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Celebrate Strawberry Season with a Strawberry Roll-Up
Yay for strawberry season! ~These look amazing! Jodie Fitz

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Eleonora’s Rocking Chair: Before and Afters
What a gorgeous chair! Grandma’s House DIY

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How to Make Your Own Epsom Salt Facial Scrub

Jun 20, 2016 by

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Some people consider Epsom salt to be a miracle substance. It can be used in a variety of ways from cleaning to soothing sore muscles. It can also leave your skin exfoliated and moisturized. If you’re like to try an Epsom salt facial scrub but don’t want to pay for them, you can learn how to make your own. Here’s how:

1 – In a medium sized bowl, pour two cups of Epsom salt.

2 – To the salt, add one cup of carrier oil. Carrier oils, generally vegetable based, are used to dilute essential oils and other ingredients before they are used for aromatherapy, massage, or in beauty treatments. These would include grape seed, olive, sunflower, almond, and rapeseed oil. You may also use mineral oil.

3 – Pour in one to two drops of essential oil if you’d like. This step is optional, however.

4 – Thoroughly mix the salt and oil(s).

5 – Pour the mixture into a plastic jar with lid you can tightly close. The salt scrub should last about 3-4 months as long as it is tightly closed after each use.

To use the Epsom salt facial scrub, wet your face with warm water and scoop out a tablespoon of the scrub. Massage the scrub into your face in circular motions. Rinse with cool water and then pat your face dry.

You can also add half-teaspoon of Epsom salt to store-bought facial cleanser. Massage it into the skin and rinse with cool water. Pat the skin dry.

Finally, instead of concentrating solely on the face, why not use Epsom salt to exfoliate your whole body? Simply take a handful of Epsom salt and massage it into your wet skin. You can get the same type of spa treatment you’d pay good money for without having to spend money at all.

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Jun 16, 2016 by

DIY Painted Keys Using Nail Polish
What a great idea! We are forever confusing our keys. White House Crafts

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How to Build Potato Boxes
Don’t these look great! Craft Thyme

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Teaching Kindness
This is a really nice post about the value of kindness! Royal Little Lambs

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Jun 9, 2016 by

Pallett Herb Garden
This is gorgeous! LeroyLime

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Pecan Pumpkin Pie Smoothie Bowl
This looks so delicious and so unique! Pancake Warriors

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Loaded Baked Potato Salad
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5 Reasons to Install Security Cameras at Your Home or Business

Jun 8, 2016 by

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In today’s world, an individual or business owner needs to take the necessary steps to protect themselves, their family and their investments. While many opt for a full security system, which is always a good idea, the addition of video security systems can help to record any/all activities that take place in and around a specific area. Security cameras are not only designed for outside use, but are also commonly used indoors.

When it comes to reasons why you should consider installing security cameras, listed below are five of the best:

Security cameras provide constant monitoring of your home and/or business even when you are not there. Let’s face it. There is no way that you can be two places at once. You are either at home or at work, which is why security cameras can be your eyes even when you cannot be there in person.

If installed at your home, security cameras can help you to see who is outside your front door or on your property before opening the door or venturing outside. This is a very important safety precaution for anyone, whether you live out in the most rural of settings or in the city. It’s always a good idea to see who is at your door before you open it and if you suspect someone is on your property, security cameras can help to either confirm or eliminate that concern.

If a theft should occur, the use of security cameras can provide valuable evidence to help convict the perpetrator and possibly even recover your stolen item(s). This is true of both home and business burglaries. In addition, a home or business that is monitored with a security camera may carry more affordable insurance because it is less desirable for criminals who know they are being monitored. For the exact policy guidelines, check with your local insurance agent.

Security cameras can help parents to keep an eye on their babysitter. When you leave your child at home and entrust them with a babysitter, it never hurts to add extra peace of mind in knowing that your child is properly cared for during those moments when you are not at home with them yourself.

If used in a place of business, security cameras can help employers and store owners to keep a close eye on their employees. Monitoring of employee actions can help in a variety of situations, including possible employee theft, customer complaints and other matters where video playback may be beneficial.

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Career Options In Law

Jun 7, 2016 by

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So you are considering becoming a startup attorney.

An attorney helps people as well as businesses solve legal problems, understand rules and regulations, and ensure that the lives people lead are within the confines of law. Lawyers play many roles from arguing cases in court, to defending a person’s or nation’s right to freedom, and working with business houses handling their legal matters. This would mean knowing the laws of the land, being able to draft documents that will be upheld in any court, and advice people on their individual needs.

To be qualified in the field of law, a future attorney needs to complete four years of undergraduate school followed by three years in a law school. Then a law graduate must complete the bar examination which tests the comprehensive knowledge of law. After this, the person is given a valid license to practice law. Tests are not just book knowledge; the person is screened for character as well as moral standards.

Law has many fields and it is important for you to understand the different options clearly. Once the examinations are cleared you can:

• Take up private practice which means practicing law on your own or being a part of a larger firm that has hundreds of attorneys. In private practice one can be a trail lawyer or a corporate attorney who handles contracts, wills, legal documents, memorandums, and other aspects of business and everyday life. Clients will seek advice on matters of divorce, marriage agreements, adoption, mergers, acquisitions, setting up of trusts, charity organizations, and more. A private practice lawyer can either be an expert in one field or be a “jack of several aspects of law.” Private practice can include aspects of income tax law, patent and trade mark law, oil and gas law, as well as labor law.

• Be a corporate lawyer and work in the legal department of a large business house. This would involve all legal aspects of running a business from mergers and acquisitions to employee rights, tax, balance sheets, financial aspects, and more.

• Be a lawyer in the government and work for federal agencies at the national or state level. This would of course involve things like public litigations, hearings of regulatory agencies, ordinances, policy making, and more. Many lawyers hold important offices in the government.

• Be a lawyer who defends public interests and consumer rights.

• Work in the judiciary and serve as a municipal, state or federal DA or judge. This would involve presiding over and arguing for criminal and civil court proceedings.

• Teach law to students. This would include law enforcement, business law, real estate law, and cyber law. One could also work as a law librarian, editor, and administrator.

• Be a lawyer in the military service. This would mean specializing in international laws and all aspects of security as well as human rights.

The options are numerous and once you are qualified you could choose a field that excites you and fulfills your ambitions.

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Tips for Organizing a Garage Sale

Jun 6, 2016 by

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Garage sales are a fun and wonderful way to get bargains and make some money from your excess stuff. When you clean out your home, you probably see lots of things that are nice – you just don’t have room for them anymore, or they’re not your taste now. But how do you organize all this stuff to sell it? It can seem overwhelming. Here is a list of tips that may help to get you organized, and hopefully make some money!

Categorize Your Stuff

So you’ve got all this stuff around your house that you would like to sell. If space is limited, this can be a challenge – but remember, it’s temporary. Choose an area of your home to organize items into categories. Separate them into themes, like Kitchen, Home Decor, Toys, Adult Clothes, Kid Clothes, Books, etc. While you’re doing this, keep a bottle of spray cleaner and a few rags handy so you can clean up the items as you sort them. This prevents you having to run to the sink to clean items during your organization.

Decide on Your Setup

If you go with tables, figure out how you’ll set them up and where you’ll acquire them. You can make tables easily with sheets of plywood set on cinderblocks, bricks, paint cans, or even books. You can also use blankets and sheets spread out on the ground.

No Yard or Garage?

How do you sell stuff if you don’t have a proper yard, or if you have a difficult-to-access piece of property? Find out if you can hold your sale somewhere else. For a percentage of the proceeds, see if your neighbor will donate his or her yard or driveway. Or contact the owner of a local store and see if you can use the parking lot, or find out if your place of worship will let you use their basement or lawn.

Pricing

Now that you have your categorized items, a location, and a set-up in mind, you’ll need to price your items. One of the easiest ways is to group items by price – “Everything on this table/blanket: $1.” You can put individual prices on larger single items. Be willing to come down on prices if people offer you something reasonable, especially if the sale is about to end.

Change

Be prepared with lots of small bills and coins on the day of the sale. Someone will inevitably hand you a $20 bill for a $1 item, and if you don’t have the correct change, you may just have to lower the price (they may not have $1 but they’ll probably have a quarter).

Unsold Items

Part of organizing a garage sale is to have a plan for items that don’t sell. You can give them away to a second-hand store or haul them to the dump; the point is, have a plan so you aren’t putting all your stuff back into your house at the end of the day. Borrow a truck if you need to, and have bags handy to stuff unsold items into and toss in the back.

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