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By: Admin    February 27 2018 , 12:11 am
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Category: Winter , Seasons , Fun
Looking for fun activities for your family despite the cold?It is easy to get into a cold weather slump of sitting around, watching TV, and scrolling through Facebook. For those of you with little ones who have boundless energy, it is hard to keep that energy contained when they are cooped up inside during this time of year. This is a good opportunity to create memories with your children, get out of your winter rut, and let the kids expel some of that energy. If it is still snowing in your area, there are plenty of snowy activities that will get you and your kids out and about. Classic activities come to mind, such as snowman building, snowball fights, snow fort construction, and sledding. Besides these outdoor activities, this is a great opportunity to explore the world around you and have your kids play detective!Fun with Animal TracksTeach your kids how to track animals! Whether there is snow ...
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By: Admin    February 20 2018 , 02:38 pm
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Category: Winter , Seasons , Advice
Tips for Keeping Warm in an Older HomeWith a little elbow grease and forward thinking, you can effectively winterize your home!Older homes that have less insulation can let cold winter drafts inside your house, making everyone miserable and driving up your heating bill. Read on to find out ways to insulate your home and keep everyone warm. Change Your FiltersBy simply replacing your furnace filters once a month, you can save some serious cash!It is easy to neglect your furnace filters, but when you do not replace them frequently they can get clogged with dust and dirt and make your heating bill skyrocket. Replacing furnace filters once a month during the winter will help your heating system work more efficiently.If you have an old furnace, it might be time to buy a new one. The upfront cost might be expensive, but the amount you save over time could make it worth your while. Look into federal tax credi...
Tag: money , energy , houses , homes , winter
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By: Admin    February 05 2018 , 11:46 am
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February 5th is Western Monarch Day! This is a day to celebrate the annual migration of the Western Monarch Butterflies back to the west coast for the winter months.Due to recent population declines, a successful migration is certainly something to celebrate! Within the past 10 years, the population of the monarch has declined up to 74-90% in some areas. Monarch butterflies give many benefits to the environment and balance local ecosystems. They provide vital pollination and are a source of food for birds and other small predators. Not to mention they are strikingly beautiful! These stunning butterflies contribute to the local economies during the migration by attracting tourists from around the country.When monarch butterflies reproduce, the milkweed is the only plant from which the caterpillars will eat and survive. The disappearance of these plants is part of the main reason we are seeing less ...
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By: Admin    December 26 2017 , 01:47 pm
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Category: Seasons , Gardening
Caring for Your Garden through the Winter MonthsDuring the cold winter months, it may seem like eons before you will have the chance to work in your garden again. But there are many helpful tasks you can perform during this season that will keep your garden maintained, and ensure that you have an efficient spring!1. CompostingIf you have not already tried your hand at the marvelous art of composting, winter is the ideal time to try! Many gardeners fondly refer to compost as "black gold" and for good reason. Composting results in rich, nutritious food for your garden, and it's a great way to reuse household waste and kitchen scraps that would otherwise go in the trash.However, composting also takes time, which is why winter is the ideal time to start. It will take at least three months for fresh scraps to decompose into usable compost. By the time spring rolls around, you will have compost ready to put ...
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By: Admin    December 22 2017 , 04:09 pm
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Category: Seasons , DIY
“Oh, there’s no place like home for the holidays!” Here are some creative ways to spruce up your home for a festive feel.Use Leftover Greenery from Your Christmas TreeWhether you are buying a pre-cut tree or cutting your own, try to salvage some excess branches for household décor. Here are some ideas for how to use them!Make your own live wreath using Christmas tree clippings. Using a glue gun, attach greenery to an old artificial wreath frame. Decorate the wreath with ornaments, pinecones, ribbons – whatever suits your fancy.Use leftover greens for table settings. This table setting is a perfect example of a rustic yet classy Christmas style.Make iced branches to decorate around the house. Using leftover branches, glue, and a diamond vase filler, you can accomplish a beautiful frozen forest look.Use boughs - rather than a full tree - to hang ornaments from for a festive and non-tra...
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