Carpet Cleaning in Winter? Really?

This is the time of the year when you may wonder if it makes sense to get your carpets cleaned. Great question! But first, let’s think about this... Does it make sense to clean your wood or tile floors in the winter? Does it make sense to clean your bed linens in winter? Of course. [...]

2018-12-03T15:47:29+00:00December 3rd, 2018|Carpet, Newsletter Articles|

Holiday Drumcake

Ingredients: 1 (8 or 9 inch) chocolate cake layer, 1 1/2 inches tall, baked in a spring form pan with removable sides 1 (1.5 quart) carton slow-churned Peppermint Ice Cream 1 (16 ounce) container prepared vanilla frosting 24 thin candy canes or sugar sticks 12 glace (candied) cherries Chocolate decorating icing 2 long pretzel rods [...]

2018-12-03T15:43:01+00:00December 3rd, 2018|Newsletter Articles|

Keep Your Water Flowing This Winter

Frozen pipes not only mean the inconvenient lack of water, they can also burst, causing expensive repair problems. Homeowners are often understandably frantic to get water pipes running again. But thawing pipes improperly can lead to more problems. Use the right method for thawing A little heat on the right pipe could get that water [...]

2018-12-03T15:38:07+00:00December 3rd, 2018|Newsletter Articles|

Wishing You Joy and Peace!

It’s common these days to complain during the holidays about how commercialized the season has become. In fact, complaining about the holidays has become as much of a tradition as the holidays themselves. Let’s break that tradition this year! Call it commercial if you want, but when your family members gather around the Christmas tree, [...]

2018-12-03T15:32:28+00:00December 3rd, 2018|Newsletter Articles|

Holiday Weight Gain?

Not as Bad as You Might Think! People gain weight during the holidays, but not as much as they think, according to dietitian Cynthia Sass. Sass points to a 2009 study from Texas Tech University that followed 48 men and 100 women for six weeks from Thanksgiving to Christmas. On average, the subjects gained one [...]

2018-12-03T15:30:07+00:00December 3rd, 2018|Newsletter Articles|

Moneywise

Easy ways to sell old smartphones  Americans are upgrading their smartphones at an average pace of every 32 months, according to the NPD Group. Instead of sticking the old phone into a drawer or throwing it away, however, many consumers can recoup some of the original cost by trading it in or selling it outright. [...]

2018-12-03T15:27:30+00:00December 3rd, 2018|Newsletter Articles|

Easy Beginner’s Turkey with Stuffing

Ingredients: 12 pounds whole turkey 1 (6 ounce) package dry bread stuffing mix 1 cup water 1 tablespoon butter 1 cup chopped celery 1/4 cup chopped onion 4 slices toasted white bread, torn into small pieces Salt and pepper to taste 2 tablespoons vegetable oil Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). [...]

2018-10-29T15:40:13+00:00October 29th, 2018|Newsletter Articles|

Identifying Alzheimer’s Before Symptoms

New tests to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease are emerging, offering hope for new treatments and therapies. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, the memory disease is now the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, and more than 5 million people are currently living with the disease. In fact, for seniors, a third of all [...]

2018-10-29T15:37:57+00:00October 29th, 2018|Newsletter Articles|

Simple Food Safety Tips for Thanksgiving

The best way to thaw a turkey is in a refrigerator, according to USDA recommendations. Allow 24 hours for each four to five pounds, in a refrigerator cooled to 40 degrees or below. Be sure to let the turkey thaw in a container so juices will not drip onto other foods. If you must thaw [...]

2018-10-29T15:36:36+00:00October 29th, 2018|Newsletter Articles|

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