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Hot Tips and Tricks for a Cool Summer

Even at thirty-something years of age, I still love summer vacation. It is so exhilarating, that season of long days of sunshine, cool splashes at the pool, the crack of the bat hitting a baseball and, of course, daily doses of ice cream! However, an exceptional summer takes a little planning. Otherwise, September will come and you’ll find that you and the kids have spent the last three months in front of the television. Life is so much richer than that!

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Sizzling Summer Fun on a Budget

The days are hot and long, the kids are out of school and everyone is looking for something fun to do that won’t burn holes in their pockets. Here are nine budget-friendly ways to have fun with the whole family this summer!

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Summer in the City

If you’re ready for a little family R&R, you don’t need to look beyond your own front door! Family vacations are terrific. But they’re not hassle-free. Between making travel arrangements, getting the family to agree to an itinerary and watching your credit card bills go up, up, up, vacations can be downright stressful. And let’s not even think about the price of gas, which has affected not only driving costs, but the price of airline tickets, too.

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Growing Your Own Food Provides Flavor, Fun and Benefits Way Beyond the Garden

Whether it is the cost of groceries these days, the economy or just the desire to grow your own, beginning and seasoned gardeners are adding fruits, vegetables and herbs to their landscape. The many benefits of edible gardening, including the enhanced flavor, increased nutrient density of the food, and the sustainability factor provide a compelling argument to 'get growing'!

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