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The fall season is almost here and it’s almost time to hit the college campus. Graduating high school was a fantastic achievement, but your next goal is maneuvering through the great walls of higher education. Living in a dorm room is one of the milestones of any college student’s life. This living space is a unique one so you’ll want to prepare for it by packing the car with all the items that you’ll need. Follow this doom room essential checklist; it will help make your transition much easier. Clean the Room First Before you even step outside to the…

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It’s that time of year again, back to school. Time to start thinking about what types of outfits will wow your friends on the first day of school. Explore these back-to-school fashion tips before heading into the classroom this fall. Casual Sneakers Canvas or high-top sneakers go perfectly with shorts and pants. Your collared shirt may be formal, but your jean shorts and sneakers will balance out the look. Try wearing sneakers with your skirts and dresses. The dress will show your teacher that you are serious about school, but the sneakers say functionality and comfort are your top priorities.…

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It’s that time of year again when kids are feeling the end of summer blues and parents are doing everything in their power to control their overwhelming excitement. It’s time for kids to go back to school and that means it’s time for back to school shopping. Your kids need school supplies, new clothes, shoes and accessories, but what are the biggest trends this year? This list can help you figure out what’s in, what’s out and guarantee you a spot on the cool parent list. Accessories Everywhere Pom-pom key chains, backpack accessories, lunch box accessories and even pencil case…

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Pool parties are incredibly fun during the summertime and setting up a pool party is simpler than you think. If you want to throw the ultimate pool party, here is any easy guide to help you plan an unforgettable event. 1. Pick a Date Since your pool party will be outdoors, it’s important to make sure to aim for a date that will have nice weather. Your pool party should be scheduled for a day with warm weather, low humidity and no rain in the predicted forecast. If the date of your pool party is expected to have bad weather,…

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If you want to have healthy plants, it is important to know how to care for them during the sizzling summer heat. Use these tips to keep your flowers and plants thriving all summer long. Tip 1: Understand When to Water Your Plants Don’t water your plants during the hottest part of the day. The soil surrounding the plants will become hotter as the day progresses. If you water the plants during that time, the roots will become damaged from the boiling water. Water your plants early in the morning when the soil is cooler in order to protect your…

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A colorful flower bed can add pizzazz to your outdoor space. The right choices can make or break your garden, leaving you playing catch-up throughout the year. Paying attention to the small details will pay immediate dividends. A thoughtful mixture of colors, shapes, and heights will leave others green with envy. What are the steps to designing a colorful flower bed of your own? Here is a how-to guide that will help you make the decisions that are right for you and your space. Location The first thing to do when planning your proposed garden space is to determine the…

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It’s that time of year again, when your green thumb gets the itch. You want to grow your own veggies, load a pretty wicker basket with freshly harvested garden goodies. But you’re not the most patient gardener, and you waited until summer’s half over. Good news, it’s not too late! The following plants will give you the makings for salads and side dishes in no time, and all of them can be grown in pots or in the ground. Radishes This crispy peppery vegetable wins the title of fastest growing. It goes from dirt to serving dish in under a…

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With the onset of the warm summer months, now is a great time to start spending time outdoors. Whatever the occasion, whether a graduation party or basic BBQ with friends, the best way to keep your guests entertained and ensure that the party goes off without a hitch is to take part in some fun and time-wasting outdoor party games, which are perfect for those times when you’re waiting for the food to be ready or for drinks to be served. While there are almost endless amounts of outdoor party games to choose from, here are a few that are…

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“Good fences make good neighbors,” as Robert Frost has said. But what if traditional fencing is not the option that you are looking for? After all, traditional fencing can leave a lot to be desired in regard to simple aesthetics. While wood, chain link or iron can be installed quickly and can provide you with some degree of security and privacy, these options may not strike your fancy from a pure appearance point of view. And frankly, a natural hedge may provide not merely a more attractive option, but may serve as a formidable guarantor of your family’s privacy. Once…

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Spring time is here once again and soon summer will be upon us. We have a lot to look forward too including warm weather, longer days, vacations, and the kids being home from school. There will be family gatherings and parties, as well as getaways. Unfortunately, with all the good that summer brings, the warm weather also brings back insects. We are going to be discussing a few natural and safe remedies to get rid of these pests so you can enjoy your summer. Wasps The first warm weather insect we will be talking about is the wasp. Wasps come…

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