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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...]


Flooring Options That Matches Your Household

Like houses, flooring options come in many styles. You have your choice of everything from classics, like hardwood and carpeting to newer types of flooring, such as bamboo and eco-friendly tiles. Just browsing the many flooring options from Allen TX can be time-consuming, especially if you aren’t sure where to begin. Thankfully, the professionals at Wraps Studio have put together this guide to the various types of flooring. With it, you’ll know some important basics of each. Hardwood … [Read more...]


3 Ways Automation Can Simplify Your Everyday Life

Wouldn't it be so nice to come home from a long day at work to a house that already knows what temperature your house should be, what rooms to light, and whether to play music or a podcast? Luckily, these features are readily available with smart devices and their accompanying services. You can make anything happen without leaving the comfort of your couch. Finances, scheduling, shopping, and many more tasks can be automated. There are a myriad of devices and appliances available with the … [Read more...]


Family Vacation Ideas

It’s not always easy to decide where to go and what sort of vacation to have with your children. They will get bored looking round museums and art galleries, and if they’re on the beach they’ll want to play, not leave you in peace to soak up the sun! On the other hand, many parents would be terminally bored spending all their time at a soft play center or amusement park. How do you make sure the adults and the kids all have fun on your family vacation? Have a conversation Start off by … [Read more...]


Storing the Harvest: Ways You Can Preserve Your 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. Storing the Harvest: Ways You Can Preserve Your Fruits and Veggies Dehydrating This is probably … [Read more...]


Tips to Encourage Heart Healthy Habits In Your Child

Heart health, is it related only to adults or elderly? Certainly no! The modern-day lifestyle today increases the threat of heart risks even in young children and early teenagers. Health disorders such as obesity and heart risks are increasingly found in the present age children because of the unhealthy and extra-sophisticated lifestyle that they are exposed to. The excessive love towards their children, sometimes, makes parents to give them high comforts which cause serious health … [Read more...]


How to Stay Comfortable All Summer With Allergies

Summer is almost here, and with it, the seasonal allergy triggers that plague 50 million Americans every year. Sometimes, seasonal allergies seem unavoidable, but this summer, it is possible to get ahead of the game and keep your symptoms to a minimum.  Keep an Eye on Pollen Levels Technology is a wonderful thing. While once upon a time not so long ago, people had to take their chances with pollen, we can now check the pollen levels on our devices from the safety of air-conditioned … [Read more...]


4 Smart Ways to Automate Your Home

Home automation, also known as smart home technology, is the process of controlling various home functions through either automated or remote technologies. Automating your home can be done manually or automatically through a remote control or smartphone apps. Lights and temperature are examples of home functions that can be controlled and optimized. Most smart home technologies also include built-in proximity sensors to detect issues like water leaks, smoke hazards, and doors and windows that … [Read more...]


National Summer Reading Programs

There are a LOT of great programs that your children can take advantage of to earn FREE books, prizes, and cash! Need some kids book recommendations? Check out this Kids Summer Reading Book List for lots of great ideas for the best books for kids to read this summer, including books for all ages and all reading levels.  National Summer Reading Programs Junie B Jones Reading Club - Sign up and get a FREE starter Kit that includes a copy of Junie B Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus, … [Read more...]