Accepting Autism to Become an Effective Advocate

Did you sense how your identity changed when you became a parent? At the moment of birth or adoption, our lives are never the same because once a parent, always a parent. Despite the fact that our self-identity shifted once Mother Nature inaugurated us as mom or dad, this new role is not necessarily a…

Marquetry Wooden Picture Frames

Wood has a whole range of decorative possibilities, explored by creative minds across thousands of years of woodworking – and today marquetry wooden picture frames are one of the more attractive results. Ancient wood art techniques provide some of the inspiration for these designs. At the same time, cutting edge technologies make them affordable enough…

Laminate Flooring Has Many Advantages

Did you recently drop a heavy object or drop glass which had shattered on your kitchen tiled floor? Did parts of the tile chip away after the accident? Did you spill water on the wooden parquet floor in your den? Did parts of the wood come apart as a result? When you are ready to…

Contemporary and Traditional Chinese Furniture – What to Expect

Contemporary Chinese furniture is simple and graceful in design with sleek, clean lines and elegant proportions. Chinese furniture has risen in popularity in the west because its subtle sophistication and timeless designs fit perfectly in either traditional or contemporary style homes. With contemporary Chinese furniture, even small pieces are not only beautiful to look at…

Raising Roof Trusses With A Crane

Often times you learn truss raising the hard way. Fingers between trusses, backs strained from the heavy lifting and long strung out days. You live and you learn to just call a crane company for a day when you are installing large trusses. Before the roofing materials and trusses are dropped at the job site,…

How to Paint Without a Mess

 Painting  without a mess? No way you say there is always a mess. Many people love to  paint , while others seem to hate it. If your considering having some rooms  painted  get several prices from reputable contractors. Do not under any circumstances hire “Jim’s friend” who  paints  on the side. You will usually get exactly…

10 Classic Clothing Pieces

You hear about “classic” cars and “classic” movies, but what, exactly, are “classic” clothes? Old styles from long ago that were hot in their heyday but that no one wears anymore? Hardly! Classic clothes are styles that look good on just about everyone and that have been popular for years. Like the humble chicken that…

How to Get Out of a Real Estate Contract

Visualize this scenario: After previewing several houses with your real estate agent, you’ve finally found the perfect house. A real estate  contract  has been drawn up and signed by you (the buyer) and the seller. But alas! You encountered a problem – your mortgage application was disapproved. Can you still get out of the real…