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Check out what Meagan Moore is making with reclaimed paper from the backs of old books

Our sponsor Meagan Moore's new series is called "endpapers," because each drawing could be the last page of a story. As she puts it, "It's up to you to decide what came before." The original pieces are drawn and typed on blank, reclaimed paper from the backs of old books. (It just keeps getting more and more awesome, right?) Homies, you have no idea how awesome it can get. Come take a peek, pick your faves, and then take advantage of her special upgrades just for us Homies!

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How our haunted house is like a three-legged dog

I live with my soon-to-be husband and my nine-year-old daughter in the top part of a duplex in a pretty awesome city. As much as we love the neighborhood, the house, however, is an entirely different story. But despite all of its flaws, there is something adorable and promising about our house. I realized this one day when I compared her (the house) to our animals…

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Bird nerds, swan hugs, and poop: Why I love volunteering at a wild bird rehab

My passion and knowledge for all things avian increased over time, but the "bird nerd" tipping point came during a cross-country road trip. On a windy Florida beach I held a brown pelican while a fisherman removed a hook from its wing. Despite numerous incredible animal experiences that include bathing elephants and swimming with wild dolphins, manatees, and whale sharks, my interaction with this pelican deeply moved me. I became determined to get involved in bird rescue and rehabilitation.

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Deer lawd — the easiest way to keep deer from eating your tulips

Here in the U.S., we have a lot of deer. So many in my area that we often see them chilling by the side of the road like it ain't no thing. And for those of you who grow flowers in your garden, you might know that they enjoy eating the fine delicacy that is your colorful tulips. Here's my favorite way to keep them from chowing down.

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The giraffe-themed bathroom: Challenge accepted!

I present to you, the giraffe bathroom — girafferoom? girbathroom? — and it's actually pretty awesome. In fact, that giraffe shower curtain is just the tip of the amazing giraffe shower curtain iceberg. Like the giraffe itself, this post has so much more going on the more you scroll from top to bottom…