Winter Sun Destinations: 5 Top Trips

Contributed by Katey Carter

Who said that sunbathing is necessary for the summer? All the borders have long been open, and it’s not necessary to go on vacation in July or August to fully enjoy the sea and the sun. Simply buy a plane ticket, pay for a visa, and spend some wonderful days in the palm and liana, listening to the sound of the surf and enjoying exotic fruits. Read the article below and choose a rest where the summer blossoms in the middle of winter.

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Winter Blues? 4 Year-Round Activities to Keep the Good Times Rolling

The cold and dark days of winter don’t always have to spoil your fun. You can still partake in many activities that can be enjoyed throughout the year. Here are four year-round activities to help you keep the good times rolling and beat the winter blues.

Aquatic Activities

There might be an indoor waterpark in your area that features waterslides and other aquatic attractions that can be enjoyed without having to bear the frigid outdoor temperatures. If you don’t live near an indoor waterpark, you can still likely find a local indoor public pool where you can go swimming. You can even try visiting a health club in your area that might have a hot tub where you can sit and relax in the warm bubbling water.

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3 Repairs Your Family’s Home Will Likely Need after Winter

Many people think of winter as a magical time of family visits, holidays and skiing. To be fair, it is that. Winter is also, unfortunately, a season of rough weather for most of the country. Freezing temperatures and high winds, along with snow, rain or hail, can leave your poor home battered. When spring rolls around, there’s a good chance you’ll see some damage in common areas. So let’s look at a few of the more common problem spots.
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Winter is Coming! 3 Ways to Get You and Your Family Ready for the Cold Months

Winter months can be long and difficult to bear. More than that, they can be dangerous for you and your loved ones in some cases. You understandably want to stay warm and comfortable throughout the winter, and you also need to take every step possible to stay safe. By understanding what dangers you may be exposed to and by taking a few steps now, you can prepare yourself and your family for the frigid days and nights ahead.

Prepare Your Home

At its most basic level, a home is your primary shelter that protects you from the often dangerous elements outdoors. Winter months can bring freezing temperatures, inches or feet of snow and ice, strong winds and more. Servicing your furnace through a company like Seliga Heating and Cooling before the cold weather arrives can reduce possible downtime and may even prevent carbon monoxide issues that could have deadly consequences.

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8 Things That Will Help Every Girl Fall in Love With Winter

Contributed by Kathy Mitchell

Winter is here in full swing, and while that means beautiful holiday lights and festive meals for many, it can also mean dry skin and blemishes for others who don’t have a proper skincare routine.  These drawbacks can affect your enjoyment to this festival season.

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The Latest Hair Trends For Winter

 

When it comes to hairstyles, you want to look our best and be in style at the same time. To do this, you must keep up with the latest in hair trends. Now that Winter 2017 is upon us, many of us may be standing in front of the mirror asking “What should I do with my hair this season?” Many of us may also be stuck with a style that we have been wearing for years. Before you give up and go the route of the dependable ponytail, read up on these four hair trends that are in style for the season.

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Winter Prep: 3 Ways To Prolong The Life Of Your Furnace

Contributed by Lizzie Weakley

Your furnace is a critical system for home comfort. It is also one of the more expensive pieces of equipment in your home, so you want to keep it a good condition for as long as possible. Good furnace maintenance will also help you to keep your annual energy costs in line with your budget. Here are 3 tips for keeping your furnace functioning as long as possible.
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How Often Should You Aerate Your Home in Winter?

Picture a perfect winter’s evening. If you are like most Americans, you have envisioned your family together in your home with the furnace working hard to keep you all warm and toasty. American homes are well insulated, so you don’t lose too much heat through your walls.

However, winter is the season of colds and the flu. The biggest reason why we tend to get these illnesses during the winter has very little to do with the actual cold. The main reason is that we tend to be indoors all the time, and we don’t aerate our homes quite as much. We’d rather not lose the precious warmth, but we inadvertently help the growth of bacteria and viruses. So, what can you do?
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Top 10 Shrubs, Bushes, and Trees to Plant in your Garden this Winter

Contributed by Emma Metson

As we near the end of fall, the temperatures really start to drop and the nights start to draw in; it’s now that you want to start ticking off your list of winter garden jobs. For many though, this is the time of year that our gardens slip to the back of our minds as we start spending more time indoors.

However, just because the bright blooms of summer have died back and leaves are starting to fall from the trees, doesn’t mean the season to enjoy our gardens is over! If you get smart with what you plants, you can have a beautiful garden all year round.

The trick is to choose the right plants with aspects that still deliver visually during colder weather. The best choices are shrubs, bushes, and trees.

Here are some top picks for you to plant in your garden this winter.

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1. Paperbark Maple (Acer griseum)

When choosing what to grow in your garden, don’t make the mistake of only thinking about flowers. Plants that provide texture, especially during the winter, are ideal for creating an all round, all seasons garden.

The Paperbark Maple is perfect for the addition of texture to your garden. All year round the brown bark on its branches and trunk peels back in thin layers to reveal the brighter red colored wood beneath.
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Winter Vermin: 5 Pests that May Harm Your Children

With temperatures dropping and snow on the way, you and your family can retreat to the warmth, comfort, and safety of your home. Unfortunately, many outdoor pests will try and do the same. Many of nature’s critters can actually pose a danger should they enter and nest in the dusty corners and behind the walls of your property, so take the necessary precautions to keep your home free of these pests this winter.

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