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School Supplies You Actually Need

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Toward the end of July, stores devote whole sections to brightly colored school supplies. From every kind of pencil that you can think of to personal staplers in fun shapes, it can be challenging to sort through to find what you need for school. Here’s a list of school supplies... [read more]

Learn To Make Key Lime Pie

key lime pie
Combining the satisfying creaminess with the bright and tart lime flavor makes the key lime pie a summertime winner. But the ingredients of this version might surprise you. In addition, you won’t need any eggs to get the filling to set. Learn how to make a simple but delicious key... [read more]

Cool Down Your Home With These Tips

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The sun’s out, and the temperature is rising steadily. Summer is here, and that outside heat quickly translates to inside heat. You want your home in Forsyth, IL, to be a sanctuary, which means finding ways to keep it cool and comfortable. But don’t sweat — we’ve got a few... [read more]

Plan A Night Out At Toki Hibachi & Sushi

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Experience the excitement and delicious flavor of a hibachi grill at Toki Hibachi & Sushi in Decatur, IL. Guests often return to Toki for the fresh ingredients and talented hibachi chefs. With a fun atmosphere and large menu, you’ll love every visit there. In addition to the hibachi grill, you... [read more]

Pack Your Pool Bag With These Items

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A day at the pool is a summer must, but maybe not as fun if you go unprepared. Planning and packing are key, whether your pool destination is the neighbor’s or a waterpark adventure. To get the most out of your pool trip, you’ll want to bring along all the... [read more]

Celebrate With These Patriotic Desserts

Cupcakes For Fourth Of July Party
When July rolls around, the temperatures rise, and more and more people go outdoors. This is a popular time for picnics, barbecues, and other family gatherings. Moreover, people love to celebrate on and around the Fourth of July. And there’s no better way to do this than with some delicious... [read more]

How To Play Bocce Ball

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When nicer weather comes to your backyard, it’s time to get outdoors with family and friends. For example, you may have an upcoming barbecue or picnic. Or, maybe you want to take a trip to the park or spend the afternoon in your yard. A family game such as a... [read more]

Find Gifts, Flowers, And More At The Secret Garden

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Finding fresh gorgeous flowers shouldn’t be difficult. A bouquet can always do the trick for holidays, birthdays, special occasions, or beautifying your home. When you visit The Secret Garden in Decatur, Illinois, you’ll find a wide selection of flowers. There are also plants, gifts, and other trinkets for your event... [read more]

Discover Breathtaking Art At The Glass House

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Stained glass can add bright and beautiful color to your home, and whether you want to buy an expert’s artwork or gather supplies for your project, The Glass House has you covered. Art and Gifts If you’re looking for a finely crafted work of art for your home or a meaningful gift... [read more]

Step Up Your Vacation Photos

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We've collected a few great tips on how to capture the moment with Instagram-worthy photos straight from your smartphone. So, before you head to the beach this summer, use this list to brush up on your photo-taking skills. Take a look at a few of our favorites. Balance Your Shot With... [read more]