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 Places to Have a Destination Wedding

Five Places to Have a Destination Wedding

| October 24, 2012

These five locales are popular destination wedding hotspots, each featuring their own special brand of charm.

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5 Fall Must-Dos at Home

5 Fall Must-Dos at Home

| October 23, 2012

Check the gutters for leaves and debris, check the windows and check the roof for loose shingles.

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Five Must-Have Home Safety Devices

Five Must-Have Home Safety Devices

| October 17, 2012

Protecting your home and your family is made possible when you have the right equipment.

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Finding the Best Renters Insurance

Finding the Best Renters Insurance

| October 15, 2012

As a renter, it’s reassuring to know that if trouble such as vandalism, theft or a natural disaster strikes, your rental insurance will kick in and cover the costs. Consider the following guidelines for finding the best home renters insurance. Inquire about discounts Get the best rate for your renters insurance by asking about discounts. Insurance companies […]

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6 Tips for Converting a Vacation Home Into a Rental

6 Tips for Converting a Vacation Home Into a Rental

| October 14, 2012

Here’s how to offset the cost of owning your vacation house. Leasing or renting the home out to vacationers or family members can bring you income.

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Carpet Cleaning: Steam vs. Shampooing

Carpet Cleaning: Steam vs. Shampooing

| October 14, 2012

Cleaning the carpeting on a regular basis extends its life. Here are the pros and cons when deciding whether to steam-clean or shampoo your carpets.

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What Is the Best Roof for Your House?

What Is the Best Roof for Your House?

| October 13, 2012

Choosing the best roof for your home means knowing the pros and cons of roofing materials such as asphalt shingles, metal or clay, and ceramic tiles.

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5 Tips for Subleasing Your Rental

5 Tips for Subleasing Your Rental

| October 11, 2012

Subleasing your rental is an ideal way to avoid breaking a rental agreement when you need to move out temporarily. But get permission from your landlord first.

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Tips for Accommodating Out-of-Town Guests

Tips for Accommodating Out-of-Town Guests

| October 11, 2012

Guests who travel in for your event deserve a welcoming place to stay. To make travelers feel at home, consider these tips for accommodating guests.

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How to Grow Fruits and Vegetables Indoors During Winter

How to Grow Fruits and Vegetables Indoors During Winter

| October 7, 2012

Proper lighting, plant selection and knowing when to water are all important ingredients to growing fruits and vegetables during the winter.

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