Nov
2014

Calm your anxious soul by adding Bergamot to your essential oil diffuser.

Whether you have reached a traumatic event in your life or perhaps you have always struggled with anxiety, it is always useful to have the help of a great essential oil to make thing a little bit easier. For example, Bergamot is one essential oil you cannot afford to miss out on. When you are coming up with the perfect de-stressing combination for your oil diffuser you have to include the wondrous Bergamot to make things feel a bit more calm. The other great thing about Bergamot is that it is a great blending essential oil, so you can easily combine it with other essential oils to really bring out other scents and smells while also providing its own calming and centering effects. It has frequently been used as an analgesic, an anti depressant, antiseptic, antiviral, deodorant, and even as a sedative. What has set Bergamot apart again and again is its bright, fresh and calming aroma. This is really one of the best essential oils for clearing and calming the mind, and it is easy to make this happen when using bergamot in your personal aromatherapy nebulizer to ensure that you have the scent readily available whenever you might need it. Moreover, Bergamot is great when placed in an oil diffuser to work as an antimicrobial agent as well as a refreshing and calming agent. With two such perfect properties wrapped up into one essential oil, it is really quite easy to see why Bergamot is an excellent essential oil choice. Additionally, research has demonstrated that Bergamot is also great for use as a pre-operative ointment as it can reduce stress before an operation. It is also great if you are hoping to reduce work-related stress.

So, how can you easily make Bergamot a part of your essential oils regimen? The answerhttp://www.planttherapy.com/ is pretty simple! A note on Bergamot cautions use directly on the skin. Bergamot is a phototoxic oil, so you should use it topically if it is at concentrations higher than 0.4%, as it will have negative consequences. However, you can always use your personal oil diffuser and diffuse four drops of Bergamot in combination with 2 drops of grapefruit and 2 drops of Neroli to spread peace and calm throughout a space. In addition, using Bergamot in a personal aromatherapy nebulizer is a great idea if you suffer from frequent panic attacks. Combining 5 drops of Bergamot, 4 drops of lemon, and 2 drops of lavender in your personal inhaler can make a great impact on you in the midst of such panic attacks. It is always important to make sure you have the right tools around you to keep yourself calm in the face of stress, and working with Bergamot is a great way to achieve this.

Always be conscious of the many and varied powers of the essential oils that you use when you are hoping to get rid of stress and other issues in your life. Remember that essential oils have many different properties and you can often use one essential oil for many purpose, just as you can with Bergamot!

Nov
2014

Use a self storage unit to strengthen your business.

People are getting more and more innovative about their storage unit spaces. In fact companies like Platinum Storage are actually offering leases for climate controlled spaces for people to actually run businesses out of a storage space. Leasing for your business never got so easy! Direct Storage is a company is a storage unit chain that is underneath self storage unitsthe umbrella of Platinum Storage and they are proud to offer month to month or yearly leases for those who might need short term or long term office spaces.

The idea of being able to rent an office space from a storage unit is something that is quite new. With that said it is amazing that it is not something that has been considered before. There are so many reasons why this is such an amazing idea. Finding a place to lease can be hard and it can also be hard to find a place to lease that is in a convenient location. One of the great things about storage units, or at least about Storage Direct, is that they always put themselves in an incredibly convenient location. When you log onto Storage Direct’s website, they will put the location of the facility on a map for those to easily find. That way your cliental will always know where to go looking for you.

Something else that is unique in a self storage unit is having convenient onsite business centers that include postal annexes and climate controlled rooms. Being able to operate your business in a convenient location that is located by a postal annex and business center is too good to be true. With affordable services and a wide selection of property sizes to choose from, there really is no way you can go wrong when choosing Storage Direct as your new business landlord.

Another great service that Storage Direct offers is their commercial storage. If you have a ton of paper work that you can’t shred, filing cabinets that you can’t toss but don’t need on a regular basis, or need a place to store all of that unused furniture then you are in luck with Storage Direct because they can offer you exactly that. Imagine not having to make an extra trip to get all of your old documents during tax season? Imagine not having a cluttered office with entirely unused furniture? Imagine being able to take out some of the filing cabinets that aren’t currently in use? No matter what it is that you need to have done when it comes to your place of business, Storage Direct is here to help you accomplish this.

Something else to consider when choosing Storage Direct for your business is you can also use your self storage unit to open up a retail store. With convenient foot traffic it is an ideal place to open up this sort of business. So no matter what your business needs, Storage Direct and Platinum Storage have you covered. Give them a call today to talk about what the best options for you and your business will be.

Nov
2014

If you’re ordering vinyl records online, make sure they are packaged properly.

http://www.soundstagedirect.comIn the era of the Internet, countless millions of people choose to purchase products online rather than deal with the crowds at stores.  Buying online provides a greater variety to choose from, an ability to compare prices without having to run store to store, and the chance to save time that can be better spent doing the things people love.  However, one of the downfalls of purchasing online is that you are at the mercy of the company you are buying from.  For one, they may say the product will be there within a day or two but it might not show up for a week.  This is especially problematic when you need that particular item quickly (i.e. a birthday or Christmas present).  Second, items may sometimes show up at your home damaged.  This is often an issue with the company who delivered it, such as the Postal Service or FedEx.  However, it can often be a problem with the company that you ordered the product from.  Clearly, some products are more fragile than others, so they need special attention when they are packaged.  This is most certainly true for vinyl records.  Therefore, if you’re ordering vinyl records online, make sure that the company you are ordering from is packaging them properly.

Many companies don’t take proper care when shipping vinyl records.  They simply put the record into a cardboard box and send it on its way.  What happens when this occurs can be downright tragic.  The record will move around in the box, causing the edges of the album cover to be damaged.  Although the record might be in OK shape, many people purchase records because they also want the album cover.  When the album cover is damaged, it will greatly decrease the overall value of the album.

Therefore, it is necessary to take the necessary precautions.  First, the vinyl record should be placed inside a small cardboard sleeve.  This sleeve works to keep the record in place, so it can’t shift around during the shipment.  This sleeve also works to protect the integrity of the album cover.  After it is placed into this cardboard sleeve, it should be placed inside a cardboard box that is specially fitted for records.  The cardboard sleeve should fit perfectly into this box, with absolutely no room on any side.  If there is any room, the record could shift around and be damaged.  Finally, this box should be sealed with moving tape and labeled as fragile.  Without this label, the delivery company might move the box aggressively.  This is how you effectively package LP records.

All you have to do to gain an understanding of how important it is to package vinyl records properly is perform a quick search on the Internet.  Countless videos, blogs, and websites will pop up with instructions on how to package a vinyl record.  Companies such as SoundStage Direct, www.soundstagedirect.com, even have slideshows on their website that show how they package their records before they ship them.  If the company you are ordering from is willing to show you how they package them, you can trust they will arrive at your door in excellent shape.

 

Oct
2014

Utilizing a mini self-storage unit to help you sell your home

Selling your home is going to be a rather difficult and time consuming project no matter what so it is important to try and make it easier whenever you can. One of the many things that I have found that can help the process a little bit is to do a number of different things to help make the house look a lot cleaner and nicer. While as buyers we know not to judge a house by how it currently looks with all of the sellers stuff in it but it is impossible not to let that visual image affect what we think and remember of a house.

self storageThere are dozens if not hundreds of different blogs and articles out there that talk about all of the different things that you can do in order to make your house look nicer for possible buyers but one thing that I do not see suggested as often as I think that it should be is to try to make your house look a bit less cluttered than it probably is with a mini self storage unit. If you are able to clear out some of the spaces in your home where there is a pretty big build up of junk and boxes you can really make your home look a lot nicer and more spacious which is of course something that you really want when you are trying to sell your home.

Since you do not have to get rid of everything, moving a few things into a mini storage unit is also pretty quick and easy. Just find a few things that you really do not use that often or at least will probably not need in the next month or two and then box them up and take them out to the mini self-storage unit. As long as you do not need one of the larger self-storage units, it should also be quite cheap to be able to get one of the mini self-storage units so you do not have to worry about anything on that front either. Using a mini self-storage unit should probably only be about ten dollars a month really so the cost is really almost nothing for how much it can help.

There are also so many self storage units all around the United States that you should be able to find a great self storage unit pretty close to your home or work so if you do need to go back and grab something out of the self storage unit unexpectedly, you do not have to go that far out of your way to get it out. This way your home can be clean and organized enough to look great for any possible buyers that want to come and look at the house but you do not have to go through the hassle of always keeping everything put away exactly and carefully so that your crammed full house can have the illusion of being big and spacious like you want.

 

Sep
2014

Quick Tips in Creating Personalized Shades and Other Interior Design Elements

Planning to upgrade the look and feel of your interior, but worried about the cost? A simpler way to do so is change the element which sets the tone inside your home. Personalizing your inner space at home gives a unique touch to your abode. Here are some super saver tips on how you can put a distinctive touch in the interior design of your home.

When designing your home, make sure that you go with your own taste. An impressive interior is great, but make sure that it is also attuned to your needs and preferences. You can choose a certain theme for every room, or boost the mood with a fancy pillow or carpet. If you would change your mind later on with a new preference, merely changing some things in your room and matching them would be easier.

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Don’t buy everything all at once. Live in your new house for at least two months before you make any significant purchases, especially if you plan to create specific themes for your interior.

Keep in mind the usage of the room space when you are planning a design. If you decorate a child’s room, choose shades and drapes that are colorful and fun, which encourages play. Custom bedding is a big factor in personalizing a children’s room. It’s easy to arrange and use. Plus, having your child’s favorite superhero or cartoon character inside the room would boost your kid’s playful mood!

If you’re designing within a small space, use several mirrors to give the allusion of a bigger space. Mirrors make a space seem bigger, adding to the appeal of the room. You can also put a quirky mirror on a simple or blank wall, to add a more unique touch.

Consider the sun. Make sure that you maximize the lights in the room. Remember how much exposure to the sun a room is going to have when you’re thinking of repainting it. By considering the time of day in which the room gets the most sunlight, you will be able to choose a hue that maximizes brightness and gives the cheeriest effect possible. Use blinds to play with the lights in your room.

Check out the current trends. While it is important to prioritize your personal style and preference, don’t overlook the current trends that may also cater to your taste. Browse through magazines, or on the internet for latest trends on interior design. You can merge new trends with your style, to give a modern look on how you want your interior to be. More importantly, you can get tips on which shades, drapes, or upholstery are in the season. Being updated with the new designs would make it convenient for you to stay with it, and being updated in that season’s trend.

At Fabrics N More, your preference is a priority. Fabrics N More can provide and attend to your every need, from redecorating your home, and assist in carrying out your own personalized design. Their customer-friendly and knowledgeable personnel will make your interior home upgrade and enjoyable and memorable experience.

Aug
2014

Chem-Dry carpet cleaning services are much safer and healthier for your home.

carpet cleaningPersonal experience has taught me that water damage restoration is very stressful and frustrating. I had the unfortunate experience of learning this first hand last winter when my apartment flooded. The guy that lives above me apparently has no gage of temperature and did not seem to be affected after three days in a row of record low temperatures in the city. Apparently negative fifteen degrees isn’t cold enough for him to turn on his heat. That is great for him and his energy bill but not so great for me, his directly underneath neighbor. I returned home from work in the afternoon on the third day in a row of negative fifteen degree temperatures to find that my apartment was flooding. Apparently the genius that lives above me failed to turn on his heat so the pipe burst above my apartment causing my ceiling to cave in and water to rush all over my apartment. This wouldn’t have been so bad, seriously, if it hadn’t been a hot water pipe that was building up steam in my tightly closed apartment (I was smart enough to turn on my heat and make sure that it wasn’t escaping from my apartment while I wasn’t home). As soon as I opened my door steam started to billow out in to the hallway which immediately set off the fire alarm. Once the steam had cleared I could see that there was water literally rushing down every inches of my walls and dripping heavily from the ceiling. In addition to all of that mess, there were two inches of standing water covering the entire floor and soaking the carpets.

After a water damage restoration company was called and brought in to get rid of all the excess water using giant fans and dehumidifiers, repairs were finally able to begin on my little apartment. The ceiling was repaired and the entire apartment had to be repainted, but the worst of the damage was to the carpet. I told my landlord that she needed to have the carpets replaced but she insisted that she wanted to try to have them cleaned before agreeing to replace them all together. I was convinced that there was no way a professional carpet cleaning could fix those carpets that I believed to be damaged beyond repair.

My landlord hired All-Brite Chem-Dry to try to restore the water damaged carpet and the carpet cleaners who arrived the next day were kind and professional. To my shock and awe when I returned back to my apartment at the end of the day the carpets looked even better than they had before the flood. As I had developed a fear of wet carpets over the past few days I was anxious for the carpets to dry and pleasantly surprised when I noticed that they had dried fully within only a couple of hours. The other nice thing was that the carpet cleaning solution that All-Brite Chem-Dry utilizes did not leave my apartment smelling like harsh chemicals and soaps.

Aug
2014

Comparing the websites of three different hair salons

Today it is necessary for most businesses to have a website in order to compete with others in their industry.  Websites are effective marketing tools which help businesses spread the word about what they do, engage with new customers, and ultimately make more money in their field.  Without a website, the chances of your business being selected over another are slim.  Most people first turn to the internet when they are in search of a good or a service, and if your business does not have a web presence, than you are not competing well with others who offer similar services.

Hair salons are a great example of how digital media and digital marketing can make or break a business.  We recently visited several hair salons in New York City and then compared their online presence to see who was competing the best and drawing in the most new clients.  We choose three different salons, all with varying levels of online activity.  The first, we will call salon A did not have a website or any online activity.  You could find their address and several yelp reviews when you googled them, but that was about it. Salon B had a website and a Facebook page, but both were out of date and you could tell that they had not been updated in some time.  Salon C had an active website with a news feed, updates from the salon, and was active on social media outlets. We went in to talk to the owners or managers of these three salons so we could get a chance to

Salon A: Salon A reported to us that they had many returning customers, but rarely saw a new customer.  When new customers did come in, it was usually either because they accept drop ins and someone just walks in from the street, or because they were directly referred by one of their current clients.

Salon B: Salon B reported that they have new customers each month, but not many.  Some of these people find them online and like the services they offer, while others are referred to them by a returning customer.

Salon C: Salon C, is a salon with a strong web presence and digital marketing strategy reports seeing new customers nearly every day.  They run monthly specials for things like an introductory haircut, discounts on coloring, etc., which they post on their website and circulate through social media.  They also post stories every couple of days offering hair tips to their clients, which help to establish them as experts in their field.  They post interviews also with their hair stylists to highlight their expertise and help people choose the right hair stylist and book an appointment through their simple online booking application.

The result? Salon C saw the most new clients on a day to day basis.  Most of their clients had found them online and said that they decided to come into their salon because of an online deal, and many of them stayed and became returning clients.  It is clear that having a good website design helped this salon grow and expand its business.

Aug
2014

Dental Gurus knows what catches the casual browser’s eye.

Did you know that your actual website has become significantly more important when it comes to first impressions over the actual location of your business? With a world that is increasingly more reliant on technology than ever before, it makes sense that our first dental web designjudgement of an organization is based on their website. In fact, that is one of the things that most people look to more than anything else. It is really important in that case to find a digital marketing company that specializes in web design for you particular business. Each business has different aspects of it that should be brought to the fore front and so it’s incredibly important to find a digital marketing company that can insure you will get your company’s first impression to be a good one. The success of your business can be directly linked to the clean and easily manageable nature of your website.

There are many different digital marketing companies out there but only a good few are able to offer specialized services to businesses. Dental Marketing Gurus which is powered by JEMSU is a digital marketing company that knows in depth the specifics that need to be highlighted for a dental office to thrive. One of their many strengths is helping out with dental web design or the web design for a dental office. Dental Marketing Gurus offers the public a few statistics that help give you a better understanding about the importance of a healthy, clean and manageable website.

First, an effective website captures the attention of a browser within seven seconds. We are too far into the technological age for websites to not be clean and classy. If it’s too flashy then people won’t want to look at it and if it isn’t user friendly then you are losing customers right away. Dental Gurus knows the balance you need to capture the eye of your new client.

Second, a website should immediately convey what you do and how you can be contacted. There is nothing more frustrating then when you are trying to find out more about a company or how to contact them and you can not. Though technology is useful people still want to be in touch with humans so make it easy for them to do that and Dental Gurus will help.

Next you have the beautiful combination of beauty and function. No one wants to look at a dry and boring website but no one also wants to be overstimulated. Dental Gurus understands the balance between art and function and offers this for a seamless user experience.

A website also should turn someone who is casually browsing the web into an actual patient. Dental Gurus has extensive experience knowing what the casual browser is looking for so let them give you their expertise to bring in more customers for you.

Finally, you want the simple and practical idea that your website will fit on any screen, including phone screens. Since so many people use their cell phones now to browse you want to make sure your phone is both computer and phone friendly. So call Dental Gurus today to get your dental office on the map.

Aug
2014

Warm and earthy roof colors and in!

When you have to replace your roof or repair sections of it, you find yourself at a unique crossroads. While many people would find themselves angry and frustrated at their lot in life and annoyed that they have to deal with the hassle of a roof replacement, other people will choose to be very pleased with the new opportunity to spice up their home, sometimes on their insurance company’s dollar! As with many things in life, you have an opportunity to make the best of a situation or to choose to be grumpy about it and be frustrated by your lot. Instead, choose to be happy and excited that you get to remodel your roof in the newest styles and trends. The even better part of this situation is that the newest trends and styles do not have to be that expensive. In fact, you do not have to break the bank when remodeling your home. One of the greatest new trends in the last few years has been to work with natural hues and colors in the exterior of your home, including on your roof! Natural colors and designs will continue to be popular as more and more people look towards nature to make design decisions, whether the choice is to go completely eco friendly or to simply choose a color scheme that complements the natural surroundings.

One interesting new environmentally color conscious trend is the choice to use actual grass, sod, or turf as the roofing material for your home. While this trendhttps://www.roofcorpinc.com/ is reminiscent of 17th century Scandinavian homes, it has taken off rather well in other countries and in modern times. The natural wooden boards providing a waterproofing base while the layers of grass, sod, or turf absorb the water and provide insulation to the home. This is a great way to go completely natural and take “earthy roof colors” to heart as you design your new roof. However, there are other great ways to implement an earthy hue in your roofing design without making your roof out of actual earth! Think in terms of greens, blues and neutrals. Gray, beige, taupe, and off white are great choices especially when paired with warm aquas and other blue green colors. While many people will avoid a roof that is entirely blue or entirely green, you will start to see more roofs that are shingled with blue-green tones to accent more neutral colors. These accent colors will really make your roof pop and give you just that touch of excitement that you are looking for in a roof remodel. After all, while few people are ready to cover their earth entirely in sod, many people do want to spice up their roof and going with a blue-green hue is the perfect way to make that happen.

Regardless of the roof color you decide on, remember that remodeling your roof does not have to be a nightmare, especially when you work with a company like Roof Corp, a local Denver company with years of experience in repairing and remodeling roofs.

Aug
2014

Timely roof repair is vital.

There have been a ton of rains in Denver this summer, much more than seasonally usual, and I think that this has had a dramatic effect on the quality of the roofs around town.  I am unsure as to how much each of these rains have effected the quality of the individual shingles, but I have seen a number of roofs that are being repair recently.  The interesting thing is that I would probably wait until at least mid-August to do it, but I guess if something is supposed to last for twenty years, you probably should not really care when you have to do it.  Nevertheless, i think that being able to find a very good roofer is imperative if you are going to get timely roof repair.

roofersIn my mind, being able to find a roofer in a timely manner is critical. It is a great way to ensure that you are going to not find holes in your roof and that your house will not develop some of the mold, pest, and leak issues that are inherent in roofs that have been ignored for a long time.  The most important thing is therefore to find a roofer as soon as possible.  In Denver, there are many roofers that are up to the task.  The biggest things to settle on are what kind of house you have and how you can improve that house. One of the things that I would hope for in finding a roofer is one that specializes in residential roofing.  Residential roofing is much more difficult that roofing for a business because with most businesses it is just laying tar on top of the building.  For residential customers, there is another element to deal with: pitch.  The pitch of the roof makes it much more difficult to do the roofing, so I would want to make sure that I am working with a roofer that has experience in doing residential projects.  The roofers from Academy Roofing are very familiar with what it takes to do a house.

They first suit up with a harness to allow for them to be safe on the roof.  Once getting on top of the roof, they begin to tear everything down, so that all of the original shingles are now in the yard.  It was a very loud and messy process when I walked past a worksite recently.  As they were tossing the old pieces of roofing down onto the ground from thirty feet, I thought that someone was getting evicted or something.  At least that was before I saw them on the roof. That is one of the things that I am most thankful for with my current place.  They did most of the roofing construction before I moved in.  As a result, I probably do not have to worry about any of that stuff for a very long time.  I am not looking to live here for more than five years, so there is a good chance I will be able to do that.

Aug
2014

The many different types of web hosting ensure that you will get the kind of web hosting you need.

Web hosting can be a tricky beast if not handled properly. After all, you may end up with a web hosting relationship that does not quite fit your web hosting needs if you do not http://www.name.comapproach the process appropriately. Making certain that you take the right kinds of precautions to set your website up for success will send you and your business in the future on the right foot, but unless you truly understand the kinds of available web hosts and the relationships that each requires, you may end up with a type of web hosting that is not optimal for you. For example, there are specific sites that manage just video hosting. If you are a web site or a company that will work largely in this medium, then this kind of web hosting over others will best suit you. Make sure that you pick the right kind of web hosting for you, and work with  a web hosting company that serves your needs best. This way your company and your web site will grow, just as you hoped that it would!

One of the easiest and most straightforward types of web hosting is free web hosting. Free web hosting services are provided by many different companies and provides web sites with free space. The hosting is normally paid for, then, by advertisements that scroll along the side of the web page. While the hosting is usually sufficient, this kind of hosting is usually limited, especially when compared to paid hosting situations. One such paid-for web hosting service includes shared web hosting in which multiple sites are placed on the same server. The number of sites on this server can range from a few hundred to many thousands of websites. When this is the kind of web hosting that is occurring, the domain names of the websites tend to share the same domain extensions as they work from a common set of server resources such as RAM or CPU. While these are more advanced than the kinds of free web hosting that is often seen, the web sites and features available tend to be very basic. They are not often flexible when it comes to software updates.

While these two types of web hosting are certainly sufficient, reseller web hosting takes web hosting to the next level by allowing those who are already a part of a web hosting service to become web hosts as well. In this kind of relationships, resellers may function in a number of different capacities, though most resellers abide by the terms and agreements that they themselves signed onto when deciding to work with the web host. They often also provide technical support themselves as a part of their work.

These are just three of the biggest branches of web hosting services that are available to customers. Selecting the right kind of web hosting will help you grow your website and your business, so take this decision seriously and make the best choice for you and your company! 

Aug
2014

Affordable ways to repave a driveway or private road

It can be difficult to know which options to choose when it is time to repave your driveway or your private drive or road. There are many different options when it comes to methods and costs associated with paving, but of them all the most affordable method is certainly the asphalt paving. Holland Hurst is a local company that does a successful job of paving anything with asphalt and they are much more cost effective than concrete paving companies. While many homeowners choose concrete, they do not take the time to look into the other options that are available and also the other cost structures that will provide them the same outcome they are looking for. Concrete is the most commonly used material for a driveway or a private road, but there are many other options out there that home owners are often not aware of. The most affordable method for repaving a driveway if you want the same result as with concrete is going to be asphalt. But there are other options as well, asphalt pavingwhich we have listed below for homeowners who are looking into repaving their driveways or a private road.

Gravel.

The most affordable, or the cheapest option for repaving a driveway is using gravel. There are many down falls to gravel, and it is not the best option for most jobs. However, if cost is the only requirement and desire, then gravel is going to be the cheapest and the best bet. Gravel can be poured onto the area, and over time it will move and shift, often disappearing and spreading out leaving behind bald patches. Ice in the winter is a problem, and rain will wash it away quickly, as will melting snow. It may be cost effective for the first time, but redoing a gravel driveway every year can get expensive, and those costs add up.

Asphalt.

Asphalt is the best and most economical option for repaving. It is flexible, so that it does not crack or shift or break. It heats up by the sun so will melt any snow or ice, and it does not move away. Asphalt will stay where it is poured, so there will be no need to redo the driveway in the future. It is simply poured on, pounded down with a roller, and that is all there is to it. It hardens while it dries and never moves.

Concrete.

While this is the most used, it is also the most expensive. And once the concrete is poured, it becomes brittle and will crack or move based on outside pressure. This causes the driveway to need maintenance and fixing every year, and those costs can add up as well. It takes several days to set, and is not ready immediately like asphalt is. All of these things add up to make it a more expensive solution that is not cost effective or beneficial for a home owner to choose and use. In the end, asphalt is the most affordable option that is out there for driveways.

 

Aug
2014

Have A Custom Awning Installed To Provide Shade For Yourself,

custom awningWould you judge me if I told you that I had a custom awning installed on the back of my house, over my patio, so that my dog would have some shade to rest in? It’s really not that crazy, at least I don’t think so. But I might be the crazy dog lady and not know it, there’s at least one in every neighborhood. Anyway, I didn’t only get it for her. I use the shade of the awning a good bit on the weekends. It’s just that my little darling of a puppy, named Peanut, loves to sit outside in the summer and watch the squirrels jump from tree to tree. Occasionally when they get close enough she chases them out of the yard, but mostly they just taunt her from afar. She stays out there for hours at a time when it’s not too hot to just smell the breezes and watch the squirrels and birds. Even while I’m at work I know she’s out there a lot of the time because I had a dog-door installed on the back so that she could come and go as she pleases. The warmer months of the year are her absolute favorite as long as she has shade to rest under.

Peanut likes the sun too, just like me, but sometimes it gets way too hot. She can’t stay out during mid-day in the middle of summer because there isn’t much shade for her to rest under. The July sun is brutal so she gives up before noon and instead watches those pesky squirrels from the window, wishing she could go out to get a better look. This breaks my heart, so perhaps I am the crazy dog lady. I just want her to have a happy life, and sitting in the backyard makes her so happy it’s ridiculous. So with her interests in mind, as well as my own, I looked into getting a custom awning installed in the back so that she could still see the trees and squirrels bouncing among their branches while in the shade.

The awning installation company did not mock me at all when I told them my dog needed some shade, so that made me like them right away. They took the time to show me a portfolio with different styles and types of awnings so that I could choose the best one for my situation. I decided to have a shorter insulated aluminum awning put on the back. The insulation provided a little extra cool for Peanut and the shorter length still allowed a good bit of sun to come into the yard and into the windows on the back of the house. The style of the awning goes great with my siding and back porch furniture, so much so that it looks like it was built with the house. I’m loving the shade that it provides over my patio table so that I can have lunch outside with Peanut on the weekends, where we are both our happiest. As long as Peanut is happy, I am happy.

Jul
2014

Weed clubs will start to be more common soon.

When Amendment 64 passed in Colorado, few people knew what it would be like when it would actually take effect.  Many people, including the governor, were fearful that it would lead to a sort of lawless state in which people would be smoking pot all over the place.  While ultimately, those people were way off, the marijuana industry still has a ways to go before it can be considered mainstream.  The thing about the weed industry is that it is still in its infancy. It has not been around long enough to have any kind of impact on people or the state of Colorado.  One of the things that everyone is looking to happen is that the industry kind of a panacea for trying to rebuild the schools in Colorado.  That too we have a long way to go, although I would argue that it still means that we are able to produce a different kind of quality in our state.

cannacashNevertheless, as the weed industry becomes more and more accepted among the mainstream, the individual dispensaries are going to have to become more and more transparent.  Hopefully that means that they will also be able to gain financing through a bank, but that is an entirely different discussion. The big thing for the dispensaries is that they need to be able to talk freely about drug abuse and not let in anyone under the age of 21.  I think that it’s a great idea and so far, according to reports, they have done a great job of making sure that all of the people to buy weed are of 21 years of age.  One other way that they can move forward is through the utilization of a rewards programs for marijuana dispensaries.  I my mind this is a great way for the individual dispensaries to access a supply of consumers that might not have a loyalty to any specific shop.  Now all of the sudden, they have the opportunity to access a consumer base that may have otherwise ignored them.

Everyone likes a deal, especially when it involves marijuana.  I have to imagine that by creating the opportunity for people to get weed for cheaper, they can then develop a better understanding of the industry in general. Now, keep in mind that we still have a ways to go in terms of everything marijuana related.  As a result, I would suggest that people start to think about where their local store is and if they have any offers from CannaCash.  That would be a great way to find out more about the industry and how much it costs to participate in the weed market.  I have yet to do this, but I have to imagine that there is still a lot of other people that have yet to do it as well.  I am by no means on the vanguard of what is going on and I would have to talk with my girlfriend about that.  I’m not sure how much anything costs.

 

Jul
2014

Being bailed out by a locksmith is something you never forget

Locksmiths are professionals that working through any type of luck out there. They can help you in a bad situation and let you know what the best things are for you and your home to protect yourselves. I know all about locks and which ones are the best for you. They can install new locks for your home and help you out of a bad car situation when you like your season.

Having had the experience to do so it was very nice to know that there was a 24-hour locksmith available to help me out when I had a situation that needed it. Many years ago some friends and I went down to watch a concert in Salt Lake City. We went there to be able to see one of our favorite bands and had a great time doing so.locksmith We left our vehicle near a transit station and rode the train into downtown. After the concert was over and we rode the train back to it he was beginning to get very late and people were clearing out of the parking lot. When we got back to our vehicles realized that we had locked the keys in with no way to get out of the situation. We were not sure at first what to do then realize that we need to call locksmith to be a will to get in. He was getting a little scary outside because many people are going away and was very few people around and made it feel very uncomfortable like a bad situation was at hand. We called and emergency locksmith and they were able to show up in a very quick minute time. They wasted no time getting to us and helped us get in right away. Within about 60 seconds of showing up they were able to get us into the vehicle. It was amazing and truly worth every bit of it.

Being able to get out of that situation quickly was a good feeling to be able to know that we could get on our way and back to the route to home having the ability to call 24 hour locksmith made the experience much easier to deal with. He did not last too long because of their quick service and ability to help us out. Being able to call people like mobile locksmith pros helps you to get out of the situation quickly and provide a better situation for you and your family. The matter what you have for a locksmith solution we sure you give them a call and trust in their professional advice and expertise. They will help Bail you out when you have a situation that needs some quick attention. A reliable service and expertise gives you the added option to help you when you need it. Don’t abandon the vehicle get the locksmith down there and get back on your way back to life in a quick minute time with their professional service and ability to get you in and out.

Jul
2014

Freeway Mini Storage of Shelton is your best storage unit rental option.

When it comes to storage unit rental options, there are many different options for facilities that you can rent. Because there is a growing need for storage unit rentals, many different companies are cropping up to offer the service to customers. This is great for customers, as it means that you have many different options for your storage unit rental options. However, it is important to know what you should be looking for in a storage unit rental facility to ensure that you get the very best deal and the very best unit to meet all of your storage unit needs. There is one storage unit rental facility that is particularly good about meeting the needs of customers in a way that makes life easier for the customer. That storage unit rental facility is Freeway Mini Storage of Shelton, who puts customer service and satisfaction above all else when it comes to handling storage unit rental facility needs. They understand that you have many different and important needs as a person looking to rent a storage unit. There are many different amenities that might be important to you and you want to be able to rest assured that your things will be safe and secure in the storage unit rental facility that you choose. That is why Freeway Mini Storage of Shelton is truly an excellent option for people living in the Shelton area.

There are a number of things that make Freeway Mini Storage of Shelton a top of the line storage unit rental facility, but perhaps the thing that truly sets them apart is their excellent customer service. They know that the key to your heart and to your business is to provide you with the amenities and services that you need, but more importantly to provide you with the kind of support that is critical in the storage unit rental facility world. There are so many different options for choosing a storage unit rental facility, so they set themselves apart by providing this excellent customer service. This way youhttp://www.FreewayMiniStorageShelton.com can rest assured that your possessions are being taken care of in a facility that truly manages their property well. Their staff has over seventy eight combined years of experience in the storage industry, making it clear that they are your go to storage unit rental facility in Shelton. Customer service experience and know how makes Freeway Mini Storage the very best option, especially because it means they know how to make their storage unit rental facility as useful for you- the customer- as possible. People with less customer service experience are simply not as well equipped to manage a storage unit rental facility that can help its customers in the way that Freeway Mini Storage of Shelton can. If you go with Freeway Mini Storage, you can rest assured that you will be able to trust the people protecting your storage, and trusting in your self storage rental unit company is truly the most important thing. Choose Freeway Mini Storage of Shelton!

Jul
2014

FLORAL TRIM HELPS US MANAGE OUR KIDS

We have two children, mark who is 7 and Amy who is 17. As you can imagine we have plenty of issues to deal with, from both of them. Amy, instance, can be very resolute in what she decides. The last year she came to me and asked me to sing a permission form so she could have her tongue pierced (this was after she had already asked her mother and was told no) and of course I refused her. Well, wouldn’t you know it, the very next week she comes in the house with a brand new diamond stud in her tongue? When I asked her how she got that, he reply was a simple, “I forged your signature” Can you believe it folks, today’s kids just do not care what you tell them. I almost fainted when I found out but I used an old trick me and my wife have been doing with our kids for the last decade. I simply told her, “Honey, you can go ahead and keep your tongue ring. You are a big girl now but let me tell you this, if that ring stays in your mouth, I am going to go into your room and take away every single artificial butterfly that you own and they are going in the garbage.” Of course Amy being as stubborn as she is, at first tried to push me and see if I was just fooling but when I stood up and started walking toward her room she quickly changed her mind and she spit that ring out of her mouth as if it were a hot coal. I always use the threat of removing her butterflies and it always works.

Now out other child, mark, is still pretty innocent so we do not have the same kinds of problems with him, however if he refuses to say, brush his teeth or go to bed when asked, I tell him the same thing, I am going to strip his room bare of his decorative birds. I tell him that when I get finished with his room, you were going to think that he lived on the moon; the place would be so cold and dead. The mere thought of him losing his birds is enough to send cold shivers down his spin and almost within seconds he will go running to the bathroom to brush his teeth or else getting real calm and getting in his bed.

It isn’t just the threat of taking away their birds wither that we use. If we need them to be extra motivated to finish a class assignment or be extremely well behaved, we will tell them that they can go to www.floraltrims.com and pick out anything they want, provided of course that they are able to meet the goal which we have set for them at that given time.  Floral trims sure do make managing my kids a whole lot easier and it is a tool that I won’t stop using, not for a long time.

Jul
2014

My Wife Loves Her Sterling Silver Jewelry

sterling silver jewelry

For the longest time, my wife was never one to accept gifts on a regular basis.  Don’t get me wrong, she certainly appreciated the gestures, but she has been a very practical woman for most of her life, so she wouldn’t always think of extra gifts being the most practical when it came to managing our family.  Instead of pampering herself, she would always make it a point to spend our resources and time to our children, which makes complete sense.  I realize I would slip and try and pamper my wife every now and again, but she would always play it off fairly cool.  One time, however, I decided to giver her some sterling silver jewelry so she could spruce up some of her outfits, but she gave me the same response as usual.  Instead of brushing it off, we decided to give the sterling silver necklace to our daughter, and she loved it so much!  She would wear it almost every day to school, and I noticed that my wife was getting a little glint in her eye every time we would pick up our daughter from school.  After a few weeks, my wife let on that she wanted a sterling silver necklace of her own.  Imagine my surprise at this turn of events!  Since this was now the case, I made it a point to show my wife that I ordered the sterling silver jewelry from Sterling Jewelry Stores.

 

When I showed my wife the website, I couldn’t believe how brightly her eyes lit up!  Certainly, I knew that she had some kind of desire to have luxurious handmade jewelry, so I was finally relieved to see that she was letting herself get a little bit spoiled.  After browsing through their catalog, my wife decided that she wanted to get a set of sterling silver bracelets, as she hadn’t owned a set of bracelets since she was a little girl.  I suppose that when she saw our daughter in a brand new piece of handmade jewelry, she was taken back to her simpler times of treating herself to something new and shiny.  Once we had placed our order, the both of us were very exciting to receive the new bracelets.  I, for one, was excited for my wife, if only because she was finally letting herself get the luxurious treatment she deserved, and she was excited because she was finally going to have a piece of handmade jewelry of her own!

 

In the end, I found that most people can fully appreciate the craft of handcrafted, custom made jewelry.  There are still plenty of ways you can spice your wardrobe up, but many people will be able to notice and appreciate the quality and unique nature of handmade sterling silver bracelets and necklaces.  Once I found out that my wife began to appreciate some of the finer things in life (that weren’t really that pricey!) I was able to treat her every once in a while with a surprise gift, which would brighten up both of our days!

Jul
2014

Marty Erzinger is a wealth advisor.

I can’t even imagine what it would be like to have enough money that I needed to hire a wealth advisor such as Marty Erzinger to help me manage my finances. As a recent college graduate I am more concerned with paying off my student loans than I am about saving money for my future. While I recognize that both of those things are very important in order to secure a financial future for myself, paying off my loans is a much more immediate need than saving for my retirement. It is my dream to one day own my own home so that I can stop throwing away a ridiculous amount of money on my rent each month. Maybe I should consider hiring a wealth advisor such as Marty Erzinger to help me produce a financial plan so that I can save enough money for a down payment on a house someday.

Marty ErzingerI imagine that a wealth advisor such as Marty Erzinger would be vital for people who have a great source of wealth in their lives. The first thing that comes to mind for me when thinking about the need for a wealth advisor is athletes or celebrities who come up quickly from a more financially unstable background. As someone who does come from a financially unstable background, I imagine that if I came in to a great source of wealth in a short period of time that I would need some help managing my new wealth too. I have heard stories of athletes and celebrities who make it big but don’t understand how to manage their finances, so when their wealth bubble bursts they are left with very little. How devastating it must be to come in to a great source of wealth and then lose it all because you don’t know how to manage it.

I am not exactly sure what it is that a wealth advisor does, but I know if has something to do with investing one’s money and watching over one’s investments. I also think that a wealth advisor must work closely with families who wish to donate large amounts of money to philanthropic causes. I would hope that if I ever came in to a lot of money that giving back to my community would remain a top priority for me. There are so many wonderful organizations in my community that I would choose to support if I was financially in a place that I could do so. Maybe one day I will even need to hire my own wealth advisor to help me manage my philanthropic donations. If that was the case I would definitely need some help in planning for my retirement as well. At this point in my life retirement sounds like a mystical creature that few in my generation will ever catch a glimpse of. At this rate I am pretty sure that I will be working three different jobs until the day that I die. I guess maybe I am being a little dramatic.

Jul
2014

Blinds that match the hardwood flooring

When we first moved into our condo, there were already blinds in the windows. I don’t have a problem with them, in fact I have really enjoyed using them. They are a sturdy wooden blind that has long strings to lift them up and down, and they are painted white, so they really bring lightness into the spaces. But the hard wood floors are a really great old oak, and are a very light brown, nearly yellow color. So, I’ve decided that I want my blinds to match the hard wood floors that are throughout the whole house. I think that it would be a really great addition to the space if the blinds were the same color as the floors, or at least if they were the same type of wood so that it all matched. I just want to incorporate that color scheme into the space in a better way, because I’m not sure that I really like the bright white that is in every window. hardwood flooringI think that it would be much more neutral if everything were the same color, then my furniture would be the real color and accents in the space. Right now the blinds are a color, and so I have to match things to them. If they were just plain wood that was unpainted, just like the floors are, then I would not need to consider them as a part of the space. I would be able to just match the furniture to the other pieces in the room and on the walls, and not worry about them matching the white that is on the windows.

I have several paintings in the space that are off white, and that have golden colored mats. They are somewhat of a contrast to the blinds, and they don’t match. I think that it would all work much better if the blinds actually matched the hard wood flooring. So, I’m going to replace the blinds that have been in the space since I moved in. Armstrong Carpet has a great selection of blinds for the types of windows that I have, and they have all the colors and all the wood finishes that I was looking at. They even have the same style blinds that I already have, and if I special order them I can select the finish that they put on the wood. I would just have them stain the blinds to be the same color as the hard wood flooring, and if they were slightly off I don’t think that anyone would notice. I think that is the best option, and that way I can sell the blinds that are there now. They are in great condition and I’m sure that someone would want to have them, since they would be at a discounted price from what they would cost to buy new from the store. There is really no reason to wait, so I’m going to get it taken are of this season.  Soon everything will match.