How to Attract Birds and Bird Feeding Tips

How to Attract Birds and Bird Feeding Tips

There are over 220 bird species that call Maryland home, and hundreds more travel through the region without nesting. But, with so many birds flying around, why aren’t more stopping by your backyard bird bath or feeder? After all, you invested time and money into creating a bird-watching oasis, and you want them to use it. Here are a few ways to welcome birds to your yard, as well as some tips for bird feeding once they arrive.

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Chalk Paint Projects to Try

Chalk Paint Projects to Try

It’s time to get those creative juices flowing and put your paint brushes to good use. This time, we’re talking about DIY chalk paint projects. Chalk paint is a thick, matte paint that’s used to make furniture appear aged or distressed. If you’re always thrifting vintage pieces or you can’t seem to get enough rustic farmhouse décor, then chalk paint is right up your alley. It’s not to be confused with chalkboard paint, which is for those fun feature walls you can draw on. Instead, let’s dive into some unique and creative ways to use chalk paint around the home.

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Ways to Honor the Fallen on Memorial Day

Ways to Honor the Fallen on Memorial Day

How does your family honor the fallen on Memorial Day? It’s important to join together and remember the brave men and women who gave their lives for us. Of course, there are lots of creative ways to commemorate the holiday, including fun activities and craft projects to teach the kids about the significance of the day. Here are some of our favorite Memorial Day activities to celebrate and honor the fallen.

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5 DIY St. Patrick’s Day Decorations

5 DIY St. Patrick’s Day Decorations

Feeling lucky yet? You don’t have to be Irish to join in on the holiday fun. Just grab something green and gear up for St. Patrick’s Day on March 17th with a few fun DIY crafts. Below, we’ve compiled a list of creative St. Patrick’s Day decorations that you and the kids can make to spruce up your home.

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Transform Your Cabinets with New Hardware

Transform Your Cabinets with New Hardware

Ready to give your cabinets a new look? Upgrades don’t have to be difficult or expensive. In fact, sometimes the smallest changes can have the biggest impact. Instead of a complete remodel, just swap out the cabinet hardware to make your kitchen or bath feel like new. All you need is some DIY inspiration and a few tools to transform your cabinets. And, Cape Ace Hardware can help with both. Here’s a list of our favorite do-it-yourself cabinet hardware projects.

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Tips to Conserve Heat This Winter

Tips to Conserve Heat This Winter

Maryland winters bring snowstorms and less-than-pleasant temperatures. Before the winter weather truly kicks in this season, you’ll want to double check that your inside space is ready to conserve heat. From quick repairs to regular maintenance, there are many simple, low-cost solutions to winter-proofing your home. Follow these tips to keep your house at a comfortable temperature without cranking the thermostat.

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How to Install Weather Stripping on Windows

How to Install Weather Stripping on Windows

Is your home prepared to stand up against the upcoming cold weather? Well, there’s an easy, inexpensive way to immediately help keep your house warm. We’re talking about adding new weather stripping on your windows. Weather stripping prevents the windows from getting drafty, and it’s a nice upgrade to the old strips you’re currently using. Follow these step-by-step instructions to get started.   

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How to Care for Your Fresh-Cut Christmas Tree

How to Care for Your Fresh-Cut Christmas Tree

Everywhere you go, you’re surrounded by a festive atmosphere. Cheery songs are being played, and red and green decorations are strewn about. Which can only mean one thing – it’s the holiday season. And, when it comes time to decorate your own home, putting up a Christmas tree is a beloved family tradition. However, if you plan to bring home a fresh-cut Christmas tree this year, there are some things you need to know. 

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3 Easy Wall Art Projects for Your Home

3 Easy Wall Art Projects for Your Home

If you have an empty wall that you just don’t know what to do with, get creative with some DIY wall art projects. They’re the perfect way to add personality and style to any room. Whether you just moved into a new home or simply want to change up the décor, now’s a perfect time.

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Proper Installation of Smoke Alarms and CO Alarms

Proper Installation of Smoke Alarms and CO Alarms

Smoke alarms are one of the best ways to protect yourself and your family from fire and gas. Alarms are small, fairly easy to install, and can help save your life in the event of an emergency. However, it’s important to install and maintain them correctly. Otherwise, they may not work as well as they should. Here are some tips regarding the installation of smoke alarms and CO alarms in your home.

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