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3 Spooky Pests You Don’t Want Haunting Your House This Halloween

3 Spooky Pests You Don’t Want Haunting Your House This Halloween

Halloween. This one word inspires a host of images from hobgoblins and ghosts to witches and broomsticks. October is a season of tricks and treats, but one thing you don’t want to have is pests. From spooky spiders to creepy cockroaches, here are a few pests to avoid this frightening season. Ants Ants certainly fit(…)

THE ABCs OF FAMILY ORGANIZATION

THE ABCs OF FAMILY ORGANIZATION

School season is just around the corner and the flood of paperwork, school supplies and new schedules that accompany it can be overwhelming. A free Dayton Metro Library program, The ABCs of Family Organization, can help families tackle the chaos together. Professional Organizer Tami Doling of Silver Linings Organizers leads the workshop, which teaches families(…)

Pure Care 100% Natural Non-toxic Liquid Dish Soap

Pure Care 100% Natural Non-toxic Liquid Dish Soap

This year is all about change and being healthier for and with my family.  I recently received a bottle of Soap Berry dish soap to try for a review. All opinions are my own. First and foremost, I like that this soap comes in a convenient 16 ounce size and it doesn’t contain harmful ingredients.(…)

Get Rid of Smelly Towels

Get Rid of Smelly Towels

We use a lot of towels in our house.  We have a dog that loves the rain.  We have a white horse that loves the mud.  I have a daughter that spends every day working at a barn taking care of horses or riding them.  We use a lot of towels in our house.  We(…)

Charge ‘Em All at Once with the 5 USB Port Charger

Charge ‘Em All at Once with the 5 USB Port Charger

We just returned from a PR trip to the Caribbean.  Travelling with a teenager on a social media trip means plenty of gadgets and a resort room means not too many plugs.  Our solution was the WC5P40W 5-Port USB High Speed Desktop Charger. This handy little gadget allows you to plug in up to 5 devices(…)

When is it OK to give a vacuum cleaner for Mother’s Day?

When is it OK to give a vacuum cleaner for Mother’s Day?

The question has been asked: When is it OK to give a vacuum cleaner as a gift for Mothers Day? The obvious answer: Never! Unless, however, that vacuum is a smart and powerful robot vacuum which automatically vacuums for you, under beds and sofas, picks up all kinds of debris including pet hair, and can(…)