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Calm Allergy Eyes in Just 5 Minutes

If your allergies have been bothering you lately, use this trick to calm red, puffy eyes in just 5 minutes. Simply douse a two cotton balls in Afrin (yes, the nasal spray), place the cotton balls over your eyes, and lie down. In about 5 minutes you’ll see a world of difference. Make it even more relaxing by turning on […]

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Banish Muddy Footprints from Carpet for Good

Does this look familiar? If it’s been a rainy spring where you live, it probably does. Luckily a muddy footprint, even one this bad, doesn’t mean you have to replace your carpet. Use the following steps to erase those footprints: For synthetic carpet: 1. Vacuum any dry dirt to remove it. 2. Dip a white cloth into this detergent solution, […]

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Clean Patio Furniture in Just Two Steps

If you haven’t already started grilling out and gathering on the back patio, here are the easy-to-follow clean up tips to get your outdoor furniture ready for your next gathering. For plastic, metal, and wrought iron: Wipe down furniture with a soft cloth dampened with a mixture of water and a mild dishwashing detergent. Rinse with a hose and allow […]

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2 Easy Spring Hosting Tips (Just in Time for the Holiday Weekend)

If you’re hosting a get together this weekend here are two fun ideas from bloggers to make your party a little bit better. First, if you’re dining al fresco, serve salads or drinks in clear glass cookie jars with lids. That way your food will stay protected from flies and leaves or debris. Here’s an example from 4 Men 1 […]

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Never Over- or Underwater Your Plants Again

Planning on starting a garden this spring or summer? This trick to tell whether or not your plants are thirsty will come in handy. If you have a tendency to over- or underwater check the soil to see if your garden needs a drink. If the soil is rock hard, then your plants definitely need to be watered, but if […]

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What’s Your Favorite Spring Food?

After a long, freezing, snow-filled winter, spring has finally arrived in NY. Trees are blooming, sidewalk cafes are filling up, and open-toed shoes and sandals are making their debuts. And I’m seeing those eagerly-anticipated spring vegetables on restaurant menus and farmers’ markets everywhere—ramps, asparagus, fava beans, and more. I know that in other parts of the country, strawberries, radishes, and rhubarb are starting to pop up as well. After months of eating potatoes, acorn squash, cabbage, and cauliflower, it’s always a treat to indulge in something fresh that’s a sign of many more weeks of abundant, exciting produce.

 

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Don’t Forget It’s Daylight Saving Time This Weekend

It’s a sure sign that spring is getting closer! This weekend is the start of daylight saving time. On Saturday night before you go to bed, set your clock one hour ahead. (Remember: Spring forward. Fall back.)

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Well Hello Crate & Barrel

Crate & Barrel has a great selection of things for the home currently, including these gorgeous chairs — have you noticed? I’m drooling over the mid century inspired white leather chair with that sleek chrome base because it would look great in my living room. I equally love the cobalt blue trimmed chair shown below, it’s traditional yet very modern with that amazing lacquered frame. Whoever designed that honey of a chair was clearly very clever, it’s such a hottie.

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Pretty Spring Pillows

Get inspired for spring with these pretty Erin Flett pillows.

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Pantone Spring Color Forecast 2011

I know it’s barely Christmas and I’m already in the mood for Spring! Each and every December I geek out a bit and crawl the Pantone website to see what their color of the year is scheduled to be for the new year. Here are the colors that you can expect to see in stores for Spring…

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