Dirty Furnace Filters Can Be Deadly

What do you assume is the result if you neglect to keep your furnace filter clean? Do you think that your furnace will be able to run forever without problems using the same dirty filter year after year? What do you think will happen when your filter becomes over saturated by dirt, pet hair, allergens and dust? You are looking at more than the fan simply refusing to run properly. A dirty filter in your furnace can be deadly, make you sick or worse, causing your home to go up in flames.

When either your furnace or air conditioning unit are not being maintained properly every six months or every year, dirt, dust and other debris can build up inside causing serious problems in the long run. Not only will you be paying more for heating if your heating unit has to struggle harder to heat the same amount of space but also run the risk of some pretty serious dangers are also involved with not properly responding to a dirty furnace filter. When your furnace and the motor in your air conditioner become clogged by dirt and debris, that air is what will be circulating through your home, rather than the clean, fresh air that you once enjoyed. Your family will be breathing in all these toxins that otherwise would have been sucked out of the air by a clean or new filter. If you continue to breathe this bad air, there is the possibility you will become sick. So if your family is sick and the cause cannot be found, it might be time to replace your filters and to restore the clear air in your home.

After a few years worth of neglecting your furnace serious things can possibly happen. Your furnace may simply break down and you will be lucky if you could find a cheap replacement part. If your heat exchanger becomes warped or cracked from the unbearable heat build up within your furnace, noxious carbon monoxide fumes may leak into your home, not only making you sick but also potentially killing you and your entire family. Can you imagine all of this, simply because you could not be bothered to maintain your furnace filter?

Faulty furnaces have also been known to cause fires, all because the filter wasn’t clean, and air couldn’t circulate properly through the furnace and throughout your home. Clean up after a fire is incredibly expensive, and there is no telling what damage you may in the process. What if your entire house goes up in flames? What is a pet, or a family member is trapped inside when it happens? Hopefully now changing out your furnace filters or buying filters that are permanent and only need to be cleaned seems like less of a trivial matter. You can save yourself a lot of stress, a lot of health problems and a whole lot of financial burden simply by keeping your filters clean, or replacing them often. If there is any doubt, you can always contact a contractor who can check your furnace and clean your filters if need be.

With so many reasons to keep up on your furnace maintenance, and no known reasons for why not to, you should take the next few moments to check out the state of your furnace filter to make sure that air is circulating properly through your home, that your heat exchanger is still in one healthy, solid piece, and that there is no risk or danger present that you could easily have avoided.

Is Air Duct Cleaning Necessary For a Condo?

According to the USEPA, The levels of some hazardous pollutants in indoor air have been found to be up to 70 times greater than in outdoor air. One major source of indoor air pollution is dirty air ducts. Each time the furnace or air conditioner is in operation, dust, dirt particles, debris, pollen, pet dander and other pollutants are drawn into the duct system. Over time, the particles accumulate in the ducts. The duct system eventually becomes the perfect environment for the proliferation of mold, bacteria, and other organisms.

The air is pumped through the system and dispersed throughout the home where family members and pets become sick. People with respiratory conditions such as asthma or people who are prone to allergies are at a greater risk of getting sick. Children and the elderly are also at a high risk of getting sick from poor indoor air. Fortunately, people now have the ability to have their ducts cleaned in order to improve the quality of their indoor air. People who live in condominiums have the same indoor air contaminants as homeowners and they should also have their ducts cleaned.

By having in-suite exhausts, heating/cooling systems, and clothing dryer units cleaned, Condo managers are providing residents with a healthy breathing environment. Dryers produce very large amounts of lint. There is a fair amount of lint that escapes the lint trap and gets into the vent system. Over time the accumulation of dryer lint can create a risk of a fire. Because lint is a highly flammable material, many insurance companies and fire departments require dryer vents to be inspected and cleaned regularly. Blocked airways and heat can cause lint to catch fire.  Also, dryers that do not vent correctly are less efficient and therefore are more expensive to operate. Cleaning laundry vents and exhaust systems are essential to reducing the risk of a fire and improving energy efficiency.

When there is improper air ventilation, the indoor air becomes contaminated with air pollutants. The decrease in air ventilation results in Condo residents breathing bad air. The air duct cleaning method used by many cleaning companies consists of a portable power vacuum and an air compressor. This type of unit, or a similar designed unit, allows technicians to reach and thoroughly clean a Condo’s entire duct system. The cleaning units are quiet so residents will not be disrupted.  Most companies use the most current duct cleaning equipment technology available. For example, robotic duct cleaning equipment is fast becoming a popular choice for many companies.

Many building are now becoming afflicted with a condition called ‘Sick Building Syndrome,’ including Condos. This term means that a building or home has contaminants in it that are making the occupants sick. Some main causes of Sick Building Syndrome include: toxins in such items as upholstery, carpets, treated wood products, cleaning products, as well as pesticides and certain types of plastic material that can emit volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in the air, including formaldehyde. Biological contaminants can include pollen, bacteria, viruses, and molds.

Dirty or moist air ducts provide the perfect home for the accumulation of debris, dust mites, and organisms. This can result in ‘sick building syndrome.’ Because Condos can have an extensive duct system, it is essential to have the systems cleaned regularly in order to maintain healthy indoor air for the condo residents.

Evergreen and Hardy Roses Suitable For Australian Conditions

There is a special group of roses that I am surprised aren’t more popular today, as they were breed specifically for Australian conditions. The group of roses I am referring to are called Alister Clark Roses. He was a plant breeder in Victoria (1864-1949) and was interested in creating roses that would flower all year and would suit our temperate climate. He mainly developed hybrid tea roses in many forms such as low shrub, high bushes, ramblers and pillar roses. The rose he used most in his breeding program was Rosa gigantea.

What makes me excited about these roses is some of them flower all year, especially Lorraine Lee (1924), Nancy Haywood (1937) and Squatters Dream (1923). At present in my garden (mid June) is a Lorraine Lee. She is flowering profusely and is not showing any of the signs of dullness of ordinary winter roses. In fact she has lovely green glossy leaves and lots of flower buds forming. Many people bemoan their winter rose gardens, so I can’t understand why these roses aren’t more popular.

Another very exciting thing about Alister Clark roses is that he named them after people he knew, especially women. So it is great to have roses with names that are connected to early 20th century such as Amy Johnson (early female aviator) and not some far away earl or duchesse, none of us have every heard off. He also named them after race horses such as Squatter’s Dream, Tonner’s Fancy and Flying Colours. I feel he had a sense of humour because some of his roses are slang for very hot summer days for example Scorcher and Billy Boiler. One rose that is still well known today is the climber Black Boy (1919) with its very strong canes and beautiful crimson red flowers. The first spring flush is brilliant and then it continually flowers through to autumn.

When Alister Clark was breeding his roses, his criteria was that the roses must be hardy, strong and require little water, how perfect is that for our Australian conditions and in some states lack of water! There really is only one drawback to his roses and that is you need space. But don’t despair there are some smaller ones such Borderer and Suitor.

Now, there is a trick to pruning some of Clarks roses, you don’t give them a hard winter prune as it causes them sulk. The best time to prune Lorraine Lee and his other continuous flowering roses is in March. Then give them a light prune and afterwards a good feed of a complete organic fertiliser. If you do prune them in winter, you will miss all the beautiful flowers.

For many years, these roses were out of fashion and some have been lost, but growers are now realising what a jewel they are and are growing them again. If you would like to see these beautiful roses, then I suggest you take a trip out to the Alister Clark Memorial Rose Garden. It is on the corner of Green Street and Bulla Road, Bulla. There you will see many of the roses that have been found and propagated. Or, you can also visit the Alister Clark Rose Garden in the Botanic Gardens in Blessington Street, St. Kilda. If you would like to plant some, I recommend you make inquiries at your local nursery and they should be able to order them in for you. Or Google Alister Clark roses and you will find growers who still breed and sell them. The Alister Clark roses are tough, beautiful and require a lot less fuss than many of the overseas varieties. I suggest you give them ago and you will be bountifully rewarded.

Twelve Do’s and Don’ts If You Suffer From Low Blood Sugar Or Hypoglycemia

As you’re probably aware, there are numerous books on hypoglycemia diet. If you’ve had the opportunity to read some of them – or some of the articles on that topic – you’re probably aware that many disagree on what type of diet to follow.

First of all, know that each author has enough confirmation and evidence that his or her diet is successful. Most likely, they all are. Probably, this is due to the fact that the most serious offenders (sugar, white flour, alcohol, caffeine and tobacco) are eliminated and six small meals are consumed instead. That’s common to all hypoglycemia diets.

But the key to a successful hypoglycemia diet lies in how you personalize it. Every person is unique. Therefore, every diet must be made to measure to meet our individual nutritional requirements.

The list of allowable foods that your physician gives you, or the list you’ve read in your favorite book on hypoglycemia, are only guidelines. A more appropriate list for you will come with time and patience, trial and error. Pay attention to what your body is telling you. It will let you know when it cannot tolerate a food.

So basically, follow the suggestions in the following 12 do’s and don’ts, and, if all goes well, with just a few adjustments during your course of treatment, a new, healthier, happier and more energetic you will gradually appear.

DO’s:

1-DO… keep track, on a daily basis, of everything you eat for one to two weeks. In the left column, list every bit of food, drink and medication that you take and at what time of the day. Directly opposite each entry, list in the right column your symptoms and the time at which you experience them. Very often you will see a connection between what you’ve consumed and the symptoms you’re experiencing. When that happens, eliminate those foods or drinks that you notice are apparently contributing to how you feel and note the difference. DO NOT STOP MEDICATION. If you believe that your medication may be contributing to your symptoms, contact your physician. A diet journal is your personal roadmap: a clear view of what you’re eating, digesting and assimilating. It can be the first indicator that something is wrong and, perhaps, a very inexpensive way of correcting a very “simple” problem.

2-DO… eliminate the “baddies” … those foods, drinks and chemicals that cause you the most problems: the “worst baddies” are sugar, white flour, alcohol, caffeine and tobacco. However, you DO have to be very careful as to when and how you eliminate those offending substances. Only YOU, with the guidance of a health-care professional, can decide how much, and how fast. Some people choose to go at a steady pace. For example, if you drink six cups of coffee a day, gradually reduce consumption over a period of days or weeks. If, like me, you drink only two coffees a day, but you put three teaspoons of sugar in each cup, reduce the sugar gradually until you can drink it without. It took me six weeks to get there, but I did it. The same is true for food or tobacco. If you’re heavily addicted to the “baddies”, especially alcohol, then withdrawal should not be undertaken unless you’re under the care of a physician.

3-DO… replace those “bad-for-you” foods immediately with good, wholesome, nutritious food and snacks as close to their natural state as possible. The recommended list includes lean meats, chicken (no skin), whole grains, vegetables and allowable fruits. You want to prevent deprivation from setting in, especially the “poor ole me, I’ve got nothing good to eat” attitude. Hey, there’s plenty to eat.

4-DO… eat six small meals a day. Or you can have three meals with a snack in between. One of the keys to successfully manage your low blood sugar or hypoglycemia is to NOT over eat, and to eat at fairly regular intervals.

5-DO… what you need to do to be prepared to keep your blood sugar stabilized at all times, whether you’re at home, at the office, at school or on holidays. When you’re home, you should always have allowable foods ready in the refrigerator or in the cupboards. Also, it’s a great idea to always keep appropriate snacks in your car or where you work. And in your backpack when travelling.

6-DO… pay attention to the amount of ‘natural’ foods or drinks you consume. Even though juices are labeled ‘natural’, you’ll find that they contain high amounts of sugar. And for your body, sugar is sugar is sugar…and your body will react to an excess of it. That’s because whether or not the sugar you consume is ‘natural’, your body, unfortunately for you, doesn’t know the difference.

7-DO… your research and put together your own library of cookbooks. They don’t absolutely have to be for hypoglycemics. There are many good cookbooks available that contain recipes with no or little sugar, and few or no carbohydrates.

DON’Ts:

8-DON’T… freak out when you first hear about all the foods you like that you must now eliminate from your diet. Read the list – and check out the glycemic index list – and keep repeating all the foods that you CAN eat. There are many of them.

9-DON’T… go anywhere without being fully prepared with proper and allowable meals and snacks. If you want a healthier you – and a happier you – this is one of the keys to success.

10-DON’T… skip breakfast. Ever. If you suffer from low blood sugar or hypoglycemia, breakfast IS the most important meal of the day. It really sets the tone for how your day is going to unfold, energy wise.

11-DON’T… even think of comparing your results or your progress (or lack of) with others’. Each person’s metabolism is different. If you’re feeling better and better week after week, you’re doing the right things. Keep it up.

12-DON’T… obsess about your diet. If you constantly think about what you can and can’t eat, youll increase your levels of fear, stress and frustration.

Eat well, be well, live well!

A Clients Guide to CND Shellac Nails and Gel Polishes

Shellac, the Power Polish from CND, has taken salons by storm! Clients are now turning their backs on the traditional wet nail polishes and instead opting for a professionally applied UV polish.

This article will refer to CND Shellac in the most part, as that is the product I use professionally myself and am most familiar with. The principles discussed here though will apply to most gel polish ranges such as Gelish, Geleration, OPI Gel Color, Gelux etc.

Shellac is a great product that lasts well without chipping or peeling with normal wear and tear. While some describe it as armour for your nails it is important to remember that it isn’t indestructible! In order for the polish to last the designed two weeks, or longer, you need to look after your nails.

But it is not just about looking after your nails, the process starts much earlier than that – you need to make sure that you are getting both the product and service you are paying for. With the success of the two leading brands – Shellac and Gelish, there are now fake and copycat products on the market. These are far inferior to the originals and may pose a risk to your nails and even health.

When you arrive for your manicure look at the products being used, are they original CND / Nail Harmony products? Many salons now promote offering Shellac nails, but they are not using CND Shellac – they could be using Bluesky, CCO, CNF or another brand Shellac all together. While these share the name and even the colours they are not CND Shellac and nor will they work as such. I am aware of technicians working to remove ‘Shellac’ polish from clients for over an hour because it wasn’t the original product used.

Each nail system is designed as that – a system of products to be used together for best results. CND Shellac is such a product, and for a full service they must be using the following products:

  • CND ScrubFresh
  • CND Shellac Base Coat
  • CND Shellac Top Coat
  • CND Shellac Colour Coat
  • CND UV Lamp

ScrubFresh is a blue solution that is used on a cotton pad to cleanse and prepare the nail surface befor the Base Coat to be applied. After cuticle work has been done this is the only prep product that should be used – a technician properly educated in the Shellac system should never file the nail plate. They will file the free edge to shape the nail, but not over the actual nail plate itself.

Each stage of the process (base, colour or top coat) are all cured with your hand inside a UV lamp. There are only two lamps certified to work with Shellac – the official CND Lamp or the old style CND Brisa lamp. If they are using an LED based lamp, one that doesn’t cure all five fingers, or most importantly doesn’t say CND on it then the product may not be cured properly leading to future problems. CND are very specific about the lamp usage, and a lot of insurance companies require technicians to use the prescribed system which will include the lamp.

After the appointment now that you have super shiny nails, you need to take some care of them.

Shellac as a product does not damage or dehydrate your nails, but it is recommended that you use a nail and cuticle oil daily to help nourish and protect your natural nails. Shellac is designed for use with CND SolarOil, a very light synergistic blend of oils that absorb easily into the skin. The oil also penetrates through the Shellac to help keep the nail plate nourished. I would recommend at least twice daily, more if you have dry or brittle nails.

We recommend wearing gloves when doing dishes, household cleaning, gardening and other work that is hard on the hands or nails. Doing these kind of things without protection could damage the finish or result.

If something you do does cause the Shellac to chip or lift please do not pick or pull the area as this will cause damage to worsen and could also damage the natural nail. The best thing to do is take a photo and send it to your Salon for advice.

You also need to be aware of how chemicals can affect your Shellac polish. Some clients when they go on holiday will complain that the polish has ‘melted’ on their nails. This is usually due to the sunscreen they are using. A lot of sun creams, lotions and sprays can contain acetone – the product that is used to remove Shellac. The chemicals in some insect repellent sprays can also have a similar effect. After applying such products be sure to immediately wash and dry your hands.

Chlorinated water can have a slight bleaching effect on some colours, so again after swimming wash and thoroughly dry your hands to avoid this.

With a little bit of care and attention you will most likely find that Shellac can last longer than the advertised two weeks, with many clients having it reapplied not because it is chipped but because it has started to grow out.

Are All Central Vacuum Attachments and Accessories the Same? Not Quite

So know you have a central vacuum system, or your planning on having one installed in the near future. This means you are aware of the many benefits this system can bring and most likely can’t wait to get to work with it. In actuality most of use could think of a million things we would rather be doing than cleaning, but using the correct tools can make it easy, if not all together enjoyable.

One thing that still amazes me about central vac systems are all the specific cleaning tools available for them. This is one of the main differences between a central vacuum and a traditional portable vacuum. There are bare floor brushes for tile, marble and wood floors, electric and non-electric carpet heads for carpeting and area rugs, blind tools, car tools, stair tools and even pet tools. With all these tools in hand, cleaning is done fast, efficient and right the first time.

Something else you may like is the fact that almost all of the tools are interchangeable from brand to brand. There is a common myth in the central vacuum world that all attachments must be made by a certain brand to fit that brand and that is false. In all honesty the best available central vacuum attachment kits and tools are made by companies such as Wessel-Werk, Cen-Tec, Lindhaus and others who do not make or supply central vac systems. This makes it easy to shop for the best central vacuum accessories regardless of your central vacuum brand. Just one more benefit that comes with owning a central vacuum system.

Pan-Asian Decor

Asian style decorating has become a hot trend in the first decade of the 21st century. Unlike past waves of Asian design however, the latest version embraces a global perspective to create an eclectic mix that is both exotic and relaxed at the same time.

One of the intriguing aspects of this latest trend is that a decorator’s personal creativity and imagination can design a room based on a single Asian culture, or on an exciting mix of the best the continent has to offer. The following guides will help decorators through the many and varied looks available in Asian decorating.

Color:

Pale, neutral colors for walls are preferred for a pan-Asian style that’s likely to change frequently. With neutral colors on the walls, it’s possible to go from the muted tones of Zen-like nature motifs of Japanese style to the more vivid colors of Indian designs. Red, lacquered black and gold remain the anchors of Chinese interior design style, including the ornate designs of magnificent silk oriental rugs. An Indian design will feature vibrant colors from the subcontinent. When looking for flooring, peacock blue area rugs and rich red rugs would be the perfect choice to complement your Indian decor.

Flooring:

Dark wood floor can serve as the basis for any Asian design theme. Bamboo rugs, tatami mats or bamboo flooring enhance a Japanese style, but all Asian designs look fabulous with Chinese rugs, Tibetan rugs or other oriental rugs. It’s even possible to go a little farther afield to the stunning wool rugs of Iran (Persian) and Turkey in Asian styles.

Furniture:

Simple styles work best in Asian decorating, but the furniture must be of solid quality, preferably in dark wood or lacquered black. Plain furniture with a slightly rustic look fits in well, but more elaborately carved pieces such as screens, chests and even chairs serve as superb accent pieces. The key to combining these varied styles is to choose only one more ornate piece such as a chest or a screen, and keep the rest of the furniture simple.

Fabrics and Accessories:

Asian weavers have been creating fabulous fabrics for millennia, from Chinese silks to Indonesia batiks. These richly patterned fabrics can be used widely throughout an Asian decor as curtains, drapes, wall hangings and even throws. Area rugs are among some of the best examples of Asian weaving. They range from the simple textured patterns of Tibetan rugs through the elaborate motifs of silk oriental rugs to the boldly colored cotton rugs of India’s many cultures. If choosing to make a rug the focal point of an Asian decor, be sure to choose the right fabric for the use.

Rugs made of natural fibers such as bamboo rugs and wool rugs should be kept out of kitchens and bathrooms where they are likely to get stained or damaged by water. Delicate silk rugs work best in rooms without a lot of foot traffic. If using Asian style in a room that gets a lot of use, it’s best to find area rugs in Asian colors and patterns that are made of synthetic fibers. They’ll withstand foot traffic and hold up to spills much better.

Finish off the Asian decor with accessories such as art, wrought iron, wall hangings, paper lanterns, ornate silver, ceramics, and pottery.

Buying Carpet Squares – Learn How to Comparison Shop

So you’ve decided on buying carpet squares to do a room or rug? Well, you have joined the many other flooring consumers that have become intrigued with the concept of modular flooring other wise known as carpet squares or tiles. Rest assured, you’ve made a great decision. Carpet squares are the friendliest flooring to install yourself and give unmatched design ability in carpeting. What many consumers don;t know is how to comparison shop carpet squares before they buy. Trying to pick the right carpet squares or tiles and get a great deal can actually be quite confusing.

You will hear and read terms on websites like commercial, residential, patterned, solid, price per square foot, per square yard, and price per box. You may also be under the impression that buying direct from the one manufacturer that sells direct is a good deal as well. With so many choices, how can anyone buy carpet squares or tiles with confidence knowing that they got a good deal? It’s actually a few simple explanations and a little math!

The first thing you need to become aware of is that carpet tiles and squares are offered in two major styles, commercial and residential. The commercial carpet squares are the modular carpet tiles you see in airports, casinos, hotels, and high end shopping stores. Commercial carpet squares are usually very low pile height, and have a construction that has mostly level loops of yarn tufted evenly or unevenly if it has a pattern. Commercial squares and tiles have a wide range of design selections and will last a very long time.

Seams in patterned commercial carpet tiles and squares can be hidden easily be quarter turning the tiles as you install them. Residential carpet squares are usually plush or frieze carpet styles that have been manufactured into a modular carpet tile design. Milliken is a predominate manufacturer in this market who sells through distribution across the country. These residential styles are popular with those who like the idea of ease of installation. The drawback to residential carpet squares is that the flexibility of creating unique designs is harder to achieve due to limited options, no graphics or patterns.

Now that you have a basic grasp of carpet square and tile terminology, the hard part is figuring out how to compare actual prices when looking to buy. Some dealers and carpet tiles outlets sell this modular carpeting by the square foot, others by the square yard, and yet others price modular carpet tiles by the box. On top of this, carpet squares come in different sizes. Carpet tiles and squares are offered in anything from 18 inches by 18 inches all the way up to 39 inches by 39 inches. You will find though that 18 inch, 24 inch, and 36 inch sizes are pretty common.

Some manufacturers even list these in centimeters instead of inches. To safely compare prices, break everything down to the price per square foot. If you see a price on a style you like but the price is for a box of carpet squares, see if the box quantity show square feet. You can then take the price of the box and divide it by the number of square feet to get your price per foot. When shopping for modular carpet squares, if you run across a price that is a price per square yard, just take the price per yard and divide by 9 (9 square feet in a square yard) to give you your price per square foot.

Don’t give in to the fluff when shopping to buy carpet squares! There is a lot of propaganda out there on the web and in design magazines! There is one major manufacturer that sells direct ( I won’t mention the name). Just because you’re buying modular carpet squares direct, doesn’t mean that you the consumer are getting the best deal. It only means that the manufacturer is pocketing more of the money! You may have a local carpet outlet that stocks discounted carpet tiles and squares.

You may also be able to find a closeout deal on carpet tile flooring at the local chain home improvement store. More than likely, many of the best deals will be on the web from stores out of Dalton, Ga, the carpet capitol of the world. The important thing to remember is that anything over $2.50 to $3 per foot is overpaying when thousands of other choices are available. In the end, a very realistic idea on a price for carpet tiles is around $.89 per square foot.

What Is The Difference Between Commercial Chocolate And Homemade Chocolate in Factories?

Chocolates are natural food products offering the consumer wonderful taste sensations and aromas no other product can provide. It is attractively presented and skillfully crafted so the flavor of the chocolate is complemented by natural and fresh ingredients.

Some chocolate factories in the Middle East produce chocolate in a commercial way and others deliver to you their own homemade chocolate. How does the production happen in these two types of factories?

1- Cocoa Beans VS Cocoa butter

Chocolate is a processed, typically sweetened food, produced from the seed of the tropical Theobroma cacao tree. Therefore, cocoa beans (or cacao beans), from which fine chocolate is produced, grow in the tropical climates of Africa, South America and parts of Asia and are harvested twice a year to produce the raw products that makes chocolate. On the other hand, there is also the cocoa butter substitute that replaces the real cocoa beans and helps in the production. Which one gives you the best chocolate? Without any doubt: the natural cocoa beans. Some factories use the cocoa butter substitutes instead of cocoa beans for a simple reason; to elevate its melting point that makes it loose it natural attribute.

2- Natural VS artificial ingredients

The difference between homemade chocolate and commercial chocolate is in the ingredients used. Homemade chocolate is made with natural and high quality ingredients with no artificial preservatives, therefore it stays fresh. As for the commercial, it is made with artificial ingredients and preservatives to keep a low cost and of course, it won’t stay fresh too long.

3- Production cost

A chocolate factory can keep a lower cost of production with the use of old, antique machinery and technology. Homemade chocolate factories don’t need to lower their costs to higher their profits but rely on handing over the best quality and maintain high level of hygiene using high-end machinery and new technologies to meet the ISO Certification standards.

4- Chocolate filling ingredients

This 4th difference relates to the 2nd one – the natural ingredients. We separated them to differentiate between the production of chocolate itself and the fillings that represent the flavors. Commercial chocolate is filled with artificial flavors using syrup or chemically made pistachio, almonds and other fillings, but homemade chocolate, as you guessed, uses natural pistachio, coconuts and other fillings to create a sweet taste.

5- All the above

The 5th and last difference we will mention in this article is somehow a conclusion to all that has been said before. To give you the best chocolate, a factory must follow all the criteria above and produce their product from A to Z, which means starting by making their own chocolate paste and continue with all the procedure until the end-product which is not the case of commercial chocolate, who get their paste from an external provider, probably without knowing if artificial ingredients were used instead of natural ones.

After reviewing with you 5 differences between commercial and homemade chocolate, it’s up to you to choose what kind of chocolate you would aim for from now on. Don’t be fooled by the heavenly tasty commercial chocolate, real ingredients, better quality and high level of hygiene are more important than taste, which directly implies to a better taste.

“We measure life not in years, but in the sweetness of everyday happenings; of sweet memories, sweet people, sweet dreams and sweet chocolate.”- Crystal Chocolatier Factory

Handmade Card Making Supplies

Most of the handmade card making supplies mentioned here,you probably already have, either on hand or around the house. Don’t run out to the store and buy them before looking around…

I’m sure you’ll find card making supplies that you can use to create your very own creative cards…

Below are card making supplies I’ve listed that most people use to create cards…

Paper

Discover card making paper supplies.

Different types of paper you can use to be creative…

You can walk into any craft store and see that they have big varieties of all sorts of paper, from plain to glitter to decorative to extra thin rice paper. It’s an endless choice…

I sometimes can’t resist the temptation of buying all these different types of paper, but in the end they intend to be costly! You figure they range from 59 cents to 1.99 per single sheet! That’s crazy!

I like to be budget minded and get more for what I am spending. It’s good to do bargain with different craft stores before making a purchase. But some of us, have to go out of our way to do so!…

Tip: Use what you have and wait for sales and discounts…

Card making paper supplies can be bought in bulk, stocks and kits. Sometimes we see the kits and we only want certain designs or textures. Then we turn to individual paper and you end up spending $20 for 20 sheets when you can spend $20 and get 200 sheets.

I learned that when you buy it by the pack you not only save, you find the use of all the other creative designs for future cards!

Tip: Always keep your scraps. They come in handy for decorative punches, collages and even your envelopes! Use your scraps to decorate your envelopes…So you’ll never waste or throw away paper!

After awhile paper can be costly, so try to make every use of it, by recycling them and reusing them for other projects!

Purchasing card making paper supplies…

Card Stocks

They are more ridged than paper. They can be glossy, regular mats or adhesive mats, textured or glittered. You can buy them already cut or as a whole sheet. They offer card stocks by dark colors, pastel or by themes, school, baby and so fort and range from different sizes

Card Kits

Card kits are pre-folded card stocks. Same as basic blank cards. They come with matching envelopes.

Some Craft stores also offer kits with decorative paper and die-cuts for a flat price ranging from 3.99 to 5.99! These are good for gifts, beginners or even kids!

Card making paper supplies are everywhere…Get them at any craft stores near you or here online…

There are many creative projects you can create using different types of paper…

I hope you found this site helpful for your creative card ideas!

Remember, Many trees are being cut down to help us create our creations! Please Recycle!

Envelopes

Create homemade envelopes that match your creative cards… Instead of giving standard size envelopes that are plain. Why not use your left over scraps to decorate it… Turn your envelopes into a work of art!

Tip: If you are mailing your creative cards, be sure not to decorate over the places where we would write the address to and from and where the postal stamp goes. Be sure to weigh it before mailing it out as the postage may vary!

One day I had left over scraps from creating a birthday card. I said to myself, I don’t want the card to be very nice and the envelope will look very plain. So I decided to take all the scraps I had left over from that one birthday card and created my very own unique envelope!

You can do almost anything with your envelope, by using multiple handmade card making supplies.

Cutting Mat / Craft Knifes / Scissors / Trimmers

When creating cards, good cutting tools are important. Here are some basic card making tools you’ll need to get a neat professional look.

Cutting – Mat

Cutting Mats come in various sizes and are available at any craft stores. Choose one that is big enough for cutting big sized paper. I have a 23inches x 23inches blue mat with measurement squares that I have placed on my work table. It’s a perfect size!

Tip: You might consider purchasing a smaller one for travel or smaller pieces of paper

Craft Knife / Scissors

Craft knives and scissors is a must for card cutting tools. Many crafters like myself like to use X-Acto craft knives. It is great for detailed paper cutting or to cut big sheets of paper

For those who have difficulty handling sharp knives, I would advise that you use an X-Acto knife that is safer than a surgical scalpel.

Tip: I found out that many crafters go to local medical suppliers and purchase KAI no. 3 surgical knife and blades, that intend to last quite some time

Scissors is another type of cutting tool that vary in fancy designs. It is use for basically all cutting purposes. Use a big pair for cutting big sheets and use a small sharp one for cutting small, detailed pieces of work…

Important: Please keep all sharp objects away from children!

Tip: If you don’t have any caps for your knives use bottle corks. It will prevent any type of incident

Paper Trimmers / paper Cutters

A paper cutter is another one of my daily cutting tools. It is good for cutting photos, precision cutting and different sizes of paper. I use it to pre-cut big sheets of paper to direct sizes for all my card making.

I hope you find the right cutting tools you need to make neat professional cuts for all your creative cards!

Adhesives / Tapes / Glue sticks

Adhesives, tape and glue sticks are basic handmade card making supplies needed for most creative card projects. Whether you do a collage or just a simple creative photo card…More Info

Finding the right card making glue and adhesives is important. You want your creative cards to last as long as possible and with the right glue and adhesives, you will help ensure that!

Here is a guide to help you choose the right card making glue and adhesives that you can find in any craft store.

Understand the differences between types of glues, tapes and spray adhesives…I did not list any particular brand to use as everyone prefer different types.

Use this guide to experiment your own brand of one and use it to your budget needs and one that fits your type of project!

Let’s begin…

Double-sided Adhesive Tape

When we here tape most of us think Scotch tape. Double sided adhesive tape is great for photos and sticking paper to paper.

Many scrap bookers and myself like to use this type of tape. It can be costly. I prefer not to use to many double sided tape for card making. Only when creating creative photo cards.

Tip: Scotch tape can be used for all creative card making, if you prefer to use single sided tape!

Glue Sticks

Glue sticks are CHEAP and easy to use. It various in size that range from glue stick pens to wide dispenser type of glue sticks. There are also colored glue sticks that help, especially when working with kids.

I personally don’t like to use glues sticks when creating cards because it’s not permanent. It does not stick as well, neither does It bond very securely. I prefer, you use other types of card making glues and adhesives. But this is Great for kids!

Hot Glue

Hot glue comes in the form of solid sticks of glue that are put through a glue gun to be heated and used. I use hot glue guns for all my card making crafts. It is great for embellishments ( like buttons & flowers, etc…) and I save money comparing to buying tape…

Glue guns are relatively cheap, you could get a glue gun and glue sticks at most craft stores from $3 – $10. Glue sticks usually comes in packages of 25 -100 for a few more dollars.

The glue will create spider like strings, but don’t worry it can be easily rubbed off. They also offer glitter glue sticks that can be used with your hot glue gun, otherwise it’s clear…

Rubber Cement

Rubber cement is thick and creamy glue that dries clear. It can form either a permanent or temporary bond depending on how it is applied

It comes in a dark brown jar and a cap with a attached brush applicator. It can be messy and is ideal for all paper crafting. I personally don’t use it for any creative cards as I’ve always been unlucky with it sticking permanently. Also the smell can be overwhelming after an extended period of time

Self Adhesive Foam Mounting Squares or Circles

Self adhesive foam are usually made of thick foam and are sticky on both sides. They come in various sizes. I don’t use any of these!

TIP:

For budget minded people: I buy regular foamies that are 2mm thick and cost me only .49 cents! For a sheet sized at 9 x 12. I cut them to however size or shape I need it, then I add some glue from my glue gun and it’s good to go! I buy 2 sheets of white or black and it lasts me for est. 30 cards

It’s great for 3-d effects and to make anything you want to pop! You can stack it on top of each other for additional height. Also great for lettering.

Spray Adhesive

Spray adhesive can be used for paper, photos even fabric. I’ve never used spray adhesive for any of my creative cards because I feel it is better to use it for larger projects such as posters, large photos, or creative boxes.

I have seen it done by other card lovers! And it turned out just fine. Hopefully I’ll get to feature a card using spray adhesive. So check back for that link and I can share all about it with you!

Tacky glue

Tacky glue is one of many card making glue used to create cards. It is durable then regular Elmer’s glue. It dries clear and creates a long lasting bond. Make sure to read the label to see what type of materials it is best used with.

Tip: If you are in a rush or hurry to get a card done. Do not use tacky glue. It takes a long process to dry and recommend it dry over night.

I don’t like to use it on my cards because when it dries, you can see the creation of the glue right through the paper.

Glue pens

Glue pens are great for precision gluing. It works well with glitter and for more detailed designs.

Glue Dots / Glue Roller

There are many different sizes of glue dots and many varieties of glue rollers. They are really great because they are not messy and are really sticky. I don’t like to use them because they become very costly. But it’s a great expensive glue for your creative card creations!

UHU Glue

UHU glue comes in both tube and stick. Many prefer to use this as their brand of one because it sticks better than others. All access glue can be rubbed off after it dries, using a clean pencil eraser. I’ve never tried it, but I’ve read very great reviews about it!

Ink and Ink pads

Ink and inkpads are mainly used for all rubber stamping and scrap booking purposes.

Now you can create different techniques just by knowing what type of ink and inkpads work best for you!

Use this guide to help you decide what type you should use best with your type of projects…

When I first started I used basic colors. I suggest for beginners, you might just like to use the following colors also:

* Black

* White

* Green

* Red

* And Blue

Below are 6 types of ink I am familiar with using…

Versa Color Ultimate Pigment Ink is a great cheap choice. It works really well and I like to use it for many of my creative cards.

Studio G Acid Free Pigment Ink can always be found on sale. I bought these for a $1 and it works great with little design stamps. When times are hard this is the way to go for the cheapest inkpads

Versa Mark Watermark Stamp pad is a must own. I use this type of inkpad for all of my rubber stamping creations. With it you can create very cool looking watermarks on both cards and envelopes.

Brilliance Pigment Inkpad creates a unique look of stamped images. I hardly use this type of ink. But are often used by many card lovers.

Stazon Inkpads are solvent inkpads and will definitely stain the rubber. It can be used for any surface like stamping on plastic.

Tip: Use baby wipes to clean all your stamps.

You might also like Memories Acid Free Dye Ink pads. This type of ink pad is made especially for Hero Arts Shadow Stamps. I like to use soft vanilla and soft leaf. I don’t recommend the use for gold and silver because the finished look, intend to be awful. You can decide!

Decorative Punches

I hardly use any decorative card punches, but I know many creative card lovers that do and they love it!

Some have such intricate designs that many just love to use it to create handmade cards.

When you first begin making homemade cards, you will just have to get a few. I personally have never bought any because they just cost too expensive.

But these decorative designs can last you a lifetime and once you start to use them you’ll notice their so easy to use and fun to create designable cards with!

Here are some of the basic patterns you might like:

* Corner punches or corner rounder. There great to use if you like to round off your corners. I like to use them with photos.

* Basic Shape punches. Squares, diamonds, circles, triangles, rectangles, hearts etc… They also vary in size.

* Long reach punches. Allows youto punch deeper into the inside of a card or any craft project.

* Leaves and flowers: If you love floral designs. They have a great selection on leaves and flowers that you can use for any garden or floral card ideas you have in mind

* Punch Aid. This is a great tool especially for those that love to punch a lot. I have a friend who owns one and she loves this tool. It’s one of her favorites.

Card Making Embellishments

Use this guide below to see some of the many creative card making embellishments you can use on your creative cards…

There are many things we would like to consider using on our cards. Here are some card making embellishments that you can use to add glamor, and 3-d effects to your card creations.

Many of these embellishments are like stickers, eyelets, tassels, glitter, and many more.

Creative Card Making Embellishments:

* Eyelets: There are many ways you can use eyelets. It is great for attaching clear plastic, vellum, and tags to any homemade card. You can use it for your hole punches in your card and weave wire through it.

* Brads: They are similar to eyelets but brads don’t have a hole through them. There also great for attachments and tags. Some come in decorated designs like flowers, buttons and snowflakes. They also come in color coordinate with seasons.

* Buttons: Before throwing out any loose buttons. Keep them. They make great card embellishments for any card. I used them in a creative Christmas card idea, and strung them on the tree as ornaments. So don’t throw them out.

* Alphabet Beads: You can string names, words or sayings for example… “L-O-V-E” or “B-A-B-Y”, birthday, wedding or even personal names.

More creative card making embellishments…

* Fibers: Look for any fibers you might have laying around or just so happen to come across. They are great for hanging tags, lining envelopes, stringing letters like your alphabet beads and creating bows.

* Metallic Threads: They come in many different colors and are great for creating creative tassels. You can also use them to create embroidery cards.

* Ribbons: I love to use ribbons to line my envelopes with or make bows. You can attach ribbons to any of your creative homemade cards.

Tip: You can find many card embellishments to use, like in your closets, drawers, storage bins. Remember to look before you throw away everything. Even tell friends and family they might have some things you could recycle and use for your card making embellishments.

Rubber Stamping

All about rubber stamping supplies.

Below are some of the most common creative rubber stamping supplies and tools we’ve either used or are going to use when creating creative cards.

Rubber stamps comes in many variety ways: Clear stamps, wood stamps, felt stamps and even eraser pads that you can create stamps out of.

I personally don’t like to use stamps as much. I feel that stamps can only be used in so many ways and they only have so many designs before many will be using the same stamps.

Although rubber stamping can become addictive when you start creating creative cards. You’ll want to own every design out there and every image for every occasion.

Creative rubber stamping supplies come in shapes, images, alphabets and can be worked with for many different creative card ideas.

Here are techniques you can use with all your rubber stamps:

You can do:

* Embossing

* Wrapping paper

* Water Marking

* Simple stamping

* Decorating envelopes

* Backgrounds

* And many more!

Here are some of the basic creative rubber stamping supplies that will do with any card making.

Remember, you do not need all of them some can even be substitute with items around the house.

* Clear Stamps: Clear stamps can in deed be costly. Most of them don’t even come with clear blocks for you to put your stamp on and create clear images. So before buying clear stamps think of its costly price.

* Wooded Stamps: They are the most common stamps that has been around for many years. Their cheap and some come with out wooded blocks, but that is okay because some don’t need them. They have a wide range of variety selections to choose from. This is where you would like to start. Here is a guide on recommended ink and ink pads.

* Roller Stamps: I like to call them roller stamps, because they roll out beautiful borders on your cards. They are great for creating borders on tags, cards and envelopes.

Tip: Use baby wipes to clean all your rubber stamps. Rinse them and leave it to dry. Don’t buy expensive rubber stamp cleaners as they do not work as good as baby wipes. It gets it clean!

Creative Rubber stamping Tools…

* Heat Gun: The Milwaukee heat gun is one of the most favorable heat gun used for embossing. It is inexpensive and it does the job well. I’ve known of people who actually use hot plates which can be sufficient, but I wouldn’t want to take the chance of burning any cards.

* Brayer: They brayer is very useful when creating creative cards. It is create for creating background on any card or envelope or any creative project you have in mind. Roll it on any multicolor ink pad, get it evenly on the rubber and roll away! You probably would want to include this tool on your creative rubber stamping supplies list if you do not own one yet.

* Embossing Markers: You can apply them directly to your rubber stamps using different colors for the image. Let them dry and then add your embossing powder on them. Then use them and apply them to your cards. I’ve learned that clear embossing powder works best!

Tip: Be sure to store your markers in a cool place to avoid drying out.

Today there are many rubber stamping companies with their own in house artist that design such images. Check out all the different companies and see which type of rubber stamps will work best for you.

Once you make an investment in stamps there are many enjoyable projects you can do with them and they will last you a very long time.

I hope all these handmade card making tools were helpful to you!. Don’t think you have to go out of your way to purchase all of this. Start small and once you get into doing your very own favorite hobby rather it is card making or scrapbooking, slowly you’ll start to collect many of these supplies. And before you know it you’ll have quite a collection! Have fun and enjoy creating creative crafts.

Creating a Graduation Party Open House Photo Memory Board

Displaying a picture memory board is a good addition to your graduation open house and a great way to honor your graduate.

Choose a display board like the kind required for science fair projects. Office supply stores sell several kinds of tri-fold display boards. You can purchase a foam core board or one less expensive made of corrugated cardboard. These standard presentation boards are self-standing and work quite well to display pictures of your graduate from birth to graduation. I suggest using one tri-fold board for the pictures up until the graduate’s senior year. A second board could display pictures of senior year activities, sports, prom, and graduation (if your open house is scheduled after graduation). The first board can even be finalized in the fall or winter of the graduate’s senior year. The second board can be partially completed and then finalized the month before your celebration.

Select pictures from your photo albums or photo bins with your teen (if they’re willing). It’s nice to have a wide variety of pictures including pictures of your child by himself/herself, pictures with siblings, parents, special friends, other relatives, and pictures of each sport or activity in which your child participated. It’s great to include cute and funny pictures, but your teen will appreciate it if you leave out any embarrassing pictures.

Once your pictures are gathered, lay the board down flat and set the pictures on the board in various patterns until you decide on the best design. A collage, where all the pictures are overlapping, gives a nice effect, but guests can better view pictures that are spaced apart. Handwritten captions can be written on the board with fine point markers, or computer-generated captions can be designed, printed on white or colored paper, cut-out, and glued underneath pictures. Be brief in your picture captions as guests will want to spend most of their time visiting with others.

You can then either glue the original pictures in place, or make copies of the pictures at a department or photo store and use the copies for the display board so your originals are not altered. Glue sticks work well for attaching photos, but be generous, making sure to spread the glue to all outside edges and in the middle of the pictures. Double-sided tape is an alternative to glue. Photos with a matte finish, rather than glossy, will be easier for your guess to see from all directions without glare.

Accents can be added to the display board between pictures. You can use colored construction paper or other colored paper, preferably in school colors, to decorate with words or shapes. Or colored paper can be placed behind the pictures to frame them. Fun stickers picturing graduation hats, diplomas, or graduation gowns or stickers representing the sports or activities your child participated in can be placed around the board to fill empty spaces. Items like graduation tassels can be taped on the board to add a 3-D effect.

If you want to be even more creative, you can create professional-looking posters using the Snapfish website. Go to www.Snapfish.com You can upload photos and create up to a 20×30″ collage poster of your favorite pictures, adding titles and personal messages. You can improve photos (removing “red eyes”, etc.), crop, arrange the layout, and choose the background. This amazing masterpiece will preserve your child’s memories for years to come. If you mount the poster on a foam core board, they will stand on their own and won’t easily get damaged.

After your open house you may choose to save and store the pictures boards, or, an alternative is to take pictures of your boards with a camera, section-by-section and as a whole, so you and your graduate can enjoy them without keeping the large boards.

Reflux Esophagitis – If You’ve Got It, Do This Now

If you have reflux esophagitis, chances are you’ll know it. It presents with some very obvious symptoms. The main symptom is a burning chest pain that is similar to heartburn. This pain is caused by acid backing up into your esophagus and can cause damage to the esophageal lining. Left untreated, it can also increase your chances of getting esophageal cancer. The other main symptoms of this condition are having worse esophageal pain at night, worse pain when lying flat on your back, and having worse pain after eating or drinking things that have high acid contents.

The cause of reflux esophagitis is a weak esophageal sphincter valve that allows food and stomach acid to exit your stomach the way it came in, bringing it up into the throat, and sometimes even the sinuses. Being overweight, frequently eating fatty foods, and frequently overeating can cause this condition, because all of these things contribute to stretching out your stomach and weakening the esophageal valve. Simply avoiding these things can go a long way toward preventing the condition from developing in the first place.

Sometimes, hernias in the area of the esophagus can precipitate the condition, as well. Doing exercises to increase the strength of the muscles in this area can help heal and even prevent the disease. If you already have the disease and have to take muscle relaxers for any reason, it may make the symptoms worse while you are on that medication, since it will relax the esophageal sphincter even more than it already is relaxed. If you must take muscle relaxers, try to take them for the smallest amount of time possible to ensure you don’t cause permanent damage to your esophagus.

If you suspect you may have this condition, you should see a gastroenterologist or an ear, nose, and throat (ENT) specialist for a definite diagnosis. You will have to go through a few diagnostic procedures to see if it is reflux esophagitis or some other acid condition affecting the esophagus. There are several different kinds of reflux conditions, and while they are all similar, they may need to be treated differently in different people. The important thing is to get treatment so that no permanent damage is done to your esophagus. Left untreated, this condition can cause permanent hoarseness, a persistent cough, or sinus troubles. Whether you use traditional prescription medications or home remedies, you want to treat it as soon as you get a diagnosis to minimize possible damage and persistent problems.

7 Reasons to Start a High Profit Concrete Block Making Business

Making concrete blocks and other concrete products is a very profitable business. I can make this statement quite unequivocally since I was in this business most of my life. You may ask why making something as commonplace as cement blocks should be a great money maker. Well here are seven good reasons:

1. You can begin as a home based business. You can operate from your garage with no added costs. You can start out this way and when the business grows you can move to larger premises to accommodate your concrete block making machine and the drying racks for hundreds of concrete blocks.

2. You can start your concrete blocks business with hand made molds. You make these from plywood and sheet metal at very low cost. These molds are easy to make in your home workshop from available plans and instructions. Using hand molds one person can turn out 100 concrete blocks per day quite easily.

3. The demand for concrete blocks,and many other concrete products which you can make,never falters. They are a commodity which the building trades use to build all types of structure from tiny back yard projects to huge buildings. As long as building continues there will be a demand for your products.

4. Concrete blocks are not one day wonder widgets. Some items have a huge demand for a very limited period then fade from the scene. Think of the hula hoop or Rubik’s cube. Things like this are a short term craze which is quickly replaced by the next one. Concrete products however continue to be in demand year after year and the demand increases steadily.

5. When you start a home based business there is no big monetary risk. You can start with as little as a few hundred dollars. All you need is the plywood and sheet metal to build your hand molds and a supply of the basic materials for your concrete mix. These are Portland cement,gravel,sand and water. All of these can be obtained at your local building suopply store.

6. When you supply your products to buyers in your local area you have no high transportation costs. Concrete products are costly to transport from a distant maker because of their weight and size. You can supply home town customers at a very good price and make an excellent profit.

7. When your business grows to the point that you can no longer make enough blocks with hand molds you will need a concrete block machine. The only downside is that this is expensive. The machine will pay for it’s cost by increasing your production greatly. The alternative is to build your own low cost machine from auto parts and a few odds and ends. Can you build your own machine? Yes you very definitely can from plans with instructions which are readily available.

I could go on with many more reasons why you can do very well indeed in the concrete products manufacturing business. These seven reasons will paint the picture for you. Manufacturing concrete blocks and other concrete products is a profitable enterprise which you can start part time while you still hold a job. The risk is little and the rewards are great. Why not find out more about it?

Ways to Get Approved For an Apartment With a Criminal Record

In today’s leasing market, most apartments in most major cities conduct criminal background checks. This has evolved from being a sporadic activity among some apartments to an almost standard procedure for all apartments. When filling out an apartment rental application, one often encounters the question of whether they have been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor. One of the curious things to know is that many apartments do not actually conduct the criminal background check since most checks cost money. But they insert this question in the rental application as a formality. It is also interesting to note that many apartment complexes use the same standard application form which they most likely have downloaded or purchased from an apartment association or firm that deals with rental stationery.

There are a few reasons why apartment complexes conduct a criminal background check. One of the main reasons is for the safety of their other tenants. To digress a little, apartments are managed by outside management companies, not the owners themselves. The owners are not concerned with the day to day activities of the apartment. All they expect every month is a check from the management company.

The apartment management personnel is therefore hired by the management firm which itself has been hired by the apartment complex owner. This is an important point. If you are having problems getting approved for an apartment because of an issue with your criminal record, and you feel that the apartment management is not being understanding, bypass them and go directly to the management company that hired the apartment management. This form of escalation has granted many a door of approval where all else has failed. This is because as much as the apartment management state that they are fair, there is always an element of bias against applicants with a criminal background.

If you know you have a criminal record, it is always good practice to know what that record says. Is it a felony or a misdemeanor? What facts surrounding the case does the record give? Are those facts true? If you have a record, it is always good to draft an account of what happened in your own words and prepare yourself to present this draft whenever applying for an apartment. In many cases, when you arm yourself with a written explanation of the circumstances surrounding the case.

How to Make a Woman Ejaculate Like a Garden Sprinkler System in 2 Minutes Flat!

Having the ability to make a woman ejaculate hard is a very rare skill. Sure, most guys will see it happen now and then, but the vast majority will never be able to make it happen at will! Thankfully it is a skill that can be learnt and within this article I am going to put you on the correct path to having her ejaculate like I sprinkler system while screaming your name in pure bliss! Sound good?

The fact is that most men are pretty much clueless when it comes to pleasuring a woman. They aren’t to blame though. After all it’s not like us men have ever been officially educated in pleasing a woman in the bedroom is it?

So, the aim here is to learn certain sex techniques that are so powerful that when used, will have a woman orgasm so hard that she actually ejaculates right? Well, the good news is that it’s not actually that hard to learn. Carry on reading to discover the awesome techniques to make a woman ejaculate.

Hit The Right Spot! Making a woman ejaculate can be as easy as pressing a button. You just have to know the correct button to press. That button is……..the G-spot! It’s all about stimulating the G-spot! You will need to do this using your fingers. Start by sliding your index finger in about 1 1/2 inches. Now feel for a ridged area about the size of a stamp on the front inner wall. You may need to curl your finger slightly. Now apply light pulsating pressure to that area and watch her face for the result! The pulsating pressure is key to making her cum within 2 minutes!

It is important to kiss her passionately while you stimulate her G-spot. This will help raise her levels of sexual arousal. Maybe you could even throw a little dirty talk her way to really get going. Soon enough you will have her squirting like that garden sprinkler system I mentioned! Would you like to hear more secrets and little-known tips and tactics like this one?