DIY Home Spring Maintenance Tips

Home Maintenance Tips for Spring

Gnome Gnews – Spring Cleaning Edition

5 Spring Maintenance Tips that are Charmingly Easy


Life is beautiful when it’s well maintained.
Practical Home and Garden Maintenance Tips from the Idyllic Gnome Glades.


Spring Maintenance Tips for the Home


Clean Vegetation Around Your Air Conditioner(AC) Condenser.

Problem: Do you live outside the perfect Gnome Glades where temperatures rise above the comfortable? Oh dear, we’re sorry to hear that, but taking proper care of your air-cooling machine can be a snap! You only need to clear away the vegetation that has grown up around your air conditioner condenser.
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vintage advertisement for magic wand and unicorn

A Magically Fun Time

vintage advertisement for magic wand and unicornThere is no mystery about how to have a MAGICALLY FUN TIME.

And you don’t even need a magic wand.  Just know you’re going to have fun, kick off your shoes, forget your troubles, laugh a lot, and HAVE FUN.  Really, no fooling.  We know, some things are easier said than done.  And maybe the whole, if you want to have fun – just have fun, bit is a little hippie-trippie, but trust us.  It works.  Have patience.  Take some relaxing breaths.  Look around and find the joy in life and do your best to block out the non-joy.

Remember: kick off your shoes, forget your troubles, laugh a lot, and HAVE FUN.


You just need to purchase accessories?  Okay.  Find some enchanting toys in Happy Bungalow’s online toy shop.

A Magic Spell for Getting What You Want

Here at the Bungalow we have loads of kids still learning the finer points of negotiation.  For the most part they do well, except when they’re a little hungry or a bit tired.  When they’re hungry and tired?  Then the going can get rough.  They don’t call it the magic word for nothing. So myself (Don) and Liz work tirelessly on this particular spell.

For Getting What You Want

When begging has failed you.
When crying is no good.
Your tantrums were for naught?
Then try saying these words,
with a flick of your wand
and a slight bend of the knees:

“Oh please oh please oh please.
May I have this please?”

Magic Spell Written on top of Vintage Manuscript

A Magic Spell For Opening Locked Doors

A magic spell for opening locked doors:

For Opening Locked Doors in Your Way

Can’t get where you’re getting to be?

If you’re in need of a key, then try this old standard:

Open Says A Me.

A Magic Spell for Opening Locked Doors

Need a little help with your spell casting?  Take a look at our wooden magic star wands in our shop.

A Magic Spell to Clean Dirty Dishes

We’ve received lots of great feedback about our wooden magic star wands.  They’re fun for all ages, apparently.  So we’re working on a small book of magic spells.  First up:  A Solution for Clean Dishes.

Magic spell for cleaning dishes


Pick up your wand and give it a twirl, flip, and a flourish

Then with a stern voice repeat this wish:

“Towel and sponge. Scrub and wash. Soap and bleach.

Kenmore, Amana, and Gee Eee.

Dirty dishes now cease to Be!”