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Gutters are an important part of fall cleaning.

Spring cleaning has always been a thing. It was a way to welcome warmer weather, open the windows and literally air out the house. Today, fall cleaning cleans to the same level, but in seasonal climates, the focus may be on buttoning up the house for winter.

Vegetarian Main Dishes are hearty and healthy

Vegetarian dishes are a great alternative to meat-based main dishes for more and more people. They are often lighter and healthier options, but they can also be very filling and enjoyable. Many vegetarian dishes include eggs, cheese and other dairy like sour cream. Vegan dishes, on the other hand, are entirely plant-based.

Shades of blue are part of bold fall decorating trends.
Time to decorate for fall! That means breaking out the orange, gold and brown, right? Not so fast! The Pantone Color Institute has other ideas. Fall decorating trends this year feature a palette of 10 bold colors like Nebulas Blue, Quetzal Green and Ultra Violet, plus a palette of 5 neutrals that work with all [...]
Homemade bath products make luxury creative and affordable
There’s nothing like sinking into a fragrant tub or stepping into a shower scented with all your favorite things to make you feel pampered. But sometimes it’s tricky to find just that right fragrance for your mood or the moment, or maybe you have sensitive skin and can’t use a lot of commercially available bath [...]
Science at home can be fun!
Even with school out for the summer, there's no reason for learning to stop. Summertime learning can help keep kids from losing information over the months they're out of the classroom and it can be lots of fun too! There's no reason that learning has to be boring. There are lots of science-based activities that offer [...]
Homemade ice cream
Homemade ice cream is a classic summertime treat. From the days of hand-cranked churns to sleek modern ice cream makers and Kitchen Aid mixer attachments, homemade ice cream is made basically the same way: make a custard base of eggs, heavy cream, milk and sugar, then freeze it in the ice cream maker of your [...]
Kid Stares out Window on Rainy Day
It's raining, it's pouring...but it doesn't have to be really boring! No parent wants to hear their child complaining because they can't go out and play on a rainy day or weekend. Get your community involved! Other parents in your neighborhood are in the same position and there is power in numbers. Use your community newsletter [...]
Enjoy the flavors of the fair at home!
Calgary native Lila Roth brings us a special dispatch from the annual Calgary Stampede rodeo and fair, complete with family recipes. The sights and sounds of the carnival season are here!  As July begins it brings the Calgary Stampede, “The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth,” and along with it the food. All over North America [...]

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