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Clutter Be Damned

Written by Bakersfield Magazine

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There’s one springtime duty that many of us put off until the last minute: closet maintenance.

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Enjoying Old Age

Written by Bakersfield Magazine

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It seems like everything is being labeled an antique these days. Heck, the first cellular telephone is considered an antique by some.

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Get Your Green On

Written by Lynn Pitts

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Everyone should have friends who live someplace like Minnesota or, even better, the Dakotas. Talking to my friend in Minnesota puts the season called winter into perspective...

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Western Roundup

Written by Judy Bentivegna

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Can you say “yee-haw?” Next time you have the gang over, treat them to a western-inspired hoedown. It’s easy on you and your budget, too. After all, it doesn’t cost a lot of coin to hang a weed out of your mouth. Or to walk around like you just got off a horse–kind of spraddle legged. Ready? Well, let’s get goin’ pardner!

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Columbus Would Have Stayed

Written by Lynn Pitts

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Separating the holidays of Columbus Day (October 12) and Veteran’s Day (November 11) is Will Rogers' (one of my heroes) birthday on November 4. He once said it was fortunate for Columbus’s subsequent fame to have landed on the Atlantic side of America instead of the Pacific side. If he had landed in California, he never would've gone back home, even to tell the Queen of Spain. Yup, Christopher C. would have happily stayed in our Golden State and nobody would have ever known about him. In any event, Autumn is here and the above holidays are good benchmarks for planting.

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Making Perfect “Scents”

Written by Tom Xavier

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Who says you have to spend upwards of 10 bucks for a nicely-colored, scented candle?

So, class, today’s topic is: how to make candles at home. it’s easier than you realize.

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Beach Blanket Bako

Written by Tom Xavier

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When you think of summer, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? For me, it’s the beach. Sand-coated feet, icy drinks, and splashing around in the surf—who doesn’t enjoy that?

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Luxurious Looks at Home

Written by Tom Xavier

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Is your bathroom looking a bit out of date? Is it in dire need of a decorative spruce-up but you’re lacking the necessary time and money to give it a complete overhaul?

Fear not. It’s amazing how just a few quick changes can improve the overall look of a bathroom. With these tips, you can have a bathroom that you love...

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Home Inspections

Written by Bakersfield Magazine

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It’s a buyers market right now. If you’re looking to move into a new home, or move into your first home, it’s high time you got looking. There are some big decisions to make when it comes to buying a home but it’s such an exciting time that you might overlook some very important aspects of the home-buying process...

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Success the First Time

Written by Bakersfield Magazine

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If the time has come to give your house a facelift by way of a new coat of paint, then you’ve probably already realized there is a lot more to an exterior paint job than a brush and a can...

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