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Winter Blooming Houseplants to Warm Your Home

But what about your houseplants? We obviously can’t just put a blanket on them and call it a day. Many types of plants simply cannot survive the harsh weather. However, no need to fret; there are some that do! Let’s talk about different types of houseplants that bloom in the winter…

10 Ways to Cut Your Energy Costs

This time of year, saving money is difficult. There are Christmas presents to buy and lavish meals to cook. However, it is always good to try to put a little bit back into your pocket. One of the ways you can do this is by finding energy savings around the house. You may think your energy bill is already as low as it could possibly be, but you will be surprised to learn the different ways you can make savings. Here are some of the best ways to cut your energy costs…

Coping with Life After a Losing a Parent

Last March, my dad, who had been fighting stage IV pancreatic cancer, passed away. I was with him the last twelve hours of his life and saw him pass peacefully in the middle of the night. (Read my earlier post about pancreatic cancer here.) Even though his death was expected (as his chemo wasn’t working and his body was slowly deteriorating), but I realized that people are never really prepared to see someone they love die and the see life leave the body. So even though I am grieving the loss of my dad, I’m also…

The Ins and Outs of Wine Club Memberships

Are you a member of a wine club? Do you receive monthly mailings of new wines? I myself have been a member of a few wine clubs and some I’ve joined have proven to be a mistake. Now, I’m not talking about the wine clubs that you join after a weekend in Sonoma or Napa. Those wines you’ve already tried and enjoyed. Plus, those are usually of much higher quality. I specifically mean these mass-marketed wine clubs like Wall Street Journal Wine, Tasting Room wines, or one of the many other “clearing…