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Boating is often one of the outdoor activities that families and friends look forward to. It is a great way to spend time together and slow down the pace of life. Although boating is already enjoyable on its own, there are more ways on how you can improve the experience. Even more important though is everyone’s safety. It should be your priority to keep everyone safe, including both the kids and adults. Whether you are at the dock or cruising around a bay or lake, boating should not just be comfortable but safe as well. Here are essential tips to keep…

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With the hot summer weather about to hit, there’s no better time to clean up your house and get it organized. Even if you don’t think you have a lot of things lying around, you might be surprised by the amount of clutter that builds up over time. By pulling everything out of each room, you’ll be able to get rid of what you don’t need so it’s no longer taking over your home. Your Closets It’s easy to put off storing your winter clothes until it’s time to use them again, especially if they’re stored in the back where…

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Whether your child or friend is graduating college, high school, or elementary school, parties and gifts are an expected tradition. While some may opt to simply procure a card and some money for the graduate, gifts are usually preferred. This guide will offer a few ideas for the perfect graduation gift. Flash Drive No matter what age the graduate is, they’re going to need a flash drive. With so much of work and school performed online, a sure way to ensure that their work is never lost–even in the event that their computer or laptop breaks–is with a flash drive.…

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Grilling is central to the full experience and enjoyment of summer. Cookout sessions and backyard get-togethers provide opportunities to connect with friends and family. Check out these ten great grill station ideas for your summer entertaining ventures. Light Up Your Grill Station Lighting is a key factor in setting the mood for any situation, and backyard cookouts are no exception. Not only do you need to have a crystal-clear view of those wonderful foods that you’re grilling, but you’ll want to create a festive atmosphere for your guests as well.  Put colored LED bulbs into your porch light fixtures before…

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If you are a senior, you should aim for approximately 150 minutes per week of moderate physical activity. It might sound like a lot all at once, but it breaks down to just over 21 minutes per day of activity. You can take a long walk, join a class at the gym, or even go swimming with your grandkids. You aren’t limited to the number of physical activities you have available, and you shouldn’t limit yourself to activities you don’t enjoy. Do what you love, and you won’t feel as if you’re working out. The Health Benefits of Senior Exercise…

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There’s nothing like a burger cooked to perfection. Since my family loves burgers. Follow the easy instructions below to make the best burgers during BBQ season. Ingredients • 2 lbs. good quality ground sirloin with at least 20% fat • Himalayan Salt • Pepper freshly ground • American, Swiss or Cheddar cheese Many chefs like to buy the meat whole and grind it themselves. This may result in a great burger, but no better than mine as long as the meat is of a good quality while making sure the fat content is between 20-30%. You cannot make a good…

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Adults, cool off this summer with booze filled popsicles. Whether it’s sangria pops, whiskey, bourbon, or even vodka concoctions, nothing says outdoor fun than adult popsicles. Know the Type of Liquor You’re Using The more alcohol content, the harder it will be to freeze. Schnapps, pure-grain, vodka, and many of the top shelf whiskeys will be a little tougher to keep frozen. It is recommended to only pull them from the freezer the moment they will be eaten because of melting faster than non-alcohol filled popsicles. It’s about balance when it comes to success, and a 4:1 ratio is the…

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Summer is almost here, and you’re probably looking forward to backyard cookouts, block parties, and relaxing nights in your backyard. But if you plan on hosting any of these events, you’ll want your grass to be full and green. Unfortunately, with summer comes hot weather, and this increases the likelihood that your grass will be burnt by the hot sun. Yellow grass always puts a damper on even the most festively decorated backyards. So if you’re looking for some tips to keep your lawn plush the entire summer long, follow the tips below and keep your yard a beautiful emerald…

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When you want to invite family members and friends to your home during the warmer months, hosting a BBQ is a great way to spend time and create new memories together. If you want to plan the ultimate BBQ, here are a few essential tips to follow to make it a hit. Music Maestro Music is an important part of any type of gathering. It sets the mood and allows everyone to relax. Use a Bluetooth speaker, its portable and can be placed on the deck. Create a playlist with fun summer tunes, which can play on your tablet or…

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Looking for ways to landscape around your pool without breaking the bank? If you’re up for a DIY project, dive in and get started on these gorgeous pool landscaping ideas. De-clutter To create a low-maintenance, attractive design that offers you some privacy, the first step is to de-clutter. Get rid of stuff laying around that really doesn’t have any reason to be there. Move unnecessary items out of the way so you can have a fresh, empty canvas. After de-cluttering your pool area, you’ll uncover new opportunities for areas to be landscaped, and you may even find a few items…

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