Guest Post - Prepping for Patio Weather

Alexa, set the outside temperature to 75 degrees, add a pleasant breeze, bring out the sun and crack a cold beverage for me.

Didn’t work for you either, did it? Oh well—the warmer weather most of us love is back on its way anyway! And for gadget hounds, that might mean finding new enhancements for your patio setup. From a rockin’ new Bluetooth speaker to outdoor lighting to a brand-new way to bird watch, what’s truly innovative this spring and summer in the Internet of Things? Grab your flip-flops and your grilling spatula and let’s go see.

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Guest Post - 3 Things First-Time Parents Should Know About Moving into Their First Home

Buying a house is a huge milestone in any person’s life–having a baby, an even bigger. What about doing both of those things at the same time? Whether you’re a first-time parent with a newborn or you’re expecting the arrival of your baby soon, there is a lot to consider when moving into your first home with your new family. Here are three important things you should know.

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Guest Post - Best Moving Tips: Prepare Your Family For Your First Move

Planning your first move with the family requires a lot of planning and coordination. From packing up all of your belongings to hiring professional movers, it can be much easier to get lost in the entire process.

Since preparing for this transition can be more challenging to your family, here are some of the best moving tips to help you handle the relocation as smooth as possible.

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Guest Post - 5 Things to Know Before Adding an Addition to Your Home

Adding an addition is one of the most obvious ways to ramp up the square footage of your home, which means boosted market value and more space for you and your family to enjoy. But adding a whole new section of livable space is no easy feat. It requires the careful planning of skilled professionals, plenty of patience, and, let’s not forget, a sizeable financial investment. According to HomeAdvisor, the average cost of adding an addition is around $43,000, but it’s not unusual for costs to soar to over $120,000. Make sure you’re aware of all the ins and outs of building an addition before you start bringing your big ideas to life. Here are a few things you should know.

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