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Life at Home

Father’s Day Gifts for the Home

June 16, 2020

Father’s Day is fast approaching, and you’re on the hunt for the perfect present. You don’t want to give Dad another bottle of cologne or one more tie to add to his already-extensive collection. You want to wow him this year with an unexpected gift that clearly took some careful consideration. How about a present he can use around the house? After all, home is where the heart is. Following are some unique Father’s Day gifts for the home. Bluetooth-enabled Deadbolt. Security-conscious, gadget-loving dads will…

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Protecting Your Floors During the Holidays

December 3, 2019

The holiday season is in full swing, which for many means hosting houseguests, dinner parties and end-of-the-year celebrations. But with the joys of entertaining comes increased foot traffic and greater risk of damage to your home’s flooring. How can you help protect your carpet, tile and hardwoods from spills, stains, scratches and other holiday havoc? Following are some simple suggestions: Stock up on mats and rugs. Place floor mats and rugs in high-traffic areas throughout your home. Be sure to steer clear of rubber and…

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Great Last-minute Gifts for Dad

June 14, 2019

So Father’s Day is just around the corner and you don’t have a gift? No need to panic. Whether you have a few days or just a few hours remaining before the moment of truth, our list of last-minute gift ideas for Dad should have you covered. A concert or sporting event It only takes a few minutes to check the schedule for your dad’s favorite baseball team or touring dates for his favorite band and click to buy tickets. Then simply print out the…

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Packing & Moving

Going-away Party Ideas for Kids (or Grown-ups!)

May 17, 2019

A big move can be a big adjustment—especially for children. One way you can help them get excited about the move is to throw a going-away party. Here are a few ideas to get you started, but feel free to follow our Moving Party board on Pinterest for even more inspiration. Let your child help with the planning. During a move, kids can feel like a lot of things are out of their control. By letting them make choices about their party’s guest list, invitations,…

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Pi Day Pie Recipes

March 14, 2019

If you plan to celebrate Pi Day by indulging in a slice or two (or 3.14…) of delicious pie, we’ve got you covered! At least one of the following recipes is sure to become a constant (pun intended!) in your kitchen. Best Apple Pie. Is it the buttery crust? Or perhaps the sweet apple filling? It’s hard to pinpoint what makes this dessert so delicious, but it’s a far cry from your run-of-the-mill apple pie! Black-Bottom Banana Cream Pie. Crushed Oreo cookies, fresh banana slices,…

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