Comparison Is the Thief of All Happiness

My morning ritual is pretty much the same when I’m home, the only thing that will vary is whether or not the bed gets made. I wake up, brush my teeth, wash my face, get dressed, and make coffee. Once the coffee is finished, depending on the weather, I will either sit on the couch…

Flipping Real Estate or Flipping Paper?

Flipping real estate properties is not for everybody but it is the fastest way to make a buck in the real estate business. Most everybody has heard of someone buying a “run down” house for a good price well below market value, fixing it up and selling it at a fair market price. Flipping a…

Taking Care Of Your Furnace Room

The furnace room, or room where the furnace is located, is typically low on a homeowner’s maintenance list. Many times, the room is located in the cellar and rarely used. However, in order to keep your furnace operating properly, you will need to regularly clean and maintain the room where the furnace is located. There…

How To Make A Beautiful Candy Paint Job

Close your eyes and imagine a radiant candy orange sports car glimmering at a car show. Now picture yourself in a gallery and you open your eyes to see the most beautiful sunset painting with a silhouette of palm trees in the background. Today I’m going to tell you how you can make a beautiful…

The History of the Mexican Blanket

The ubiquitous nature of the Mexican blanket has left many people wondering just where did this iconic symbol of Mexico get its start. Legend has it that the Mexican blankets, known as serape (sometimes spelled Sarape) has its beginnings back in the days of the Aztecs, when they used bright colored cloth, stained from berries…

How Does Scotch Guard Work?

When people think of cleaning their carpets and furniture, they often consider whether they should have Scotch Guard applied as well. Stain protection for your furniture and carpets is a wise decision, however most people have a misconception about stain protection products. Let me explain the mechanics of the product for all of those people…

How to Deal With a Leaking Diving Mask

A leaky mask can spoil a dive. It's a real pain to have to spend most of your dive clearing a mask instead of taking in the underwater surroundings. This can be particularly annoying for new divers and if your mask clearing skills are not up-to-par, a leak can even be a bit frightening. Do…