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Five Things to Do When You’re Stuck at Home - Quicken Loans Zing Blog

Five Things to Do When You’re Stuck at Home

We’ve all been in this situation before. It kind of reminds you of when you were in elementary when bad weather forced your class to stay inside for recess and the teacher would pull out the box filled with out-of-date board games, rock hard Play-doh and a half-empty box of crayons. Well, now that “indoor recess box” is your home. Here are some ways to to entertain yourself when you’re stuck inside.

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Unique Home Style: Barbie Dreamhouse - Quicken Loans Zing Blog

Unique Home Style: Barbie Dreamhouse

Chances are, you can’t afford full-scale versions of all of Barbie’s possessions (the convertible, the yacht, the wardrobe), but there are tons of other ways you can transform your home to get a taste of the Barbie Dreamhouse life. If your unique home style is “Barbie Dreamhouse,” then here are some unique and glitzy items that can help you achieve the look.

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America's Homeowner Alliance: What It Is and How It Could Help You - Quicken Loans Zing Blog

America’s Homeowner Alliance: What It Is and How It Could Help You

To give you, our readers, more insight into what the America’s Homeowner Alliance (AHA) is and how it can help you as a homeowner, we sat down with AHA chairman and founder, Phil Bracken, to get the inside scoop on the association and its benefits.

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Futuristic Appliances to Make Your Home Resemble the Jetsons’ Home

Kohler, Samsung, Ecovacs and Velux sold some new home products that are futuristic. Here are a few of 2013’s most innovative products and apps for the home.

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Decorating Your Home: A Guide for Music Lovers - Quicken Loans Zing Blog

Decorating Your Home: A Guide for Music Lovers

Wouldn’t it be nice to be reminded of your passions and hobbies every time you walk into a room? Whether you like to relax with old records after work, attend wild rock shows or star in the choir, the Internet has tons of options for you. I’ve wrangled some of the coolest music-themed décor options for each room of your home.

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Repurposing Your Holiday Leftovers - Quicken Loans Zing Blog

Repurposing Your Holiday Leftovers

The dust of Christmas is starting to settle as we pick the last bits and pieces of wrapping paper off our floors to get ready for the New Year. Your floor might be clean, but I’m willing to bet there are still some big remnants of the holidays left in your fridge. Though you may be tired of heating up the same meal over and over again, it’s important to be mindful about not wasting food. Luckily, there are tons of creative ways to deliciously utilize the traditional Christmas dishes we’re all starting to get sick of.

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How to Throw an Inexpensive New Year's Eve Party - Quicken Loans Zing Blog

How to Throw an Inexpensive New Year’s Eve Party

It’s time to ring in the New Year, and there’s no better way to do it than with a New Year’s Eve party. But after all the holiday shopping, traveling and get-togethers, money can be pretty tight. So how do you throw an awesome New Year’s Eve party on a small budget? The Zing Blog has a few tips for you. From planning to party night, we’ll help you stay within your budget and still impress your loved ones.

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Host a House Concert to Create Good Memories - Quicken Loans Zing Blog

Host a House Concert to Create Good Memories

Host a house concert and see how fast your home gains value – emotional value. Not just a place where people live, your house can become a rich memory of musical good times with artists, friends and family.

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Quick Holiday Storage Lifehacks - Quicken Loans Zing Blog

Quick Holiday Storage Lifehacks

Ah, holiday storage. In an ideal world, I’d have a nice finished basement storage room where I could store loads of clear storage containers with all my holiday decorations inside. In reality, my entire collection has to share a tiny bedroom closet with suitcases, formal dresses and my Hobbit costume. While I’d love to be able to buy all sorts of storage solutions for my decorations, I’ve had to be a little more flexible and creative. As an added bonus, it’s much more inexpensive to engineer my own storage. Here are a few tips for dealing with your holiday storage this year.

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New Year's Food Traditions and Their Meaning - Quicken Loans Zing Blog

New Year’s Food Traditions and Their Meaning

Across the world, various cultures indulge in foods that are supposed to bring wealth, prosperity and abundance in the New Year. From pork to ring cakes, each tradition has meaning. Want to know what to eat for good luck in 2014? Then read on!

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