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Buddy’s Home Furnishings helps provide 175 families a holiday meal

Dec 12, 2016 Comments Off on Buddy’s Home Furnishings helps provide 175 families a holiday meal

Buddy’s Home Furnishings recently partnered with the Darrell Armstrong Foundation for Premature Babies, Inc. (DAFPB) to provide 175 Thanksgiving dinners to at need families in the Orlando community.  Each planned dinner was intended to feed a family of four and included a 20+ pound turkey, plentiful sides, and a pie. 2016 marked the 17th year […]

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Save time and money with a washer and dryer in 2017!

Dec 01, 2016 Comments Off on Save time and money with a washer and dryer in 2017!

Nearly all of us have lost a Sunday afternoon in the laundromat washing and drying clothes, or finishing a load of towels before company arrives when your old washer finally breaks down at the worst possible time. When that happens, we’re very thankful the laundromat exists. But we all have to admit that waiting in […]

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Football, a Family Tradition

Sep 23, 2016 Comments Off on Football, a Family Tradition

From the first week of September 2016 through the first week of February 2017, the United States will be stricken with football fever through and through. Football remains the most popular sport in the United States. The time spent watching a televised professional football game, for many, is more important than seeing our favorite team […]

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Raising responsible internet users

Sep 21, 2016 Comments Off on Raising responsible internet users

Most of us are fairly certain we know where our kids are, who they’re spending time with and what they’ve got planned for the afternoon, all without deploying a drone with a camera. The same innate level of parent radar doesn’t extend to the digital world, where we want to offer the same protection, but […]

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Managing Back to School

Aug 07, 2016 Comments Off on Managing Back to School

The first commute to your local high school can be the most stressful, emotionally trying and ultimately illuminating experience in your life as a parent. No matter if you’re the parent who forces your freshman to suffer through a mortifying first day photo or the kind who hits the gas to avoid the inevitable tears, […]

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Cool Your House Affordably

Jul 17, 2016 Comments Off on Cool Your House Affordably

It was hot in my house. When I say it was hot, I really mean it was 82 º before 10AM. That made it miserable in the house and Florida summer isn’t even half completed. If you’d like some tips on trying to keep it kind of cool during the day, without air conditioning, I’ll […]

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Building Fourth of July Traditions

Jun 29, 2016 Comments Off on Building Fourth of July Traditions

Back when we were kids, the Fourth of July felt like an overexposed Polaroid photo, the kind of image that was so blazingly bright that it was tough to guess what it was all about. Yeah, parents and family friends talked about the birthplace of our independence, but all that mattered was that school was […]

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55 years of customer service with Buddy’s Home Furnishings

Jun 23, 2016 Comments Off on 55 years of customer service with Buddy’s Home Furnishings

With the middle of the year now here, most of us have started to look back to assess what we’ve accomplished, learned and gained. This year we’ve been looking at 2016 from a different viewpoint, from that of the world in 1961. In research, we’ve been struck by how different the world looked then, how […]

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Should I get mom a tablet for her birthday?

Jun 15, 2016 Comments Off on Should I get mom a tablet for her birthday?

Is it time to forego the tried and true meal out with family and a card, in favor of taking a leap of faith and getting your mom a tablet for her birthday? The gift may feel simple in 2016 but, if your mother is still sporting an e-reader from 2003, it’ll be like handing […]

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A new smartphone for Father’s Day

Jun 08, 2016 Comments Off on A new smartphone for Father’s Day

It’s tough to narrow down what makes your dad so special. He’s stood by your side, he’s held your hand, he’s had your back through uncertain nights, he’s grudgingly handed you the keys for a special date, and his approval is still something that matters. In spite of all of this, it can be difficult […]

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