5 Time Saving Laundry Hacks

(Family Features) Between sorting, washing, pouring, transferring, drying and folding, laundry can often feel like a daunting chore. While you can’t skip laundry completely, you can stop those baskets from overflowing with these time-saving tips from the laundry experts at Whirlpool. Sort clothes ahead of time. One way to make laundry more manageable is to sort as you go. Instead of tossing dirty clothes into a hamper, distribute items into separate bins. While the exact division depends on your wardrobe, you’ll want to separate dark and light colors, as well as clothing that needs special care. Pretreat stains. Once a …

Reduce Your Residential Risk

Advice to make your home storm-ready (Family Features) In the United States, more than 100,000 thunderstorms occur each year. These storms, which can be accompanied by high winds, hail and tornadoes, can cause power outages, fires and flooding, all of which pose serious threats to people and property across the country. When these storms hit, many of the features that make your home more comfortable and enjoyable can also pose serious risks. Learn how to prevent damage and protect your family’s safety from these common hazards. Landscaping Lush, well-developed trees provide valuable curb appeal, but they can also be dangerous …

5 Easy Ways to Say “I Love You”

(Family Features) If gift-giving isn’t your strong suit, occasions like Valentine’s Day are likely to bring on stress and worry, but procrastinating will only serve to elevate your unease. Follow these steps to simplify your shopping, and while you may not come to love the task of finding the perfect gift, your loved one will undoubtedly appreciate your effort. Browse for ideas online. Many retailers offer special promotions and gift idea sections on their websites, so finding inspiration can be as easy as visiting the sites of your loved one’s favorite stores. There are also dozens of articles online to …

DAZZLE AND IMPRESS YOUR HOLIDAY GUESTS WITH YOUR NEW INFUSED MIXOLOGY SKILLS…CHEERS!

Introducing Tastemaker Complete Cocktail Infusing Set is Here Just in Time for Holiday Parties and Gift Giving Are you planning to host a holiday soiree this season? Impress your guests with your new infused mixology skills and make them a cocktail they won’t forget. Meet the Tastemaker Complete Cocktail Infusing Set! You’ll be whipping up 100% pure authentic concoctions with your own homemade infused spirits in no time. You can even design a specific one just for your holiday party. Tastemaker allows you to manage the purity and honesty of the infusion ingredients with no strange flavorings or additives. And it’s completely …

Want to Learn Floral Arranging while doing volunteer work?

Join the Petal Project and help make the lives of the residents of Morning Point in Brentwood Blossom. Our Foundress, Rebecca Kewley Holladay, always had a strong interest in Event Planning and also had dreams of one day opening an assisted living facility.  She realized that the flowers used at various events (weddings, funerals, corporate events, etc.) were often discarded afterward and had the idea that these flowers could be repurposed. Thus was planted the seed for what would eventually become the Petal Project. As a volunteer for Hospice, Rebecca shared the idea with the Volunteer Coordinator, Dan Smith. Both felt like they were on …

Keep Pets Safe this Halloween

(Family Features) Halloween isn’t just for humans; four-legged friends have plenty of opportunities to get in on the fun, too. However, it’s important to take some pet precautions that allow the whole family to enjoy the holiday safely, as the costumes and excitement can be overwhelming and some of the candy is even dangerous. As you’re filling the candy buckets and assembling the perfect costumes, be sure to heed these tips from the experts at PetSmart for a Halloween filled with pet-friendly fun: Out and about Make sure pets have proper identification by microchipping and registering your pet’s microchip, and …

Trick-or-Treat for a Cause

  (Family Features) Orange pumpkins on doorsteps and orange candy corn in buckets are iconic staples of Halloween, but the season can be about more than fun and treats. Since 1950, generations of children in the United States have gone door-to-door on Halloween with the iconic orange coin collection boxes calling out, “ Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF!” With nearly $177 million raised for health care, education, nutrition and more for children, Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF has evolved into a month-long celebration of the power of kids helping kids. Throughout October, kids, parents, and teachers across the country can be “ scary good” …

Create your own movie theatre anytime, anywhere with CINEMOOD

Create your own movie theatre anytime, anywhere! CINEMOOD is the world’s first absolutely noiseless, 3” ultralight standalone projector, that converts any surface into a 12-foot magic cinema. Screen time without a screen – bigger, better, safer CINEMOOD gives the eyes and brain a break, eliminating blue light, and providing a safer viewing experience than tablets, and TVs. Powerful little box With five hours of rechargeable battery life and no connection to a computer, phone or wall outlet needed, CINEMOOD becomes the perfect travel companion for car rides, airplane trips, camping, and backyard get-togethers Stream Netflix, Youtube, Amazon Prime Video – anytime, …

Hip Bag Company makes one of a kind bags from repurposed leather.

The season of giving is upon us and unique gifts that your loved ones will remember is the ultimate goal!  The Hip Bag Company is the perfect luxury gift for your mom, girlfriend, wife, sister or best friend who is always on the go! Forget heavy bags and purses that will literally drag her down! The Hip Bag is the clever survival kit that keeps her basics right at her hip. We all know carrying a big bag can lead to a big pain! From the weight on your neck and shoulders to simply the inconvenience of hauling around heavy …

Brilliant blooms: 5 smart consumer tips for sending flowers

(BPT) – For Americans, sending flowers to show love, caring and concern is a longstanding tradition appreciated by both givers and receivers. It’s so popular, in fact, that last year we spent some $2.6 billion on flower gifts for the Mother’s Day holiday alone — $26.6 billion on floral products throughout the year. Why our fascination with the fresh and colorful eye candy? Scientists believe we have such strong associations with the bountiful blooms that they can boost our sense of well-being. “Flowers have immediate and long-term effects on emotional reactions, mood, social behaviors and even memory for both males and females,” …