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Outdoor Upgrades: Inexpensive and Effective

May 22, 2015

Summer is the perfect time to pursue outdoor projects around the house, but not every upgrade has to be a drain on the checkbook. Here are a few ideas for exterior improvements that will give your house the “wow!” factor but that aren’t too difficult, time-consuming, or expensive. (That’s just what I like in a…

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Tips for Being Prepared for Winter Storms

January 10, 2015

I learned a few things during the record-breaking winter of 2013-2014, and one of the most important was that being prepared for a major winter storm helps alleviate some of the stress. There’s enough to worry about with winter storm watches, wind chill warnings, and lake-effect snow advisories dominating the weather forecast — if you…

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