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After School Tips

Now that you’ve been pulled into the back-to-school madness, how do you keep it together? Homework, meals, extracurriculars, the kids’ social lives, and your own work and social life. Oh- and don’t even get us started on the mess we know this can bring into the house. Keeping your Sturbridge home in order while all [...]

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Tips to Keep Pesky Insects Out of Your Home

Have the bugs been relentless this summer? Are the citronella candles and bug repellents just not cutting it? Here are some alternative tips on how to keep insects away this summer. Plants Here’s a great list of 12 plants that repel unwanted insects. Some of these plants are herbs that you can cook with as [...]

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Summer Garden and Backyard DIY projects

This summer, spruce up your outdoor space with some of our favorite garden and backyard DIY projects! Brighten up your backyard by painting some patio tiles in bright colors. See how they did it here. Add some landscape lighting with glass shades filled with string lights. See the simply DIY here. Watch movies under the [...]

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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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