Month: September 2012

Super simple decorating ideas for Fall

You’ll know when Fall has arrived when you see squirrels digging in the yard, notice the cool temperatures and feel that energy in the air. So what better way to enjoy the beginning of the season than by trying some super simple decorating ideas for Fall. For those busy parents who don’t think they have time …

Prevent winter fun from becoming a DUI

(HIB) - Many Americans associate drinking and driving with New Year’s Eve. But throughout the cold-weather months, from holiday season office parties through snowmobiling season in January and February, to St. Patrick’s Day in March, there ...

Should you ‘winterize’ your pet?

(HIB) - The arrival of autumn signals many changes in the household, from switching from salads to soups to pulling sweaters out of storage to changing furnace filters. With pets, however, you may need to think as much about what you don’t change...

Savory fall dishes enhanced with grapes

(HIB) - Beautiful fall vegetables are in season now and make for wonderful dishes that will have your family members saying “yum.”In addition to the traditional fall flavors of produce like squash and cauliflower, California grapes are also...

Easy and affordable ways to spruce up your space

(HIB) - When seasons change, it’s also a good time to change out and update your home decor. Time and budget don’t always allow for a complete overhaul, so here are some easy and affordable ways to rejuvenate your home.Reuse, repaint, reuph...

Upgrade your pest control this fall

(HIB) – Where do bugs enter your home? The short answer: all over. Sometimes they crawl or fly in when windows or doors are open. They also slip in through cracks in walls or foundations, holes in window screens or crevices in the home that let i...

Upgrade your pest control this fall

(HIB) – Where do bugs enter your home? The short answer: all over. Sometimes they crawl or fly in when windows or doors are open. They also slip in through cracks in walls or foundations, holes in window screens or crevices in the home that let i...

Home renovations before the holidays

(HIB) - Fall is a great time to tackle some of those home improvement projects. Now that the summer vacations are over and children are back in school, you’re ready to make your home all comfy and cozy before the deep freeze and holiday guests ar...

Tips and tricks for a bigger-looking bath

(HIB) – Do you wish you had a bigger bathroom? If so, you’re not alone. In fact, in a recent survey conducted by Moen, almost half the respondents wished they could make their bathroom larger. But, a complete bathroom overhaul isn&rsqu...

Winterize your home in a weekend

(HIB) - Preparing for Jack Frost’s arrival can send a shiver down any homeowner’s spine. A long to-do list for getting your home ready can feel overwhelming, leaving you wondering where you’ll find the time and resources. But, with so...

Simple solutions for a ship-shape home

(HIB) - Everyone wants an immaculate home, but not everyone wants to spend their free time scrubbing and straightening. The reality revealed in a recent Good Housekeeping magazine study is that the average homeowner spends roughly 19 hours a week clean...

Five Ways to Save Money on Home Insurance

Home insurance is a necessary expense for any homeowner. Insurance protection against the loss or damage of the home and its contents gives peace of mind and should be on the checklist of anyone purchasing a home. However, there are ways to save money on home insurance. Shop around There are more and more companies offering …