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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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5 easy homemade halloween costumes

Half the fun of dressing up for Halloween is making your own costume. Don’t stress if you haven’t done this before. I’ve created quick and clever ways to create different customers using materials you already have at home.

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halloween candy for cheap

I love me some sugary candy-filled Octobers as much as the next Halloween enthusiast, but I have to admit that as an adult who is now footing the bill for a household supply of candy it can be a bit hard to chew.

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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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how to get the most out of your customer service call

Most of us avoid calling customer service in any business for help to fix our problems as a very last resort because, let’s face it, we’ve probably all had experiences with customer service calls that have made us feel

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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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how to be active with your family

Being active with your family can be tricky.You have different likes, talents, abilities & ages. When wea dopted Rocco, Sam was alreadyf ive. Finding activities to do as a family was not as easy as I thought it would be. Here are five simple solutions to being Active as a Family.

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october neighborhood calendar – new orleans

Fall is well on its way and the holidays are just around the corner. The year has a tendency to speed up during this time, but that doesn’t mean you need to.

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how to make meaningful memories with your family in and out of the home

“Memory is a way of holding onto the things you love, the things you are, the things you never want to lose.”

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printable neighborhood round-up

We’ve reached a magical number in this series: forty! That’s right, there are now 40 different printables for you to download, print, cut, glue, and play with.

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supporting our military families

Here’s a quick history lesson: While the Declaration of Independence was adopted on July 4, 1776, it wasn’t until June 14, 1777 that the United States adopted the Stars and Stripes as its official flag.

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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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smart community

Being a part of a neighborhood community can be like a full-time job. There are so many things to do to keep up with neighborhood policies, social events, clean ups, etc. Stay safe and smart by being connected to your community

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printable neighborhood—your summer mansion

Summertime always brings out the dreamer in people. We make big mental lists of all the wonderful things we’ll do over the most beautiful months of the year

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june neighborhood calendar – los angeles

June is almost here and with it comes new possibilities.

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springtime family activities nationwide

Winter is over! Hallelujah! It’s time to get that family of yours outside and playing. But what to do? Here are some favorite family events across the nation!

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printable neighborhood—walking in the park

Are the trees budding and flowers blooming in your neighborhood? Stop by any park near my home and you’ll see it’s suddenly flooded. Not just with fresh green buds and birds singing from every tree, but with people walking, running, and biking

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selling your house

Selling your house: it can be exciting and intimidating and completely overwhelming all at the same time

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patio furniture 101

I tend to neglect my indoor furniture, so when it comes to outdoor furniture my attitude has always been: it’s outdoor furniture . . . made to be outdoors. True, patio furniture is usually more durable than your average living room couch, but I learned

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ergonomic gardening tools

It seems spring has sprung and I am so unbelievably excited to start gardening outdoors. It’s been a long winter, hasn’t it?

While indoor plants are my forte, I know I have lots to learn about outdoor gardening this season. After feeling the effects of hard labor in the yard this past fall, I’m all for finding ways to minimize the pain.

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national park week: free entrance days

I know many of you feel as I do about spring time: I love the sun and its warmth. Spring brings fun, new growth, rebirth, blossoms, fresh air, sweet rain, and green grass. I love waking up to eager boys just waiting to explore, adventure, discover, and get completely covered in dirt. This month hosts National Park Week. What better way to celebrate National Park week than by 

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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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