Sunday, May 31, 2009

Choosing A Painting Contractor

Exterior and interior painting are two of the most common types of home improvement or remodeling projects that homeowners typically hire contractors to complete. There are several things to consider when searching for a contractor that will best suit your needs.  Here are a few steps to take when hiring a painting contractor that will save you headaches and possibly money, in the long run: [ADDITIONAL CONTENT / ARTICLE LINKS REMOVED]

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Shades of Green

"Going Green" has become a common term these days (with good reason). There are literally hundreds of ways you can help to make a difference... even if , like me, you're not ready to live off the grid just yet. I guess you could say I'm a lighter shade of green. It thrills me to see the millions of people that are raising their own awareness, and sharing it with others. I've met hundreds of people on Twitter that are all trying to go green in varying shades, clicked on dozens of links to organizations that are springing up (profit and non-profit), and have learned so much regarding alternative energy, recycling, sustainability and more.There is much to be done... and the great part is: everyone can do something. For ideas and inspiration: check out my Free and Green Stuff blog, or join me on Twitter (@upon-request_oc).

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Constant Contact - Small Business Solutions

I'm currently using Constant Contact to create my clients' e-zines or newsletters and would highly recommend it to small businesses as a means of staying in touch with your current clients, as well as building your client base. (and no, I'm not a paid spokesperson... just a happy user!)

Friday, May 22, 2009

Paint A Chalkboard!

Creating a chalkboard surface on a child's wall is a great way to encourage their artistic talents, and adds a unique an inexpensive touch to the room. Several options are available for painting a chalkboard onto a door, wall, or even the side of a dresser. 

For families, having a chalkboard wall in the garage, laundry room, family room -- or anywhere the family gathers is a great way to centralize communication and have schedules handy.   [ADDITIONAL CONTENT / ARTICLE LINKS REMOVED]

Friday, May 15, 2009

Have you heard of

Great way to share your photos and video with family and friends, AND get free prints!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Using Google Maps for Business

Did you know you can add free online coupons to show up on your Google Maps listing?  What you say... you don't have a FREE business listing on Google Maps?  If not, you're definitely missing out on a great opportunity!  [ADDITIONAL CONTENT / ARTICLE LINKS REMOVED]

Friday, May 8, 2009

10 Tips for Safer Camping

Now is the time to get together with family and friends and enjoy the Great Outdoors.  Camping is a great way to spend quality time, but are you practicing camping safety?  
Here are 10 Tips for Safer Camping.

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Wednesday, May 6, 2009

National Mom's Nite Out

Thursday, May 7th is National Mom's Nite Out - designed to bring together moms across the U.S. virtually and in "real life" and give them a well deserved night out. [ADDITIONAL CONTENT / ARTICLE LINKS REMOVED]