Author Archives: Chicz

Unique gardening tips

By Lori Mork IIt’s gardening season, so here are a few clever tips and tricks to keep your project manageable: Keep small animals at bay with plastic forks. Here’s a trick for keeping animals, especially cats, from using your garden … Continue reading

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Color Trends for 2015

By Lori Mork When checking out designers’ opinions on what colors will be popular for 2015, all of them agreed on one thing – color. Rich deep colors paired with lighter complimenting tones will be the direction for décor. Deep … Continue reading

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Putting the phone away for the kids

By Eric Morken Challenges in parenting happen every day and they are called the “terrible 2s” for a reason. A few unexpected meltdowns a week have become the norm in our house with our daughter. That’s not the right spoon. … Continue reading

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Mimosa Mocktail

By Lori Mork Mother’s Day is right around the corner, and what better way to start her day than with a special drink for her breakfast? Mimosas have long been a part of special celebrations, such as weddings and morning … Continue reading

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Family dinners

By Lori Mork Family dinners seem to be becoming a lost art, but you should know, experts have found that families who make an effort to eat together at least three or four times each week get some great benefits, … Continue reading

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Don’t leave wine out of BBQ

Ditch the beer bottle for a glass of bubbly, white or red wine By Al Edenloff Ahh, spring. Time to fire up the grill, get some friends together and enjoy some … wine. Yes, wine. Ice-cold beer and BBQ is, … Continue reading

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Make meals fun

By Amanda Heffner Over the past 40 years, Americans have become more and more accustomed to eating foods prepared away from home. The troubling reality is that foods made away from home are often poor in diet quality and much … Continue reading

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Fashion trends for spring 2015

By Denise Drown Spring is in the air! Time for a fresh look to celebrate. Fashions have a decidedly feminine flair this season, with sheer fabrics showing up in soft chiffon layers of violet, pink and mint. Pair with a … Continue reading

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Save for retirement

By Jennifer Guderjahn Nearly everyone looks forward to someday beginning a life of leisure and pleasure in retirement. But a Bankrate.com survey found that more than one-third of working adults have saved nothing for that time in their lives. Furthermore, … Continue reading

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Digestive health 101

By Amanda Heffner, RDN, LD It has long been known that microorganisms in the GI tract play an important role in keeping our bodies and immune systems healthy. Recent research has found that those microorganisms may play a role in … Continue reading

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