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Must-Haves: Beach Day

July 20, 2018

You’ve done your homework and checked the weather. You’ve mapped out the perfect route to avoid traffic. Now, you’re ready to get your beach on…almost. Beach days are the best days, and we want you to be prepared. Here are our must-haves for a day at the beach: Printed Beach Towels We love these printed…

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Weird, Wacky, Wonderful: Retro Hot Dog Roller

July 18, 2018

Summer just doesn’t feel like summer without hot dogs. For that matter, baseball stadiums don’t feel like baseball stadiums, and Chicago just doesn’t feel like Chicago without them, either. Relish, mustard, sauerkraut, however you enjoy your hot dog, there’s something special about them—unless you eat them with ketchup. Sorry, hot dogs don’t go with ketchup….

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Must-Haves: Storage for Kids’ Stuff

July 17, 2018

Kids are small, but they come with a lot of stuff. Between games and toys, sports gear, art supplies, various musical instruments, and activities, there’s a lot going on. Don’t let it get the best of you! Here are our must-haves for storing kid gear:   Just Me Mini Metal Bucket Put crayons, markers, pencils,…

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6 Secrets to Being a Better Roommate

July 16, 2018

Being a college freshman means that in all likelihood you’ll be sharing a small space with another human being all year. Here are some tips for being the best roommate you can be. Establish Ground Rules in Advance The best way to avoid being a bad roommate? Talk about the things you care most about…

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Big Ideas for Small Outdoor Spaces

July 09, 2018

Outdoor space, whatever the size, is still outdoor space. And outdoor space is to be celebrated, or at least used. Here are some big ideas to make the most of your small outdoor space. Bistro Set If you don’t have room for a full dining table, a bistro set is an excellent choice. It’s a…

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