In This Issue:
August Home Care & Maintenance - Chimney
Inspection & Cleaning
Survival Guide for Back-to-School Shopping
How Healthy is Your Bathroom?
Recipe: Simple Stromboli
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Have you been thinking about
curling up in front of a nice warm fire lately? More than
likely not, especially as summer temperatures reach their
peak and the pool is more inviting. In fact, you probably
haven’t thought about your fireplace in months – but it’s
time you should.
As the steamy days of summer
come to a close with the promise of chilly weather around the
corner, this month is the ideal timeframe for a chimney
inspection and cleaning. Not only will you get a major home
maintenance task out of the way to have your home safe and
ready for comfort on the first cold day, but you’ll beat the
rush of other homeowners that suddenly realize this need come
Depending on how often you use
your fireplace or heating system, your chimney should be
inspected and cleaned at least once a year. If you’ve
recently moved into a new home and haven’t needed the chimney
yet, it is always a good idea to have it inspected before
your first use.
Of course, the easiest option
is to schedule a cleaning and inspection through a
professional service for the fastest and most thorough
results. Do your research online or ask neighbors which
service they recommend, and always be sure to check reviews
to make sure your home will be protected from damage.
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It seems like summer break
only just arrived, but now that August is here it’s time to
start planning for another year of school! The stores have
stocked their shelves with back-to-school supplies and supply
lists for all ages will be out soon. Now that the stores are
stocked – have you thought about your back to school shopping
Getting ready for the school
year can often times be overwhelming, especially if you have
several children. The flurry of summer activities doesn’t
slow down until the first day of school begins, and you may
still be busy organizing child care and pool parties while
holding down a job yourself.
As with any daunting task, the
best way to get started is to prepare beforehand by making a
list. You can start with one large list of everything your
child will need for the year. Don’t forget – back to school
shopping includes more than just school supplies. Your
children may need new clothes for the year, a haircut for
first day photos and a grocery store trip for lunchtime
snacks. With this in mind, it may be helpful to create
smaller lists based on what types of item and what type of
store you need to go to in order to get these purchased. With
your lists in hand, you’ll be able to get in and out of
stores quickly without forgetting items or overspending.
Next, plan your course of
action. You can get your children involved and make a big day
of it, getting all of your shopping done in one go, or choose
to visit one store every few weeks leading up to the first
day of school to make it feel less stressful. As August comes
to a close, stores will become busier, so plan accordingly if
you prefer to avoid crowds.
Lastly, once you have your
back-to-school shopping completed, make sure to sort, label
and have everything ready and packed for the big day!
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How often do you clean the
bathrooms in your home? We aren’t talking about the “once a
week wipe down,” we’re talking REALLY clean them. Are
you disinfecting the doorknobs? Dusting the light fixtures?
The reason we ask is because having a clean bathroom is a key
component to living a healthy life and feeling good. It’s
truly the one space in your home that you can be completely
alone, and the spot where you store all of your essential
wellness tools including your toothbrush, makeup and
Set aside some time this month
to really look at the “cleanliness” factor of your bathrooms.
Here are some tips that will help you keep your bathrooms
clean and healthy:
Your Cleaners Wisely
Some people choose their
household cleaners based on scent, while others may choose a
product out of familiarity and brand loyalty. However, the
most important part of a cleaner isn’t in the name or
lavender scent – it’s in the ingredients. The healthiest
bathroom is cleaned with products that have clean ingredients:
compounds that will get the job done and disinfect, without
harming your body’s chemistry or your pets. Check out this
list of options if you’re feeling overwhelmed by choices.
Method To The Madness
Even the smallest bathrooms
can seem large when you’re deep cleaning. Plan ahead and
choose your method to make tackling the space easier. It’s
wise to make a checklist to follow and cross items off, or
start in one corner of the bathroom and slowly move your way
to the doorway. By sticking to a method and following it each
and every time, it will help to ensure that you won’t
miss any areas every time you clean.
Skip The Details
You may scrub the toilet bowl
each time you clean your bathroom, but what about the flusher
handle where germs can gather? Or the shower curtain liner
where mold loves to grow? The countertop cup that holds your
toothbrush? Your bathroom may LOOK clean, but skipping these
details means it may not actually be healthy for you and your
friend or family member to
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Recipe Courtesy of: All Recipes
pound bulk pork sausage (optional)
pound) loaf frozen bread dough, thawed
slices hard salami
slices thinly sliced ham
slices American cheese
cup shredded mozzarella cheese
and ground black pepper to taste
egg white, lightly beaten
1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat;
cook and stir sausage until crumbly, evenly browned, and no
longer pink, about 10 minutes. Drain and discard any excess
3. Pat out bread dough on an ungreased baking
sheet, to 3/4-inch thickness. Lay salami, ham, and American
cheese slices in center of dough. Sprinkle with mozzarella
cheese, salt, pepper, and cooked sausage. Wrap dough to cover
ingredients, pinching and sealing edges to prevent leakage;
brush top with egg white.
4. Bake in preheated oven until dough is baked
and lightly browned, 17 to 20 minutes.
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