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12 Feb 16 Organize (and Decorate) Your Home on a Budget with Baskets

What's an item that can help you organize every room in your home, helps create the appearance that you're a tidy housekeeper (even if you're not), and perks up your decorating scheme? Need another hint? It comes in all shapes, sizes, colors and materials and can be found in many local retail stores, including craft stores and discount retailers, and at flea markets and craft shows and well basically it's a universal item found all over the world. You probably have one right now in your ...

11 Feb 16 How to protect your home as well as your family.

How secure is your home? How accessible is your home? How often do you ask yourself these questions. Your home is where you and your family want to be safe from the daily stresses of life and most definitely from crime. A burglary happens every 15 seconds in this country. Though many intrusions are non confrontational have you ever asked yourself what if I or my family were home during a burglary? Most Burglaries happen during daytime hours because this is the time many of us are working, going ...

10 Feb 16 Effective Fire Prevention Measures in the Home 2

Although we can do our utmost to prevent fires from happening by isolating the sources of heat from combustibles and oxygen, it is often the unexpected event that catches us unawares. Carelessness Sometimes, forgetfulness can result in an accidental fire. Putting a kettle to boil water on a gas stove and forgetting about it can be disastrous. When all the water has evaporated, the kettle becomes red hot, melt and spread the molten metal around. LP gas leaks are also dangerous. If the fuel-air ...

09 Feb 16 Effective Fire Prevention Measures in the Home 1

Are you aware that you can lose all your personal belongings in a single fire? It's very sad when fire strikes your home. You lose everything. You do not have a chance to save many belongings. You will be considered lucky if you escape with your life. A person's home is a very private piece of his or her existence. People have been known to struggle for their entire life just to accumulate sufficient material riches and built comfortable shelters for themselves. We can experience a ...

08 Feb 16 Money Is A Family Affair

If you are single and don't have kids this tip won't mean much to you. For the rest of us that have others to consider when making money decisions it just may make things a little easier. I guess the best knock-down, drag-out fights my wife and I ever had was about money. No, it never came to blows because she's meaner than I am. Believe me you can have a lot of fights in almost 39 years. At some point we realized that it wasn't accomplishing anything. We still didn't have any money but we ...

07 Feb 16 Treasure Your Family Memories

A Saturday morning expedition with the kids brought me an unexpected surprise. Certainly I had some expectations of our outing to the "Healthy Kids Day" at the local YMCA. Mildly entertained children, yes. Gentle reminders to make healthier choices, yes. But newfound inspiration to help others (and ourselves) preserve precious photographs? That I wasn't expecting! It happened during a conversation with a firefighter. I was impressed by this humble man from the start. Not by his appearance or ...

06 Feb 16 Awesome Dad's Top Ten Ways To Be The Foundation of Your Family

Awesome Dad's Top Ten Ways To Be The Foundation of Your Family From CoachVille’s •Awesome Dads, dare to be a hero!” community. Check us out at: http://dbc593.cvcommunity.com Part of the responsibility of being a father is to establish a strong foundation for the family. Just like a building foundation, much of this work goes unseen and rarely gets acknowledged, yet the strength and integrity of the entire structure relies on it. The following intentions, although not always ...

05 Feb 16 Ten Things To Consider Before Buying A Bird House

center>Ten Things To Consider When Purchasing A Bird House When you decide to buy one bird house or more -- be aware that there are many designs being sold that are unsuitable for the birds. These houses may not attract any birds or the types of birds you wish, or they may actually be harmful. Many are very cute and look like little decorated houses. There is nothing wrong with these, but they are usually more appropriate as indoor decoration than as good safe homes for wild birds. Below is a ...

04 Feb 16 A house is not a Home without a Gnome

When confronted by a garden gnome the common reaction is to hold up your hands in horror and utter an expression of disgust while wondering how anyone can bear to allow such a creature to remain in their backyard. On the other hand we are told on good authority that the gnome population of Southern Germany is close on four million and, when you start looking, there are quite a number visible in the US. Perhaps we should not be surprised by the Germans since gnomes were first created in their ...

03 Feb 16 Home Decorating For Smaller Spaces

•Big Things Come In Small Packages” We’re all familiar with this quote, it’s normally associated with gifts not home decorating, but it should be. A one or two bedroom house, apartment, condo or townhouse can be just as impressive and grand as something with fifteen bathrooms, Wow, imaging having to clean all those, I have enough trouble with two. One interesting thing I have found from past experience is that decorating a smaller place is actually easier, not to mention less ...