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Preparation and technology can help you weather the storm

Tuesday, December 24th, 2013

(BPT) – The last few years have brought record destruction from natural disasters. While disasters such as Hurricane Isaac, Superstorm Sandy or the Oklahoma tornadoes are tragic and unavoidable, there is value in being prepared for the challenges Mother Nature throws our way. Technology can help you prepare for the unknown and get back on…Read More »

Design Tips – Furniture layouts that work with your fireplace

Tuesday, December 24th, 2013

I love fireplaces! I was inspired to write about this topic today while incorporating a new fireplace design into a home renovation project I’ve been working on. Nothing makes you feel more comfortable and cozy than a crackling roaring fire on a cold winter day. A fireplace instantly infuses character and charm into any room…Read More »

The grilled cheese: A new spin on an American classic

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

(BPT) – Still think a grilled cheese sandwich is processed cheese between two slices of white bread? It’s time to find out what you’ve been missing. Mouth-watering bacon, savory onions, sweet fruits, artisan bread all deliciously layered with flavored Cheddars and Monterey Jacks; these are today’s grilled cheese sandwiches. If that gets your stomach grumbling,…Read More »

‚ÄčNutritional tips for packing brain-boosting school lunches

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

(BPT) – Parents know kids can’t concentrate when they’re hungry. But did you know that what children eat – especially in school lunches – can also affect their ability to focus, learn and behave well in the classroom? Packing your children’s school lunches is a great way to manage their nutritional intake and help feed…Read More »

Four simple tips to help you land a great job

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

(BPT) – Whether you’re just graduating and entering the job market for the first time or you’re changing careers, job searching is never easy. And if you’re among the more than 1.5 million college grads looking for work this year, you will need to work smarter to stand above the crowd and land that dream…Read More »

Green living project: Revamp your kitchen pantry to avoid waste and save money

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

For a basic green living project with benefits to your wallet and the environment, consider revamping the kitchen pantry. The cupboard is the starting point for most kitchen activity and is more than just a storage space. Develop good buying habits and build a strong foundation and you can avoid the waste of food and…Read More »

Five money-saving moves for smartphone users

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

Smartphones are quickly gaining in popularity. With a virtual world in the palm of users’ hands, they can easily access email, social networking sites, news, videos, music, images, files, mapping and more. While the possibilities may seem endless, consumers should consider one limit: their budgets. The allure of smartphones may be hard to resist, but…Read More »

Bathroom lighting for practicality & ambience

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

Decorating any room can be very time consuming and demanding, as you want to get everything just right if you are to enjoy the finished project and achieve the look you want. The bathroom, although generally one of the smallest rooms in the house, is just as important as any other and should be allocated…Read More »

Replace or repair? That’s the home improvement question

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

 Maintenance and improvement are both essential realities of home ownership. From windows and skylights to gas ranges and front doors, everything in your home will eventually need some work. But how do you know when something simply needs repair, or merits being replaced? Of course, each situation will be as unique as the home in…Read More »

Holiday hazards to avoid to help keep pets safe

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

The holiday season is filled with a frenzy of activities from decorating the house to baking sweets to gift buying and wrapping. Adding decorations to your mantel or front yard adds a festive look to your house, but pet owners should also take a moment during the busy decorating season to examine how they make…Read More »