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13 Animals Kicking It in Kiddie Pools for Memorial Day

Hooo boy, it is so close to being summer, we can practically hear the incessant song of the ice cream truck already. Frankly we don't want to wait until Monday to kick off the season. We can't. We've lost all control. Here are some pics of animals in kiddie pools to prove it.

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10 BBQ Fails to Avoid on Memorial Day

Got any Memorial Day plans? Maybe you’re heading to a parade and dressing up in those American flag shorts (guilty). Or perhaps heading to the public pool to kick off swimming season is more your style. Whatever you do, there’s one Memorial Day staple that all Americans must experience on Monday— the BBQ.

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Easy Memorial Weekend Picnic Side Dish: Taste of Home’s Smokey Beans

Your choice of meat to grill isn't usually a problem.  We all have our favorite meats, flavors and sauces.  But, what do you serve with it?  Potato salad, maybe.  Chips, for sure!  Corn on the cob?  Yup!  But, don't forget the beans which are a summertime staple (and loaded with protein)!  Here is a tasty recipe from Taste of Home to round out your picnic fare this weekend.  It makes a BIG batch, so you may need to do some math and cut the recipe in half.

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How to Decorate a Cemetery Plot for Memorial Day

My father died when I was seven, my mom passed in 2000 and at the time I told her I would continue her tradition of fresh flowers in the cemetery basket for her and dad.  As I put that into prospective, she drove past the cemetery every day to work and it was easy for her to stop and water the plants in the cemetery basket.  I rarely pass by the cemetery now that I am not living in the area and that makes a basket of live flowers nearly impossible.  I'm sure my parents understands, but that lead me to research what to use instead of a cemetery basket.

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Homemade Mosquito Trap Could Help Keep Your Family Comfortable this Memorial Weekend

I've never liked the smell of mosquito repellent like Off or Skin-So-Soft.  I never thought the Citronella candles worked very good and short of fumigating with a canister of insecticide fog like they use to do at the drive-in movie theaters, what's left to try?  DIY Mosquito Trap! 

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Cathy’s New Favorite Camping Drink Uses Glazed Donut Vodka! A Memorial Weekend Must!!! [Recipes]

 

Last year,  friends I camp with introduced me to a peanut butter infused vodka that used Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, YUM!  I'll give you that recipe too, BUT, with a new camping year, comes a new favorite drink.  This time it uses 360 Vodka Glazed Donut flavor.  Perfect to share with friends and family (of age) this coming Memorial Day Weekend!  Here' some recipes to get the party started, be sure to share the "yum factor" with your facebook and twitter friends!

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Video Salutes The Brave Men & Women Of Our Miltary [VIDEO]

B105 salutes the brave men and women serving our military at home and abroad, as well as their families.  This Memorial Day, please remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.

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5 Disastrously Bad Camping Experiences

With Memorial Day Weekend upon us a lot of people may be planning to camp.  Learn from my mistakes.  We all have a bad camping experience, at it seems that I have more than most.  Here's the worst of them.

1. Bears!  Bears!  Bears! - 1993 Whiteface campground around 1992-1993.  I don't exactly remember the year, but holy cow what an experience to remember. 

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KNOW Where To Save Money With Cheap Gas This Memorial Weekend

Planning on travel this Memorial Weekend?  You aren't alone.  According to AAA, 34.8 million Americans will take to the roads for the holiday, but not with out concessions. Some will hold back on spending by not paying for entertainment, many will stay closer to home.  Obviously you're going to spend a lot on gasoline, but you can save a few bucks if you check out this website to find the cheapest gas.

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Patriotic Cupcake Cones Recipe For The Memorial Weekend

Looking for something different to serve this week-end for Memorial Day?  These Taste of Home cupcakes are fun to make and eat (so get the kids involved) and if you buy blue sprinkles, they cover the red, white and blue aspect of the holiday.  ENJOY!

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5 Ways To Avoid Recreational Water Illnesses This Memorial Day Weekend

I have SO many wonderful memories of swimming in area lakes during my childhood.  Chub Lake in Carlton, Sandy Lake in the Mahtowa/Barnum area, Moose Lake and of course, Park Point.  I remember swimmer's itch and stepping on tin cans an

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Eight Heartwarming Videos of Soldiers’ Surprise Homecomings

On Memorial Day, we commemorate all the U.S. soldiers who've died while serving our country. With so many of our servicemen and women currently on dangerous overseas assignments, it's also a time to think about their sacrifice, and the sacrifice of their families back home.

In these videos, families of soldiers get the surprise and relief of a lifetime when their loved ones return home from duty unannounced. You'll really want to grab a box of tissues before watching.

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