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From Him Dating in a Nutshell

Community Pieces of Advice

Parenting Go Play!

Most Eligible Bachelor Woman of the Year Angie Giltner, The Power of Her

Fashion Winter Trends

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Romantic Films for Valentine’s Day

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or move on to start the cycle over again. Finding those individuals one wants to meet up and go on a date with can come through several avenues. There’s the “blind date,” where two people meet up with no common connection or information. There’s the “setup,” where mutual friends help break down those barriers, or there’s just good old-fashioned meeting someone on your own, be it at the workplace, a bar, or by sheer coincidence. But, just like everything else in the Digital Age, this important vetting process is being subverted by technology. In my original column on first dates, I alluded to this growing (from my perspective) issue of being ourselves. This concern of how much we are able to truly be ourselves is never more evident than when we are on first dates or making first impressions. We as a species are extremely concerned with

the impressions we give and the way we present ourselves to others, especially in the dating scene. Technology is making this problem worse, as after hours of mindlessly swiping left or right, social media and dating profiles all begin to look the same. When it comes to dating profiles, the anatomy of a woman’s profile seems to generally go like this: post a picture of myself on the beach (or exotic location), post selfies taken in front of the mirror before a night out or special event, state my height and that I love tacos and dogs, then round it out with a witty quote and list any other things I enjoy as hobbies. We cycle through profiles one after another, like bosses reading resumes trying to pick one that stands out or stock brokers fishing for information on the next best company to invest in, and then pray the other person responds favorably. This sanitized and


detached form of dating in the Digital Age removes the most important quality of an individual — their personality — while new apps and better cameras stylize our lives to give off a false sense of adventure. Life is not always excitement, fun and games. Dating, and even more so marriage, can be the place where we try to cope with life’s darkest moments and share life’s brightest ones too. I have repeatedly told my female friends in the past that they do not realize how much power they in fact have in relationships. Men will do anything to impress and help women, especially our significant other. Yet, above all, we merely want to feel wanted when the chips are down and life gets complicated or a problem needs solved. It doesn’t matter in the end which beaches you have visited, or what brand of clothes you wear or if you are a dog or cat lover. The right man will present himself regardless of the things you did in your past in order to make a future with you. So as the New Year has passed (and our resolutions are most likely distant memories), I implore women and men alike to not look merely

at each other’s profile pictures. Instead, look at a person’s soul and the content of their character before you swipe left or right on them. If you prefer spending your nights at home in sweatpants, make that your profile picture. The right person — even if they are a beach lover — will love you all the same. Duke Thompson would love to hear your dating stories or other comments on the piece. He can be reached via email at DukeThompson.HerSide@ gmail.com.

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Publisher Andrew S. Dix Advertising Director Kelly Gearhart Sales Coordinator Amanda Nixon Content Coordinator Emily Rumes Writer & Designer Kate Minnich HerSide is a quarterly women’s magazine which highlights what are considered to be the most progressive and ambitious years of a woman’s life. Between starting a career, getting married, raising a family, growing in her faith, building a home, climbing the corporate ladder, managing finances, understanding her health, and striving toward her many other goals, a woman’s interests broaden in her day-to-day life. 212 E. Liberty St. Wooster, OH 44691 330-264-1125 Toll Free: 800-686-2958 editor@spectrumpubs.com A Division of Dix Communications @Copyright Spectrum Publications 2017

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assorted accounts in one place. Doing so will make filing your return, whether you do it yourself or work with a professional, go more quickly. SPEAK WITH YOUR MORTGAGE LENDER. Homeowners should receive forms documenting their mortgage interest payments for the last year, as the money paid in interest on your home or homes is tax deductible. If these forms are not received in a timely manner, speak with your lender. You might even be able to download them from your lender’s secure website. MAKE A LIST OF YOUR CHARITABLE CONTRIBUTIONS. Charitable contributions, no matter how small, are tax deductible. While it’s easiest to maintain a list of all charitable donations you make as the year goes on, if you have not done that, then you can make one now. Look for receipts of all contributions, contacting any charities you donated to if you misplaced any receipts. BOOK AN APPOINTMENT WITH YOUR TAX PREPARATION SPECIALIST NOW. As April 15 draws closer, tax preparers’ schedules get busier and busier. The earlier you book your appointment, the more likely you are to get a favorable time for that meeting. In addition, if you have gathered all of the information you need by early February, then booking your appointment early means you can file earlier and receive any return you might be eligible for that much quicker. Tax season might not be right around the corner, but it’s never too early to start preparing your return.

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COMMUNITY

Pieces of Advice

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Laura Newberry- Yokley United Way “To solve poverty, it will take everybody working together to help solve it, or at the very least, keep it at bay. So I’m not solo in this work. But how do I get through? I carry energy of abundance and feelings of “enough-ness” inside. Each interaction with someone I meet in the community, no matter where they come from, I connect right then and there. I make sure that I give fully. By giving away joy without expecting anything in return, I hope that each person I meet might take some of that with them. I always remember that you never know what someone is going through, so a smile or a simple gesture of gratitude might be the saving grace that keeps them from going overboard.”

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“Society has made us think that we cannot fail at something, so we do not even attempt it for fear we will be ridiculed. It is sad for me to hear all of the folks that come into my shop convinced that they are incapable of creating a beautiful painting. As they begin to paint, I try to empower them by making the instruction simple, concise and fun!!! The more they paint, I encourage them to make their own creative choices, whether it is paint color, brush stroke or style. This is my favorite part of the class. The shop becomes quiet and I get to enjoy watching everyone make decisions about how they want the painting to look. In two short hours they go from feeling like they will surely fail, to loving how the painting turned out. There is a ton of satisfaction in seeing people of all ages participating in the arts and being successful. I hope that I have instilled a passion in a few newcomers that will last a lifetime.”

“Use every work experience as an opportunity to learn something new. Work hard and be nice to people. And, do what you say you are going to do.”

Anita Greene AAUW Wooster Branch “The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and starting on the first one.” –Mark Twain. Sometimes “the getting started” part is most difficult especially when one feels overwhelmed or “oppressed.” We are not alone in this adventure. Wayne County Public Library is a great place to find addresses, meeting times, events or resources of helpful services and programs to motivate the first step.


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“When choosing a cause to support, pick something you are truly passionate about. There are so many good causes out there to support, but you can’t support all of them. Find something that feels personal to you. The Aruna Project brings and sustains freedom to the sexually enslaved through employment marked by holistic care. Human trafficking is a huge problem in this world. Unfortunately, it can feel distant and faceless. The faceless women and children each have a story, and a name – they are real people – and if others step in to make a difference – they have hope. That hope is what motivates me to not become overwhelmed with the amount of time and effort it takes to support a cause. It’s worth it for the sake of someone else.”

“I strongly believe that what the world needs most is for us to be our strongest, surest version of ourselves, with all our uniqueness flaws and all. While it might be our commonality that brings people together, it is our singularity that sets us apart to meet needs and do great things. Whether in your home, your workplace, or in your relationships, what people need most is for you to simply be - you. This requires both bravery and self reflection, as you have to first be honest with yourself about who you are and what you really want from this life. Then, you have to be brave enough to pursue it. People will always have their opinions and some will run contrary to what you hope or believe. As you step up to be you and pursue your dreams, it’s important to remember that not all opinions have value. Equally as important is identifying the people who are truly in your corner, supporting you and helping you achieve your goals. Come back to those people and those voices time and time again as you gain confidence, step out, and pursue the life you were meant to live.” HerSide | 7


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any people feel the best way to celebrate Valentine’s Day is to enjoy an evening at home with the one they love. A quiet dinner followed by a romantic movie can make for a relaxing, memorable Valentine’s Day. Romantic films pluck at the heartstrings and leave few dry eyes in the house. This genre has produced many unforgettable moments in film. While many people have their go-to romantic films, it can be fun to rethink those preferences and watch something new. The following are just some of the films dubbed “the most romantic movies” by sources such as AMC, TimeOut magazine, Rotten Tomatoes, and Flavorwire. • Beauty and the Beast (1991): This animated classic tells the tale of a prince who is disfigured into a beast to outwardly represent his internal ugliness. Only true love can break the spell, which seems unlikely until the lovely Belle comes into the Beast’s life. Fans of the animated film will have another opportunity to fall in love again with the live-action retelling of the story set for release in March 2017. • Once (2007): A modern-day busker in Dublin has a chance meeting with a Czech immigrant. The two begin to collaborate musically and a romance


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blossoms. The film features musician Glen Hansard and his Irish band “The Frames.” Say Anything (1989): In a tale of first love, Lloyd seeks to capture the heart of Diane, who is an unattainable high school beauty. The movie includes a now-famous pivotal scene when Lloyd holds up a boombox playing Peter Gabriel’s “In Your Eyes.” The Notebook (2004): Based on Nicholas Sparks’ novel of the same name, this modern cult classic is set in 1940s South Carolina. The movie is the tale of a poor man who falls in love with a rich young woman, only to be separated by their social differences. However, true love ultimately prevails in the end. When Harry Met Sally (1989): Close friends Harry and Sally have known each other for years and ponder if engaging in an intimate relationship would ruin the friendship. Gone With the Wind (1939): This sweeping epic is set in the antebellum south during the American Civil War. The story of Scarlett O’Hara’s tangled love affairs has been popular with film fans for nearly 80 years. Sense and Sensibility (1995): This film is a dramatic interpretation of Jane Austen’s novel published in 1811. Sudden financial struggles force the Dashwood sisters to move to a distant cottage. Locals develop romantic feelings for the ladies in this story that is considered an early example of the romantic novels of today. Roman Holiday (1953): A European princess is disillusioned with her life and needs an escape. She takes off for a night in Rome and meets an American reporter, who first thinks he can get the exclusive scoop on the runaway princess. However, romance soon gets in the way of that plan. The Princess Bride (1987): Wesley and Buttercup begin with a tumultuous servant-master relationship. But their love blooms only to have Wesley be called away, leaving Buttercup to believe he has died. The two ultimately reunite in this classic and often hilarious tale of romance. Casablanca (1943): A nightclub owner in Casablanca is reunited with his old flame, only to discover she is traveling with her husband. During World War II, Ilsa wants her rebel husband to escape to America, but her renewed feelings for Rick leave her struggling with what to do.

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s many of you know, I embarked on a writing assignment for our October edition of HerSide, that involved maintaining profiles on two of the leading dating sites. Starting out on this adventure of online dating, I didn’t know what to expect and my hopes of finding love were minimal to say the least. After the first couple months of engaging in conversations and accepting a hand full of dates I must admit I was becoming more and more skeptical. Then I met Jim. Through numerous conversations it quickly became apparent that Jim is the type of man I wanted in my life. Beside the important qualities such as listening and remembering the things I say, Jim is the fairy tale gentlemen in his actions. He opens doors for me and wants to spend time around my family because he knows how important they are to me. To date Jim and I have reached the six month mark, hurdled successfully through the Christmas season, only to tumble into Valentine’s Day. Perhaps this is a bleak outlook, but gift giving can be a very stressful component to any relationship. Too often there is an added pressure because you want to give this amazing person in your life the perfect gift, but have no idea what that item is. My solution, as with so many things, is to find the humor and run with it. I prefer to find items that are quirky, useful and likely to inspire a smile even if only for the oddness of the item. So while Christmas shopping, I came across an alarm clock that simulated the sunrise. I personally have never heard of such a device, but it made me chuckle and think of Jim. He always mentioned how hard it was for him to wake up to an alarm clock in the mornings. This quirky device had the opportunity to provide amusement while also showing that I care and listen when Jim speaks. None of this is to say that I completely expelled all anxiety about giving a gift to Jim nor that I am ready to be hit by Valentine’s Day, I have simply found a way to handle the moments of panic. HerSide | 9


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tools to problem solve. It also guided the formation of my social and intellectual skills and contributed to my physical health. Looking back on my childhood, some of my best memories are times I played, be it by myself, with siblings and friends, or with my parents and other adults. Ask my children and grandchildren, and even my staff, and they will tell you they often hear me talk about how I have “played” throughout my life as I encourage them to go play or to provide more play opportunities. Simply put, I cherish my times of play then and now, and I want my children, grandchildren and the children at my child care center to have those types of experiences. Ask anyone involved in Early Childhood what one of the most, no, the most important component of child development is and you will hear a resounding answer: “Play”. Due to our training and experience, we all know play is essential because it contributes to the overall well-being of children and youth in terms of


our world today, children need to develop technological skills, but I believe it is an adult’s responsibility to help children learn to find an appropriate balance between active and passive play. Adult involvement in child’s play is also beneficial. Not only does it give a parent, teacher or any other adult a chance to observe and learn to see play from a child’s vantage point, it is a perfect passive teaching opportunity for necessary skills children need to develop. What a perfect time to be a role model for not only social and emotional development, but also the cognitive and physical development of a child. These interactions with adults encourage communication and are the perfect opportunity to provide nurturing guidance for a child. The added plus is for adults and children to have fun together! Not only do children benefit from the attention of their parents and/or significant adults in their lives, the adults are given a chance to slow down and relax in this often hurried thing we call life. What a wonderful way to develop positive, trusting and loving relationships. So, the next time you hear or even say “go play”…… do it! My father always told me to never forget to “stop and smell the roses”, thus giving me encouragement to play throughout my life. Providing children with the opportunity to “play to learn”, we give them not only the tools they need in life, but we give them the understanding of the value of play throughout their lifetime. “When we treat children’s play as seriously as it deserves, we are helping them feel the joy that’s to be found in the cognitive, physical, social, and emotional development. creative spirit. It’s the things we play with and the people Check any child care, preschool or youth program in our who help us play that make a great difference in our lives.” area and you will find an emphasis on play as the core Fred Rogers, Mr Rogers’ Neighborhood learning tool of the program. It is a key factor in healthy brain development and the formation of skills needed throughout life such as decision-making, teamwork, conflict resolution and confidence. Play enhanced by academic opportunities truly does have lifelong of Wayne & Holmes Counties implications. New and gently used clothing, accessories, For children, play can be self or adult directed, both toys, books and household items. Inventory of which are important. Giving children the freedom changes hourly. Preferred Shoppers receive to choose their form of play gives them the chance to 10% discount off purchases of $15 or more. develop areas of interest, encourages leadership skills Proceeds benefit Goodwill’s employmentand often promotes an increase in physical activity. Yes, training programs. a child may choose a passive form of entertainment, Like us on Facebook such as videos or computerized games, but these can be 149 W. Milltown Rd., Wooster, Ohio (330) 262-7196 helpful in the development of fine and gross motor skills Mon-Sat, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Sun, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. and they encourage learning to focus on a given task. In www.woostergoodwill.org

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situation, Angie has taken the opportunity to legally represent children further as a Guardian Ad Litem and Licensed Adoption Assessor. Both roles have added a further line of credibility to Angie’s experience and work in social justice. Angie was raised in Wayne County and has been able to make and maintain a network of resources. “I don’t have all the answers, but I can find someone who does,” she said. When Angie is presented with a case, she is quick to provide her charges with every resource they could possibly require. A grandmother recently

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e often hear of women who do so much for their community that they appear to be larger than life. These stories usually seem far removed from our own communities, appearing on shows such as Oprah and Ellen. Less celebrated are the women within our own lives whose actions have become common place. A woman who works tirelessly to better the conditions of those surrounding her even when it means spending less time on herself is the very definition of a Woman of the Year. Angie Giltner is just such a woman. She has dedicated her life to empowering women and being a voice for children when they don’t have their own. From the time she was a child, Angie has nurtured a passion for helping those who are vulnerable and giving them a voice. Cousins and childhood friends would often talk to Angie when they felt their voice was not being heard by their parents. These early conversations and character traits displayed by Angie proved to her father that she should become a social worker. One of Angie’s key mentors, her father, taught her the difference between listening and seeking to learn what someone was telling her even if the words are not all present. He also taught her not to be afraid to fail and make mistakes because in every failure is a lesson and as long as we learn those lessons a failure is not a complete waste of time. Acknowledging her passion for lending an ear, Angie became a licensed social worker and a voice in the court room advocating for children. Talking directly to magistrates, Angie has the opportunity to express the wishes of a child and then provide reasonable means of fulfilling that wish. Angie admits that not every case has a happy ending, but the cases that do end happily fuel her to continue down her path. “Children deserve to be happy and they don’t deserve the situation they are born into,” added Angie. Striving to be the positive light for all children born into a bad

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granted guardianship of an unruly grandchild will require additional aid if both are to flourish. Angie does everything in her power to provide the resources that will help both parties succeed. Roughly three years ago, Angie decided to do more of what she loved and in her case that meant helping a larger group of people than her career as a social worker allowed. Looking around at the community, Angie identified a gap through which many women were falling; there was not an outlet in which to support each other. Without this positive outlet, there was no way for women in the workplace to come together and empower one another. To this end, Angie started her own company, Empower Training and Assessment Co, LLC, where she works with individuals as well as small groups. Completing individual as well as small group sessions, Angie will talk an individual through the process required to overcome self imposed barriers. The main focus of each session is to help others identify their strengths and deny the negative voices surrounding them. Sometimes the sessions lead to a complete change in career, with many coming to the realization that they EASY ROLL SHADES Built to Last Sized to Fit Any Window All Blinds are Custom Sized.

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are worth more than they originally gave themselves credit. This moment is what Angie aims for, to empower every individual. Wanting to further encourage women and start a community conversation, Angie decided to create the Power of Her Expo. Angie spent two and half years traveling across Ohio attending various women’s events and extrapolating what worked from each one. Then she spent some time planning out her own women’s expo. It quickly became apparent to Angie that she did not have the skill set required for putting on the type of expo she wanted. This is where her father’s lessons kicked in once more. Tapping the shoulder of key area women, Angie built a board with members who specialized in areas where she was not as robust as the expo needed. Careful to choose women who would be supportive and uplifting for herself as well as the expo, Angie ended up creating a group of women who all had their own specialized talents. Achieving the main purpose of the expo through education and feelings of fellowship, the first Power of Her caused some to predict the event becoming one of the biggest in Wayne county within the next five years. Experts in areas such as realty and financing led break out sessions on practical life lessons needed to live a successful life. Last year’s sessions included a tutorial on opening a line of credit and advice on buying or leasing a car. Angie’s vision for the expo is for it to become an event women look forward to attending each year. The first year achieved a success rate higher than Angie could have hoped for, with area experts from well known businesses recognizing the potential before it was tested. Now, other area businesses are recognizing the benefits of such an expo and falling in line to support the next one on October 3, 2017. Cultivating a real sense of community and seeing the best person in everyone, Angie finds a way to help everyone around her. Like the sun rising in the morning, in all its silent glory, Angie provides a guiding light and asks for nothing in return. In addition to her dedication to the Empower Training and Assessment Company, LLC and her career as a social worker, Angie is the president and founder of the Wooster chapter for Working Women Connections, she volunteers her time for the local Junior Achievement program and is a member of the Christian Children’s Home of Ohio Community Board. Despite all of this Angie continually looks for new ways to improve our community and empower everyone she meets.


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Tomato-Chili Jam Recipe Ingredients: 1 28-ounce can diced tomatoes 1 jalapeno pepper 2 teaspoons garlic, chopped 2 tablespoons ginger, chopped 2 tablespoons fish sauce 1 cup brown sugar 3⁄4 cup red wine vinegar

Directions: 1. Cut buns in half lengthwise. Layer salami slices on each bun; top with arugula and cheese slices. Spread tomato-chili jam generously on the inside of the top of each bun. 2. Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Place sandwiches in pan and place another large heavy pan on top of them. Cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until bread is golden and cheese melted, turning sandwiches halfway through. Cut in half to serve. Tip: For another taste, try Black Kassel Speck, which is like a smoked prosciutto.

Directions: 1. In a food processor, purée half the tomatoes and their juices with jalapeño, garlic and ginger. Place in a deep pot with fish sauce, sugar and vinegar and boil slowly, stirring constantly. 2. When it reaches a boil, lower heat to simmer and add remaining tomatoes. Simmer gently for 30 to 40 minutes until dark red and jam-like. Pour into a bowl, cool and refrigerate until needed. Find more recipes at www.blackkassel.com.

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he last time we checked in with home renovator, Trisha Swick she had just begun a new project. Tackling a two story house with a walk out basement, Trisha made plans to modernize particular features and make the home family friendly. According to Trisha’s plans the front room of the house was due to receive a face lift. Rather than remaining cut off from the kitchen by a solid wall, a pass through would be cut. “This way a mother can be making her children breakfast and be able to see what they are doing in the next room.” Two framed, octagon windows situated along one wall of the front room were no longer air tight, allowing for a draft to seep into the room. When we first spoke to Trisha, she was not completely set on a course of action for the windows, but knew she had to fix the framing and caulking job. Revisiting the house in December, there was no longer a draft in the room. Trisha has also removed the box window panel, and started to create a pallet wall to give the room further character and dimension.

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(Top) The front room of the house before renovation. (Above) Partially through the project, the front room is being transformed with a pallet wall. (Left) Octagonal windows re-framed.


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vet be your guide in choosing highquality, low-calorie foods and treats. He or she may also recommend supplementation to alleviate stiffness and address other needs. your dog’s veterinarian to discuss a plan for making the dog comfortable KEEP UP THE EXERCISE. Exercise and happy as the animal ages. Your helps slow down the degeneration of vet can make recommendations joints and helps keep dogs healthy. regarding which type of foods the Continue walks, but pare them down dog should eat and how much if your dog can’t keep up. Swimming exercise it needs. is a low-impact exercise that is great MAKE ACCOMMODATIONS BASED for senior dogs. Look for a dog swim vest, which can help the animal ON DISABILITY. A dog may develop arthritis or another degenerative maintain some buoyancy. disease that causes a general slowing down. Dogs may not be able to walk as far or play games as long as they used to. Some dogs also struggle to find a comfortable position when attempting to lie down or sit. Dogs also may have difficulty getting up and down stairs. As a result, aging dogs may need some extra help getting around. Invest in ramps and ergonomic pet beds and bowls to help ease aging dogs’ discomfort.

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parking lot can be and changing your shoes at work can be tiresome. With the increased surface area afforded by the wedges and chunky heel, walking on a slippery surface becomes a bit easier. Let’s not forget about the line of coats we are seeing this winter. Growing up, my mother always bought my sisters and me a nice wool peacoat for church. Up until the last couple of years the peacoat was the main staple beyond the marshmallow puffer coats. Now the fashion industry produces adorable, but functional winter coats in a range of colors and styles. The different styles vary in length as well as thickness, but with accent texture pieces and fashionable collars your coat could become a loved piece of your wardrobe. Kohl’s and Elder-Beerman are two great local options for coat shopping this year. In 2017, we will resolve to be warm and fashionable. With the right pair of boots and leggings your current closet can be ready for the harshest days of winter. Of course it is always fun to add new items and with the increase in scarf and sweater styles, layering has never been easier. You may hate the cold, but you can still love the winter clothes!


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Dreaming of a new bedroom. Remodeling magazine also points to creating an attic bedroom to increase home value. The ROI of an attic remodel that adheres to code can garner an 83 percent ROI.

Home maintenance projects. Siding replacement, HVAC system repair or replacement, a new roof, and basement dampness prevention solutions can be smarter investments before other flashy remodels.


consume more power than existing items. These devices may continually cause power outages in the house, such as tripping the circuit breaker or popping a fuse. When it comes time to update the electrical system, it is always best to work with licensed and bonded electricians who have the expertise to work with electrical wiring without getting injured. This is not a do-it-yourself type of job since it requires specialized training. Electricians likely will recommend upgrading the electrical panel to bring more power from the utility poles into the home. This can include replacing the existing meter and circuit breaker box to allow it to handle more power or replacing items that are obsolete or dangerous. Many older homes are only capable of handling a minimum number of amps, utilizing just a few circuits. But nowadays, when homeowners have far more electronics in their homes than they once did, increased demand on electricity can overload a circuit (all of the outlets linked on one wire). Tripping a circuit breaker

Worthy window replacement. Angie’s List, a home services review and referral resource, has found that the average ROI of new windows is 77 percent.

is a safety measure to prevent the wire from becoming overheated and causing a fire. However, in some old systems, the circuit breaker will not trip, and this can be problematic. Rewiring a home is another step. Wire insulation can deteriorate over time, and new wires may be needed. This can be messy and time-consuming, but it’s a small price to pay for safety. When rewiring an electrician also may suggest new outlets. Many home building codes now require outlets with ground fault interruptors, or GFIs, in kitchens, bathrooms and other rooms exposed to moisture. Some older homes may not even have three-pronged outlets, so this will necessitate an update as well. Electrical systems are the heart of a home, delivering power where it is needed. It is essential to keep such systems up-to-date so they can handle the power demands of everyday life.

Open the door to improvement. Region by region across the United States, installation of a new steel door on the front of a home can have a large impact on the resale value of a property. The ROI ranges from 123 percent at

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Her Side magazine, January 2017