Monday, November 30, 2020

Tips to Getting Your Deposit Back When You Move

                                 

Moving from one home to another is part of adulthood. You might start with a small apartment in college, move in with a spouse and eventually buy a house. Moving is frustrating enough without worrying about getting your deposit back. Stack the deck in your favor by following these simple guidelines.

Know Your Lease
Yes, it’s wordy, but zero in on the part that tells you specifically what to do when you want to move out. Make sure you follow the instructions completely with regards to notifying your landlord, move-out cleaning Marietta GA and returning your keys.


Be Clear in Your Expectations
Write a clear letter that states that you expect to get your deposit returned in a timely manner. Politely let your landlord know when you’re vacating, your new address and the date by which you expect to receive the deposit. Make a copy of the letter and double-check that your landlord has received it, so he can’t deny its existence.


Repair the Easy Stuff
Anything you can do to make small repairs will keep the landlord from upping the cost and billing it back to you. Patch any picture holes and restore walls back to their original color. Even if you know the landlord is going to repaint everything anyway, he could charge you a fee if you leave a wall red. Replace burned out lightbulbs and clear the dead bugs out of the light fixtures.


Scrub it Down
Complete a thorough clean of the space including carpets, ceiling fans, bathrooms and closets. Make sure everything is out (check all the drawers) and wipe down every surface. Use a dry carpet deodorizer to help eliminate pet odor before you vacuum. Wash the windows. Clean the stove. Wipe out anything spilled in the refrigerator.

If you are leaving anything damaged such as chewed up mini-blinds or a stain in the carpet, take pictures so that your landlord can’t overcharge you. Most landlords are honest, but it’s safest to do your part to leave the apartment as sparkling as you found it.

 



Turn Kennel Stays Into Doggie Camp

Going on a vacation is exciting for your family, but it can be stressful for your dog. Most dog owners see this stress as soon as their luggage gets packed and set by the door. For people without friends or family for their dog to stay with, boarding it at a kennel is a great option. Dog boarding Tomball TX can be a positive experience with minimal preparation. Over time, your dog will think of these trips as going to camp instead of going to jail.

Preparation Is Key
If this is the first time your dog will be staying at the kennel, then you may want to schedule a trial sleepover. This will help your dog become familiar with the people and the environment. It will also show your dog that when you drop it off, you will return. In addition, ask for the kennel's feeding and sleeping schedule to copy at home the week prior to your trip.

When the big day comes, stay as calm as possible. When you walk your dog into the kennel be quiet and confident. You do not want to get your dog excited before you leave the kennel. If you have kids, let them say goodbye at home or in the car. Most kennels will allow you to pack your dog's food and a favorite toy. The familiar scents will have a comforting effect when you aren't there.

Expect a Readjustment Period
Most dogs do not sleep very well at a kennel and will be tired at home. This is normal. It is also normal for the dog to have some accidents. The routine at a kennel is different than at home, and your dog may have learned some bad habits. Take them outside more often to go to the bathroom and play. Exercise is a great way for a dog to release anxiety.

Finally, keep an eye out for kennel stress. If you notice unusual pacing, shaking or hiding, then contact your vet. You know your dog best, so watch for any unusual behavior.


Before the Wrath Movie

 Hi All!!

Have you heard about Before the Wrath?  This highly rated film is narrated by Kevin Sorbo.

● Highlights the importance and impact of Biblical prophecy
● Narrated by Kevin Sorbo and featuring:
○ Jack Hibbs - Theologist and host of “Real Life” on SiriusXM
○ Amir Tsarfati - Founder and President of Behold Israel
○ Jan Markell - Founder of Olive Tree Ministries
○ JD Farag - Theologist and Eschatologist
○ Scott McConnell - Exec. Director of Lifeway Research
○ Jay McCarl - Ancient Middle Eastern Anthropologist
○ Lizette Dillinger - Qualitative Director of LifeWay Research
● YouVersion 5 day reading plan available - https://www.bible.com/reading-plans/20059-before-the-wrath
Before the Wrath
1. Talking points:
#1 Christian movie in Am


I did find much of the movie interesting and informing.  I am not sure I totally agree with all their points, but it did challenge me to go look and research for myself.


Where can you purchase Before the Wrath:
Landing page: ​https://www.walmart.com/ip/BEFORE-THE-WRATH-DVD/516653610 
Direct retailer link: ​http://www.beforethewrath.com/order_select.cfm


One neighbors will receive a Digital Code for  Before the Wrath!  Leave a comment below about the movie and one winner will be chosen to receive the code.

“Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”):
Many thanks to Ingenuity Films for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.
Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won a prize from our sponsor FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days, from the same blog, you are not eligible to win. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.

Soho Spark Journals

 If you’re like me then finding cute notebooks and journals is a must! Soho Spark is my absolute favorite place to shop for them. I use notebooks for multiple things. Between running multiple blogs, setting up interviews, reviewing products, and just plain needing something to write stuff down in. Soho Spark has the cutest ones I’ve ever seen! 



These are the perfect gift for literally anyone and everyone you know (including yourself ๐Ÿ˜‰) 

They have all sorts of designs and I love it! 

Be sure to check them out! 


See you At The Fence,

Mercy

Kong Box | Holiday Gift Guide 2020



 Looking for the perfect gift for your dog? Then look no further. Kong Box is the coolest thing and all of our dogs love them! 



Kong box is a monthly subscription box for your dog. Full of treats, toys and things your dog will love. Our dogs have especially loved the rubber toys and so do we, it gives them something to chew on (without ruining any of our stuff) and without that awful grating noise most god bones/toys have when dogs play with them. 



This is the perfect thing to gift your dog on Christmas Eve. Then Christmas morning your dog can play with the toys well you and your family open your gifts win-win!


For a limited time only you can get a paw shaped stocking and Santa toy!


Namaste Food | Holiday Gift Guide 2020

 Hey neighbors, Mercy here! I wanted to take a few minutes and share with you all about this fantastic company called Namaste. This company is dedicated to creating good for you foods without all of the preservatives and stuff in them that most foods have. They sent me their waffle/pancake mix to try and y’all ๐Ÿ˜



ALL of their products are free from-

Wheat, gluten, egg, dairy, peanuts, tree nuts, soy, mustard, sulfites, sesame, caseine, fish, crustaceans, shellfish. 

And their facility is free from all of them as well! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ

The only things in this pancake mix are- sweet brown rice flour, tapioca starch, arrowroot powder, rice syrup solids (rice syrup solids, rice protein, tocopherols), cream of tarter, baking soda, salt and vanilla. 


All you need to add is-

Eggs, oil, and water or milk (any kind). 


These were absolutely amazing and I love how this company is taking the time and has the dedication to make food for everyone. Regardless of their allergy needs. 

Crawligator for Your Little One





Hey neighbors,

Take a moment to check out the Crawligator!! If you have a little one or have a relative or friend with a infant between 4-6 months consider purchasing them a Crawligator for the holidays.  This would even make a good gift for an expectant mom. Crawligator os made in the USA, right in Volo, IL.  

What is a Crawligator you might ask. Good question! The Crawligator is designed to help infants beginning to crawl increase their ability to get around.  It encourages them to push with their feet and reach with their arms.  

"Crawligator Tummy Time rolling Toy provides mobility for infants 6 to 12 months old. JPMA Innovation Award Winner 2019 builds strength, develops gross motor skills and supports independence. Pediatric physical therapist recommended. Designed to move on a hard floor surface. Sleek contoured surface allows the child to rest comfortably on their stomach. MADE IN USA.
Free Shipping on The Kiddy Crawler - Order Now for Free Shipping! Crawligator Tummy Time rolling Toy provides mobility for infants 6 to 12 months old. JPMA Innovation Award Winner 2019 builds strength, develops gross motor skills and supports independence. Pediatric physical therapist recommended.
https://www.thecrawligator.com/"

From Crawligator - 

Introduce your infant to the Crawligator slowly and gradually making sure they are positioned comfortably on their stomach.


Once they are secure on the Crawligator begin to move them slowly in a forward direction, accustoming them to the movement.

Place toys in the distance and encourage them to reach for the toys. If they appear to get upset, take them off the Crawligator and wait a bit before trying again.

Remember to make it fun!! The Crawligator makes tummy time fun.

The Crawligator® should always be used with parental assistance. Never leave your baby unattended during use of the Crawligator. Do not use near stairs and doorways.

I know a few people I could gift a Crawligator!


.  Thanks for stopping by today!!

Friday, November 27, 2020

Share the Holiday Cheer with 1 Tree Mission Bracelets


 Hey neighbors!!

Share the holiday joy with 1 Tree Mission bracelets.  One of my daughters already claimed 5 of these and is wearing them daily!! This is one of those nice gifts, that not only gives the person receiving the gift happiness, but for every bracelet purchased 1 Tree is planted.  


The bracelets are designed as one size fits all.  They are adjustable.  They can also be worn as an anklet.  Created by hand, in 10 different designs, from semi-precious stone beads.  Your purchase helps to re-forest the earth! 122.370 trees have been planted to date.


Each bracelet represents a tree.  You can choose from:Aspen, Evergreen, Oak, Palm, Joshua, Black Walnut, Mangrove, Blue Spruce, Red Maple, or Cherry Blossom.



Hey neighbors, consider giving a 1 Tree Mission bracelet this holiday season!! Thanks for stopping by!



Holidays with a HALOmask

 Hi All!!

Do you know someone who could use a really good mask for the holidays?  Perhaps someone who is required to wear one to work, or someone with a compromised immune system. If so, I hav a good choice for you.  HALOmask has a mask that has nano filter technology.  It has a filter that can be replaced as needed.  The mask itself is washable, and it has a removable filter.  My daughter is enjoying wearing the new mask that came in. 



HALO: The HALOmask captures over 99% of all airborne particulates in both directions down to an incredible 0.1ยต (microns).

The HALOmask is designed, so that it does not press right up against your face.  You feel you can breathe a little easier. The mask has a flexible noseband, that can be adjusted to fit the bridge of your nose properly. There is also a pad designed to apply to the inside of your mask on the noseband area, for comfort. The straps that go over your ears are also adjustable, rather than a one size fits all.  

The mask can be hand washed and hung out to dry, just remember to remove the filter first.  Your filter should be replaced every 2-4 weeks, unless you are in constant contact with others, or if you have a lowered immune system.

HALOmask comes in 4 sizes.  There is information on their website that tells you how to properly measure to get the right mask. HALOmask will be on sale for Black Friday, so be sure to visit their website to find out more.

Gift a BraveHoods Hoodie

 


Neighbors!!

Check out these hoodies from BraveHoods!! They make wonderful gifts for the holidays, as well as giving to children fighting cancer. They have Hoodies in sizes from Infant to Adult. 

BraveHoods: For each BraveHood we sell, we will donate one to a brave kid who is going through cancer treatment.
We also gift to siblings because we know it's easy for them to get left out and it helps the kids to feel like a team. Why hoodies? We gift hoodies for several reasons. First, being bald when you are a kid really stinks. Our BraveHoods help them to manage stares from curious kids and adults. It also helps with temperature regulation and sun burns.


To date they have gifted over 8000 hoodies.  So not only will you get a really nice gift, you will also be providing a hoodie for a child who has caner. If you don't know anyone who needs a BraveHoods Hoodie, you can donate to their cause.



Thanks for visiting today! See you soon!

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Upfront Cosmetics Bringing Cheer


 Hi Neighbors!!

I really want to share Upfront Cosmetics with you today!! We were able to try several of their Shampoo and Conditioner Bars and we LOVE them.  When my daughter (adult) comes to me and says she is amazed at how they make her hair feel, I know we found a winner.  She was concerned at first that the bars would dry her hair out, but it doesn't.  Her hair feels so soft, smells beautiful and looks great!! She used the Winter Fresh. The aroma is Wintergreen and Cinnamon.

We also have the Arctic, Midnight Harvest, Nordic Sunrise, and Forest Fresh.  All of them have their own unique scent. Each 2.29 oz bar replaces uptown 3 bottles of shampoo. The bars are $13.95, so it really is a reasonable price. 

From Upfront Cosmetics: Our shampoo and conditioning bars are 65 grams of nutrient richness without the water weight or the plastic bottle. We use plant-based emollients and proteins to make your hair shiny and soft, and natural essential oils to refresh, awaken, stimulate, and soothe. - No Animal Testing, Paraben Free, Sulfate Free, No Synthetic Fragrances, Vegan


So, here we have a product that is the perfect size for a stocking stuffer.  I am also thinking Secret Sister Exchanges are the prefect opportunity to share one of the Upfront Cosmetics Shampoo and Conditioner Bars. 

Thanks for stopping by and consider Upfront Cosmetics for some of your holiday shopping!!

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Tips For Storing Jewelry


You can never own too much jewelry until you can't figure out how to store it. These are some helpful tips for keeping all your baubles within reach and damage-free.

Fine Jewelry
These investment pieces require gentle care and storage to keep them looking their best. It is best to avoid high-humidity environments, like a bathroom, to precious metals tarnish-free. Placing delicate jewelry in containers or drawers fitted with velvet liners and separating your pieces will prevent them from touching and scratching each other. Great care is necessary when storing pearls and gemstones such as emeralds because they are soft and porous, making them especially vulnerable to damage. 

Costume Jewelry
Costume pieces do not hold up well when worn daily. Instead, they are better suited for occasional use to keep them looking their best. A downside of this type of jewelry is its susceptibility to tarnish, which is preventable by placing it in air-free storage bags or wrapping it with tarnish-free paper. Some of the same methods for storing fine jewelry can also apply when storing fashion jewelry, such as separating pieces to prevent them from touching and scratching.


Every-Day Jewelry
Jewelry that is worn every day does not need elaborate storage. It can remain out on your dressing table or nightstand where it is easily accessible. Of course, some considerations still apply. For example, be sure to position necklaces carefully to prevent their chains from knotting and becoming entangled with earrings and bracelets. Ring dishes not only keep several rings within reach but can also accommodate earrings; however, they are not meant for chains. For in-drawer storage of daily pieces, be sure to use compartment trays with velvet liners that keep each piece visible at a glance.

Proper jewelry storage can ensure all your pieces' longevity and make it easy to find what you want to wear.

Some Items You Need To Complete Your Horse's Tack


There are a lot of pieces to bring together to create a complete set of tack, or riding equipment, for your horse. If you're new to tack-up a horse or even brand new to riding, you'll need a little guidance on what pieces you'll need to complete your set and ride your horse safely. The main item you'll need is a saddle to sit in that comes with stirrups to place your feet into, but there are a few other items you'll need to complete your saddle set-up.


1. Saddle Pad
A hard leather saddle is not the most terribly comfortable thing to have on one's back and so a saddle pad to sit underneath the saddle is added to the horse riding gear. The first thing to consider is whether you're riding in the English style or the Western style; both styles require a saddle pad, but you'll want to be sure you're buying a pad suited for the saddle style you purchase. On top of buying the suitable style, you'll want to find a pad that is recommended for its ability to adsorb shock and take the pressure off the horse's back. Additionally, pads that can help dissipate heat will help keep your horse cool as you work together. Check out shop that sell a variety of supplies for horses for browse selections and fine the right pad for you.

2. Girth
Now that you've got a saddle and pad, you need to purchase a girth to help keep your saddle in place. Both Western and English riding use girths in the same fashion, but you do need one that will fit the particular saddle you're using. Additionally, you'll want to consider a few things before purchasing your girth such as the saddle type, style of riding you'll be doing (eventing, dressage, etc.), your horse's shape and size, and, of course, your budget.


3. Breast Collar & Wither Straps 
Breast collars and wither straps are optional pieces to add to your saddle that help your saddle stay secure and in place. Breast collars, fitting around the horse's chest and front legs, keep the saddle from rolling or sliding back, especially when making quick accelerations, stops, or turns. Wither straps are an adjustable leather strap that sits at the front of the saddle to help hold up the breast collar. 

4. Bridle
You will of course need a comfortable, well-fitted bridle for your horse as well.  Be sure to check into the different types of bits available.  If you recently purchased the horse, ask the previous owners what type of bitty had been using.

It's necessary to a great ride, and a comfy horse, to have the proper saddle equipment. Taking care when purchasing your items means it will be easy to tack-up and hit the trail.
 



Monday, November 23, 2020

Soap Cauldron Three Sister's Apothecary Gift Sets!


Hi Neighbors!!

I certainly wish I could share fragrances on here.  You would not believe the burst of Rose scent that greets you when you open the Soap Cauldron, Three Sister's Rose & Coconut Gift Collection!! Rose is probably one of my favorite scents and you truly feel immersed in roses the insane you open the wrapping. Start planning who you could give these to for the holidays! 


The Rose & Coconut Collection consists of, 2 different size Rose & Coconut Bar Soaps (4.75 oz and 1.75 oz),  a 20 oz Rose & Coconut Bath Salt Soak, 4 oz Rose & Coconut Body Butter, 2 oz Rose & Marshmallow Soothing Salve, and a 0.5 oz Rose & Coconut Lip Soother. My daughters were almost drooling over this collection.  Everyone had to stick their finger in the Body Butter and the Soothing Salve.  One of them quickly volunteered to try the bar soap and the other who LOVES long soaks in the tub wanted to try the Bath Salt Soak.  Needless to say, I had no lack of people willing to try these items out.  And they LOVE them!!



Soap Cauldron, also known as Three Sisters Apothecary has so many different scents and gift ideas on their website.  A few other scents of their bar soap I know my daughters would like to try are the - Dark Chocolate & Mint, French Lavender, Harvest Pumpkin & Cinnamon, and Rosemary & Mint, just to name a few.  




We have also tried their Soapy Tails before, which is a bar soap for dogs.  Loved them!! You will enjoy the fresh, clean fragrance of your dog's coat after their bath with Soapy Tails.


From their website: Sonoma County based boutique Soap Cauldron is the home of the Three Sisters Apothecary a line of artisan soaps and skincare handcrafted in small batches in the centuries-old tradition with gourmet oils, butters, essential oils and botanicals. We are also the creators of Soapy Tails an all-natural line for Canine bath and coat care. 

  • We use only natural ingredients which is why we only make anhydrous (oil based) products.
  • Products made without water do not require synthetic preservatives or emulsifiers, as such you won’t find any liquid soaps or body lotions in our line.
  • Our products are made naturally and packaged environmentally with the smallest carbon footprint possible.

Soap Cauldron has gifts for just about everyone.  Be sure to visit their website for stocking stuffers, gift sets and gifts for Secret Sister Exchanges.  Thanks for stopping by today!!