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Creative Uses for Area Rugs

When it comes to decorating a room, sometimes it's the simple touches, such as lamps or area rugs, that make the biggest difference.

While you may think first of hallways or foyers when you consider where to put an area rug, there are all sorts of places where you can use them to add color, brightness or visual interest to a room. Area rugs can add sparkle to larger rooms, helping you to define certain areas better or make a specific nook or corner stand out.

A creative use of area rugs can help bring together all the decorative elements of a room. These days, there are so many types of woven or tufted rugs to choose from, including brightly colored rugs in abstract, modern patterns or calmer toned rugs in traditional woven Victorian or Oriental patterns. Those are just a few of the possibilities you can consider when purchasing an area rug for your home.

Best of all, you don't have to spend a lot of time canvasing carpet and home decor stores as many online venues offer a …

Stain Removal

Quick action is often the key to success with stain removal. Many a tie, blouse, carpet, or upholstery fabric has been saved by immediately treating the stain. Gather all the materials needed and keep them in a place where you can locate them quickly. Be sure they are out of the reach of children.

It is important to follow the garment, carpet, or furniture manufacturer’s instructions as well as the cautions listed on the label of any product used in the stain removal process. The process of attempting to remove a stain may be unsuccessful and may, in fact, set the stain, making it more difficult to remove. If you are not sure if your attempt to remove a stain will cause a damage, it might be better to seek professional help. But it is important to understand that even though professional cleaning may do the trick, it too is not always a foolproof approach. Professionals may not be able to remove some stains. Be sure the professional you select evaluates the stain and the stained mat…

Building Your Own Pool: 5 Things To Remember

During the warm summer months, almost everyone wishes that they had a pool. Relaxing on a floating raft above cool, turquoise water is the epitome of luxury. The first thing often considered when deciding that your home needs a pool is whether it should be above ground or in ground. Above ground pools are nice and less expensive but they just don’t have the same awe as built in pools do. If you’re handy, you might even be able to keep some of the costs down by building your own pool. If you decided to go this route, there are a handful of things you need to keep in mind.

Size and Shape

One of the first things to consider is the size and shape of pool you would like. Everyone wants as big of a pool as they can but it doesn’t always make sense. You have to keep in mind the size and layout of your yard. A long rectangular pool may fit your lot much better than a circular pool.

You also have to remember that the larger the pool, the more water is needed. This drives up your water b…

Eating Out For Less

Would you like to eat out more but feel guilty for indulging in a luxury like that when the money could be spent on something more practical? You’re not alone. Most people are watching their money pretty closely these days, and while they may not be at the point where they’re borrowing from family and friends or taking out a payday loan, many are still on a budget. The good news is that being on a budget doesn’t mean you have to deny yourself the occasional respite from cooking, serving, and cleaning up afterwards. Here are some ways to save money (and keep from losing money) when dining out.

1. Opt for lunch or “off peak” dinner times. Many if not most of the finer restaurants have separate dinner and lunch menus, with the main difference being that the lunch items are generally a few pounds cheaper. Others have special fixed-price menus or special lunch entrees that give you a chance to sample their style without spending your entire month’s paycheck. By opting for daytime dining y…

Birthday Presents

Next month would be my birth month. I wish somebody could give me a Roland Cube. Lol. Funny I know because this thing is expensive for a gift. I maybe receive a gift on my birthday, but the price is not as high as this. Anyway, a big hugs and kisses from love ones is already a great gift to me. I don’t have a plan for a fancy birthday party because I am not a kid. But I will prepare little food for us only. Maybe that is enough for my coming birthday. By the way, a few days ago, it was my nephew’s birthday. His mom sent us lots of photos on his birthday party. I wish we were there too, but unfortunately, we cannot, because they are in Canada.

Stolen Shots Using a Mobile Phone

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I didn't know that my cousin took pictures of me while heading for the boat going to BlueJaz in Samal Island. She used her android mobile phone on these photos. I like her mobile phone's camera because it has a clear shot, even in a distance. I also have the android phone, but the phone's camera is not as good as my cousin's phone. If I have extra money, I will buy a phone like her mobile phone.