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6 Home Office Ideas: Get Organized and Love Your Office

August 30, 2012

Decorating or redecorating a home office? Make it comfortable, stylish and welcoming with these 6 simple organization and style tips: 1. Plan around your windows. It’s nice to have a sunny office, but you don’t want a glare on your computer when you’re sending an email. Before you arrange the furniture, consider the windows—and angle your desk so that you can comfortably work even if it’s sunny out. 2. Designate an inbox. Specify a bin or drawer large enough for papers, folders, mail or other items…

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Healthy After-school Snack Ideas (Part 2)

August 16, 2012
broccoli cheese soup with heart-shaped croutons

If you have a small child, it may be hard to tempt them into healthy snacking choices. After all, they’re inundated every day with ads and commercials and their friends’ food opinions. How can carrot sticks compete with chocolate-covered cartoon characters and pizza pockets? Try fighting fire with fire. Food companies spend billions on bright, colorful packaging. Why not spend a few extra minutes to make your snack time just as exciting? Make healthy food fun. The way food tastes and smells is important, but…

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Healthy After-school Snack Ideas (Part 1)

August 13, 2012
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If you’re like many parents, that little stretch of time after school and before dinner is your busiest time of day. Who has time to fix healthy snacks between soccer practice, cello lessons and every other errand on your plate? With a few tips, you do! As you get into back-to-school mode this year, try a few of these simple snack ideas and see what works for you. Make fresh fruits and veggies an easy option. As soon as you’ve finished putting the groceries away…

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How to Organize Your Closet in One Saturday

July 30, 2012

  6:00 a.m.: you hit snooze. 6:15 a.m.: shower.  7:00 a.m.: bagel and the morning news.  7:30 a.m.: in pursuit of your favorite belt, you’re toppled by a tower of sweaters.  7:40 a.m.: you spend 10 minutes looking for your other brown shoe.  Familiar scenario? Ironing the snags out of your morning routine is easier when your closet is in order. Luckily, just one lazy Saturday devoted to organizing your closet can make all the difference. And we’ve made it easy! Win the wardrobe war…

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4th of July Dessert Recipe

June 27, 2012

Looking for the perfect 4th of July dessert? How about a red, white and blue trifle from Sandra Lee at the Food Network! It’s simple, elegant and would make a colorful addition to any table. Have a safe and happy holiday. Keep following our blog for recipes, decorating ideas, organization tips and homebuying advice.

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