Holiday mcm store Break-Ins

The holidays for most of us equals happiness and joy, but for others the holidays equal crime and 5-finger discounts. Most of us know, or have heard somewhere that we need to step up our security measures around the holidays, but the truth is, we shouldn’t wait until the end of the year to do so.

Let start with ourselves. When you go shopping, regardless of where it is, don’t dress so flashy. Why do you need to wear all of your favorite jewelry or your most expensive clothes, shoes, purses, etc.?? You don’t. All it does is let the bad guys know that you are mcm travel bag wealthy and you’ve got plenty to go around. Be aware of your surroundings at all times. Why hesitate to notify a security guard if someone looks suspicious? It could end up preventing heartache to you or someone else.

Let’s talk about our vehicles. Try shopping during the day, as it’s a known fact that most crimes take place after dark. Park as close as you can to the front door of your store, or even valet if it’s possible. Which leads me to say, try not to shop at night. And if you must, park near the front of the store and in a lit parking spot. Do you have tint on your windows? It’s a good idea. Don’t bring out loads and loads of presents and mcm crossbody bag bags full of goodies, drop them off in your car, then return shopping. Get a cart. You can even rent them at malls. Keep all of your stuff with you until it’s time to leave. And when you get home, take everything inside. Don’t think for a second that your stuff is safe in your car in your driveway. It’s actually an easier escape for criminals. Why risk going in your home, when you’ve got all the goodies right there in your driveway?

Let’s talk about our homes. Do you have a security system set up? Do you spend money monthly on home monitoring systems such as ADT or Brinks? If you can’t afford it, it’s okay. There are other ways to keep your home safe, such as using sticks in your doors, better locks, and timed indoor and outdoor lights. All of these things can deter a criminal.

So over the years I’ve heard people talk about shopping for Christmas presents throughout the year instead of at once during November-December. Personally, I think it makes you more mcm shoulder bag vulnerable year round. If you bought an expensive gift for someone in July and your house is robbed in August and they burglar takes the gift with them, what good did that do? Look, it’s not a bad idea, shopping year round, just don’t hide all of the presents in one spot. That way, if you are robbed, hopefully the thieves will only make off with one item or so.

During the holidays and really, all year long, we should be doing things to secure ourselves and our assets. has great Tips, Tricks and Ideas to improve your home, business, car and self 365 days a year. Visit it today, bookmark the site and return for all sorts of advice. Afterall, we’re not called Home Security Advice for nothing!

 

Saving Space mcm backpacks for sale in Your Closet

Saving closet space may not be rocket science, but sometimes it can sure feel like it! Closets get crowded so easily. Switching back and forth between seasons can make matters worse. If you’re ready to take control of your closet, then good for you! It may take a little time and a little work, but having an organized, spacious closet is worth it.

1. Get out of season clothes out of the closet. Winter clothes especially are bulky and take up a lot of space. They either eat up the closet with huge bins, or require more space than you can make on your hanging bar. The key is to get some of that out of the closet. Instead of storing out of season clothing in the closet when you’re not using them, find some attic, garage, or spare bedroom space for storage. Use mcm phone case containers that seal out moisture and protect your clothes from insects. Cedar closet accessories are great for keeping clothes smelling fresh, repelling insects, and absorbing moisture.

2. What if your closet is still crowded after you remove the alternate season’s clothes? You can make extra room by getting the bulkiest items out of there. Big coats and comforters take up a lot of space. Comforters can be stored in big bags that you can vacuum the air out of. You’ll be shocked how much smaller they get! Then you can simply prop them against the wall behind your hanging clothes and they’re off the shelf completely. You can hang big coats on a wall mounted bar outside of the closet. Dress it up a bit with wooden coat hangers and you won’t mind having it as part of your décor. You can also use a portable garment rack to keep clothes mcm iphone 7 case that aren’t used very often out of sight.

3. Once you’ve done that, you closet should be getting better. Give away as many clothes as you can. If you are storing something that you didn’t wear last season, then you’re probably going to care about it even less when it comes out of storage again. Have an exchange with friends and give whatever is left to charity. Another option is to have a garage sale and use the money to update your closet.

4. Install some shelving that accommodates the items that you own. If you waste a lot of vertical space because shorter items sit on deep shelves, then add some smaller shelves or cubbies on top of the existing shelf. A simple riser or divider can double the space in mcm iphone 6 case the closet storage areas.

5. Make the absolute most of closet space by utilizing space saving hangers, like velvet hangers. These new hangers are super strong and have a velvet coating to prevent clothes from slipping and ending up in the floor. They come in different styles that can hold multiple items on one space saving hanger. You’ll love the look and be shocked at how much space these slim velvet hangers can make.

Rick Miller is on the staff of Only Slimline Hangers, a leading online resource for velvet hangers which are space saving hangers, non slip hangers and slim line hangers.

 

How to Clean mcm backpacks cheap Your Cleaning Tools

This may sound strange, but when was the last time you cleaned your cleaning tools – your vacuum, washing machine, or dishwasher? Last month? Last year? Never? Before you tackle your next cleaning to-do list, make sure your cleaning tools are clean. Why? Tools that are clean work more efficiently. Also, a dirty dishwasher, for example, can harbor germs and bacteria – not a place you want to clean your dishes and utensils. Here’s how to get your cleaning tools clean.

Dishwasher

Dishwashers should regularly be cleaned – about once a month – to remove the bacteria, fungi, and mold that can build up inside over time. Sometimes even bits of food get stuck to mcm backpacks for sale the bottom or in crevices, causing a foul smell. To kill germs and clean your dishwasher, Goodhousekeeping.com suggests first picking up any food particles from the bottom of the drain with a rag. Pour white vinegar into a cup, and place it on the top rack of an empty dishwasher. Freshen-up a foul-smelling dishwasher by sprinkling the bottom of the dishwasher with baking soda; run a cycle on the hottest setting.

Washing Machine

Washing machines are notorious for developing a bad smell after a while. Where is that smell coming from? According to Goodhousekeeping.com, the odor culprit could be caused by many things: detergent or fabric softener buildup, bacteria from clothes, or leaving wet clothes sitting inside for long periods of time. Front-loader machines are more susceptible to growing mold and mildew around the rubber mcm phone case gasket that lines the door. Fortunately, a few steps can get your washer smelling fresh again. Keep the door to your washer open when not in use so the inside can dry out. Also, don’t overdo it on the soap; high-efficiency washers use less water. If you add too much soap, remaining soap residue inside the drum can develop an odor.

To get rid of the unpleasant odor, disinfect with white vinegar and baking soda. Run an empty cycle with hot water, adding 3 to 4 cups of vinegar to ½ cup of baking soda.

Vacuum Cleaner

A vacuum needs regular maintenance to make sure it’s doing its job properly. Dirty filters or overstuffed vacuum bags end up just pushing dirt around instead of collecting it. For bagless mcm iphone 7 case vacuums, Goodhousekeeping.com suggests emptying the canister after each use. For ones with bags, don’t wait until the bag is completely full; replace it when it’s two-thirds full. Clean the filter by shaking out dust or removing buildup with fingers; or, replace it every six months to a year. If there’s an odor coming from your vacuum, try cleaning the attachments with hot, soapy water. Be sure to completely dry the pieces before using them.

 

Fun Ways To mcm outlet store Eat Fruit

It’s important to get daily servings of fruits and vegetables however this may be tough especially if you’re not used to eating these types of foods. I know when I was focusing on changing my daily eating habits around, fruits and vegetables hardly ever made their way onto my plate. Fast food and soda were the most common items in front of me which is why it took a concerted effort for me to improve my eating habits to regularly include fruits and vegetables.

If you’ve had issues getting fruit into your daily nutrition, here are some fun ways to eat fruit and change this all around. By using a few of these ideas, you may find that eating fruit is mcm store really enjoyable and pleasant. Maybe you’ll even be inspired to create your own fruit concoctions afterwards…

Here Are Some Fun Ways To Eat Fruit

Sliced and Mixed Together
Sometimes eating just an apple or orange by itself may seem a bit bland and boring. An easy way to turn this around is to slice and mix a number of fruits together so you have an assortment of flavors. A small bag of watermelon, pineapple, mango, coconut, and cantaloupe with a few squeezes of lime juice on top and presto, you have an awesome melody of tastes. Best yet, you may be able to create 3-5 travel mcm travel bag bags from this one fruit-cutting session so you’ll have future snacks ready to go.

Mix Fruit With Cottage Cheese or NonFat Yogurt
For some reason by adding sliced pieces of fruit to non-fat yogurt or cottage cheese, you create a delightfully tasty way to enjoy a healthy snack. Try it sometime and you may find it a fantastic alternative to the potato chips and soda option.

Fruit in a Healthy Cereal or Oatmeal
Add some sweet flavor to a potentially bland breakfast. These simple additions may create a new mcm crossbody bag favorite breakfast dish for you. Try raisins or peaches in oatmeal, and strawberries, bananas, raspberries, or blueberries in cereals.

Dry Your Own Fruit Using The Oven
This can be a fun, healthy activity to do making your own dried fruit. Literally any fruit can be dried which provides you with a healthy snack that lasts and lasts. All you need is an oven, a couple cookie/baking sheets, parchment paper, and pizza screens or sheet pans, and of course the sliced fruit you want to dry.

 

What to Do With mcm backpacks for sale Your Wedding Flowers

You seem to spend so long planning your wedding, making sure everything is perfect. Ensuring you have the right dress, the perfect bridal bouquet and other floral decorations all to match. However, after your wedding, what do you do with it all? Your dress stays hanging in your wardrobe for years to come, but have you considered what to do with your bridal bouquet? Here are just a few of the things you can create with your wedding flowers

Make decorations

A great way to preserve your bouquet and other flowers is to have the petals pressed and dried out. You could then arrange the petals on to some card and place in a photo frame to hang up in your home. Another decorative way to present your flowers is to have them dried out in sand then popped into a shadow box that would mcm phone case look great on a windowsill or mantelpiece. That way each flower head can keep it’s shape.

You could also freeze dry your flowers and place them in a clear ornament to make a bauble decoration. You can have your flowers freeze dried professionally or you can do it yourself. The simplest way to do this is by putting them in a zip lock bag and placing it in the freezer for about two weeks, be careful not to squash the flowers though.

Hang your flowers up

This is such a cheap and simple way to preserve your wedding bouquet. All you have to do is attach a piece of string around the stem of the bunch and hang it upside down in a cool, dark place, such as a cupboard. Once it’s totally dried you can spray it with hair spray so it sets in place. The flowers will lose a bit of colour and they won’t look as fresh and bright as they did on your big day but they last for a long time this mcm iphone 7 case way.

Make rose beads

If your bouquet includes roses, then why not make rose beads and create a necklace that you will be able to wear forever? There are loads of online tutorials on how to do this and although it requires a little patience, it is relatively easy to do. If all the bridesmaids had roses too, you could also create them bracelets or necklaces from their flowers, as a keepsake for years to come.

Make potpourri

Another great way to preserve your mcm iphone 6 case flowers is by making potpourri. You can remove all the petals, place them in a bowl and leave them to dry in a cupboard for a couple of weeks. Once they are dried out, add some potpourri flower scented oil and place in a decorative bowl.

 

Tips to Moving cheap mcm During the Wintertime

Long distance moves can be hard enough as is without having to worry about snow and other inclement weather. Winter of 2014 has seen record amounts of snow and ice which can be a problem if you need to move out by a specific day (which is generally the case). If you need to move on a snowy day, it is unfortunate but necessary.

Here are some tips that mcm outlet store can help you move safely in the winter:

  • Listen to Al Roker. A quick snowstorm can come of of nowhere, but a polar vortex, nor’easter, or blizzard will be watched by meteorologists. They will be tracked for days, and you should have plenty of warning. If there is a high storm expected on your moving day, contact your realtor so that adjustments can be made to move in at a safer time.
  • Take precautions. Know ahead of time that things will be more difficult in the winter. Plan on taking mcm store longer with things than normal. Many moving companies will also charge more in the winter due to difficult conditions.
  • Clean up. This is not only smart, but also the law. If a mover falls and injures himself on your property, it is the homeowner’s responsibility. So make sure that your driveway, walkway, and stairs are all fully shoveled and salted.
  • Cover your entrances. The wet ground will be covered salt, mud, and many other things that will stick to your shoes. You do not want to track in all of this dirt every time you walk mcm travel bag into your house, so put some mats or cardboard in all of the entranceways that you will be using heavily.
  • Get your new home prepared. Call ahead and make sure that your utilities are all turned on. You definitely do not want to make the trek all the way to your new home and be stuck in the cold.
  • Do not put away wet. Again, with all of the melted snow and ice on the ground, things are bound to get at least a little bit messy. Make sure that if anything that gets wet is fully dried. You do not want any mold or mildew to start growing on your carpets or furniture.
  • Have winter clothing ready. Layer up to keep warm throughout the trip. Also pack a bag or two of winter clothes, so that you have all of the essentials ready immediately to unpack.

Daniel J Delgle works for Gibraltar Van Lines as a professional mover in Nutley NJ. He works all throughout the winter, helping people move throughout the county.

 

Make Brownies Last mcm travel bag Longer

Brownies are one of the most appreciated food gift items. In the holiday season, brownies are a surefire hit. If you are considering mail order brownies then keep certain points in mind. Before sending brownies to friends and family, check the delivery company that will be handling your order. In most cases this will be the post office. Check with them for the best ways to ship. In warm seasons brownies are best shipped overnight in a Styrofoam container where the brownies are surrounded by ice packs. Many shipping companies use dry ice but that may be little mcm crossbody bag expensive.

Tried and tested: If you’re not sure how well you have packed the brownies and how safe they are to ship, you can test the pack at home. Place the brownies in a container and shake it a few times. If the brownies are moving then you have to re-pack. After you have filled the empty spaces, shake it again. When it holds the shape than your shipping consignment is perfect. But before packing mail order mcm shoulder bag brownies, put then in front of fan so that the extra moisture is evaporated.

Baking pans: Most of the breads, cakes and brownies are baked in a foil or light-weight aluminum pan. You can actually ship the food items in them. If you are going to mail brownies, place them in the baking foil; follow the recipe cooling direction and removing the food from the pan. When thoroughly cooled, wrap the mail order brownies in plastic or foil and return to the big shipping mcm purse container.

Wrapping is the key: Place Mail order brownies in aluminum foil or plastic before placing in shipping containers. Wrap each of the brownies individually and for this, small plastic bags will prove to be ideal. Choose the strong cardboard boxes to mail the brownies. To add more safety and insure the brownies are break-proof, place a cushion of crumbled newspaper, paper towels, Styrofoam pellets or unsalted air-popped popcorn in the box and then place in the containers.

The Author is a professional writer, presently writing for Brownies Delivery and Gourmet brownies.

 

Ban Cooking Shows mcm backpacks for sale on TV

So for anyone who watched the episode of South Park where Stan’s Dad is obsessed with the Food Channel will know what I am talking about. If you have a friend or a family member whose idea of a day off includes plopping themselves with a bag of chips in front of the TV watching the Food Channel, let me tell you it is a problem. You see watching Food Shows is a lot like watching pornography and if you think that too much pornography is bad for you then too much food based Television is mcm phone case also bad.

This is because of the nature of Food shows. Both sex and food are a human basic need. Watching something on the TV or on your computer that shows people making food or making love therefore is comparable. But the act of cooking and eating is not considered dirty and immoral and therefore people don’t think of food shows as a problem. If people can have porn addictions then they can certainly have food mcm iphone 7 case show addiction. Have you ever watched a food show and thought about how good it would be to eat what the cook is making? Is that any different from watching an adult scene in a movie and getting titillated?

I don’t think there is much of a difference between the two and therefore I say that the only difference is entirely man made and societal. Because we consider one act to be wrong and immoral, we should at least be consistent and get parental control filters on food and cooking shows. They make kids crave rich and lush food whereas all mcm iphone 6 case they will ever get in real life is their mum’s plain and insipid Mac and Cheese. Food shows objectify cooks.

Real cooks don’t use crème freche or shallots instead of onions. All they do after a hard day’s work is pop something in the microwave, rest it on their guy as they watch reruns of Sex and the City. So why should average cooks be expected to “measure up” to the standard of food network stars? It is unfair and inhumane. I mean, the other day I found myself actually removing the skin and seeds from a tomato! Can you believe it? My girlfriend expects too much of me in the kitchen. I don’t know what to do! So ban food and cooking shows on television because they are obscene. It is time to bring back old fashioned morality coupled with a hot bowl of owl vomit known as canned soup.

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Joyful mcm outlet store Mothering

“We caught your hints mommy” my seven year old beamed as she placed the gift bag in front of me on the floor and they all surrounded me in anticipation. “Open it.”

Smiling I hoped they had picked up my not-so-subtle hints about getting some nice black ink gel pens, stationary or planner refills for Christmas. I had really hinted big time for the pens. After all I had left my list on the refrigerator. I especially hated running out of “my” pens. It seemed everyone always used “my” pens and I was the one left mcm store borrowing their pens. So more than anything else, I hoped the kids would get me my own writing pens. Black gel pens with comfort grips were particularly nice. I liked them but they were a bit too pricey for me to buy for myself. Funny, if the kids needed gel pens I would buy them but I could never bring myself to spend that much money on myself on something that I did not consider a necessity.

Derek and I had always been very practical since we had kids we had opted not to exchange gifts for ourselves during the holidays. Instead our finances were directed towards getting gifts for the kids and some charitable causes. However, as the kids got older they insisted on getting gifts for us. So, we agreed to receive the gifts as long as they were practical and did not exceed a certain dollar limit. The gel pens were well within the price range for the kids to get them for me. So when Jolene placed the bag in front of me. I prepared myself to look surprised and pondered mcm travel bag where I would hide them so only I could use them.

As I gazed down at the box, it looked rather large for gel pens but our family was known for throwing suspicious family members off the scent of an anticipated gift by wrapping earrings in a shoe box, or stuffing a shirt in a mug. Since the kids seemed overly excited about me opening the gift as did Derek I was sure the pens were in the package. So I opened the gift and inside the box was a big stuffed bunny with a red mcm crossbody bag wool sweater and a school uniform plaid skirt. I dug in the box to see if the pens had somehow fallen under the bunny. No pens. Just the bunny.

Disappointed I said dryly “You got me a bunny…Why?-“Glancing at Derek’s facial expression I could see I had said the wrong thing. Nonverbally he seemed to say you better clean this one up real quick. It was one of those moments of motherhood I’d rather forget. I’m usually pretty good at hiding my disappointment and generally I don’t have unrealistic expectations of the kids. I remember as a kid desperately wanting nothing more than to please my parents and the pain of falling short. Drawing on that reminisce, internally I pulled myself together and within seconds asked more excitedly this time “so, why did you get me a bunny?’

 

 

What to Look for in a mcm backpacks cheap Baby Stroller

If you get the wrong baby stroller for your personal lifestyle it could prove to be a costly mistake. Good baby strollers are quite an expensive purchase especially if you start looking at the initial investment for your newborn as one total outlay. Not only do you have to buy a baby stroller but there are all the other things you need such as a safety car seat, a crib and all the other nursery furniture, clothes, toys and nursery mcm backpacks for sale safety items such as a baby monitor, it all adds up.

The best bet is to make sure you get your baby purchases right first time, even if the cost of the baby stroller you really want is a bit more than you had originally intended to spend. A few dollars extra at the start is far better than having to fork out for another baby stroller mcm phone case when you find you have made the wrong choice.

As with everything baby, safety must come at the top of your stroller list. It’s advisable to buy a new baby stroller so that you can easily check that your baby stroller meets all the required safety standards.

A good baby stroller will have a five point harness but as a minimum you want a crotch strap to prevent your baby from slipping out from under the safety belt and the breaking system is important if you don’t want to find your baby making a run for it!

You will spend many hours pushing mcm iphone 7 case your baby stroller so check out the height of the handles, adjustable is best so that both mum and dad can comfortably push the baby stroller.

I don’t think you need reminding that babies make a lot of mess so only buy a baby stroller with washable fabric unless of course you can afford to consider your stroller as disposable.

Don’t forget that your baby won’t travel as light as you do, everywhere you go your changing bag, formula milk (if you are bottle feeding) and other necessary bits and pieces will follow, and somehow you have to carry the shopping as well, so make sure your stroller is sturdy enough to carry a bag or two on the handles and has plenty of storage underneath.

Where ever you go you need to be able to store your baby stroller, in the house, in the car or on the train so check out how easily your baby stroller folds away and if you are regularly out and about on public transport checking out lightweight strollers might be a good idea.

Standard strollers are generally more versatile. They are larger so offer your baby far more room and are designed with greater baby comfort in mind. Standard strollers also tend to have far more storage but it all comes at a cost, more weight and more bulk.

For the more active parents there is always the jogging stroller but this does tend to be for those that can stretch to a second stroller. Jogging strollers have all-terrain suspension systems and work well on most surfaces but they don’t fold as well as other strollers and they are not recommended for newborn babies.