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How to Cut the Wait Time to Grow Vegetables

March 07, 2017

Growing vegetables takes time, but you don’t need as much patience as you think. It’s possible to accelerate nature’s course and put your growing season on the fast-track to harvest. Hurry up and try my best tips based on decades of gardening. Plant zucchini from seed Estimated wait time: 45-50 days You’ll be tempted to…

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Baking Tools You Didn’t Know You Needed

December 06, 2016 3

The holidays are the Oscars of baking. Standard rolling pins and baking pans alone won’t earn you the win. To really bring your A game (actually, it’s your B—for baking—game), you’ll need tools that give you an edge. Stock up on these: OXO Good Grips Cookie Scoop You can use a spoon or your hands…

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Rest Your Fears About Hosting Thanksgiving

November 02, 2016

As the host of Thanksgiving dinner, you will have plenty on your plate to be concerned about. But thanks to these tips, the things that could possibly go wrong probably won’t. Relax—have a drink. You got this. What If I Don’t Have Enough Food? Thanksgiving nightmare No. 1  is running out of food, as guests…

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6 Hacks That Make Halloween Party Planning Less Scary

October 07, 2016

Planning an epic Halloween party shouldn’t scare you to death. These six time- and stress-saving hacks are like little pieces of heaven. Try them and rejoice in a job well done way sooner than you thought. To Avoid Decoration Fatigue … Focus on totally spooking out one area of your home, like your mantle or dining table,…

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Top 5 Ways to Get Organized

September 15, 2016

You’ve gotten motivated to organize an area that’s driving you crazy, but you need a strategy to get started. That involves making decisions—something you avoid whenever possible. Well, help has arrived: Scroll through this list of organizing methods and select the one that best fits your situation. You’re halfway done! Organizing Method: Alphabetical order. Best…

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Your Checklist For Less Stressful Mornings

September 05, 2016

Scrambled eggs burning in a skillet; kids ransacking the house in search of missing shoes and homework; rushed conversations with your spouse about conflicting schedules. … Mornings can bring a whirlwind of activity that generates a lot of stress. How do you keep from feeling dizzy and exhausted before breakfast? Start by making a checklist….

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4 Maps You’ll Want to Flaunt

August 18, 2016

Maps aren’t just geographical references. They’re also artistic expressions of travel, culture, and adventure. And art should be enjoyed by as many people as possible! These four, quirky, cool maps deserve to take center stage. Our advice: Flaunt them freely in high-trafficked areas. Butterfly Maps Butterfly-shaped maps showcased in a goes-with-anything white frame? Yes, please!…

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Rose-Inspired Décor: An Idea That’s Ready to Blossom

June 20, 2016

June is National Rose Month, which really isn’t surprising when you think about it. After all, what other month embodies the beauty, fragrance, and enduring enchantment of this classic flower in quite the same way? It’s as if the month of June was specifically designed for celebrating roses. Now, not everyone has a garden brimming…

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