etc.) on the bottom.

Get Gardening and Irrigation Questions Answered Every Friday at the WEL Garden

 Get Gardening and Irrigation Questions Answered Every Friday at the WEL Garden

Coinciding with the kick off of spring, a San Juan conservation technician will be available in the Water Efficient Landscape (WEL) garden to answer irrigation questions and provide gardening tips every Friday, from 1-4 p.m. San Juan invites curious customers and seasoned gardeners to come with questions about pruning, irrigation techniques, plant selection and more!

“Landscape irrigation accounts for 70 percent of customer water use in the summer,” said Shauna Lorance, San Juan general manager. “That’s why we offer our customers free workshops and rebates so they can reduce their water use and save money on their water bills.”

The WEL Garden is used to demonstrate how to conserve water, while still maintaining a stunning and unique landscape. Located at the San Juan Water District offices, the Garden is open for self guided tours every Monday through Friday; from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Organic Living

Organic Living

Organic Living Is there REALLY a difference between organically grown and conventionally grown foods?  What is conventionally grown food?  It seems that everyone wonders what the answers to these questions are - so you’re not alone!
 
**YES!  There’s definitely a difference between organically grown food and conventionally grown food.  Conventionally grown food is just a fancy name for the ‘regular’ food that you buy at the grocery store with no specifications on the package about it being organic.  To be legally labeled “Certified Organic,” the farms need to be free of herbicides, pesticides and fungicides for a given amount of time.  This amount of time depends on the organic classification that the farm has.  Essentially what this means is that there is nothing added to help the food grow faster, grow larger or fill your body

Gallery showcase: The Ayana Bath Caddy

Gallery showcase: The Ayana Bath Caddy

Our friend Ms Lady Goats has done it again!  She literally built this fine friend the day it posted!  I adore the color, and I’m pretty fond of the final use for it, that she settled on…


What would you use it for?


I was thinking this would be fabulous for my own personal needs to make it a tad wider and use it for filing and paper!


Free DIY Furniture Plans for this unit can be found here…and to read about her build, visit her here~