Author: Rachelle Wilber

Unique Concrete Design Ideas for Your Home

No matter what part of the country you live in, concrete designs are quickly become a lasting trend for all ranges of outdoor spaces. Just think of the possibilities. You can use concrete today to design concrete outdoor flooring, concrete patios in the front or back, entryways, decks for a pool, and so much more. Consider a few unique designs for your home that make creative use of concrete and your home will thank you. Stamped Concrete Outside Stamped concrete is also often referred to as concreted that has been textured or imprinted. Many times, rollers imprinted with designs...

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The Difference between Public and Private Schools

There are some significant differences between public and private schools beyond the standard understanding of how they are funded. Many people see particular strengths and weaknesses in both types of school, but parents often make decisions on where their children will attend school based on curriculum and learning philosophy when they have personal financial resources that enable them to send their child to a private school. Issues such as exposure to certain elements of society can also have a major impact on a final decision. But first, it is best to understand the differences between the types of schools....

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Winter Heating Options and Ideas for Frugal Families

For as long as anybody can remember, humans have been trying to figure out the cheapest and most effective methods of staying warm in winter. Oftentimes it was a matter of life and death. Heating a home in cold weather is always going to cost, but it doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Make Sure Your Home Is Sealed Trying to heat a house that’s improperly sealed is an expensive exercise in futility, since precious heat is escaping outdoors and costing you money. Search for air leaks and seal the home with caulk and weather strip. Making sure your...

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Selling Your Home? Tools and Tips to Keep it Simple

Home sellers, particularly those who are selling for the first time, typically find the whole process mentally and emotionally draining. Throughout the selling process, there are a multitude of decisions that sellers can find confusing or details that sometimes create unexpected challenges or delays. Pricing correctly, conducting repairs, and investing in marketing, are just some of the more common considerations that sellers face. If you are getting ready to sell your home, go over these tools and tips listed below and make your selling process easier to navigate. Know the Market Pricing is the decision that creates the most...

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Fall Treats for Every Family Under the Sun

Fall is a great season to spend time with your family and enjoy delicious treats together. It can be difficult to find treats that will please the whole family, so here is a list of fall treats that is sure to make everyone in your family, no matter how picky, happy this fall season.  Enjoying the fall is very important to many people, and having a few treats to go along with it makes everything that much better. Popcorn “Trail Mix” Here’s an easy one. Pop some popcorn and add in nuts, mini marshmallows, M&Ms or other candies, and...

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4 Tips for Anyone Contemplating a Cross-Country Trip

Going on a cross-country trip can be the experience of a lifetime. The sights, the sounds, and oh my goodness, the food – it can be a life-changing and immersive experience. But in order to make a cross-country trip safe and successful, you’ll have to do a lot of planning – and saving. Here are four tips you’ll want to remember for making your cross-country trip an event to remember – for the right reasons. Take a Buddy Generally speaking, even if you’re a veteran traveler, you shouldn’t go cross-country by yourself. The glory of the open road doesn’t...

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4 Ways to Protect Your Eyes from Bright Lights

You’ve always known that staring directly into the sun was a bad idea, since it can damage your eyes within just a few minutes. Protecting your eyes from other bright lights, however, is equally important. If you’re ready to start protecting your eyes, try these four strategies for avoiding overexposure to bright lights. Darken Your Sunglasses The darker your sunglasses are, the better they will protect your eyes from bright lights, from the light of the sun or reflected light to other bright light sources. Many times, people choose their sunglasses because of the way the color looks. Brown...

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Inviting Environment: How to Make Your Home a Welcome Place to Be

Recently, you received a job offer you couldn’t refuse. Unfortunately, accepting this position required you to move your family for the fifth time in the past six years. Due to a lack of desirable homes for sale in your new location, you moved your family into a fixer-upper. While your new place is spacious, it lacks charm and character. If you can relate to this scenario, consider the following ways to make your home a welcome place to be.   Paint Interior Walls   One of the easiest ways to transform the look of a home is to paint...

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Online VS on Campus: Contrasting Benefits and Differences

Adults have different needs and wants when it comes to pursuing higher education. Some people crave the in-person contact with their professors and classmates. Others prefer the flexibility and distance that comes with online learning. You can make your own decision about how you want to pursue your education by comparing and contrasting online and campus learning. There are many differences in between these two, so be mindful of your preferences when deciding which route to take.   The Benefits of On-Campus Learning   People who take on-campus courses receive face-to-face instruction and also enjoy personal interactions with classmates....

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How to Start Your Marriage Out on the Right Foot

With minimal effort, your new mate carries you across the threshold of the home the two of you will share. Starry eyed, you can’t stop thinking about the amazing, honeymoon trip that just ended. If you’re a newlywed, you likely desire to start your marriage out on the right foot. To accomplish this important task, consider the following tips.   Show Appreciation Before marriage, future spouses often compliment each other profusely. For instance, a guy might tell his fiancée how beautiful she looks on a daily basis. Or, a woman may always praise her future husband for paying for...

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