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get involved in your community garden

I remember when my husband and I lived in New York City, I would always get so excited when we passed by a community garden. There’s something so special about a green space like that, especially in an

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preserving summer memories

Summer will be wrapping up soon, and I know you’ve had some adventures! Hopefully you’ve spent the last couple of months eating popsicles, splashing around, and making lots of fantastic summer memories. And now that it’s coming to a close, there are some great

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national family reunion month: connecting digitally

My family has always stayed relatively close, geographically. So when family reunion season rolls around there’s not much call to have a big shindig – we see each other frequently regardless. But there are plenty of families who

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backyard fire pit safety

I have so many great summer memories of being gathered around a fire pit, roasting
marshmallows or telling ghost stories or playing a guitar and singing with friends.
(My life sounds like an eternal summer camp, huh?) There’s something so magical
about being

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road trip technology: passenger essentials

As one half of a married couple who just lives for a road trip, I’ve learned a thing or two about what it takes to make a great one. And for me (usually the passenger), a
lot of that means

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is your home dumb?

As much as we love to talk about the home of the future, the reality is that a Jetsons-status dwelling is still a little ways off in our home. We reside in an apartment (which has been admittedly very good to us) and can’t always

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hiking safety 101

When summertime hits, there’s just something that makes us want to head into the great outdoors! If you’re planning to get outside for a hike this summer, be sure you know your safety basics

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solar-powered cars?

A few months back, we shared some pretty exciting info about Ford’s new concept solar car. The idea seems incredible—harnessing the sun’s power to diminish our reliance on fuels that are expensive, unsustainable, and unfriendly to the Earth.

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upcycling in the garden

Does spring have you itching to get your garden in order? I love these months when the weather turns a little warmer and we’re able to head outside to work in the yard again. If you’re looking for a few ways to spiff up your garden, look no further than the old junk you probably have laying around 

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green transportation habits

Living in Los Angeles, it sometimes turns my stomach to see the sheer number of cars on the freeway at rush hour (or any hour!). And for that matter, sometimes it’s crazy to see people getting into their cars to travel just a block or two. My husband and I recently both got bikes

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national park week: technology

Spring is here and summer is just around the corner. For lots of us, that means adventure time is here! The U.S. is filled to the brim with beauty as far as the eye can see, much of it held in our precious national parks. If you’re planning an adventure to see some amber waves of grain or purple mountain’s majesty, these apps will 

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how to stay safe at public events

With the anniversary of the Boston Marathon Bombing approaching, safety at large-scale events is in the forefront of the minds of many people. It’s tough to enjoy an event without a sense of security, but the best course of action is not to swear off public events. Instead, keep yourself aware 

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national cleaning week: go green

National Cleaning Week is March 23–29, and you can bet you’ll be finding me doing some serious spring cleaning. Recently I’ve been becoming more and more interested in finding cleaning products that will do the job but are a little kinder to the Earth

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leave your pet in good hands

A couple of years back, my husband and I offered to pet-sit a neighbor’s dog while he was out of town for a few days. We were living in New York City at the time, and while I had experience with dogs

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organize your home office day

It’s official—there’s a holiday for everything. And on Organize Home Office Day, you can give yourself the gift of an organized workspace. While it might sound like a daunting task, I actually have gotten myself

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tech to help with taxes

Wait . . . didn’t we just do taxes? Time flies in between tax seasons, and we’re back already! Here’s hoping that your finances are ship-shape and you’re all ready to file. But if you could use a little help with organization, we’re sharing some of our favorite tech

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send some e-love

Send Some E-Love

Happy Valentine’s Day! Admit it—you love sending Valentines. I’ve taken to a new tradition of sending text Valentines for the last couple of years. And now, with phones that have incredible cameras and so many design apps

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get organized with apps

Are you sticking to your resolutions? It’s never too late to get organized!

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driving with solar power

Would you drive a car powered by the sun? Ford has just announced the new C-MAX Solar Energi Concept, a first-of-its-kind, sun-powered concept vehicle.

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be fit and green in 2014

January is so full of potential, isn’t it? I love the clean slate, the planning, and the opportunity to set some new goals.

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automate the new year

My husband and I say it all the time: We live in the future. It’s here, guys.

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don’t be a griswold: holiday safety

Admit it. You love laughing at Clark Griswold’s misfortunes in National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation as much as the next guy

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printable holiday gift tags

For me, the most stressful parts of the holidays are the tiny details. Things that you forget, like refilling the ice trays for your party or getting new tights because yours have a hole or picking up gift tags.

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12 days of neighboring

Now that the holiday season is completely under way and just about to pass us by, I think it’s the perfect time to take a few moments out of each day for simple kindness.

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quick and easy thanksgiving place cards

If you’re still looking for a super-fast, super-simple DIY to finish off your Thanksgiving table, we’ve got your back. These art deco place cards are the perfect way to dress up your dinner party, and they’ll take you all of 10 minutes to make—promise.

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black friday: the usual suspects

My sister and I used to have a tradition of going to the early morning sales on the day after Thanksgiving. We loved to go because we didn’t really have an agenda and we could kind of take it easy.

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printable thankfulness card

Thanksgiving has snuck up on me over the last few years as a new favorite holiday. There’s something very peaceful and special about it. It’s not attached to any major gift-giving or crazy yard displays or any of that hoopla. It’s simply about being together and giving thanks. I like that.

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halloween costume safety

One of my favorite Halloween costumes ever was in the 6th grade when I was Carmen Miranda. My mom sewed this gorgeous dress for me with ruffles galore, and we spent hours gluing plastic fruit onto a hat for me to wear. The only problem was that by the time we had all the fruit on the hat, it had shrunk a few sizes and gave me a splitting headache.

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diy printable halloween garland

There’s a guy in our neighborhood who goes all out when he decorates for Halloween. I’m talking animatronic skeletons, professional-level pumpkin carving, full house makeover in Halloween décor. Now I’m all about getting into the spirit, but I like to keep things a little more low-key when I get my house spruced up for this particular holiday. This year I was looking for a quick, simple DIY to decorate with, and this garland does just the trick.

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free printable halloween treat bags

Are you prepared for the flood of little cowboys and princesses to come knocking at your door looking for candy? We’ve got a spooky little download for you to help get ready for all of those trick-or-treaters. It’s also perfect for school parties or any little Halloween paper project you might be doing. Read on for the full how-to!

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