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printable thanksgiving thankfulness cards

This year at your Thanksgiving table, start a new tradition. It’s a beautiful opportunity to stop, take a moment, and think about what we are all truly thankful for. Help you guests seize the opportunity by putting this simple printable card at each place setting.

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a thank you for our veterans

Each year, I’m so grateful for the opportunity to say an extra special thank you to the men and women who give of themselves, in order to serve and protect our country.

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little acts of kindness at home

When the Thanksgiving season comes around, there’s always a great focus on showing gratitude and conveying thanks.

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saving money in the kitchen

There are about a zillion and one things to think about and keep track of when you’re a grownup. And one of the things on my list for improvement is staying efficient and saving money in the kitchen.

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four rules for de-cluttering your kitchen

For years, my husband and I lived in a teeny tiny (450 square foot) New York City apartment where our kitchen consisted of a countertop with two cabinets and an oven the size of a postage stamp. Suffice it to say, we learned how to keep an efficient and fully functioning kitchen

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5 ways to be a great neighbor

This month we celebrate Good Neighbor Day; a day that encourages us to think just little more deeply about the people with whom we share our home environment

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best productivity apps for the home

There’s no doubt that my smartphone makes my life easier. Sometimes I worry that I’m even a bit too dependent on it; its got lists, contacts, email chains, and all of the apps that work to take a little bit of work off of my shoulders.

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emergency home plan: toxic and poisonous materials

My husband and I are preparing for our first little one this fall. With all of the exciting planning (baby clothes are really fun!), it’s also gotten us thinking more closely about how some of the products in our home seem harmless but can be toxic for

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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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