I was sent some of these Aloe Vera juices to try, I’ll admit I kept saying that advert “Hello Vera” whenever I looked at them or talked about them. I am such a child! I’ve never seen Aloe Vera drinks before and I was definitely curious. I was sent the original flavour and the strawberry flavour to try and I’ll admit I normally don’t like original flavours in a lot of things and I do tend to go for the more fruity flavours. Read the rest of this entry
Lots of parents know that raising a child can be pretty costly. From nappies and new clothes for those rapid growth spurts, to university tuition fees when they’re a bit older, the numbers soon begin to add up, so saving now for your children’s future can be a great investment. Saving money doesn’t have to be a difficult or complex process . In fact, there are lots of simple, everyday changes that will help you save a little cash every month. Read on and discover how simple it really is.
Give your spending habits a re-tune
If you’ve got a lot of Direct Debits and other automated payments set up on your account, you may be spending extra money unnecessarily. It’s worth spending a little time to review them all and find out which ones you no longer need – or giving providers a ring to see if you can reduce the amounts you’re paying. The extra monthly cash saved is a perfect way to start putting something away for your kids. Read the rest of this entry
For most people, the ingredient of choice when it comes to making cake toppers is ready to roll icing. It comes in a huge range of colours, is easy to work with but sets just hard enough to ensure that your latest creation maintains its shape. But marzipan is a wonderful product for making cake toppers, though often overlooked.
Marzipan is great for making cake toppers, or any kind of sugar craft decorations, because it’s so easy to work with and quite forgiving. Because it comes in either white or yellow you will need to use a food paste or gel to achieve different colours, but this is simple enough to do.
If you want some ideas on what you can achieve with marzipan, here are 5 ideas for incredible marzipan cake toppers. Read the rest of this entry
Whether you like it or not, the Internet is going mobile. More and more people are using smartphones, which means more and more people are accessing the web through mobile screens that are much smaller than standard computers. If you run a business, it is vital that you have a website that offers a mobile user experience so that they can access it from their smart phone devices. But before you go and just start designing your site, it is important that you consider your mobile strategy. Here are four focuses to keep in mind when developing a mobile site.
Define Your Objectives
The first part of your plan should be what exactly it is that you are looking to accomplish with your mobile site. This will likely vary depending on what type of business you operate. For example, an ecommerce mobile site is likely to be much more different than a blog or news outlet. As you begin to look at the content you offer with your desktop version, consider how you want that same content to be displayed on a mobile device. This will help users navigate through your site and be able to use it more easily.
Sure, there are some mobile phones out there that offer huge 5.5-inch screens and give users plenty of room to browse the web. However, keep in mind that isn’t the case for all phones and you’ll want to assure that your mobile site is accessible by all users, no matter the size of their phone. The best way to do this is to not over complicate things and keep your site as simple as possible. Typically this means using single-column layouts and collapsible menus. This will afford you the opportunity to put more on your site that is interactive, and let the user navigate through the mobile version as they choose. Read the rest of this entry
A dripping kitchen faucet isn’t just an annoyance – it’s also expensive.A small “dripping” leak can result in over 3 gallons of waste water a day. That’s 90 gallons of water a month! Fortunately, fixing a dripping kitchen faucet is easy. The process will take about 10 to 20 minutes. Make sure you have all the parts and tools on hand before you begin the repair.
The Tools You’ll Need
• An 8-Inch Allen Wrench
• Channel Lock Pliers
• Flat-Head Screwdriver
• Needlenose Pliers
• Adjustable Wrench
The Parts You’ll Need
• If the faucet is leaking from under the handle, you’ll need to replace the cam and packing.
• For most other types of leaks, you’ll need to replace the seats and springs.
These parts do vary from faucet to faucet. Make sure to check your user manual for specifics on the parts you need to order. If you no longer have the user manual, call the manufacturer for more information on which specific parts to order.
Alternatively, you can take the parts into a hardware store and ask them to replace it. This process takes longer, as you’ll have to open the sink, remove the parts, then look through different stores for the right parts. Looking for parts this way can make the repair job a full day project, instead of a 20 minute project. Read the rest of this entry
Did you know your home is always using power? Even when you have your appliances, gadgets and devices turned off, they use what’s referred to as “vampire power.” Believe it or not, unless you actually pull the plug on your electronics, they use energy in standby, which is exactly what vampire power is.
Cell phone chargers and similar gadgets are notorious for draining power even when nothing is plugged in to charge. That’s why a lot of times chargers are warm to the touch when you remove them from the wall. They still waste energy even when a device is not plugged into the charging end.
The problem with that scenario is the connected devices and appliances are using unnecessary power. This means, of course, you’re racking up your power bill, but you’re also consuming valuable resources in the process. It may not be an issue in the short term, but over time you’re collectively spending more money than you need to, and it adds up! According to the Energy Information Administration, consumers in the US spend more than $3 billion a year on vampire power. Read the rest of this entry