Read Through These Holiday Safety Food Tips

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Holidays are supposed to be about family, traditions and fun, but it’s important to think about safety at the holidays as well.  My suggestion is to think about it a couple days before so you can relax on the big day!  Here are a few things to think about the week before Thanksgiving. Regarding the…

All the Steps to Use Your Grill Safely

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I just finished doing what I like to do most on a warm evening. You have to understand that I do not like to cook, at all! If it can’t fit in a microwave, I ordered it over the phone. Not that I don’t like a home cooked meal, its just finding the time to…

Have You Heard About the Dirty Dozen in Produce?

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This is a list of the dozen fruits and vegetables that are the most difficult to clean and will inevitably hold onto some of the pesticides and chemicals used to make them grow. I think we all know by now that we must have fruits and vegetables in our diets to stay healthy.  As with…

A Health Guide for Women of All Ages

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At some point in our lives, generally when the forties and fifties hit, we moms start thinking about things we ought to be doing, or should have been doing for years to get our health in line. Well on a recent yearly visit to my doctor, I saw a chart on her wall titled, “What…

Holiday Safety Tips: Lights, Candles, and More

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It’s the holidays, but keep safety in mind when you are working with your tree, lights, candles, space heaters and more. These tips will help make it a happy, incident free holiday! Trees -If you are using a real tree, make sure it is fresh, because a fresh tree is less of a fire hazard.  To…

Good Advice When Working With Ladders

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Be extra careful when working with ladders if you are inexperienced.  Read through these tips before you get started. As someone who has spent many hours of their working life on a ladder, I feel that I can safely say I know my way around ladders.  I have cleaned gutters from a ladder, replaced a…

Best Ways to Clean and Maintain Your Gas Grill

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Ahhhhh!  The coming of summer, boating, swimming hiking, cleaning your grill, yes you heard me cleaning your gas grill.  I know it doesn’t sound like fun, but if you are anything like me you love to cook out.  Well at least you like the results, brats, steaks and burgers, now I’m talking your language.  But…

It’s Easy to Install a Motion-Sensor Switch

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For safety and convenience you might want to consider installing a motion sensor switch. I like to think that I’m doing my part to be more “green” around my home. In fact, Shari and I have a presentation that we do around the country called the “ABC’s of Green”.  In it we share our tips…

Build a Ladder Platform to Use on Stairs

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This ladder platform is a great way to safely reach higher walls and ceilings in your home when the ladder needs to be placed on a staircase. Finally, a safe way to get to those high walls that line our staircases! I’ve used this contraption for years when Shari and I would paint in someone’s…