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Planning a Backyard Campout

May 28, 2013

Summer has arrived! If a trip to Yellowstone isn’t on the family agenda, you can still give your kids a good time in the great outdoors with a backyard campout. It’s an adventure—and a way to create some great memories—without leaving home. Not too long ago, all you needed to camp out in the backyard…

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Shop Talk: Choosing Patio Umbrellas

May 28, 2013 2

If the lack of shade on your back patio has you pondering the purchase of an outdoor umbrella, we’re here to help. While this may seem like a simple task (it’s only an umbrella, after all), there are a few key considerations to take into account before picking your place out of the sun. Shapes…

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Shop Talk: Must-Know Facts About Grills & Smokers

May 21, 2013

It’s that time of year: You’re hankering for summertime classics–juicy burgers, sizzling steaks, or tender ribs–but what you really want is to enjoy that smoky goodness from your own backyard. Ready to give it a try? Achieving outdoor-chef bliss at home is possible, if you have the right equipment. These hot tips can help you…

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Style Guide: Boho Chic

May 20, 2013

Flip through home decor magazines and it’s obvious that one of the reigning queens of interior design is boho chic. Boho chic is an artsy style that features an eclectic mix of several different aesthetics. It celebrates quirky accent pieces, vintage finds, bold patterns, and bright colors. Done right, boho-style can make a room feel…

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Kitchen Clutter Cleanout

May 15, 2013

Do you suffer from any of these symptoms of kitchen clutter syndrome: Pots and pans in disarray, plastic storage containers stuffed in drawers, canned goods with due dates from the Bush-era? If you do, then you know: This kind of chaos is no place for culinary creativity. But there is hope. With a little time,…

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