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With Halloween right around the corner, make your child’s lunch box pop with creepy critters and silly monsters. Here is a list of fantastic Halloween lunch ideas that are sure to make your little one squeal with delight. Grilled Ghosts This spooky spin on grilled cheese sandwiches is sure to be a lunchtime hit. Cut the bread into a ghost shape and toast, fry, or grill the sandwich as you would normally. Once it’s cooked, add a couple of peppercorn flakes for the eyes. Monster Mouth Take your child’s favorite apple and cut a wedge out of the side. Coat…

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Have you been busy doing seasonal maintenance to ensure your home runs smoothly during the fall season? Most homeowners, upgraded their heating system, installed storm windows, cleaned the fireplace and chimney, upgraded the water drainage system and ordered firewood for the season. However, you forgot one thing; the roof. Most people don’t know what is happening to their roofs and this can lead to increased repair or replacement costs. The National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) advises homeowners to conduct regular roof check-ups every fall. Cleaning and repairing your roof now will help safeguard your roof against leaks during the fall…

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With Halloween is days away, the hassle of preparing, cooking and baking goodies can really put a damper on your holiday spirit. When planning a get-together or party, desserts and are a must. Try these quick and frightfully easy no-bake Halloween desserts. Black Cat Oreo Cookies These adorable black cat Oreo cookies are incredibly simple to make. Simply take two regular Oreo cookies, smother them in decadent melted chocolate. Then, use that same chocolate as an adhesive to attach the cookies to one another in the formation of a black cat. Simply shape two tiny cat ears from the chocolate…

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Halloween is a holiday that’s all about having some fun and enjoying tricks and treats. If you’re planning to host a sleepover, you might feel overwhelmed and intimidated about putting it all together, but it’s surprisingly easy to do. You can customize everything including treats, décor and entertainment. Before you start sending out invitations and planning spine-chilling surprises, check out some of the following tips for hosting a spooky sleepover. Guess How Many Candies are in the Jar Candy corn is usually the standard candy for the Halloween party game, guess how many candies are in the jar. Switch up…

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With the temperamental weather out of the picture, the consistent glare of the hot sun makes summer the best season to do those home improvement projects you’ve been setting aside. Doing these upgrades and renovations are not ideal during the other seasons because the snow, sleet, and rain impede most, if not all, construction work. Home upgrades are best left for the hot months when work can flow smoothly with no interruptions. These home improvements can range from small repairs like patching your roof to large scale renovation projects that include overhauling your entire kitchen. All of these need time,…

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While most families like to enjoy the summer months outdoors, the season brings with it more than just sunshine and warm temperatures. It’s also the season in which powerful storms can cause a lot of damage. You can help protect your family in the summer by following some of these simple summer storm tips. Stay Away From Lightning While dark clouds may mean a storm is coming, you likely don’t think much about it until the rain starts to fall. However, lightning doesn’t need rain in order to occur. While it may be rare for lightning to strike someone, it…

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Doesn’t it always seem like one day we’re all complaining about how long it’s taking for spring to kick in and then all of the sudden it’s so hot outside that you can’t stand it? That heat isn’t just taking a toll on you, it’s just as uncomfortable for your pets, and it can actually affect their health. So, keep your pets in your plan this summer as you are trying to figure out ways to beat the heat. There are a lot of great ways that you can keep them comfortable and maybe even cool yourself down at the…

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First impressions are everything, which is why it’s crucial that your home have excellent curb appeal. Your outdoor area is like the appetizer to the inside of your home. Below you’ll find some tips that you can use to improve your home’s outdoor area. Upgrade Outdoor Fixtures Fixtures such as lights, door hardware, lampposts and others should be improved upon. This can give a more sophisticated look to your outdoor area. We recommend choosing fixtures that complement your door and porch colors. Pressure Wash Pressure washing is an excellent way to add more appeal to your home. Often times, mold,…

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The summer months are the best time of year for a repaving project. If your driveway is in poor condition, it will only get worse over time as weathering takes a toll on its surface. Here are some reasons to start a project to repave during the summer. Why It’s Best Done in the Summer A hot mix asphalt will arrive at your home inside a heated truck where it is maintained in a liquid form to ensure that the aggregates inside staying evenly mixed and that it is easy to pour. When the weather is warm, this asphalt can…

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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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