Lifestyle

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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A Trio of Ways to be More ‘Adult’ while Still Holding on to Your Inner Child

January 18, 2017
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Becoming an adult is the classic “grass is always greener” scenario. When we're young, we pine away for the days when we’ll be grown up and seemingly able to do, eat and watch whatever we want. But, now that we've officially entered into the realms of adulthood, we may wish to go back to the […]

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Which puppy is the best for you?

January 13, 2017
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Have you ever wondered what type of dog is the right breed for you? Check out this flowchart to find the perfect dog for your household.

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Is barrier control or baiting better for pest control?

January 11, 2017
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If you are having a problem with pests in your home you may be wondering whether it's best to employ barrier control or baiting to resolve it. The answer to that question is not completely straightforward. The method of control that is chosen is often dictated by the details of the individual situation. If you […]

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2017 Planner Setup in FoxyFix Traveler’s Notebook

January 11, 2017

I have wanted to give planning in a traveler's notebook a try for quite some time and I am LOVING it!  

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Visit New Orleans, Branson or Orlando for Under $500 for One Week

December 29, 2016

Looking for a vacation to escape the cold? Try out a timeshare resale rental in popular vacation destinations like New Orleans, Branson and Orlando. Timeshare resale rentals are available online for as little as $100 for one week! Great for those who’ve had their bank accounts drained from all that Christmas shopping. How is this […]

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Top Articles of 2016

December 20, 2016
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These are the top articles from this blog for 2016 10. Pizza Rolls – Kid Friendly Recipe 9. Jamba Juice Orange Dream Machine Taste Alike Healthier Recipe 8. Rental Decorating – Home Office 7. Chili's Cinnamon Apples 6. Cooking with Campbell's – Stove Top Chicken Casserole 5. Rental Decorating Tips on a Budget 4. Rental […]

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6 Often Overlooked Aspects of a Kitchen Remodeling Budget

December 15, 2016
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Before you can begin planning out your brand-new kitchen, it's very important that you come up with a realistic budget. Of course, you can't do that unless you understand all of the expenses which go into that budget. It's easy to include aspects such as contractor fees, time, and materials, but there are many other […]

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Holiday Stress Relief 101

November 30, 2016
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Festive lights? Check. Carolers? Check. More family gatherings than you can count? Check. A stress headache that just won’t go away? You know it. The holidays are upon us and with them comes wonderful foods and family traditions as well as a heaping helping of stress and tension. If you start experiencing a general sense […]

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How to Know When Your Home Lighting Needs Updating

November 23, 2016
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While old, flickering, decaying lighting is a staple of haunted house design, it’s not what you want in your beautiful, contemporary home. Whether you’re preparing for your year-end decluttering or you’re just in the mood for an update, be sure to take a look at your lighting. While some light fixtures will last for decades, […]

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Create Lifelong Memories With an Annual Camping Trip

November 2, 2016

  Starting your own family traditions enables you to create valuable memories that you and your children can cherish for a lifetime. Typically, traditions are carried down from generation to generation, but when creating your own they often happen by accident. For instance, they can be sparked by a funny situation that is fondly remembered […]

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Want to Be a Mompreneur? 5 Key Personality Traits You Need for Success

September 27, 2016
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You already juggle so much for your family on any given day. But that desire for something more is nagging and the drive to make a positive impact by creating your own business is hard to ignore. But while all moms can multi-task, we aren't all cut out to be entrepreneurs. It takes a specific […]

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Modern White Dresses for Your “Must Have” Shopping List Next Month

September 14, 2016
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by Cathy Habas What’s so great about white dresses? Everything! You won’t find a more neutral color, so white dresses are wonderfully easy to accessorize. With the right design, you can get a lot of use out of a single white dress, going from a casual look to red carpet-worthy style with a little creativity. […]

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Achieve Bedtime Bliss: Sleep Trackers That Will Improve Your Slumber

September 13, 2016
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  Health and fitness monitors allow you to better acquaint yourself with the mechanics and patterns of your body. Just as you collect data from your daytime activities, you should also keep track of your sleep-specific patterns and habits. A good night's sleep will yield a more energized and refreshed self. Sleep cycle monitors provide […]

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Cleaning Schedules for Busy or Working Moms

September 8, 2016
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If you are like me, cleaning is not your favorite thing to do. In fact, it's not something I really want to do ever. But it has to be done. So in an effort to try to make things a bit easier on my, I created this cleaning schedule. Anyone can use it, but it […]

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Mellanni Bed Sheets Review

June 21, 2016
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I have had the WORST time finding sheets that Ryan and I agree on. I want satin. He wants fleecy microfiber. So we settled on trying to find some super soft cotton sheets that breath when it's hot (like now) and fit our super thick mattress. Mellanni contacted me and asked if I wanted to […]

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Top 10 Songs to Make You Cry

April 28, 2016

Some songs have the ability to strike a nerve and bring out an emotional response every time you hear them. These are my top 10 songs that will make you cry. Every. Single. Time. Which songs always make you cry? Leave a comment! 10. Don't Cry – Guns N' Roses 9. So Far Away – […]

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St. Patrick’s Day fun for kids

March 17, 2016
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St. Patrick's Day revelry might be most associated with adults who enjoy hoisting a few pints and listening to music at Irish pubs, but that does not mean kids can't also enjoy this beloved holiday. The following are a handful of ways to infuse kids with the spirit of St. PatrickÕs Day. Parades Parades are […]

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Make Living a Healthy Lifestyle a Priority

March 10, 2016

(Family Features) Living a healthy lifestyle doesn’t have to be a daunting task. There are many products available to help make the process easier. There is no time like the present to make your body a priority and it’s no secret that good health can have an undeniably positive impact on quality of life. Whether […]

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