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    Allergic to your home?

    By Marti Schuman Living in South Mississippi can feel like a never-ending allergy season for those easily affected by elements like pollen and those suffering from inflamed sinuses. We can’t control Mother Nature and the air quality outdoors, but we can focus on our indoor living conditions to help create cleaner air and reduce allergy […]

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    Spring slowdown

    Our bodies speak to us all the time. They can withstand a great deal of pain, heal themselves and even produce millions of new cells each day. When you’re getting stressed out, your body can detect it — and that applies to about 80 percent of Americans who live with some level of stress. Sound […]

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    Flights of fancy

    Jessie Partridge owns Maidenhair Floral and Event Design. Photography by Ashley Upchurch. By Julian Rankin Jessie Partridge, owner of Maidenhair Floral and Event Design in Ocean Springs, has a job to do: engineer a floral plan that would wow the likes of Walter Anderson. She’ll be doing it for the Walter Anderson Museum of Art’s […]

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    Top 10 mom-approved cleaning products

    Whether it’s the floors, kitchen counters, bathrooms or the dreaded playroom, it seems like something always needs cleaned — again. Here are the top 10 mom-recommended products that will supercharge your spring cleaning. 1. THIEVES HOUSEHOLD CLEANER BY YOUNG LIVING This was voted best cleaner by local moms on our Gulf Coast Moms Blog page. […]

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    Organize and love your laundry room

    Doing laundry is rarely atop anyone’s list of uplifting activities — but we all love an empty laundry basket! With a little attention, your laundry area can feel more cheerful and function more easily. LOVE YOUR SUPPLIES First, gather all your laundry products out of the cupboards and drawers and sort them into categories: detergents, stain […]

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    The $200 bathroom makeover

    When I accepted the challenge of a $200 bathroom makeover, I knew my executive assistant Julie Lawler’s bathroom was the perfect candidate. I asked her to send me pictures of bathrooms she liked (most came from Pinterest), which I studied — circling things I probably could find or even make myself. I shopped at many […]

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    Survivor story

    Photo by Beyond Photography When a lump appeared in her left breast, Rhodesia Assad didn’t think much of it. Too much caffeine could be the culprit, her mother suggested, and vitamin E might help. The Gulfport native, who now lives in Florida and works for the U.S. Postal Service, was due for an annual mammogram […]

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