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Dear Readers, This February will be an action-packed month! We’ve got my birthday of course, the winter Olympics, and even the Super Bowl to kick off the first weekend. What can I say, I love any excuse to nosh on nachos, mini hot dogs, and any other junk food I’m usually better at avoiding. And who isn’t psyched with all this “madness” around the countdown to the Final Four with Creighton’s outstanding performance this year. But besides all that, February always reminds me of love and hope. Valentine’s Day, as we all know, is February 14th. No matter your view on this “Hallmark Holiday”, it has become the quintessential day of the year to show, give, and receive love. Maybe it’s a spa day or just a nice dinner at home, but who doesn’t like feeling a little loved? More importantly, contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to spend it with a significant other to enjoy the day. Share it with friends, a relative you haven’t seen in a while, or even a neighbor. Fluffy stuff aside, February also represents hope because spring is just around the corner! I know that goose down coats and 30 below wind chills make it hard to imagine a day where bundling up isn’t necessary, but spring is just one month away. Give yourself a pat on the back for braving another…how should I say it…“brisk” Omaha winter, and get ready to put the winter garb away. You’ve earned it. So, with warmer weather and greener grass on the horizon, it’s time to be thinking about what sort of home improvement projects you’ll be getting into this year. Home Life Style is a great resource for everything from window washing to organizing. Or if you are looking to build a new home, be sure to visit the first annual Build Omaha Show (see ad inside). Meet local reputable builders and companies of the home building industry face-to-face to get information on trends, developments, and everything you need to know to make the big decision.

Happy Spring and Welcome Sunshine! Stacey Penrod Managing Partner Home • Life • Style

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ton’s world-renowned Museum of Fine Arts or listen to the highly reviewed Boston Symphony Orchestra. Sports fans can check out Fenway Park while historians can explore the John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum and Library. Bring your Canadian/New England voyage to life with Holland America’s On Location program. Experience a traditional New England clambake in Maine, listen to the talents of Celtic fiddlers in the Maritimes, or take French cooking classes in Quebec! While onboard you can escape to your stateroom verandah for some rest and relaxation. Take advantage of The Greenhouse Spa and Salon, Holland America’s Asian-inspired retreat, featuring a luxurious beauty salon, spa treatments, thermal pools, heated ceramic lunges and treatment rooms facing the sea. From the ship’s lounges to onboard entertainment, Holland America has your voyage covered from start to finish. Our Travel and Transport advisors are ready to plan an unforgettable voyage sure to result in a lifetime of lasting memories.

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BE AT C A BIN FEVER with Winter Organizational Projects

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by Cyndy Salzmann

If the howling winds and freezing temperatures are keeping you indoors, take advantage of the extra time by tackling some organizational projects. You will reap the benefits of clearing out clutter and bringing order to your space all year long. Here are two of my favorite projects: ADD FUNCTIONALITY TO THE LAUNDRY ROOM

A counter for folding clothes is an important part of a laundry room. But what about the space under the counter? Reclaim this valuable “real estate’ by installing shelving to corral all sorts of necessary items. A stack of Shelf Genie Glideouts can put things such as laundry supplies and miscellaneous household items like light bulbs, tools or trash bags easily within reach. You might even designate a Glideout for socks so all family members know where to look for strays.

BRING ORDER TO THE HALL CLOSET

Take storage to new levels by installing Glideout shelves under the row of coats. Shelves near the base of the closet means you’ll no longer have to rifle through items strewn across the floor. Here are some ideas: • Designate a drawer for each family member to stow hats, scarves and gloves. • Tuck dog leashes, toys, tennis balls, etc. in a Glideout so you’ll always be ready for a walk. • A deep Glideout is the perfect place to keep boots all year long. Winter organizational projects are not only an excellent cure for cabin fever, but they will reward you with more time to enjoy the outdoors when the weather warms up.

Cyndy Salzmann is a nationally known organizational expert and multi-published author on the subjects of organization and productivity. She and her family reside in Omaha.

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