Lifestyle Tips

Traveling Toys for Kids
on August 14, 2017 at 5:58 pm / in Tips & Helpful Advice, Travel tips

Traveling Toys for Kids

Travel Toys It’s important to keep your sanity during those memorable summer vacation trips. To that end, it’s imperative to keep kids busy en route, whether in a car, plane or train. But, don’t forget to unplug them once in a while. Here’s our list of five toys that will keep them offline and engaged.   1. Forget the spinner, […]

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Old-Fashioned Peach Ice Cream
on August 14, 2017 at 5:22 pm / in Food & Cooking Tips & Recipes, Lifestyle Tips, Tips & Helpful Advice

Old-Fashioned Peach Ice Cream

Old-Fashioned Peach Ice Cream Don’t pass up those juicy sweet peaches on your next trip to the farmers market. Buy more than you think you’ll need because, chances are, you’ll be making our favorite peach ice cream throughout the long hot summer. Ingredients: 2 cups half-and-half 3 cups sugar 1/4 teaspoon salt 6 eggs, lightly beaten 4 cups heavy whipping […]

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Take a Spa Vacation — With Your Dog
on August 14, 2017 at 5:16 pm / in Lifestyle Tips, Pet Tips, Travel tips

Take a Spa Vacation — With Your Dog

Salamander Resort and Spa, Middleburg,Virginia Sometimes it’s nice to get away with your best friend. But, when your buddy is your dog, vacation spots can be a bit scarce. However, you and your well-behaved pooch are welcome at Salamander Resort and Spa (500 N. Pendleton St., Middleburg, Va., 540-687-3600, salamanderresort.com), situated among the rolling foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains […]

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Indestructible Dog Toy: Lion & Elephant Tested. Dog Approved.
on November 22, 2016 at 10:44 pm / in Around The Home, Home & Garden Tips, Pet Tips, Product Buying Guide & Reviews

Indestructible Dog Toy: Lion & Elephant Tested. Dog Approved.

A dog toy even a lion a tiger and an elephant can’t destroy — much less your dog I’ve got a couple of German shepherds who scoff at the idea of a supremely durable dog toy. There’s nothing these two can’t shred, rip or pulverize before you can say “sit and stay.” And then Varsity ball entered their lives and […]

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US Postal Service Holiday Shipping Deadlines
on November 22, 2016 at 10:32 pm / in Around The Home, Holiday Tips, Home & Garden Tips

US Postal Service Holiday Shipping Deadlines

For most of us, the holiday season includes frantically shipping packages to friends and loved ones hoping they make it in time. To help you this year, we’ve gathered up the most recent U.S. Postal Service holiday mailing and shipping deadlines for domestic and international destinations. Let’s get our gifts into those waiting hands on time this year! (that means […]

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Getting Away: Vacation in a Historic Lighthouse
on November 22, 2016 at 10:07 pm / in Travel tips

Getting Away: Vacation in a Historic Lighthouse

Next in our new “Getting Away” series, a collection of vacation ideas that go beyond the norm. This month, we visit a historic New England lighthouse. Wait what? Yup, you heard us right. You can stay in a lighthouse! If you’ve ever dreamed of spending time in a secluded lighthouse, then consider taking on the position of temporary keeper of […]

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Not your Momma’s Doorbell
on August 29, 2016 at 11:40 pm / in Home & Garden Tips, Product Buying Guide & Reviews

Not your Momma’s Doorbell

These days, most of us are pretty guarded about our privacy and safety, so answering the door takes some thought. Few of us nonchalantly throw open our doors to strangers, without peeking through a peephole or a window. Oftentimes, we don’t answer it at all. But, by taking advantage of audio and visual technology, homeowners now can easily see who’s […]

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Getting Away: Off Season in Santa Margherita and Portofino, Italy
on August 29, 2016 at 11:35 pm / in Travel tips

Getting Away: Off Season in Santa Margherita and Portofino, Italy

Next in our new “Getting Away” series, a collection of vacation ideas that go beyond the norm. This month, we visit the dramatic sea views of the Italian Riviera! The short train ride from Nice offers dramatic sea views on your way to Santa Margherita, an ideal off-season Italian Riviera town that’s literally walking distance to trendy Portofino on the […]

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Product Review: Home Cleaner without Chemicals?
on August 29, 2016 at 11:25 pm / in Health & Fitness Tips, Kitchen Ideas, Product Buying Guide & Reviews

Product Review: Home Cleaner without Chemicals?

Throw away your toxic household cleaning products. With a trio of basic ingredients found in every home, and a dose of scientific ingenuity, Force of Nature non-chemical cleaner and disinfectant rids your house of harsh chemicals while keeping it clean and disinfected. It works by electrolyzing water, an industrial process now available at home. “The process is elegant in its […]

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Getting Away: Southern California Vacation Without Stress
on May 24, 2016 at 7:21 pm / in Travel tips

Getting Away: Southern California Vacation Without Stress

    Next in our new “Getting Away” series, a collection of vacation ideas that go beyond the norm. This month, we visit the peaceful tranquility of Crystal Cove, CA. Visualize the impossible: A mellow southern California vacation where you step back in time in a secluded beachside bungalow without ever having to venture near any part of Los Angeles […]

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