Get Your Mind Into the Gutter

Hurricane season can be brutal in Southeast Louisiana. Even if we dodge the major bullets, chances are, by the end of the season, we’ve withstood at least a few storms, with all the leaves and debris accumulation that goes along with them. And your gutters have paid the price. For proper gutter maintenance, you need […] read more

Mums Not the Only Word: Fall Flowers & Foliage

When it comes to updating your yard and garden with plants and flowers to reflect the palette and personality of the season, there are plenty of fall options that don’t limit you to chrysanthemums. While there’s certainly nothing wrong with this ubiquitous old standby and its myriad of hues, it’s worth it to browse through […] read more

No More Warring Over Flooring

It’s an eternal debate in the home improvement arena — carpet versus flooring. Which is better? Which adds value? Which detracts? Well, as it turns out, there are plenty of pros and cons for each. Hardwood, tile, and laminate options are often credited with being more hypo-allergenic, while many people prefer carpet for noise reduction […] read more

Bugging Out: Take Control of Those Mosquitoes

We’re always bragging about our a fabulous South Louisiana weather, aren’t we? Along with great cuisine and colorful culture, our extended summers and mild winters are certainly great perks, but there’s one drawback: mosquitoes! Jokingly referred to as our state bird, mosquitoes are certainly annoying, but they can also transmit illnesses, like the dreaded Zika […] read more

Superb Herbs: Growing a Cocktail Herb Garden

With the rise of the “craft cocktail,” people are getting more and more experimental with their ingredients, often infusing herbs into the liquor or muddling them right in the glass. If you’re not exactly an enthusiastic gardener, this may be just the right incentive you need to give it a whirl. You can use almost […] read more

Brawny Blossoms: 8 Flowers That Can Take the Heat

Summertime means lots of outdoor entertaining. If you’re looking to pretty up your patio or beautify your backyard before your next barbecue or brunch soiree, there are two things you should keep in mind: Flowers add color and character to any outdoor space. Summer in Louisiana can be brutal for any living thing, let alone […] read more

Recipe: Popsicles for Pets

Peanut Butter Pet-sicles (courtesy of the Humane Society) Refreshing popsicles for pets can be made out of all kinds of things they normally eat, like treats or even watered-down wet food. This recipes calls for peanut butter, preferably unsalted and unsweetened. Be sure it doesn’t contain any kind of xylitol, which is toxic to dogs. […] read more