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   26

 

Customers choose their trees according to their tastes. While others like the full-shaped, traditional look, some prefer narrow trees that suit their space. For our Trees in Review today, we’re featuring the Columbia Valley Fir, one of Christmas Tree Market’s best-selling trees.

 

 

The Columbia Valley Fir
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  Jun
   22

 

Keeping things simple, while setting your creativity loose, are keys to having a fun and fuss-free Independence Day celebration. Make the fireworks fly on your 4th of July dinner party with these simple, yet time- and budget-friendly food and décor ideas!

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Add a patriotic flourish to your outdoor tablescape by using a red and white-striped tablecloth roll. The rolls serve a dual-purpose—they’re decorative and can be used for clean-up after the party. Add pops of color by using red, white, and blue servers for holding your picnic spoons, straws, and napkins.

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  Jun
   11

 

With Father’s Day fast approaching, it’s easy to go for the convenient choice of buying your dad a store-bought gift. While your present may be nice and heartfelt, sometimes it’s those non-material gifts that leave a lasting impression.

If your dad prefers memorable experiences to physical mementos, make this Father’s Day an experience he will cherish for a long time. Get the whole family involved and use the following ideas to create new adventures for your dad!

Baseball at the Park

 

Heading out to the field on a clear day for a few innings of baseball has all the makings of an enjoyable family activity! Plan a day at the park and bring baseball equipment, caps, extra shirts, and a picnic basket. If the kids in the family are too young to step up to the plate, an easy round of catch is a great way to introduce them to America’s favorite pastime.

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  Jun
   06

 

The arrival of summer brings countless days of fun activities. With you and your kids running in and out of the house in a regular basis, keeping a clean and tidy house can be overwhelming. Make the summer easier for you and the kids while still enjoying the hot season with these quick and easy summer home ideas!

1. Cool Down your House

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Air conditioning keeps your home nice and cool during the summer, but it can also take a toll on your electric bill. Save on electricity while keeping the heavy heat at bay by opening up your windows. This trick not only allows fresh air in, but also lets air freely pass from room to room, giving you a well-ventilated space that the entire family can feel comfortable in. For bonus style points, bring out some functioning vintage table fans. They’re retro and functional!

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  Jun
   01

 

A summer get-together is all about casual entertaining and this means keeping things simple—from the menu to the table arrangement. The easiest way to do this is to take advantage of vibrant seasonal produce and make your food part of the tablescape. Here are several ideas you can try for your next summer party.

Corn

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Corn is a summer staple, whether grilled, steamed, or broiled. When choosing corn, look for bright green husks and glossy silk. The tassels should be brown and sticky when touched. If the tassels are brown or black, this means the corn is old. Check for plumpness by feeling each ear through the husk. Try this grilled corn with honey butter from Picture Perfect Meals.
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