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March 17th is right around the corner, and it is time to gear up for a St. Patrick’s Day celebration. Whether you are Irish or not, the holiday is a lot of fun! Do you plan on having festivities at your house, or do you just want to add some “luck of the Irish” to your décor? Before you settle for boring store-bought decorations that everyone else will have, why not try some DIY projects? Here are some unique ways to decorate for St. Patrick’s Day that can involve the whole family. Go for the Green Green is the official…

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Whether you hate it or you love it, daylight savings time is just around the corner. You’ll be setting your clock one hour ahead and losing an hour’s worth of sleep. However, there are some good aspects of daylight savings time. For one, you gain a bit more sunlight in the given day. That means you’re likely going to feel a little less tired and be able to fit a few more activities into your day. To make sure that you’re making the most of your daylight savings time, consider adding some of these tips. Start Going To Bed Earlier…

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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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Valentine’s Day is a special holiday that gives you the chance to show someone special how much he or she means to you. In many cases, this display of affection includes expensive gestures, such as the gift of jewelry, dinner at a fine restaurant and more. Some people plan an elaborate affair that includes gifts, dinner, a stay at a nice hotel or even an extended getaway. While you could do Valentine’s Day in this fashion, you can also create a memorable day for you and your loved one with some of these budget-minded ideas. Buy Flowers the Day Before…

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When you think of winter, most of us think about being stuck inside and bored. It’s time to spice up the cold days with some fun winter arts and crafts. Here are a few activities that you can do you with your kids and age isn’t a factor. Grab some hot cocoa and let the winter “artivities” begin! 1) Bubble Wrap Art Paint is fun and bubble wrap is always a hit. How about combining the two? It’s sure to get your child’s attention when you bring these two items to the table. What you’ll need: • Paint • Bubble…

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By Lauren Jablonski Winter can be brutally cold, sometimes all you need is a mini-vacation to a warm weather location. Here are some warm weather locations in the US to retreat to this winter that won’t break the bank. Davenport, Florida Davenport has warm weather and numerous tourist attractions. If you’re looking for fun activities to do with your family, the visit the North East Regional Park. The Park is composed of 6 multi-use fields including a tennis court, basketball court, and racquetball courts. The average rental price for a 2 bedroom is about $700. Edisto Island, South Carolina Edisto…

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Winter weather means having to bundle up in layers in order to keep warm. If you have a baby, it’s essential that you know just how to keep them warm. Here are some simple solutions to protect babies from frigid winter weather. Extra Layers You should dress your infant in one extra layer than you would feel comfortable in. If you’re fine with a jacket, the baby should have a jacket and an extra shirt. Don’t put too many layers on them, however, since that can lead to blocked sweat glands and irritated skin. Less Baths This might seem unusual,…

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The colder temperatures mean it’s time to turn on the heaters, resulting in higher home heating bills. The winter can be pretty harsh on your wallet, which is why it is essential to itemize appropriately and avoid unnecessary spending in order to heat your home. Here’s a list of some of tips and tricks that you can implement to save energy and money. Run Fans on Reverse No one thinks of turning on their fans during the winter, but doing this actually can save you some money. When a fan spins anti-clockwise (as opposed to clockwise) hot air is pushed…

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Many people spread holiday cheer by sending greeting cards to family and friends. It’s always nice getting Christmas cards, but what do you do with them once the holiday season is over? Chances are they wind up cluttering desk drawers or are tossed out. There are plenty of crafty ways to recycle cards and enjoy them every year when the holidays roll around. Christmas Card Ornaments Some of the best ornaments are homemade since they hold sentimental values and make your tree unique. Repurpose your Christmas cards into ornaments for your tree. First, cut out circles (a mason jar lid…

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Now that the holiday season is fast approaching, you probably want to trim the tree and start decorating the house. Thanks to the thrifty nature of second-hand items, you can decorate and get ready for Christmas without breaking the bank. Here are some easy ways to save at your local thrift shop. Christmas Trees Have you went shopping for an artificial Christmas tree yet? A quality tree costs a couple hundred dollars at least. If you want a bigger and better tree, it will set you back about $400-$500. However, you can get a tree at a thrift store for…

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