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Your Guide to Cushy Camping

June 15, 2015

Camping is one of the best ways to get away from it all without blowing your budget. “It’s the cheapest way to travel because you’re preparing cheaper meals and sleeping in low-budget accommodations,” says Cynthia J. Drake, author of Budget Travel for the Genius. “The whole attraction of camping is being outdoors.” Still, if pitching…

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How to Choose the Right Light Fixture

May 15, 2015

The humble, often-overlooked light fixture is now a home-decor star in its own right. The current crop of fixtures delivers high drama, luxe looks and, of course, warm glows. Even though there are more options than ever, that doesn’t mean finding the right fixture is easy. To help you find the best fixture for your…

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How to Arrange Flowers Like a Pro

April 09, 2015

When I was first out of college and living paycheck to paycheck, one of my biggest indulgences was buying myself an occasional bouquet of flowers. Just the sight of lush hydrangeas or bright gerbera daisies was enough to make me feel happy and, as silly as it sounds, like a grown-up. Not too shabby for…

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How to Freeze Winter Soups and Stews

January 25, 2015

What’s better than tucking into a steaming bowl of homemade chicken noodle soup or beef stew on a blustery winter eve? Tucking into yet another bowl on a blustery winter eve a month later without doing any additional work. Whether you’re breaking in the new slow cooker you just got for Christmas, or simply simmering away…

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