What is the best part of summer? Good old-fashioned block parties, of course! Pick a day, send out some invitations, and get ready to get reacquainted with the neighbors. This blog will help you to plan a get-together the people on your block will be talking about for years!
Somewhere to Sit
While it is not necessary for everyone to have a chair when the big day arrives, it is a good idea to have plenty of seating available for all the adults. You can ask neighbors and guests to bring their own lawn chairs or folding table sets. You can also rent seating.
If you plan on making large gatherings a regular happening at your place, make a more permanent gathering spot. This DIY swing arrangement can be built around a fire pit as shown. Speaking of fire pits, here are 33 potential DIY weekend projects to get you fired up!
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When it comes to productivity, there are a variety of obstacles that can come between you and your work on any given day. Some things, like being hungry, are easily fixed. Others, like talkative co-workers, are much more sensitive issues to address. This blog will discuss some of the top office productivity zappers and help you to deal with them effectively.
Monday morning, it can be a quite distracting to listen to your fellow office mates discuss their weekend expeditions, especially if you’re working on a project that’s not very stimulating. Rather than suffer through the chatter, turn on some music, ask them to keep it down, or advocate for yourself and everyone else who wants peace and quiet. Create a space for quiet work!
Evidently, Karl Lagerfeld stunned audiences at Paris Fashion week when he unveiled a 3D-printed version of the classic Chanel suit. The head designer for Chanel has never been one to shy away from risks, and with this type of venturesome spirit as inspiration, this blog will focus on 3D-printed clothing you can wear to the office.
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If you’re in the market for a new wireless printer, Canon wants to make you a happy customer with their latest model.
Introducing the PIXMA MG3620 Wireless Inkjet All-In-One printer, available in red, black, or white to compliment your home office space. It boasts a simpler Wi-Fi setup than previous models, and was designed with everyday home use in mind. It also supports AirPrint technology, so what you see is what you print: clear, crisp, and vibrant.
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Hosting a backyard 4th of July bash doesn’t have to cost a fortune if you’re comfortable with making homemade decorations and table fare. Our latest blog will show you how to celebrate the holiday on a dime using recycled items you already have around the house; you’re being good to the land we love, too.
Decorate the Yard
You don’t have to break the bank to show the neighborhood and your friends and family how patriotic you are. You can hang up streamers, tape up balloons, and fasten stars around the house and yard at very little cost. You can also spend a little more time and create these 4th of July windsocks. Warning: everyone at your party is probably going to want one!
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Get out of the dark ages! We’re not talking about ancient history. We’re referring to illumination. Brilliance. Radiance. When designing your office space, don’t neglect what is arguably one of the most important aspects: good lighting. If people can’t see what they’re doing, your business is sure to take a hit. This blog will provide simple tips to light up your life at work.
There are many ways to address the issue of good lighting, and if you’re lucky enough to have natural options available to you, why not take advantage? In fact, studies have shown that employees who are exposed to natural light in the office sleep better at night, have more physical activity, and report better quality of life. If you want DIY options on window treatments, this site has a lot to offer.
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Father’s Day is coming quick, and with a bit of planning, it’ll be a cinch to make him feel like the king of the hill.
Power Up for Breakfast
You have to start Dad’s day off right with a breakfast of champions. Does he like pancakes? Add a side of fruit to make them special. Is he a steak and eggs kind of guy? Serve them up with a glass of fresh-squeezed OJ.
Regardless of what he gets for breakfast, presentation is the key to making breakfast more than just a meal. Take a few minutes to decorate a placemat or napkin to show him how much he’s loved. There are printable placemats online, or you can color your own on a large sheet of paper. Dad won’t care which way you go. He’ll just be glad you thought of him.
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Eating out all the time can be hard on both your wallet and your waistline. If you find yourself rushing out of the house every morning without your lunchbox, you’ll want to read about our life hacks for skipping the takeout and eating in at the office.
Pack it Right
Maybe your excuse for eating out all the time revolves around a lack of Tupperware. That’s not a valid excuse anymore! Here’re a variety of life hacks for food storage that make it easy to pack a healthy lunch for the office. You can also re-purpose what you already have lying around the house, like the plastic container used for storing blank CDs. It works perfectly for a bagel sandwich!
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We’ve all been there. You need a new car and after seemingly endless research, polling friends, and searching the Internet for the latest consumer satisfaction reports, you finally decide what you want. It all seems fine and dandy until you find yourself face to face with a pushy salesman at the car lot, and it may be enough to prevent you from getting new wheels after all.
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What time is it? Check the iWatch. Lost? Check in with your GPS. Need help remembering a grocery list? Call or text your family for a quick response. It seems that it is getting harder and harder to stay up-to-date on all the latest advances in technology. The times are a-changing and they are doing this at rapid speeds!
Some technology advances are fun, such as those geared toward video games. Some are helpful, like those that make it easy to keep in touch with loved ones around the world. And some are even beneficial to the overall health and welfare of humans in a much grander scale, as in those designed to help folks live longer.
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