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Harmony of the Seas – U.S. Inaugural Cruise

The Harmony of the Seas Overview As many of my readers know, I have been fortunate to cruise on and write about, a number of Royal Caribbean International ships.  Over the years I have covered their Freedom Class ships including the Navigator of the Seas and the Freedom of the Seas.  More recently we were invited to cover the U.S. …

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Has Your Credit Card Number Been Stolen? Fight Back

Your Credit Card Number Can Be Stolen We hear so many stories and read so many articles on hackers getting into corporate databases and stealing everything from emails, social security numbers and of course credit card information. I am especially concerned with security being a publisher of online magazines and a consumer advocate that I take a number of steps …

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The Ultimate Guide To RCL’s Anthem of the Seas – Pre-Inaugural Cruise

Our History With Royal Caribbean Many of my readers know from my past articles, videos and photos that I love to cruise. RCL happens to be my favorite cruise line because I am not 18 years old and not over the hill either. Booze cruises and belly flop contests are not what I would call entertainment, although on earlier RCL …

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33rd Annual QuickChek Festival of Ballooning New Jersey, Day 2

  “The QuickChek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning is the largest summertime hot air balloon and music festival in North America and is the premiere family entertainment attraction in New Jersey. The festival truly has something for everyone!  From twice daily mass ascensions of up to 100 special shape and sport hot air balloons.  Some of the balloons you will …

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33rd Annual QuickChek Festival of Ballooning Fun For Thousands

  “The QuickChek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning is the largest summertime hot air balloon and music festival in North America and is the premiere family entertainment attraction in New Jersey.  It holds the dual distinction of being a recipient of The New Jersey Governor’s Award for Best Special Event, as well as being designated, for the 6th time, as a …

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Shutters Faded and Home For Wasps? Restore and Rid Pests Now

You can do this project on the week-end.  Beginner Level…Total Cost for restoration and wasp proofing for four Shutters is under $40 After so many years, my nice burgundy shutters on the front of my home were faded and worn.  Made of plastic as most are today, they were attached to my siding with plastic push pins, 4 for each …

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MCSPCA 2015 Spring Ahead Dog Walk & Pet Fair Huge Success

For the past four years I have been attending the Monmouth County SPCA’s Annual Dog Walk and Pet Fair and this year it was the best one we have attended.  Monmouth County is located in central New Jersey and is a lovely place to live and work. Only 35 miles south of New York City and my home for over …

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26 Valuable Tips and Tricks For The Home

Receive an email with all these great tips.  Thought I would share it with our readers.  Although I haven’t tried these yet, I certainly will in the near future. Love the one about the milk bottle watering can. Mouse over the images to see the instructions…Click to enlarge the image or see a slide show

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The Top 10 Tips for Saving Money at Home

Family Hanyman’s best projects, hints and tips for budget-conscious homeowners. Air Leak Testing & Sealing Follow these surprisingly easy tips and techniques for sealing air leaks in your home and save big money on your heating and cooling bills.Check your dryer vent Fill gaps around electrical boxes Seal leaky windows (Option 1) Seal leaky windows (Option 2) Stop under-the-door-leaks Caulk …

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Professional Painting Tips – Learn From A Pro

Veteran painter Butch Zang tells you his secrets for faster, easier and better results. Steps to Paint Like A Pro Step 1: Lay a drop cloth and tape floor edges Step 2: Remove wall obstructions and tape fixtures Step 3: Sand and clean the woodwork Step 4: Prime the woodwork Step 5: Roll the first paint coat on the ceiling …

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