5 Awesome, Family-Friendly Instant Pot Dinner Recipes for Fall

Has preparing a wholesome dinner for the family ever been easier than it is with the Instant Pot? We don’t think so, and apparently we’re not the only ones; on the last Amazon Prime Day, the 6 Quart Instant Pot sold out in 19 hours, which included a 4-hour technical glitch that halted sales. While pressure cookers have been around forever, this set-and-forget device makes cooking so easy that anyone can ...

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Steps Toward a Zero Waste Lifestyle

Whether we want to admit it or not, humans are trashy. As in we create a lot of trash. The average person creates over 4 pounds of trash every day and about 1.5 tons of solid waste per year, according to the National Wildlife Federation. This waste is ending up in the over 2,000 landfills currently open in the United States, or worse, in our oceans. Did you know that by ...

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Poly Lumber Benches for Around Your Home

Don’t have enough seating around the outside of your house? We have you covered with three of our Amish-made poly lumber benches. Each bench looks great, is durable in all climates, and gives you a little extra room for visitors to relax. Spacious seating doesn’t have to just be in your living room; enjoy the great outdoors from a bench. Front Porch Benches Your front porch says a lot about you. Make ...

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The Difference Between Counter Height and Bar Height

It is an easy mistake to make -- thinking that counter height and bar height are the same. They are both taller than a dining table, so they can’t be that far apart, right? Well, when purchasing furniture for your home or patio, height can be the difference between comfortable seating and a completely awkward setup. For a comfortable arrangement, it is best to have between 10-12” from the top of ...

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Bug Off: Keep Your Patio Pest Free

Bug Off: Keeping Your Patio Pest-Free

You’re putting the finishing touches on your end of summer bash. You’ve been checking things off your list and it’s finally about to start. The food is ready, the drinks have been stirred, and the lighting is perfect, that is until you hear an irritating buzzing sound enter your peripheral. It’s the mosquito, enemy of outdoor summer activities everywhere. Let’s go back in time; how can you have your party be ...

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Tips for Hosting the Ultimate Tailgate Experience

As almost any sports fan or concert-goer will tell you, the event is great, but half the fun is the time before, otherwise known as the tailgate party. It is a time filled with friends, food, and adult beverages. But a great tailgate doesn’t just fall into place; it takes time and preparation to master, so we’ve gathered some tried and true strategies for hosting the ultimate tailgate. Location, Location, Location Just ...

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Summer Cocktails and Your Adirondack Chair

5 Cocktails to Pair with Your Adirondack Chair

Vibrant, classic, or laid back, our different poly lumber Adirondack chairs styles have something for everyone, just like a drink menu. We’ve picked out five cocktails to pair your personality with a chair of your own. Get ready to sit back and sip away in an Adirondack chair with your favorite summer drink! So many colors, so little time! We offer over 20 poly lumber colors to choose from with our ...

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What to Do with the Extra Food From Your Garden

Year after year, gardeners struggle with the same problems. Bugs, weather, and wildlife make up a large part of a gardener’s sleepless nights. Then harvest season rolls around and a new problem arises: what to do with an abundance of crops? While some may dream of having this problem, others end up with more than they can handle. If you find yourself in this boat, we’ve gathered together ten ideas ...

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A Review of the Magnolia Table Cookbook

It is pretty much impossible to watch HGTV, use Pinterest, or stroll through Target without hearing the names Chip and Joanna Gaines. Their show Fixer Upper has taken the home design world by storm and they aren’t stopping there. With their own store, restaurant, bakery, magazine and several book deals, they don’t seem to be slowing down any time soon. One of their latest ventures was the release of their very ...

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Avoid Summer Brain Drain: How to Keep Your Kids’ Education from Going Down the Tube

While the end of the school year is often celebrated by students and teachers alike, it brings a bigger issue to table that can delay and regress some students in the upcoming grade level. It goes by many names: the summer slide, summer learning loss, and even, brain drain. Regardless of what you call it, brain drain is described as the loss of academic material that had been previously processed throughout ...

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