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Call in the Calvary

Last Reply by BklynKinsey 1425080395.967 | Started by Dan Hughes in For the Home Talk, Hosts & Personalities, Among Friends

I usually try to avoid using chemicals in my own household cleaning projects but there are times when you just have to call in the Calvary. Let me tell you a little story about something I found many years ago that has never disappointed me in its results. Some of you may know that my passion is automobiles.  So much so, that two years ago I opened a small auto restoration shop as a way of keeping the art form alive and also being able to employ the best in the business.  It can be very dirty work some times.   De-greasing a fifty year old motor takes something a little str... Continue Reading

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Cleaning Hardwood & Laminate Floors

Last Reply by Sunniegirl 1424474271.15 | Started by Dan Hughes in For the Home Talk, Hosts & Personalities, Among Friends

No one's hobby is mopping or cleaning floors, even for a neat freak like myself. Your floors are the biggest real estate in your home and for most of us the biggest time consumer in terms of cleaning.  It doesn't have to be that way. Let's talk hardwood or laminate floors today and next week we will discuss how to resolve the bigger issues like discoloration and stains.   Wood floors add a warmth and beauty to a home but we forget some times that it is a natural product and needs special care.  The best part is they are easy to keep looking nice. Always vacuum or du... Continue Reading

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Remodeling Kitchen Cabinets into a TV Stand

Last Reply by Pie1993 1423003238.817 | Started by Dan Hughes in For the Home Talk, Hosts & Personalities, Among Friends

I thank everyone who took the time to read my latest blogs on Redecorating, Home remodeling and the Room design. Let me say I don't consider myself to be an expert but with many projects now under my belt I have found some creative ways to save some time and definitely save money.  In one of my recent blogs we showed some pictures of the new "Man Cave" here on the farm.  I have received a lot of questions on how we did the large television stand and I wanted to share a tip with you.  With armoires no longer fitting the popular big screen TV's and storage always be... Continue Reading

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How to Paint Like a Pro:

Last Reply by Irish1210 1421368622.847 | Started by Dan Hughes in For the Home Talk, Hosts & Personalities, Among Friends

How to Paint Like a Pro: This is the time of year for indoor projects.  Few things are as gratifying as changing the whole look and feel of a room with a simple, inexpensive can of paint.  It is a simple D.Y.I project that most of us can tackle in a day or weekend.  The wall I recently painted was due to a pipe from our shower busting.  Not fun.  But that's just life in an old farm house.  I repaired the leak, patched the wall and now we’re ready for paint. Before you begin, do a little planning.  Get all your supplies together first. Paint. A goo... Continue Reading

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The Making of a "Man Cave"

Last Reply by Helen Bach 1422147181.857 | Started by Dan Hughes in For the Home Talk, Hosts & Personalities, Among Friends

When it turns cold outside we tend to redirect our thoughts to the inside of our homes. This is the busiest season for basement and room remodeling.   Hey Guys, what about that man cave you always wanted?   The floor space doesn't have to be large to truly enjoy a little "Guy Time" and a place you can call your own.  Here are few tips I have learned in my own remodeling projects that have become the “envy” of anyone with a "Y” chromosome.  Now, first remember that you are the King of your Castle, the Master of your Doma... Continue Reading

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White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Started by Dan Hughes in Kitchen & Food Talk, Recipe Swap, Hosts & Personalities 1418839814.613

I am a pretty simple guy and not much for fancy cookies.  Give me old fashioned sugar cookies and I’m happy.  But how about a bit of white chocolate to add to the fun, enjoy one of my favorite recipes.. it's easy, unless you burn the first batch!   White Chocolate Chip Cookies Ingredients 2-1/2 cups flour 1-1/2 cups powdered sugar 1 cup softened butter 1 tsp baking powder 2 eggs 1 tsp vanilla extract Bag of white chocolate chips Directions:  Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Beat butter and sugar until smooth. Add eggs, one at a time; then vanilla. Add flo... Continue Reading

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MY Cat Louie

Last Reply by moon river 1420562301.553 | Started by Dan Hughes in Pet Lovers, Hosts & Personalities, Among Friends

  Do you believe in Christmas miracles? Well here is one for yah. Kelly and I are "dog" people. You have probably seen photos of our four legged family members. But there is one resident here I have not told you much about. His name is Louie and he is MY cat. I say that only because as sweet and loving as Kelly is towards all of God's creatures, for some reason this cat hates her. He never misses and opportunity to bite her ankles whenever she walks by. And it's not just her, Louie hates everybody. When we rescued him 10 years ago he had a piece missing from his ear from a fight he prob... Continue Reading

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WHY do we decorate for Christmas?

Last Reply by GOLDIEGIRL 1418622665.837 | Started by Dan Hughes in For the Home Talk, Hosts & Personalities, Holiday Advice

  Well Thursday November 20th at 10:00 AM I have my last edition of Home for the Holidays with Dan show, for the year. So I thought for a moment that maybe we should just talk about why we decorate for Christmas.  After all, the whole show is dedicated to Christmas lights, and trees, and things that sparkle and shine. And I am not talking about my usual history lessons on who did what and when they first did it, (Although, Martin Luther was credited with being the first to bring a tree into his home and lighting it for the holiday back in the 16th century). NO, I want to discus... Continue Reading

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Decorating with Holiday Lights

Last Reply by Bjan 1416304353.323 | Started by Dan Hughes in For the Home Talk, Hosts & Personalities, Holiday Advice

Thank you to everyone who participated in last week’s Home for the Holidays show and chat.  We will be doing a show every Thursday at 10:00 EST and hopefully live chats as well, as it gives me an opportunity to answer some of your decorating questions and maybe pass on a suggestion or two.   There were several similar questions that came in, so let me answer a few of them for you here and we will continue to listen intently to your requests in the coming weeks.   Let me start with wreaths and garlands.  Simply put the greatest invention in my mind for decorating.&... Continue Reading

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Pre-Planning your Holiday Lights & Decorations

Last Reply by dardon 1413154473.16 | Started by Dan Hughes in For the Home Talk, Hosts & Personalities, Holiday Advice

That time of year is approaching fast and a little pre-planning on your part can really help to make your holiday lighting project a lot easier. Let me guide you through what I do each year and maybe one or two tips can help you.  Not only can a game plan reduce some of the usual frustration, but also could mean less time up on a ladder later.  (Stringing the lights on the QVC outside set) on yes one of our Little Giant Ladders..) Now before I begin let me say I don't expect you to go to the extremes, I do.  First, because you are probably sane, and for me, th... Continue Reading

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