7 Easter Wreath Designs That Will Brighten Your Home This Spring

It seems to me that crafters are becoming more and more creative in the beautiful wreaths they make. Here are 7 Easter wreath designs that I thought were very pretty. They are made from a variety of materials, such as burlap, ribbon, flowers, netting, crochet, umbrellas, clothespins, and even cupcake liners! Wreaths can be used to decorate your front door, but they also are attractive inside the house.

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A Surprising Way to Make Spring Cleaning Simple

(Family Features) Wiping away the grime of winter doesn’t have to mean launching an attack with dangerous chemicals. As you tackle this year’s spring cleaning chores, take a note from Mother Nature and rely on the cleaning power of a surprisingly effective natural product: vinegar.

During the last century, vinegar has become increasingly recognized as a low cost and eco-friendly household product. From cooking and canning, to cleaning items indoors and out, homeowners are discovering that this eco-friendly, acetic liquid is as versatile as it is useful.

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4 Effective Ways to Keep Your Grocery Bill Under Control

For many of us, the grocery bill is one of the biggest monthly expenses. In fact, in may be second only to the mortgage. Even though our income may stay the same, grocery prices seem to rise. But take heart. We do have some control over what we spend at the grocery store. Here are four ways to keep food spending under control. They may seem time-consuming at first, but if you follow them, I think it will help you to save money in the long run.

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Perfect Popcorn Treats for Every Occasion

(Family Features) No matter what kind of events you have on your social calendar, you can pop up delicious treats that are sure to be a hit.

Whether hosting a get-together for the guys and tuning into the game or having a night in with the girls, freshly popped popcorn, which is naturally low in fat and calories, non-GMO and gluten free, can help you please every palate.

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6 Fool-Proof Ways to Brew Delicious Coffee Every Time

To say that I love coffee is an understatement. It’s almost part of my identity. I even ran into one of my former elementary school students who is now grown. As we chatted he said, “You were the coffee queen!”

However, I don’t like just any coffee. Making good coffee has become somewhat of an art form for me. By following some basic principles you can almost guarantee a good cup of coffee every time. Not to mention that you will save a lot of money in the morning if you make your own instead of stopping at a drive-through on the way to work.

Here are some tried-and-true tips to get you started on your journey of delicious coffee. And if you don’t like coffee? Well, this might turn you into a coffee drinker!

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5 Ways to Create a Workable Schedule and Stick to It

Creating and following a schedule is the best way to use all of your time as efficiently as possible. Working on a schedule helps you meet deadlines, keep appointments and stay focused on the task at hand. But, following a schedule can be difficult – especially if you aren’t used to planning out your day. Here are some things to keep in mind while making and maintaining your schedule.

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