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Springtime Chores for the Birds
on April 22, 2015 at 5:46 pm / in Gardening Tips, Landscaping Tips

Springtime Chores for the Birds

While bird feeding is a year-round activity that benefits both you and the birds, there are a few springtime chores that you can do to keep your yard birds happy, healthy, and, naturally, coming back. Take stock of your feeders Chances are, if you’ve been offering birds food in the winter (and you should), by the time spring rolls around, some […]

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GRILL SAFETY
on April 22, 2015 at 5:39 pm / in BBQ Recipes & Tips, Food & Cooking Tips & Recipes

GRILL SAFETY

In December 2012, ESPN SportsCenter anchor, Hannah Storm, noticed that the flame in her propane-fueled grill had gone out. And, so, she simply did what thousands of us automatically do each year. Storm turned off the gas and promptly reignited the grill. It immediately exploded and left her in flames. Literally. She received first and second-degree burns on her face, […]

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Cooking Light Thai Red Curry Beef
on March 17, 2015 at 4:55 pm / in Favorite Recipes, Food & Cooking Tips & Recipes, Home & Garden Tips, Tips & Helpful Advice

Cooking Light Thai Red Curry Beef

Because it’s made in a slow cooker, this spicy dish from Cooking Light provides a hearty meal with little fuss. 2 pounds lean beef stew meat 1/8 teaspoon salt 2 cups finely chopped onion (1 onion) 4 garlic cloves, minced 3/4 cup lower-sodium beef broth 1 tablespoon dark brown sugar 3 tablespoons red curry paste 2 tablespoons fish sauce 2 […]

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Spring Cleaning With Allergy Sufferers in Mind
on March 17, 2015 at 4:51 pm / in Home & Garden Tips, Inside the Home, Tips & Helpful Advice

Spring Cleaning With Allergy Sufferers in Mind

Depending on where you live, it’s nearly impossible to think that this brutal winter will soon be little more than a lingering memory. But, look out. While spring breaks through winter’s chill, it also unleashes the merciless onslaught of pollen. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) estimates that asthma and allergies strike 50 million Americans — that’s one […]

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Eight Space-Saving Vacation Beauty Packing Hacks
on March 17, 2015 at 4:41 pm / in Lifestyle Tips, Travel tips

Eight Space-Saving Vacation Beauty Packing Hacks

Preparing for a vacation is one of the most exciting and stressful experiences — so much to pack, so little space. If you’re like many women, then packing means compromising when it comes to jewelry, cosmetics and accessories. Not only do you have to make room for those items, but you also have to make sure that they don’t get […]

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Make That Stainless Steel Stovetop Sparkle in a Snap
on March 4, 2015 at 5:15 pm / in Home & Garden Tips, Inside the Home, Kitchen Ideas, Tips & Helpful Advice

Make That Stainless Steel Stovetop Sparkle in a Snap

Doesn’t it seem as if we’ve been grousing about those spotty stainless steel appliances for ages? Yet, we’re still putting them in our kitchens. We can’t seem to get enough of the sleek beauties, but the upkeep is a never-ending chore. And the poor stove top seems to get the most wear and tear. However, there’s a simple method to […]

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Fix Your Own Jammed Garbage Disposal
on February 12, 2015 at 7:40 am / in Around The Home, Home Repair Tips, Money Saving Tips

Fix Your Own Jammed Garbage Disposal

It happens at one time or another to all of us who own a garbage disposal. The whole shebang comes to a grinding halt, and you’re left wondering if you’ll have to call a service tech. Relax. In most cases there’s an easy fix that you easily can do yourself. Reset If your disposal stops working, first try the reset button. […]

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Queen of Sheba Cake (Reine de Saba)
on February 12, 2015 at 7:38 am / in Favorite Recipes, Food & Cooking Tips & Recipes, Home & Garden Tips, Tips & Helpful Advice

Queen of Sheba Cake (Reine de Saba)

  Thanks to Valentine’s Day, February is the month that gleefully ushers us out of the dessert dry spell of January. Each year, the first month is the one where we tend to feel abject remorse over the high calorie and fat-and-sugar-laden choices we made –beginning on Halloween and ending with a New Year’s Eve blowout. We repent by denying ourselves; some of us assuaging […]

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Puppy Proof Your New Home
on February 12, 2015 at 7:32 am / in Around The Home, Home & Garden Tips, Lifestyle Tips

Puppy Proof Your New Home

Now that you have your ideal home with that terrific back yard, it’s time for a little family addition. Yay, it’s a puppy! But, to ensure that your little fluff ball doesn’t morph into a total home wrecker, follow these tips. Not only will they keep your favorite shoes and chair in perfect condition, but they also could save your new pup’s life.  Ideally, when you’re […]

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Winter home selling tips
on February 11, 2015 at 9:33 pm / in Home Seller Tips, Home Selling Tips

Winter home selling tips

Look, sometimes life’s timing isn’t always ideal and, here you are, in the dead of winter, with a house to sell. Not to worry, winter has its own beauty and charm that you can take advantage of when placing your home on the market. Here are some vital tips that will make your house shine to potential cold-weather buyers. 1. Clear the walkway If you […]

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