Summer has begun and that means our annual Great Backyard Giveaway is in full effect.  Enter our brand new contest to win up to $10,000 in prizes including a Venetian Pergola from Eden Arbors, Super Socket & Wrench Sets from Grip-Tite, and Wasps, Hornets & Yellowjackets  pest control prize packages from W·H·Y Trap.  Check out more about these wonderful sponsors in their featured articles.  The contest ends July 31st so hurry to OnTheHouse.com, click on the icon, and enter today!

To get your summer going we have loads of tips and advice to save energy this season.  Check out our latest project on how to install a ceiling fan, and if you already have one, we’ll tell you how to make sure its working properly.  Plus handy tips for caulking the outside of your home to keep the cool air inside, and your energy bill down.  Want more tips for saving energy?  Stop by the Green Tip series, presented by Serious Materials. Or want more green in your garden? Rebecca Cole has you covered with her Digging, Decorating, and Design Tips.  We also have Chef Jamie to help you entertain for those outdoor events and personal trainer Karel Nunnink to get you moving in the summer heat.

It’s summertime and On The House wants to help you enjoy the indoors as much as the outdoors with advice straight from the professionals!

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Radio Show July Calendar

July 03
Celebrate July 4th Weekend with On The House. This special edition of the radio show is a celebration of the best moments thus far in 2010. Advice, tips, and some laughs -- everything you've come to know and love from On The House.
July 10
On The House is back live! Fresh off of the July 4th Weekend, the Carey Brothers and Rebecca Cole are in-studio to help with all your home improvement questions. Whether its remodeling, repair, maintenance, gardening, or design, On The House has you covered.
July 17
Chef Jamie joins On The House to discuss champagne for wedding season with her Food, Wine & Entertaining Tip. Rebecca Cole talks gardening and design in her Digging, Decorating and Design segment. America's personal trainer, Karel Nunnink gets your health & fitness regime going in Karel's Korner.
July 24
Summer is in full effect and On The House wants to make it extra special. Tune-in to the radio show for free stuff including Grip-Tite Super Socket & Wrenches, W-H-Y Traps for insect control, and Tahoe Creamery ice cream. All you have to do is listen to the radio show and you can be a winner!
July 31
The Great Backyard ends, this is your last chance to enter the contest to win up to $10,000 in prizes! Be sure to catch this week's show for all the details.


On The House Events
Keep checking out our website www.OnTheHouse.com for more features & events throughout July:

There's still time to win the backyard of your dreams in the Great Backyard Giveaway.

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

Keeping your Garden Healthy Throughout Summer — Keeping your garden looking good and healthy throughout the summer is an easy task if you know what to do.

Top Garden Projects for June — Has the weather kept you from getting some of your spring gardening projects completed? Early June is not too late to get your summer gardening underway.

For the Right Garden, Plant the Right Plants - Go Native — Remember to go native. Native plants are the ones that have been growing naturally in your neck of the woods for centuries.

One Hour Home Makeover — Dream the impossible in one hour, to quickly makeover your home with little fuss and minimal time involved.


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Roasted Peppers — Roasted peppers…delicious in salads, omelets, pizzas, sandwiches and more and they’re so easy to make!

Summer Sunset Martinis — Martini for the Summer....yes please!

Summer Lemonade — Want to make the perfect summer lemonade, made with fresh-squeezed lemons with a delicate balance of sweet and thirst-quenching sour?

Cut Cholesterol — Diet is your first defense.


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GOOD WILL PLANTING — Plant a tree, save some energy, help the planet.

FILL’ ER UP — A tip on filling up your car's gas tank.

IF YOU CAN’T TAKE THE HEAT, GET OUT OF THE KITCHEN — Saving energy in the kitchen is easy as pie.

REUSEABLE FILTERS IN / DISPOSABLE FILTERS OUT — Air-conditioners and furnaces use filters which must be disposed of or cleaned.


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