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Spring cleaning tips for your hardwood floors

Spring is just around the corner. Time to spruce up your home, clean out those dusty corners and say goodbye to winter. You're not alone in the spring cleaning adventure — according to the American Cleaning Institute, 91 percent of Americans participate in spring cleaning.As you join your fellow Americans this year, don't forget to show a little extra love to those hardwood floors. The floor is the largest surface in your house, so caring for and cleaning your floors... read more
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5 tips for upping your game watching party

Youre looking forward to the big game, and youve invited all your friends for what should be an exciting day. But now the big questions persist: Do you have enough food? Is my menu going to make everyone happy? What more do you need for a successful game day party? Here are a few simple tips to up...
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Concrete ways to furnish a home

From driveways and sidewalks to porches and steps, concrete is the cornerstone of a homes curb appeal. The same is true in the backyard where patios, fire pits and other concrete features define the value of any outdoor living space. However, in recent years concrete has migrated indoors where homeowners are enjoying the functional beauty of cool, whimsical...
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More than a hobby: The relaxing, fun, healthy history of puzzles

Just try to walk by an unfinished jigsaw puzzle without stopping. Its almost impossible. In fact, nearly half of all Americans puzzle for fun, to relax or to relieve stress.Families puzzle together as a tradition. Millennials puzzle to connect with each other and disconnect from a hyper-digital lifestyle, while seniors puzzle for a brain boost. It may feel...
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5 tips to entertain like a boss this winter

Entertaining indoors during the chilly winter months can be a fantastic way to brighten up those long, dark evenings. Inviting a few friends over — or a lot — doesn't have to be a difficult challenge, even for first-time hosts. Elsie Larson and Emma Chapman, co-founders of A Beautiful Mess, offer these tips for easy and stress-less entertaining.1....
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