Wow, the weather was just perfect the past days. I slowly feel the spirit of spring season. This is the time of the year when there are a lot things to do in the garden. This simply means that spring season is also the time to work in the garden especially for me who love garden work. The first spring flowers flowers were already blooming. It seems that they are like a balsam to my soul seeing these lovely flowers.
Tulips that bloom in our garden.
Here are some of the things I need to do this spring time; (more…)
We’ve all been there. Extremely worried that someone or something was going to sniff out your weed stash. Your parents are sniffing around your room in high school, a drug dog is sniffing around your car at a traffic stop, and your RA is looking through your room for random inspection. It happens to us all, and those moments of panic until you get caught, or lucky, are probably some of the worst times of any stoners life. Lucky for us, you don’t have to worry about it anymore. (more…)
Whether you have a newborn on the way or toddlers and tweens running around the house, how you raise your children has a lot to do with where you raise them. From the terrible twos all the way to high school graduation, there are some pretty great places in America to raise a family. Here’s a look a few of the best places to live when you have a baby on board.
4. Corona, California
If you’re looking for a family-friendly city that’s small in scale, but offers plenty of outdoor space, look no further than Corona, California. The city of Corona is situated on the outskirts of Los Angeles, so it offers a nearby big-city feel without all the traffic and overpopulation. (more…)
This will probably one of the biggest decisions you will do in your life. It is not easy to decide especially when some things are missing like your finances. Whether you will be renting a place to stay like an apartment or a whole house, or whether you will buy or build your own home, you have to consider many things when deciding for it. Either of this, there are always advantages and disadvantages. (more…)
Buyers who are looking for a home mortgage have fewer options today than in the past. Before the Great Recession, many lenders approved loans based on risky terms. Now, most buyers have three safe and sensible options: fixed interest mortgage, adjustable rate mortgage or interest-only loan.
1. Fixed interest mortgage – This type of home loan has an interest rate that does not fluctuate during the fixed loan period. It allows the borrower to predict future mortgage payments with accuracy. The lender bases a fixed interest loan on the average discount rate over a fixed time period. (more…)
Fireplaces are not only aesthetic but functional parts of the home. They ensure that the house is kept warm and give it an exotic touch. Unlike the past, when fireplaces used to open directly into the house, nowadays they have doors that one can open or close. Therefore, it is important for a person to decide what type of door he or she wants on his or her fireplace. There are a number of fireplace doors that a person can choose from. So, it is important for one to take his or her time to select the best.
When selecting a fireplace door, it is important for a person consider the type of fireplace he or she has. (more…)
We are stepping now the third month of the year. March is finally here and I hope everyone is having a wonderful start. So far, I am doing good and can’t complain at the moment. There are a lot of projects we are planning for this year especially about home improvements and renovations. We are deciding now which project should be done first. Of course, financial matters should be also considered in the first place.
We are glad to live in our own home. It might not be too big or a luxury one but at least, we can call it our home. The best thing is we don’t pay anymore for a home mortgage. It is indeed a great investment we have.
We are happy and contented about 2013 because we were able to do some home improvements and renovations including the following; (more…)
When designing a new kitchen there are a few things to keep in mind for the overall design of the kitchen, that will help make your life as a budding chef much easier. Kitchens are one of the most used rooms in the house, and normally we work with what we have, but a kitchen that is well designed, with ample lighting and that makes the most of the available space can really help when you are trying to cook several things at once, or you are trying to cook a meal designed for a bunch of guests.
If you have limited available space in your kitchen, it is important to consider how to best store everything that you need in your kitchen. Using overhead cabinets to store a lot of your cutlery and kitchen utensils can be a great way to save on storage space, plus the cabinets are flexible and come in a variety of shapes and sizes. This really works if you have a longer kitchen, as the cabinets can be made to any length. (more…)
It doesn’t matter whether you use your garage, workshop or basement as a place to pursue a hobby, become a weekend or free time repair person or as a professional work area, keeping the space organized can eliminate a lot of frustration. Investing in tool boxes and storage cabinets that provide the type of storage space you need can also save you some money.
How many times have you searched for a tool until you became frustrated enough to give up the search and went out and bought a new one? Chances are, you later found that the tool you searched for had fallen behind or beside of some other items, or that it had gotten lost underneath the clutter in your work area. When you buy replacements for tools you already have, you are spending money unnecessarily. Wouldn’t you rather use that money to buy a new item for your work area? (more…)
The owner of a washing machine can do a lot things to keep his or her device in good working order. One of things an owner can do is to clean around the lid of the machine. Whether it’s a side-loading machine or a front-loading model, it is important to clean away the spilled soap, fabric softener and dirt that accumulates on the edges of a washer lid. If these materials are left to accumulate, it could make it hard to close and open the lid. Here are some other simple things that an owner can do to maintain the condition of a washing machine. (more…)