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Digging Deep with Goddess Gardener, Cynthia Brian
"All through the long winter I dream of my garden. On the first warm day of Spring I dig my fingers deep into the soft earth. I can feel its energy, and my spirits soar." - Helen Hayes
My ...
By Cynthia Brian

Feng Shui
Now that spring is truly here, are you feeling inspired by all the local color?
Nature-inspired color is the real purpose of balanced feng shui in your home - color that mirrors the ...
By Michele Duffy

Papa John talks chickens
Papa John is once again helping Lafayette residents with their chickens. As he has done many times before, this spring John Kiefer - better known to most as Papa John - is running workshops from his Lafayette home, sharing his extensive knowledge of chickens.
By Pippa Fisher

Cynthia Brian's Gardening Guide for March
"Truth is rarely written in ink. It lives in nature." - Martin H. Fischer
It all started with a box of toothpicks.
By Cynthia Brian

Savvy looks increase bookshelf interest
One of the questions I often get asked is how to style bookshelves without making them look cluttered. For the most part bookshelves are meant for books, right? But lately we are seeing a trend of having shelves look a little more stylish and less like a library. ...By Amanda Eck

Growing their backyard garden
Sharon Metcalf's "little babies" are consigned to her backyard, and although recent nights have been frosty, her "babies" are staying nice and warm. Their nursery is a greenhouse shed on a raised platform on a Moraga hillside.
By Cathy Dausman

Digging Deep with Cynthia Brian
In the first three months of the year, we get to be bystanders at numerous red carpet events. Hello awards season! The Golden Globes, People’s Choice, Screen Actors Guild Awards, the Grammy’s, and the Oscars are all highlights. Add the Olympics to this year’s lineup ...By Cynthia Brian

Springtime is swarm season for honeybees
Swarming is when thousands of honeybees fly together in search of a new home. Swarming is a natural part of the honeybee lifecycle in spring and summer. Swarms fill the sky with a buzzing, swirling cloud of honeybees. Look up! A swarm is an amazing sight.
Submitted by Janet Kaidantzis

Feng Shui
While love should fill every day and every moment of our lives - not just on the annual special occasions - these times can pointedly serve as a useful reminder to refresh and recharge certain areas of our lives and homes for the better. The feng shui of the master ...By Michele Duffy

Piping problems
Plumbing runs largely unseen through our homes, serving to bring us comfort and cleanliness. "Plumb' is from the Latin "plumbum" for lead, because in the early days of plumbing that's the material that was used for piping. Lead was cheap, easy to form, easy to solder, ...By B. B. Kaye

Digging Deep with Cynthia Brian
"The human spirit needs places where nature has not been rearranged by the hand of man." ~Source Unknown
Completely covered by tangles of roots and vines, it is only in recent years that ...
By Cynthia Brian

At home with Amanda
February is always an odd month for me; I am still savoring the cold quiet dark evenings of winter, yet longing for the warm days of spring. So since we are still in the throes of dark chilly nights, I thought I would share my top five tips for creating a cozy and ...By Amanda Eck

Repeat remodelers love life on the trail
When it comes to home remodeling, Courtney and Steve Love have amassed a lifetime of experience in a mere 15 years.
The Loves' serial remodeling story began in Burlingame, while living ...
By Cathy Dausman

Cynthia Brian's Gardening Guide for February
"That which we call a rose by any other word would smell as sweet." - William Shakespeare, "Romeo and Juliet"
Roses are red and pink, salmon, yellow, orange, purple, white, mauve, and are ...
By Cynthia Brian

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