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June 21, 2017

5 Wonderfilet Delicious Cities for Seafood Lovers

It’s summer, which means… great seafood! But for some people, waiting around for their favorite fish to come into season just isn’t enough. If you’re a seafood aficionado, you’re in luck – the U.S. enjoys some of the widest variety of fish options in the world–from the blue oceans of Hawaii to the lobster traps of Maine, there’s something for just about everyone. So pack your bib and butter, these five cities offer great seafood options, along with amazing fishing for anyone who likes to catch their own dinner.

1. Portland, Maine

Nothing says shellfish like New England. Portland may be famous for its lobster and clam, but the [...]

 
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June 16, 2017

Planting a Pet-Friendly Garden

Many of our furry friends, puppies especially, will try and taste just about anything they can reach. Cats are pickier, but will still chew on grasses and flowers. Most people know that chocolate is a no-go, but some mushrooms, flowers, grasses, and other natural flora are also poisonous to pets. When out walking, don’t allow your pets to eat anything they find, since you can’t be certain of what it is or whether it might be toxic. Also note that many fertilizers and pesticides sprayed on roadsides or in gardens can be equally deadly, so it’s always a good idea to keep your pets from nibbling on plants in strange areas. But you have more control over your own yard, [...]

 
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May 25, 2017

5 Ways to Welcome New Neighbors

As someone who recently moved into a new home, I can’t overstate the positive impact of being welcomed by friendly neighbors. From a purely logistical standpoint, moving is an intimidating, daunting prospect, and those stresses are compounded by the emotional worries of whether or not you will love your new neighborhood as much as your last, and if your family will feel at home in your new surroundings. The good news is that neighbors who share a friendly gesture of kindness can do so much to ease that burden! Today, I’m sharing four very easy ideas to welcome new neighbors into the neighborhood fold.

Say hello.

This is the simplest possible gesture, but it [...]

 
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May 25, 2017

5 Lush Cities for Wine Lovers

For some, a wine tour is a great way to spend a Saturday – for others, it’s a religious experience. After a brief dip in the early 90s, the U.S. wine consumption has grown steadily for the past 20 years, and the multi-billion dollar industry supports over 9,000 vineyards across the country. The U.S. is swimming in wine, and if you’re a wine lover, you could be too!

The booming U.S. wine industry has transformed towns and regions, creating havens all over the country for winos. So, if you worship at a barrel-shaped shrine, check out these five towns where any true oenophile will feel right at home.

1. Walla Walla, Washington

Most people associate Walla [...]

 
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May 25, 2017

5 Best Cities For TV Lovers

It’s easy to fall in love with television. There’s a show for everyone and new shows are released every day – even if you can’t find anything on, there’s always a show you can binge on Netflix. But even as TV providers offer more channels every day, some TV fanatics want more. Whether you work in television or you are just a passionate couch potato, check out these five cities where the TV-obsessed will feel right at home.

1. Los Angeles, California

Let’s get the easy ones over with right away – if TV is your life, LA is your calling. Home to Hollywood and its myriad studios, Los Angeles is a global hub for TV making. What’s [...]

 
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May 17, 2017

How to Keep Your Closets Clean & Organized: Ask Anna

The past few months we’ve covered the best ways to clean your kitchen, bathroom, living room, and laundry room. Today we are going to talk about how to keep your closets clean and organized!

Every home has lots of different types of closets – coat closets, bedroom closets, linen closets, etc. While different closets may be organized differently, there are some general rules that apply to every type of closet.

1. Keep Them Clean

You might not think about cleaning your closets routinely like you would your bathroom but trust me, dust and all kinds of things hide in the dark corners of our closets. I recommend removing items from the shelves and wiping them [...]

 
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May 4, 2017

5 Home Add-Ons For Fishing Lovers

It’s easy to get sucked into fish gear lust. The more you fish, the more you realize that there’s gear to improve everything – from your cast to the kitchen in your ice shack. So, when it comes to an angler’s home, the shore’s the limit. Check out these awesome home add-ons that any true fish lover should definitely check out.

Fishing Rod Rack

For the angler who doesn’t like breaking down and packing up their rods, a rod rack is a perfect addition. From DIY racks to a rack that allows you to store rods inside your garage door, anything’s better than leaning rods in the corner of a room.

 
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April 24, 2017

Keeping Your Utility Bill Low This Summer

What’s the first thing you think when you hear the word, “summer?” Is it fireworks? Hot dogs? Vacations? Mosquitoes? If you’re anything like me, the first thing that comes to your mind when this season is mentioned is the heat. I grew up in Daytona Beach, Florida, and have remained a resident of the Sunshine State ever since. That being said, I am no stranger to extreme summer heat and the consequent outrageous utility bills. Over my many years as a Floridian, I’ve learned some easy tricks to keep your electric bill from scorching your wallet, even when the temperature outside rivals that of the sun’s surface.
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