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10 Tools Every Woman Needs in Her Toolbox

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Are you intimidated by the overwhelming array of tools at the store? You need not be any longer. Whether you are looking to equip yourself with a functional toolbox, or give one to someone as a housewarming gift, there are some items that you simply can not live without.

From adjusting the seat on your child's bike to hanging curtain rods, all of the items in the below gallery can be used to tackle most of the projects around your home. Better yet, they can be purchased for under $200.

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10 Tools Every Woman Needs
Hammer
Stop using the heel of your shoe. Invest in a good hammer that is the right weight for you. You will have it forever.

Newport Mansions Flower Show

    This plant was displayed like artwork, in a closed case grouped with other mixed media arrangements, at the annual Newport Mansions Flower Show held in Rhode Island on June 26-28, 2009.

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    Though the setting for the flower show was Rosecliff, a mansion modeled after the Grand Trianon at Versailles and featured in movies such as The Great Gatsby and True Lies, the flowers were the stars.

    John Corbett for AOL

    John Corbett has attended and photographed the show every year since it began in 1995. "It's fun going there because everyone is having fun. Everybody there loves plants," he says.

    John Corbett for AOL

    During the show, flowers are on display on the front lawn, inside the mansions, on the back porch and surrounding the fountain in the back yard.

    John Corbett for AOL

    In the mansion, each room is decorated in a different theme. A small market fills the backyard. A jazz combo plays right next to the water.

    John Corbett for AOL

    This filled urn, sitting in the front courtyard of Rosecliff, a 107-year-old terra cotta mansion, gave a stunning first impression of this year's flower show.

    John Corbett for AOL

    The urn is about four feet wide and filled to the brim.

    John Corbett for AOL

    This tabletop topiary only stands about 18 inches high. It is made entirely of fresh green plant material to celebrate the Green Animals Topiary Garden, one of the Preservation Society of Newport County's historic properties.

    John Corbett for AOL

    A monarch butterfly in one of the two butterfly houses on the front lawn of Rosecliff. The houses were filled with butterfly-friendly plants for several types of butterflies, including monarchs, swallowtails and painted ladys.

    John Corbett for AOL

    The planted flowers outside were natural, while the floral arrangements inside the Newport Mansions were experimental and artistic.

    John Corbett for AOL




  • gai

    Good thing you left out any sorta saw, women should not own them.

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