Monthly Archives: February 2012

Seven Low Cost Weekend Projects To Easily (And Inexpensively) Update Any Kitchen

Kitchen remodels can be especially expensive and invasive, but if you don’t have the dough for a new granite countertop, or you’re not ready to commit to cooking your eggs on a camp stove for the next month, give these seven weekend projects a try. For a few hours of your time (or at most a few days) and a couple hundred dollars, these small updates will give your kitchen a major facelift. Continue reading

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Compact Wine Coolers For The Up And Coming Connoisseur – The Perfect Supplement (or Stand In) For A Full Sized Wine Cellar

If you love wine, why not show it? A home wine cooler can keep your favorite vintages stored at optimal temperature, humidity, and light levels – and close at hand. For big entertainers, this is a must have whether you want to preserve the quality of a wine you might not get around to for a few weeks or months or save yourself a trip up and down to your wine cellar every time you’re entertaining, a counter top wine cooler – or even an integrated wine cooler – is the perfect solution to your problem. Continue reading

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When Life Gives You Lemons… Forget Lemonade, Make Dessert!

It’s the start of citrus season in the warmer reaches of the US, and that means citrus fruits abound – lemons, limes, oranges, grapefruits, and all the unique, flavorful varieties of each are popping up in grocery stores and back yards all over the country. If you’re looking for something to do with your overkill, or just a way to preserve that fresh citrus taste, these five sweet treats are great ways to enjoy the bounty of the season – even after it’s over! Continue reading

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Want To Make Sure She Has A Happy Valentine’s Day? Here’s What NOT To Get (And What To Do Instead)

Have a bad habit of turning out the worst Valentine’s Day gifts year after year? These unlucky 7 gift ideas are popular with well meaning men, but are sure to miss the mark every time. If you’re looking for the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for her, this list will tell you what not to do – and what to do instead! Continue reading

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Happy Singles Awareness Day – Or, How To Throw A Killer Anti-Valentine’s Day Party

Scorned? Spurned? Alone and sick of Singles Awareness Day reminding you about it? Well, while the couples of the world are wining, dining, and making kissy faces at each other, instead of throwing yourself a pity party, make it an Anti Valentine’s Day party and invite all your single friends. You’ll have a lot more fun, spend a lot less time sulking, and maybe vent a little frustration while you’re at it. Continue reading

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