Author Archives: James and Alicia

Tips To Make Your Barbeque Healthier (Without Sacrificing Taste)

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Fall is just around the corner, bringing with it picnics, barbeques and time spent cooking on the grill. If you’re a self-proclaimed gill-master, chances are you already started digging out your favorite grill tools and “Kiss the Cook” apron in preparation. While it might not be possible for you to grill a more succulent steak or a more perfect, juicy burger, ... Read More »

The 10 Biggest Landscaping Don’ts

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There’s something to be said about a well-maintained lawn and an alluring garden. For starters, the property instantly communicates that there has been considerable TLC put into the establishment. By showing a little initiative and being willing to invest enough time, you can improve the aesthetics of any property. Even if you don’t have the proper tools at your disposal, ... Read More »

Easy Ways to Display Your Collectibles

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Hey there! Ali here with a great article of some of my favorite ways to display your collectibles. After going through my house and looking at all of the “collections” I’ve started, I have to say that I may have a bit of a problem. Over the years, my husband and I have managed to collect anything and everything from ... Read More »

Easy Black Bean Recipe on Live Half Full

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Hi friends! Today I posted on Katie’s lovely blog Live Half Full. Katie lives in the Chicagoland area and has quite an interesting past (she was a member of Team USA’s synchronized figure skating<–How cool is that!). Katie was sweet enough to let me post on her blog one of my favorite, easy dishes that I make whenever I don’t ... Read More »

Potluck Desserts, Best Frosting Ever, and My Sweet Mission

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To kick off our new healthy living and recipes section on Homey Improvements, Alicia will be guest posting on a series of blogs with her favorite recipes. But don’t worry, you won’t miss a thing because she will be sharing a link to all those recipes right here! As well as introducing you to some awesome foodie and home bloggers. First ... Read More »

Roasted Red Pepper Quiche with Goat Cheese

recipes with basil and red peppers

Raise Your Glass to the First of Many Healthy Recipes! Today I’d like to introduce a new section of this blog — the recipe section! I (Alicia) don’t just want to give you the means to make improvements to your home, but I’d like to share how you can live a fun and healthy life inside that home. I love ... Read More »

Dare You D.I.Y?

DIY generation

DIY projects aren’t for everyone. Some people prefer to just buy their home decor and get it done with it. So how do you know whether you should DIY a home improvement project or just let the professionals do it? Check out the below infographic for some fun stats about the DIY generation and whether you should that project yourself. Infographic ... Read More »

How to Get Rid of Bed Bugs

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Bed bugs can be a real pain. They are described as a pest like no other, and can show up in homes, hotels, retail stores, and movie theaters. Today, bed bugs can spread easily from place to place; due to the increased amount of traveling that is conducted. They can be unknowingly transported from your hotel room to your house ... Read More »

Decorate Your Bathroom On A Budget

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Have you been noticing recently just how dull your bathroom looks? Maybe it’s that grime in between your tiles, or the paint that’s peeling off the walls? Whatever it may be, you no longer have to procrastinate in redecorating your bathroom because of the daunting financial process you expect it to be. Instead we have some tips for you to ... Read More »

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