Big Family Living: 4 Kitchen Tools to Make Cooking for a Crowd Easier

Contributed by Hannah Whittenly

Everyone loves kitchen gadgets. Some are more useful than others. When you’re cooking for a large family, it is important to have the right tools. Here are some items that will help you prepare those large quantity meals:

Consider a Large Crock Pot

A crock pot is a good way to save time on meal preparation. A large one can be used if you have a large family or if you are going to a family gathering. This is one way to ensure that there is enough food to go around. Crock pots are extremely versatile. It can be used for sauces, main courses, or desserts. This is a must have for every kitchen even if you don’t have a large family. You can make healthy soups and stews just by throwing in some ingredients. Then you can run out the door for the day, and still have dinner ready when you get home.
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Shade Sails for Pergolas: Guidelines to Choose Right Blinds

Contributed by Oliva Wilson

Not just interior of the house, but sometimes outside also allows fun activities to perform even during hot summer days. Houses that have pergolas provide relaxation outside during summer or a rainy day. Seeing the benefits of a pergola, many house owners have started renovating their homes to have a pergola. With this, they can enjoy even outside the house. But to turn pergola into a more fun place, it is necessary to install shade blinds to avoid sunrays, dust, and wind from entering the place. By installing the shade system, a pergola can be turned into an outdoor room. You can use these pergolas as your recreational areas and you can spend some time with your family and friends inside the pergolas. Apart from that, these shade sails for pergolas can also provide you 100% privacy level and these shades can also protect your pergolas from the harsh climate.

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How Massage Therapy Can Reduce Anxiety & Lower Stress Levels

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From Swedish, aromatherapy, deep tissue to hot stone— the types of massage are more than we normally know! And despite the fact that a good rub is always enjoyable, is taking a massage really beneficial? It definitely is— researches indicate that massage therapy benefits not only in decreasing muscular pain but also for lifting mood and lowering anxiety and stress levels.

In today’s fast-moving world, stress issues are there. Whether its work pressure or daily life stress or anxiety, massage is getting more and more common as a means of lowering anxiety.
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The World Traveler’s Essential Packing List

Traveling internationally is a life-changing experience that can seem a little overwhelming if it’s your first time packing for an out of country trip.

The following tips will help you pack efficiently and help you to be prepared for an amazing trip.
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5 Healthy Activities to Do with Your Family This Weekend

Winter vacations are around the corner and keeping your kids from getting all bored is a one challenging tasks for all parents out there. But fret not! There are some healthy activities that will not only keep you from pulling your hair out but will also improve the family bond along with health and wellness.

So, try out these 7 healthy activities with your kids and thank me later!
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Things to Have in Place Before Selling a House

Contributed by Emma Metson

Selling a house is no simple feat to accomplish. Regardless if you’re selling it for profit or because you need to for personal reasons, there’s a lot of things that you need to consider.

If you’re selling a house as a property developer, some things that you need to consider are as follows:

  • Your target market
  • The condition of the property
  • Location
  • Costs including the unexpected ones

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Candy Cane Oreos Recipe

Do you like chocolate and peppermint?

If so, you’re going to love Candy Cane Oreos!

I’m one of those people who got really excited last year when Nestle decided to keep the Peppermint Mocha flavored Coffee Mate on the shelf year round. Those two flavor combinations never get old to me!

Speaking of mint and chocolate, Candy Cane Oreos are super easy to make and kids love to help. All you’ll need are a few simple ingredients and you’re all set!
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Clogged Kitchen Sink? 3 Affordable Strategies For Success

Every homeowner is eventually confronted with a clogged kitchen sink, so it’s a good idea to know some basic drain cleaning strategies. Removing blockages is a simple process most of the time, but it’s not always a problem you can solve without professional assistance. Don’t hesitate to contact a plumber if you can’t easily resolve the clog on your own as it could slide further down your home’s system and impede water flow for the entire home. Continue reading “Clogged Kitchen Sink? 3 Affordable Strategies For Success”

3 Easy Ways to Make a Living as a Stay-at-Home Mom

Contributed by Meghan Belnap

One of the biggest challenges that can come up in the life of a career-oriented woman is how to make a living while being a stay-at-home mom. Maintaining the balance between work and childcare requires creativity and a willingness to look into new ways of making money, but it can definitely be done.

 Here are three easy ways for stay-at-home moms to make good money without needing to be away from their children for eight or more hours a day.
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The Business of Retail: How to Run a Successful Store

Contributed by Lizzie Weakley

There are many opportunities for retail business around the world. There are thousands of consumer products out there and other services that you can sell at a profit. However, running a successful store goes beyond selling quality products, good pricing and marketing. Here are a few guidelines to run a retail store successfully.
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