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Why Choose Wall Cladding? A Look at Design Options

April 24, 2017

Making your choices for exterior wall cladding or siding is usually determined by factors like insulation, durability or cost. But you shouldn't forget the simple aesthetic and design benefits that come with various kinds of cladding either. If you’re interested in many a visual statement with your home siding, click this link to find out […]

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Spice Up Spring Cleaning

April 17, 2017
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(Family Features) While you're making this year's spring cleaning chore list, remember that a true deep clean means decluttering your kitchen from inside the cabinets out. "The idea of spring cleaning is especially relevant to the spice rack," said Mark Garcia, chef at McCormick Kitchens. "Many people keep the same herbs and spices in their […]

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8 Ways to Optimize Your Sleep

April 13, 2017

(Family Features) While a healthy lifestyle requires a balanced diet and exercise, sleep is another pillar of overall wellness that is both essential to your health and success, and often overlooked. By simply making small changes to your daily routine you can improve your quality of sleep. Follow these tips from Dr. Sujay Kansagra, Mattress […]

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Add Life to Outdoor Spaces

April 11, 2017

(Family Features) Once the structural elements and hardscape features of your outdoor living space are in place, it’s time to turn attention to the details that really bring the area to life. Vibrant textiles like cushions, pillows and rugs can all soften the look of a space while adding colorful charm, but another effective place […]

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Midnight, Texas – Books, TV show, what’s coming

April 10, 2017

I've long been a fan of Charlaine Harris and her Sookie Stackhouse novels. The novels were the inspiration for the HBO series True Blood. I've read all of the novels and am working my way through True Blood on Amazon Prime video. I'm just getting started with season 3. I finally started reading Harris' Midnight, […]

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40 lessons I’ve learned in 40 years

April 7, 2017

Today I turn 40. I have earned every single one of those years so I'm claiming all of them.  I hope I've learned some valuable lessons along the way. 1. Don't give up on your dreams It is good to dream. And dream big. Don't listen to any of the lies you will hear when […]

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Make your workouts enjoyable for success

April 4, 2017
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I live in a town of just less than 9,000 people. Our fitness options are limited. We have a beautiful running trail at our park, but I hate running. Plus, I have some knee issues that make impact less than comfortable and sometimes downright painful. Plus, that's dependant on the weather. We do have a […]

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I love my job – and how you can love your job

April 3, 2017
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I love my job. I truly do. Just about two years ago I took over as the Managing Editor for my local weekly newspaper. 1. I am a writer. I have wanted to be a writer since I was 6 years old. I didn't always have my sights set on journalism. That just kind of […]

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Skin Care Innovations and Techniques for Flawless Skin

March 24, 2017
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Skin care is an important part of your health and beauty maintenance. You should have an arsenal of products and well-established routines that will keep your skin youthful and radiant. Through many blogs, like the Amway Connections blog, you can find skin care tips that will help you in your pursuit of the perfectly preserved […]

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Book Review: What Remains of Me by Alison Gaylin

March 22, 2017
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It's no secret that I love a good thriller. And this was a great one. A combination of the excess of Hollywood and the evils that lurk behind closed doors is the backdrop for this novel. in 1980, Kelly Michelle Lund shot and killed famous director John McFadden, or did she? Kelly spends 25 years […]

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Boxycharm March 2017

March 21, 2017

This was another fantastic box!

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5 Smart Cooking Gadgets for Healthier Eating

March 13, 2017
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Cooking at home provides plenty of benefits, like the ability to control the ingredients you use and the chance to portion out your meal perfectly. However, it can also be a less healthy habit than eating out depending on your techniques and ingredients. A study carried out by researchers at Rush University discovered that the […]

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American Irish Stew

March 10, 2017

Looking for the perfect St. Patrick's Day recipe? Try this American Irish stew! American Irish Stew Reprinted with permission from the American Institute for Cancer Research Servings: 6 1          tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 1 1/4    pounds beef, top round, cut into 3/4-inch pieces 3          cloves garlic, minced salt, to taste pepper, to taste 1          medium […]

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Tips for a Vintage Kitchen Remodel

March 9, 2017

(Family Features) When you renovate an older home, the goal is not always to replace old with new. In fact, some renovations are all about preserving the past with a design that reflects and pays respect to the yesteryear features that make your home unique. Whether you’re planning a renovation for a 60-year-old home, or […]

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Make Spring Cleaning a Cinch

March 8, 2017

(Family Features) Spring is a time of renewal and revitalization, but it’s hard to appreciate all the invigorating aspects of spring when your home still bears months of winter dust and dirt. Tackle your living space room-by-room for a spring clean that will leave you and your home refreshed and ready for a new season. […]

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10 Books to Read Before You Die

March 2, 2017
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Today is National Read Across America Day! So I thought I would share with you 10 books I think you need to read. Each has it's own reason for being on this list, and I could make a much longer list of books I think you need to read. But these are some of my […]

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February Empties – Makeup, Beauty, Haircare

February 28, 2017

I am actually quite surprised at how many empties I had in this short month!  

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Make Your Home Calm, Safe & Soothing with Simple Updates

February 23, 2017
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Your home should put you at ease, soothe you after a long day, recharge your creativity, and wash away any tension you picked up throughout the day. Give yourself some room to breathe and organize your home in a way that puts you as ease. Infuse a Sense of Calm Every room has potential. Don't […]

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Book Review: I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh

February 22, 2017
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This was a Book of the Month club pick. Jenna's life has been altered. Drasticically, devastatingly altered. So she leaves everything behind and moves to the Welsh coast, off the grid. The interesting thing about this novel is we have no idea what Jenna is running from. We have no idea what happened to her. […]

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Finish 7 by Spring Project Pan INTRO

February 21, 2017
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Hot or Not: Marc Jacobs Highliner Review

February 20, 2017

 

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Home Cleanliness Tips for Young Families

February 16, 2017
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Parents don’t need anyone to tell you how hard it is to keep a clean house while your kids are still young—you already know all about it. Sometimes, it may seem like the task is impossible. Don’t give up, though. We’re here to help. Keep reading for some tips on how to keep your house […]

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Flosstube #3 – WIPs, New starts, SALs, Blackwork

February 16, 2017
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Book Review: The Widow by Fiona Barton

February 15, 2017
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The Widow has been compared to Gone Girl just about everywhere that books are talked about. So of course, I NEEDED to read this book. While this is an interesting thriller and does have some twists and turns, I think the comparison to Gone Girl is unearned. Jeannie is our main character. A mouse of […]

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6 Tips for Reducing Your Kid’s Screen Time

February 10, 2017
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If you have a child between the ages of 0 and 18, you are probably worried about screen time. Whether it be a phone, computer, TV, tablet or video game, we’re all guilty of occasionally (or always) spending too much time consuming media and of letting our children do the same. The American Academy of […]

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Book Review: The Velvet Hours by Alyson Richman

February 8, 2017
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I love a good historical fiction book. The Velvet Hours is set in Paris on the brink of German occupation. Goodreads says, "Inspired by the true account of an abandoned Parisian apartment, Alyson Richman brings to life Solange, the young woman forced to leave her fabled grandmother’s legacy behind to save all that she loved." […]

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6 Incredible Gift Ideas for Your Doting Mom under $20

February 7, 2017
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Image Source: https://cdn.pixabay.com/photo/2015/04/15/00/14/april-723017_960_720.jpg You’re the luckiest in the world if you have an affectionate mom, and there’s no way she can be thanked enough for being the reason of your existence. But, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try. Presenting her with thoughtful gifts is the best way to show her how much she means to […]

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Project 10 pan update

February 6, 2017

I’ve used up 4/10 products so far.  

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Book Review: Dark Matter by Blake Crouch

February 3, 2017
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What if you woke up one day and your life wasn't yours. You are still you, but everything else is different. You are in an entirely different world. That's exactly what happens to Jason Dessen in Dark Matter. It's difficult to talk much about the story without giving too much away. So I'll tell you […]

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Pan that Palette 1 Month Update

February 2, 2017
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Why Budget-Friendly Homebuilders Are Going with Concrete

January 26, 2017
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Log homes, cape cods, colonial style homes… The kind of homes one could build literally falls under a never-ending list. While beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder, the aesthetic outlook of a home is not the only feature a home owner should be focusing on. With the financial health of economies and the […]

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Flosstube #2 – All things Cross Stitch – WIPs, HAED, Blackwork, SAL

January 24, 2017
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