Invent Your Own McDonald's Breakfast-Lunch Mash-Ups - For About 15 Minutes Every Day
Admit it, you've felt the heartbreak. You arrive at McDonald's and the cashier says you're minutes late and breakfast is over. There will be no gloriously greasy hash browns for you. Accept that your day is ruined. But did you ever stop to think, those mornings when you're not late, when you roll into McDonald's a few minutes before the menu changeover to lunch, about the potential sandwich creations there for the making?
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Think about it, there's a magic window, 10 to 15 minutes in the morning when you can buy breakfast, and then - when the crank is turned, flipping menus above the register - lunch, and have both at their peak flavor points. That might not seem like a big deal at first, but timing and patience allows you to have a Big Mac with a side of hash browns (which, with french fries and the McRib, have to be considered the best things to eat at McDonald's). Or, even better, hash browns on your Big Mac?
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Eco-friendly home decorGoing green certainly isn't a new phrase - by now, especially in the parenting world, we've been beaten down with phrases like sustainable, renewable, carbon footprints … it can be hard to feel like you're making a difference with the overwhelming amount of ways to reduce, reuse, and recycle.Read More »from 7 Easy Ideas for Eco-friendly Home Decor
If you're looking to cut out the noise and bring some green karma into your home, check out these 7 great ideas. You'll find fun ways to reuse your old junk in new, fresh ways, along with some new pieces of furniture with an eco-friendly bent.
1. Transform Old Furniture into a Kid's Kitchen
Cook up a fun play area for kids by reusing old furniture, from a worn-out bookcase to a tired wall-unit - you'll never think of your home décor cast-offs the same way again!
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2. Buy Sustainable Kids Furniture
If you want good-looking kids furniture but are worried about where it comes from, you can rest easy with NONAH - this French company makes beautiful pieces
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Justin rocks the Rubik's Cube.
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Straddling the line between East and West, Turkey is an up-and-coming destination for travelers. Istanbul, the lively capital, is full of diverse markets, restaurants, and clubs, but head about 450 miles southeast to the ancient city of Cappadocia and you'll find yourself in an incredible land of rock formations, caves, and wine country. Cappadocia is cold but romantic and beautiful this time of year, and you can find warmth in the Turkish baths and intricate underground cities. These hidden pathways are where Christians first found refuge from the Romans. And it's those Christian roots that allowed for a burgeoning wine industry, a business that wouldn't have taken hold were the original settlers predominantly Muslim.
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One of the busiest days of the year for plumbers isn't Super Bowl Sunday, with its fabled toilet-busting bathroom-break halftime. No, it's actually the day after Turkey Day, with its garbage disposer mishaps, clogged sinks, and dishwasher meltdowns. The good news is, with a little advance planning and our tried-and-true tips, you can avoid most disasters this holiday-and actually enjoy dinner with friends and family. Here are our top 5 tips to hosting a stress-free Thanksgiving.Read More »from 5 Things You Can Do Now for a Stress-Free Thanksgiving Feast
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It may seem counterintuitive, but don't run your oven's self-clean cycle in the days before cooking, because the cycle is so stressful on the appliance, it could cause an older model to break down just when you need it most. Instead, use a damp cloth to wipe around the burner elements and and save the big cleanup until you're lunching on leftovers.
Also make sure your oven's temperature gauge is
If you're looking for a fun, frugal way to enjoy time with your family, look no further than your living room. Movie night is a simple, inexpensive idea for family fun.Read More »from 6 Ways to Make Movie Night More Exciting
The girls love it when we declare a family movie night. The lights are dimmed, the popcorn is popped, and the whole family snuggles on our couch to enjoy the evening.
We included two movie nights in our year of family fun. It's a relaxing change of pace from busy museum visits, park tours, and physical activities - plus, it doesn't cost a thing! Check out these 6 ways to make movie night even more exciting:
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Invite your children to a home theater experience with printable movie tickets. Darken the room. Serve popcorn. Target's dollar spot regularly features fun popcorn tubs that my girls just love.
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Sharing Holiday Photos and Videos Online The opportunity to capture your adorable kidlet chowing down on their first piece of pumpkin pie or tearing into the wrapping paper on their first Christmas present only comes along once. If you're fast enough to capture that shot on your phone or camera, how do you share that iconic holiday moment with all your friends and family?
Don't worry; you don't have to cart the photo album to Florida for the holidays. In fact, there are so many ways to share that grandma and grandpa need never miss another moment from junior's milestone, regardless of their computer expertise.
Keeping It Simple
The most basic way to share pictures or videos stored on your computer is by emailing them. While social networking sites or photo sharing sites can be an easy way to share with everyone all at once, they can be limited if Auntie May doesn't have a Facebook profile or isn't savvy enough to follow the album links to "Junior's ThanksgivingRead More »from Sharing Holiday Photos and Videos Online
- Astrology.com Home and Garden Horoscopes | At Home – Wed, Nov 16, 2011 1:49 PM EST
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
Pass along your good luck today with a gift of bamboo to someone in need. A beautiful pot with live bamboo will brighten up that someone's desk or entryway, and your good deed will return three-fold on you.
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Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
Today is about finding the hidden benefit in everything. Turn over the compost pile in your backyard today for rich soil you can use to repot outdoor plants before finding shelf space for them indoors.
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Gemini (May 21 - June 21)
Go organic for the sake of your health and that of your family. Eggs from a small farm are worth the trip for the drive through the countryside and the fresh taste.
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