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How to Protect Your Home from Wind Damage

Here in Southeast Wisconsin we’re lucky not to be suffering so badly from the effects of Hurricane Sandy, which devastated much of the East Coast yesterday. However, even from hundreds of miles away we are getting a bit of an impact from the storm, in the shape of very strong winds with gusts up to 45 mph!

While it may be a little too late to protect your home from today’s high winds, you can take certain precautions to save your home from major wind damage in the future. Here are some tips to help protect your home from a wind storm: (more…)

Metro Milwaukee’s Trick-or-Treat Guide 2012

You’ve carved pumpkins and braved haunted houses, now this weekend is the Big Show: Halloween Trick-or Treat! Each Metro Milwaukee community has its own set Halloween trick-or-treat hours, most of them taking place either Saturday evening or Sunday afternoon, but some areas are waiting to celebrate on the night of Halloween proper – October 31st.

Read on to see when Trick or Treat is scheduled for your neighborhood!


6 Household Hacks Inspired by MacGyver

This month marks the 27th anniversary of the most influential DIY show ever. Nope we’re not talking about This Old House (which debuted in 1978). We’re referring to MacGyver, the action-adventure series that taught us any sticky situation could be fixed with a few mundane items.

To note this occasion, check out these incredible tips from four DIY experts sharing their favorite MacGyver-inspired household hacks and tips. (more…)

Creepy Plants to add to your Halloween Garden

Don’t forget your garden when decorating your home for Halloween! Click here to see some spooktastic plants to add to your garden sure to scare any Trick or Treater this season.


9 Unexpected Energy (and Money) Savers

Thanks to the recent  drop in temperature, in that past week or so we’ve all begun closing our windows and turning on our furnaces to keep our homes warm. It’s the time of year we may start seeing our energy bills creep up on us. However, you can cut down on your carbon footprint and keep your wallet a little fatter this season by taking advantage of these simple, surprising ways to save energy and money.


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