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Tailgating Tips For Rookies
on October 14, 2015 at 7:20 pm / in House Warming Party, Lifestyle Tips, Tips & Helpful Advice

Tailgating Tips For Rookies

Remember hosting your first Thanksgiving? Well, planning your very first tailgating isn’t much different. Essentially, you’re displaying your team devotion while celebrating with your football family. OK, you’re pretty much having a party in a parking lot; emphasis on the party. It may sound daunting, but follow these 10 tips, and you could end up as a tailgate legend. 1. […]

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5 Things To Wait To Buy Until After Your Loan Closes
on September 1, 2015 at 11:14 pm / in Mortgage Tips

5 Things To Wait To Buy Until After Your Loan Closes

It’s perfectly normal. You’re excited about finally buying the home you’ve always dreamed of. Now you’re ready to ditch the hand-me-down furniture you’ve used for years and can’t wait to pick up that new matching bedroom set. There’s only one problem. Your new home loan isn’t closed yet. It’s common to think that buying something like new furniture is ok […]

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Tips for Saving Water – Our Most Precious Resource
on July 1, 2015 at 11:04 pm / in Gardening Tips, Home & Garden Tips, Landscaping Tips, Money Saving Tips, Outdoor Living, Projects & Tips, Tips & Helpful Advice

Tips for Saving Water – Our Most Precious Resource

Water is the planet’s most precious resource. Access to clean water is a privilege that, unfortunately, many people still take for granted. Even if you don’t live in the currently drought-stricken west, conserving water is still something everyone should be doing. As our population continues to grow, maintaining water resources will always be a primary need. By utilizing new water […]

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Forget Ice Cream, Go With Sicilian Gelato
on July 1, 2015 at 8:33 pm / in Favorite Recipes, Food & Cooking Tips & Recipes, Home & Garden Tips, Tips & Helpful Advice

Forget Ice Cream, Go With Sicilian Gelato

When the crushing summer sun threatens to beat you senseless, do as the Sicilians: Cool off with “un cono o una coppa di gelato;” also known as a cone or cup of the most luscious bit of frozen confection to ever hit your tongue. Culinary lore has it that flavored ices sprang from the snows of Sicily’s Mount Etna, but […]

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Taking a Car Vacation with Your Dog
on July 1, 2015 at 7:48 pm / in Lifestyle Tips, Tips & Helpful Advice, Travel tips

Taking a Car Vacation with Your Dog

If your dog loves riding in the car, taking him along can make the family vacation more fun for everyone, if you plan carefully. Follow these trip tips to ensure that you and your pet enjoy a successful getaway. Health & Safety Bring your dog to the vet for a check-up before going on an extended trip. Make sure all […]

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Wedding Planning Apps That Save Time, Money and Sanity
on July 1, 2015 at 7:40 pm / in Lifestyle Tips

Wedding Planning Apps That Save Time, Money and Sanity

Whether you’re planning the wedding of the century, or an intimate gathering for your nearest and dearest, you’re still going to need plenty of help. These apps will give you all of the help you need right at your fingertips. Appy Couple Once the engagement becomes a reality, the first thing you’ll want to do is to let people in on […]

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Selecting the Ideal Mattress for a Good Night’s Sleep
on July 1, 2015 at 7:25 pm / in Health & Fitness Tips, Home & Garden Tips, Inside the Home, Lifestyle Tips, Tips & Helpful Advice

Selecting the Ideal Mattress for a Good Night’s Sleep

In spite of what you may see in ads, there isn’t one ideal mattress that suits all — even if it cools you off, warms you up, lets you pick a magic number, elevates your head, your feet, and pretty much gyrates like Elvis at the touch of a button. Depending on the size, a new mattress is not an inexpensive purchase; you can’t afford […]

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Tri-tip: California’s King of the Grill
on May 22, 2015 at 9:30 pm / in BBQ Recipes & Tips, Favorite Recipes, Food & Cooking Tips & Recipes, Home & Garden Tips, Tips & Helpful Advice

Tri-tip: California’s King of the Grill

We all know that the South claims bragging rights to smoked pulled pork, and Texas holds the brisket as its holy barbecue grail. But were you aware that California crowns the tri-tip roast as its king of the grill? It does. And, rightfully so. Locals know it as Santa Maria tri-tip, named after the small town on California’s Central Coast, […]

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Why You Should Consider a DIY Home Security System
on May 22, 2015 at 9:28 pm / in Home & Garden Tips, Money Saving Tips, Tips & Helpful Advice

Why You Should Consider a DIY Home Security System

Now that the ink has dried on your shiny new home, and you’ve filled it with precious contents, most importantly — your family — isn’t it time to consider how you’re going to keep it, and your treasures, safe? While a security system is the obvious answer, these days you have an important decision to to make. Do I install a DIY […]

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Enjoy the Peak of Spring Gardening
on May 22, 2015 at 7:45 pm / in Gardening Tips, Home & Garden Tips, Outdoor Living, Projects & Tips, Tips & Helpful Advice

Enjoy the Peak of Spring Gardening

For many areas around the country, the peak of spring is a long-awaited time to get outside and enjoy the warmer days of sunshine after a harsh winter. Spring also brings longer days, often giving ample time after the work day is over to enjoy being outside in the yard. This post shares some fantastic ideas from houzz.com on spring […]

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