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The best-kept secret for your home’s exterior

The best-kept secret for your home’s exterior

Unique versatility, unrivaled durability, breathtaking beauty – all are qualities that have made cypress a longtime favorite building material in the coastal regions of the South. But the secret about…

Expert tips for adding top home design trends to your holiday decor

Expert tips for adding top home design trends to your holiday decor

From decking the halls to trimming the tree, everyone loves the tradition of decorating their home for the holiday season. It’s a time to pull out heirloom pieces and blend…

Buying a garage door? Think insulation

Buying a garage door? Think insulation

There are seemingly endless options through which homeowners must navigate when buying a new garage door: the style, materials and accessories, just to name a few. But perhaps the most…

Five savings resolutions for the new year

Five savings resolutions for the new year

Is saving on your New Year’s resolution list this year? The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Ready.Save.Grow. campaign offers five saving strategies that will have you moving toward your long-term…

Shake up snack time with a pop of flavor inspiration

Shake up snack time with a pop of flavor inspiration

Popcorn is one of the oldest snacks known to mankind. The fluffy kernels were a favorite pastime long before the first motion picture. In fact, it is believed the oldest…

How to plan a memorable multigenerational vacation

How to plan a memorable multigenerational vacation

Whether over the river or through the woods, families across the U.S. are planning to travel during the holidays. In a world of well-traveled toddlers, worldly teens and active seniors,…

The grilled cheese: A new spin on an American classic

The grilled cheese: A new spin on an American classic

Still think a grilled cheese sandwich is processed cheese between two slices of white bread? It’s time to find out what you’ve been missing. Mouth-watering bacon, savory onions, sweet fruits,…

Experience the robust flavor of Vietnamese cinnamon

Experience the robust flavor of Vietnamese cinnamon

Cinnamon may be the world’s most popular baking spice, but all cinnamons are not created equal, and in the foodie world, Vietnamese cinnamon has emerged as the most prized of…

Winter home safety: Quick steps to help protect your family

Winter home safety: Quick steps to help protect your family

As cooler weather descends, homes heat up and so does the risk your family could experience a home fire or carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. According to the National Fire Protection…

Hard water: bad for your home and wallet

Hard water: bad for your home and wallet

Nearly 90 percent of American homes have hard water – water containing high levels of calcium and magnesium, according to The U.S. Geological Survey. The hardest water is commonly found…

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