• How to Cut Back Your Utility Bills

    Your utility bills are one of those grin and bear it types of monthly payments. They’re expected, sometimes anticipated and rarely appreciated. Well, rather than suffer in silence, there are real steps you can take to cut back on those utility bills. And you can do it without living in the dark and suffering uncomfortable home temperatures. Here’s how: #1 Turn down the temperature. No, not the temperature in your…

  • Fun Alternatives to Trick-or-Treat!

    The tradition of trick-or-treat is not for everyone. Some people just prefer to celebrate Halloween a different way, or they like to celebrate the season in general rather than Halloween itself. Others might live in areas where trick-or-treat isn’t a safe option. But that doesn’t mean you and your family can’t have fun on Halloween! Here are some ideas for fun alternatives to trick-or-treat. Costume Party Costume parties do not…

  • Top Tips for Pumpkin Carving

      Few decorations herald the season like carved pumpkins. You don’t have to do the traditional jack-o-lantern face; you can get really creative and carve all kinds of designs. Here are some tips for pumpkin carving. 1. The Perfect Pumpkin The perfect pumpkin may not be what you think. Round and flawless may seem like the ideal shape, but think a moment about the more oddly-shaped ones. They can inspire…

  • Five Great Movies to Watch on Halloween

      When the leaves are falling from the trees and frost is in the air, darkness sets in earlier every night. It’s perfect movie-watching weather! Halloween-themed movies can be gory, scary, funny, or family-friendly. Whether you watch movies at home or in a theater, and whether you like new releases or old classics, you might consider taking in these five good ones this year. 1. “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” This movie…

  • Halloween Superstitions: Traditions, Myths, and Legends

      Halloween is a superstitious time of year. A black cat crossing your path…carving a Jack-o-lantern…knocking on wood… A great many traditions, myths, and legends are involved in the Halloween holiday. Many of them come from the Celtic roots of Halloween; others are more recent. Let’s take a look at some of them, and learn a bit about where they come from and what they mean. Bats These winged mammals…

  • Halloween Decorating Ideas – Indoors and Out

      One of the most enjoyable aspects of Halloween is the decorating. You can have so much fun decking out your home and your yard. Here are some ideas for Halloween decorating, both indoors and out. Indoors First, let’s talk about what you can do in your house. There are homemade decoration ideas and things you can buy from the store. Here are some ideas for indoor Halloween decorations. 1.…

  • Nature – The Ultimate Playground for Kids

      Every year parents spend hundreds if not thousands of dollars on toys and activities for their kids. While many of things are great for keeping young minds and bodies active, many of them are unnecessary. Sure kids need structured play, but they also need “free” plan and this is easy to do when the world’s largest playground is right outside your back door. Why not let them play outside?…

  • 4 Things That You’re Probably Paying Too Much For

    Have you ever received a bill in the mail to renew a service and you realized that 1) you were already paying for that same service with another company and 2) you were already covered for the same service by an even different company? Here’s an example: Are you paying for towing assistance through a company like AAA? Take a look at your car warranty. Are you paying to include…