Decorating for Christmas with Tree Classics {+ Giveaway} Ends 12/4

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I have many friends that have already decorated for Christmas. Have you?


I normally wait till after Thanksgiving to decorate my house, although, I have started to listen to Christmas music! With our recent moves over the last few years, I haven’t decorated as much as I used to during the holiday seasons. This year I plan on decorating the whole apartment for Christmas.



I can already check off the Christmas wreath on my list. I was sent this beautiful Classic Noble Fir Wreath from Tree Classics. 2015 marks their 40th anniversary and they are your one top shop for all things Christmas!


Tree Classics: Classic Noble Fir Wreath

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Natural Ways to Get Rid of Bed Bugs

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Are you besieged by bed bugs? Don’t listen to the commercials that claim you need expensive or chemical-filled solutions in order to eliminate these awful pests. As long as you’re smart and thorough, you can get rid of bed bugs with these five all-natural tips.


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  1. Take Apart Your Bed


An unpleasant reality of bed bugs is that they infest every area of the bed, including the frame, headboard and box springs. You’ll need to turn your entire bed area inside out if you want to find them all. Shaking your mattress is only the first step.


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Make Your Own Home Cleaners with Essential Oils

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I have been using all-natural home cleaners in my home for many years now, but I want to start making my own. Since I use essential oils daily in my home, why not make a few cleaners with the oils.

Cleaning with Essential Oils


I was given the opportunity to try an amber glass spray bottle from Emmi’s Essentials. It is always a good idea to use glass container when using essential oils, especially the citrus ones. This is the largest amber glass spray bottle I have ever seen! It is 16 oz and comes with a pipette and a decorative labels. The spray nozzle is adjustable and the bottle can be reused over and over again.


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Consider Home Renovations Before Putting Your House on the Market

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If you’re considering placing your home on the market, there are several renovation projects that could increase resale value. While it can be difficult to make the decision to invest money into a home you’re about to sell, you could end up actually turning a nice profit when your house sells. In addition to choosing a reputable remodeling contractor with adequate experience to complete your projects, it’s also important to understand which projects might return the biggest bang for your buck. Here are some areas of the home to consider updating.


Start with the Kitchen

This area of the home is the most frequently used room in your home, and it can be a definite turnoff to potential buyers if it’s not up-to-date. Consider upgrading your appliances to energy-efficient ones and updating your dingy cabinets by repainting them. It’s easy to transform how your kitchen looks by replacing the existing hardware with modern pieces.


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The Benefits of a Clean Furnace Filter

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Your furnace system is one of the most important major appliances your home will have. It helps to keep your home warm and inviting during the cold winter months and it also helps to circulate air every day. To keep your system running efficiently and cleanly, it is important that you put in a new replacement furnace filter on a regular basis. Depending on how hard your system works to heat the home, this can be as often as every month. Here are some benefits to consider when you start regularly changing your furnace filter.



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3 Reasons Your Solar System Needs to be Installed by a Professional Electrician in Adelaide

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You might have noticed the rise in popularity of affordable solar systems in Adelaide over the last several years. This alternative source of energy provides property owners a cost-effective way to reduce energy expenses as well as their carbon footprints. All this solar system installing has to be done by someone, but by whom? Although the Do-It-Yourself route seems appealing to many people, there is far more work and expertise necessary than most realise when installing these systems. As you shop the market for solar systems in Adelaide, here are three important considerations you must make when hiring a professional electrician instead of doing it yourself.



The System Requires Sophisticated Setup

Effective solar systems must be installed properly. You might be surprised to know many calculations need to be made when setting up your system for optimal performance. Only the best electricians in Adelaide cover all the bases to give you the best possible return on investment. They are experienced in knowing how to consider the location of your home and roof, the sun’s specific orbit in relation to your house and any obstructions such as trees or other structures.

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Eco-Friendly Carpet Cleaning

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Carpet can be a beautiful addition to a home or apartment, adding warmth and comfort. It is important, however, that property owners regularly clean their carpet to ensure that this investment lasts. Over time, carpet will experience natural wear and tear, but when professionally cleaned on a regular basis, carpet can maintain its shape and color over longer periods of time. While vacuuming is great for day-to-day maintenance, vacuum only remove surface level dirt, which is not enough to maintain a carpet.



There are many befits beyond stain removal and shape maintenance when it comes to professional carpet cleaning. Every time you step on carpet, you deposit a number of particles, from dirt to dust and pollen. Whether you wear shoes on the carpet or not, this dirt comes in from your body and other physical objects that you bring into your home. Because of gravity, dirt and other articles drop down into the carpet. When you step on the carpet, these particles are buried deeper into its fibers. Because of this, carpets are reportedly 4,000 times dirtier than a toilet seat, according to Men’s Health.

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Personalized Christmas Gifts for Pets! Personalization Mall Holiday Gift Guide

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December is finally here which means that Christmas is almost here! Are you ready? I bet you have a list of people with gift ideas and you are crossing off gifts as you buy them. At least that is what I am doing!


Don’t forget your furry friends this holiday season! Your pets are members of the family they share life with you all year long. Include your pet in your holiday shopping and let them participate in the festivities this year. You can find a variety of gifts for your cat or dog at Personalization Mall. The best part is that they can personalize everything in their shop with names or phrases.


Personalized Dog Stocking



First of all, you need to start with a personalized stocking. Where else are you going to put all the presents? A stocking will last for years, getting hung up on the mantle with the rest of the family’s stockings. This stocking can be personalized with any name and will be done with green embroidery. It also features puppy ears at the top and a tail on the bottom, as well as decorated with bones, so this is perfect for your pooch!


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Beautiful and Ethically Sourced Bouquets from a Volcano

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I love the way that fresh flowers smell in my home. I don’t buy them often, but when I do, I make sure that they are ethically farmed and delivered. I was excited to hear about The Bouqs Company, an online flower company that gets all their flowers from a volcano in South America (and some from California). The flowers are sourced from eco-friendly, sustainable farms that respect the environment and their workers.


The Bouqs only cuts flowers when they are ordered and they offer a direct-from-the-farm supply chain.  They use cold storage for only 4 days from the Volcano, and not at all from any flowers from California, resulting in a lot of energy savings. Other companies try to keep flowers cold for up to 2 weeks, resulting in a lot of wasted energy.


The Bouqs Company


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Try Natural Products with Conscious Box Monthly Subscription

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I know I am not alone in this, but I love trying new products before committing to them. Samples not only give you a good idea of how some products actually work for you, they are fun to try and work great as travel products. I use only natural products on my body and in my home, but with the market today, there are so many products to try. Samples are the best way to narrow down what you like and what you don’t like.


Conscious Box is a monthly subscription service that delivers samples right to your door every month. Conscious Box only picks natural and non-GMO products for their boxes. If you fall in love with something, so can buy the full sized product at a discount! Conscious Box was started in order to make your life easier. They will read the labels and do the research, in order to bring you the best.


Conscious Box Monthly Subscription

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