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Make It a Party: Movies Under the Stars

September 09, 2015

Cool summer evenings are the best time to entertain and the perfect opportunity to host a “Movies Under the Stars” party. Throwing an outdoor movie night sounds elaborate, but it actually can be pretty simple. Channel a laid-back, drive-in theater vibe with these easy tips: The Spot Get creative with your space and make use of…

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5 Tips for Outdoor Parties that WOW!

May 21, 2015

Outdoor parties are perfect for entertaining friends, so long as you don’t settle for ho-hum gatherings. Just ask New York-based entertaining expert Mark Addison, who is known for combining unique design with creative cocktails and cuisine. Addison has a gift for turning ordinary get-togethers into WOW events — and having fun while doing it. “It’s…

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5 Plants Anyone Can Grow

April 19, 2015

Not everyone has a green thumb, but everyone can appreciate the delight that comes from growing and nurturing a plant — whether it’s a perennial flower, a vivacious herb, or a steady succulent. But some plants don’t require the experience and skill of an expert gardener, they just need a place to grow and a…

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5 Easy Ways to Make Your Patio Prettier

April 11, 2015

At this point in the year, you may have gotten the chance to bask in the spring sunshine on your patio. Or, maybe you’ve almost forgotten what your patio looks like because it’s been so long since you’ve enjoyed it. Good news. You still have time for a patio makeover before warmer weather arrives. Here…

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Backyard Composting Do’s and Don’ts

July 05, 2014

Summer is the season of fresh produce and vibrant gardens, which means it’s also the season of abundant kitchen and yard waste — and the perfect time to think about composting. And not simply as a trendy alternative to the trash can. Often described as “nature’s way of recycling,” composting is the process of breaking…

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