Monthly Archives April 2014

What You Should Look for in a Decorative Mailbox Flag

Artist flags

Your yard has been looking a little average lately. That might be good enough for some people, but for you anything less than extraordinary is unacceptable. You need to make a few decorating changes. To make your home standout, try looking at decorative mailbox flags

Maintaining a well manicured and decorated garden is a hobby for millions of Americans. An estimated 85 million households in the United States have a self-maintained garden. An estimated 164 million people in the United States have gardened within the past 12 months. Decorative yard flags can make your garden stand out versus your neighbors. Decorative yard flags often feature a variety of animals or landscapes. Seasonal flags can be used to welcome in the spring and s

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Budget Friendly Ways to Support Our Troops and Help Military Families

Disabled veterans donations

Thousands of children take a few minutes to write heart-warming letters — or sometimes birthday cards, Valentines, or Christmas cards — to active military and returning veterans. “Thank you for fighting for our country. I love the color camo. Why did you want to go to the military? Thank you for dieing [sic] for our country. I love American flags. Do you ever stop working?” one letter begins.

Our children have the right idea. Helping military families, soldiers, and veterans does not necessarily entail spending a lot of time — or money — on charity. There are plenty of ways you to support our troops, without paying out of pocket. Here are some creative and inexpensive ways to get involved:

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Condo Living Versus Traditional Homes

Cheap condo for sale

There are definitely advantages of buying a condo versus a regular home, whether it is an urban high rise or relaxing condos near a golf course. Finding new condos for sale, depending on your needs and preferences, gives you more amenities than a traditional home, without a lot of the maintenance issues. In fact, you may be able to find the perfect new condo floor plans that fit your design preferences perfectly.

Whether it is a cheap condo for sale or the perfect condos near a golf course, the search can take you on many different paths in multiple neighborhoods, but it allows you to find the exact, perfect location for you. In buying a condo, whether you h

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The Top Three Garden Design Trends of 2014

Landscape trees and shrubs

Gardening and landscaping can increase the value of your home, save you money, and encourage you to spend more time in the great outdoors. Garden design, moreover, is in vogue. From planting sustainable trees and shrubs and edibles to infusing gardens with bold colors, breathing new life into your garden and the outdoor spaces surrounding your home is trending in 2014.

Never Mow Your Lawn Again!

Planting the right plants and shrubs can save you the trouble of constant mowing

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The Military Order of the Purple Heart Service Foundation One of the Many Organizations Working to Help War Veterans

Helping families in need

We are no doubt indebted to the men and women that serve in the armed forces. They risk their lives every day to protect the rights and freedom of Americans, as well as other nation’s residents. They are given high quality training, equipment, and knowledge to do their jobs, and they do it to the best of their ability. Unfortunately, when they get back home, they face an entirely different battle field.

The United States veteran unemployment rate, as of March 2013, was 7.1% for veterans 18 years of age or older. This number declined to 6% by March 2014, but a February Bureau of Labor Statistics study showed that post-9/11 veteran unemployment has increased to 9.4%. While these numbers are not indicative of the national trend, they do confirm that thousands of veterans and their families are suffering

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What Style of Mattress is Best For Me?

How to get a better night sleep

It used to be the only way to enjoy adjustable bed mattresses was to spend the night in the hospital. Today, for many people, adjustable bed is in their house providing daily relief. Adjustable beds provide the owner with a good nights sleep, no matter how soft or firm they want their mattress to be.

An adjustable bed has a multi-hinged lying surface which can be profiled to a number of different positions. Common adjustment includes inclining the upper body and raising the lower independently of each other. This can prevent the owner from having foot or leg pain. A slight incline at the head or foot of your bed can prevent you from curling up or bending your l

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Three Ways to Make Camping With Toddlers A Breeze

Rv service centers

Times are rough, and financial hardships may cause some families to second-guess that vacation — especially if they have the added expense and inconvenience of having toddlers in tow. The good news is that there are plenty of inexpensive options for getting out of the house, taking a much-needed step back from work, and enjoying the great outdoors. Camping is a cheap and convenient way to relax, and — contrary to popular belief — it can easily be toddler-friendly. Here are some basic steps for planning a toddler- and budget-friendly camping trip:

Take It Step-By-Step

Gradually introduce young tots to camping by picking up an RV for rent — or starting off excursions in small campers. Babies and toddlers will behave best if you slowly acclimate them to the ins and outs

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Is It Time to Take a Big Step in Your Life? Four Tips on Buying a New Home

Military relocation

As Forbes writes, there has never been a better time to buy a new home. Why? There are more cheap homes available now than in the past, thanks in no small part to the housing crisis of the last few years. Add to that the fact that mortgages are easier to get and the unemployment rate dropping to 6.6% by year-end 2014, and you have a perfect climate for buying homes.

That doesn’t mean that buying a new home, whether you’re looking for homes for military personnel or homes for relocation for a new job, comes without risk. The average home cost,

Plan a Sunset Beach Wedding – You and Your Guests Will Love It!

Learn how to play golf

There is nothing like imagining the perfect wedding day. All your guests are in the best attire, your bridal party is outfitted with elegant, yet fun dresses, and your groom is as handsome as ever. The venue’s decor matches the classiness of all of your outfits, the lighting mimics the most beautiful wedding places in the world, and every decoration is in place.

But the stress of trying to nail down every detail of your wedding can be overwhelming, anxiety-provoking, and down right unbearable, making it hard to envision anything but pulling your hair out. If you are feeling the strain of planning a local wedding that pleases everyone in you and your spouse-to-be’s family, consider researching destination wedding places

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Build Your Dream Home With Practicality in Mind

New home construction tips

Have you always dreamed of building your own home? If so, you have probably imagined high ceilings, an expansive living room, bright chandeliers to enliven the house, elegant furniture, breathtaking landscaping, and perhaps even a classic wrought iron fence to set your home apart from your neighbors. This dream can become a reality with custom home building.

Custom home builders work with you to shape and create the house that you want. They will draw up new home design ideas to help you decide how to customize your home, and can also offer valuable tips on building a new home. While making sure that the new home builder execute

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