Spruce Up Your Backyard This Summer with These Easy DIY Projects

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The weather is nice and hot, so is there anything better than spending these sunny days and warm evenings right in your backyard? And wouldn’t it be even more amazing if you’ve spruced up your backyard all by yourself instead of hiring someone and paying them a ton of money to do it for you? There are plenty of things you can do to turn your backyard into your personal oasis where you’ll be able to enjoy peace and quiet or throw lovely summer parties.

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Step into Summer Looking Beautiful

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With the sun starting to shine on a more regular basis and people enjoying getting outdoors during the long days, summer has well and truly arrived. And with the new season, comes the opportunity for you to look your very best. There are plenty of ways you can do this, but this blog will provide a quick overview of some of the best methods for giving yourself that summer glow. So, let’s dive right in and take a closer look.

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Summer Skincare Tips to Keep in Mind

With the summer upon us, it’s time to take skincare seriously. Not only is the sun our worst enemy, the weather can do some serious harm to our bodies and we’ll need to stay on high alert if we want to maintain our skin properly. It’s not enough just to stick to your regular skincare routine that you’ve been using for the past few months. It’s going to require a seasonal update, and here are some of the best ways to change your skincare routine for the better.

Wash your face more often

You’re going to be sweating a lot more than usual and you’re going to touch your face far more times than you used to. As a result, make sure you’re washing your face more often than you used to. Apply a gentle facial cleanser, wash it off with lukewarm water, dry your face gently and then apply a moisturizer. Do this at least once when you wake up, two to three times during the day, and then once more before you go to bed. You will also want to include an exfoliating scrub at least twice a week. If you have sensitive skin, then reduce this to just once a week.

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Best Reasons to Try Paleo This Summer

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If you have been wanting to shed some extra pounds and change to a healthier diet, then you might have been doing some research about the Paleo diet. Even though it might never seem like the right time to try a new diet, the truth is that the summer can actually be the best time to transition to Paleo. Here’s why.
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Battle The Heat: 4 Creative Ways To Keep Your Pets Cool This Summer

Summer has just about arrived, and with it will come hot weather. While you may enjoy it, it can be a lot harder on your furry companions. As a responsible pet owner, it’s up to you to monitor your pet and make sure they aren’t getting overheated. Read on to discover some really creative ways to keep your pets cool this summer.
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Keep Them Learning: Top Ways to Connect Your Kids with History This Summer

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A child’s summer vacation can be a long, idle playtime, but it can also be an opportunity for them to grow and learn. Discovering history can be a fun pastime that doesn’t require a lot of reading or study to experience. With a little planning and investigation, you can find interesting resources to lure them away from the TV and video games. It could be a welcome distraction from boredom to introduce them to family, local, or world history. Here are some ways to connect your kids with history this summer:
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Looking For A City Break this Summer? Try These Destinations

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When it comes to planning your summer break, you can often feel like you have too many options to choose from. Whether you’re going away with friends or family, your significant other or even traveling alone, the world really is your oyster. From different spots around the country, across Canada and even South America, to across the pond in Europe and even further afield, you’ve got every different climate and culture to consider. But, if you’re tired of heading on the same old beach vacation, why not opt for a city break instead?

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Beach Approved – Beach Essentials Every Girl Needs

With the summer fast approaching, every girl wants to be ready for the hot beach days. In addition to toning our bodies and going on a healthy diet, we need cute accessories and a few other essentials if we really want to stand out and look good. If you’re wondering how you can make this year’s summer more memorable and fun, look no further. We come to your help with the thing every stylish woman needs to make her feel sexy and comfortable at the beach.

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How to Turn Your Summer Party into a True Southern Barbeque

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The sounds of children playing in the yard and the aroma of ribs on the grill are only some of the things that make up the ideal southern barbecue. Before your family and friends arrive, you want to create a menu and plan your decorations to give a southern flair to your event. Fortunately, the organization process is a bit easier with a few tips that you can follow.
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