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How to Create a Backyard Camping Trip

GEAR, home By May 27, 2019 Tags: , , No Comments

Camping with the kids can be a beautiful experience; sleeping close to your babies under the velvet sky and bright moon, wrapped in the warm summer air. Or, it can be a tough night out in the rough embrace of the wild. You never know how a child will handle a new situation until they’ve experienced it, so planning a camping trip with children without a test run could equal disaster. That’s where a backyard camping trip comes into play.

A backyard campout will give you all the joys of camping—including sleeping in a tent and roasting marshmallows over a campfire—all within a few steps of home in case one of your littles doesn’t quite feel the whole “sleeping under the stars” thing.  

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Dodging Divorce Dust—6 Tips for Bonding With Your Spouse Over Home Repairs

FAM By August 31, 2016 Tags: , , No Comments

“What do you think about yellow for the walls?”

“I like green.”

“But yellow is invigorating.”

“So is green.”

“Yellow would make the room seem bigger.”

“Maybe we can find a yellowish green.”

“Maybe you should keep your opinions to yourself.”

Well. Home repairs and renovations can be stressful. Twelve percent of people in one survey actually said they’d considered separation or divorce during a remodeling project. Fixing up your home doesn’t have to be that scary, though. You might even find it brings you and your spouse closer. “You and me against the house…” Here’s how to do it right.

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How to Add Color to Your Living Room While on a Budget

GEAR, home, LIVE, rest By April 19, 2016 Tags: , 1 Comment

Adding color to your living room is a great way to revamp your home and give a fresh look to your living space. The only question is how to do it without breaking the bank. It’s actually pretty simple to brighten up the room, and the best news is you can do it on a budget!

These are a few tips to help you bring color into your living room and keep your bank account happy.

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5 Quick Home Decor Fixes

Contests, Shopping Reviews By November 16, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , 122 Comments

The holidays are approaching and I’m in a complete nesting mode. The only problem with cleaning out closets and eliminating clutter is that I now see very clearly the marks on the hardwood, out of place art and burnt-out lightbulbs.

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