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Firefly Silicone Lanterns by Evergreen Enterprises

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Firefly Silicone Lanterns Brighten your world with Firefly LED lanterns! Firefly can be used anywhere, from outdoor parties and cookouts, to camping trips, to bike rides, or even as an emergency light source. Each lantern weighs only about 7 ounces. Sneade’s Ace Home Center offers multiple colors for a variety of different uses. Firefly Lantern Video

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Tips to Help Birds Survive the Winter

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Tips to Help Birds Survive the Winter Winters in the Chesapeake region are unpredictable for certain. Heavy wind and rain, sleet and snow, coupled with fluctuating temperatures create challenging outdoor living conditions, especially for non-migratory birds. While birds are very well equipped to survive on their own, studies have shown that birds with access to bird feeders and birdhouses survive at a higher rate. Additionally, ornithologists have suggested that amateur bird-watching and feeding is a beneficial hobby for humans as well. Here are some tips to help birds survive the winter. Ensure Seed is Accessible and Dry If the food in the feeder becomes soggy and wet, it will sprout or even become moldy. This could make birds sick. Choose hopper and tube feeders to protect seed from wet weather. Make sure you sweep snow off of platform feeders. You can even clear a space on the ground and scatter

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The Importance of Fall Lawn Care

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The Importance of Fall Lawn Care The early fall brings beautiful weather. With the cooler days and lower humidity, it is the ideal time to get outside. Why not take advantage and spend some of that time preparing your lawn for next spring? With a little bit of effort, you will ensure your yard will weather through winter only to recover beautifully in the spring. You may think your yard needs less attention in the fall, but during this time of year, grasses are busily storing energy moisture and nutrients in preparation for the colder months ahead. These fall lawn care tips show how easy it can be to maintain your lush green lawn no matter what “Ole Man Winter” throws at it. Keep Mowing Grass continues to grow up until the first hard frost. If you let it get too high, it could mat and become vulnerable to fungi,

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Halloween Decorating Ideas

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11 Halloween Decorating Ideas for the Entire Family We love everything the Fall season brings: the colorful leaves, cooler temperatures, football game tailgating, and most of all Halloween! Every year customers stroll through our store searching for unique, fun, and spooky ways to decorate. This year is no different! We have put together some cute and creepy Halloween decorating ideas for the entire family. 1. DIY Potion Bottles and Jars Raid the recycling bin for old glass bottles, such as wine, ketchup, sparkling water, or jelly jars. Spray paint them black or gray and attach fun homemade or printable labels. 2. Fill Up Your Hearth Sure, it is fun to display pumpkins on your front porch or in your yard. But, consider stacking and piling decorated pumpkins in your unused fireplace and around your hearth. 3. Spooky Silhouettes Find patterns and cut out whimsical silhouettes to hang in your windows

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Oakley Standard Issue Optics and Apparel

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Oakley Sunglasses and Apparel Optics Oakley has been toying with a mix of art and technology for some time. The idea was to create clean, authentic style for those who don’t just walk the path of life, they stomp it and leave footprints. Oakley’s Optics are proof that when authenticity speaks for itself, it speaks with volume.      Gloves The protective Oakley Tactical Gloves are built to withstand the rigors of any rough-and-tumble activity. The lightweight construction of Oakley gloves combined with strategically placed suede and molded panels provide comfort, dexterity a barrier between you and equipment that can cause injury.     Hats The Oakley Stretch Fit Performance Cap features a moisture-wicking headband with a front Velcro morale patch featuring subdued ellipse embroidery. Apparel Constructed from soft cotton in a time-tested silhouette, Oakley Apparel delivers relaxed comfort on warmer days. A comfortable fit provides natural range of motion, and

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Canning, The Basics

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Canning Basics Canning allows you to enjoy the delicious benefits of the summer bounty all year long. Transform gorgeous tomatoes and crisp cucumbers into sauces and pickles. Create sweet jams and jellies from your favorite fruits. Canning is a simple process, although time-consuming. It is an operation that is a bit labor-intensive but is worth every minute. You have the opportunity to make appetizing, hearty, and healthy foods. So, gather your friends and family for a fun day preparing and canning scrumptious fresh fruits and veggies. Just like any skill, the more you practice, the better you get. Here are the canning basics to get you started. List of Supplies Canning Jars and Seals – Mason-style jars with sealed lids and rings are offered in a variety of sizes. Plus you have a choice between regular or wide-mouth. Wide-Mouth Funnel – For easy mess-free filling of jars with sauces or jams.

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Hero Clean at Sneade’s Ace

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Hero Clean at Sneade’s Ace Which cleaning brand donates 7% to Vets? Hero Clean! Which cleaning brand has specifically engineered products for Men? Hero Clean! Which cleaning brand has simplified their product line? Hero Clean! Almost half of our grocery shoppers are men. Now there is finally a cleaning product line specifically out there to handle the messes men make. Ever heard of Sweaty Boy Syndrome? Well no more. Hero Clean squashes odor molecules and then encapsulates them. Leaving today’s work and active gear odor free. Why Hero Clean? DISH + HAND SOAP Our most flexible product. Great on dishes. Superior on abused hands. Makes great soapy water for all your other cleaning needs. World Class Grease Cutter No-Scrub Technology for dried on food Dermatology tested Bleach and Phosphate Free ALL-PURPOSE CLEANER Psst, we’re going to let you in on a dirty little secret: You don’t need a separate cleaner

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Age Appropriate Chores for Your Kids

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Age Appropriate Chores for Your Kids Do your little ones balk when you ask them to chip in around the house? Do you find that you are spending your valuable time repeating the same household tasks with little or no help? What are the reasons your kids never seem to pitch in? Do they take too long? Do they not perform the task “the right way?” Do you think it is easier if you just handle it yourself? Well, believe it or not, you may be putting your children at a disadvantage. You can have kids as young as two years old help around the house. Chores help your youngsters learn responsibility and the value of teamwork. You are giving them the skills necessary so they can care for themselves and their future families. Here is an excellent approach to enlist everyone’s help along with a chart of age appropriate

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Painting Project Tips

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Painting Project Tips Starting a do-it-yourself painting project may seem overwhelming. You must make sure you have the right products for the project. Picking the right product can be confusing. In addition, different mediums require different applications. The key to it all is to keep it simple. Even if you are attempting a large project or a complicated faux finish, focus on one step at a time. Here are some painting project tips that can help you stay organized. Prep the Surface Carefully inspect the walls, trim, and ceiling for any cracks, holes, or peeling paint. Wipe down walls, remove cobwebs in the corners, and dust the trim. If you are tackling the exterior of your home, you should pressure wash the entire surface. Fill in any holes and scrape and sand away peeling paint. Apply painter’s tape around trim or where the wall and ceiling meet. Make sure to

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Accent Planks by Inteplast

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Inteplast Accent Planks Want the look of real wood with out the hassle of a big set up, and costly maintenance? Sneade’s is happy to introduce, Inteplast Accent Planks. Your best option to achieve that real wood look. Easy to install and removable, Accent Planks are not permanently attached so, if you like, mix things up. No wall prep needed, and no wall damage when installed.  A great DYI project and if you are install off center or misaligned you can easily remove, adjust and replace your accent plank. Accent planks are ideal for high humidity areas such as basements, bathrooms, and kitchens. The possibilities are endless. Wall art, full wall covering, bed headboard, clad for your kitchen island or counter backslash. Let your imagination inspire you, show your unique style with Accent Planks. Product Highlights Easy to do and does not require hammers or nails More moisture resistant than

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