Matt Lawler

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You set your bags down, open up your gorgeous cabinets, and look for a refreshing snack.This is mainly because of termite swarms.This is when winged termites mate and start new colonies.Identify infestationsTermites resemble a winged ant.Other common signs of termites are worm-like tunnels on the surface of your wood or wing droppings.Also, the inspections will cost a lot less than having to find a new home.
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Now that 2018 is here, it is time to mix up the trends in the home a little.Obviously, everyone wants their own unique kitchen, we get that, but following these trends will be sure to have your kitchen stand out.This can decrease efficiency by mixing up your products and having to take everything out in the front of the cabinet just to get to the back.Not to mention, the majority of people will never use 20% of their products in their cabinets because they forget about it.With Google Home or Amazon Alexa placed in your kitchen, you can have them set reminders, help you with measurements, or have a timer that goes off at exactly the right time.Hidden hoodsShowing off the hood above the stove used to be pretty cool.
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We spend so many hours in this room preparing food for ourselves, cooking and baking with the family, or simply chatting with friends over wine late into the night that it is essential that the kitchen is fully functional while still looking beautiful for as long as it will be used.With the passage of time, a kitchen designed classically and according to traditional styles will look and feel less antiquated than one that follows the trends of the day.A multi-colored modern-day kitchen will be completely out of style in 10 years while one that is designed with a consistent color palette and with an eye for cohesion will look great for decades, if not longer.This trend is meant to save space in the home, by merging two rooms into one, but having a table and chairs in the middle of the kitchen only serves to take away space to move about the kitchen.Instead, a kitchen island would serve a similar purpose without causing nearly as much congestion.Islands can be a place to eat, but in addition can also serve as an area to store extra kitchen utensils and supplies, and to set up elaborate self-serve stations for New Year's or Christmas parties.Two renovations that improve both the longevity and the functionality of the kitchen are cabinet and countertop renovations.Many cabinets are made with aluminum, thin plywood, or in some cases, glass.Glass cabinets, or wooden cabinets with a glass pane, may provide the illusion of a larger and more open kitchen, but they can also make the space seem more cluttered because every utensil pot and pan is on display for all to see.Using heavy, solid wood cabinet styles instead of thinner and less durable options will provide a satisfying weighty feeling when being used and can be easily matched to the color and design of the rest of the kitchen.
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While the task can seem daunting, there are steps to take for a seamless remodel.Whether you’re doing-it-yourself or hiring professional help, here are five tips for executing (and surviving) a kitchen renovation.One - Think Function FirstNothing will drive up your expenses more than knocking down walls and changing the location of the plumbing and electrical outlets.Work with the style of your home, otherwise you’ll end up with a kitchen that looks like it belongs in someone else’s home.Some eye-catching appliances can seem like good choices, but by doing the research you may find a less expensive, more eco-friendly version of the same thing.Focus on your budget and put your money towards long-term investments like cabinets, countertops and products that combine low maintenance with long warranty timelines.
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You set your bags down, open up your gorgeous cabinets, and look for a refreshing snack.This is mainly because of termite swarms.This is when winged termites mate and start new colonies.Identify infestationsTermites resemble a winged ant.Other common signs of termites are worm-like tunnels on the surface of your wood or wing droppings.Also, the inspections will cost a lot less than having to find a new home.
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In the age of electronic information, finding ways to share crucial information between the necessary parties can be difficult and is a top cause of a HIPAA violation.For this reason, it is key to ensure that your practice is up to speed on the current rules and regulations.From file sharing databases like Google Drive and Dropbox, to daily communication tools like Facetime and text, those in the medical field are afforded a number of options to share pertinent info.Sites such as Google Drive and Dropbox are incredibly convenient ways to share data, but within the scope of HIPAA, are not viable options to do so.Companies like the US Postal Service and FedEx fall under this rule as they are both considered safe ways to transfer personal information.However, even when using shipping services such as USPS and FedEx, it is important to do the proper research to ensure privacy.
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Often breaking snow records, winters in Chicago are wet, windy, and frigid.It takes a special kind of insider knowledge to survive your first winter in the windy city but luckily, we’ve put together this resource to help you thrive in the two feet of snow and sideways rain on your daily commute.Don’t expect the city to shut down for snow because there is always going to be snow.Dress in layers We don’t mean a dress shirt, a sweater, and a coat.Be sure to weather a breathable wick layer to closest to your skin to protect yourself from sweat as your body constantly adapts to temperature changes.Most folks who live in apartment complexes park along the street.
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In fact, aluminum cans are 100% recyclable and brand new cans can be produced simply by recycling empty cans.The billion dollar industry of recycling aluminum cans is one to cash in on, by recycling one aluminum can, this simple act can save enough energy to run a television for three hours.The can is  shredded, hosed and cleaned, then turned into aluminium chips that are scorched and melted down in a large furnace.The purpose of the compost is to add nutrients back to soil, be mindful of selecting earth-enriching ingredients that will strengthen any windowsill or greenhouse garden.A properly managed compost bin will not attract pests or produce unpleasant odors.Fair-trade encompasses a sustainable model of ethical trade that focuses on low emissions to keep our planet healthy, and fair wages to garment workers.
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Retail environments can be tough to maintain, both physically and financially.The shiny new store that you started years ago unfortunately may not resemble what is shiny and new in today’s retailers, which is why you may lean toward the investment of remodeling your store.Here’s a few tips and guidelines on how to plan and follow through with a new, exciting direction for your store’s future in your community.PlanningThe primary concern when dealing with full or even partial remodeling of a retail space is the timeline.Your employees are equally a source of insight regarding how the store layout functions on a day-to-day basis.The key to getting the remodel you dream of is actively seeing the remodel happen.Take their input into account with your plans, as remodeling is a multi-faceted operation and you may be unaware of how the wiring, plumbing, and other utilities in your store necessitate a particular floor plan.
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Moving cross country can really drain the money out of your wallet.That is why it is crucial to plan your move ahead of time.Here are some of the best tips to help you have an easy ride on the road and on your wallet.Pack all your stuff in your vehicleThis one will not apply to all situations, but if you live in a small place, you can pack as much as you can into your vehicle.Smaller moving service means spending less money.But you can save money on gas too by planning your trip.Plan your tripYou should have a good idea of the route you need to take to your new home before you go.A good way to plan this out would be going to your local AAA business.
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Life is all about moments.Walking through your front door after a busy day at work, sitting down to dinner with your family, laying down to go to sleep each night, sipping on a cup of coffee at your kitchen table in the morning...There are a few rooms to prioritize when it comes to keeping your home as welcoming and comfortable as possible.KitchenYou likely feel that you do enough cleaning in your kitchen every day.Between dishes after dinner, regular refrigerator upkeep and wiped surfaces, what more could there be to do?For a deep clean, you’ll need to take a closer look at the spaces and appliances that maybe didn’t get enough attention in the past.If parts of your refrigerator are removable, take them to the sink and let them soak in warm soapy water while you work on the rest.
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However, you have probably seen so much blue over the course of a few months that you might be getting somewhat tired of it.Perhaps there are some other themes to explore.Themes that inspire creativity and youth that your child will grow to love.As yellow may seem to be more of a gender-neutral color, the navy blue will be perfect to add that manliness your boy can feel macho in.Add grey accents and you will have a nice contemporary space.Or, cut out the middleman.
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These can dip into the more techy, but nonetheless effective tricks.Consider the following when deciding to declutter your own work space whether it be your office or your phone.Consolidate all of your leads in one place.It is more than likely that you have a lot of different leads coming from multiple sources with enough crowding in your inbox to make your head spin.Do you get text alerts from one site and emails from the other?Chances are, with too much information and constant updates, you might just miss one of your leads.Managing different forms of notifications is time-consuming and albeit distracting as your focus is not targeted.
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In the wake of several devastating and unrelenting hurricanes that have left a path of destruction in the continental US and Puerto Rico, PruGen Pharmaceuticals has leapt into action to provide help to those in need.In Puerto Rico especially, the damage has been so catastrophic that parts of the island are estimated to remain without power for months.Food, running water, and supply shortages are accumulating on top of an already prolonged economic crisis, making it more challenging than ever to rebuild and restore the island.The PruGen Foundation*, a nonprofit organization founded by PruGen Pharmaceuticals and focused on philanthropic and social responsibility initiatives, has set up a Hurricane Relief Fund with a goal of raising $250,000 to provide to the hurricane victims of the US and Puerto Rico.The relief fund can be accessed at www.youcaring.com/prugencares.PruGen has committed to matching every dollar donated by customers and employees to help maximize the impact made by the dermatology community.
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Consider these tips the express lane to moving and packing efficiently without sacrificing safety.It sounds goofy, but it works.Once you fold in both shoulders, and your shirt looks like a long rectangle, start rolling from the bottom up and there you have it.This saves a lot of space on its own, but combing this with the rolling technique is such a great way to save space and have less of a hassle on your hands.Use towels for cushionsMany of us make the honest mistake of trying to purchase a lot of newspapers to pack our fragile goods.It is cheap, but there is a way to better protect your goods while saving energy, space, and money.Not to mention, the biggest box with the most weight inside has a possibility of breaking open which means you would have to start all over again.You can find cheap boxes at your local store just by asking if they are planning on throwing them away.
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Materials were a big focus with an increased leaning to things that are soft and comforting.The company says they were inspired with a push to get back to nature.Homeowners might hire an interior home painter to incorporate it with a green couch in the living room, green in their bedroom curtains or as the tile color in a shower.These colors pair well with wood or leather, and they are recommended for an office space or reading room.American designers have put their full support behind the Danish concept of “hygge,” pronounced hoo-gah.The word translates closely to “cozy” but the concept is about creating joy and comfort in the everyday moments of life.
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Though the popularity of Marie Kondo’s book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up has made many opt to toss their possessions, others might still find it difficult to let go.If you’re moving, or on the precipice of a life change, you might be considering selling off your items in a yard sale, or donating your old furniture and possessions to charity.But how do you decide which items to take with you, which items to sell and which items to throw away?Even if certain knick-knacks, clothes, books or pieces of furniture might seem important, you’ll want to pare down your possessions as much as possible, especially if you’re organizing a sale.And you might be surprised at how liberated you feel after you do a little organizing—the magic of tidying up might just be real.Unless it’s an antique or item of some value, modern broken appliances, rip shirts or clothing, damaged books and other items can be put in the dumpster, recycled or taken by junk removal experts.
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The 1 ½-mile exhibit includes whale and chain-link heart sculptures.Finally, end the evening at the Liquid Bread beer garden.Some restaurants that stand out include Johnny’s Reef, The Lobster Box and Original Crab Shanty.The Black Whale is known for their desserts, such as the homemade key lime pie or the crème brulee.Head to Jack’s Bait & Tackle for water activities.The field has several outdoors programs such as kayaking, rock climbing and horseback riding.
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Liquor stores always have free boxesLiquor stores go through inventory every day as though today is the last day alcohol will ever be legal.Americans drink a lot, so these spots go through a lot of boxes.And if you need further instruction, Apartment Therapy wrote a great article that details how to go about utilizing your undies as knick-knack wrap.Offer to help your friends move if they help youAn extra pair of hands goes a long way.You can either spend the entire day moving your one bedroom apartment, or you can spend an hour loading and unloading with three other people.When it comes time for them to move, you chip in that hour of labor and you’re on your way.If your friends aren’t moving anytime soon, usually offering to buy beer or dinner is enough to motivate most college folks.
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Mid-sized restaurant conglomerates like Upward Projects and Fox Restaurant Concepts are leading this charge.Since 1998, Fox Restaurants Concepts has created more than 15 unique dining concepts and opened 50 plus restaurants, including Culinary Dropout, Blanco Tacos and Tequila, and Flower Child.If you’re interested in supporting local restaurants, consider visiting one of these four upcoming food festivals.Mac & Cheese Fest AZ — October 7The first upcoming food festival is all about macaroni and cheese.Games include Giant Jenga, cornhole, and ping pong.Interested parties can also purchase a $75 VIP ticket which comes with 5 drink tickets, 15 tasting tickets, advanced entry, and access to a private lounge.Four Peaks Oktoberfest - October 13 through 15Dust off your lederhosen for Oktoberfest at Tempe Town Lake.Oktoberfest at Tempe Town Lake is organized by Tempe Sister Cities, an award-winning nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting multiculturalism.
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