Through the years, I’ve done a lot of traveling. As the co-author of over 30 travel guidebooks, my husband and I put in thousands of miles traveling on assignment everywhere from Morocco to Malaysia, Borneo to Belize. Our last passports were sent back to the Department of State three times for additional pages as we [...]
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I’ll go ahead and begin this post with a confession: I am not an animal lover. Puppies are cute as are kittens and…really, most any animal is adorable at twelve weeks old. But then they grow and my affection wanes and please don’t hate me because I do have a dog and despite my best [...]
It’s almost March and the weather is going to start warming up soon. And while most think of this time of year as vacation time, it’s also time for spring cleaning! The thought of spring cleaning can be overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. Here’s what works best for me – One room at [...]
By: Troy Pattee The biggest weekend in football is soon upon us, and the biggest college basketball tournament will be right behind. The tackling, spiking, and dunking will soon commence—and I’m referring to the parties, not just the sporting events. As the former owner of a top-rated carpet cleaning company I’ve seen my share of [...]
1. Have a specific theme or focus for your bash. Do you want it to be scary or more of a celebration of fall? Here are a few suggestions: consider a couples costume contest, a pumpkin decorating party or even a carnival theme. I have even seen a “host your own funeral” party and this made [...]
It’s that time of year again! We’re gearing up for the Second Annual Rug Doctor Blogger event! Next week, we will welcome 11 new bloggers to our manufacturing facility in Fenton, Missouri. Our group has grown this year to include mommy bloggers and some new daddy bloggers. I’m so excited to show these bloggers what [...]
The 4th of July is just a few short days away, and is the height of summertime entertaining. No matter where your party is, you can celebrate freedom with friends and family with these great star-spangled party decorations, games and festive red, white and blue recipes! Patriotic Decorations and Printables: Tissue Fan Fireworks with Clip-Art [...]
I like to consider myself a neat person. I’m no perfectionist and I don’t mind a little clutter now and again, but for the most part I manage to live a relatively clean existence. However, I have three children and in case you were unaware, most children aren’t born neat freaks. I find myself asking [...]
It’s almost that annual day where we have a chance to put Mom on a pedestal and ensure she knows just how much she is appreciated for all she does. Don’t forget – Sunday is Mother’s Day! Mother’s Day in the U.S. always falls on the second Sunday in May and started with Julia Ward [...]
I am one of the millions of Americans who suffers from allergies. In fact, I am very allergic to my cat, The Toot. I didn’t have any problems when we first adopted him, but within a year, it was obvious—constant sneezing, wheezing, sinus infections, etc. My allergist confirmed I had a cat allergy and suggested [...]
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