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The Thrill of the Grill: Planning a BBQ to Meet the Neighbors

Summer is in full swing and now that things are starting to resume some level of normalcy, what better time to connect with your neighbors. Whether you have just moved to a new community, or you are a longtime fixture in your current area, planning a barbeque or cookout is the perfect way to get …

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Home for the Holidays

There’s a wildly popular holiday song that dates back to a 1944 Judy Garland movie called Meet Me in St. Louis. The song is called, “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.” In it there’s a line that says, “Through the years/We all will be together/If the fates allow/Hang a shining star/Upon the highest bough/And have …

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Stress-Relieving Tips for the Holiday Season

In a normal year, the holiday season can be full of stressors. In a year of a global pandemic, most all of us are experiencing record-high levels of stress. One way to help manage stress is to remember the acronym B.R.E.A.T.H.E. Boundaries A boundary is something that indicates bounds or limits. One first step to …

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25 Military, Veteran, or Milspouse Owned Companies to Know About

If you are planning to do any holiday shopping this year for yourself or those you love, and want to support veteran, military, or military spouse owned companies (many of whom give back), this list is a great place to begin. For the Home Feels like Home Interior Design– shoppable mood boards, virtual style consultation, …

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DIY Fall Decorating

Are you looking for some easy and affordable ways to get your home fall-ready for celebrating holidays, relaxing with family, or for a pleasant change of scenery? Below are six suggestions that you can do yourself to have a space that says “Welcome Fall” no matter the occasion.  Use What You Have Maybe you haven’t …

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Front Yard Appeal

Fall is definitely in the air! Cooler temperatures, shorter days, and beautiful foliage are tell-tale signs that the seasons are changing. For many, the changing of the seasons is also a signal that it’s time to spruce up your outdoor spaces as you settle into the autumn months. Make sure your house is ready for …

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To Trick or Treat?

Most normal years, people have strong feelings one way or the other about Halloween and trick or treating. This year, while the option may still be available in most communities, extra considerations and precautions must be incorporated. Below are four ideas to keep in mind to make sure you feel like you’ve been treated instead …

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