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Make Your Room Look Cleaner Without Lifting a Finger – Tips for Selecting the Right Paint Color

The right paint colors can be your secret weapon in the battle against everyday clutter, where the right shade isn’t just about aesthetics—it’s about creating a space that exudes cleanliness and harmony. Here are our tips from interior decorators and painting gurus that will help transform your rooms into havens of tidiness: The Magic of Whites and GraysImagine a canvas of pure white, a color that reflects light and amplifies ...

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Tomatoes are the Star: A Quick Guide to Summer’s Best Produce & How to Use Them

There’s something about a perfectly ripe summer tomato, dripping with juice, needing nothing more than a sprinkle of flaked salt to deliver bliss. It has ...
Garlic Zucchini, Sweet Corn & Shrimp Salad in white bowl with seafoam green rim set against a dark wood table
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Summertime Sides for the 4th (Or Any Al Fresco Potluck)

Sometimes, you just need a good side dish. And when you’re heading to a party during the summer months, things like potato salad, pasta salad, ...
REAL Sour Cream & Onion Dip in wooden bowl on a serving platter with crinkle-cut potato chips and celery stalks
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It’s Party Time – Recipes for all Your Sunny Hangouts

Whether you’re hosting an intimate gathering, having a party or bringing a dish to share, the ones on this list are sure to please. Perfect ...

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Summer Gardening Tips for a Happy, Healthy Yard

Extreme heat, drenching rains or dry spells – summer weather is rough and can stress out your plants. To survive and thrive, our plants, like ...

Shoo Those Pesky Ants Away, Naturally

While sitting around the Christmas tree after dinner with my family a few years ago, my sister-in-law’s phone rang. Her daughter was hysterical, and I ...
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Make it Shine: A Quick Guide to Cleaning Your Lampshades

Lampshades are the unsung heroes of interior design, adding ambiance and personality to any room. But let’s face it, they also have the tendency to ...

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How to Soothe a Sunburn

I try to be diligent about covering up and wearing sunblock, and am constantly nagging my kids to do the same. But despite our best ...

5 Crucial Considerations Before Buying a Fixer-Upper

Embarking on the journey of purchasing a fixer-upper home is an exciting endeavor that promises the opportunity to turn a diamond in the rough into ...
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Aligning for a Better Tomorrow: Side Sleeping for the Win

“The way we rest can set the stage for the day ahead,” says Dr. Lois Krahn, a sleep specialist at Mayo Clinic. It’s a sentiment ...

Recipes We're Loving

Smoky Maple BBQ Chicken Sliders
Make this sweet and tangy BBQ chicken for any of the major summer holidays. The best part – it’s warm and waiting in your crock ...
Elderflower Margarita
Good ingredients yield good results. This is especially true with margaritas. St. Germaine and Cointreau are pricier than other brands of elderflower and orange liqueurs, ...
Smoky Corn Chowder with Lime Crema
Chowders can be rich and heavy, not the best during the heat of the summer when corn happens to be at its prime. This chowder, ...
Roasted Bell Pepper Caprese Salad
As with any simple dish with a few ingredients, it is the quality of those ingredients that is crucial to it’s success. Do not be ...
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Blood Orange Margarita Wth a Little Extra Something
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