Category: Tips and tricks

Homemade Bug Spray You’ll Use All Summer Long

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With the warm weather and fun that comes with summer, there's also a very pesky downside: bug bites. If you're feeling uneasy about using commercial bug sprays and the chemicals they use to keep bugs away, you can easily make your own effective, natural bug spray. Let's see how! Bug Spray... [read more]

Enhance Laundry Room Efficiency With These Tips

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Having an efficient laundry room might seem like an unattainable dream, but you can turn it into a reality. These tips for enhancing laundry room efficiency will help you transform the room into one of your dreams, so it won’t feel like such a chore.  You won’t mind laundry day... [read more]

Plan The Perfect Picnic With These Ideas

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It might have been a long winter, but the cold weather doesn’t last forever. Considering the warmer days are just on the horizon, you’re probably thinking about how you can celebrate the nice weather. If you are like many people, you’re going to want to get outside and enjoy some... [read more]

Best Ways To Prepare Your Yard For Spring

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The official first day of the spring season will be here in a few weeks and your lawn needs to be ready for it. Start preparing now so you’re not overwhelmed once spring is here. Your lawn has been through a lot this winter between the ground temperatures being low... [read more]

Add Some Spice To Your Life

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A new year is here and it’s the perfect time to get your pantry ready to tackle every recipe. A well-stocked spice rack can turn a boring dinner into a five-star feast. With some help from The Modern Proper, we’ve compiled a list of spices that everyone should keep in... [read more]

Tips For An Organized Holiday Dinner

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Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and an easy way to cut down on holiday stress is to plan ahead of time, even if it’s just a small family gathering this year. Use these tips to make this the easiest Thanksgiving ever! What’s the Plan, Stan? Set aside an hour to plan... [read more]

Get Creative With Your Air Fryer This Fall

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Every day it seems like we are getting busier and busier. Making home-cooked meals, much less meals with dessert at the end, is nearly impossible to pull off in today’s busy world. That’s where the air fryer comes into play. From apple pies, churros, beignets, and much more, no longer... [read more]

Tips To Get Your Skin Ready For Fall

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If beach chairs and flip flops are being packed away to make way for sweaters and pumpkins, that can only mean one thing. Fall is here! Fall is a welcome season of transition in so many ways. It’s time to transition your clothes, shoes, home decor, and even your skincare.... [read more]

How To Grow Carrots In Your Garden This Fall

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We've seen so many people take up new hobbies over the last few months. One popular hobby was gardening because the weather was perfect for gorgeous flowers. Well, we are here to tell you that you can continue that hobby into fall! If it is your first time gardening in... [read more]