Summer is officially here!

June bugs buzzing, warm summer nights and color paints the evening skies.

If you are staying in-town over July Fourth holiday,

check out this list of Minneapolis' Metro Area Best Fireworks displays,

City of Minneapolis - Guide to Fireworks

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We've all said it, "There's no place like home"...'Home is where you hang your hat"...and so forth. Whether you have just downsized, upscaled or are a college student moving into your first apartment or dorm room, it's time to make it your space!

After successfully closing on your new home (perhaps selling your previous one in the process) you may feel completely spent--literally! Nonetheless, it is important that you make your new place homey...after all, you've certainly earned it. To leave unpacked boxes or delay decorating it is like baking a cake from scratch but not frosting it.

Note this article entitled, 60 Free Home DIYs to Try

Welcome Home and Have Fun!

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An ounce of prevention

is worth a pound of cure."

Although we cannot 'prevent' an electrical storm, we CAN prevent the fallout of one from hampering our ability to function.

As Mother Nature's hot and cold air clash above, storms can pop up seemingly without warning. Whether you are on a road trip or simply hanging out around the house, know that you've made the necessary preparations should an electrical storm interrupt your day!

Having a Storm Safety Kit is essential in the event of a power outage.

  • Food and drinking water
  • Pillows, blankets and clothing
  • Basic first aid supplies, prescriptions and toiletries
  • Flashlights, batteries, and battery-operated clock, radio and phone
  • Cash and credit card information
  • Baby and…

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We live in a digital age, there's no denying it. A few years back we had flip phones, but today it's smart phones in our pockets, mini computers really. They provide us with access to global information, directions around the world and immediate connections across earth, all with a few swipes of the finger.

Currently, one of the hottest trends is smart home technology, a direct correlation with the "Internet Of Things". Today, not only can we talk and text on our smart phones, but we can control aspects of our home, such as the temperature, lighting, locking/unlocking doors remotely and smart appliances in our kitchen and laundry rooms. While there's incredible technology already available, there's so much to come!

Take a peek at upcoming trends…

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