Gifts Not to Give This Valentine’s Day

Make sure to avoid these perilous presents to keep the mood romantic instead of tragic.
If you’ve been with the same person for years it can be a little difficult to buy for Valentine’s Day. You want to do something new, but aren’t sure what. Below you’ll find a list of things you’ll want to avoid as well as a list of helpful alternatives.
Novelty Toilet Paper
There are a surprising number of...

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DIY Valentine’s Day Cards for Kids

If your son or daughter is looking to add a personal touch to their Valentine’s Day cards, look no further.
When February 14th rolls around and everyone starts handing out cards in school, your child will be so excited to hand out these individual art pieces. Best of all, they’re fast...

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Best Valentine’s Day Gifts for Her

Not sure how to make Valentine’s Day extra special? Here are some of our favorite gifts that she may not be expecting.
There’s a lot of pressure on Valentine’s Day to get something that’s not just good, but thoughtful. Here are some suggestions for gifts that show the woman in your life just how much you care about her.
Frame a Love Note
There’s a reason some of the most...

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Best Valentine’s Day Gifts for Him

This year, make Valentine’s Day great for him and easy for you.
Is there anyone harder to buy for than a guy? Instead of asking what they may want and getting the usual “I don’t know,” try one of our foolproof gift suggestions this Valentine’s Day. You’ll save time, money and, most importantly, hassle.
In-Home Movie Theater
Most guys love movies, right? Though, with the super high prices and crowded theaters, many people can’t...

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Cheap Valentine’s Dates with Big Wow

Whether you just found that special someone or the day just snuck up on you, here are some great Valentine’s Day ideas if you’re a little short on time.
A thoughtfully planned Valentine’s Day beats an expensive gift hands down. Here are 5 impressive dates guaranteed to...

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Impressive Last Minute Valentine’s Day Ideas

Whether you just found that special someone or the day just snuck up on you, here are some great Valentine’s Day ideas if you’re a little short on time.
You may be saying to yourself “It’s Valentine’s Day already?!” Well, you’re not alone. There can be a lot of pressure to show your significant other just how much you...

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6 Kids’ Games all Couples Should Play

Play some of these fun games to keep the romance – and competition – going this Valentine's Day.
Do you ever miss those games you used to play when you were a kid? Well, try playing them with your significant other. The two of you can bond over your childhood memories of the games and a little competition will keep that spark in your relationship. Here are 6...

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5 Most Beautiful Bloom Displays This Spring

Spring is the time of year that we emerge from our winter cocoons into the fresh, fragrant air to remind ourselves that life continues to impress and surprise us. All across America there are sheets of dazzling color that will wow even the least “outdoorsy” of us.
Dallas Blooms
Considered to be the largest display of tulips and other...

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Tips for the Beginning Spring Gardener

Helpful tips and tricks for those looking to grow their green thumb.
What says “spring” more than watching flowers bloom? That’s probably reason enough to start starting your own garden, not even including other benefits like growing your own herbs and vegetables. If you’re finally ready to give home gardening a try, read our helpful tips below before you get started to ensure...

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You Cannot Miss these 7 State Fairs

It’s time to dust off your hat and polish your work boots, these state fairs will take you back to the land.
State fairs are delightful events designed to showcase a state’s products, people and accomplishments. They are spectacular reminders of the glue that holds communities together so get out and enjoy the sights, sounds, and foods that only a fair can offer.
Kentucky State Fair
The Kentucky State Fair is one of the most...

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Storage Solutions for Spring Cleaning

Putting away all that winter gear just got a lot easier.
Spring cleaning isn’t just giving your bookshelves a good dusting or mopping the kitchen floor. You might have accumulated more stuff than usual during the holidays or maybe you just want to declutter – either way here are some easy tips and tricks to help you organize this spring.
Shelves
A few well-placed shelves can make a huge difference when it comes...

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Spring Break Destinations for the Whole Family

Great vacations spots that have something for everyone
Finally, your kids have a chunk of time off school and it’s the last time they’ll have off for the next few months. So why waste that time trying to figure out where to go? We’re here to help – scroll down to read about some of the best family-friendly destinations in the US.
Orlando, FL
Orlando is basically the “theme park headquarters of the US” which is...

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5 Everyday Places to Enjoy the Beauty of Spring

The warm weather and colors of spring are in full force and here’s where you can enjoy them.
It’s hard to miss the beauty of spring, but there are a few places where you can truly immerse yourself in the stunning springtime atmosphere.
Public Park
Many neighborhoods and cities have their own public parks, each with their own charm and personality. Spring is the perfect time to explore these local destinations with your whole family. Play on the playgrounds or just sit on a bench and feed the birds. You’d be surprised...

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Ways to Work Wellness Into Spring

Spring cleaning doesn’t have to just be about cleaning your house.
Spring really is the time for rebirth – whether that’s the grass getting greener, the flowers blossoming or just getting all that snow off the streets. That means it’s also the perfect time to rejuvenate yourself as well. Here are some tips on how to make sure you feel as good as the weather
Outdoor Yoga
Even if you’ve been keeping up with...

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Outdoor Games to Play with Your Kids This Spring

When spring has officially sprung all you want to do is go outside. If you’re looking for something that’s fun and easy for the whole family then look no further.
There’s nothing quite like spring, that time of the year when we get to shake the winter cobwebs off and bask in the sun. Now you’ll get to ditch the board games, go outside and really take advantage of the warm weather. Below you’ll find our favorite games – some classic and some new.
Ring Toss
One of the classic “warm weather” games. There are a few ways that...

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Small Spring Cleaning Tips that Make a Big Difference

Spring cleaning doesn’t need to be a herculean task. Sometimes all it takes is a few small changes to make your house (and you) feel like new. Here are some quick and easy solutions that will spring cleaning a breeze.
Spring is here! Time to break out the short sleeve shirts and outdoor grills. And it’s time to finally do all that cleaning you put off all winter. Remember last year, when it took 4 whole days to clean out the garage? We’ve broken your...

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How to Impress Mom Without Giving Her a Gift

Things you can do for Mom this Mother’s Day that show just how much she means to you.
We all know the phrase, “it’s the thought that counts” when it comes to buying gifts. Well, that phrase seems doubly true on Mother’s Day. If your Mom isn’t one for “things” or is just too...

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4 Easy Ways to Make Your Family’s New Year’s Party a Hit

Planning for the perfect New Year’s Eve party can get hectic enough to throw in the towel but it doesn’t have to be that hard. Here are 4 super simple ways to make the evening both pain-free and memorable.
Decorate with memories
New Year’s Eve can be a time to reflect on all the...

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DIY Family-Friendly New Year's Party Crafts

Ring in the New Year with these simple and stunning projects.
Remember when New Year’s Eve took weeks of planning and wardrobe editing to choose the perfect outfit? These days, you might be yearning for a simpler, less hectic way to ring in the new year. For those who want to trade adults-only fun times for family friendly activities next month, we’ve listed some of our favorite DIY crafts that you can create with your kids, which won’t break the bank. Plus, you’ll have some gorgeous...

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7 Best Small (and Cheap) Gifts this Holiday Season

This holiday season big ‘wows’ can come with small price tags. Here are some amazing, and inexpensive, gifts they’ll love.
Whether you’re looking for a gift for a co-worker or one of your many nieces or nephews, you probably need to buy a lot of gifts this holiday season. Just because they’re small gifts, doesn’t mean they can’t pack a big punch. Here are some...

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Fool Proof Turkey Roasting Timeline

Whether it’s Thanksgiving, a family get-together or New Years Eve, if you are preparing to entertain this holiday season we’ve got the big bird covered with our foolproof turkey checklist
Turkey timeline: preparation and cooking
Around this time of the year the main event of any sit down dinner is the turkey. To alleviate performance anxiety, you only need to get the timing right...

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5 Best Uses for Left Over Gift Wrapping

Are you one of those that fills 3 garbage bags with left over wrapping paper? Such a waste, right? Here we give you the most useful ways to use your left over gift wrapping. Not only will these nifty ideas add a little charm to your home, they are really easy!
Line shelves, drawers and trays
Contain your precious things in a timeless way by adding a touch of glamour to your drawers and shelves with beautiful lining. This part is easy: all you have to do is measure the bottom of your drawer or shelf and place the wrapping paper accordingly. If you are worried about it shifting place, glue gum will do the trick. Give your pantry shelves the same...

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5 DIY Decorations for the Holidays

There’s nothing like decorating for the holidays with friends and family. Sometimes though the festivities can be a little, shall we say, expensive? They don’t have to be though. We’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite ways to furnish your home with holiday cheer on the cheap.
Holiday pinecones
Pinecones are an age-old symbol of wintry opulence. Unlike flowers, they last forever, smell great and you can find them anywhere. The easiest way to use pinecones throughout the house is to place them inverted into small pots and urns. Or glue...

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6 Inexpensive and Gorgeous Holiday Season Destinations

Holiday cheer is closer than you may think
Sure, we all see deals on flights to Germany or London during the holiday season. But who can afford to take the whole family to Europe? Well, don’t worry, there are still plenty of cheap holiday vacation spots for those of us looking to travel and experience some holiday magic without breaking the bank.
New Orleans, LA
New Orleans is one of America’s most...

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