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Better Homes & Gardens July 2006 Magazine Article: The words

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The words "easy" and "summer" are a perfect match

In fact, pull out a thesaurus and look up the word "easy" and you'll get a wonderful blueprint for summer: content, effortless, easy as pie (strawberry-rhubarb, preferably), smooth sailing, a piece of cake. "Easy" also translates as a picnic, a breeze, child's play, and no sweat (well, what's July without a little perspiration?) Throw open windows and the season rolls right in, bringing every well-worn, well-loved summery cliché that tends our wintered imaginations: the smell of new-mown lawns and barbecue smoke, sudden bright peals of children's laughter echoing through the neighborhood, evenings awash in the sound of crickets. We give ourselves to the casual and relaxed.

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Better Homes & Gardens July 2006 Magazine Article: YOU COULD WIN $25,000 GUARANTEED CASH

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YOU COULD WIN $25,000 GUARANTEED CASH

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Better Homes & Gardens July 2006 Magazine Article: CUSTOMER SERVICE ON BHG.COM

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CUSTOMER SERVICE ON BHG.COM

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Better Homes & Gardens July 2006 Magazine Article: GARDEN FLOWER GALLERY

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GARDEN FLOWER GALLERY

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Better Homes & Gardens July 2006 Magazine Article: FOURTH OF JULY FUN

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FOURTH OF JULY FUN

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Better Homes & Gardens July 2006 Magazine Article: Playful and Patriotic

Pages: 21, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30

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Playful and Patriotic

CHECK MATE Relive memories of picnics on the grass with a bench cover made from gingham oilcloth, the wipeable '40s fabric recognized by bold, bright red checks. Cut oilcloth to the seat measurements, adding three to five inches on all sides for a skirt. (With gingham, it's easy to keep a straight line when cutting.) At each corner, notch a square equal to the skirt depth to allow the cover to drape over the seat. Soften the scene by adding padding underneath the bench cover.

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Better Homes & Gardens July 2006 Magazine Article: The Little parade that could

Pages: 33, 34, 35, 36, 38, 40

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The Little parade that could

What began as a few kids riding bikes decked out in red, white, and blue has turned into a parade and party that draws thousands to this close-knit California neighborhood.

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Better Homes & Gardens July 2006 Magazine Article: ROOM FOR STYLE

Pages: 44, 46, 48, 50, 52

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ROOM FOR STYLE

Using a neutral palette sparked by vivid accents, a Brooklyn designer makes the most of a 600-square-foot apartment.

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Better Homes & Gardens July 2006 Magazine Article: SALVAGING CHARM

Pages: 58, 60, 61, 63, 64

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SALVAGING CHARM

A dilapidated Texas bungalow gets an update with refreshed furnishings and recycled accents.

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Better Homes & Gardens July 2006 Magazine Article: TOP 20 CONTEST

Pages: 68, 70, 72, 74, 75

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TOP 20 CONTEST

We're getting ready for the Better Homes and Gardens Top 20 Contest, and we can't wait for you to get involved! We'll be taking a look at all the imaginative, smart ideas you have for creative living-- and we have 20 categories for you to enter. Whether it's building a child's play space, planting a family garden, or carving out a home office that really works, we'd love to see it. As inspiration, we want you to meet Katy and Giovanni Flammia of Brookline, Massachusetts. They entered our previous contest after remodeling their kitchen (below) and transforming their attic into a new master suite. We love the results of all their hard work-- as well as their enthusiasm. Read on to find out why.

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Better Homes & Gardens July 2006 Magazine Article: Float a Flower Garden

Page: 78

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Float a Flower Garden

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Better Homes & Gardens July 2006 Magazine Article: EDITOR'S PICK

Page: 78

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EDITOR'S PICK

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Better Homes & Gardens July 2006 Magazine Article: Mocktails

Page: 80

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Mocktails

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Better Homes & Gardens July 2006 Magazine Article: ICE DREAM

Page: 80

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ICE DREAM

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Better Homes & Gardens July 2006 Magazine Article: CHERRY-O!

Page: 80

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CHERRY-O!

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Better Homes & Gardens July 2006 Magazine Article: Out-and-out style

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Out-and-out style

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Better Homes & Gardens July 2006 Magazine Article: A Wild Time

Page: 84

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A Wild Time

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Better Homes & Gardens July 2006 Magazine Article: MOSS IS BOSS

Page: 84

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MOSS IS BOSS

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Better Homes & Gardens July 2006 Magazine Article: LE PIQUE-NIQUE

Page: 86

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LE PIQUE-NIQUE

Ten days after the U.S. celebrates Independence Day, the French celebrate their independence from the monarchy with Bastille Day. Given our mutual love for democracy, here's how to turn an American picnic into a backyard pique-nique with a little French twist.

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Better Homes & Gardens July 2006 Magazine Article: PARADISE CONTAINED

Pages: 90, 92, 94, 98

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PARADISE CONTAINED

Showy plant partners in pots and sunken gardens enliven this New Jersey terrace and act as test runs for future plantings.

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Better Homes & Gardens July 2006 Magazine Article: OUTDOOR CHIC

Page: 100

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OUTDOOR CHIC

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Better Homes & Gardens July 2006 Magazine Article: FRESHNESS--ALWAYS IN SEASON

Pages: 102, 104, 106, 108, 109, 110

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FRESHNESS--ALWAYS IN SEASON

A formal Atlanta kitchen garden offers seasonal produce, from the tender salad greens of spring through the last Brussels sprouts of fall.

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Better Homes & Gardens July 2006 Magazine Article: PATIO WITH A SECRET

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PATIO WITH A SECRET

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Better Homes & Gardens July 2006 Magazine Article: SERENE LANDSCAPE

Page: 118

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SERENE LANDSCAPE

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Better Homes & Gardens July 2006 Magazine Article: KER-SPLASH!

Pages: 130, 132

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KER-SPLASH!

Every kid knows there's no better way to make a big splash than with the cannonball. "The cannonball is the direct opposite of what we want to see from Olympic divers," says Steve McFarland, two-time Olympic diving judge and vice president of USA Diving.

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Better Homes & Gardens July 2006 Magazine Article: GEAR UP TO GRILL

Page: 132

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GEAR UP TO GRILL

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Better Homes & Gardens July 2006 Magazine Article: PRESERVING FRIENDSHIP

Page: 134

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PRESERVING FRIENDSHIP

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Better Homes & Gardens July 2006 Magazine Article: RAINY-DAY BASEBALL BASH

Pages: 136, 138

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RAINY-DAY BASEBALL BASH

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Better Homes & Gardens July 2006 Magazine Article: SPITTIN' DISTANCE

Page: 136

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SPITTIN' DISTANCE

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Better Homes & Gardens July 2006 Magazine Article: KNOW YOUR LINGO

Page: 138

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KNOW YOUR LINGO

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Better Homes & Gardens July 2006 Magazine Article: FIREFLIES

Page: 138

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FIREFLIES

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Better Homes & Gardens July 2006 Magazine Article: GO FLY A KITE

Page: 138

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GO FLY A KITE

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Better Homes & Gardens July 2006 Magazine Article: TELL Your Story

Pages: 142, 144, 146

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TELL Your Story

Writing memoirs is easier than you might think-- and it's a lasting way to leave a legacy for your family and their descendents.

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Better Homes & Gardens July 2006 Magazine Article: HOW TO Survive A Remodeling

Pages: 148, 150, 152

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HOW TO Survive A Remodeling

Home renovations can stress out any family. Learn how to keep your privacy-- and your sanity-- while the contractors do their job.

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Better Homes & Gardens July 2006 Magazine Article: Fascinated WITH Factories

Pages: 154, 156

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Fascinated WITH Factories

Factory visits used to be the stuff of school field trips. Now more companies are opening their doors-- and planning their tours-- with grown-ups in mind.

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Better Homes & Gardens July 2006 Magazine Article: Hello, Country Life

Pages: 159, 160, 161, 162, 163, 164, 165, 166, 167, 168

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Hello, Country Life

Lois Freedman's front porch is a favorite weekend gathering spot. Her friends, from left, Laurie Tommosino, Neil Curry, Richard Nocera, and Aimee Szparaga enjoy a pre-dinner visit.

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Better Homes & Gardens July 2006 Magazine Article: A Garden Gathers Momentum

Pages: 171, 172, 173, 174, 175, 176, 177, 178, 179, 180

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A Garden Gathers Momentum

... Gardening in the Adirondacks takes grit, humor, and some strong-willed plants. Rocky soil is a constant challenge, bugs attack gardens and gardeners alike, and the weather is unpredictable. An oft-repeated Adirondack saying, "If you don't like the weather, wait fifteen minutes, it'll change," is a clue to the difficulty of gardening here. Yet Deedee Wigmore, a weekender, has gardened here for 34 years; her plants thrive amidst the challenges.

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Better Homes & Gardens July 2006 Magazine Article: TASTE OF SUMMER

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TASTE OF SUMMER

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Better Homes & Gardens July 2006 Magazine Article: GRILLING GEAR

Page: 216

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GRILLING GEAR

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Better Homes & Gardens July 2006 Magazine Article: HARD FACTS ON SOFT DRINKS

Page: 241

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HARD FACTS ON SOFT DRINKS

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Better Homes & Gardens July 2006 Magazine Article: PROJECT PLANS

Page: 242

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PROJECT PLANS

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Better Homes & Gardens July 2006 Magazine Article: A signature event

Page: 248

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A signature event

We need a long weekend to celebrate the Fourth of July. There's so much to do: gather up the lawn chairs for the morning parade, make potato salad for the family reunion, gather up the lawn chairs again for the evening concert and bombastic fireworks show. There are baseball games to attend, from Little League on up to the majors, lots of burgers and hot dogs and ice cream to eat, and homemade lemonade to drink.

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