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Pumpkin Carving Tips for the Perfect Jack-O-Lantern

Halloween is right around the corner. If you haven’t carved your jack-o-lantern yet, there’s still time! Follow these 9 easy pumpkin carving tips for the perfect jack-o-lantern. The first step is picking your pumpkin. Your pumpkin should have a stem. The greener and sturdier the stem is, the fresher the pumpkin is. Make sure your [...]

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Best Storage Solutions for Back-to-School

It’s almost time to head back to school! Start the new year off right with these storage and organization solutions for the whole family. Backpack station No more walking in through the front door and leaving a trail of shoes, backpacks and jackets. A backpack station like this  or this has a place for everything. Homework [...]

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14 Summer BBQ Hacks

Summer is almost here, and that means a season full of BBQs and outdoor parties. Here are 14 hacks to make your summer BBQs better than ever! 1. Set out a bug spray and sunscreen station, like this. 2. Make a natural ant repellant of water and vinegar to keep ants away from food. Recipe [...]

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DIY Green Spring Cleaning Recipes

It’s that time of the year again: Spring Cleaning. If you prefer to clean your home without using  harsh and possibly toxic chemical cleaners, we’ve rounded up 7 DIY green spring cleaning recipes. Window Cleaner 2 cups of water (distilled or filtered is best so it doesn’t leave residue) 2 tablespoons vinegar 10 drops essential [...]

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Best Thanksgiving Recipes

It’s hard to believe we are just two weeks away from Thanksgiving. Have you started planning your menu yet? To help you out, we’ve scoured the internet and found the most popular and best-rated Thanksgiving recipes. Turkey: Good Eats Roast Turkey from Food Network With over 5,000 reviews and a 5-star rating, it’s safe to [...]

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13 DIY Fall Wreaths

Fall is in full swing, and we are less than a month away from Halloween. As we get ourselves and our homes into the autumn spirit, we have rounded up 13 great DIY Fall Wreaths that will give your home that extra touch. Happy Fall! Halloween Wreaths Spider Web Candy Corn Witch Pumpkin Flowers, Leaves [...]

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8 Ways to De-Stress

Summer vacation is over, and it’s back to the grind: work, school and extracurricular activities. If getting back into the groove of things has you feeling stressed, here are 8 ways to easily de-stress. Meditate Just a few minutes of meditation a day can help you reduce stress by drowning out the clutter of daily [...]

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Keeping the House Cool in the Summer Heat

August is the time when we experience the sweltering heat, with average high temperatures in the upper 80s. Cranking the AC can get costly, so here are some other tips to help you keep your house cool in the summer heat. Keep the blinds closed As simple as this sounds, keeping the blinds closed can [...]

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Create a Backyard Oasis

Even if you’re not on vacation, that doesn’t mean you can’t get away. Here are some tips for turning your own outdoor living space into a backyard oasis.   Create an outdoor living room Treat your outdoor living space just like another living room. Use area rugs, comfortable couches and seating, lamps and end tables. [...]

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5 Tips to Improve Your Golf Game

“Golf is deceptively simple and endlessly complicated.” -Arnold Palmer While golf can be frustrating, having a plan and committing to practice drills to improve your game reduces the unpleasantries of each round. We’ve researched several golfing websites to share tips that should help you take shots off your game and improve your overall performance. Strategy [...]

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