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The Most PAWesome Christmas Gifts For Dogs

Guest Post: Lindsay Listanski, Director of Media Engagement for Coldwell Banker
Posted by Matthew Hillier on December 03, 2019 in  Christmas  Dogs  Winter
The howlidays are here and we have compiled the ultimate roundup of pawesome gift ideas for your pooch. There is something for every budget…DIY GiftsIf baking, sewing and DIY projects are your forte you are going to love this section. Try out a tasty treat recipe or quilt up a comfy bed, whichever you choose we know your pup will appreciate the effort. Christmas Pupcakes Duncan Hines totally nailed it with these adorable dog cupcakes. To get the recipe CLICK HERE! Tasty Treats We know these treat... read more
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Keep Your Heating Bills in Check This Winter

Guest Post: Amy Freeman, Blue Matter Blog Contributor
Posted by Matthew Hillier on December 03, 2019 in  Homeowner Tips  Winter
Winter is coming, and with that comes sky-high heating bills... If your gas or electric bill spikes every year from December through March, it’s time to do something about it. There’s no reason why you need to pay an arm and a leg to keep your home comfortably warm all winter long. Fix Up Your FurnaceIf your furnace is working harder than it needs to, you’re likely to see higher heating bills throughout the winter. Before the temperatures fall too much, have a repair company come out and tune... read more
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9 Tips for Achieving Maximum Coziness

Posted by Matthew Hillier on March 04, 2019 in  Lifestyle  Winter
When it’s cold and rainy out, you might hear the siren song of your favorite streaming service. Ahh, sweet, solitary binge-watching! But if you’d like a more satisfying way to spend a chilly evening, here are a few ideas to make an intentionally delightful day out of drab weather.1. Set the mood Candles are a key ingredient to a supremely comfortable atmosphere. Not only do they provide beautiful, soft lighting, but they also add warmth and scent to your space.Tip: Choose seasonal scents to inspire cele... read more
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How To Fix & Prevent Frozen Pipes

Posted by Matthew Hillier on January 29, 2019 in  Home Improvement  Homeowner Tips  Winter
Frigid winter temperatures can cause pipes to freeze – or even burst! Do you know how to tell if pipes are frozen? We’ve pulled together a list of battle tested suggestions to help you fix your frozen pipes as well as a list of suggestions for you to follow if they do freeze.If you attempt to fix a frozen pipe yourself, keep the following tips in mind: Keep your faucet open. Water and steam will be created during the thawing process, and your pipes need an opening to discharge this. Keeping the fa... read more
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Lower Temperatures, Lower Bills

Posted by Matthew Hillier on January 08, 2019 in  Home Improvement  Homeowner Tips  Winter
Colder months often mean higher bills. Check DTE's tips to spare your wallet this winter: Programmable Thermostat Install a programmable thermostat and set it at 68 degrees Fahrenheit or lower - the recommended setting for winter. Through proper use of pre-programmed settings, a programmable thermostat can save you about $180 every year in energy costs. Check out our DTE Rebate Program to learn how you can get money back for buying a new thermostat. Changing Blade Direction I... read more
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