How To Replace Your Windshield Wipers by ChrisFix

id-100329768Florida in the Summer time means your going to use your windshield wipers just about every day with the afternoon storms. In the Fall and Winter you have less rain and very dry.  That’s when you want to make sure you have plenty of windshield fluid for cleaning  and a good set of wipers.

Chris Fix over at Youtube has an easy step by step solution to Replace Your Windshield Wipers. . See Video Below…
Thanks Chris!

 

 

 

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Football Season Recipe – Stromboli by Becky at Liv Life

id-100133975One of America’s favorite sports is back! Football Season is here bringing the New York Jets playing the Buffalo Bills tonight with Thursday Night Football kicking it off. Get the schedule Here from the NFL website for upcoming games.

Football Season means Football Food! We are going on the hunt for great tailgating and at home party fare for this season and starting it off with this incredible Stromboli by Becky at Liv Life: Becky’s Famous Football Party Stromboli. It is loaded with ham, salami, pepperoni cheese and spices that want to make your mouth water….

Happy Game Day!

 

 

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How to Repair a Windshield Chip or Crack by ChrisFix

ID-10055769Have you ever been driving down the road and a rock or other substance comes out of nowhere and puts a chip or crack in your windshield? Chris Fix over at Youtube has an easy step by step solution to fixing that up with a DIY and saves you money. See Video Below…
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Tips For Preparing and Organizing a Yard Sale

ID-100127145Yard Sales can be fun and great for making extra money. For a successful Yard Sale planning ahead and being organized is necessary. Start by looking at what you have available. If its something you have not used or worn in the past year or some item collecting dust, put it on your list for a yard sale item. Furniture, clothes, dishes, toys, baby items, books, magazines and kitchen items are just a few examples of what you can add. Go from room to room and collect your stuff. Organize your items, clothes in one pile, toys in another and start pricing. Not sure what something should go for? Look it up online at an auction site to see what it is selling for (example a designer purse). Use labels for clothing and small items and a sign for items like your furniture.

Putting a price on your items will help you out when the day of your sale arrives. It lets you concentrate on selling instead of answering “how much is this” all day long. This makes it easier for your customers to give you the price your asking for or if they want to bargain, which is not uncommon for a yard sale. Don’t price your items too high, if they can get the same item cheaper in a store your pricing that item too high. The key is you don’t someone to walk away and lose a sale over a few dollars but you also do not want to give your stuff away. Setting a good price gives you bargain leverage.

The day and time of your yard sale is important. For instance, Florida in the Summer usually has many afternoon thunderstorms and hot humid weather. So getting out and about in the morning is best. Plan your yard sale for early morning to early afternoon and check the weather for that date. If you have a lot of stuff to sell, you may want to run the sale for two days.

Now that you know what your are selling and when, its time to start advertising. Place an ad in your local paper, with the date of the sale, address, time and some items that will be available like baby furniture, cookbooks, clothes, craft items etc. If someone is looking for say baby furniture or any of the other things your offering it is a good possibility they will save the date and come to your yard sale. Do the same with Social Media, bulletin boards and get the word out at your church, etc.

Run the sale on your Facebook page and share with your friends. You could even make it an “Event” on Facebook and it will let all your friends following you know about it. Put out signs the day of or the day before your yard sale. You want them to be high enough for people driving up to or past your street to see. Make the words “Yard Sale Today!” big and bold with your address underneath and an arrow pointing the way. A sign in front of the yard sale is also a good idea. You may want to check with your local code office about the signs for a yard sale and if you need a permit for your area.

If your yard sale starts at 8:00 am, your sale needs to be set up and ready to go by 7:30 am. The early birds, collectors, bargain hunters, and those looking for antiques may show up early hoping to get a good deal. It is up to your whether to sell that early or not. Pick a spot in your yard or have everything set up on the driveway. Long tables full of yard sale goodies attracts potential customers as they arrive. Put the Books, DVD’s, CD’s,Tools,and other things that are stack-able on tables. You could even have a few couple small tables with the books and movies and have a sign that says all books and movies are $1.00. (As you closer to the end of the day, lower the prices to .50 cents) When clothes are in a box or pile, they are not displayed as well as on a clothes rack or if you have to, a clothes line. Put them on hangers and section them by pants, shorts, tops, dresses, etc. The easier for your customers to go through the clothes the easier for them to choose what they want and purchase. Have bags ready for them to put their purchases into. You could save up bags from grocery shopping.

Selling a vehicle, boat or even your home? This would be a great time to put a sign on it with the price! With all the foot traffic your getting even if someone there is not in need, they may know someone who is. You could set up appointments for after the yard sale or have someone to be in charge of these sales on the spot.

If you can’t make change you can lose a sale. The day before your sale have a small cash drawer ready with coins, ones, fives, and tens. It would be a shame to lose a sale because you could not make change for a ten or twenty dollar bill.

Get ready to have fun and make money!

 

 

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July 4th Party Ideas

ID-100175815If you are looking for some great ideas for your 4 of July Party, you have to see what we have on our 4th of July Pinterest board!

We have  4th of July Party idea’s for Barbecue, Decorations, Desserts, Games and more.

See what inspires you to throw the best 4th of July party!

Easy Patriotic Table Decor

Painted Lawn Stars

Front Porch – 4th of July Decorating Ideas

The Best BBQ Chicken Kebabs

St. Louis Ribs with Maple BBQ Sauce

Philly Cheesesteak Burger

Hot Dog and Burger Bars

Anastasia’s Best-Ever Baked Beans

Red, White and Blue Rice Krispie treats

Patriotic No-Bake Cake Batter Truffles

Red, White and Blue Cheesecake Cake

4th of July Party Sangria Recipe for Adults

4th of July Printable Bingo Game

4th of July I Spy Printable Game

4th of July Pinata Balloons

14 Epic Pool Party Games

Happy 4th Of July from Chaney’s Used Cars!

 

 

 

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Summer Crafts for Kids DIY by Care.com

ID-100289369Summer fun is on the way for kids with the help of Care.com. The have a list of 62 inexpensive Summer crafts that will delight the kids and build memories.

Here are some of their great idea’s

Pool Noodle Horses
Butterfly Beach Bucket
Summer Skies Jell-O Snack
Flower Necklace
Rainbow Bright Paper Lantern
Sea Shell Turtle
Cheerios Hanging Bird Feeder

 

Thank you Care.com for this amazing list.

Get the 62 Summer Crafts for Kids Here

 

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10 Delectable Summer Desserts Recipes from Taste of Home

fruit-419623_640The folks over at TasteofHome.com has put together ten delightful desserts you can make this summer. When the weather is warmer, desserts call for bright, cool and delicious and that is what they deliver.  From Blueberry Pie to peanut butter chocolate yumminess, its a good bet you will find a favorite!

Peanut Butter Chocolate Dessert Recipe

Lemon Supreme Pie Recipe

Patriotic Trifle Recipe (Perfect for the 4th of July)

Speedy Brownies Recipe

Contest-Winning Fresh Blueberry Pie Recipe

Root Beer Float Cake Recipe

Watermelon Slice Cookies Recipe

Iva’s Peach Cobbler Recipe

Cherry Cola Cake Recipe

Easy Fresh Strawberry Pie Recipe

Enjoy!

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