Upcycling: Finding Better Ways to Use Waste

One of the causes that environment advocates has long been fighting against is irresponsible waste management and wasteful use of resources. Their recycling campaign has proved to be effective and most communities today have their own reuse and recycle practices. Another waste management campaign that has grown in popularity is Upcycling. This is the process of using old or discarded materials and transforming it to something that is useful or one that has more value. The glamorous side of Upcycling can be found in works of art or fashion designs of known artists and designers. Some of these designers and their budding protégés even holdRead More →

Table ideas for small spaces

    Something happened between the Stone Age and today. The number of humans walking the earth has more than tripled, and now some of us find ourselves living in cramped or small spaces. With the limited surface area around us, we are then faced with the problem of finding pieces of furniture to complement our homes. The dining table is something we all need in our homes. Just because, doesn’t mean you no longer need a dining table. You’d be delighted to know that there are many types of tables out there which have been designed specifically for small living spaces. A lot of prayersRead More →

Flowers to Make the Home Blossom

  There are many ways to say that “I am thinking of you”, but the best ways are those that require no words at all. One sure bet is to send that special someone a floral arrangement that has been carefully prepared and shipped directly to them. Your recipient will get the special message you are sending and remember the moment with great fondness for many years to come. FreshFlowers.com and other online specialty florists want their customers to receive the products and services that meet the highest marks. These companies start every floral arrangement that is shipped by their company with only the finestRead More →

Choosing Tiles for Your Kitchen Backsplash

  Just like an aspiring Picasso with a blank canvas in front of him, you feel excited at the idea of decorating your own kitchen backsplash.  Although very keen on letting your personality and sense of style shine through, you find this task to be somewhat daunting.  With so many options to sift through (tiles, glass, steel), it’s understandable how confused you might be at the onset.  Here are a few guidelines on how to decorate your kitchen backsplash. Consider the countertop.  The style and color of your countertop will most likely dictate the kind of tiles you choose for your backsplash.  Select tiles inRead More →

The Coffee Table

Image via www.tbsdiscountfurniture.co.uk A coffee table like an end table is something that everyone takes for granted. It’s there to sit your coffee on or prop your feet up on after a long day’s work. You prop your feet on the coffee table, set your drink on the glass accent table beside you and grab the television remote. But have you ever thought about the history of the coffee table. It is very interesting so listen in as we take a tour of how the coffee table came to be. Beginning coffee tables were pretty much the same thing as the round end tables ofRead More →

Basic Strategies in Starting a Small Business

  If you’re ready to start your own business, here are some strategies to jumpstart what you’ve always dreamed of – to be your own boss and work in your own time. By now, you have probably decided what kind of small business you want and what sort of products or services to sell. Becoming an entrepreneur is no easy task; it’s even quite daunting, to say the least. However, here are some helpful but basic strategies in starting a small business to get you on your way. Back to the Basics These things to consider is by no means an exhaustive list, it’s justRead More →

Handy Tools for a Dandy Kitchen

  One way to keep the family healthy is to prepare home cooked meals made from natural ingredients and to stay away from processed food items that are rich in artificial preservatives. Unfortunately, not all home makers look forward to preparing family meals and would rather have someone else do it for them.  Those who have little love for working in the kitchen can make their cooking task a bit easier by equipping the kitchen with some handy tools. Less mess is less stress in the kitchen. Homemakers who often find themselves cleaning up after ladle drippings on the counter tops or stove can getRead More →

How Colour In The Workplace Affects Employees

  As we make our way into our place of work each day (be it a home office or otherwise) – no matter what our work involves – we are constantly influenced by our surroundings. We may not realise it, but colour plays a vital role in the choices we make, the way we feel and our productivity, amongst other things. Meanwhile, what many business owners don’t realise either, is that the colours you choose for your workforce to spend their days in can also have a subliminal effect on your clients too. Basically, the colours we choose to include in workspace décor is seenRead More →

The Cost of Owning a Car

   Image via http://www.mycarheaven.com Running a household is no walk in the park.  You have to think about a multitude of expenses ranging from your everyday food to your monthly mortgage.  So although the prospect of owning a new car may seem like a solution to your family’s commute woes, think again. When you check out sites like toyotacostofownership.com or even review sites for various vehicles, you will notice that there is more to owning a car than just paying for it up front or paying off your car loan. You have to consider all of these other costs as well, before buying a new vehicle, soRead More →

Things to Do Before You Move

  When moving, some people do not remember all the places where they need to file a change of address. Most simply us a USPS change of address form or a service like www.kandela.com and leave the rest to chance. Even if you use a one-stop service to change your address, there are still some notifications that are easy to forget. It is always best to make an actual checklist to see if everyone has been properly notified. Utility & Maintenance Companies These are the first change of address contacts that receive a notice. It is hard to forget them, since most of the time,Read More →