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New Twists on 3 Valentine’s Day Favorites

February 10, 2020

Roses are red, violets are blue…isn’t it time to try something new? If you’ve been struggling to come up with a creative gift idea for Valentine’s Day, this list is for you. Let’s talk conversation hearts.  There’s nothing more iconically Valentine’s Day than conversation hearts, but they’re not the tastiest of treats. The folks at theKitchn have found five flavorful ways to reinvent this classic candy. Everything’s coming up roses. If roses are what your sweetheart wants, then by all means, don’t disappoint! However, if…

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8 Gifts Homebodies Will Love

December 10, 2019

When it comes to picking the right present, there’s always someone on your gift-giving list that’s a challenge. If you’re struggling to find something exciting for your favorite homebody, don’t miss this list of unique, entertaining subscription boxes and DIY kits. Boasting enough wow-factor to keep anyone happy, they’re the perfect way to bring adventure home. 1 Adults & Crafts Subscription Box For many homebodies, there’s nothing as wonderful as a relaxing night in with a new project. This monthly box will cure any creative…

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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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One-Week Thanksgiving Checklist

November 20, 2019

Thanksgiving is fast approaching. You’ve invited your guests and planned your mouthwatering menu, but there are still some to-dos standing between you and your bountiful feast with friends and family. Use this handy checklist to get all your ducks… er, turkeys, in a row this Thanksgiving! Confirm your guest list. Finalize your menu. Make a seating chart. Decide on your décor. Order your turkey (if fresh). Clean out your refrigerator & freezer (so there’s ample space for ingredients & leftovers). Make a grocery list. Be…

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Buying a Home

Black Friday Dos & Don’ts

November 8, 2019

Thanksgiving is approaching and that means Black Friday will be nipping at its coattails, vying for your attention—and your dollars. It’s easy to get caught up in the flashy deals—and many of them are worth getting up at 2 a.m. for—but if you’re in the market for a new home, please read this article before you hit the holiday shopping circuit. Don’t: Drain Your Bank Account The Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals may be calling your name, but if you’re buying a new home,…

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