Building a home gym takes a lot of thought and preparation. It begins with choosing a room in the home that will accommodate your equipment and the way you want to work out. Continue reading “Building “The Ultimate Home Gym” the Rogue Way”
Looking for Breakfast and Brunch Ideas for Mother’s Day? Pick one or more to make for Mom and she will be thrilled. Whether it’s breakfast in bed or a huge spread in the dining room, Mom will so appreciate the effort AND not having to cook 🙂 Continue reading “Easy Breakfast Ideas for Everyone in your Family”
Sharing another delicious recipe with you today involving cauliflower. It’s amazing at how many ways we can take a head of cauliflower and turn it into something incredible. Continue reading “Delicious Roasted Cauliflower Recipe”
Your roof is one of the most important parts of your home. Not only does it keep you and your family dry, but it also protects your home from the elements. That’s why it’s important to keep your roof in top shape by performing regular maintenance tasks. This blog post will discuss some tips on how to do just that.
Adhere to regular inspections
One of the things you can do to keep your roof in top shape is to regularly inspect it for any signs of damage. Look for missing or damaged shingles, leaks, or any other issue that could potentially cause problems. If you find any damage, be sure to repair it as soon as possible. This will allow your roof to last for around 10-25 years, withstanding even the harshest weather conditions. This is because as soon as you see any type of damage, you can fix it right away and prevent it from getting worse.
Clean your gutters
Another important maintenance task is to regularly clean your gutters. This is because leaves and debris can build up in them, which can then lead to water damage. When water isn’t able to drain properly, it can seep into your home and cause all sorts of problems. So, be sure to clean your gutters at least once a year to prevent any issues. In parallel to this, you also need to ensure that your roof has a proper drainage system. This means that there should be no pooling of water on your roof, which can lead to leaks.
Get rid of moss
Moss can also be a problem for your roof if it’s not taken care of. Moss can hold moisture against your roof, which can then lead to rot and other damage. So, be sure to remove any moss that you see on your roof. You can do this by using a stiff brush or a pressure washer that has a low setting. In using a stiff brush, you want to be careful not to damage your roof. Hence, you should gently brush the moss off, taking care that scratches are not made in the process. Similarly, a low-pressure washer setting is important so as not to strip away any of the roofing materials.
Finally, another maintenance tip is to prune any trees that are near your home. This is because overhanging branches can damage your roof, especially during a storm. So, if you have any trees on your property, be sure to trim them back, so they’re not hanging over your home. Just keep in mind that in pruning your trees, you should also be careful not to damage your roof. This means making sure that the branches don’t hit your roof when they fall. In this case, you can use a tarp to protect your roof.
By following these tips, you can help keep your roof in top shape for years to come. Remember, your roof is one of the most important parts of your home, so it’s important to take care of it. If you have any questions, be sure to consult a professional. They can help you with any issues that you may be having.
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Keeping up to date with the latest trends in fashion may be a bit overwhelming. Something that can help us feel a bit more confident about ourselves is knowing how to maximize a look for the season, like finding the perfect dress for summer. Unfortunately, things get a bit more complicated when it comes to shoes. If you’ve found yourself ruining an outfit with the wrong pair of shoes, then here are a few tips to make sure your shoe closet is always chic and stylish.
Combine Slightly Different Clothes and Shoes
Celebrities like Lady Diana were praised for following the trend of matching dress and shoes colors and patterns perfectly. And while the practice of matching shoes with an outfit is still considered a classic, it can also be perceived as a bit old-fashioned.
Wearing a dress with a fun pattern in combination with a single color pair of shoes can make a look pop. The key is to keep the pairs slightly mismatched. You can make a look more sophisticated when you wear a pair of shoes in a slightly darker shade, or play with contrasting colors in an outfit.
Don’t Be Afraid of Looking into Second Hand Shoes
Browsing through second-hand clothing stores can be an exciting adventure. We have all heard stories of friends finding their favorite blouse or pants in the most unexpected places. And there’s absolutely no reason why the same couldn’t happen with your shoe shopping.
Secondhand shopping can be quite a productive adventure. You may be able to find a variety of models you could never hope to encounter in a store. In fact, many a bargain hunter has found an almost perfect pair of shoes for a fraction of the price— and you could, too.
Treat Your Shoes Gently
Often the best way to make sure your shoes look as good as the day you bought them is to simply take better care of them. For example, suede is a beautiful material, but it’s also surprisingly hard to maintain. White soles, too, can yellow, and leather can dry and crack. Following blogs on how to clean shoes, as well as keeping the humidity in your shoe closet low, are simple yet effective ways to make sure your shoes will last a lifetime.
Keeping Up to Date with the Latest Trends
One of the biggest challenges of staying trendy when it comes to shoes is how fast fashion evolves. New materials are constantly being developed in order to make footwear more comfortable, durable, and sustainable.
Having said that, there’s a lot of devoted fans that dedicate their time to finding and discussing the latest in shoe news. One of the best options is to join a sneaker community, where you can keep track of which models and colorways have captured the public’s attention. It’s also a great place to find information about upcoming releases, and can even give you access to member discounts.
Style from Head to Toe
Finding new ways to keep your shoe closet stylish can be surprisingly fun, but it can take a bit of effort and investment. If you want to look chic from head to toe, then the above tips are a great way to get started
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When I was young I used to enjoy cleaning our families crystal chandelier which was hanging in our sitting room. It would take me hours to remove each piece, soak in hot water, dry and hang them back up. There were probably 50 pieces in total, but I would get the biggest kick from bringing the sparkle back to those dusty crystals. Continue reading “Cleaning Crystal Chandeliers – the Same Method Restoration Hardware Uses”
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