Frame Your Walkway for a Finished Look "For both low maintenance & aesthetic appeal, a brick pathway is the perfect choice for your landscape. To make the walkway more in tune with nature, avoid using perfectly straight lines, seen here with the path curving around the stairs. Framing the walkway with low, small shrubs adds a personal touch that gives the path a completed look."
from Better Homes and Gardens -- Pack Up Your Batteries -- Batteries die at the most inconvenient times. Keep a stock of all sizes on hand and store them in an easy-to-organize plastic bin. Lidded boxes made specifically for this use are available but you can also adapt divided plastic boxes made for tool, craft, and sewing supplies. Use stick-on letters from the scrapbooking aisle of the craft store to label the battery size on each compartment of the box.