March is here and with that we welcome the spring season. What better way to welcome spring then with a garden paradise. Scroll down and click the link to enter “The Great Garden Giveaway” sponsored by Smith & Hawken and Garden Design magazine. This is your chance to transform your garden with Smith & Hawken all-weather patio furniture, a two-year subscription to Garden Design magazine, a new plant collection from Proven Winners Color Choice, eco-friendly cast stone leaf pavers by Studio Replica, an all-in-one recycling center by Mode, and an autographed copy of Rebecca Cole’s book Paradise Found – all worth over $5,000!

If gardens aren’t your thing you’re still in luck! It’s time to get serious about saving energy and the planet and you can do you’re part with Serious Materials and the “Get Serious Challenge.” One lucky winner will walk away with a complete set of Serious Windows for their entire house plus a sliding door AND installation – all worth up to $15,000! Visit to enter and while you’re there, check out our Green Tip series presented by Serious Materials. They’re simple tips you can use to improve your life, save energy, save money, all while helping the planet.

Springtime means cleaning and sprucing-up around the old homestead. Check out our special article on homemade floor cleaners for all types of floors including vinyl, hardwood, ceramic tile, and more. Painting part of our Spring Spruce Up? We’ve included some great painting tips that will inexpensively and easily makeover your home – inside or out.

Don’t forget to Dig with Rebecca; workout with Karel; dine with Dom and stay dry with Dr. Roof. What a team!

Lots of great things are happening at On The House and its all here for you to save money, save energy, save time, and make your life a little easier. See you next month!

  Morris, James and Rebecca
  Morris and James Carey and Rebecca Cole

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Help The Economy and Receive up to $1,500 with SeriousWindows

The US economy needs a boost, and creating new jobs to make products targeted at saving energy can help the country get back on track while saving the environment. Serious Materials recently acquired the assets of former Kensington Windows based in Vandergrift, Pennsylvania. The plant is reopened, and the company welcomed former Kensington employees to Serious Materials.   Read more…

Applying Paint

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Homemade Floor Cleaners

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Stay Younger, Longer

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Everywhere we turn these days there is doom and gloom both in the media and all around us. Most of us know of someone affected by the crash in the housing market, and the stock markets. It is easy to slip into a negative way of thinking, so you ask yourself how do we turn this around?   Read more…


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Radio Show March Calendar

March 07
On The House is offering up more tips to help you conserve energy and more tips to help you save money. From the kitchen to the bedroom to the outside of your home, easy ways to start saving right away. Michael DeGinto of Evictor Products join the hosts to discuss a seasonal problem that he has a solution for.
March 14
More tips to share, this week Rebecca Cole shares desiging tips for downsizing and decorating trends for 2009. She'll also discuss ways to have a strong spring garden and the Carey Brothers will talk tools for your lawn & garden.
March 21
On The House is taking the show on the road, this time we'll be airing live from the San Francisco Flower & Garden Show. Tune into this special program to find out if she won Gold again plus tons of exciting news and interviews are in store.
March 28
Spring has offically arrived and On The House is getting you prepared. The Carey Brothers will share their seasonal maintenance checklist for spring. Make sure to listen to this show as regular maintenance is key to the longevity of your home and to prevent potenial breakdowns.

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Check out our new Green Tip series. Do you want to go green, but don't know how? This is your weekly guide to everything green. See it on
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In The Kitchen, with Dom DeLuiseIn The Kitchen with Dom DeLuise

Here are some of Dom’s best recipes for you and your family to enjoy over the next month!

Chicken Chow Mein — A Chinese dish with Italian flair!

Country Style Linguini — Nothin' like a home-cooked pasta dinner!

Salmon on a Skewer — Just like a salmon shishkabob!

Veggie Pasta — Mama Mia! This pasta dish will make you feel right at home.


Here are some of Rebecca’s best Gardening and Decorating tips to keep you busy indoors and out all month long!

Plant a Garden on Your Windowsill — Spring is far off but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a bit of greenery now.

Kitchen Design Ideas — Though stainless appliances are still the favorite upgrade choice consider bringing in a bit of warmth along with the shiny newness.

February Gardening “To-Do” List — Now is the time to complete winter tasks in preparation for spring. Check out this “to-do” list to get ready.

Mix Patterns Like a Pro — Remember when Mom told you stripes don’t go with florals? Well that was then, and this now.....Mixing it up is oh so current!

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