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Don’t Let DIY Disasters Happen To You

As the popularity of do-it-yourself repair grows among homeowners, so has a disturbing rise in serious DIY injuries. From decorating and renovating to remodels and repairs, homeowners have been taking on the roll of Bob Vila and opting to tackle home projects themselves rather than hiring a professional. While this can save time and money, […]

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Outdoor Winter Fun On The Cheap

So here we are, smack dab in the middle of winter, trying to fight off the February doldrums. And we have no $$$ to get away from it all. We don’t even have any cash to buy a big, bad-ass snowmobile and make it slightly more bearable. We have 2 options: We can hole up […]

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Appliance Myths Busted

Say the word ‘myth’ and most people think of the classics like Bigfoot, the Abominable Snowman or UFOs. Surprisingly though, there are many myths circulating about the very appliances in our homes. Although these myths won’t make you scream in horror, knowing which ones are fake could save you time and money. And who doesn’t […]

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Clean And Green With EnergyStar Appliances

Being environmentally conscientious helps preserve our precious earth and can also save you money! Look at the appliances being used in your home on a regular basis. Are any of these appliances 10, 15, or even 20 years old? If so, you can bet your bottom dollar you’re spending more on monthly utility costs than […]

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The 9 Lives of the Blender

In 1921, Stephen Poplawski put a spinning blade at the bottom of a container to make soda fountain drinks. Tada! The blender was born. Smoothies, salsa, and frothy beverages have never tasted so sweet (or spicy)! Of all of the incarnations of the basic blender, we listed 9 of the most pimped out models to […]

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Color Your Home Happy

Not long ago, I did a post on New Year’s resolutions for your home, where I discussed how to make yourself feel better by making your surroundings happier. I briefly touched on the importance of color and how different hues can make you feel certain emotions. Since the influence of color is a pretty powerful […]

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