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Homemade Kringla Recipe!

In honor of World Baking Day, I wanted to share one of my favorite sweet treats of all time: Kringla! This amazing “cookie” is very time-consuming to make, but in my opinion, it is so worth the effort! Ingredients 1 1/2 cups sugar 1 large egg 2 1/2 cups sour cream 4 cups all-purpose flour… Continue reading Homemade Kringla Recipe!

Pet-Friendly House Plants

Best for Small Spaces: Air Plant Because of their versatility, air plants are a great low-maintenance choice for small spaces. They can be displayed in hanging glass globes, as wreaths and even on magnets! Air plants give you room to get creative. Use your imagination and have some fun! Best for Foodies: Tea or Herb… Continue reading Pet-Friendly House Plants

Electricity Tips on How to Keep Your Home Safe

Extension cord safety rules Don’t use extension cords as a substitute for repairing building wiring. Inspect extension cords for broken connectors, damaged insulation and missing hardware before each use. Do not run extension cords through walls, over beams, around corners or through doorways. Only use extension cords approved for the environment and loads expected. Equip… Continue reading Electricity Tips on How to Keep Your Home Safe

Achieve Morning Person Status

Ever wish you could become one of those rare morning people? The ones that wake with a start, feeling refreshed and energized. The ones that get in that morning workout or wrap up some work before many of us even hit the snooze button for the first time. Here are five tips to help you… Continue reading Achieve Morning Person Status

How to Efficiently De-Clutter Your Home

Since it is now spring cleaning time, you may be wondering how to do what many try to do ever year: de-clutter your house. You might be like me where you shove an item into a cabinet or drawer mumbling to yourself, “I’ll deal with that later.” That thought leaves me with a mess that… Continue reading How to Efficiently De-Clutter Your Home

What to Negotiate When Buying a House

Even a seasoned home-buyer knows that the negotiation of buying a new home can be daunting. First time home buyers might not even know where to start! Whether this is your first time buying or you’ve bought homes before, here are some tips on what to bring up during the negotiation. Closing costs. Your closing… Continue reading What to Negotiate When Buying a House