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Things To Consider Before Vacationing At A Cabin

Renting a cabin can be an enjoyable way to spend your vacation. Many cabins are located in state parks or in mountain areas, offering beautiful views while you sit on the front porch or while you're looking out the windows as you enjoy the warmth of a roaring fire. Before looking into Beavers Bend cabin rentals, there are a few things to keep in mind so that you have the best experience possible whether you're traveling alone or spending time with your family for a few days. Find out what is … [Read more...]

How To Make Your Hobby A Full Time Job

Much of what we end up doing with our lives can be a matter of routine; irrelevant to what we really want. The trials of life can be so overwhelming sometimes that we can lose track of what we love to do. Whether you’re feeling out of place in a job or sense that you’ve abandoned a past passion, this article is aimed at those who’re looking to combine their hobby with their full- time job. A  job that you enjoy - that you can lose track of time while doing - represents a wonderful … [Read more...]

4 Signs You Need to Change Your Life

To live the best life possible, you need to be 100% happy with who you are, what you do, and how you live your life.  Unfortunately, many people ignore the signs of their unhappiness or convince themselves they can’t do anything more to improve their circumstances.  However, you should never stop focusing on self-improvement if you want to reach your potential and achieve your goals. To ensure you are maximizing every day, here are four signs you need to change your life. You … [Read more...]

How To Make Your New Property Feel Like Home

When you first move into a new property, it can feel strange and not like your real home for while. It will always take some getting used to, but you can speed the process up by taking a few steps which will help to turn the house into a home and somewhere that you feel settled and take great pride in. Some of these steps are simple while others will take a little time and effort, but they can all be effective ways to settle into a new property and start an exciting new chapter in your … [Read more...]

Freeze-Ahead Meals and Sauces

Have you ever wished you could fill your freezer with meals that are already prepared and ready to heat and eat? Oh, yeah, those are called TV dinners, but you’re not convinced they’re that healthy or they don’t come in the foods your family likes. You could make your own freeze-ahead meals and sauces. It will take some time but it can be so comforting knowing you have those meals for those evenings you simply don’t want to cook. Preparing freeze-ahead meals will take time. You will want … [Read more...]

Ways to Dry or Dehydrate Fruits and Veggies

People who grow gardens each year hope that the garden will supply enough fruits and vegetables to be able to save some for the winter months. Some people choose to can their surplus while others freeze. Have you considered ways to dry/dehydrate fruits and vegetables as an alternative to canning or freezing? You can dry food in a number of ways: * Sun Drying * Solar Drying * Oven Drying * Dehydrator Drying To effectively dry food it is necessary to have the right combination of … [Read more...]

Freezer Friendly Fruits and Veggies

Preparing foods ahead of time makes it possible for you to save money on your grocery bill. You can find fruits and vegetables on sale during the summer and into fall months when they’re in season and cheaper. It helps to know which are freezer friendly fruits and vegetables so you can plan ahead to fill your freezer. Not all fruits and vegetables will freeze well fresh from the garden. Fruits can often be frozen without much preparation but the same can’t be said about vegetables. Most … [Read more...]

The Perks of Owning Acreage

Count yourself lucky. Owning acreage of open land is a luxury few people in this world can have or afford.  With that amount of land comes a host of fun and plenty opportunity to knock yourself out. If you live on a healthy portion of open land, here are some ways to have some fun on these large, registered parcels and put them to good use. The Perks of Owning Acreage Paintball Whether you enjoy simulated scenarios or are just an enthusiastic weekend player, creating … [Read more...]

How to Choose Which Fruits and Veggies to Store

An overabundance of fruits and vegetables from your garden means you may have a problem. What do you do with all the extras? Some of it you will want to eat right away, some you may want to share with others but some you will probably want to store. Do you know how to choose which fruits and veggies to store and which are best used in another way? No matter if you’re talking about fruits or vegetables, you want to purchase produce at the end of your grocery shopping trip. Choose the food … [Read more...]

Storing the Harvest: Ways You Can Preserve Fruits and Veggies

It’s that time of year again. You have a bumper crop of certain fruits and vegetables in your garden, someone has shared their bumper crop or you’ve made a trip to the local farmer’s market or fruit stand. The question becomes what do you do with all of it? Here are some ideas for storing the harvest. Consider these ways you can preserve your fruits and veggies for use later in the year. Dehydrating This is probably one of the first methods to store food for future use. Consider … [Read more...]

The Importance of Looking Out for Your Own Health

Good health is something that is often taken for granted. However, many people who aren’t able to enjoy the perks of living a life free of illness can attest to what a gift it is. In light of this, learning to take care of your health is something that you should try and take seriously. For one, doing so could improve your life expectancy as well as the quality of your life. Getting healthy may be hard to do at the initial stages, but if you work at it, you’ll find that it gets easier with time. … [Read more...]

Top Road Trips for Families in the US

When you think of road trips in the USA, the chances are that your first thought is Route 66. That’s no real surprise, as the route is one of the most famous driving dreams the world over. However, America offers a lot more than just one road trip option. The fact is that there are numerous spectacular drives on offer here, and some of them make the ideal getaway for those families hoping to experience something a little more exciting and liberating than theme parks and crowds of tourists. If … [Read more...]

A Guide To Sports and Athletic Scholarships

Chances are you would really love to get your child to win a full athletic scholarship. Scholarships can give a chance to kids who might not otherwise be able to get a college education. Here is a quick guide to help you understand how scholarships work. A Guide To Sports and Athletic Scholarships There is a huge amount of competition There are about 1,000,000 boys who are actively playing high school football, while only around 19,000 football scholarships are available. This is a … [Read more...]

5 Preventative Measures That Protect You from Unexpected Home Repairs

The worries don't immediately end for a home buyer once you're moved in. Unexpected home repairs can be a hassle to fix and a real pinch on the purse strings. While you may rely on your insurance to cover you, issues that can be addressed through early detection could fall under the cracks of your homeowners' insurance coverage. But it doesn't have to be that hard. Home repairs around these main areas of the house can be easily prevented with a little maintenance. Foundation All good … [Read more...]

10 Money Saving Uses for Your Toaster Oven

Preparing food in your toaster oven not only saves you time it also saves on your energy bills.  The average oven takes approximately 20 minutes to preheat to 400 degrees.  The average toaster oven takes less than half that amount of time.  Because the capacity space is smaller in a toaster oven, your food will be sizzling hot and ready to serve in approximately ¾ of the amount of time it would take in a regular oven.  Over time, this saved time amounts to a good bit … [Read more...]