Tips & Helpful Advice

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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Dutch Baby – German Pancake
on August 29, 2016 at 11:55 pm / in Favorite Recipes, Food & Cooking Tips & Recipes

Dutch Baby – German Pancake

A Dutch Baby is also known as a German pancake, but, really, this puffy, slightly sweet breakfast treat brings to mind a popover when you first pull it from the oven. And after the Dutch Baby has settled down and lost its massive puff, it then tastes a bit like a bread pudding. Either way, it makes a delicious, easy […]

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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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Tips for a Successful Yard Sale
on May 24, 2016 at 5:42 pm / in Garage Projects, Home Decorating Tips, Meeting Neighbors, Money Saving Tips, Moving Tips

Tips for a Successful Yard Sale

Whether you’re moving or simply decluttering, a garage sale, or yard sale, is an excellent way to get rid of items that have been languishing unused in your house and garage. And, of course, it’s an ideal way to put some extra money in your pocket. But, before you start taping signs around the neighborhood, consider some of these suggestions […]

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Six Tips to Help You Save Money at the Grocery Store
on May 24, 2016 at 5:22 pm / in Money Saving Tips

Six Tips to Help You Save Money at the Grocery Store

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average American family spends more than $330 per month on groceries — the fourth biggest budget priority behind housing, transportation and insurance. That’s just the average, so it’s likely that many families spend even more. The good news, however, is that by tweaking your grocery shopping routine, you can cut your spending […]

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Oregano & Meyer Lemon Salmon En Papiollote
on May 24, 2016 at 5:09 pm / in Favorite Recipes, Food & Cooking Tips & Recipes

Oregano & Meyer Lemon Salmon En Papiollote

For a taste of spring, consider this elegant and deceptively easy to prepare salmon dish perfumed with fresh oregano and slightly sweet Meyer lemons. (Serves four.)             Heat oven to 450-degrees Four salmon fillets, about 6 ounces each and about 1-inch thick, remove any bones To make the oil, in a glass heatproof measuring cup, […]

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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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