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  • French flair with Appliance Art
    Kitchen update? Jazz up your kitchen with Appliance Art
    Sometimes it is a decoration in an out-of-the way area of the kitchen that can make a big impact. We were approached by Appliance Art to “test-drive" one of their kitchen appliance covers. When we went to the site is was a challenge to...
  • Free Downton Abbey Season Premiere January 4, 2015, Monona Terrace
    Free Downton Abbey Season Premiere January 4, 2015, Monona Terrace
    There will be a free 5th season premiere showing of the immensely popular PBS series Downton Abbey on January 4th, 2015. The free screening begins at 8:00 p.m. at Monona Terrace,1 John Nolen Dr. , Madison. Since seating is limited, tickets are...
  • Refreshing Spa basket
    The gift of giving in a basket - part 2
    Last time we were talking about gift baskets and the many occasions for them. Don't underestimate the potential for a gift basket. The fact is the gift is not just what's in the basket but also the basket itself. They can be reused for...
  • Best of 2014: Badgley Mischka at the Cali Exposhow in Colombia
    Best of 2014: Badgley Mischka at the Cali Exposhow in Colombia
    Medellín, Bogota and Cartagena may be Colombia’s most well-known cities but Cali shouldn’t be counted out. Formally known as Santiago de Cali, it is Western Colombia’s most populated city with its Alfonso Bonilla Aragón...
  • Reuse and repurpose empty plastic bottles
    Reuse and repurpose empty plastic bottles
    Plastic bottles seem to be everywhere, and if not recycled, end up clogging landfills. Here are a few ideas on how to reuse and repurpose them.Fill 3/4 full of water and freeze. Filling 3/4 full will allow the ice to expand without breaking the...
  • Empire’s Extravagant New Year’s
    Empire’s Extravagant New Year’s: A $21,000 celebration for two
    Around the world all will soon be celebrating their own New Years as they keep an eye on New York City's Times Square festivities. Eyes watching from afar fantasize of living at least a moment in the world of folks who get to step out in the...
  • 12 FINANCIAL RESOLUTIONS FOR THE NEW YEAR
    12 Financial Resolutions For The New Year
    With the new year just around the corner it is time to start thinking about goals you want to put into place. Whether you call them goals or resolutions, doesn't matter. What does count is the dedication you put into reaching them. We have put...
  • 2015 Bank Holidays: Are Banks Open or Closed on Federal and Post Office Holidays?
    2015 Bank Holidays: Are Banks Open or Closed Federal and Post Office Holidays?
    Are banks open on New Year's Day 2015? New Year's Day is right around the corner, and while many people are looking forward to having the holiday off, others are making plans and wondering if banks open or closed on New Year's Day....
  • 2015 U.S. Federal Holidays: List of 10 OPM Government Holidays for Government Employees
    2015 U.S. Federal Holidays: List of 10 OPM Holidays for Government Employees
    Wondering if New Year's Day is a federal holiday? The list of 10 federal government holidays for 2015 is important to know, especially if you work for the government. The list of 2015 federal holidays was made available by the The U.S. Office...
  • 2015 Post Office Holidays: USPS Closures, No Mail Delivery on Postal Holidays
    2015 Post Office Holidays: USPS closures, no mail delivery on postal holidays
    Looking for a list of post office holidays for 2015? Is there mail delivery on New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Day and Washington’s Birthday? Is the post office open on New Year's Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July or Labor Day?The...
  • Are germs on bars of soap?
    Bars of soap are covered in germs: Best to use liquid soap
    According to the Huffington Post on Dec. 24, 2014, a scientist answered the question: Are bars of soap covered in germs? Elaine L. Larson, Ph.D., associate dean for research and professor of epidemiology in nursing at Columbia University's...
  • Clever recycle tips from everyday objects for your office
    Clever recycle tips from everyday objects for your office
    It is amazing when people can create new objects from stuff laying around, and it is also admirable when useful objects come from out of the ether. We appreciate both of these genius ideas and we think you will find some things to admire yourself...
  • iHome wireless color changing alarm clock (iBT28): Review
    iHome wireless color changing alarm clock (iBT28): Review
    What an incredible way to stop using your mobile phone for an alarm! This thing has two alarms, which means that you have ten, sixteen or twenty minutes to sleep in between beeps, or song files, as it were. You can stream wireless digital audio...
  • Paper wasps can enefit your garden
    Attracting wasps for your own organic pest management system
    We all want to reduce or eliminate the need for using harmful chemicals such as those found in commercial pesticides. One way to do so is to use beneficial insects in a natural way to control pests. Wasps, according to Mother Earth News, are one...
  • National Thank You Note Day: Many schools ‘write off’ cursive handwriting
    National Thank You Note Day: Many schools ‘write off’ cursive handwriting
    After all the hustle-and-bustle, Christmas is officially o-v-e-r. Now it’s time to get to work! Dec. 26 is National Thank You Note Day.Back in the day, it was considered proper etiquette to write a thank you note after receiving a gift....