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Plant Your Pest Control

By |2019-07-24T19:04:30+00:00July 24th, 2019|Home and Garden Tips|

Even though we think of many insects and arachnids as pests, all creatures perform a role in their ecosystems, even systems as small as a backyard. Scorpions eat other insects and ants help aerate the soil so water and oxygen can reach plant roots. Because pests have important jobs, it’s better to try and repel [...]

Red, White & Blue Cheesecake Strawberries

By |2019-07-02T19:14:05+00:00July 2nd, 2019|Creative|

When you're looking for an easy July 4th dessert, look no further than these adorable — and, ugh, so addictive — red, white, and blue strawberries. The slightly sweet cheesecake filling is the perfect complement to the berries. They might be better than watching the fireworks. INGREDIENTS [...]

Top Paint Color Trends for 2019

By |2019-04-26T18:28:31+00:00April 26th, 2019|Home and Garden Tips|

When it comes to design, few things can set the mood of a room more than its hue. Picking out the perfect paint color can be anxiety-inducing—from compiling color swatches to painting test strips, getting the perfect paint color down is really an art form. The good news? Paint isn't permanent, and mixing it [...]

Resetting Your Home After the Holidays

By |2019-01-08T00:52:50+00:00January 8th, 2019|Home and Garden Tips|

When the gifts have been opened, the tree has been taken down and Christmas has passed, I start to crave simplicity and fresh inspiration in my home. There’s a moment every year after the decorations have been packed away where the house feels a little bare, but I like to look at this as my [...]

Real vs. Artificial Christmas Trees

By |2018-12-03T19:58:34+00:00December 3rd, 2018|Home Owner Information|

The real versus artificial Christmas tree debate replays itself year after year. But the truth is, each option has its own place on the naughty-and-nice list, especially based on who you ask. Each industry has an association fighting its cause, the American Christmas Tree Association representing artificial tree manufacturers and the National Christmas Tree Association [...]

The Best Christmas Lights for 2018

By |2018-11-28T20:11:30+00:00November 28th, 2018|Home and Garden Tips|

GE’s Energy Smart Colorite LED Miniature Lights After spending over 70 hours researching Christmas lights, interviewing experts, and testing 20 strands of lights side by side, we’ve found that GE’s Energy Smart Colorite LED Miniature Lights (available in multicolor strands of 50 bulbs or 100 bulbs and in warm white strands of 50 bulbs or [...]

4 Steps To Get To Know Your New Neighborhood

By |2018-11-13T20:52:45+00:00November 13th, 2018|Home Owner Information|

Maybe you’re one of the lucky ones that once the neighbors saw the moving truck, they were at your doorstep—casserole dish in hand. More than likely, this wasn’t the case and you’ll have to reach out to your neighbors to settle in your new neighborhood. Get to Know Your Neighbors Find Opportunities Create opportunities for [...]

Sealing a Garage Floor

By |2018-10-15T20:56:24+00:00October 15th, 2018|Home and Garden Tips|

If your garage floor has seen better days, of if you just got a new garage, you might consider sealing it. While there are many products available, we used a two-part epoxy kit from Rust-Oleum. The kit contains everything you need to have your garage floor looking like new including cleaner, two-part epoxy coating, decorative [...]

Top 5 Carpet Stain Removal Mistakes

By |2018-10-09T20:57:00+00:00October 9th, 2018|Home Owner Information|

Carpet stain removal can be a challenge. To get the best results, avoid these top 5 carpet stain removal mistakes: Start spraying chemicals – Please DON’T do this! It is unnecessary if you act quickly in removing the stain. Using a dry towel, tamp down and absorb as much of the stain first, or scoop [...]

9 No-Sweat Hacks to Deep Clean the Cruddiest Things

By |2018-09-25T00:18:09+00:00September 25th, 2018|Home and Garden Tips|

Ahhh! Sparkling floors, gleaming windows, and zero dust bunnies. A thorough cleaning can make your abode feel brand new. But that immaculate house comes with a price — sore biceps. Instead of skimping on your annual deep clean because you’re zonked, use these brilliant hacks for nine of the most pain-in-the-butt tasks. You’ll get the [...]