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From creating an ideal setting and planning a fantastic menu to keeping guests entertained and safe, hosting an unforgettable BBQ party involves much more than just firing up the grill. With a bit of creativity and careful planning, hosts and hostesses can turn their gathering into a BBQ party that guests will remember fondly on those cold winter nights. Setting the Stage Whether you own a home with a large, spacious yard or your guests will be confined to a deck, it is important to ensure that you offer plenty of seating, provide shaded areas or access to indoor seating,…

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Do you spot everyday household items and imagine how great they would look if you re-purposed them for your yard? To get started, peruse these ideas and see where your imagination takes you. Give Your Kids the Boot If your brood keeps outgrowing rain boots faster than they can be replaced, why not fasten a selection of them along your fence and fill each one with dirt and plantings? This fun idea can be taken one step further if you nail a thick rope along the fence and use clothespins to hang each boot out to dry. Hitch Your Garden…

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With minimal materials and a little time, you and your children can discover the joys of handmade crafts. Crafting expands your children’s creativity and inspires them to up-cycle things into beautiful works of art. Something as simple as a seashell can spark their imagination. A favorite past-time by the ocean is collecting seashells. Try these exciting craft ideas with them.  1. Create Holiday Ornaments Choose shells that are different sizes and shapes and are in good condition. Let your children paint them, or use spray adhesive to add glitter, beads, sequins, or anything that catches their eyes.  Use a low-temperature…

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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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Part of the wonder of candles is the aroma that they give off when they are lit. Another component is the overall design of the candles that you display in your home. Some are only made of one color while others have layers of colors. For a fun candle that you can make on your own, consider DIY crayon candles. You can create colorful layers or mix the colors together for a tie-dye effect that is fun to look at in any room of your home. Supplies • Broken pieces of crayons • Paraffin wax • Clothespins • Different sizes…

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Spring is coming even though it may not feel like it yet in Long Island. Now is the time to get out your tools and get to growing seedlings indoors for the spring planting. Get your garden tools, seed collections, and green thumb ready. Follow these steps and get your garden abuzz by the time spring graces us with her presence. Where to Have the Garden? Choose an area or create boxes in order to grow. The area needs to be level, get at least six hours of sunlight per day, be near a water source, as well as drain…

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It’s time for cocoa, carols, and winter crafting! What better way to get into that festive feeling than to break out the hot glue sticks and colorful felt. Get those creative, wintry juices flowing like eggnog in your favorite Christmas mug, it’s time make some holiday wreaths! When most people think of a wreath, they visualize green fir branches in a circle, with a festive red ribbon and jingle bells. While this “traditional” kind of Christmas wreath is a lovely idea, there are so many options to consider. Below are some DIY winter wreath projects that will add holiday flair…

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The holidays are coming up fast and if you’ve got a surplus of Mason jars around the house, you’re in luck. These containers aren’t just good for canning fruit and vegetables, they make an excellent base for tons of winter projects. From gift giving to holiday decor, here are ten great Mason jar Christmas crafts that are easy, elegant, and fun to make. Fun-size Gift Capsules Why mess around with messy paper filler and trying to fill an oversized basket? The standard Mason jar is a great size for making small gift packages. This is an easy project for little…

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Who doesn’t love Mickey Mouse? Most kids adore this Disney character, but he is also loved by adults as well. Celebrate Mickey’s 90th Birthday with foods shaped like your favorite mouse. Let’s take a look at 10 unique food creations that you can easily make at home. Sugar Cookie Any time that you have a lot of kids together, cookies can be a great treat. If you make sugar cookie dough from scratch, you can easily shape the dough into Mickey Mouse shapes that have ears and all. The easiest way to make these cookies is to find a cookie…

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From porches to town centers, pumpkins are a staple for Halloween. For some pumpkin carving can be a scary thought. For those looking to celebrate without worrying about knives and little hands, try some of these fun no-carve pumpkin decorating ideas. Spooky Sugar Skulls Colorful skulls usually made to celebrate the Day of the Dead make a great option for pumpkin decorating. You can pick up small, orange “sugar” pumpkins from the store or a local pumpkin patch, or you can start with a small white “snowball” pumpkin. This no-paint-involved decoration still lets your kids be creative. Instructions: 1) Stick…

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