Friday, September 21, 2018

Helpful Tips for Improving a Home

Improving a home may seem like a daunting task to do. However, that does not have to be the situation at all. There are some tips that can help homeowners and renters improve the interior and exterior of their home.

Improving Walls

One of the easiest and quickest ways to improve the look of a room is to paint it. Painting a room is not as hard as it seems. A local hardware store or national chain has a wide variety of colors that can be ideal for a family room, kitchen or a bedroom. If choosing a color seems difficult, consider the color white or off-white. These colors match with a variety of furniture and décor that is in a room. Do not forget to invest in paint rollers, brushes and tape in order to protect the floor, ceiling and other décor. Although painting a room may take a day or a weekend, the result can be amazing. Another helpful tip to keep in mind is to invite a few friends to come over for a painting party. Everyone can paint, and be sure to provide snacks and pizza as a reward for helping.

Looking at Landscaping

When it comes to landscaping, it can be tricky. Some projects can be very straightforward, such as adding more grass seed to a yard, or planting shrubs that thrive in the shade. While these projects can be done by many people, there are other projects that may need to be accomplished by professionals, such as if home needs st louis retaining walls. Therefore, take a careful look at what needs to be done before taking action.

Whether it is time to paint the walls of a family room or plant some marigolds in a potter, improvements in the interior or exterior of a home can make a big difference. Make sure to put some money aside before making the decision to improve a home. People can save themselves plenty of time and money by considering a project instead of going forward without planning ahead.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Four Ways Creative DIY Business Ideas Can Keep Stay-at-Home Parents Sane

Being a stay-at-home parent is both exhausting and awesome because you get to spend time with and raise your children as you see fit. However, to keep their sanity intact, most parents need to find an outlet for their minds, which means a dalliance into DIY business ideas that incorporate creativity. Here are four reasons why this kind of stay-at-home side business can be super-beneficial to stay-at-home parents.

Do Something You LOVE—Then Sell It

DIY business ideas are the most fun and lucrative when you can do something you already love, like a hobby that you turn into a money maker. Do you love making customer stickers and doling them out in bunches to creative teens with plenty of locker space? Or, do you prefer making jewelry from gemstones that you salvage from thrift shops? Your hobbies, whatever they are, has a fan base, so use those DIY crafts to your advantage.

Get Your Family Involved

Side businesses can be a great way to bond with your kids, so get your family involved with your DIY business ventures. Not only would it be fun for them to lend their creative prowess to your business projects, but it could teach them an important, positive lesson in responsibility.

Don’t Lose Sight of Your Creative Side

When considering a DIY business from home, using your creativity is better than going all-out serious. This is all about keeping your sanity, so it has to be something you enjoy doing. Go all in on a crafty, creative business idea that allows you to utilize your imagination. You could even find inspiration in conversations with your kids, as those little people have tons of imagination to throw your way.

Successful DIY Business Ideas
 = Supplemental Income

Regardless of what your DIY business idea is, from piecing together wine lover gifts, to crocheting a giant teddy bear for animal lovers, you can be sure there’s probably some sort of market for it. That being said, a successful DIY business from home can add supplemental income to your family’s ban account. This means more cash to spend on groceries, bills, or splurge outings with your youngsters.

Boost Curb Appeal With a New Gazebo

Whether you're a homeowner or an investor, sprucing up the exterior of your real estate property can be important for a number of reasons. If you're planning on selling the property, enhancing the exterior, also known as creating curb appeal, is of the utmost importance. A pleasant yard and a welcoming exterior will help draw in buyers and help you sell the home faster. Even if you're not planning on selling your home, you may want to add features that will help you spend more time enjoying the outdoors.

In either case, adding a gazebo to your yard can create a welcoming atmosphere and provide a place to gather on sunny days. Perhaps you've considered adding a gazebo, but dismissed the idea, because you assumed there would be too much work involved. To the contrary, a wooden gazebo kit can make the construction of your gazebo that much easier. In fact, it can take as little as one weekend to put it together.

Just as you would decorate the interior of your home to appeal to your tastes, you can do the same with a gazebo. In addition to a wide range of sizes, you can also select the shape of your gazebo. Some common layouts include oval, rectangular, and octagon shapes. Even a small oval pagoda can add character to your garden, while offering a place to store your gardening utensils.

Wouldn't it be nice to have a larger gazebo that can accommodate several guests, so you can enjoy the summer evening breeze? Many people don't entertain outdoors, because they don't have a proper deck or patio. A gazebo solves that problem without having to have contractors design and construct a structure. Simply select a gazebo you like and start assembling it.

Adding your gazebo can increase the property's value, when it does come time to sell. So, not only are you adding something that will help you enjoy your property, but it may enhance the home's value in the future. Considering there are gazebos to fit any budget, there's no reason to delay adding one to your yard.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

A Few Reasons to Use a Mover for Your Local Move

A lot of people who move within the same town will attempt to do the work themselves. You rent a truck and try to enlist as many friends you can find to help. Of course, inevitably, there are problems. These problems are why you need to use a local moving company. The following are a few problems you will avoid when using professional movers. 

You save time packing

This is something that is overlooked when moving. Most local movers offer packing services. If they don't, then you need to find one that does. All of the good, professional movers in Pinellas County FL will offer this service. When they arrive at your home for packing, they will bring all of the necessary packing supplies for the job. Because they have already looked at what was needed for the job when they provided you with an estimate, they will know exactly what they need. All of the boxes in various sizes, all of the tapes and labels that are needed they will bring with them. Because you don't have a lot of experience packing, you may waste time making trips to the store to get what is needed, and that assumes you know what is needed. You may not even use the appropriate packing materials for the job.  When you use the packing services of a local mover, your items will be less likely subject to damage, and because everything will be labeled, your items will be organized, and this will make unpacking easier.

Moving is faster

Once everything is packed, there will be several people loading the moving truck and then unloading the truck. The chances are that you won't have the help you need on your moving day, but this is not a problem for movers. You will have everything loaded from your old place and unloaded at your new place the same day. All of the moving equipment needed, the movers will have. 

When all is said and done, you will not only save time, but you will save wear and tear on your body. You will not be under any time constraints when you move because professional movers know exactly what they are doing.  

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Fascination For Anything DIY

I have joined this group of DIY'ers at Facebook and since then, I get more and more inspired doing arts and crafts and DIY projects for home and business.  I'm glad to know that there are lots of people who share the same interest with me and who could relate with the things I absolutely love.

You see, I am a person who can't stand to be idle for hours just like my husband. I would definitely find things to do around the house, if not busy with my online job.  Now, I think my kids had adopted that idea. They, too tend to do lots of DIY projects at home and because we are opening up a business soon, we are currently very busy with all these DIY projects as we intend to decorate our place with our own creations.  There's this mix of fun and excitement as we complete projects one after the other.  Although my youngest had an inclination with music, she also loves to do arts and crafts just like me and her big brother.  I would love to support my kids in whatever passion they have. I almost buy a brand new guitar and music keyboard for her but she declined my offer because she doesn't really have time to practice instruments at the moment, though she said she would love to have one someday.

Meanwhile I am interested in making a fairy garden like this one here below:

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Chrissy Teigen Speaks About Raising A Home And Family

Ten months after giving birth, Chrissy Teigen already posed for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue. Wow! John Legend’s better half admitted she was hesitant at first but everyone made her feel comfortable so she did it.

The 31-year-old model tells PEOPLE Now that her confidence level changed a lot but once she got there and she saw MJ and the entire team rooting on her, she’s happy to do it.  However, Chrissy, in all honesty, admitted that she was for sure nervous during the shoot. She said further that she still had her belly line and stitches. Well, I still think that, to be able to shoot for Sports Illustrated ten months post partum is remarkable!

When asked about her and John Legend being tagged as #RelationshipGoals couple, Chrissy said, “I do think it’s kind of silly. I love being that way, because I love people looking up to somebody who has a relationship that’s enviable, of course. But also, the things they say it for are so stupid, like, we’ll be eating a burrito and someone will be like, ‘Relationship goals!’ and I’m like, ‘Go get a burrito? Just eat a burrito! We should definitely have higher standards of relationship goals, but at the same time we’re very happy to be people’s relationship goals.”

Can’t agree more on what she said. Everything is on point! 

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Starting A Vegetable Garden

I just have recently started my vegetable garden and I am just so excited about it. Just started with few varieties like lettuce, pechay, pepper and onions.  Since I don't have enough space to work on a raised garden bed, I just content myself with the vertical one in containers.  I bought some seeds from the supermarket and asked my son to get me a sack of garden soil from the nearby garden center.  It's actually my first time to try vegetable gardening as I always have some reservations doing this.  I am into gardening since many years ago, but I am just collecting mainly ornamental and flowering plants.

My affiliation with a gardening enthusiasts group inspired me to start a small one even in my own yard.  I bought some plastic containers and started right away with my DIY vertical garden.  I was so happy to find some small leaves coming out from my planted seeds.  

I am not so sure if I will be successful in this vegetable garden because I am really clueless as to how should I go about it like the amount of sunlight and water needed, fertlizer and other stuff.  I am just hoping that my seedlings would survive and become full grown as this will definitely give me an inspiration to continue with this new venture in gardening.

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