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Toolbox Gift List for First-time Homeowners

November 18, 2015

The purchase of a first home is a happy occasion, and many times, those close to the first-time buyer want to give gifts that help make a house a home. Below is a gift guide to help with the inevitable projects and repairs that come with...

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Top Wish List Items for Christmas

November 18, 2015

The holiday shopping season is upon us, and according to the National Retail Federation (www.nrf.com), consumer spending will be higher in 2015 than in previous years, which is terrific news for retailers. Consumers will be looking for a wide...

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Products designed for allergen reduction

November 11, 2015

As fall and winter approach, consumers will spend more time indoors, and as a result, spend more time exposed to indoor allergens. To combat the itchy eyes and sneezing that goes along with this exposure, consumers will be on the lookout for...

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Trends in Kitchen Features – Recycled Glass

November 11, 2015

Products that are eco-friendly and sustainable remain in high demand among consumers, and kitchen products are no exception. But consumers aren’t just looking for the sustainable label; they also desire products that are aesthetically pleasing...

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Winter Prep: Proper Outdoor Lighting

November 4, 2015

As the days grow shorter, preparing home exteriors for winter becomes a priority. Not only does this include fall yard cleanup and winterization of irrigation systems, it also means taking stock of outdoor electrical projects, especially home...

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Encouraging a Fire Evacuation Plan

October 27, 2015

According to the National Fire Protection Association (www.nfpa.org), there were close to 370,000 residential fires resulting in close to 3,000 deaths in 2013.  Being prepared for the possibility of a home fire increases chances for survival...

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Beyond Canning: Trends in Food Preservation

October 27, 2015

In the 1970s, a back-to-the-land movement gained momentum. Today, a similar movement is happening among Millennials, albeit an updated version that relies on green urban living rather than a migration to rural areas. One of the trends to...

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Winter Comfort: Humidifiers and Space Heaters

October 20, 2015

As much as we hate to admit it, winter is right around the corner, and with it comes cold, dry air. To increase comfort during these colder months, consumers are turning to a range of personal space heaters and humidifiers that allow them to...

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Fall Prep for Winter Wild Bird Care

October 20, 2015

Fall is the perfect time to encourage bird enthusiasts to add a backyard bird sanctuary. According to the Wild Bird Feeding Industry (WBFI), one of the biggest problems facing birds is loss of habitat. Establishing and maintaining a backyard bird...

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3 Convenient Pet Products For Owners On the Go

October 7, 2015

Pet owners can track pets' whereabouts, let them outside or even say “hello” with these handy items. Convenience is a growing reason people upgrade their homes, and pet products are no exception. And with pet owners expected to spend more than...

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