Leap Year Traditions
Every four years February presents us with an extra day—and this is one of those years. But in addition to giving us an extra day, Leap Year has also given us some rather interesting traditions.
In 1288 the unmarried Queen Margaret of Scotland is rumored to have enacted a law that allowed women to propose to men … Read More »
New Years Resolutions for Your Home
New Years Resolutions are still a big part of our post-holiday culture. Unfortunately, according to Forbes.com even though 40 percent of Americans make resolutions, only 8 percent keep them! Of course the most popular resolutions tend to focus on losing weight and getting fit. No wonder only 8 percent of the population keeps those … Read More »
About Santa’s “Naughty or Nice” List
A big part of the holiday season seems to revolve around the “Jolly Old Elf” we call Santa Claus. The legend of Santa can be traced back to the 3rd century where he was admired for his kindness and became the subject of a variety of legends.
He first became popular in American culture … Read More »
Tantalizing Thanksgiving Trivia Questions
If you dread those awkward moments around the Thanksgiving dinner table when the conversation drags, here are a few trivia questions that can get things going again.
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- How long have Americans celebrated Thanksgiving? This is a trick question. Although the tradition extends back to the days of the pilgrims at Plymouth Rock, Thanksgiving didn’t become a
October is More Than Jack-o-Lanterns
For many of us, the first thing we think about when we see the calendar turn to October is Halloween. The grocery stores have had Halloween candy for sale since August. Big box stores have had candy and costumes on display for almost that long. But Halloween isn’t until the end of the month.
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September is National Preparedness Month – a month when all of us are reminded to make simple plans that can have a huge impact if we’re faced with natural disasters. This year, ready.gov will focus on a different theme each week:
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- Week 1: September 1-5th – Flood
- Week 2: September 6-12th – Wildfire
- Week 3: September 13-19th
The Taj Mahal, in the northern Indian city of Agra is without question one of the most recognizable structures in the world. The majority of the structure—commissioned by Shah Jahan in 1632—took 11 years to complete and additions to the project went on for another 10 years. Approximately 20,000 artisans were employed to create and decorate the building, which cost … Read More »
The Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were without question two of the most important documents in the building of our country. There are also some very important documents you should pay attention to when you’re remodeling your home.
1. Your Contract: The contract you sign with your remodeler spells out all the terms and conditions involved in doing the … Read More »
If you’re thinking about remodeling your home you’re probably not considering anything that approaches the scope of what took place at the Truman White House. You may be thinking more along the lines of remodeling your kitchen, your master bathroom, or opening up space inside your home to give it a roomier, more spacious feel.
Your remodeling project, however, will … Read More »
May is also a great month for home remodeling.
For some homeowners, however, facing a remodeling project feels like the Mexican army facing the French army: They feel overwhelmed and ill equipped. That’s when working with a professional remodeler like us really helps. We can help you come up with a “battle plan” for tackling what can feel like insurmountable … Read More »