Google Home Hub

Are you ready to take your next step to automate your home? If you already have products like Nest, the Google Home Hub should be a good option for you. With a 7 inch screen, microphones and Google Assistant included, this device can help you control most (if not all) of the smart devices in your home. Want to turn off a smart light? Check. Want to turn down the temperature? Check. Concerned about security and want to view your cameras? Check. Not only will it help you control your devices there are many other things it can do. Working …

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Clean Up Time

2019 is here, and it is time to clean up after the holidays. If you still have decorations that need storing, clutter that needs sorting and things that need straightening now is the time to do it. Last month the suggestion was made to get plastic totes for the decorations and label them. If you did that then putting up your decorations should be easier. If you did not now would be a good time to buy some. Before putting your items in the storage area you should access the place to see if it needs cleaning or straightening. If …

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Museums to Visit

We have seen a lot of rain and dreary weather over the last month. If that trend continues through January it will be a great time to explore the indoors. Although staying at home may be welcome after the holidays, cabin fever can take over even the most relaxed family. So this month would be a great time to plan one or more trips to museums. If you rarely like museums you should really keep reading though as there are a variety of attractions you may not have thought about. We will focus on the Birmingham area for this month, …

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Super Food for the Game

Food is always a big part of the game. This month we are giving you a few tasty ideas that should help you win with your friends whether you are feeding many, or a few. Shrimp & Spicy Guacamole Time: 15 minutes Effort: Easy Serves: 2 – 4 Ingredients 12-14 large shrimp, pre-cooked & peeled with the tail left on 3 tbsp. fresh lemon juice 1 tbsp. fresh lime juice 1 large, ripe avocado 1 medium hot red pepper, minced 1 tbsp. homemade mayonnaise or a good quality store bought kind Salt & freshly ground pepper to taste 1 tbsp. …

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Paying Off Credit Card Debt

  Now that December is over many credit card statements will arrive with higher balances owed due to increased spending. So if you find yourself with a higher than normal balance on your credit cards there are several ways to reduce the debt. One way is to pay them off completely, and if you have the excess cash to do that it is a great idea. If you do not have the cash to pay them all off, but can pay the balance off of one (or more) of them, then deciding where to apply the funds to provide the …

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