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Tacos are delicious and simple to prepare, it’s a playful meal that your family can partake in making. Plan the ultimate Taco Tuesday and bring the flavors of Mexico into your home with these simple and easy tips. Taco Night Shopping Essentials Toppings Purchase toppings used to decorate your tacos including lettuce, tomatoes, salsa, sour cream, guacamole, shredded cheese, limes and jalapeños. Taco Shells Choose any type of taco shell, including flour tortillas, corn tortillas, and pre-made or hard taco shells. Taco Filling Select the filling for the tacos. There is a variety of meat to choose from: chicken, ground…

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Exhilarating crisp winds and the sweet smell of freshly fallen leaves have come again. Before it gets too cold out, it’s important to service your wood burning stoves and fireplaces, which means it’s time to attend to your fuel needs. Firewood is an excellent home-heating choice for anyone who’s ready to be energy independent from big utility companies or those who simply live too far away from a municipality to receive services. If wood is the primary heat source for your home, you don’t always have the luxury of turning to an energy company for help, that’s why storing your…

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When the calendar flips over to the fall season, skin care becomes a whole new ball game. The humidity rapidly drops creating combination or dry skin in those who enjoyed a dewy glow throughout the summer. Dryness can bring on unsightly acne and enlarged pores. Keep your skin perfectly flawless with these autumn skin care tips. Moisturize With the dry weather, moisturizer is your best friend. Now is the time to layer and add heavier creams into your skin care regimen. Layering gel and cream moisturizers twice a day will keep flaky and combination skin at bay until the weather…

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Everyone has some form of clutter in their home. But, if you have an increasing amount of mess in your home and are looking to minimize it, there are steps that you can take. Follow these 12 tips below on how to declutter your home. 1. Create Goals Before you start decluttering and minimizing your home, you have to create a plan first. You can do this by setting up a few goals that you want to complete to avoid overbearing your workload. Here are few things to keep in mind before decluttering your house • Create a map Circle…

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As the seasons change, it’s important to consider what your car needs to perform at its best and to keep you and your family safe. October is Fall Car Care Month, and it’s the perfect time to make sure all of your car’s systems are in order and working great. This article will walk you through the five most important things you need to check before winter sets in. 1. Check Your Brakes Every driver relies on their brakes to keep them safe, but good brake care is even more important in a cold climate. If your brakes need attention,…

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Lyme disease is caused by bites from deer ticks infected with the Lyme bacteria. The disease is especially common in the Northeast and Upper Midwest regions of the United States, and it can cause muscle pain, joint stiffness, fatigue, and a variety of other symptoms. The disease can be treated with antibiotics, but the symptoms can be severe if left untreated for a long period of time. While DEET-containing bug sprays are effective for repelling ticks and other bugs, the chemical can cause a range of health issues when overused. If you want to avoid chemical repellents, you can use…

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Fall is a great time for you and your family to enjoy your time outdoors. Days are sunny, clear and the colors of the vegetation are vivid. During the fall, you don’t need to take expensive trips in order to have fun. The following fall activities are enjoyable for the entire family. Attend a Fall Festival In all parts of America, autumn is marked with festivals. Some of the activities at fall festivals include face painting, pony rides, craft vendors, food and raffles. Fall festivals enable you to sample the best aspects of the locality and embrace the season. Sip…

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As National Breast Cancer Awareness Month approaches, many women are reminded of helpful ways they can work towards prevention. Every woman wants to know how to reduce their risk of breast cancer and while there are a number of factors that can contribute to your level of risk, there are preventive methods that you can implement to your lifestyle. Stay Active Maintaining an active lifestyle is an important step to breast cancer prevention. Research has suggested that women who increase their physical activity reduce the risk of cancer between 10 -30 percent. Adding a brisk 30 minute walk to your…

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When warm weather arrives, you want to get outside to enjoy it whether it’s swimming in a pool or just working in the yard. The warmer sun can damage the hair in a significant way by drying it out, causing it to break easier and lose some of its color. Fortunately, there are a few tips that you can keep in mind to repair your summertime hair to give life back to your beautiful locks. Shield The Hair One of the easiest ways to prevent damage from occurring in the first place is to cover the hair. Wear a hat,…

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It’s important for women to schedule routine health screenings so potential issues can be detected early on. Did you know that women are at a high-risk of contracting breast and cervical cancer? Besides health screenings, every woman should make time for healthy habits. Regular exercise and eating healthy can also help with stress management. Blood Pressure Screening When you reach 18-years-old, you need to start having your blood pressure checked every two years. This health screening involves wrapping a cuff around your arm and pumping it tightly. The recommended blood pressure for women is less than 120 over 80 millimeters…

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