Jennifer Noonan

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

A confessed DIY junkie, Jennifer Noonan writes about home improvement, gardening, and all things do-it-yourself. The recipient of degrees in International Relations and Library & Information Science from Syracuse University, Ms. Noonan has worked in media and related fields for over 15 years, including her time at MTV Networks, where she served as Manager of Digital Programming at Nickelodeon. Today, Ms. Noonan lives in Delaware with her husband and daughters, where she is ardently teaching the next generation how to use power tools.  

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OCTOBER 11, 2012 | THURSDAY
The Word on Weather Vanes

Each morning after I get up, I pour myself a cup of tea and turn on The Weather Channel to get prepared for the day. Long before televised weather forecasts were routine, people did their...

OCTOBER 9, 2012 | TUESDAY
The Right Rake for the Job

Autumn leaves are falling, which means pumpkin donuts and lattes are available at your favorite morning pit stop. And if you own a home, it probably means your weekends now include that a...

OCTOBER 8, 2012 | MONDAY
6 Pumpkin Carving Tools to Put the 'Jack' in Your Lantern

Mix and match these tools to turn your regular pumpkins into Halloween masterpieces.

OCTOBER 2, 2012 | TUESDAY
Pumpkin Carving 101

It’s October. The air is getting crisp, the leaves are starting to turn. Football is in full swing. And all over America kiddies are planning costumes and candy-hauling strategies. When t...

SEPTEMBER 27, 2012 | THURSDAY
A Brief History of Cobblestones

A walk through the historic districts of many older American cities will reveal a rustic and romantic street standard of the past: cobblestones. Cobblestones date back to ancient times, w...

SEPTEMBER 25, 2012 | TUESDAY
9 Daffodils to Cheer Up Your Garden

Plant any of these jolly perennials now for a bright and sunny bloom come spring!

SEPTEMBER 25, 2012 | TUESDAY
Dreaming of Daffodils

I’m a beginning gardener. I have lots of ideas but little experience. The basic landscaping package that came with our new construction home is, well. . . basic. Now that my family has go...

SEPTEMBER 14, 2012 | FRIDAY
MERV Ratings: What Do They Mean?

When we set out to build a new construction home, we had a lot of research to do. Having lived in city apartments for the previous 20 years made the job a lot harder. We'd always relied o...

SEPTEMBER 12, 2012 | WEDNESDAY
Selecting the Right Front Door

Almost no other part of your home gets as much exposure as the front door. It’s where you greet friends and family, serve (or scare) trick-or-treaters, and enjoy the songs 0f holiday caro...

SEPTEMBER 10, 2012 | MONDAY
How To: Plant an Apple Tree

Since moving to the 'burbs, I’ve been slowly trying to convert on this fantasy I have of backyard sustainability. I planted blueberry bushes and a small veggie garden this summer, and I’m...