Is Your House Haunted?

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You’ve bought a new house – new to you, anyway. It’s a big rambling country estate with many rooms and three floors. It’s your dream house. You and your family move in and it’s paradise – for three days. But then, unexplained things begin happening. Continue reading

Fireworks Safety

pexels-photo-450301.jpegTime for fireworks, but time for attention to safety too. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates that in 2000 about 11,000 people were treated in hospital emergency rooms for injuries associated with fireworks. About 55 percent of the injuries were burns, and most of the injuries involved the hands, eyes and head. About half of the victims were under 15 years of age.

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Aquatecture: Landscaping with Water

pexels-photo-612341.jpegAquatecture (landscaping with water) doesn’t have to mean mammoth fountains with marble cherubs or giant fishponds. It can be as simple as a miniature contained waterfall or even a birdbath. Or you can build a rocky streambed through your back yard. The options are as varied as your imagination.

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Simple Drywall Repair

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Drywall repair is intimidating to many. What if you screw up? Then you’ll have to have the whole wall redone! Better to just hang a picture over that ugly, unsightly crack. But what if you could do it yourself? What if it were easier than you thought? Well, it is. Just follow the simple steps below.

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Find Budget Travel

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Transportation may be the most challenging aspect of budget travel. Luckily, searching for cheap airfares is easier than it used to be, thanks to the Internet. Web sites such as Travelzoo.com and budgettravel.com are a wealth of information. Continue reading

Get To Know Your New Neighborhood

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If you’re moving, one thing you may not have thought about is getting to know your new neighborhood. This is especially important if you have children. To make it easier, below are some tips on how to get to know your new neighborhood, making the transition easier and happier for everyone. Continue reading

Shop Smart at Farmers’ Markets

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We’re really lucky in Houston to have access to some awesome Farmer’s Markets!  Make sure to check out Memorial Villages Farmers Market and The Farmer’s Market on Grand Parkway!  They’re both open Saturday mornings. Continue reading

Grilling Tips

pexels-photo-533325.jpegGrilling isn’t just for meat anymore. You can do virtually all your cooking on the grill – vegetables, foil pouch entrees, dessert, even pizza. Instead of spending sultry summer evenings broiling along with your food in a hot kitchen, why not plan to fix your meals on your deck or patio? Grilling adds no extra fat to your food, takes no more time than conventional cooking, and best of all, clean up is a snap. If you’ve never tried your hand at grilling, it’s time to learn this great American cooking technique. Continue reading