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Considering Carpeting? Read This First

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Your carpet is a huge deal. It is what you walk on, play on, and essentially live on. So when it comes time to choose the carpet for your home, you better take the decision seriously. If you put in your due diligence, you will end up with a carpet that is durable, extremely cozy, and easy to keep clean. If you just go for one that looks the best or is the cheapest, you will likely be replacing it in a few years. Here are a few tips to help you end up with a carpet you will love for years to come.

3 Tips for Hosting a Super Bowl Party

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If the Super Bowl is practically a national holiday at your home you're probably already anticipating this year's party. Hosting a lively event like a Super Bowl party should be fun, not stressful. You don't have to plan entertainment because it's all about the game, even the commercials are fun to watch. With a little planning and some great food you can make a party that's almost as memorable as that winning touchdown.

Woodstock Residents Ring in 2014 with Groundhog Day Celebrations and Candlelight Skiing!

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It’s finally that time of year again – now that the holiday season has passed, the quaint town of Woodstock is gearing up for the day they’re most known for! The famous Groundhog Day celebration kicks up during the last week of January, and Woodstock has invited the entire town to join in the festivities!

Deicing: Is there an Environmentally Friendly Way?

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There's no getting around it, the first defense against an icy sidewalk or driveway is what the experts call "mechanical" or "non-chemical" methods. They sound fancy, but those terms are really just less backache-inducing ways of saying you should plow and shovel frequently. But even regular snow removal won't ensure ice-free surfaces. Chemical deicing is occasionally necessary to keep your property safe and accessible during the winter.

Murder Mystery and Whiskey Fest Fun For Nixa Residents

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Now that the holiday excitement has passed, the folks of Nixa are ready to hunker down in their homes until springtime. Luckily, the nearby city of Springfield offers a whole lot more than the same old sitcoms or dusty board games. For a slightly more engaging list of winter activities, check out the latest happenings in one of the Midwest’s most vibrant cities!

How to Care for Your Stone Countertop

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A real "cook's kitchen" is filled with irresistible smells, delicious things to eat, family, friends and fun. But it's also filled with spills and stains and messes. Protecting finishes like a stone countertop is important. Your kitchen may get a lot of use, but you don't want it to look that way. Stone is one of the most beautiful and durable materials for a counter; however, though it may seem nearly indestructible stone requires a bit if tender loving care to look its best.

Greensboro Rings in 2014 With Art and Artisan Cuisine

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Just because the holidays have passed doesn’t mean the rest of winter has to be a bore! In fact, the residents of vibrant Greensboro have plenty to look forward to in the upcoming months. From art appreciation to Southern soul food, it’s clear that Greensboro is the place to be in 2014!

4 Key Elements Every Master Bedroom Design Needs

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Your master bedroom is your own private sanctuary from the world: Your place to unwind at the end of the day and leave all of your worries at its threshold. The great thing about designing your master bedroom is that it is all about you (and your partner, if applicable), so you pretty much have free reign. Your bedroom should be full of everything you love while meeting your needs for the space. That being said, there are a few key elements every master bedroom design should have.

Foley Rings in the New Year with Art, Wine and Wild Animals

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Just because the holidays are wrapping up doesn’t mean Foley residents will have to hibernate at home for the rest of winter! From zoo animals to an evening of art, this charming Alabama town boasts fun and excitement all year long. 

Top Trends in Appliances: 2014

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Home design trends for 2013 leaned away from rustic, heavily textured styles of the recent past and toward sleeker, more futuristic looks. Overall, that trend is predicted to continue in 2014, and you can expect new home appliances to compliment the modern look. Technology that's appears organic, seamless and unobtrusive will be featured in many of the year's new household appliances.

Residents of Farragut Have Square Dancing and Gardening Workshops this Winter

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Ring in the New Year by packing your 2014 calendar with a variety of entertainment options this winter! With the electrifying city of Knoxville a mere twenty minutes away, the folks of Farragut will have plenty to choose from in the upcoming months.

Top Trends for Bathrooms in 2014

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Remodeling or adding a bathroom is one of the smartest home improvement projects you can complete. Bathroom improvements almost always increase a home's resale value, and you can typically expect to recoup 60 to 75 percent of your investment according to most experts. Incorporating modern (but not too trendy) updates and state-of-the-art technology in a remodel increases your chances of adding value.

Streetsboro offers Symphonies & Snowy Celebrations this Winter

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Odds are 2014 is going to go by just as quickly as 2013 did, so we might as well make the most of it! Fortunately, Streetsboro and its nearby towns have plenty in store for residents, ensuring that no day will go wasted. Spice up the New Year by marking your calendar with these upcoming activities!

Tips for Keeping Your Mudroom Less Muddy

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The very name of the room is an indicator that it may not be the tidiest space in your home, but a mudroom doesn't have to be total mess. Not every home has a mudroom -- a multi-purpose entryway that can be in the back or front of the house. If you're fortunate enough to have a transitional room where guests and family members can kick off their boots and hang up their coats, then you know how quickly the space can become a smelly, disorganized pile of wet shoes, backpacks and forgotten packages. With a surprisingly small budget and some creative re-purposing you can have a mudroom that's organized and easy to keep clean.

Birmingham Ushers In 2014 with Boat and Home & Garden Shows

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Now that the holidays have come and gone, the folks of Alabama are looking for ways to stay busy in the upcoming months. Luckily, the bustling city of Birmingham has plenty in store for its residents. Keep reading for your chance to experience the city’s upcoming events that anyone can enjoy!

The Three Kitchen Trends You Need to Know for 2014

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Your kitchen is the heart of your home: A place where memories are made one delicious meal at a time. For this reason, it is no surprise that the kitchen is also one of the most re-modeled parts of a home. When you update your kitchen you are increasing your home's value while improving your quality of life. And who doesn't want a little extra storage space or a new kitchen counter? If you know you want to change-up your kitchen, but you aren't sure how, these top trends for 2014 are an excellent place to start.