Getting and Staying Organized Through the Summer

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Sometime about now in mid-summer we begin asking ourselves, “Why do things seem to be out of control? I planned on organizing my photos , painting that cute dresser I picked up at the yard sale last fall, and waking up without an alarm clock on Fridays. None of it has happened!” View original article on Zillow.

13 Simple Steps to Prep Your Home for the Best Summer Ever

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Summer will be here before you know it, and you know what that means: Heat, hornets and yard work. If you’re starting to miss spring already, fear not. Here are some quick projects to make your home and garden more comfortable and cost-effective this summer. Inside the house Service the air conditioning. Nothing can ruin your day like a broken … Read More

This Pool Noodle DIY Puts Summer Refreshment Within Reach

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Create your very own swim-up bar in the backyard pool with this floating cooler – perfect for those dog days of summer when you just don’t feel like getting out of the water. Here’s how to make this buoyant bar. 1. Gather some rope, a plastic bin, and a pool noodle. 2. Cut the noodle into four pieces that will cover … Read More

9 Pools That Will Make You Wish Every Week Were Shark Week

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We’re all bummed that Michael Phelps didn’t race a real shark . Instead of heading to the beach, we’ll console ourselves during the non-viewing hours of Shark Week by splashing around somewhere we know it’s safe to go in the water: a cool and refreshing backyard pool. Check out these nine gorgeous swimming pools – any of which would be perfect … Read More

A Newcomer’s Guide to Coffee in Seattle

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It wasn’t long after I stepped off the plane, unpacked my bags and settled into what would become my new home for the summer that I confidently declared, “I need a cup of coffee.” Fortunately for me, I was settling into what some had referenced as the coffee capital of the country: Seattle, Washington. Always a fan of the craft, … Read More

Good Clean Fun: How to Build an Outdoor Shower

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Outdoor showers may seem like a luxury – something that only those with beach houses would need or be lucky enough to have. But if you have kids and pets that love to play in the yard, or if you’re an avid gardener, runner, or someone that enjoys the freedom of bathing in nature, you may consider an outdoor shower … Read More

Getting and Staying Organized Through the Summer

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Sometime about now in mid-summer we begin asking ourselves, “Why do things seem to be out of control? I planned on organizing my photos , painting that cute dresser I picked up at the yard sale last fall, and waking up without an alarm clock on Fridays. None of it has happened!” This scenario is all too common – and yet there is … Read More

5 Home Projects You Can Finish During Your Staycation

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With the return of summer Fridays and a stockpile of unused vacation days, you might be ready to jet off to anywhere but home. But before you pack your bags, consider the long-term benefits of a staycation. Twelve, 24, or 48 hours of extra free time in a long weekend provides all you need to reenergize, refuel, and recommit to … Read More

5 End-of-Summer Home Maintenance Projects

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As summer draws to an end, everyone enjoys lazing in the last of the year’s warm, sunny days. But along with the end-of-summer bucket list – one last visit to the public pool, a Cracker Jack-fueled trip to the baseball stadium, and the grand finale to a season of backyard barbecuing – a number of chores must be tackled before autumn’s chill … Read More