10 Clever Ways to Fix a Sagging Curtain Rod

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Elevating the aesthetics of your home is no small feat, and finding the perfect curtain plays a significant role in the process. This is especially true when your home receives a steady flow of guests. However, there’s a catch – a sagging curtain rod can undermine all your efforts to create a beautiful living space … Read more

How to Keep Mosquitoes Away From Your Backyard Naturally

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Keeping mosquitoes away from your backyard is probably an annual battle, isn’t it? We’re in Central Illinois and looking for mosquito repellent solutions about half the year. If you’re like me, you don’t want your yard sprayed with chemicals that might hurt bees and other pollinators (not to mention the cost!)

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15 Alternatives to Candy for Goodie Bags

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Putting together a child’s birthday party is a lot of work. Even if you’re not being super extra with the decorations, you still have an exhaustive list of stuff to plan. One of the things I dread most is goodie bags, and maybe not for the reason you’d think.

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Host a Freakishly Frugal Halloween Party

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My son’s birthday falls near Halloween, so we’ve gotten very good at the groove of spooktacular parties, and while throwing Halloween parties (or any parties, for that matter) can be as elaborate as you want it to be, we’ve mastered the cheap-but-awesome Halloween bash.

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15 Best Aquarium Fish for Beginners

Creating an underwater paradise all of your own can be immensely satisfying. Now is the perfect time to start if you’ve been dreaming of diving into the world of aquariums. Unfortunately, deciding which fish to get can overwhelm many beginner aquarists. We compiled this list of the 15 best aquarium fish for beginners to help … Read more

Stop Scrolling and Learn How To Start Crocheting Instead

Developing fun digital detox habits is crucial for breaking free from the lure of screens. While classic crafts have been increasing in popularity since the start of the pandemic, crochet has become a popular choice among people looking to replace their daily doomscroll with practical creativity. Learning to crochet is a satisfying and rewarding hands-on … Read more

Quit Stalling With These 17 New Year Hobbies for Better Health

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Research supports that regular leisure activities can reduce blood pressure, cortisol, or stress levels and even decrease your BMI. Leisure activities can include different hobbies that challenge you, excite you, and may even make you sweat a little. In addition, hobbies can help you make money, increase your home value, allow you to serve others, … Read more