Archive for August, 2014

WHEN IT COMES TO LEAFY GREENS, YOU GET A GREEN LIGHT TO EAT AS MUCH AS YOU WANT — THAT’S HOW GOOD THEY ARE FOR YOU!

WHEN IT COMES TO LEAFY GREENS, YOU GET A GREEN LIGHT TO EAT AS MUCH AS YOU WANT — THAT’S HOW GOOD THEY ARE FOR YOU!

As a general rule, you should aim to eat at least five servings of vegetables daily (that’s about 2 1/2 cups of cooked vegetables), and that includes leafy greens. As long as they’re prepared in a healthy way, leafy greens, like other nonstarchy vegetables, are a great addition to your diet and offer countless health benefits. Leafy greens are full of vitamins, minerals, and disease-fighting phytochemicals. They are rich in

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HOME-BUYING CHECKLIST: 20 THINGS TO CONSIDER BEYOND THE INSPECTION

HOME-BUYING CHECKLIST: 20 THINGS TO CONSIDER BEYOND THE INSPECTION

Quality of life is just as important as construction quality. Learn what to look for at open houses to ensure comfort in your new home. If you are in the market for a house, you’ll likely want to make sure you have a roof that won’t leak, a solid foundation, proper wiring and so on. But what about the things not covered by the inspection? Sometimes it’s these less obvious

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10 RECIPES FOR SHABBY CHIC STYLE

10 RECIPES FOR SHABBY CHIC STYLE

Rustic furniture, floral fabrics, sparkling chandeliers. Here are 10 easy ways to bring the romantic cottage look into your home. Vintage and antique finds; distressed, cracked and imperfect finishes; antique linens; sparkling chandeliers; and lots of white. Though certainly not for everyone, for those who love the style, Shabby Chic is utter comfort and luxury. The spirit of the style is to work with what you have, enjoy the hunt

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Sold – 3700 sq ft Meadowlands home

Sold – 3700 sq ft Meadowlands home

Status: Sold Wall to wall spaciousness in this amazing 3700 sqft (as per MPAC) updated home by original owners. Fin’d lwr lvl too. Room for 3 generations! Hardwood floors on mn lvl. Sharp, maple, cabinetry in Kitchen with granite counters, backsplash, pantry, B/I D/W & Micro. Mn lvl Den. Striking staircase. French Drs.  Granite counters & new vanities in 3 Bthrms. Mostly newer windows, shingles, furnace & A/C. Huge deck

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SOLD — FABULOUS HAMILTON SEMI

SOLD — FABULOUS HAMILTON SEMI

Status: Sold This fabulous semi, oozes with character & charm. Steps to Locke St w/rear parking for 2 cars. Exposed brick walls, wood flrs on mn lvl, pine in upp lvl & Kitch. Orig. pocket drs btwn Liv & Din rms. Solid maple “Woodcraft” Kitch (’05) w/SS appls. Bathrm (’13), Windows & Ext.Doors (’14), Shingles (’12), Furn & C/A (’07), Eaves & Downspouts (’14)++ Large south facing deck off Kitchen.

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8 TIPS FOR FOOLPROOF ROASTING ON THE GRILL

8 TIPS FOR FOOLPROOF ROASTING ON THE GRILL

No need to turn on your oven—use these techniques to grill-roast your favorite cuts of meat. 1. Fuel Up Make sure you have plenty of gas or charcoal on hand before you get started. 2. Get It Hot Preheat a gas grill (with all burners lit) or start your charcoal about 20 minutes before you put your meat on. 3. Check The Heat If your grill doesn’t have a built-in

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14 SIMPLE GARDENING TIPS AND TRICKS

14 SIMPLE GARDENING TIPS AND TRICKS

From using leftover coffee beans to preventing dirt from getting underneath fingernails, master gardener Paul James shares his top 14 tips and shortcuts to make spring gardening a breeze. Here, the latest tips and tricks from Paul James, host of Gardening by the Yard: 1. To remove the salt deposits that form on clay pots, combine equal parts white vinegar, rubbing alcohol and water in a spray bottle. Apply the

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12 QUESTIONS YOUR INTERIOR DESIGNER SHOULD ASK YOU

12 QUESTIONS YOUR INTERIOR DESIGNER SHOULD ASK YOU

The best decorators aren’t dictators — and they’re not mind readers either. To understand your tastes, they need this essential infoSo, you’ve decided to redecorate. And because you know you need help, you’ve also decided to hire a decorator or an interior designer. What do you do next, other than anxiously chew your nails? Designers are almost like psychiatrists, because they get to know some pretty personal things about you:

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FANCIFUL CHINOISERIE FOR YOUR OUTDOOR DINNER PARTY

FANCIFUL CHINOISERIE FOR YOUR OUTDOOR DINNER PARTY

Give your everyday patio table a faraway feel with dragonfly napkin rings, pagoda-patterned plates and other chinoiserie touches. With summer flying by, I’m itching to host an outdoor dinner party before the warm evenings disappear. My party of choice would be one with chinoiserie flair, starring a gorgeous tabletop decked out in some of my favorite items for an evening that is both elegant and casual. Visit link below to

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HOW TO BRING BEIGE WALLS TO LIFE

HOW TO BRING BEIGE WALLS TO LIFE

There’s no doubt beige walls are classic; but they do have a bit of a reputation for being boring. These seven color pairing ideas should help keep your beige space as energized and full of personality as you are. Red. Shades of red, from crimson to burgundy, generally look splendid against beige — the important thing is to match the warmth or coolness of the colors. If you love red

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