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How To Winterize Your Home Like an Alaskan

January 11, 2017 1

There’s a reason I have winter on the brain: I’m moving to Alaska—the winter-weather big leagues—during winter. And I’m coming from New Jersey. But this I know: Half the fun of an outdoorsy Alaskan life is returning to a cozy, winter-proofed home. So I’m packing accordingly. Hopefully, these ten “house-warmers” keep me from freezing into an…

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What to Winterize Now, Soon or Later in Your Home

October 21, 2016 2

Pardon the interruption from enjoying fall, but a more frigid season is around the corner. There’s no need to rush to tackle every single winterizing task by next weekend. Instead, use this prioritized list to maximize your time, minimize your stress, and get back to your Pumpkin Spice Latte Cupcakes, stat! Now, You Should… Insulate…

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Say Goodbye to Stuffy, Stale Winter Air

February 07, 2016

We love nesting! Cuddling up by the fire. Snuggling up under blankets. Binge watching Netflix, guilt-free (hey, it’s cold outside). The only downside is that winter air can become stuffy, at best. If you’re going to be cooped up indoors, the following will ensure that your air is as fresh as it can be—you’ll breathe…

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Should You Start Your Garden in February?

February 01, 2016

When you think of gardening, February might not be the first month that springs to mind. But it could be the perfect time to start your seeds indoors. Here’s why: Some plants benefit from a bit of a head start to reach their potential during the growing season. For example, colorful annual flowers brighten planter…

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Master Slushy Boots Season

January 04, 2016

Crisp, cool air. Fluffy, falling snowflakes. And gross, slushy shoes that turn doorways, foyers, and mudrooms into dirty, wet messes. Yuck. Here’s how to keep your entryway as pure as the driven … well, you know. Spring for a New Mat First things first—you need to swap your old muddy welcome mat for a bright…

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Give Your Winter Coats Some TLC

February 15, 2015 1

You’ve made it through snow, rain, sleet, and bone chilling temperatures — or maybe just a few windy days if you happen to reside in Southern California. Either way, it’s time to put away those winter coats and start thinking about fairer days to come. But while afternoons spent lounging by the pool may be…

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