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Canning Tips/Tricks

Canning Tips/Tricks

Canning is one of the easiest and best cooking pastimes. Have excess veggies or fruit from your summer garden? Instead of tossing them, can them! Below I’m going to share some easy canning recipes for you to try to stock up for the wintertime! Tomatoes and cucumbers...

Levels of communication

Levels of communication

While not directly affecting your home, communicating in everyday life, business, or with your spouse is crucial to relationships. The way you communicate to others is one thing you can control, but is the other party hearing what you are saying? Do your words go in...

Indoor Gardening During the Winter Season

Indoor Gardening During the Winter Season

Ahhhh... Winter, my favorite time of year! (Call me crazy). One thing that I miss most during the winter season is the ability to have a garden but does snow and freezing temperatures limit us from growing fresh produce? Nope! There are always loopholes for gardening...

Preparing your home for winter

Preparing your home for winter

As the shadows lengthen, and our best hope of seeing the temperature in the ’70s and ’80s is next May, we try to prepare ourselves mentally and physically for the onset of winter.  While there is beauty in every season, there isn’t normally as much enjoyment, at least...

Ribbon of Hope

Ribbon of Hope

The Month of October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but not only should we recognize this form of cancer, but all. One local organization does everything it can to assist cancer patients and their families during their difficult times.  The Ribbon of Hope, an...

Getting Your Home Inspected After You Close

Getting Your Home Inspected After You Close

The seller-driven market today is, unfortunately, leading to a high percentage of buyers bypassing home inspections with the hope that doing so will enhance their offer in the seller’s eyes and provide an incentive for getting it accepted. This attitude is both...

Why you have a mini-septic tank in your basement?

Why you have a mini-septic tank in your basement?

During construction, bathrooms are installed primarily on the main level of homes….well duh!  This is a standard of construction and a minimum standard to avoid the use of an outhouse or port-a-potty😊  Along the way however homeowners with a basement decide they want...

Why do I have a sump pump?

Why do I have a sump pump?

In Northern Indiana there are a variety of terrains on which homes are built.  Generally, the elevation is on the lower side, and there are many lakes, wetlands, and low-lying areas that include a high water table in relation to the grade level.  Because of this, the...

What do ungrounded outlets mean for you?

What do ungrounded outlets mean for you?

  Homes built prior to the 1960’s, give or take a few years, usually have a type of branch wiring (wiring used to go from the main service panel to the outlets and switches), that is ungrounded.  Ungrounded wiring comes in a variety of types.  Knob and Tube...