The Girl’s Guide to BTU’s

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What’s the big deal with a BTU? What is it about these three little letters that get your guy excited and on a mission to find the biggest BTU’s so that he can out BTU his friends? Heck, what is a BTU?


BTU stands for British thermal unit and measures the amount of work necessary to raise the temperature of 1 lb. of water by 1 degree Fahrenheit. As a visual reference, imagine one 4” wooden kitchen match burning until totally consumed—that is approximately 1 BTU. Now, imagine 50,000 of them and you get the picture.

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Outdoor Renovation Projects

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At Home in Arkansas

Resale…That is the first word that comes to mind when many homeowners consider home improvement projects. While it is a good word to keep in mind, at some point, the needs and desires of those living in the home right now must be the first consideration. It boils down to how badly you want something and how badly you want it to be exactly the way you want it to be. Resale be damned! This is my home and I am going to enjoy it—right?

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Cozy Fire Pits

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Once the holidays are behind us and we turn the corner into the new year, those of us who are outdoor living aficionados begin thinking about our next outdoor get-together. It may be early in many parts of the country, but with a good heat source, a warm jacket, and a glass of your favorite beverage, a little cold weather doesn’t stop us from enjoying out outdoor living rooms.


A fire pit is a great way to add a heat source to your patio, especially if you own a home that didn’t come with . . . → Read More: Cozy Fire Pits