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Learning to swim is one of the mainstays of childhood. While it can be a fun and exciting, swimming lessons are also an essential part of children learning safety in the water. Good swimming lessons will carry them safely throughout their life in the countless hours they’ll spend in the water years ahead. Parents signing their children up for swimming lessons should know that each level of swimming must be mastered before they progress. That means that children should only be signed up for the level of swimming they have proven to have mastery over the level before no matter…

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Now that spring is here, the beautiful weather has you excited to go outside. Unfortunately, it’s also the prime pest season and there is nothing like a swarm of mosquitoes or the discovery of cockroaches to destroy all of your springtime fun. This year, be sure to add these spring pest control tips to your maintenance list so that you can stop infestations before they have a chance to start. Follow Proper Food Storage and Cleaning Practices The majority of pests invade human territory out of a desire for food. Cockroaches, rats and ants are just a few common pests…

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Grilling season is just around the corner, now is the time to get your grill in shape for your next backyard bash. Here are some things you’ll need to do to get your grill ready for summer barbecues. Clean the Grill’s Interior and Exterior Surfaces The exterior of your grill will likely be covered in dust, if you haven’t used it for several months. Use a non-scratch sponge or cloth rag to wipe down all the surfaces with warm, soapy water. Dry the surface thoroughly to prevent streaks and possible corrosion. For stainless steel surfaces, wipe along the direction of…

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Dinners, lunches, or even breakfasts, can go a long way for thanking mom for all of the meals she cooked for you. This Mother’s Day, make an entire event out of the meal. Don’t just cook your mother dinner, decorate the table that in a way that enhances the meal and delights your mother. Here are a few tablescape ideas to impress your mom this Mother’s Day. Flowers A staple for Mother’s Day is flowers. If you want something pleasing to the eye, then select flowers that are your mother’s favorite color. If she likes purple, then procure a wide…

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Break out the piñata, margaritas, and sombreros because it’s Cinco de Mayo time! The Mexican army was an underdog when they defeated the French at the Battle of Puebla on May 5th, 1862. Now over 150 years later their victory is still celebrated in Mexico and internationally. Whether you are of Mexican heritage or not, the day is always an exciting celebration of food and culture. Instead of going to a Mexican restaurant get creative in the kitchen. Get your Cinco de Mayo menu ready today with these easy recipes for an unforgettable fiesta. Mexican Street Corn Salad Start out…

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With summer right around the corner, many people are already beginning to think about large cookout menus and all the alcoholic drinks to accompany them. What could possibly be better than a tall glass of icy cold lemonade on a hot summer day? Why boozy lemonade, of course! This refreshing cocktail should be at the top of every hosts drink wish list. Wow party attendees with beautiful boozy beverages, pour a big tall glass, sit in the sun and relax. Choose the Type of Alcohol Give this cocktail your own personal flair with a base of lemonade and the liquor…

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Although warmer weather and the change of the season is a reason for celebration, seasonal allergies definitely are not. Pollen is one of the most potent outdoor allergens, causing nasal irritation and difficulty breathing. Some people cannot even comfortably wear contact lenses when the pollen count is high. Pollen is one of the most potent allergens in the world, and what’s more, it is not limited to any particular region of the country–nearly any home can be affected. With that in mind, here are a multitude of actionable tips to pollen-proof your home and stay comfortable this allergy season. Keep…

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Regularly cleaning outdoor furniture is essential if you want an attractive lawn or patio. This task is particularly important after a long, messy winter. Harsh weather can leave lawn furniture and patio sets looking dirty. Follow the tips below and keep your outdoor living space looking beautiful. How to Get Started Clearing away loose debris such as leaves, dust and dirt is a great place to begin. Use a dry cloth or brush to wipe away loose materials. After you are finished, spray down plastic, metal, wood, mesh and wicker items to dislodge any surface debris that has managed to…

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It’s almost time to open your pool for the season. If you’re not exactly sure what needs to be done, follow a few simple steps, you’ll have your pool ready for swimming sooner than you think. Get Some Help It is possible to open your pool and get it ready for swimming on your own; however, it is easier and faster if you recruit someone else to help. Open Your Pool Early The earlier in the season you open your pool the better. This is true for two reasons. First, many pool stores and many online stores offer discounts on…

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Prom season is here and it doesn’t have to be stressful or a huge expense. Look great, have fun and save money with the budget friendly-tips below. Prom Dress Start searching through thrift store or consignment shops, you’ll never know what unique dresses they might have and some may even be designer. There are even apps where girls are selling their used prom dresses for half the price they bought them for. If you don’t mind ordering online, check out wholesale online shops, there are many options to choose from for a quarter of the cost. Just know beforehand, that…

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