|Volume 1, Issue 11||May 2004|
As snow turns to rain and rain to sunshine, the season change reminds us that it's time once again to begin our spring attack on the unsightly mess that invariably builds up each year during our homes' annual winter in captivity. You know the kind of yuck we're talking about - the fireplace soot, kitchen grease and bathroom mildew that build up when your home's windows and doors are kept closed. Read More...
An easy way to reduce home energy consumption — which leads to reduced costs — is to add insulation in attics or walls. While most homeowners tend to think about insulation in the fall or winter to keep heating bills low, it's equally relevant to add insulation in the summer to help offset energy costs from air conditioning or home cooling. Johns Manville Formaldehyde-free fiber glass insulation is a terrific product that provides acoustical and indoor air quality benefits in addition to its thermal/energy efficiency properties. Plus, with product offerings such as ComfortTherm(R) encapsulated formaldehyde-free batts and rolls, you'll experience virtually no itch or dust during handling.
Studies have shown that 40 cents of every dollar is wasted because of inefficient windows. How can you make a difference? One way is by using foam sealants. A great example is Great Stuff Pro Window and Door foam, which is designed to air-seal the gap between a window or door and its rough opening. Its special low pressure formula provides permanent insulation around windows and doors without distorting or bowing the frames.
Here's what is coming up this month on our show!
May 8th - In-studio interview with Dave MacClellan on his Spring Home Checklist. Later in the program, we will have a phone interview with Todd Lawson, author of The House To Ourselves.
May 15th - The Carey Bros. will be broadcasting from the National Hardware Show in Las Vegas!
May 22nd - We will have a phone interview with Mike Daniels of Air Vent. Later in the program, we'll be speaking with Terry Kennedy, author of Fix It Before It Breaks.
May 29th - We will have a phone interview with the folks at Therma-Tru. They'll be telling us all about home entryways and doors.
Here are some of Dom's best recipes for you and your family to enjoy over the next month!
Tiramisu — This recipe is so quick and easy that it will be done with a snap of your ladyfingers!
Jambalaya — Take one bite of this and you'll feel like you're back in New Orleans!
Corn Muffins — Little Miss Muffet loved Dom's muffins!
Italian Pork Chops — Apple sauce goes great with these!
Over the centuries, flowers and plants have been used to convey many messages and have been assigned a variety of meanings. Often during the Victorian era, gardeners would choose their plantings based on the meanings rather than the appearance, allowing them to create a specific significance, idea, or point. The same definitions were used to create bouquets with special meanings (this was most common during courting.)