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I grew up eating 7-layer salad most Sundays in the Spring and Summer. It’s crisp, full of flavor, and stays fresh even when made the day before (just hold off on the dressing). Unfortunately, the version I had as a child had cheese, bacon, and Miracle Whip (eggs) as the base. Not friendly to dietary […]

I’ve painted many rooms before, and there’s that moment of truth when you finally get a good look at the finished paint color, where you might question everything. You spend so much time picking the perfect paint color, and even as you’re painting, you never know how it’s going to look until the paint has […]


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