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Happy Holidays

While we realize not everyone celebrates Christmas, it’s a very special holiday for our families … and so we wanted to wish each and every one of you a very Merry Christmas.

 

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Quick Home Repairs to Make Before Guests Arrive

make home repairs before holiday guests arrive

Home repairs happen throughout the year. The most important repairs before the holidays are ones that might cause an accident when you’ve got guests visiting. Taking care of these repairs now will make your holidays go more smoothly and you’ll relax knowing your home is holiday ready.

Sidewalks, Stairs and Home Repairs

When you live in a house you have a routine which might include skipping that wobbly first step up to the front porch. Family members might never use the front door because you enter the house through the back door that goes right into the kitchen.

Your guests will use the... 

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Happy New Year 2013

happy new year to everyone

From our family to yours, wishing you … a Happy New Year throughout the year!

 

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Christmas Traditions & Trees Can Change

white christmas collage with upside down christmas tree

Wishing you and your loved ones, a very Merry Christmas.

We hope you’re home enjoying the holiday with family and friends, and to make you smile … here’s a collage of some wonderful holiday decorations including one of the new “upside down” Christmas trees (upper left) that are popular, although it takes a bit more work to hang it from your ceiling.

 

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Holiday Gifts That Make People Smile

pick holiday gifts you'll enjoy all year

Holiday gifts are meant to make people smile but are you smiling during the holiday preparations? In thick of the holiday hustle, we may forget to make time for ourselves and others who may have a greater need than our families.  We expect the holiday season to be chaotic (some of us even enjoy it) preparing seasonal treats, sending out holiday cards and getting our homes ready for guests. Still it is important to try to make the time to enjoy these tasks.  Make your to do list, prioritize it and if time doesn’t allow – be willing to take... 

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Home with the Groundhog

Groundhogs like their homes and we home you like your house too

Weather patterns are changing and it’s hard to know how to prepare our homes for every possible emergency like the tornadoes, earthquakes, flooding and heat waves we had last year.

Today is weather related, but it’s a fun reminder of the changing seasons, so relax and smile as there’s nothing (yes nothing) you need to do. It’s simply February 2nd which means it is Groundhog Day!

According to folklore, we’re supposed to watch to see how the groundhog reacts when he comes out of his home … like his fancy front door?. When our local groundhog comes out of his home today,... 

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Happy Holidays to All

Wishing everyone a Merry, Merry Christmas

It’s that time of year when we get to relax and visit with family and friends. We wish everyone who’s visited us online and customer new and old, a wonderful holiday holiday season. Be safe, be merry and take some time to sit back and enjoy all that’s good in our lives … from our home to yours, Happy Holidays!

 

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Holiday Giving That Benefits Many

Christmas gifts you enjoy all years make lots of sense

Holiday giving starts at home with family and friends and often we’re so busy that we forget to make time for ourselves and others. As you scurry around to prepare and enjoy the holidays, remember to enjoy yourself and if there isn’t enough time for everything, prioritize and take a few things off your list.

At the same time, you can support your community when buying gifts. There are many people in your community who are struggling in this economic environment and so your purchases can put a smile on shopkeepers as well as those who receive your gifts.

Hope you enjoy... 

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Holiday Safety Tips

Don't forget safety when decorating or entertaining over the holidays

We love holidays and most of us try to do too much and that’s when things happen. If you don’t have enough time, pick half your decorations to put up and leave the others for next year. There aren’t any rules about how many decorations you need and if you’re worried about disappointing the kids, let everyone pick their favorite and while it might take a bit longer, make it family time to put their favorite decorations up together.

We want to help you have a relaxing and safe holiday so we’ve put together these tips for you. Just take a... 

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Happy Thanksgiving to All

Table centerpieces can use natural pumpkins & gourds for Thanksgiving

When your children are young, the fall holidays kick off with Halloween. Otherwise Thanksgiving marks the beginning of the holiday festivities when you live in the US (Canada celebrates Thanksgiving in October) and so today is a time for remembering and giving thanks.

We have a lot to be grateful for here in the US, especially when you think about the events that have taken place around the world this past year — earthquakes, the tsunami, governments overthrown. Maybe you’ve struggled with a power outage, flooding or unemployment? We hope you’re spending today with family and friends, to remember and celebrate... 

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