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7 Things That Save My Camping Trips

August 19, 2016

Every summer, my husband and I pack our car, drive to a campsite, pitch our tent, and await nature-laden bliss. Instead of finding bliss, we’ve had our share of mishaps: one time, the “Most Anticipated Breakfast Ever” slid off our camp stove into the dirt; another time, an unexpected barrage of storms flattened our tent…

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lawnmower

How to Extend the Life of Your Lawn Mower

August 12, 2016

At this point in the summer, your hardworking lawn mower probably looks like a hot, dirty mess. What’s worse, all that excess gunk and debris can decrease your lawn mower’s life and performance (and increase your frustration). Here’s how to make sure your mower remains a clean, mean, reliable cutting machine. Aerate the Air Filter…

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Cleanhome

Clean Your Home’s Exterior the Easy Way

July 25, 2016

Cleaning your home’s exterior doesn’t have to be a huge summer production. In fact, it can be drama-free. The following tricks help make the process easy, effective, and maybe even fun. Wash Outdoor Windows Do pollen and outdoor grime obstruct your view of the world? Summer’s the perfect time to let more sunlight in. Instead of…climbing…

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Party's just beginning

Newlyweds: Are You Packed for Your Honeymoon?

June 30, 2016

Your dress truly impressed, the flowers bloomed on cue and the band played on for guests who could have danced all night. After years of planning your dream celebration, you got hitched without a hitch. And, although the wedding is over, the party of your life has just begun. The kickoff soiree? A fun and…

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