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Amazon Prime

Amazon Prime is a paid service for Amazon customers whereby you pay an annual fee of $79 in order to receive 2-day free shipping on all items that fall under the Amazon Prime qualification. Although not all items qualify for the Amazon Prime program, many of them do. Recently Amazon announced a price increase on [...]

Working with Milk Paint

Milk Paint

I recently discovered milk paint. Milk paint isn’t new. As a matter of fact, it has been around for thousands of years. King Tut’s tomb and ancient cave paintings were painted using milk paint. The fact that I’ve been around all these years and never heard of it before amazes me. The ingredients are so [...]

Microfiber Sofa

The furniture industry has been revolutionized with the use of microfiber material. Microfiber is a man-made material made up of tiny synthetic fibers. The mix and match of the fibers (the microfiber material could contain polyester, silk, nylon and more) will result in different texture in microfiber furniture. Ultimately, the furniture is durable, comfortable and [...]

3M Command Strips

I used 3M command strips after recently painting my guest room.  I decided that after all of the pre-painting prep work of spackling and sanding and getting rid of nail holes, I didn’t want to re-create the same problem. Although I had quite a few pictures to hang on the walls, I didn’t want to [...]

Selk Bag

There is no doubt that working from home is not only convenient, but it is a money saver. No more commutation costs, eating lunches out or having to buy the work clothes for making a presentable appearance. Working from home does have its financial drawbacks, however. It’s especially noticeable for folks who live in areas [...]

No More Spiders

It is possible to kill of spiders, ants and other yucky bugs the natural way. All you need to do is buy a bag of diatomaceous earth. That’s pronounced – dahy-uh-tuh-mey-shuh s earth. It’s a mouthful, but it’s a great all natural, non chemical item to have around the house for killing all types of [...]

Carpet

When deciding on the color and type of carpet to put in the family room, people seem to overlook a very important component . . .the padding. How often do you discuss carpet padding when decorating a room? Not very often. The padding, however, is a vital part of your carpet installation and long term [...]