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Ice Cream Makers: 6 Must-Know Facts

August 20, 2013

Are you ready to take your love of  ice cream to the next level and start making your own at home? We can help. Here’s the scoop on what you’ll need to know before you invest in an ice cream maker. 1. Type If you’re imagining an ice cream maker with a retro-artisanal charm, you’re…

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Let’s Make it a Party!

August 19, 2013 2

Here at Above & Beyond, we love a great party–especially when it’s party that’s easy (and maybe even fun) to plan. And we don’t know anyone better at making everyday events a celebration than Julie Hartigan. That’s why we’ve asked her to write a new column called Make it A Party. We’re excited to have…

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How to Grill Fish & Vegetables

August 13, 2013

There are not many things a grill needs. A good flame and some grates – and you can cook just about anything. Anything that is, but those small things that end up falling through and burning up. And that’s where a grill basket comes in. Its holes let the flames work their magic on the…

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Back to School: How to Prepare Your Family

August 09, 2013

With lazy summer days dwindling (how did it get to be August already?!), and busy school days looming, it’s time to prepare for the back-to-school transition. Try these stress-free steps for easing kids back into a school schedule. 1. Re-establish a School Routine You’ll all have more energy for the first day if you don’t…

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Style Guide: California Cool

August 08, 2013

You’ve got a lust for California Cool design–that simple, streamlined aesthetic that rose to popularity in the middle of the last century.  And while tricking out your home in Eames chairs, Noguchi tables and Bauer pottery may be way beyond your budget, it’s still very possible to achieve this vintage look. As they say in…

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