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    5 Ways To Prepare For A Power Outage

    Power outages can happen at any time and can be quite surprising if you aren’t prepared. So, the best thing you can do is gather a few supplies and prepare yourself for the next outage before it happens.  Consider the size of your family when preparing supplies and make sure to keep an emergency kit in a convenient, easy to reach location. Keep reading for 5 ways to prepare for a power outage.   Prepare A Kit: When you begin to think about preparing for an emergency, the number one item on the list should be to packing an emergency kit. Ideally, you can make a kit that would cover you for…

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    3 Ways To Celebrate The End Of Summer

    It sounds sad to be celebrating the end of Summer right? Well, as much as we don’t want Summer fun to end it happens regardless so we might as well spend the last few weeks creating extra special memories with friends and family. So before the hot temperatures fade and the cool nights set in, check out these 3 ways to celebrate the end of Summer: Host An End Of Summer Bash: What better way to cap off the season than by throwing a big end of Summer party for all of your friends and family. Not only is this a great way to get everyone together before the Fall starts,…

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    How To Make Summer Fruit Last Longer

    It’s sad to say that Summer is slowly but surely coming to a close as we head for the month of September. However, just because we are heading for Fall doesn’t mean you won’t be able to enjoy Summer fruits for a few more months. You can preserve your favourite fruit in a few different ways to enjoy throughout the year, keep reading to find out more: Jam If you want the taste of Summer fruit to last for a few extra months, you may want to consider making jam. You can create your own jam with almost any fruit such as peaches, strawberries, blackberries etc. The best thing about making…

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    Homemade Summer Sangria

    Summer has officially arrived and it is definitely time to celebrate its arrival! What better way to do that, then to whip up a batch of refreshing summer sangria, complete with tangy chopped fruit. This delicious concoction makes for a great Summer staple and can be made in large batches to accommodate a party or a large gathering. Keep reading to find out how to make your own homemade Summer sangria: Ingredients Needed: 1 Bottle Of White Wine  OR Rose (Any kind will do) 1 Cup Of Pineapple Juice 1/2 Cup Of Vodka 1/2 Cup Of Simple Syrup Ice Fruit Needed: Lemon, Lime, Raspberries & Blackberries Instructions: Begin by making a homemade simple syrup.…

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    4 Ways To Be A Great Host

      As we enter the holiday season, this usually means we will be seeing guests, family, and visitors within our home. Whether you’re having a few people over for a quiet dinner or if you have a weekend full of guests staying, it’s important to be the best host possible. We have gathered some of the most important tips when it comes to being a great host, keep reading to find out more. Prepare In Advance The best thing you can do when it comes to hosting is to prepare in advance for any guests that may visit. By preparing your home, laying out a plan for food and drinks…

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    Homemade Baked Parmesan Crisps

    Recipes that can be served as a snack or a side to any dish always end up being a good idea to have on hand. So today, we’re talking about how to make homemade, delicious parmesan crisps. These crunchy chip-like crisps are not only easy to make when you’re in a pinch, they also taste great and are a hit with a crowd of any age! So, if you’re interested in creating your own homemade baked crisps, keep reading to find out how:   Ingredients Needed (Serves 12): 1/2 Of Freshly Grated Parmesan Ground Pepper Pinch Of Salt Wax Or Parchment Paper Add Ons: Garlic Powder, Green Onion, Siracha, Italian Seasoning etc. Instructions:…

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    Homemade Apple Butter

    When September arrives, it usually brings a few great things with it such as seasonal fruit, cooler evenings and beautifully colored trees and leaves! Now, as mentioned seasonal fruit is one of the great things that arrives with September, in particular Apples come into season and in all different varieties. The great news is, you can make a homemade apple butter with those wonderful apples that will last all month-long and is great served to guests or given as a gift. Check out the recipe below to make your own batch of slow cooked apple butter today:   Ingredients Needed: 12 Ounces Of Apple Juice 1 1/2 Cups Of Apple…

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    Homemade Restaurant Style Salsa

    With the summer sun shining outside, it usually calls for more dinners in the backyard and long summer nights curled up on patio chairs. But while your relaxing, you can’t forget snacks for yourself and your guests! One snack that is a crowd favorite and can be found at most local restaurants, is a refreshing salsa served with a side of chips, crudites or even on the side of your favorite taco dish. This homemade salsa is just like the one you would find at your favorite local restaurant and can be creating at home in almost no time! Check out the recipe below to learn how to make your own…

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    Valor Lifestyle Blog May Roundup

    May has been full of great moments like the sun peeking out after a few cold winter months, the spring flowers starting to bloom and most of all some great posts here at Valor Fireplaces Lifestyle Blog. We hope you didn’t miss any posts from this month, but if you did we have highlighted some of the most exciting posts that have been published this month as well as some great information regarding Valor Fireplaces. Check out the gallery below and catch up on what you may have missed! Click on each title for more information or click the picture to check out the original post:

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    3 Ways To Clean Wood Cutting Boards

    We all have a few essential items that we must have in our kitchen and our home.  One of the more popular items that you can find in almost any kitchen is a cutting board and in this case we’re referring to wood cutting boards. Not only are wood cutting boards slated to last longer, they have been shown to collect less bacteria overall when cleaned properly. The trick is, knowing how to clean your boards properly and caring for them to help with long term use. Check out the tips below to learn about 3 ways to clean your wood cutting boards:   Vinegar: This is a great option for cleaning on the…