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Add a Touch of Luxury to Any Room

July 20, 2015

“Thanks, but I don’t care for luxury,” said no one ever. Even when we’re stretching our last dollar, we all like to indulge in a little something decadent now and then. Nowhere is that more apparent — or easier to pull off — than in the home. That’s because, thankfully, you don’t have to have…

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How to Clean (Almost) Anything White

July 17, 2015 1

  These days, I’m obsessed with almost everything white. White kitchens, white bathrooms, white walls — the trend is toward simple, streamlined, and sleek. But with two kids, a husband, and a dog, it’s not easy to get white stuff clean. Somehow I manage, though! Here’s what I’ve learned. Tile and Grout Though they sparkle…

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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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Knowing Mowing: Tips for Keeping a Lush, Green Lawn

June 03, 2015

Remember Ward Cleaver’s lawn — the one he’s tending to during the opening credits of “Leave it to Beaver”? It was such a well-maintained yard, manicured and green (well, it would have been green if it hadn’t been on TV in black-and-white). Like Ward, we all strive to create that perfectly lush, healthy lawn that…

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