Fall is in the air. The days are becoming shorter and the dew has appeared on the patio furniture. The coloured leaves on the trees are falling and the smell of pumpkin surrounds us everywhere we go. And at this time of year it is important to prepare your outdoor furniture for the fall months. Properly caring for your outdoor furniture before storing it for the winter months will extend the furniture’s life for many more years to come.
The sun is out and it’s time to party! Having a few friends over doesn’t have to be stressful. If you take a little time to plan ahead, it will all fall into place. Here are a few of my favorite outdoor party ideas that you can assemble in minutes with items already around your household. Fruit Stand
This is a cute idea to not only provide fresh fruit on your bar table but also to add a great splash of colour.
I love simple ideas for entertaining outdoors. Now that the weather has warmed, it’s great to host friends and family outside in the garden. When you combine good food and good company in a fabulously styled space you are guaranteed a great time. Here’s an idea to present some of your favorite cold beverages: Fruit ice molds. The molds can be made the night before and displayed just before your guests arrive.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
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An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".