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August 22nd, 2013
For nearly twenty years, my wife and I had only had one mattress for our bed. Over that long period of the time, the mattress really started to fall apart, and over the last year or so had become really uncomfortable. Whenever I lay on my bed, it felt as if I was going to roll off, and even though I tried to prop my mattress up by stuffing blankets [...]
August 21st, 2013
If you find that your home has become invaded with any type of pests such as cockroaches, ants, termites, or any other pests that can be annoying and even destroy your living situation and home, you will want to be sure that you hire the best professionals for pest control in NJ. This will ensure that you are able to provide your home with better living conditions that do not [...]
August 15th, 2013
An operative and energy saving gas pack saves businesses and residential buildings a lot of money. Packaged gas units can be installed, and existing ones serviced from gas pack repair in Fayetteville NC. The most recent models have hyper efficient compressors with insulated cupboards. Systems are designed to be stationed at ground level or on roof tops. Service providers for gas pack repair in Fayetteville NC will help consumers find [...]
August 13th, 2013
Hard water contains metal cations such as calcium and magnesium. Hard water can damage plumbing and does not lather with soap. Water softener in Barrington is used to remove these cations to make the water soft.
In ion-exchange resin devices, the water is passed through a bed of resin. There are three kinds of salts used: hydrogen, sodium, and potassium. The negatively charged resin binds the positively charged metal iron in [...]
Appreciating the Simple Joys of Home
The Art of Home Cooking
There is something special about a home-cooked meal or freshly baked cookies. I remember my mother would bake chocolate chip cookies every Friday. We would come home from school that day and immediately smell their deliciousness wafting through the house. I loved how my mother would use food to bring the family (and friends) together. Each night we ate a wholesome meal prepared by my mom. While there are definitely a lot of distractions pulling family members in every direction throughout the week, it is important to remember the art of simple home cooking and togetherness.
Making Time for Family
One of the simplest, and most treasured joys of the home is spending time with family. Growing up, my parents made it a priority to limit outside activities and commitments so that there were always opportunities to be together as family. Even when we did have plans (what family doesn’t these days?) every effort was made to show support. If I had a soccer game, the whole family came to cheer me on. If my sister had a ballet recital, we all attended. Because of this I always felt loved, and my relationships with my parents and siblings were strengthened.
Adding Personal Touches
Making a house a home isn’t always easy. I have found that the best way to create a space of cozy hominess is through the personal touches. In other words, it is less about the style of your furniture as it is the small additions that made it our own. For example, in my home I have added homemade pillows to my couches. On the mantle I have pictures of my husband and children. In the kitchen, I have personalized labels for my jars and spices. It doesn’t take much to really bring your home together. Simply make it personal.