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Posted on Jun 7 2013 - 4:23am by Dayna Hathaway
Comments Off on Fourth of July Party Planning Checklist

  You know exactly what you’re cooking for your Fourth of July party, but have you considered adding some good, old-fashioned American style to your bash?   I’ve got some Fourth of July party decorating inspiration for you!   ...

Posted on May 17 2013 - 10:48pm by Jessica Johnson
Comments Off on Summer Outdoor Living Ideas

Summer is around the corner. Are you ready to get the most out of the season? There are so many things—some little, some bigger—you can do to enhance your summer enjoyment at your home. What improvements can you make beyond the obvious things like increasing the time on the Slip ‘n Slide and eating popsicles every day? ...

Posted on Apr 26 2013 - 11:02pm by Jessica Johnson
Comments Off on Top Gardening Ideas From Pinterest

Spring has sprung! Daffodils are blooming everywhere and the birds are starting to make a ruckus. Time to get out in the sunshine and get your hands in the dirt. Pinterest is a great place to look for gardening tips. I’ve picked out a few useful and appealing boards to offer you gardeners out there some great browsing material to get you ready for the great outdoors....

Posted on Jan 7 2013 - 11:01pm by Jessica Johnson
Comments Off on Pinterest Favorites: Winter Wonderland

Winter is here! There’s so much to enjoy this season, not least of which is a pristine blanket of snow. But even if you don’t live in a snowy clime, you can discover the pleasures of colder weather, including hot beverages, snuggly coats, and the cozy ambiance of life indoors. ...

Posted on Dec 31 2012 - 7:46pm by Jessica Johnson
Comments Off on My New Year’s Resolution: Read More

  Are you starting to think about goals and resolutions for the New Year?  We’ve asked writer Katie Gustafson to tell share her thoughts about goals and resolutions for 2013.  Her message: when it comes to goals simple is better! Katherine Gustafson is an award-winning writer, journalist, and editor whose articles, essays, and stories have been published...

Posted on Dec 24 2012 - 11:00am by Jessica Johnson
Comments Off on Crafting Realistic New Year’s Resolutions

  Do you make New Year’s resolutions? Do you keep them? Come about the third week of January, I start hearing from folks who have already broken their resolutions, and in many cases, these folks actually sound relieved. The relief, I suspect, is the result of no longer having to meet their own unrealistic expectations of themselves. Of course, this also...

Posted on Oct 30 2012 - 9:17pm by Tim Eyre
Comments Off on Stay Prepared for Hurricanes and Other Disasters

  For people affected by hurricane-turned-superstorm Sandy, the time to prepare has ended, and recovery is beginning. Sandy was a very unique weather event, but with any hurricane, or superstorm, those who endure it become even wiser when it comes to knowing how to prepare for storms – a small silver lining to a horrible event.   If you’re likely...

Posted on Aug 17 2012 - 9:08pm by Tim Eyre
Comments Off on Fall Traveling: Enjoy a Not so Leafy Fall Break Trip

  Fall break is coming up with those delicious spare days off school. I think it’s not only a time for the kids to kick back, but another chance to travel! If your summer vacation plans didn’t quite come together or if you’re just feeling the itch to get away, fall break from school offers a good opportunity for the whole family to take a trip together.   Fall...

Posted on Aug 17 2012 - 5:10pm by Tim Eyre
Comments Off on Preparing Your Home for Autumn

  Each year I ask myself, is it autumn I like best, or spring? While everything seems to burst exuberantly into life in the spring, I have to say I do crave fall with its crunch of leaves underfoot, warm pumpkin pie and nip in the air. Don’t worry. I’m not about to instruct you on how to make your own autumn potpourri using fallen leaves. Woman’s...

Posted on Jun 18 2012 - 7:47pm by Jessica Johnson
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My friend Anna does such a great job organizing her family for summer every year that  I asked her to write an article for this week’s organization post.  I know her thoughts will inspire you to organize your family for a productive and memorable summer!  Thanks Anna.  – Jessica Johnson Anna Macfarlane is a mother of four, freelance writer, and has...