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How to Stay Organized with a Planner

Planners have been around for a long time to help students, employees, business owners, moms and anyone else stay organized with their daily tasks and activities. There are a variety of planners, both paper and digital, available for use. Since the selection can be overwhelming, consider where you are in life and what the best…
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Labor Day Weekend Getaway Ideas

Labor Day unofficially marks the end of summer and vacation season. It is the last long weekend most schools and companies celebrate until the fall and winter holidays arrive. With this, you definitely want to make it worthwhile! Even if you don’t have a chance to take a full vacation out of town, there are…
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Healthy School Lunch Ideas

Back to school means back to packing lunches nonstop. You may start the first few days with good intentions, but it’s easy to run out of ideas quickly when you’re juggling so many other things such as work and extracurricular activities. Whether you send your children to school or homeschool, you’re still faced with what…
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Fall Porch Decor

Fall means all things cozy. The front porch is generally meant to be a welcoming area and can easily be decorated for the season, sometimes with minimal effort. Try a few of these stylish and simple ideas to spruce up your porch for flannel season:  Go All Out  If you prefer to be more of…
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National Coffee Day

September 29 is National Coffee Day for 2021 in the United States and Canada. Most true coffee lovers will really celebrate National Coffee Day every day, but this is the “official” holiday for it.  Did you know that coffee is the second most valuable legally traded commodity in the world? It is only behind oil!…
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Hispanic Heritage Month

National Hispanic Heritage Month is observed in America from September 15 to October 15. The goal is to celebrate the histories, cultures, and contributions of Americans whose ancestors are from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America and South America. Observation began in 1968 under President Lyndon Johnson as Hispanic Heritage Week, but President Ronald Reagan…
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Fun Fall Craft Ideas for Kids

The fall season is full of changing leaves, cool breezes, pumpkin patches and more. It’s also a great time for crafting with items from nature such as leaves and acorns. If your little ones are in need of fun activities to do in their free time, here are a few craft ideas to celebrate the…
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Best Places to See Changing Leaves This Fall

Watching the leaves fall and change colors is one of the simple joys of the transition between seasons. Cozy sweaters, savory lattes, apple cider, and bright autumn colors are staples for fall. If you’re looking for a quick trip to take for picturesque views of the leaves changing, here are a few places to consider…
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Fire Pit Safety Tips

One of the simplest joys of summer time is gathering around a fire pit in the backyard with friends and family. Before you light it up, keep these safety tips in mind to avoid a catastrophe:  Keep an eye on wind conditions.  Check your local weather forecast to see if the day is more windy…
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End of Summer Home Maintenance

As summer starts to wind down and everyone prepares for the back-to-school madness, there are important home maintenance items to remember that will keep your home in the best condition possible. Give these areas some special attention before early fall activities occupy your time.  Clean the gutters. As the weather heads into fall, you’ll want…
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All About Cultured Marble

Looking to redo your countertops? Granite, marble and laminate are all common upgrade options. But have you heard of cultured marble? If not, buckle up and be prepared to push your other options to the side. You may just fall in love with this one!  Cultured marble isn’t the same as pure marble. Instead, it…
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Ways to Reduce Humidity in the Home

High humidity is typically not enjoyable, especially in the south with warm weather. When it’s infiltrating your home, things can feel downright miserable. To ease the discomfort of unruly humidity levels in your home, get the indoor air quality back to where it needs to be. The ideal range for humidity in the home should…
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