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November 2017

Found 6 blog entries for November 2017.

Let's be honest, 4pm comes quick this time of year. Next thing you know, it's 5 and the streetlights are the only thing giving light on the streets....! Check out this fun write up (full of gifs to keep your attention) from Alyse Kalish at The Muse:


Daylight savings. We love it when we gain that extra blessed hour of sleep—and hate it when it means it’s pitch black by the time we leave the office.

No doubt your productivity takes a hit during this dark time of year. And I’d guess that by 4 or 5 PM, you’re ready to get the hell out of there (winter Fridays, anyone?).

So, how can we stay focused and determined when there’s a lot on our plates but we can barely keep our eyes open?

These tips might do the trick:


1. Get

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Does your Perfect House include less clutter... from less toys... that your kids might not play with past the first day, week, or month?

You're not the only one! Check out this great write up from Brittany at City Moms Blog on suggestions for NON-TOY gift ideas.... It's brilliant!


 If your house is anything like mine, then it is probably overflowing with too many toys that seem to never get played with or are missing pieces. As birthdays and holidays come around each year, the toy box continues to grow, sometimes out of our control. With my son’s birthday in July, this had me thinking about gift ideas for him that are more practical, that have a longer life span, or that provide a day of making memories together!

I’ve complied a list of

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Tis' the season for porch deliveries... and thieves!

Thank you to our friends at VECTOR for this fantastic write up on tips to protect your home deliveries.

How to Protect Your Home Deliveries

Packages and deliveries are often left during the day while homeowners are out. These easy snags are almost too good to be true for thieves.

Below are tips to protect your package from being taken from your doorstep.

Give Extra Instructions

Specify delivery instructions when you place your order to prevent your package from being left alone.

  • Send your package to a friend, your workplace or a UPS access point for safe keeping until you can bring it home.
  • Require a signature for an item to be delivered. This way you can ensure your package won’t be left alone.
  • Add a
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After 19 of the most under rated cities, you'll find that the TOP OF the heap is a city in our very own 757. 

Wondering which one? We won't spill the beans. Scroll down and check it out....! :)


"Shh. Don’t tell everyone."

Travelers looking for the next undiscovered, under-the-radar destination, pay attention. According to Travel + Leisure readers, you’ve been seriously missing out on these 20 amazing cities.

In our annual America's Favorite Places survey, we ask T+L readers to dish about their hometowns — the place they grew up or have lived in and know better than anywhere else on Earth. Unlike T+L’s World's Best Awards, which encourages readers to weigh in on travel experiences across the globe, the America's

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10 Creative Ways to Declutter Your Home

There are people who have come up with some fun, creative ways to get started decluttering. Consider this list an opportunity to get started.

“People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.” —Dale Carnegie

The idea of living a simplified, uncluttered life with less stuff sounds attractive to many. They have considered the benefits of owning fewer possessions: less to clean, less debt, less to organize, less stress, more money and energy for their greatest passions. They are ready to declutter but some get quickly tripped up by the very next question… where in the world do I begin?

Many begin to feel overwhelmed, anxious, and defeated around the idea of decluttering their homes.

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The market for home security systems, from Do It Yourself (DIY) to monitored can be REALLY OVERWHELMING.

Wondering what you should consider when choosing between one and the other?

Check out this quick write up to help you with your decision from our friends at VECTOR:


DIY vs. Traditional Home Security: What You Need to Know

Do-it-yourself (DIY) is an emerging, trend shaking up the home security industry. DIY offers an alternative for those looking to secure their home in an affordable and convenient way. But what is the difference between DIY and traditional home security?

Below we outline everything you need to know about DIY and traditional home security installation and usage.

DIY Breakdown

DIY involves self-installing home security equipment that you purchased. This security is

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