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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, ...
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. ...
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 ...



Wish Your Flowers Would Last Longer? Try these Tips

Fresh flowers are a sure-fire way to brighten the day or add sparkle to any celebration. Here are 15 pro tips to help them thrive ...
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Can My Bathing Suit Go Into the Laundry Machine? Your Questions Answered for the Best Care

Growing up in Florida, I have gone through A LOT of bathing suits in my life. As kids, when we came in dripping wet from ...

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Moving? 10 Things to Toss Before You Pack

Moving to a new home can be exciting, but no matter how you unpack it, it’s also an exhausting affair. Do yourself a big favor ...
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Squeaky Clean: Keeping Your Reusable Water Bottles in Top Shape

Reusable water bottles are one of those things that I find myself staring at sometimes and wondering, “How often do they really need a wash?” ...

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The Best Way to Clean Your Pillows

Not long ago, my son’s eardrum ruptured while he was asleep. I’ll save you the gory details, but after we got home from the emergency ...
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The Ins and Outs of Cleaning Your Dishwasher – And Why You Should Do So Regularly

Guilty. I just cleaned my dishwasher yesterday, but the last time was over six months ago. And the time before that? I don’t want to ...
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The Hidden Health Benefits of Tea

Tea is more than just a popular cold-weather beverage. For thousands of years, it has been a deeply-rooted ritual in cultures around the world. From

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Citrusy White Sangria
Use a crisp white wine for this sangria, such as a Sauvignon Blanc, Albariño or Pinot Grigio. Cointreau, a high-quality orange liqueur, goes perfectly with ...
Zucchini Baba Ganoush
The seasonings used to make baba ganoush, a Middle Eastern spread made with tahini, garlic and lemon, can be applied to a variety of vegetables ...
Sweet Corn Salad with Mint & Feta
This salad travels and keeps well, up to 6 hours after assembling, making for excellent picnic fare or a dish to bring to a friend’s ...
Heirloom Cherry Tomato & Grilled Halloumi Plate on wooden table

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 ...
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Fresh Ideas for the Grill: 5 Recipes to Excite

When the sun shines bright and temperatures are pleasant, it’s hard not to feel the pull of the outdoors. We all want to spend more ...
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Don’t Trust this Oven Feature, Say Experts

Your oven might have a self-cleaning feature, but should you use it? Last year when shopping for new wall ovens for our test kitchen, we ...
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How to Create Your Own Home Gym on a Budget

Up until March of 2020, I went to the gym at least three times a week, alternating with outdoor cardio whenever the weather and my ...