Today's Quick Tip

Friday, April 29, 2016

Spring Cleaning Quick Tip:

Time to check those herbs and spices. If its discolored, you KNOW you've had it too long, no longer has the smell its suppose to have, or has lost it's taste- toss it! Ground spices can last 3-4 years and herbs 1-3 years.

I checked through my own today- and only had to toss one.

Expert Advice on Plumbing Fittings and Fixtures

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

When you’re doing any renovations throughout the home, and you get to the plumbing and fixtures within those rooms, then you have to make sure you’re doing this job right. This is because you want to make sure that you’re choosing to go with items that are able to easily be added to the home and rooms of the home. This is done through plumbing fixtures, and being able to change the look and feel of the room when you add them to it. You need to be able to make the most of what is out there, and this can be done through the help of PlumbTile that offers them all and more.

Renovating Those Areas of the Home

One of the biggest things that you have to remember with plumbing fixtures is that the water to the area should be completely shut off before you start removing or adding items to it. This is because you can make a large mess if it is not. In addition to this, once the items are installed onto the system, you want to make sure that they are properly sealed, per directions, to ensure that you do not spring any leaks when the new fixtures are being used when the renovations are complete. If you remember these two tips, then you will be able to enjoy the new rooms.

Make sure to make the most of the choices out there when you use PlumbTile for all of the renovations that you’re going to be doing. With such a large selection of items to choose from, you can make sure to have everything that is needed for the home, and enjoy the look and feel of having high quality, name brand items placed throughout the entire area. Get started on your bathroom renovations today! 

Today's Quick Tip

Charged with a service fee that you feel is less than fair? Long time customer or client? Be sure to call and see if you can have that charge removed. I did a boo-boo with my banking online- resulting in me getting a service charge. When I called the bank's toll free # on the back of my debit card and explained what happened, they were most willing to remove the $4.50 charge. And that is called -getting results .

Review: Shark's Rocket Deluxe

Saturday, April 23, 2016

I recently reviewed the Shark Rocket Deluxe. Although not a newer model of their line up, it was one I was interested in trying. 

This is a powerful 2-in-1 vacuum
As an upright, the Rocket® vacuum deep cleans your carpets and hard floors. As a handheld, you can clean from floor to ceiling with ease. This vacumm had great suction.

Perfect for Quick Pick-ups
The Rocket® vacuum is ergonomically designed to make transitioning from floor to ceiling effortless. Shark® signature versatility makes this vacuum perfect for everything from deep, whole house cleaning to quick pick-ups no matter where the mess is. 

Designed to Clean Everywhere
There are some places in your kitchen where dirt hides that most vacuums can't get to, such as baseboards and under your appliances. Exclusive Rocket® attachments allow you to clean anything, everywhere.

Plus points:
-great suction
-low profile power head allowed ease of use under furniture 

Negative points:
-found it to have to many attachments. Was looking for a more simple model. 
-found the extra weight on the hand held part a bit different to get used to
-vacumm had to be stood up against the wall if you wanted to keep it upright
-cord seemed too long

I do love the Shark brand, and feel it is a quality brand, although this particular model was not 100% to a style of vacumm I am used to using.

Pet Products That Are Reducing Their Carbon "Paw" Print This Earth Day!

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Natural, sustainable, eco-friendly products are quickly proving that they are not a passing fad, but a way of life. In 2014 alone, 75% of American adults reported purchasing greenproducts and services and 40% of adults expressed a willingness to pay more for products (although many times they don't have to sacrifice any performance or money in their pocketbook to make a natural choice) if ethical and responsible practices are guaranteed. With 80 million pet owning households in the USA, with an annual spend of over $50 billion on pet products and services to better care for pet health and a healthier home environment, it is safe to say green pet products are more important than ever! 

Petlinks®  Toys & Bedding 

Three principles form the foundation of everything they do: pet safety, customer satisfaction, and environmental responsibility 
  • Bedding gives new life to remnants of memory foam and other leftover foams from human grade mattresses. 
  • Dog & Cat Beds as well as soft toys use EcoRest® fiberfill made from post consumer recycled plastic bottles.
  • Cardboard scratchers for cats are not only made from recycled cardboard, but can be recycled themselves after the playing has been done. 
  • Petlinks' catnip has been organic before organic was ever a buzzword. 100% natural, all catnip is grown, processed and packed without pesticides or chemicals. 
  • Learn more at

WHIMZEES™ Dog Dental Chews

The hottest Vegetarian dental treat for dogs
  • Natural GRAIN-FREE, GMO-FREE dog chew that supports dental health
  • Unique shapes stimulates blood flow to gums 

  • NO artificial ingredients, colors, flavors, preservatives, GMOs, gluten, or meat. 
  • High in fiber, low in calories and sugars
  • Learn more at Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter View on Instagram

√∂kocat™ Natural Cat Litter

eco-friendly cat litter made from cellulose fibers
  • √∂kocat from Healthy Pet
  • Natural, eco-friendly cat litter
  • Biodegradable, compostable
  • Made from sustainably harvested cellulose and paper fibers
  • No harmful chemicals or pollutants ever used
  • Member Pet Industry Sustainability Coalition
  • Member Sustainable Connections

carefresh® Custom Bedding

eco-friendly bedding/litter for small animals
  • carefresh® from Healthy Pet
  • Species-specific product encourages natural behaviors in natural environments
  • Ferndale, WA USA manufacturing follows rigid environmental guidelines
  • Made from sustainably harvested paper fibers
  • No harmful chemicals or pollutants ever used
  • Member Pet Industry Sustainability Coalition
  • Member Sustainable Connections


USA farmed and made extensive line of Dog and Cat Foods
  • Evanger's Dog and Cat Food Company
  • Evanger's celebrates 80 years! 
  • Organics lines for both Dogs and Cats features whole-organic chickens and turkeys either braised or shimmered in well water.
  • Human-grade, USA-sourced ingredients 
  • Grain Free, No Preservatives


No additive or preservatives treats that are pure tail wagging joy.
  • From Loving Pets and Evanger's
  • USA sourced and made treats for both Dogs and Cats
  • Nothing but Natural Freeze Dried Treats for Dogs and Cats are made with 100% meat or fish
  • It's Purely Natural™  Treats for both Cats and Dogs use simple, healthy, all natural ingredients. 
  • Human-grade, USA-sourced ingredients 
  • Grain Free,  Gluten Free and No Preservatives

A Diploma in Accounting?

Monday, April 18, 2016

Have you thought about going into the field of Accounting? Well if you have, then there is a great way to get a diploma. If you don't have the time to take on a full time university degree then this program is for you. Getting this diploma will give you the practical training you need in a faster timeframe.

The Diploma of Accounting will help you to gain the skills and knowledge in accounting systems. It will also introduce you into preparing financial systems and reporting on business performances. It will help to get a job or career as a financial controller, office manager, or even to run your own business.

Jobs In this field

Some jobs that a diploma in Accounting can lead to are: Accounts Officer, Accounts Receivable/Payable. Some other careers are Accountant, Financial Officer, Finance Manager, and Reconciliation officer. So if any of these are of interest to you then this is the diploma you will want.

Quick Course Guide

The course is four terms which is 10 weeks each plus holidays. It is equivalent to 12 months full time. The entry guidelines are age 18 or older at time of application and an IELTS of 5.5 or equivalent to that. There are no prerequisites to this course. This is a great program and it has entry requirements that you can easily follow.

Tools required and Support

What you will need to complete the Diploma of Accounting are first of all some basic tools. What is required is access to a computer. Also the internet and email is something that will aid in gaining this diploma. You should also have basic computer skills too, while working towards your diploma. As a student in this training, you will have some critical student support needed. An expert Trainer and Assessor will be there to help you along the way. Also personalised support via a dedicated training coordinator is available to students.

 Enrollment Inclusions and Summary

All learning materials needed to complete the course as well as the 11 units of competency to be completed for this accounting qualification are included. Some of the units are manage budgets and forecasts, develop and use complex spreadsheets, prepare financial reports and more. So in summary if you would like to start you career in this field of Accounting then getting your diploma through this course is for you, and everything is available to you to gain the knowledge you will need. 

Unilever Ice Cream Announces 17 New Frozen Treats for 2016

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Unilever Ice Cream recently announced their newest family-friendly frozen treats across BreyersGood HumorKlondike and Popsicle.  From summer movie premiers and picnics, to birthday celebrations and family camping – there’s a treat for all your favorite family moments! And who doesnt love ice cream??
·        Breyers Ice Cream Cake: Helping you celebrate any occasion – this new variety features Breyers Chocolate Ice Cream and loads of chocolatey crunchies, sandwiched between Breyers Natural Vanilla Ice Cream.

·        Breyers Chocolate Snack Cups: Features smooth Breyers Chocolate Ice Cream made with fresh cream and rich Dutch cocoa, in a pre-portioned snack cup.

·        Breyers Natural Vanilla Snack Cups: Features Breyers Natural Vanilla Ice Cream, made with simple ingredients like fresh cream, sugar, milk and Rainforest Alliance Certified vanilla beans, in a pre-portioned snack cup.

·        Good Humor Double Chocolate Chip Cookie Sandwich: Share the nostalgia of a classic with creamy chocolate ice cream sandwiched between two chocolate cookies and topped with milk chocolate chips.

·        Klondike S’mores: Features creamy marshmallow ice cream laden with sweet graham cracker swirls inside a delightfully breakable milk chocolate flavored shell. All you need is a campfire!

·        Popsicle Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles™: Michelangelo™, Donatello™, Raphael™ and Leonardo™ are the heroes of these frozen pops featuring four action-packed flavors: Orange Fury, Cherry Crush, Blue Raspberry Blast and Smashing Grape. Grab some before the movie premiere in June!

Before and After: RV Dinette Booth

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Gerry has never done upholstery before but tried his hand at re-doing our RV dinette booth. Costly for materials, even with a discount coupon, from fabric store in USA, but more costly to pay someone to do the work.
Took some time ripping the old ones apart, so he could have a pattern to cut the material from, but was pleased with the outcome.

Today's Quick Tip

Wednesday, April 6, 2016


Declutter by getting rid of and shredding any of your old income tax returns from 7 years and older.

What's In Your Rug: Spring Cleaning Edition

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Even if you keep a clean home, there’s a lot going on under your nose that might surprise you! Check out this infographic from Ahdoot Oriental Rugs and you’ll definitely be motivated for a big spring cleaning party this year, which should always include a professional rug cleaning. Between cleanings, here are some tips on keeping your rug looking beautiful.

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