From: HuffPost

By: Michelle Manetti

Some of us have a hard time committing to a single color when we’re painting a room in our house. Other people however, do not shy away from the endless possibilities contained in each can. They use it to create colorful and out of the ordinary designs that really add character to a space. And these folks have given us incredible interior paint ideas that we hope will inspire you to think outside of the solid wall.

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From: Investopedia

By: Amy Fontinelle

Whether you are purchasing your home as an investment, a lifestyle upgrade or both, one of the most important decisions you will make is where you want to live. Your home's location will help determine not only the future value of your investment, but also many aspects of your everyday life. Here are some factors you should consider carefully when selecting a location.

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From: Garden Therapy
By: Debbie Wolf

Hot weather can be hard on your plants. Just like us they need special care in extreme heat. Even with adequate watering and mulching, plants can suffer when the temperatures rise but there are a few things you can do to help protect your plants from heat stress during the hottest part of the summer.

Water Correctly
Watering is essential when it’s hot, but watering correctly is far more important. Watering in the morning or early evening is the best for your garden. Giving them water midday is inefficient and most of it will evaporate before it gets to the roots. Strive for a deep watering two or three times a week. Using a drip irrigation system or a soaker hose will ensure a deep watering, but if you do not have an irrigation system, an overhead sprinkler or hand watering will work, just do it in the cool hours of morning or early evening.

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Source: American Red Cross

It’s time for Fourth of July celebrations – fireworks, a backyard barbecue, maybe a trip to the beach. Whatever people have planned, the American Red Cross wants them to enjoy their holiday and has steps they can follow to be safe.

“We want everyone to have a great holiday, and a safe one,” said Alison Bono, Central and Northern Michigan Regional Director of Communication. “Whether the weekend will involve fireworks, grilling or going to the seashore, we have safety tips everyone can follow.”

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4th of July Party Ideas

Jun 30
Category | General Advice

Source: Big Bear's Wife

By: Angie Barrett

I’ve always loved to throw parties! It could be a birthday party, a baby shower or a 4th of July cookout, no matter what the occasion is I love the details and planning that goes into throwing the perfect party!
Since Big Bear was in the military, the 4th of July holds a special place in my heart and we always try to have a party or at least a cookout the weekend of July 4th!
While we all know what red, white and blue is going to be the main color scheme of any patriotic 4th of July cookout, here are some more ideas for your Independence Day Soirée!

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