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Keep Your Home Safe While You’re Away

July 2, 2013 by Fayette Woman  
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With an estimated 136 million Americans going on at least one vacation this summer, safety and security precautions are a must. Proactive measures can help consumers keep their home safe from fire, carbon monoxide, and the threat of burglary while they are away. Better Business Bureau and home security pioneer ADT are offering the following [...]

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My Chef Nancy’s Johnston Mac and Cheese

May 30, 2013 by Nancy Jaworski  
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This is one of my Mom’s “rotation of five” recipes.  She learned it from their Irish maid as a little girl.  She called the cheese “rat trap cheese”.  It’s a different mac and cheese, but simple and comforting. 8 oz package of elbow macaroni, cooked to al dente per package directions 1 pound sharp cheddar [...]

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Learning to Cook: A Tribute to Our Mothers

May 28, 2013 by Nancy Jaworski  
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Did you grow up cooking at the knee of your mother, aunt, or grandmother?  Did you learn the tricks of perfect biscuits, cookies and cakes?   For many of us, this is exactly how the love of cooking is sparked.  For me, not so much.   My mother, Ann, was a brilliant and creative woman.  She could [...]

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Bev’s Cheese Strata and Hot Curried Fruit

May 20, 2013 by Fayette Woman  
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by Virginia Gibbs My mom, Beverly Turnbull, was a Southern lady and a wonderful cook.   At special holidays like Easter and Christmas, our family would gather to enjoy a scrumptious breakfast of cheese strata and hot curried fruit.   The strata was prepped the day before, making it easy to pop in the oven and make [...]

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Simple and Spectacular Spring Decorating

April 12, 2013 by Kristin Hauch-Melton  
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Radiant flowers, butterflies, and birds let us know that spring is in bloom all around. What better way to transition into spring than by bringing some of nature’s brilliant décor inside the home? The warm weather brings an abundance of beautiful blooms, perfect for creating lovely spring floral arrangements to adorn your entryway, living room, [...]

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Smart Design Tips to Maximize Small Spaces

April 7, 2013 by Kristin Hauch-Melton  
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If you’ve ever strolled through Ikea’s showroom in downtown Atlanta, you’ve probably been in awe that designers can fill and decorate every inch of a 600 square-foot living space while still preserving the room’s visual balance, interest, and functionality. It’s not as much of a challenge as you might think, though. Whether you are struggling [...]

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Graceful, Healthy Aging: Women’s Health Workshop

February 28, 2013 by Fayette Woman  
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Piedmont Fayette Hospital 1279 Building, 3rd Floor Conference Room C Thursday, March 21 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.   The beginning of spring is a great time to focus on getting in shape and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Experts Dr. Verna Thornton, OB/GYN. Piedmont Fayette Hospital’s Sixty Plus Services and Fayette Senior Services Life Enrichment [...]

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Tips on Debris Removal

February 20, 2013 by Fayette Woman  
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Disposal of debris can be a major concern. No matter what state you live in, the type of debris you will encounter will be much the same: damaged buildings, downed trees, building materials, and household and other types of hazardous waste. What varies is the way in which each state disposes of the debris. Some [...]

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What To Do If Your House is Damaged By a Storm

February 11, 2013 by Fayette Woman  
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If your home was damaged during the recent storms to hit Georgia, BBB offers the following tips to ensure you choose a reputable contractor and not be scammed: • Contact your insurance adjuster immediately. Not only does this get the ball rolling on the claims process, but you might be eligible for loss-of-use benefits which [...]

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Greens and Blues Highlight 2013 Paint Color Palette

January 25, 2013 by Fayette Woman  
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If you’re into what’s “in” when it comes to interior paint colors, just look outside in 2013.  The greens and blues that characterize the world outdoors are the same hues that will be popular when beautifying our living spaces this year, according to Debbie Zimmer, paint and color expert for the Paint Quality Institute. “It’s [...]

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How to Decorate a Blank Wall: Go From Drab to Fab in Three Easy Steps

January 21, 2013 by Kristin Hauch-Melton  
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The beginning of a new year is the perfect time to refresh, rejuvenate, and give well-worn areas of your home a fresh facelift. Whether you’ve been putting off repainting a hallway, or just can’t seem get the creative juices flowing, read on for three easy steps to transform any wall in your home from blank [...]

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Make Your Home Senior-Friendly, Lower Bills

January 16, 2013 by Fayette Woman  
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(StatePoint) More seniors than ever before are choosing to stay in their homes as they age. According to a study by the AARP, only five percent of Americans ages 65 and older live in group quarters like nursing homes. From narrow hallways to steep stairs, design elements in typical houses can make remaining at home [...]

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