By: Hannah Davis
Its severe weather season, are you prepared? If not, here is a severe weather emergency kit checklist so you’re prepared if severe weather hits your area.
By: Hannah Davis
A monogrammed gift is a great way to personalize and is a meaningful way to make a simple housewarming gift something a little extra special. You can monogram bath towels/hand towels, dish towels and sheet sets. You can even monogram soap and wine glasses. Monogrammed housewarming gifts are a great way to jazz up your everyday housewarming gift by making it a little more personal and meaningful.
If the person you are gifting to is great with plants and has a green thumb plants are a great personal gift to give. Whether it is a plant they can plant in there yard or a potted plant for the house, a plant is a great gift for someone who enjoys gardening to remember you by. If it’s a plant for the yard make sure it is native for your area/region. Herb garden trio for the kitchen are also a great gift to give and even does double duty for someone with a green thumb and someone who has a passion for cooking as well.
Orchids are one of my favorite flowers to give as a housewarming gift. They can last for several months and they are very low-maintenance. My trick for keeping them alive is 3 icecubes every 10 days or so. How easy is that? Even someone with a black thumb like myself can keep that alive!
Spring is here. It's time to pack up and secure your winter home and head to your original homebase. Before you shutter everything up, there are things you can do to protect your identity and home from damages from robbers, break-ins and other vandals while you're away. According to Kevin Coffey, a scholar of thievery, many home burglaries occur on the ground floor. The burglar will usually enter at the rear or side door. The second most common access point is through the garage. Most burglaries happen during the daytime when homes are empty, and when the homeowners are at work.
In addition to securing your documents and finances, look into affordable gadgets and tips to ensure your house will still be around to enjoy for many more vacations to come.
Easter is coming up this Sunday, March 31. Are you ready? Here are some excellent Easter Basket ideas for girls and boys, even some for pre-teens and teenagers.
The Arts & Crafts Basket:
If your little one is head over heels for craft projects and coloring an excellent idea is to arts and crafts themed Easter Basket full of special goodies. Crayons and coloring books are a must. Include items such as markers, finger paint and/or paint and paintbrushes. You can’t forget the construction paper in a variety of wonderful colors. What would a craft project be without Popsicle sticks, pipe cleaners for flowers, googly eyes and pompoms. They can’t start their craft project without the essential basics such as children’s craft scissors and glue/glue sticks. Stickers and stampers are a big hit with little crafters, there an Easter Basket must have. Last but not least you can’t forget the art smock. Make your little crafter an Easter to remember with their extra special arts and crafts themed Easter Basket.
By: Jenny Walton
Baby, it’s cold outside! Do the winter blues have the best of you? If you answered, “Yes,” there is a surefire cure for this awful illness.
Seriously, I know these things. I’m a doctor. Okay, surprise, surprise. I’m no doctor; however, I guarantee that taking a staycation will heal your ailments. Here are some great staycation ideas:
1) Explore your city. Put on your tourist face, and go to the localart museum, or that new restaurant you haven’t yet tried, take a cooking class,(or whatever tickles your fancy), go to a local sporting event, whatever it may be. Do the things that you are always too busy to do. Fall in love with your hometown all over again.