Category: Lifestyle

A Private Bahamas Island Getaway

For those in search of a personal paradise, Crown Pigeon Island, an 11-acre tropical paradise in the Bahamas, warrants serious consideration. Situated northeast of the island of Nassau, between the northern tip of Eleuthera Island and Man Island, the island boasts three natural beaches, a protected harbor with docks, three large villas, and five well-equipped…


Water Toys: Paddle-Powered Adventure Craft

Swimming affords the ultimate connection with the water, but there are times you don’t want to get wet, making these tiny yachts worthy of consideration. (Courtesy of Crystal Board) The Clear Choice Crystal Board Stand-Up Paddleboard $2,199 Stand-up paddleboards combine an unobstructed view with a great upper-body workout, but this one takes it a step…


Laser Vision: Scalpel-Free Surgical Options

Our ability to observe the world around us is surely one of our most valuable natural abilities. Because not everyone enjoys clear vision from birth, great efforts have been undertaken to improve vision, most recently in the area of surgical options. But let’s first take a look at how we got to this point. Perfect…


Snow Ski Etiquette: Manners Matter on the Slopes

Ski season will be here before you know it, so here are several suggestions on ways to ensure that you and yours have a great time carving up the powder. Take It Easy Be patient if the lift lines are long or the rental shop doesn’t have exactly what you want. Take a breath and…


Quinoa and Lentil Stuffed Pepper

Do you have a busy week and no time to think about what to make for dinner tonight? No worries, we got your back with a simple, healthy vegetarian take on a weeknight staple. This stuffed peppers recipe swaps out ground beef for heart-healthy quinoa and lentils, turning a childhood dinner upside down. This recipe is perfect for…


Remove Old, Worn Finish From Woodwork

Dear James: I want to strip and refinish some very old woodwork in our farmhouse. What is the best method to do this so that this antique woodwork is not damaged and looks original? — Adam C. Dear Adam: Older, ornate woodwork is beautiful and an attraction in older houses. It is important to not…


Senior Cats Don’t Require Senior Cat Food

Q: I am very careful to buy only senior cat food for Joon, my healthy 10-year-old cat. Sometimes it’s hard to find. Is it necessary for her to eat senior food? A: No, it’s not necessary for Joon to eat senior cat food. On pet food labels, the word “senior” is a marketing term, not…


You’ll Want to Make a Batch of This Effective DIY Upholstery Cleaner

This DIY recipe for upholstery cleaner is easy to make, super effective and (you know what’s coming) cheap! You’ll Need: a cheese grater an eggbeater or whisk a medium mixing bowl 6 tablespoons grated Fels Naptha laundry bar soap* 2 tablespoons borax* 2 cups boiling water *available in most supermarkets in the laundry aisle, or…


Budget-Friendly Lighting Ideas to Make Your Home Look More Expensive

By Kiersten Willis From Atlanta Journal-Constitution Adding opulence to your home doesn’t have to cost lots of money. One easy way to do that is by installing new light fixtures. It’s inexpensive and functional. “Light fixture makeovers are one of the simplest ways to make your individual space trendier, increase its functionality and boost the…


How Long to Stay at the Dog Park… and What to Do While You’re There

Dog parks are popping up everywhere. It’s exciting to see how dogs are becoming more and more welcome as members of our communities! But how do you… you know… use them? How long do you stay at the dog park to make sure your dog actually gets exercise? What should you do once you get…