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How to Plan a Community Garden When the Snow Melts If you’re looking for a way to bring healthy food to your area, connect with the community, and beautify your city or town, a community garden might be the perfect activity. Community gardens are a great way to meet new people, as well as an educational opportunity for people of all ages. Get a group together of...
Fun Valentine’s Day Ideas and DIY Gifts Valentine’s Day is the holiday when you want to show your partner love and appreciation. It is the perfect opportunity to plan something outside the ordinary for your loved one, and have some quality time together to celebrate your relationship. Whether you have been together for years or are in a newer relationship, it adds...
Winter weather is tough on lawns, particularly in areas with snow and ice or where the temperature often drops below freezing. When spring rolls around, you’ll want to make sure your lawn is in perfect shape and ready to handle the traffic of outdoor parties and children playing out-of-doors. The following tips will help you keep your lawn healthy and flourishing when the...
Hosting Tips for Unforgettable Super Bowl Parties If you are throwing this year’s Super Bowl party for family and friends, it is time to get your plan in place. With the big game coming up, it’s important to start the party preparations as soon as you can to make sure it comes off without a hitch and a great time is had by all. Here is some advice to make sure you have...
Live Positively Healthy In Your Home We all know that having a positive attitude is important – but it isn’t always easy! That angry driver, rude salesperson, or work conflict can be depressing. Here are a few easy tricks that can help you stay positive through the trials and tribulations of daily life. Get enough sleep. For young parents, getting adequate sleep is...
Decluttering Your Home for the New Year Once the excitement of the holidays is over, it is time to take a moment, sit back, and take a deep breath. Unfortunately, once you take a look around, you quickly realize there is work to be done. Is it time to declutter for the New Year? We have some ideas to make the job faster, easier, and less stressful. Take this first piece...
Starting The New Year Off Right  As the new year rolls around, most of us take the time to reflect on our lives and make plans for the upcoming year. Some of the most common New Year’s resolutions include eating a better diet, losing unwanted pounds, forming new relationships, engaging in creative endeavors, exercising, new goals for work, and countless others. Are you...
Hardwood floors are very common in most homes and they offer many benefits regards to maintenance and style. An important question we are asked all the time from our customers who look to COIT is - how do I make my hardwood floors shine? How to Polish Your Hardwood Floors and Make Them Shine Again Recommended Product: Bona Floor Polish You can pick up floor polish at...
Near the end of the year is full of celebrations that we are all excited for. We call our friends and family to gather to our homes to enjoy a nice meal, some healthy conversations and enjoying each other’s company. Parties can be grand, they are fun, but at the end when the party is over, they can also be messy. Having a lot of food available with a diversity of guests...
  We all want to succeed in the year ahead. Try these simple tips to set yourself up for more success, and enjoy a happier, healthier life. Share these tips with those you care about – they work! 1. Share your gratitude. 21st century life is busy, and sometimes we forget to show gratitude when it is deserved. Start at home, and make it a habit to show your closest family...