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3 warm-weather home cleaning tips

Warmer weather and more daylight hours bring renewed energy to truly enjoy your home with family and friends. Spring is a great time to get rid of the lingering grime and grit of winter to keep your clean home happening all season long. With a thorough home clean, you can create a vibrant living space for your day-to-day life, whether its playing with the kids, tackling your to-do list or simply relaxing. Here are three tips to help tackle some... read more
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Good lighting, games and garlic bites: 5 outdoor party tips

Whatever the occasion, you can take advantage of the sun and extra space outside for the perfect backyard party. Let these tips help you plan and get your outdoor space ready for guests.1. Cluster the conversation spotsWhen planning your backyard layout, think beyond the patio table, and provide more than enough seating for all. Arrange sofas and chairs...
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4 tips for festive flourishing flowers, vibrant plants and hardy herbs

Spring is in full bloom, but are your plants keeping pace? If the answer is anything but a resounding yes, dont worry. Theres still plenty of time to get into the spirit of the season and grow your most beautiful bed of flowers.Theres nothing like the start of the season, says Emily Murphy of Pass the Pistil blog....
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Call 811 before digging for home improvement projects and landscaping this spring

With spring having officially begun, many eager homeowners and landscape professionals across the country will roll up their sleeves and reach for their shovels to start projects that require digging this season.During the transition into digging season, Common Ground Alliance (CGA), the organization dedicated to protecting underground utility lines, people who dig near them, and their communities, reminds...
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Farm-to-table: The hot food trend you can enjoy without leaving home

Farm-fresh eggs. Locally grown tomatoes. Herbs sourced onsite.If you've eaten out recently, you've probably noticed the menus feature locally sourced ingredients. The farm-to-table movement continues to flourish at restaurants throughout the country.In fact, rather than the exception, it's become the expectation. According to the National Restaurant Association, farm-to-table is quickly becoming the new norm. Diners are so attracted...
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