Flower Power (Episode 3): The Science of Beauty

Posted by: on July 2nd, 2011 | Make A Comment

 

Watch episode 3 of The Home Depot’s web series for a glimpse of the technology that goes into producing best-in-breed plants and flowers for your garden.

Encourage Physical Activity At Home With An Outdoor Play Area

Posted by: on June 29th, 2011 | Make A Comment

Back in the “good old days”, children would wake up, throw on some play clothes, gobble down their cereal and head outside. They only returned when it was lunch or supper time…and that was only when called! Unfortunately, nowadays most kids are glued to their favorite gaming systems and ‘tween TV.

Eloise Elliott, Ph.D, and Steve Sanders, Ph.D, in a PBS.org article on children’s activity, wrote that the National Association for Sport and Physical Education advises that kids need to be physically active for at least 60 minutes per day. Sixty minutes should be pretty easy, but in a world where more and more kids are getting less exercise and becoming more sedentary, parents often struggle to find ways to keep kids physically active at home. 

One solution for this dilemma is to create a fun, engaging outdoor play area at home with a variety of activities to keep kids interested and active for long periods of time.  Below are a few ideas as to what to include if you want to create a fun outdoor play area for your kids:

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Improving Air Quality For A Healthier Home

Posted by: on June 26th, 2011 | One Comment

Summer is a fun time for most, but can be a source of dread for others. It’s usually the time when people will go outside and enjoy the wonderful weather and blue skies. But for some of us it’s that time of year to stay inside and count down the days until winter again.

Most people who prefer to stay indoors in the summertime do so due to harsh allergies during this season. But, unfortunately, just because you’re safe inside doesn’t mean you’ve completely avoided all of those pesky allergens!

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Paint Your Way To A Refreshed Home

Posted by: on June 22nd, 2011 | 7 Comments

 

Painting is one of the easiest and most inexpensive ways to completely transform any space. Whether you paint your entire house, just one room or even a single accent wall, you can quickly rejuvenate your home with just a little time and a few painting supplies. If you’ve never tackled a painting project before or want to “brush up” on proper techniques, homedepot.com is here to help. We’ve got lots of Project Guides to walk you through the process step-by-step, including guides on how to paint your home’s interior and exterior walls.

Make sure to check back with us here at The Apron for more ideas on how to refresh your home inside and out this summer.

Atlanta-Based Companies Bring Help To Joplin

Posted by: on June 20th, 2011 | 3 Comments

Some of the top companies in Georgia came together to aid tornado victims in Joplin today. We flew in 200 volunteers courtesy of Delta Air Lines. The cargo area was loaded with clean-up supplies from Georgia Pacific, and food and drink from Coca-Cola and Chick-fil-A. I was able to travel with the group early this morning on a special charter from Delta Air Lines.

We boarded the Boeing 757 in order to get a lot of volunteers and supplies here on the ground in Joplin today for projects throughout the city. One group is helping to rebuild a store associate’s home that was severely damaged by the May 22 storm. Another group is at the Sunny Jim Little League Park, which at least three of the Joplin residents I’ve met today have referred to as the “heart and soul” of this community.

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Helping Joplin Recover & Rebuild

Posted by: on June 19th, 2011 | One Comment

 

 

 

Monday morning I’ll be on my way to Joplin, Missouri with about 200 of my fellow Home Depot associates from Atlanta. We all volunteered to go help clean up and make repairs in the aftermath of the devastating tornado that hit Joplin on May 22. There’s a waiting list of people who wanted to participate; in fact Home Depot associates from as far away as Seattle have been asking for the opportunity to volunteer in Joplin since the day after the tornado.

Many of our volunteers Monday work at our Store Support Center in Atlanta and have been instrumental in helping the community and associates recover. That includes preparing for the opening of a new temporary store to serve customers after our store was destroyed by the tornado. They all wanted to come in person and show their support with their own sweat equity.

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Happy Father’s Day!

Posted by: on June 19th, 2011 | Make A Comment

My dad loves to stay busy around the house. That’s why some of my fondest memories with him are long conversations while I passed him this tool or that, or simply sat and watched him in action. I remember thinking that he could fix anything. He was my superhero back then and he still is! So in honor of Father’s Day, here are some special memories of dad from the Home Depot team:

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Dealing With Odd-Shaped Windows

Posted by: on June 16th, 2011 | One Comment

 

Have you recently moved into your new home and just as everything starts to fall into place you notice that one window that is completely out of place and in the oddest shape imaginable? Well, you’re not alone! My house has at least six different windows like this and each one was the bane of my existence for a long time. If you’re in a similar situation here are some answers to a few common questions that customers often ask:

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We’ve Got Dad Covered

Posted by: on June 12th, 2011 | Make A Comment

Father’s Day is fast approaching and if you’re thinking of getting Dad a new grill The Home Depot is your one stop shop. We have a variety of options for you to choose from. Visit us here for grills from Aussie, Brinkmann, Char-Broil, Weber and more! The Home Depot has the largest selection of top-rated grills that are in stock, fully assembled and ready to cook on!

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Make The Most Of Your Kitchen Appliances

Posted by: on June 10th, 2011 | Make A Comment

Think back to your childhood…which room in your house gave you the most lasting memories? For me and a lot of others, nothing comes close to the kitchen. In the kitchen, our respective Moms cooked great meals and made our favorite treats and snacks. Family fellowshipped over dinners, and the kitchen was a dependable source of happiness whether it was morning, noon or night. As we got older and had to start cleaning dishes and making our own meals, our relationship with the kitchen changed. There is no reason, however, why you can’t rekindle that magic in your own kitchen.

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