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Perfect Treehouse

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For kids, building a tree house can become an obsession. A private place to call their own, a high perch from which to watch the world, who can blame them?


Obviously, building a tree house is no small task--it must be...

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Mom, Take Back Your Car!

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You used to be a stickler for keeping a clean car, but after that first milkshake stain, things went awry. And is there even a cure for the smell of mildew? There is, and we've got it. You're on your way to a sweet ride.

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Odor Patrol for Fabrics, Carpeting, and More

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It's difficult to enjoy your castle when its being ruled by the odor from the kitty litter. But don't toss out the cat -- we've got solutions, and they won't break the bank.

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Cutting Costs on Home Improvement Projects

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Tips from an Expert On Cutting Home Improvement Project Costs

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Creating Kitchen Decor with Little Ones' Artwork

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You've been wanting to decorate your kitchen with some artwork in greens and blues ... Your child just brought home a painting he did in school titled "Green Apple" ... You're starting to get an idea ... Encase your child's artwork in a nice frame to protect it and brighten your living spaces. You can always commission him to paint "Blueberries" to complete your color scheme.

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It Takes a Village ... To Host a Kids' Birthday Party

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Thinking about going all out for your tykes party? Lisa Scott's experience may have you rethinking your elaborate plan.

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Do-It-Yourself Manicure

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According to a recent poll of ModernMom.com readers, almost 70% said they rarely (as in less than twice a year) get manicures. With our hectic schedules, it's no wonder there's often no time to head out to the...

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Trust the Experts

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"The Experts' Guide to Life at Home" -- In her first book, "The Experts' Guide to 100 Things Everyone Should Know How To Do," Samantha Ettus tapped the world's most knowledgable folks for insights into mastering the little things in life that are often invariably the hardest to accomplish. This time around, she once again brings together 100 renowned experts who share their proficiency and know-how to show you not only how to make your home more beautiful, but "how to live more happily in it."

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