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Reclaimed Pallets Gain Purpose – from Apartment Therapy

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Kevin lined up all gaps and used pavers to level and support the pallets. He then cut strips from 8-foot plywood to fill in the gaps and then nailed them into place and secured them to the neighboring pallets. After treating with water resistant stain, the deck was done. When all was said and done, it cost under $100.

published in Apartment Therapy

 

Top Things to do This Weekend – from Portland Monthly

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“From Bombino’s entrancing guitar licks to International Tabletop Day to some next-level, one-on-one theater, send out April with a bang.”

published in Portland Monthly

 

Decorating a Rental – from HGTV

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“Never one to follow the crowd, you beat to your own drum. You are full of life. Whether you’ve had a million adventures or your story is just starting, your home should be an expression of brilliant, glorious you. Only one thing stands in the way of expressing your style: a rental agreement that lays down physical limitations for a four-wall white box without character.”

“But look at this way: It’s a blank canvas that awaits your unique touch.”

 

published by HGTV

 

7 Tips to Grow Cut Flowers in a Tiny Garden

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“Cut flowers are the holy grail. No matter how small your garden, you should be able to grow enough to snip a bouquet’s worth every week without creating sad bald patches. The secret? Plan ahead–and plant ahead–with tips from Seattle-based Erin Benzakein of Floret Flower Farm, who grows more than 260 varieties of flowers.

“You don’t need a ton of space. Just a little spot,” she says. “If you pick the right varieties, and get your spot ready, you can do it.” Here’s how:”

published in Gardenista

 

Five Classic Portland Runs – from Portland Monthly

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“Oregon is, in many ways, the place where Americans started to run for fun. In 1967, iconic University of Oregon track coach Bill Bowerman’s Jogging was published, and many still credit the book with popularizing the sport in the US. Today’s Rose City runners continue the tradition with an assist from a thriving activewear scene—anchored, of course, by the company Bowerman cofounded, Nike. And, quite simply, our city offers so many beautiful places to run.”

published in Portland Monthly

 

Container Gardening for Cooks

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“When I decided to make a small kitchen garden, I jotted down a few ideas. I didn’t want too many pots (winter may be over, but a long, hot summer is coming), and I do tend to go overboard. I made a list of vegetables that didn’t require lots of horizontal space–or deep root systems…”

published in Rattlebridge Farms blog

 

Top Things to do This Weekend – from Portland Monthly

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“From feisty newsboys to wisdom from a pizza king to three days of heavy metal, the weekend is here and ready to be seized.”

published in Portland Monthly

 

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