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How to Get Stuff Done When You Really Don’t Feel Like It

We all have those days when our to-do list seems long and overwhelming, while our motivation seems nonexistent. Whether it’s not knowing where to start, thinking of a few things we’d rather be doing, or just wanting to toss the list and take a nap, we know that at some point we will have to start somewhere. So,...

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How to Get Rid of Flies Naturally

Flies tends to come out in droves during the warmer months, and they can be a real pain once they’re inside your house. If you aren’t too keen on the idea of using harmful chemical repellents, try out these natural methods to get rid of flies and get on with your summer. Homemade Fly Paper If...

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Get More Plants Out of What You Have: Dividing Perennials

You can create brand new “baby” plants by dividing perennials. It’s easier than you think. This is also a great way to swap plants with a friend and expand each other’s gardens with more variation. And let’s not forget, it saves money! Why buy new plants when you can expand your own garden for free? First...

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Gardening: Why Do It and How to Get a Head Start for Spring

My husband and I garden. We call it our “therapy”. There is nothing like working the soil, planting your plants, pulling weeds, and watching your garden yield fresh, colorful produce all summer long! It truly is therapeutic to grow your own food. And oh, what a feeling of comfort and satisfaction when the first flakes start...

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Five Things You Can do to Make Your Bedroom a Retreat and Not the Dumping Grounds for Toys and Laundry

The master bedroom in our home looks very much like, well, a cluttered college dorm room. The shoes are all in a shoe cupboard, dresses and suits hang nicely in the closet and daily clothes like jeans and t-shirts sit neatly in the armoire. But that’s where the tidiness ends. Our always-full clothes hamper is unsightly...

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8 Ideas For Dressing Your Table That Won’t Put A Crimp In Your Budget

Winter is here, and it’s time to start getting ready for the busiest entertaining season of the year. As the hostess, it’s important that you’re mindful of all the elements that make an event come together. You know that the right menu can get your guests into the party mood, but don’t forget that fabulous food needs an equally fabulous presentation....

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Decorating Ideas To Keep Your Home Looking Lovely and Feeling Cozy

As the number of days until the end of the year start to dwindle, it’s time to kick into high gear and create a  decorating strategy that will bring you through the holiday season and beyond. While this always requires a certain amount of serious planning, this year there’s a new wrinkle with which you must contend. The economic...

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Apartment Living: Container Gardening on a Budget

Gardening is a beloved activity where you behold the wonder of nature as you partner with it to create and control vegetation. You also have the benefit of getting outside to enjoy the fresh air and some exercise. If you grow edible plants you have the additional benefit of home-grown produce to nourish your body. It’s...