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Chalk paint is a beautiful option when painting furniture that leaves a rich and distressed finish. Chalk paint is great to work with as it is odorless and dries quickly. Follow the tips listed below to use chalk paint best and get creative! 1. You Don’t Have to Perform Excessive Prep Work For most types of paint, excessive prep is required including cleaning or sanding surfaces. Some paints even call for you to use primer on the furniture before beginning the painting process. You will be happy to learn that chalk paint does not require any of this as chalk…

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Chili could be thought of as the ultimate crowd-pleaser. It’s also the ultimate cook-off dish. Only 5% of individuals surveyed said they don’t care for it, making chili about as close as you can get to a sure -fire party dish. No wonder so many folks want to bust out the chili recipes for the perfect game-day, tailgating food! Family formulas are protected like gemstones, and those magical mystery ingredients are never discussed at parties much louder than a murmur. About 20% of individuals admit their families have a secret chili formula and 10% of people state they have a…

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Traveling can be a transformative and life-changing experience, but it can also be intensely stressful. From delayed flights to canceled hotel rooms, unexpected outbreaks and language barriers, there is a lot of behind-the-scenes stress when it comes to travel. By using a few insider tips, you can learn ways to make your travel experience easier and more enjoyable. Pack Light The more you carry the more stress you will have. Carrying a lot of baggage slows you down and forces you to deal with baggage fees and delays which can drag you down mentally while on a trip. If you…

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For some people who are accustomed to eating meat, it might seem like quite the challenge to create a diverse menu during Lent. You might not even realize how often you reach for a piece of meat to fulfill your protein needs in a meal. It might be a natural reaction, in fact, to merely omit certain elements of the dinner, but the end result is a much more meager spread for you and your family. Fortunately, with the plethora of vegetarian and vegan options out there these days – including recipes online! – it is surprisingly easy to find…

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When you’re eager to get back to the garden and begin planting, waiting for spring can feel endless. Luckily, there are several steps that can be taken during the colder months to prepare for spring. Not only will these tips keep gardeners busy while they wait for perfect planting weather but they will make gardening easier and more efficient while also providing a healthy foundation for plants. Clean and Repair Tools Cold weather is the perfect time to work on indoor tasks, and ensuring that gardening tools are in top shape is essential. Tools can be cleaned with soap or…

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The sweet potato is a vegetable that is often overlooked for dishes. Other than the traditional sweet potato pies made during the holiday season, one could wonder if the sweet potato is a forgotten food. Rich in fiber and loaded with a variety of powerful vitamins, this healthy potato can be incorporated into some of the most delicious recipes. A simple baked sweet potato. This delightful dish is perfect alone or paired with grilled chicken or a hotdog for a really great meal. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees. Using a fork, poke small holes all over the skin of…

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Whether you’re the proud parent of a dog, cat, horse, pig or bearded dragon, there’s one thing all pet parents have in common: We all love our babies! Did you know, though, that February 20th is actually designated as National Love Your Pet Day? “But I love my pet every day,” you may be thinking. That’s true, but National Love Your Pet Day is the nationally (albeit unofficial) designated day to love and appreciate your pets, just as Valentine’s Day is the nationally recognized day to love and appreciate the different human relationships in your life. Origins Although the exact…

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Income enhancement is a good way to live a better life, but not all jobs are equal. Those who are determined not to do the nine to five grind can now find easy ways to make extra money from the comfort of their home. If you are one of those people, keep reading to find the interesting and often lucrative ways you can stay home and still earn spending money. Selling Stuff De-cluttering the home has become a new way of life for many who enjoy shopping, and selling those items can net some fast cash. There are plenty of…

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A wedding can be a very expensive event. Those that are trying to avoid the heavy expenses that come with the wedding should look for plans that can help them have a blast without spending a fortune. There are definitely a lot of things that can provide this opportunity, but people must be diligent about their search. Start With the Dress The dress can be one of the most expensive things to pay for when it comes to a wedding. That is why you need to start with the dress. There are a ton of bridal outlets and websites that…

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Maintaining an active lifestyle is a key step to improving heart health. Physical activity not only strengthens the heart, but also helps manage your weight, prevents damage to your arteries, reduces high blood sugar, and combats high blood pressure. You do not have to be an athlete to improve your heart health, and it’s never too late to start working out. Aerobic exercise and strength training is the most beneficial to heart health. Don’t forget to stretch! Although it is not the main contributor to heart health, improving your flexibility provides the support your body needs for aerobic and strength…

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