Shape Up for Summer

Did you completely abandon that New Year’s resolution to get in shape? Are you freaking out because it’s now bathing suit season? Well, you’re certainly not alone or without options. We’ve pulled together a list of some local fitness centers that offer a wide range of services that address all your exercise and nutritional needs […]

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Carnival Close to Home: Mardi Gras on the Northshore

Here we go, y’all! We’re heading into the last weekend of carnival season. It’s the grand finale, complete with the biggest parades and Mardi Gras day itself just around the corner. If you want to be a part of the celebrations, but don’t want to drive all the way into New Orleans and fight the […]

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Composting for the Garden: Easy as 1-2-3

Composting: collecting organic waste, storing it and allowing it to decompose, then recycling it as soil fertilizer. It’s a dirty job. So, why would anyone actually do this? Several reasons, actually… It’s free fertilizer Takes the place of unnatural chemicals Yields healthier soil that retains moisture better, requiring less water Reduces the amount of waste in […]

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The Micro-Camper Trend: Downsizing the Recreational Vehicle

If you love the idea of hitting the open road this spring break or summer in an RV, but the massive size of those behemoths is too overwhelming, you’re in luck. Whether you’re turned off by the gas mileage or intimidated by the thought of maneuvering such an enormous machine through traffic and into campsites, […]

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Playful Landscaping Ideas

Until recently, your only real options for creating a functional backyard space were basically limited to a pool, playground equipment, or an outdoor kitchen. Now, thanks to a new landscaping trend, there are all sorts of creative ideas for aesthetically pleasing, all-ages backyard play. Miniature Golf. A backyard putting green may be nothing new, but […]

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Is it Time to Refinance Your Home?

For most of us, our home is the most valuable asset in our portfolio, so mortgage decisions shouldn’t be made lightly. Refinancing is essentially paying off your existing mortgage by creating a new one. Why might you want to do that? According to The Federal Reserve Board… It’s a good idea if you wish to: […]

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