February 26th, 2012
My favorite part about moving is having a new place to decorate. My least favorite part is getting there and all of those heavy boxes. With all of the hassle of moving you shouldn’t have to worry about how to find a company to work with. With just a few clicks you can get lots of different quotes. If you’re working on a much bigger scale like changing locations for a whole office there are commercial options available. Find out about six top removal companies quickly.
The House Removals Company allows you to get quotes either in the UK or for other countries. It’s easy to use the site. Just select which country you’re in and where you’re moving to. This site has even partnered with Boxes2Move. I like that they offer entire packages with different tape and sizes of boxes. You can even get options for specially shaped electronics. Moving always seems to be stressful but you can cut down on this just by working with the right people.
There are also several helpful articles on the site that helped to answer a lot of my questions. There are even tips on how to go green with your move or at least cut down the impact on the environment as much as possible.
January 12th, 2012
One big reason I didn’t want to move to Southern Utah is the landscaping. However, I love the lifestyle of being able to hike so that won out. Since it is a desert there aren’t a lot of green living things around. Instead, people just have gravel in their front yards and decorate with large boulders instead of plants. It just doesn’t seem to give a lot of useable yard space. Plus it looks cold and boring because it’s in everyone else’s yard too. Since sometimes people may only have one or two trees in their yard it makes sense to show it off with the proper landscape lighting installation.
The one thing that stands out is if anyone actually has grass in their yard. Some people are looked down upon for it because of its impact on the environment in the desert. Plus, it never really looks that healthy especially in the hot summer months. When I do see a house with a lawn though it just becomes a huge visual relief.
I love on the System Pavers site that that they have options for an artificial lawn. A lot of the things that used to be a problem with products in years passed are gone. These included water sitting on top of the turf or it discoloring. This is taken care of by the proper installation of this new product. The Systems Pavers site also has instructions for installing artificial grass.
It not only works great if you live in the desert but there’s lots of other applicable situations. You might want to have your weekends to yourself instead of spending it mowing your lawn. You can finally have it all even if you live in the desert.
January 10th, 2012
I think that Pantone’s new color of the year called Tangerine Tango looks great because I love the color orange. I’m already reading about a lot of bloggers who are saying they won’t decorate with it. It’s not just that it’s orange; it’s such a bold color of orange. It will be difficult to find in a lot of fabric and furniture options because of that. That leaves it as a paint color. I doubt it will catch on the way that a lot of other colors in the years passed have.
October 31st, 2007
I‘m more than a little late writing a post about Halloween crafts. Martha Stewart probably started her Halloween shows months ago. Then again, no one has ever confused me with Martha. So here are a few ideas for jack o lanterns if you are trying to put something together at the last minute.
The last Halloween event I went to had an assortment of funny noises & glasses & small hats. They had even gotten some foam kits full of teeth & eyes. It was an easy & mess free way to decorate a pumpkin.
Another option is painting a pumpkin with acrylic paint. This saves the hassle of gutting the pumpkin & you can use more color than with traditional carving.
I’ve been seeing a lot of decorative pumpkin carving. These aren’t supposed to look like anything, they are just supposed to be pretty so carve your pumpkin with a series of scrolls, s’, or polka dots.