How to Keep Your Family Home Cool and Calm This Summer

As the hottest temperatures of the year approach, it’s time to find ways to stay cool and calm this summer. Instead of worrying about high temperatures, you will enjoy the season more by enjoying the sunshine and cool breezes. Meanwhile, here are a few things you can do to maintain a comfortable home environment.

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3 Important Reasons to Get Your Plumbing Inspected Regularly

If you are like many other homeowners, you take numerous steps to properly maintain your home’s various systems and components. This may range from keeping the landscaping features trim and tidy to changing air filters for the HVAC system and more. Plumbing system services are typically requested only when a significant repair issue is identified. However, there are a few important reasons why regular plumbing inspections should be included in your home maintenance plan.

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Making Rainwater So Clean Even Kids Can Drink It

It should not surprise us that many people believe that rainwater is another way Mother Nature provides us with the water we need each day. After all, the rain that falls down from the sky is the same rain that helps in the growth of plants. Unfortunately, in the modern context, the above belief is only true to a certain extent. These days, each drop of rain that falls can pick up contaminants and pollutants associated with modern-day living, particularly vehicular emissions, which hang in the air for a long time.

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Summer’s Just Around the Corner: 4 Unique Water Activities for Kids

When the weather turns warm, water games and activities are a great way to keep kids entertained. Put a new twist on water play, and your kids will be even more engaged. This summer, give some of these unique water activities a try.

Make a Pool Noodle Waterfall

If you’re tired of the sprinkler, make a waterfall instead. Use a nail to poke holes along the length of a pool noodle. Stuff an old plastic bag in one end of the noodle, and seal it shut with duct tape. Insert a garden hose in the opposite end, and water will flow out of the holes you made. Have an adult hold the waterfall up for kids to run under, or prop it up for hands-free play.
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Things You Need To Know Before Installing A Hot Water System Unit at Home

Guest post contributed by Shiwei Huang

If you’re planning to install a hot water system unit in your house, that will cost your around $80 an hour. But if the job is simple and easy, the installer may even charge less, as low as $70 an hour. If the installation process turns out to have some complications and obstructions, of course, the price of the service may go up to about $88 an hour.
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Essential Tips for Preparing Your Skin for Spring

“Yay! Winter is almost over!” – screams our skin, fed up with having to choose between being dry and being smothered in heavy-duty moisturizers.

It’s true. Our skin suffers in winter more than in other seasons, because the cold weather and the harsh winds constantly dry it out, and the artificial heating indoors isn’t helping either, because in the winter the air around us when we are indoors is usually a lot drier than during the rest of the year. But with the winter slowly passing by, we should start preparing our skin for the seasons that lie ahead.

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Introducing Good Cook’s New Bottle Top Juicer

Good Cook provided This Lady Blogs with a Bottle Top Juicer to sample.



You can have fresh squeezed fruit into any bottled beverage with Good Cook’s new Bottle Top Juicer. This is such a genius idea and it works perfectly!  Simply place the Bottle Juicer on top of your plastic or re-usable water bottle and juice your favorite fruit flavor into it! Adding citrus fruits to your water taste great and is good for you.   Your energy level will increase and you will feel fantastic!

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Here are a few delicious combinations to juice in your water:

  • Lemon, Lime, and Orange
  • Orange & Lemon
  • Strawberry & Orange




Simple Home Remedy Relief – Sore Throat


With fall right around the corner, the weather is already beginning to cool at night and in the mornings.  Then, in afternoon it’s 85 – 90 degrees!  This weather change can cause a mild sore throat or allergies in some people.  

I have found that sometimes it’s the simple home remedy solutions that work the best! For the last two days I have been drinking lemon water to relieve a sore throat.  It has improved my energy level as well as soothed my sore throat symptoms.  The vitamin C plus water is a better alternative than water alone.  

If you do not like lemon, try lime or oranges.  You can even mix all three of these citrus fruits with water for a refreshing drink.  

Wash your lemon. Slice the lemon in half and then use a citrus reamer to easily extract all of the juice out of one half into a gallon of water.  Cut the other half into slices and place in the water.  


Try drinking a minimum of 16oz of water squeezed with lemon each day and feel the benefits!

The citrus reamer pictured is from Good Cook.  It is an inexpensive tool that takes all of the work out of squeezing fruits.  It prevents waste and mess!