In This Issue:
Are Your Windows & Doors Ready for Spring?
Healthy Eating for Life!
Take Spring Cleaning Outside!
Recipe: Smoky Peanut Butter Chili
Read on and don't forget to share with your
friends and family.
One of the best things about spring is
being able to open the windows and doors and enjoy the warm
air. Spring is the perfect time to take a close look to make
sure they are in good condition, both functionally and
aesthetically. Follow these steps to get your windows and
doors ready for spring and let the sunshine in!
for Gaps - Look around the
frames of windows and doors for any separation, which can let
in bugs, dirt and pollen. Many times gaps can be filled with
a sealant for an easy fix. Next, inspect the insulation or
weather stripping surrounding the doors and windows. If any
material is missing, call a window professional to check it
out and fix it before it gets worse.
and Repair Screens - It can be hard to
see, but window and door screens get dirty too. Set aside a
morning or afternoon to remove the screens from your windows
and give them a good cleaning. First, use a vacuum attachment
to remove dirt and debris, then use soap and water to clean
the screen and the frame. Holes or rips in screens should
also be repaired, this is best done by a professional.
Your Window Coverings - Whether you
have blinds, curtains or another type of window covering,
spring is the time to clean them thoroughly and ensure that
they are in good shape. A quality window covering can help
keep warm air out of the house and lower air conditioning
bills once summer rolls around.
Your Windows and Doors - Last, but
not least, it’s time to wash your windows and doors. Clean
the inside and outside of windows using a cleaning spray and
wipe with a newspaper to reduce streaking. Don’t forget to
clean the windowsills and frames. For doors, use a dish soap
and water mixture to remove dirt and dry with a paper
Once you’ve completed the routine
maintenance on your windows and doors, take a look from the
outside of the house. You may find that you want to touch up
the paint surrounding your windows and doors or upgrade your
door handles and locks to a different style to make your
house look picture-perfect.
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Diet fads may come and go, but
there are certain tenants of healthy eating that never
change. Making drastic changes to your diet can be difficult,
so taking small steps in your quest to eat better can be more
achievable. Incorporate these habits into your everyday life
to help you and your family make healthy food choices.
1. Eat a variety of foods. Different foods provide different nutrients, so
it’s important to eat a variety for a well-balanced diet.
Your daily diet should include fruits, vegetables, grains,
proteins and dairy products, in accordance with the U.S.
Department of Agriculture MyPlate program. Challenge yourself
to find a way to eat one more vegetable or fruit a day!
2. Drink water.
Staying hydrated is a key part of a healthy lifestyle. Your
body uses water to aid in digestion, circulation, brain
function and much more. Water can also help to suppress your
appetite. Instead of going straight for that bag of chips,
drink a glass of water first and then see if you are still
3. Eat snacks and sweets, but in moderation. Rather than eliminating certain foods from your
diet, take a more modest approach. You can enjoy chips, cake,
ice cream and candy, just don’t go overboard. Use small bowls
to control your portions or state your goals out loud (for
example, “I’m only going to have one bowl of ice cream this
week.”) so your friends and family can help to hold you
swaps. When cooking, there are many small tweaks
you can make that result in healthier meals. Look for lower
sodium options in soups and canned goods, try whole grain
pasta and choose ground chicken or turkey instead of beef. In
many instances, your family might not even realize that a
swap has been made.
5. Try a new food. Make it your mission to make one new
healthy meal each week. Trying new foods is exciting and
gives you a chance to expand your go-to recipe collection. Once
you find a food that gets a thumbs-up from your family, share
it with a friend and ask for their favorite healthy recipe in
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Spring cleaning is a common
activity as winter ends and warm weather returns. While many
people take time to do a deep clean indoors, there is no
shortage of outdoor spring-cleaning activities. Time spent
outdoors will be even more enjoyable once you spruce up your
home’s exterior and yard areas.
From afar, your house may look
great, but when you get up close and personal, you may notice
some issues that need to be addressed. Inspect concrete and
bricks for cracks and examine siding and trim for signs of
rotting. It’s always a smart idea to be proactive in your
caring for your roof to schedule a roofing professional to
look at your roof and make note of any shingle damage, gaps
or concerns that might be of concern and needs to be repaired.
Take your landscaping one step
further than simply planting flowers and laying mulch. Prune
trees and shrubs so that they don’t encroach upon your house.
To prevent drainage issues, clear debris from downspouts and
yard drains and make sure that your yard is graded to slope
away from your house. If you have an irrigation or sprinkler
system, do a walk-through to ensure there are no leaks and
that sprinkler heads are spraying in the right direction.
In the spring, take some time
to conduct any necessary maintenance on your lawn equipment—lawnmower,
edger, blower, etc.—to make sure it is ready to go before the
grass starts growing at rapid-fire pace. Replace any old gas,
charge batteries, sharpen tools and stock up on frequently
used items like trimmer line and lawn garbage bags.
Is there anything more
satisfying than seeing the progress of a power washer as it
happens? It’s easy to become accustomed to the dirt that
slowly builds up over time. Spring is a great time to say
goodbye to all of the grime. Consider power washing your
siding, walkways, fences, patio furniture and playground
structures for an extra-clean outdoor space.
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Recipe Courtesy of: Taste
tablespoon peanut oil or canola oil
pounds lean ground beef (90% lean)
large green pepper, chopped
large red onion, chopped
large carrot, peeled and chopped
garlic cloves, minced
(15 ounces each) tomato sauce
(14-1/2 ounces each) diced tomatoes with basil, oregano and
(4 ounces each) chopped green chiles
cup creamy peanut butter
1 to 2
tablespoons ground ancho chili pepper
teaspoon kosher salt
teaspoon smoked paprika
Shredded smoked cheddar cheese and chopped peanuts
In a large skillet, heat oil over
medium-high heat; add beef and cook in batches 7-10 minutes,
or until no longer pinking, breaking into crumbles. Remove
with a slotted spoon; drain. Add green pepper, onion and
carrot; cook and stir until slightly browned, about 2
minutes. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Transfer meat,
vegetables and drippings to a 5- or 6-qt. slow cooker.
Stir in the next 7 ingredients until
combined. Cook, covered, on low until vegetables are tender,
about 4 hours. If desired, sprinkle servings with shredded
cheese and peanuts.
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