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  • Want To Throw A Party To Celebrate Your Indian Heritage? What To Know

    If you are trying to have a traditional Indian themed party to celebrate your heritage with friends who are not familiar with the customs, there are some things you can do to set the vibe. There are several ways to help your friends understand and get into the festivities. You can do things, eat foods and have activities that are generalities of the culture, and others that are traditions from your own upbringing.
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  • Tips For Making Your Patio Entertainment Ready

    The patio provides an excellent congregation spot. Your backyard can often accommodate more people than any single room in your house, and the patio is their gathering place. If you enjoy outdoor entertaining, the patio is the natural heart of your home. Design a space that can facilitate different entertainment styles. Add Pattern and Color Your patio should feel like a festive space, especially if you plan to do a lot of entertaining.
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  • Worried About Theft In Your Neighborhood? Be Sure You're Secure

    If you worry about what goes on at your home when you aren't there and you think there is suspicious activity around your property, it may be time to improve your security system. There are a lot of ways you can improve your security and feel confident when you leave. Having the right security system can help catch anyone that tries to do something to your home, or someone that gets inside your property.
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  • 3 Ways To Help Star Wars Fans Make It Until Opening Day

    Are you having trouble waiting until December 18 for Star Wars: The Force Awakens to come to your local multiplex? If so, here are three ways for any avid Star Wars fan to get ready for the movie and make time pass quickly.  Host a Marathon What better way to prepare for the new movie is there than gathering other fans and re-watching the original trilogy? Start by sending out some themed invitations by mail (or for an easier option, electronically).
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  • Keeping Carpets In Your Home Safe For Babies

    If you are about to have a baby or already have a little one, there are a few things you can do to help quell carpeting concerns. Carpeting doesn't need to be a constant battle as long as you keep up on basic cleaning and prevention. Here are four ways you can keep your carpets clean and your baby safe in your home. 1. Avoid Harsh Chemicals Cleaning carpets can be done with various types of chemicals, so it is worth it to make sure that the ones you are using are now safe for your baby.
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  • Five Reasons To Consider Synthetic Grass When Landscaping Your Home

    Planning the landscaping for your yard can be a major endeavor, especially if you are working with a tight budget. Instead of planning for the landscaping with only the latest trends or lowest prices in mind, consider making a change that will continue to pay off in the years to come. If you are landscaping a home you intend on living in for a long time, look into the numerous reasons why synthetic grass may be the best fit.
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  • Choosing The Perfect Paint Color: Tips For Homeowners

    The right paint color can really transform any space, but with endless color combinations, choosing the ideal shade for your space can be a real challenge. After all, not all colors or hues will work in all interior spaces. Before you start looking at paint samples at your local hardware store, then, there are some important considerations you'll want to keep in mind. This way, you can choose your next paint color with confidence.
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  • Checkmate! Kill The Queen And Win The War Against Ants

    Ants can be very difficult to deal with, especially if they seem to have made it their mission to invade your home and taunt your family. You can do your best to get rid of the ants you have in your house, only to find you wake up to the same problem the next morning. This cycle can continue until you find a way to take care of the problem for good.
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  • The Problems With Faux-Granite Laminate Countertop Kits

    Granite is quickly becoming one of the most popular materials for countertops in bathrooms and kitchens across the country. While granite countertops look great and have a wide variety of benefits, some homeowners find themselves buying granite countertop kits instead. Granite countertop kits are designed to make laminate counters look like granite, and are promoted as a cost-effective and easy way to get the granite look. However, they come with many downsides, as well.
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  • Two Tips for Homeowners Struggling to Maintain a Beautiful Yard

    A beautiful lawn is an important feature that many homeowners want for their properties. Unfortunately, there are many people that have yards that are not well-suited for a lawn, and this can lead to unsightly brown spots and excessive weed growth. There are some tips you can follow to help ensure that your yard looks as good as possible with the given soil conditions.   Hire a Landscaping Designer One of the more effective options for improving the appearance of your yard is to create a design that primarily utilizes plants that will naturally do well in your yard's soil conditions.
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