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4 Easy Ways to Update Any Room

We’ve somehow managed to turn the Family Room to the Playroom, the Living Room to the Family Room, Fox’s Room to the Nursery, and the Nursery to Fox’s room in 3 weeks flat. It’s been a whirlwind of redecorating in the McElhaney household and I’ve…

June 15, 2019
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Call Before You Dig: Safe Landscaping Practices

After the snow thawed this spring, I took a look at our yard and winced. I am lucky enough to live on a beautifully landscaped street, but ours needed serious help. With the rain finally letting up and National Garden Week’s arrival, I started…

June 5, 2019
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Date Night Fishing on the Niagara River

Tyler and I don’t get out enough for date nights. I think sometimes we are both so tired from the chaos of the kids, work, and general life responsibilities that we fall into staying at home. Lately we’ve expressed to each other that we…

June 3, 2019
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3 Fast Ways to Use Dawn Beyond the Sink

There’s nothing like the smell of a clean house. Few things bring on the nostalgia as much as a fresh lemon scent. It’s ingrained in my brain from Sunday house cleanings as a kid. One of the brands that shaped that yummy scent of…

May 2, 2019
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Best Ways to Winterize Your Home

You’ve probably heard a lot about energy conservation for years and years, and if you’re anything like me, you might have figured you were pretty limited in the actual amount of energy you and your family can actually conserve. But the truth is, there…

February 22, 2019
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A Family-Friendly Valentine’s Day Mantle

For as long as I could remember, the extent of my holiday decorating for the year exclusively featured a decorated Christmas tree and maybe a few pumpkins. Without family to host for the holidays and being without kids, it seemed like more work than…

February 4, 2019
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Building Healthy Habits That Benefit the Whole Family

Want to turn regular pregnancy nesting up 10 notches? Try Marie Kondo. I was already in full-on nesting mode over here, which meant heaps of cleaning, organizing, and decorating, so it seemed fitting to flip on Tidying Up with Marie Kondo. I watched a…

February 1, 2019
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Valentine’s Gifts from the Heart

I have to admit that over the years my husband and I have forgotten a few Valentine’s Days. My son’s birthday falls exactly one week before and it feels like as soon as the excitement dies down from his special day, we look at…

January 30, 2019