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Sunday, June 9, 2019

3 Helpful Tips for Choosing Your New Fence

A fenced in yard serves many purposes ranging from privacy to aesthetics. Therefore, it is wise to take the time to select the style you want to find the best material for the job.

As you look at your residential fencing Forest Lake IL options, use the following three tips as a helpful guide along the way.

1. Consider the Purpose
Before you do anything, be clear about the purpose your fence will serve. Additionally, if you are installing a fence in the front and the back, they might serve different functions, so make separate notes for each of them. It is common to think of curb appeal for the front yard of your home while creating a private area is often the goal in the backyard. Confirming the end result now will allow you to move through the next steps successfully.

2. Review the Available Materials
Today's homeowner can choose from wood, chain link, vinyl, wrought iron and aluminum for the construction of their fencing. Based on the desired outcomes of your fence, you and your contractor can review these options and select the ideal substrate for the project. For example, if maintaining privacy is the goal, chain link fencing would be avoided as it can be seen through. 

3. Explore Your Creative Side
You do not need to limit yourself to the standard look of a boxy privacy fence or the unimaginative lines of most enclosures. As you drive around your neighborhood, look at the fence designs that stand out to you and discuss them with your contractor. Arches, columns, curves and lattice can all be added to make your fence a unique piece of art that produces years of joy. 

Your new fence is an investment of time and money that deserves careful attention from the outset, and by following these three simple tips, you can begin your project with confidence.




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Monday, June 3, 2019

Jagna Rocks rocks!

Well, this summer brought lots of adventures for me and my family (thanks to my Mom, Sis and her hubby, and my brother). We went to Bohol during election day, but of course, we were still able to exercise our rights to suffrage. Bohol is such a wonderful place. People there are awesome as well, first in the line is our very accommodating grandma! Lola is such a blessings at her age of 89. 
It's been a nice day indeed

Anyway, one of the highlights in our 5-day vacation there is the Jagna Rocks where my sister and Eric opted to stay. It was a resthouse by the cliff where on its edge is a deep ocean. Since, they're mystified with the majestic wonders of the sea, everyday is a SWIMMING AND SNORKELING DAY! I'm just glad am a no-swimmer, otherwise I'll become a sea creature too. The place was truly a wonder! Aside from the fact that the entrance fee is so low (₱25/head), they served a really good food. So, the next time you'll set sail for Bohol, make this a part of your bucket list!





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Friday, May 10, 2019

Why Buy Professionally-Built Horse Jumps

When you are in charge of the finances, whether personally or as a business owner, every purchase matters. Nowhere is that more obvious than in purchases that some people may consider extravagant. If there are hunters, jumpers, or eventers at your facility, you may be under pressure to add jumps. Even dressage riders and others that school mainly on the flat often train over cavaletti and small grids.
You may have looked at horse jumps for sale and thought to yourself, I can build that. While the actual structure of horse jumps is relatively straightforward, building them yourself is not as easy as you may think. Professional jumps are made to withstand rigorous use and designed to be safe and inviting for less experienced horse and riders, while still challenging for more seasoned pairs.
Another thing to consider is that while the jumps appear to be made from basic woodworking supplies, there are several components that you will have trouble sourcing yourself. This includes the jump cups, which are important for not only convenience, but safety, and the octagonal-shaped poles which are nice, as they fit in the jump cup without rolling out at the slightest gust of wind, but will fall before entangling a horse.
If you are concerned about the cost of purchasing horse jumps, you may be surprised at how affordable they are. You can often find package deals that allow you to outfit an entire ring, building a course that will work for all skill levels. There are also several ways you can save money when looking for horse jumps for sale. Purchasing jumps unpainted can be a good solution if you have some willing workers. A nice afternoon and a work party can get your jumps show ring ready. Another thing to consider is having the jumps shipped without the legs attached to the standards. Because of shipping requirements, shipping the jumps fully assembled is more costly than shipping them without the legs attached. All hardware necessary to attach the legs is included and it is a straightforward job.




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Thursday, May 9, 2019

Real Summer Fun!

Yup, you read it right! Real Summer fun has just began. This summer is completely different from the rest because we're almost complete! Yes, all of my siblings except for our youngest sis, are home, including my Mom! It was my sister and her hubby who were first to arrived. The dramatic reunion began at the airport. Indeed, it's totally different when you get to kiss and hug your loved ones in person. We used to chat via messenger almost everyday and yet their presence is much more appreciated. 
Janith and Eric




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Friday, April 19, 2019

The Outlaw King- A Movie Review

Every Holy Week season, it's been a tradition to stay home and to keep from boredom to come, movie marathon is the best pastime. (Well, of course, I did movie marathon just after I've had my personal reflection of God's faithfulness in my live and His greatest love for me, undeniably).

So, movie marathon, yes it is. The last time I've watched GOT (Game of Throne), was during my maternity leave and right after that, I was already unmindful about it. But seriously, I really find the movie so interesting. Since Tuesday night, I have. Throwback episodes of GOT, but eventually, I find it too dragging so I've decided to watch again one of my favorite Netflix movies, the Outlaw King.

This was the second time that I've watched the movie. Honestly, a movie with such a scene as medieval times, with kingdoms fighting against each other-these are my kind of movies, thus GOT and those movie alike could really caught my attention.

The Outlaw King movie is simply one of a kind. I couldn't imagine how the lead character, Chris Pine, the Scottish King, could win the war against England, just imagine a ratio of 3000 against 500 or less soldiers. The movie isn't predictable at all. By the second time I watched it, I was still very interested how King Robert could surpass his battle in aim to regain his country from the tyrant King and Prince of Wales. And yes, the Queen, I so love her. She's not the typical type of Queen who is so reliant to her King. I love her character, and maybe, I'll be looking forward of seeing her other movies again.

So that's it. They said, this movie is a good alternative for those who are patiently waiting for the Season 8 of GOT (which was finally released as of this writing). Try to watch the movie and see fit yourself!

It's a Good Friday, indeed.


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Friday, April 12, 2019

How to Make Your Apartment Cozier

Whether you've been out on your own for several years, or you're moving into your first apartment, your home away from home starts as a blank slate until you add a little personality. If you have a small space that feels more like a college dorm than a comfortable flat, here are some tips to make your apartment cozier.

Window Treatments

Stark windows make a room feel colder, and light from streetlamps can make sleeping harder at night. Installing colorful black-out curtains or the roller shades New York has made popular can not only add some personality to an otherwise boring room, but can also keep outside light from messing with your circadian rhythm. Whatever you can do to let natural light in during the day and keep out the neon lights at night will help your pad to feel more comfortable.

Accent Pillows

An inexpensive way to make your apartment feel more inviting is to add accent pillows to reflect your personality. If your apartment's color scheme is neutral-toned, bold accent colors can break up the monotony and make you and your guests feel more at home. For example, if you are an avid llama-lover, perhaps a Peruvian-style blanket and llama-themed pillow on the sofa can add that little hint of individuality you need in your humble abode.

Unique Seating Areas

Whether you prefer solitude or are always hosting dinner parties with others, unique seating can be another aspect of your new, cozy apartment. From oversized bean bags to floor pillows to hammock chairs, there are tons of options that are not only comfortable, but add a little pizzazz to your place. For apartment-dwellers with limited space available, foldable furniture can provide an easy alternative to traditional seating.
When it comes to your apartment, a personal touch in your decor can make a big difference in transforming a small space into your happy place. What matters most is that your space reflects your lifestyle and allows you to feel at home.




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