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By: Admin    October 17 2017 , 04:29 pm
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Hardwood floors are rustic, timeless, and aesthetically pleasing; this explains why homeowners seek out places that possess this classic wood style. Whether you currently own a home with hardwood floors or are looking into a wood floor installation here is your instructive guide. There are three different types of wood floors: laminate, engineered, and solid wood. Laminate – Invented in 1977, it has come a long way from its Swedish ancestors. Initially the poor man’s floor, they now have a better appearance and performance, making laminate floors widely recognized and used. Laminate is the layering of material (usually fiberboard) with a top layer of a wooden board and stain. Although not real wood, laminate is the most inexpensive “wood” floor and great for those on a budget and still in want of a pleasing look. Engineered – Not quite the real but a step closer, engineered wood floors ...
Tag: indoors , wood , design
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By: Admin    October 17 2017 , 03:22 pm
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Category: DIY , Lawn Care , Seasons , Handmade , Landscape , Fun
Halloween is one of the most fun and affordable holidays for families to celebrate. The cost per person is relatively low compared to a holiday such as Christmas, so everyone can participate easily. Plus, what is better than dressing up your children or pets in cute costumes, putting ghost decorations in your yard, and serving up some witches’ brew to your friends? Halloween is best enjoyed when you and your family are being safe. With an estimated 179 million people celebrating Halloween this year, your front yard will probably be bustling with trick-or-treaters. Here are some tips to make your yard fun and safe.The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that homeowners remove things from their yards and pathways like bikes and garden hoses that can trip children. Also make sure there are no clotheslines, lawn ornaments, or wire fencing in your yard that can trip up trick or treaters. Zillo...
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By: Admin    October 17 2017 , 02:40 pm
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The future is here. Look no further than crowd founding websites for a look at the promising new innovations that are making waves in the agriculture and landscaping industries. Farmers and greenhouse owners are using these innovations to help with labor shortages, to maximize production, and to save money. A firm called Abundant Robotics is building a robotic apple picker with the help of a $10 million investment from GV (formerly Google Ventures). Here is a YouTube video showing their robot vacuuming apples off trees: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mS0coCmXiYU In an article for Tech Crunch, CEO Dan Steere says “It’s very difficult to locate fruit that’s ready to be picked within a canopy and then retrieve it without turning it into apple sauce.” Yet, that is exactly what these robots are designed to do. Because the robots use vacuums to pick apples, they are able to gently remove them from...
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By: Admin    October 17 2017 , 01:19 pm
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Category: Food , DIY , Seasons , Art , Handmade , Ideas
Visiting a pumpkin patch is one of the most enjoyable fall pastimes – who would not get excited at the prospect of finding the perfect pumpkin, or taking home some charming miniature gourds? Commonly found on front porches across America, members of the gourd family are standard home ornaments this time of year; they are also perfect for artistic minds, chefs, and crafters! This autumn, prepare to think outside the patch with some exciting, unusual uses for the pumpkins and gourds in your life.The pumpkin, a ribbed, jolly orange member of the gourd family, is a quintessential fall staple for many reasons. Whether found in a pumpkin pie or carved on the front steps, pumpkins are known for their versatility: the question is, how can you get more creative than the classic jack-o-lantern look this fall?Pumpkins in Your Household DécorIf you are planning to carve pumpkins the old-fashioned way, try takin...
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By: Admin    October 16 2017 , 01:22 pm
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Category: Business , Advice , Experts , Customers
Passion is the mother of many great qualities. It takes passion in order to have intense motivation; the type of motivation that achieves greatness. Articles upon articles have been written on passionate employees because it is been figured out that passionate employees produce successful businesses. We will explore the why, what, and how of this passion kick. The Why As stated above, passion produces the type of motivation that achieves success. When a person is passionate about something they will jump leaps and bounds for it. In his Forbes article, Ian Altman (B2B integrity based sales and growth expert) says that he would like to see an employee that is “on a scale from 0 to 10 – might be a seven in technical skills but who ranks a ten in passion, teamwork, and commitment.” Altman explains how passion creates a drive for work and gives a sense of purpose. Passionate employees not only get t...
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