Lifestyle Tips

Getting Away: the storybook beaches of Chincoteague Island, Virginia
on April 1, 2016 at 10:48 pm / in Holiday Tips, Lifestyle Tips, Travel tips

Getting Away: the storybook beaches of Chincoteague Island, Virginia

The next in our new “Getting Away” series, a collection of vacation ideas that go beyond the norm. This month, we revisit the site that inspired the Marguerite Henry classic Misty of Chincoteague. As a child, if you were lucky enough to read Marguerite Henry’s classic, Misty of Chincoteague, about a herd of shaggy wild ponies living off the coast […]

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Eight Items You Should Never place in the Microwave
on April 1, 2016 at 10:26 pm / in Food & Cooking Tips & Recipes, Health & Fitness Tips, Home & Garden Tips, Home Repair Tips, Money Saving Tips, Tips & Helpful Advice

Eight Items You Should Never place in the Microwave

Yes, of course, we love our microwaves for a variety of good reasons. But there are times when the magic box is not your friend and, if you’re not careful, it could burn down your kitchen. Some material and foods can cause sparks and even explosions. Don’t put these in your microwave: 1. Styrofoam. Don’t be tempted, even for a […]

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Best and Worst Door Locks for Your Home
on April 1, 2016 at 7:42 pm / in Home & Garden Tips, Home Repair Tips, Product Buying Guide & Reviews, Tips & Helpful Advice

Best and Worst Door Locks for Your Home

Now that you’re ready to move into your new home, what’s the first order of business? Changing out all of the old locks, of course. The locks on your doors are some of the most vulnerable entry points to your home. They’re designed to let you in while keeping the bad guys out. So it’s important that you get the […]

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Buying a New Washing Machine? Don’t Fall In.
on February 29, 2016 at 11:13 pm / in Garage Projects, Health & Fitness Tips, Lifestyle Tips, Money Saving Tips, Product Buying Guide & Reviews

Buying a New Washing Machine? Don’t Fall In.

Seriously. Let’s get to the unpleasant surprise that some people face when they use their sparkly new top loading washer for the first time. Manufacturers have increased the tub size on some washers, thus making it possible for you to do more laundry at once. Obviously, that’s the good news. However, one way to boost capacity is to make the […]

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Getting Away: A Farm Vacation in Tasmania
on February 29, 2016 at 10:56 pm / in Holiday Tips, Lifestyle Tips, Travel tips

Getting Away: A Farm Vacation in Tasmania

The first of our new “Getting Away” series, a collection of vacation ideas that go beyond the norm, we’ll look at experiencing life on a working farm while maintaining the relaxation and fun we all look for on our getaways. If your idea of an exotic dream vacation includes rolling up your sleeves to pitch in and help shear sheep, […]

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Keeping It Irish without the Corned Beef and Cabbage
on February 29, 2016 at 10:46 pm / in Favorite Recipes, Food & Cooking Tips & Recipes, Holiday Tips

Keeping It Irish without the Corned Beef and Cabbage

Looking for a St. Patrick’s Day meal that goes beyond the traditional corned beef and cabbage but still keeping in line with the festivities? Look no further than this hearty aromatic dish that combines rich beef short ribs with a generous dose of Guinness. Sláinte mhaith! Short Ribs Braised in Stout Ingredients: 2 tablespoons light olive oil 6 boneless short […]

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Spring Apple Accessories
on February 29, 2016 at 9:39 pm / in Product Buying Guide & Reviews

Spring Apple Accessories

Spring is almost here which means those of us that got all sorts of fun Apple products over the holidays are starting to look for accessories to help protect and personalize them right? Well lucky you, we just happen to review a couple fun options for your Apple watch and iPhone 6/6s. X-Doria recently introduced Revel, a snap-on fashion surround […]

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A Well-Dressed Bed Gives Your Bedroom a Quick Lift
on January 22, 2016 at 9:49 pm / in Home & Garden Tips, Home Decorating Tips, Inside the Home, Product Buying Guide & Reviews, Tips & Helpful Advice

A Well-Dressed Bed Gives Your Bedroom a Quick Lift

OK, so maybe it’s not a coincidence that we’re discussing beds just in time for Valentine’s Day. But, if your bedroom is looking a little drab, and your budget won’t allow for a complete makeover, consider a fresh change of bedding, and it might be all your room needs. Take a look at these gorgeous beds for inspiration. 1. For sheer romance, it’s […]

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Keep Fire Safety in Mind
on January 22, 2016 at 9:38 pm / in Health & Fitness Tips, Home & Garden Tips, Lifestyle Tips, Outdoor Living, Projects & Tips, Tips & Helpful Advice

Keep Fire Safety in Mind

The first week of February is Burn Awareness Week, but it’s something we should keep in mind every day. Did you know: Each year, 1,100 children die from fire and burn injuries. Among children under five years of age, scalds or contact burns are responsible for 90 percent of burn injuries. The most common places children experience scalds are in […]

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Three Whimsical DIY Holiday Wreaths
on November 23, 2015 at 6:24 pm / in Holiday Tips, Home Decorating Tips

Three Whimsical DIY Holiday Wreaths

During the holidays, nothing welcomes guests to your home as warmly as a gorgeous wreath hanging on your front door. But, there’s no law that says all wreaths have to be green and round. You can put your personal stamp on your holiday wreath this year by sidestepping tradition. Take a look at these ideas for clever DIY wreaths that you […]

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