The 10 Essentials For Any Hiking Trip

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No matter what kind of hiking you are doing, whether it's single or multi-day trips, it’s always important to have hiking essentials to ensure you have a smooth trip. Thankfully, REI made a great list of the ten essentials to bring on your next hiking trip. Navigation When traveling in the backcountry,... [read more]

Spend The Day At The Marion County Water Park

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If you're looking for a space in nature that has everything from camping to meeting spaces, take a closer look at the Marion County Water Park just northwest of Columbia! Day Trip Activities If you're just heading up to the Marion County Water Park for the day, you'll have plenty of space... [read more]

Essentials For Any Beginner Golfer

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Looking to pick up the game of golf? Sure, you've probably swung a few clubs, fallen for the lavish attire, and studied up on the basic etiquette of the game, but if you're really looking to play like Tiger, you're going to need a few tips. Before you head outdoors... [read more]

Required Routine Maintenance For Any Make And Model

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Keeping up with all of the routine maintenance for your car can feel unending, and it's easy to forget what you need to do. This list makes it easy to stay on top of regular car maintenance — no matter what make or model you drive. Tires and Wheels Even if every... [read more]

Ultimate Fun With These Backyard Games

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If you are looking to spice up your outdoor fun, look no further than these top backyard games. From the traditional cornhole to KanJam and even QB54, family fun will be next level with these purchases. Let's check out what you'll be playing all summer long! Cornhole Cornhole has been a crowd... [read more]

Grab A Meal At Uptown Soul Food Diner

Here in Columbia, Mississippi, we know a good restaurant when we see one, and Uptown Soul Food Diner has our attention. If you enjoy comfort food, accompanied by a hometown ambiance and soul music, you are in for quite the treat. This southern eatery will remind you of your mom's... [read more]

Keep Track Of Precious Photos With These Organization Tips

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It's easier than ever to take photos of things, but that can lead to quite the build-up of pictures! Use these tips to organize your most precious memories! Digital Photo Organization Tips If your phone is full of pictures of your kids, pets, and special memories, it can be intimidating to sort... [read more]

Car Care Tips For Your New Ride

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Cars are a little bit like houses - there's almost always something that needs to be done. Keeping your car in great shape takes commitment and a bit of elbow grease, but this guide makes it easy! Oil Changes The old rule of thumb used to be that you need to change... [read more]

How To Grill Your Produce Perfectly

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The summer season is also fresh produce season! Get excited for foods filled with delicious flavors that are typically much milder throughout the year. That fresh produce includes vegetables, which are in season for the next few months. The oven and stovetop are great ways to cook vegetables, but it's... [read more]

Make Mother’s Day Special With These Crafts

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May is all about celebrating the special lady in your life! Whether that is your grandmother, mother, wife, or just a woman you are close to, the best way to say "I love you" is with a handmade craft. Dad, deciding on presents usually falls on your to-do list, so... [read more]