Author Archive: Julie Bawden-Davis

Julie Bawden-Davis is a Southern-California-based writer specializing in home and garden, real estate, small business and personal finance. Since 1985, her work has appeared in a wide variety of publications, including Family Circle, Ladies’ Home Journal, Better Homes & Gardens, Entrepreneur and The Los Angeles Times. Julie is a University of California Certified Master Gardener and has written five gardening books, including Reader’s Digest Flower Gardening.

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Five Ways to Save Money When Renting an Event Facility

Five Ways to Save Money When Renting an Event Facility

| November 2, 2012

Consider these ways to save big money when renting an event facility.

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Outdoor Lighting Tips for Your Home and Garden

Outdoor Lighting Tips for Your Home and Garden

| November 2, 2012

Outdoor lighting extends the time you can spend on the patio or enjoy your landscape.

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How to Make Sure You Get Your Rental Deposit Back

How to Make Sure You Get Your Rental Deposit Back

| November 2, 2012

Here’s how to make sure you get your rental deposit back when you move out.

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Tenants vs. Landlords: Who Pays for What

Tenants vs. Landlords: Who Pays for What

| November 2, 2012

When you rent an apartment or house, it’s important to understand your rights as a tenant.

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How to Create a Schedule When Planning an Event

How to Create a Schedule When Planning an Event

| November 2, 2012

Follow these steps to scheduling when planning your next event.

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Five Preparations for an Outdoor Event

Five Preparations for an Outdoor Event

| November 2, 2012

Hold a successful alfresco affair by keeping in mind these five special preparations for your outdoor event.

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Five Things to Look for When Choosing a Neighborhood

Five Things to Look for When Choosing a Neighborhood

| November 2, 2012

Choosing the right neighborhood is as important as finding the right house. Consider these things when talking to a real estate agent.

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Tips for Choosing Wedding Reception Music

Tips for Choosing Wedding Reception Music

| October 30, 2012

Music is key to the success of your wedding reception.

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Indoor and Outdoor Lighting Ideas

Indoor and Outdoor Lighting Ideas

| October 27, 2012

Each type of indoor and outdoor lighting has its own practical and decorative functions.

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Final Days Checklist When Planning a Wedding

Final Days Checklist When Planning a Wedding

| October 26, 2012

Help your big day go smoothly by using this checklist to make sure no detail is missed in the hectic days leading up to your wedding.

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