Monthly Archives February 2016

Increasing Your Living Space in the Colder Months

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You?ve put a lot of work and money into your outdoor living space. You finally have everything perfect. It is comfortable, nice looking and practical. The only problem is that you only get to use it one season a year; in the summer. Many outdoor living spaces around the country are not usable year round because of colder weather and snow. Many people are stuck inside, unable to use their nice outdoor living area for many months of the year. They may be limited on space for entertaining. What are some ways that you can extend the amount of time that your outdoor living space is usable? The cold weather requires a heat source. It requires a way to provide warmth and heat in a safe way. The heat source should also be practical and easy to provide.

Gas fireplace logs are perfect if your outdoor living space

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Is Your Teenager Addicted to the Mall? Why Clothing Donation Stores Could Save Your Budget

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One of the biggest questions for fashion-conscious teens has always been: how do I stand out among my peers? Parents do not always want to invest hundreds — or thousands — of dollars into wardrobes that could be “out of style” within months. Teens who work may think that the mall has the best options for unusual styles, but the fact is that retail stores stock multiples of each outfit. Trying to stand out by shopping at the local mall can backfire, leaving fashionable teens looking just like everyone else.

Even if they do not know how to sew using a sewing machine, there is a wide range of do-it-yourself fashion products for fashion enthusiasts of any age. Using used clothes donations from local recycled clothing stores, sometimes known as thrift stores, teens can craft unique fashions

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Tips to Ease Your Online First Date Worries

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In recent years, the only way to find a significant other was to look in your normal circle of relationships. You could look at your local church, the restaurant you visit often, or at work. However, this limited your options and you might have felt like you would never find that perfect someone. Today, people?s options are increased drastically with the creation of online dating. Online dating sites allow adults to look for a partner in their community on the internet. Most of these options are people you might have not found otherwise. In fact, there are more than 54.25 million singles out there. Internet dating makes singles more accessible to you. Online dating is similar to a blind dating. It can be exciting, but it can also be scary and overwhelming. What are some ways to ensure you have

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Why Choose a Custom Home Builder?

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Planning your new home can certainly be an exciting endeavor. And while it’s exciting, it can also be stressful. As part of this process, many have to decide how much say they want in the outcome of their new home, and whether or not they want a production home builder or a custom home builder.
But for those seeking both control and high quality, luxury custom homes are often the option for you. Unlike production builders, who build a multitude of homes using a series of home templates, custom home builders creates one-of-a-kind homes, leaving more room for creativity, originality, and control on your end. That means that a

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What to Know About Hunting Land for Sale

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Are you looking into land to buy? It is important to know what to look for, as your purpose for buying the land will guide you. Hunting land for sale will have different features from farm land or horse property. The trick is to know what sets one farm or ranch apart from another.

A Ranch is Another Word for Farm, Right?

Before you begin your search, it is important to know the difference between a ranch and a farm. Both are large areas of land that can grow produce and have animals, but the primary purpose of a farm is to grow an abundance of the best produce, whereas a ranch focuses on breeding and selling the best animals. There are about 2.2 million farms in th

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How Donating to Charities Can Benefit You

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Wounded veterans charities are those organizations that specifically aim to help service members through donations of money, clothing, and household items. When you make donations of clothing to one of the many wounded veterans charities, you do more than help a needy family. About 10.5 million pounds of clothing are thrown into landfills each year. Sadly, reports indicate that practically 100% of textiles could be recycled in some way, even if the item is not in perfect condition. By donating clothing instead of simply throwing it in the garbage, you can clear up clutter and do good for the community as well.

When to Donate Clothes.

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Keeping Charity Open to Everyone

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It’s hard to avoid discussing social strata. More than ever before, the United States is becoming a shadow of the 1800’s, a polarizing system where everything is given to a little and nothing is handed to a lot. In this difficult economic climate, it becomes imperative to remember the human spark of giving rather than the typical cultural affect of consumption and waste. EPA estimates have suggested that while up to 75% of solid waste is recyclable, only 30% of it actually ends up being reused. This is symptomatic of a larger problem within American society as a whole. When important resources get thrown aside, when physical or social elements get disused or abused, everyone loses. Fortunately, through organizations that pick up donations and donate clothing, money etc, this problem can begin to be rectif

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Tips tor Buying Amish Furniture

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Amish furniture has been popular since the 1920s. That is when American folk art was first discovered by art dealers and historians. This is when the furniture began to be valued for its good quality and the beauty of the different pieces. All authentic Amish furniture is made completely by hand. People can buy a wide variety of Amish items such as an Amish pool house or Amish shed to just about any piece of furniture.

Tips tor Buying Amish Furniture:

  • Research your options. There are a lot of different styles and looks. The woods used in Amish furniture are most often oak, maple, walnut, cherry and hickory and there are a number of different stains you can choose from. If you are buying more than one piece, you may want different styles or stains for each.
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How to Care for the Different Species of Party

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Parties move fast so party-planners move faster. The gap between planning an event and hosting it can be extremely small. This leaves little time for renting chairs, tables, tents and other potential party necessities. Planning a party typically involves managing countless small details, from food to invitations. It can be expensive too. A wedding reception in 2012 cost up to $13,000 and Bat or Bat Mitzvahs cost anywhere from $15,000 to $30,000. While celebrations are always worth the cost, it’s worth looking at a few different types to figure out the most efficient way to manage and plan them. Starting with-


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