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  • 5 Ways to Have a Barefoot Friendly Yard This Summer

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    Featured Image courtesy of Courtesy of Minnesota Vein Center

    Is there anything than running barefoot in the summer? Shoes are optional when the sun is shining down. While being barefoot is so relaxing, it can be a quite painful experience if you do not have a yard that is ready for your bare tootsies. Here are some quick and easy things you can do to have a Barefoot Friendly Yard for your "no shoe" adventures this summer. Continue reading

  • How to Make a Winter Box for Stray Cats

    Winter is a wonderful time of year when you have the security of warm clothes, a cozy home, and plenty of food. Humans aren’t the only creatures that need food and shelter during the cold winter months. Stray cats have a rough time, especially when temperatures drop below freezing.

    In addition to harsh weather, feral cats are also susceptible to attacks by other animals, diseases, and automobile accidents. If you’ve seen strays near your home, one way to help is by using your handyman skills to create an insulated house for them. Here are steps to build an affordable shelter for these furry creatures within an hour.

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  • Celebrate Winter Holidays Outdoors this Year

    Outdoor gatherings don’t need to come to an end with the arrival of winter because your deck or backyard can serve as an entertaining space all year long. By simply ensuring warmth for your guests, and providing great food, drinks, and décor, you can still have great parties, especially during the holiday season.

    The most important element of an outdoor holiday party this winter is heat. If you don’t provide an effective means to keep everyone comfortable, the event may end before it begins. Guests may leave or take solace inside your home instead. Some options to consider include portable patio heaters that come in standing versions, tabletop models, and hanging heaters. Make sure they are dispersed throughout the entire space so guests are not cramped in a small area. Additional warming elements include fire pits and providing blankets, jackets, gloves, hats, and mitten to guests as they arrive.

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