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How to throw an English tea party at home
There’s something sophisticated and elegant about afternoon tea, a real English tea party. The custom of afternoon tea was supposedly created by Anna, the seventh Duchess of Bedford, in 1840. She would get hungry in those long hours between lunch and dinner around 8 p.m. To keep up her spirits, she began drinking tea and [...]
Xeriscaping is sustainable and beautiful.
Having attractive landscaping is an important element of any home. Not only does it provide curb appeal, which affects your property value, but it also makes your yard a welcoming place for you and your family to relax and entertain. Although having an expansive lawn has been the traditional way to beautify outdoors, turf grass [...]
Lunar New Year Celebration Lanterns
If you enjoy exploring different cultures, or just embrace any opportunity to throw a celebration, February is your chance! The Lunar New Year, an international holiday celebrated by Asian countries throughout the globe, falls on February 16 in 2018. The Lunar New Year has now become a popular tradition in many North American communities as [...]
While most of you aren't going to make it to New Orleans for Mardi Gras, you can always celebrate in the comfort of your own home. All you need are beads and doubloons, a few choice beverages and some authentic foods to get the party started! Take the celebration community-wide to get everyone in on the [...]
community crafting
Spending a little quiet time alone was probably a welcome relief after the craziness of the holidays. But admit it: You’re starting to miss some of that socializing time. You might even be getting just a bit antsy if cold weather and snow have kept you isolated at home. Just because you are out of [...]
If you’re a die-hard sports fan, you’re well aware that game day is all about camaraderie, sportsmanship, rivalries and - let’s be real - the food! Hosting a game watch can be a challenge! While you’re knee-deep in smack-talking your buddies’ favorite player, you’ll also have to remember to shift your priorities to the spirited [...]
Emergencies can happen anywhere, any time. They come in the form of natural disasters, like hurricanes and wildfires, which destroy structures and ravage communities. And there are everyday emergencies, too, man-made errors and domestic accidents that are less catastrophic and life-threatening than natural disasters but equally as frightening and stressful. Power outages, gas leaks, broken [...]

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