The Chaise: A Long History

Originally Published on April 27, 2016. Last Updated on December 8, 2021. Marilyn Monroe drapes her voluptuous curves across a chaise lounge as she gazes seductively into the camera snapping her photo. Roman senators sip plum-colored wine from cage cups as they recline on similar chairs. French courtesans adjust their bodices, fanning themselves as they catch a short rest. They’re popular both as interior furniture … Continue reading The Chaise: A Long History


8 Spring Yard Cleanup Tips

Originally Published on April 20, 2016. Last Updated on July 28, 2020. Bees buzz about lazily, lighting on leaves. Trees that were bare two months ago suddenly burst with bright green leaves. Colorful flowers open each morning to greet the day. While the ushering in of spring not only promises warmer weather and longer, light-filled days, it also means backyard barbecues, plenty of outdoor play … Continue reading 8 Spring Yard Cleanup Tips


The Lay of the Lawn: Fun & Games for the Entire Family

Originally Published on April 13, 2016. Last Updated on October 21, 2020. In the past, the backyard served as a virtual playroom waiting to be explored. It served as the baseball diamond, the volleyball court, a racecourse for the neighborhood kids. These days it seems that the hours we spend inside are directly proportional to the number of technological devices we possess. So as spring … Continue reading The Lay of the Lawn: Fun & Games for the Entire Family


Celebrating Earth Day 2016

Originally Published on April 4, 2016. Last Updated on April 19, 2016. This year marks Earth Day’s 46th anniversary! The idea for a national day to focus on the environment came to Earth Day founder Gaylord Nelson, then a U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, after witnessing the ravages of the 1969 massive oil spill in Santa Barbara, California. On April 22,1970 (a day between students’ Spring Break … Continue reading Celebrating Earth Day 2016

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No-Fuss Cleaning Tips from Trex Outdoor Furniture

Originally Published on April 1, 2016. Last Updated on June 4, 2021. Remember when, as a kid, you couldn’t wait to grow up and do exciting adult things like staying up late, watching what you want on TV, and eating whatever you want without anyone there to tell you what to do? At age five, or 10, or 15, growing up seemed like such a … Continue reading No-Fuss Cleaning Tips from Trex Outdoor Furniture