Apr
23
Candle holders are an essential accessory for candles. The first candle holders, made of clay, date back as far as fourth century BC Egypt. Of course, today we have a wide variety of candle holders to choose from. They are a colorful addition to home décor. You can find candle holders for any variety of candles, including: tapered, pillar, votive, floating, tealites, birthday, etc. Candle holders are available to match any style of décor. There are candle holders made from glass, pewter, ...
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Apr
22
A kitchen carpet spill can be anything from your child's cup falling off the table to the muddy footprints through the room. Dealing with the kitchen spill is really what separates the professionals from the rest of us. But, it doesn't have to be hard to clean these spills from your carpet. In fact, with a little common knowledge, a little know how and some quick action, many of the spills that happen can be corrected fast and easy. So, how will you react when that plate goes crashing down to ...
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Apr
21
Paying for a contractor to take care of your home improvement projects is not something you should have to do. There are many basic home improvement projects that you can take care of on your own without anyone helping you. All you have to know is what those tasks are, what tools to use, and you are on your way. Now if you've already paid someone to take care of improving your home, don't fret. This just means that you'll be able to take care of those tasks all by yourself in the future. This ...
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Apr
20
You can use all the carpet cleaning tips in the world, and guess what? You still probably can't get your carpet as clean on your own as a professional carpet cleaner can. On the other hand, who needs perfection? The tips here will help you get that carpet clean enough. Heat helps! Above 118 degrees fahrenheit, every 18 degrees higher changes chemical reactivity by 100%. Hot water extraction cleaning is done between 150 and 200 degrees. Is that too technical? The point is not only that hot water ...
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Apr
19
Author Interview: Mommy Come Home The New Trend to Tradition: Bringing Up Your Own Interview with Sandra Gillmore conducted by Lisa Hendey In her new book Mommy Come Home, author Sandra Gillmore strongly advocates the role of 'full-time motherhood'. Some may disagree with the book's premise that mother should eschew career and stay home with children (in lieu of day care or even dad or a relative providing in home care). I found the value of this book to be for readers who have chosen the 'stay ...
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Apr
18
The work around a house or apartment has got to be some of the least thanked work ever created. Whether it is the yard work on the weekend, plumbing as it arises, daily dishes & errand running, we tend to overlook the assistance that our spouse and children offer us regularly. Part of why being at home is so tiring for some is the simple fact that the ongoing work of maintaining regular life is hardly regarded as special. We don't forget to say thank you for trips to Hawaii, or Prague (gift ...
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Apr
17
When homeowners decide to tackle large home repairs and improvement projects, they are taking an important step in moving towards a beautiful house they can be proud to call their own. This will bring out a sense of pride in the homeowners that makes living in the house more enjoyable and actually makes the remodeling process much more enjoyable. Nobody likes going through project after project only to realize that they are getting nowhere and that their house still looks like the ugly house on ...
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Apr
16
Come every Spring, we become a little more conscious of the way our home looks to all those who pass by. Often times it is out of our budget to repaint, or remodel the exterior of your home. Here are some great tight budget tips for dressing up the outside of your home with 'Creativity, Not Cash!' TM 1.Stand out on your sidewalk and take a picture of your home from the street. Often times we do not really 'see' what is there because we have become so accustomed to it. Take your photo to a copy ...
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Apr
15
You wouldn't pick the low bidder to do plastic surgery on you, so why pick a fly-by-night operator to give your home a facelift?Picking a home improvement contractor is a lot like picking a roommate, you're going to have to live with them for a while, so you had better pick someone you can get along with and trust. Here's a few pointers:Know what you want going in: If you already know exactly what you want and can communicate that to a home improvement contractor, that allows the contractor to ...
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Apr
14
Video security cameras are a choice that is becoming more and more accepted. The safety of your family and your home is made more secure by choosing the right security camera. The video from a video security camera could be worth its weight in gold because you can replay it in the event of trouble. Even the most basic home or office video security system is significant so that you can see what is going on in your home or office. The safety of your family is very important and security is an ...
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