Life at Home

Setting up a Craft Room

July 16, 2019
Robert floor plan - Craft room

Practically every “crafter” dreams of a dedicated space in which they can unleash their creativity. Whether you’re interested in scrapbooking, sewing, painting or quilting, we’re here to help! Check out the following tips for creating a cozy craft corner—or spacious craft room—that seamlessly integrates with your home’s layout and design. Pay attention to lighting. It’s ideal to set up your crafting station in an area with abundant natural light. Windows are especially beneficial if you plan to photograph crafts in progress. If you must use…

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Packing & Moving

How to Write a Garage Sale Ad (and Where to Post It Online)

July 12, 2019

Staging your house to sell? Cutting the clutter before a move? Just looking for a little more breathing room in your closets? If so, a garage sale could be a Saturday morning well spent! Once you’ve decided what you want to sell, priced your items and planned when and how to set up your garage sale, all that’s left is to advertise it. Where to post garage sale ads online Today, there many free online resources available to advertise your garage sale. Sites like YardSaleSearch.com, Gsalr.com and GarageSaleFinder.com—and their…

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Buying a Home? Community Amenities Matter!

July 9, 2019

From price to number of bedrooms, there are many factors that influence the search for a new home. One of the most important considerations, though, only begins after the property line ends: community amenities. When you’re house hunting, keep an eye out for neighborhoods with on-site schools, fitness centers or easy access to commuter routes­­­­­­—they’ll likely enrich your lifestyle, and at the very least add a level of convenience to your daily routine. We’ve lined up some popular amenities and the Richmond American communities where…

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Benefits of Subscribing to a Meal Kit Delivery Service

July 8, 2019

Meal kit delivery services can save you time and energy—and provide the perfect excuse to skip the long lines at the grocery store. But that’s not all they offer! Check out these exciting benefits, some of which you may not have considered: Convenience. No meal planning. Minimal prep work. Simply choose the dishes you’d like to eat and the fresh, flavorful ingredients will be delivered directly to your doorstep. Portion control. Practicing proper portion control is an important part of adhering to a healthful diet.…

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Fourth of July Traditions for Families

July 1, 2019

“It ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parade, with Shews, Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires, and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more.” – John Adams The Fourth of July, America’s biggest summer holiday, during which communities from coast to coast come together to celebrate our national independence and heritage. Like most families across America, your Fourth of July ritual probably involves some combination of grilled food and—as John Adams famously foretold—grand firework displays, local…

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