Monthly Archives November 2015

Sweet Sixteen Parties are Classic, But Many Teenaged Boys are Hosting “Sour Sixteens”

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Every teenager whose parents are planning a “Sweet Sixteen” party has different ideas about what the perfect party would look like. While for some teens, a DJ and dance floor are essential, other teens want to celebrate in a smaller venue with close friends and family. Some teens want an outdoor party or a themed event, while others still are looking for a “destination Sweet Sixteen” at a beach or family-friendly resort.

For parents who may spend thousands on a Sweet Sixteen party, the details are the most important thing. Finding attractive invitations and making sure everyone is invited, finding color-coordinated linen rentals and flowers at a great price, and having plenty of photo opportu

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How Clothing Donations Are Helping Families and the Environment

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Most Americans have become accustomed to the routine of regularly buying new clothes. Some people may be attempting to keep up with the ever changing fashion trends, while others may simply be shopaholics. Unfortunately, once a closet becomes packed full, clothes may start being thrown into the trash.

Given the current focus on climate change and environmental conservation, it is surprising that people don’t find alternative methods for getting rid of old clothes. The world is in a race to find renewable sources of energy as well as making a point to recycle paper and plastics. However, textiles is for some reason often overlooked as being harmful to the environment.

The average person generates around 4.5 pounds of trash each day, this amounts to about 1.5 tons of solid waste per yea

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Why Renting is Every Millennial’s Dreamand Why You Should Be Doing It Too!

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Renting is rapidly becoming a popular option for people of all ages, but especially among the younger generation. It’s cheaper than owning a house long term, flexible — which is helpful if you travel for work or don’t like to stay in one place very long — and you can often find beautiful city loft apartments for a quarter of the price of owning a smaller and less luxurious home. For those who have never lived in an apartment and are worried about how homey it can be, apartment living can be quite cozy, even on a limited budget! If you’re just starting out or are thinking of downsizing your home, renting an apartment might be the way to go.

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Amish Furniture 3 Popular and Important Styles

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The United State’s Amish, or Pennsylvania Dutch, community has long been the interest of curious Americans who wonder how people can live in such antiquated ways. They’re also beloved in some ways for the products they make, usually from oak, cherry, hickory, walnut, or maple wood.

In addition to the high-quality furniture, which is 100% hand-crafted, and wooden sheds, which generally last between 15 and 20 years, the Amish make a plethora of other things, such as gazebos, pergolas, and of course the classic Amish barns. In celebration of the Amish tradition here are three important aspects that helped turn their simple way of life into a booming economy.

    1.) 1920s: The 1920
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3 Types of Ranches You Should Know About

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When you decide that you want to own a ranch, it can be difficult to figure out the steps that follow that decision. You need to figure out where you want to move the ranch to, what type of ranch you want to run, and what type of property will work the best for what you want to do with it. While it may be a long and hard journey, you will surely benefit from the outcome of your decision. Read on for just a few types of ranches you can choose to run!

Cattle Ranches

Cattle ranches are by far the most popular of ranch types, and for good reason. You can do quite a bit with a cattle ranch, because there are so many uses for cattle. You’re left with a ton of options

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Lock in A Morgage Rate Today, and Move into Your Dream Home Tomorrow (Well Almost Tomorrow)

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Are you looking to buy a new home? Do you need a mortgage, a mortgage broker, or even know what the interest rates for home loans are? Forget about house hunting, just the paper work is enough to make you want to stop thinking about moving. But don’t be daunted, local mortgage lenders will help you make sense of it all and make the process seamless.

A Little Bit About Mortgages

The Code of Manune from ancient India, a Hindu text that rejects fraudulent and deceptive mortgage practices, is one of the earliest accounts of mortgage law. Obviously our mortgage laws have progressed since then. The rise of the U.S. mortgage market began in 1949 and continued until the turn of the new millennium, but toward th

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