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Green Your Grilling for Guilt-Free Backyard Barbecues

Here’s how to “green” your average barbecue for an outdoor shindig that’s fun and Earth-conscious!
Posted by Josh Arnold on September 06, 2018 in No Category
Come summer, the Earth and its atmosphere gets hit hard with excess CO2 and smog. There’s the increase in air conditioning, which drives up power plant emissions and the fumes from mowers and lawn equipment are responsible for about 20 million tons of CO2 a year. Even the heat alone can cause problems. Ozone is temperature-sensitive, so when the heat skyrockets, it can trap pollution and smog. Even America’s favorite pastime, the backyard barbecue, isn’t immune. Charcoal grills... read more
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Decorating with Books in Your Home

Decorating with books is a fun way to incorporate your love of reading into your home.
Posted by Josh Arnold on September 06, 2018 in No Category
Decorating with books is a fun way to incorporate your love of reading into your home. If you’re a bibliophile and can’t get enough of all things literary, you probably have a large collection of books to display. Rather than storing boxes of previously-read books in your basement, you can use them as decorative accents. Here are some ideas on ways to place books throughout the home. Add Style to Your Bookshelves Book fanatics love to show off their bookshelves. If you scroll down your Instagram fe... read more
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8 Genius Ways to Organize Your Kitchen

Clear out the clutter and tidy up your kitchen
Posted by Josh Arnold on September 06, 2018 in No Category
The kitchen is one of the most difficult places in the home to keep clean and organized. Between your dishes, utensils and cooking appliances, you have lots of oddly shaped and bulky items to store. If you find yourself overwhelmed by all the stuff in your kitchen, or maybe just need a more efficient way of storing and organizing, consider these genius ways to tidy up your kitchen. #1 Group Similar Items Together Grouping items together according to their use is a sensible way to organize your kitchen. Categor... read more
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5 Plants That Naturally Repel Mosquitoes

Check out these plants that naturally repel mosquitoes.
Posted by Josh Arnold on July 10, 2018 in No Category
Many homeowners want to enjoy their outdoor living space but don’t want to get eaten by mosquitoes while doing so. Bug repellents and bug zappers are effective but don’t keep those nasty bugs away from your outdoor living area. Check out these plants that naturally repel mosquitoes and other annoying bugs that keep you from using your outdoor space more often: 1. Lavender This beautiful purple colored plant is a natural mosquito repellent with a wonderful fragrance. Lavender is a great addition to an ... read more
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How to Keep Your Pets Stress-Free During a Move

Keep your pets stress-free during your move.
Posted by Josh Arnold on July 10, 2018 in No Category
If you are moving this summer you probably already feel the stresses of moving, but have you thought about what your four-legged family member may be feeling? Dogs and pets do feel the stresses of a move and often even more stress than their human companions are feeling.Imagine: you can’t read, understand all of the chatter around you and all you see is the chaos of boxes. Your home is in an upheaval plus there are stressed out humans everywhere. Sounds even more stressful, right? That’s why it is vital... read more
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