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printable neighborhood—forest full of trees

This week we’re thinking all things green! That’s right: we need a forest full of green leafy trees to populate our neighborhood of houses, businesses, church, and school. It’s spring time after all, even if it hasn’t started quite yet in my 

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national park week: learn how to get invovled

This week is National Park Week and you can celebrate by becoming a volunteer at your local park. There are a number of ways for you to participate, including park cleanup, working at visitor centers, or joining research projects. There are more than 

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community service: 4 ways to give back

Community service doesn’t always have to be an organized group of people getting together to pick up trash on a Saturday morning. Although that is a great thing to do, simple everyday neighboring is a great way to serve your community. There are hundreds of ways that we can 

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printable neighborhood—your new spring home

Spring is coming, right? I swear it has to be out there somewhere! I catch myself dreaming of far-flung places only because the pictures of them include warmer weather. 

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printable neighborhood – modern marvel

This week’s printable house is a modern marvel, inspired by all the over-the-top modern homes available if you have the money and the architect available to help you. It’s the kind of house celebrities in the California hills might choose, or the house I might live in if I 

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3 steps to de-winterizing your lawn for spring

Yards certainly take a beating during cold, harsh winters. In order to get the most out of your lawn in the spring and summer months, there are ways to prep your lawn in early spring so that you have a lush green lawn all summer long. As an added incentive, you’ll be saving

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color therapy

Color therapy, or chromotherapy as it is sometimes called, dates back to the year 980 when colors really meant something. I say that last sentence with

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printable neighborhood—candy break!

Today our printable neighborhood is ready for a sweet rush—a sweet sugar rush of a candy shop! I think every good downtown street needs a dose of candy. For instance,
there is a beautiful old river town

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celebrating st. patty’s day

No matter your heritage, on March 17th, we’re all a little Irish.

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caffeine awareness month

March is a special time of the year. It is a time of renewal and rebirth as winter beings to melt away and the first blooms of spring fight their way through the chilly ground. As the birds return and the days get longer, our hearts

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and the oscar goes to…

What better way to celebrate the biggest night in Hollywood than with a party? Whether it’s a fancy affair or a simple get-together with neighbors, it’s always

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march neighborhood calendar – boston

Winter is slowly passing by, spring is on the doorstep. Snows begins to melt, green seems to sprout from every corner. And we start to experience the warm glimpses of spring.

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march madness: this post could help you win 1 billion dollars

Warren Buffet, the 4th billionaire in the world who is worth more than $53 billion, is offering $1 billion to whoever can make a perfect march madness bracket. There is no entrance fee. All you need to do to 

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printable neighborhood – back to school

This week’s printable house is much more than a house—it’s an entire pint-sized school! I don’t know about you, but this time of year it seems extra hard to get my daughter out of bed and on her way each morning. We’ve also run into

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Happy Valentine’s Day! Ways to love your neighbor

Happy Valentine’s Day! Ways to love your neighbor

Where I come from, food is love. My mom is the food blogger behind A Bountiful Kitchen, so she’s always taught me that sharing is caring and that applies most of all when food is involved.

Food is the universal

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valentine’s day neighbor gifts

Whether you’re a fan of Valentine’s Day or not, it’s always nice to feel loved, noticed, and appreciated. In the midst of busy schedules and the cold of winter, it’s an especially good time to bundle up, get outside, and reconnect with neighbors and friends

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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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valentine’s day card

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and I’m sure you’ve got the hearts, chocolates, and roses ready to go for your sweetheart. But what about all those other special people in your life? While Valentine’s is traditionally

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printable neighborhood – the front porch

This week’s printable is all about the classic front porch – if I had room, I’d even add a porch swing.

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will the groundhog see his shadow?

It’s almost Ground Hog Day! That’s right, on February 2nd we will find out if there will be 6 more weeks of winter, or an early spring. The tradition dates back through the centuries! On this day the groundhog comes out of his hole to look for his shadow.

If he sees his shadow

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february neighborhood calendar- san francisco

“Month of Love”

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printable neighborhood—out to lunch

This week’s printable download is the perfect addition to your neighborhood—it’s your favorite neighborhood café!

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printable neighborhood—goin’ to the chapel

This week’s printable—an old fashioned church— is thanks to a great suggestion from a reader! Every good neighborhood has it’s share of churches, doesn’t it? There is something grounding and historic

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let it snow!

Although it has its drawbacks, winter can be pretty awesome.

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tech specs of donating blood

Make the first of your 2014 new year’s resolutions life saving by donating blood. January is National Blood Donation Month not only to get us all in the giving spirit early in the year, but because blood supplies are at their lowest at this time.

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national blood donor month

29 years ago when I was born with some complications, I needed a full blood transplant to live. I often forget that I am alive because someone chose to give.

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Neighborhood Calendar

Well folks, 2014 is here!

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fauxganization

I sometimes find myself tormented by opposing demons of cleanliness and laziness.

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2014 neighborhood calendar

Here’s just a sneak peak of what to expect with the Neighborhood Calendar for 2014!

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merry christmas!

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