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BATON ROUGE, LA – Louisiana leaders have rolled out a three-pronged plan to assist flood victims shift into the next phase of housing needs, including bringing in temporary manufactured housing units. Here are details on each program, including information on how you can sign up, according to the Louisiana Governor’s Office: Manufactured Housing Units Program (MHUs) What it is: HUD-approved mobile homes that will be made available for people to stay in for up to 18 months. Manufactured homes range from one- to three-bedroom units and are provided based on household size pre-disaster. They can be placed…

(VIDEO BELOW) Ridgeland, MS – Yes it’s real! Cut your grass on a lawn mower in the air condition. And a man from Ridgeland, Mississippi says he’s got the patent to create them. According to WAPT News, the inventor says the price to outfit your lawnmower would be about $2,000. Not too bad a price to stay cool! Other great benefits include: helping people with allergies (dust, pollen, and other allergens), preventing dehydration, and having more efficient workers for those with a commercial lawn cutting service. Let us know in the comments your thoughts. Is this a good invention or not?…

BATON ROUGE, LA – Mold growth is one of the biggest concerns particularly after a devastating flood like the one we’ve seen in Louisiana. The Louisiana State University AgCenter shares these tips for mold removal and prevention: 1. Remove wet carpeting, curtains and other soaked materials ASAP. Mold colonies grow fast and you need to be meticulous if you want to prevent them from taking over your flooded home. Rip out wet carpets and remove wet floor rugs — as well as bath mats, curtains, drapes and basically any wet material in your home. Moisture encourages mold growth, so if…

Take Pictures Before you remove any water or make any repairs, fully document the damage for your insurer by taking photos or video. Digital versions are best because they can be stored electronically and easily copied. But, be sure to take the picture with a newspaper showing the date in front of the damage; or, download an app that timestamps the photographs for you. If you start removing water or making repairs before you photograph the damage, you could potentially decrease the extent of your coverage. Protect Your Health Even if the water in your home is clear, it could…

Have you ever been hiking or camping in the woods?  You’ve probably seen dozens of pieces of sticks, logs, and dead wood lying around without ever really noticing. But if you’re a creative artist like Jason Waldron, seeing the most mundane things are potential new works of art. Jason lives in Central Oregon which is where he finds most of his pieces of wood and even scraps of metal. His wooden sculptures reflect a deep appreciation for human nature and nature. His combining of scraps of metal with bits of wood are intricately assembled and are truly breathtaking, not to…

Refreshing an old piece of furniture is rewarding and also cost-efficient. Making something old feel new again refreshes your home and your outlook. April Bee shared this great DIY dresser makeover on her YouTube channel. She masterfully turned this $7 Goodwill dresser into a stylish piece for her living room. There are plenty of DIY articles out there, so go try some for yourself! Check out this dresser transformation by watching the video below. Also check out April’s Facebook Page and Little Things for more inspiration.

Ever dreamed of enjoying fresh wood fire cooked pizzas in the comfort of your own backyard? Imgur user joshymg1981 did. Rather than spend $30,000 to hire a professional contractor or even buy a kit, he decided to built it himself from scratch. Using fire bricks, ceramic insulation, metal lathe, stucco, and paint, in 12 weeks he had his dream pizza oven and grill – just in time for summer parties with the neighbors and the kids! Read on to learn how he cleverly constructed his new oven. First he picked up some fire bricks on Craigslist and hauled them home. Then he…

Summer is a great time to freshen up your garden. The warm weather makes it easy for seeds to take root and sprout and encourages blooming greenery to bloom big and bright. Fruit trees flower in preparation to bear fruit and the grass grows long and tall. With all the raw materials and resources in place, all that is left is to add in your time and creativity. With these 8 DIY summer garden ideas in hand, you may discover this summer is the best yet for creating the garden of your dreams! Idea #1: Rummage and repurpose. Do you…