Monday, 23 April 2018

Enter To Win Tickets To Nitro Circus

NITRO CIRCUS LAUNCHES HIGH-ADRENALINE NEXT LEVEL TOUR

Spectacular New Outdoor Show Makes World Debut Down Under --
Coming to North American Stadiums this Summer


With the all-new Next Level Tour, Nitro Circus promised an epic event filled with game-changing feats and unbelievable stunts, and its world-debut Saturday at Canberra, Australia’s GIO Stadium more than delivered the goods. Thanks to a massive production, featuring the biggest ramps ever to hit the road, this cast of all-star action sports athletes and thrill-seeking daredevils blew away the crowd with new tricks, new vehicles and more in an electrifying show that is simply too big to fit indoors. 

Nitro Circus’ moto athletes proved they are all in by sending huge, gravity-defying tricks that definitely took the sport to new heights. USA’s Gregg Duffy, the first person ever to land a double front flip on a motorbike, stomped two incredible front flip variations for the GIO Stadium fans. The Canberra crowd also went wild for hometown favorite Harry Bink after he landed an FMX double backflip. For this very dangerous trick, one attempted by only a handful of riders, Bink shot more than 60-feet into the air to get the clearance needed to complete the two full rotations around before touching down on the lander. For video and photo highlights of all the action go here

All of these aerial exploits were possible due to the Next Level Tour’s innovative ramp setup. The FMX takeoff ramp alone towers 15-feet above the show floor (five feet taller than anything toured before) while the lander also looms large, standing 23-feet high. First dreamed up at Travis’ “Pastranaland” compound then perfected at Nitro World Games, these ramps were never supposed to tour, as they were considered far too large and complex to be set up more than once. But Nitro Circus’ production team was determined to showcase them, and the future of action sports, to its diehard fans around the world.   

“Getting the chance to debut this show in my hometown was so awesome. For my family and friends to see what the boys can do on this sick setup made it even more special,” Harry Bink said after Next Level’s high-octane kickoff. “Video clips or pictures can’t prepare you for just how big these ramps are.”


After travelling across Australia through April, Nitro Circus presents: the Next Level Tour will arrive in North America in May. American and Canadian fans alike should not miss this all-moto adrenaline-rush and their chance to see action sports history: tickets are available now at nitrocircus.live
DATE
CITY
VENUE
May 12
St. George, UT
Legend Solar Stadium
May 18
Reno, NV
Greater Nevada Field
May 25
Kelowna, BC
Apple Bowl Stadium
May 27
Lethbridge, AB
Univ. of Lethbridge
    Community Sports Stadium

June 1*
Eugene, OR
Autzen Stadium
June 3
Boise, ID
Memorial Stadium
June 9
Moncton, NB
Moncton Stadium
June 15
York, PA
PeoplesBank Park
June 16
Virginia Beach, VA
Virginia Beach Sportsplex
June 19
Myrtle Beach, SC
TicketReturn.com Field at
    Pelicans Ballpark

June 21/22
Pittsburgh, PA
Highmark Stadium
June 23
Cincinnati, OH
Nippert Stadium

Fans can also get up close and personal with Nitro Circus and the Next Level team thanks to the all-new Nitro VIP Club package. In addition to premiere seats, VIP Club pass holders will have the chance to take a behind the scenes look at the show with an exclusive pre-show track walk. VIP Club pass holders also have the opportunity to meet some of the riders during an autograph signing session, receive a souvenir poster and get a chance to win cool Nitro Circus swag.


Sponsors for Nitro Circus presents: the Next Level Tour include Kevlar, Yokohama, Parts Canada, Brimstone, Grunt Style, Vivid Seats and EDGEtv.

For Nitro Circus news, exclusive behind-the-scenes content, tour updates and more, go to NitroCircus.com and follow Nitro Circus on Instagram and Facebook.

About Nitro Circus:
Nitro Circus, the world’s biggest action sports entertainment brand, creates electrifying



live events and unbelievable original content that at once exhilarates, captivates and inspires thrill-seeking fans worldwide.  Co-founded by global superstar Travis Pastrana in 2003, Nitro Circus has since grown into a multiplatform phenomenon producing hit television shows, critically acclaimed documentaries and innovative digital offerings. That success gave rise to the Nitro Circus Live tour. Created in 2010, Nitro Circus Live has travelled the globe, playing to sold-out stadiums on five continents. The company introduced an innovative breakthrough in 2016 with the debut of Nitro World Games, completely rebooting action sports competition in the process. With over three million tickets sold to date, television programming that has aired in over 60 countries, more than 20 million engaged fans across its social media platforms and a burgeoning consumer products business, Nitro Circus is at the forefront of action sports and entertainment. For more information visit www.nitrocircus.com

Now who wants to win a family 4 pack of tickets to see the show in Kelowna? Enter below and be sure to enter everyday and by sharing on Facebook as well to earn more chances. The draw will take place on May 5! 

Sunday, 22 April 2018

How To Build A Worm Farm



You can have an endless supply of bait for fishing with this super simple worm farm. It will save you hundreds of dollars every year. Worms cost $10 for a 24 pack and you usually go through that every trip so if you fish constantly that can be a big chunk of cash. For $35 you can have an endless supply and have great compost and fertilizer. So here is how it is done:



 


5 Tips to Prepping Your Home to List For Sale



There are many homes available for sale in today’s real estate market. With this in mind, it makes sense that it would be easy for a potential buyer to overlook your home listing. The sheer number of options available make it possible for home buyers to ignore houses that do not have a pleasant appearance.
On the other hand, properties that are in pristine condition tend to receive more attention from buyers. This means that your home has to create a favorable first impression with potential buyers to boost your chances of success in the market. Is there a way to improve your chances of making a sale?
If you want to make your home marketable, it is important to find ways to enhance its appearance. Using online platforms such as Greatidea Hub will give you all the information you need to spruce up both the interior and exterior of your home. In the meantime, here are 5 tips to get you started:
1. Start Outside
The first thing someone sees when they step up to your house is the curb, garden, and exterior condition. Buyers base their first impression on these factors. Depending on how your exterior looks, it may throw off a potential buyer even before they reach the front door.
Make a conscious effort to improve the landscaping. You should also take time to clean your curb, gutters or anything on the outside of the house. Ensure that any defects such as broken windows or a leaking roof are repaired. Once all of this is done, you can then finish it off with a fresh coat of paint. This will improve the general appearance of your home, helping you to appeal to more buyers.
2. Let Your Front Door Do the Talking
Receive your buyers pleasantly using a well-placed welcome mat outside your front door. Be sure to replace any worn out house numbers, so that they will be visible from a distance. Your focus should now shift to the door. You could go with the trend and paint it with a color that contrasts with the rest of the house. This will make your front door will stand out more.
3. Clean Up on the Inside
Although it might be tempting to slap some dark colors on your walls, neutral hues help to open up the space. This means that using whites and tans, in conjunction with natural light, will make the room feel bigger.
It is also important to keep the interior décor simple. This allows potential buyers to visualize your space with their things in it. This also goes together with removing any clutter and junk. Having too much junk lying around will steal the attention of your buyer. It also gives the illusion that your home lacks adequate storage space.
4. Revamp Highlight Rooms
Highlight rooms include the living room, kitchen, and bathroom. Making small but deliberate changes to these areas will transform your entire home. Think of replacing worn hinges, faucets, and fixtures. It makes the space look newer and gives the impression of consistent maintenance work.
It is also advisable to stage your rooms in such a way that each one has a different purpose. This shows potential buyers how to use every room.
5. Clean Everything!
Pay attention to every small detail in your home, and ensure it is clean. This does not mean only what can be seen! You should also tackle any persistent odors. Start off by deodorizing your carpets. You should also ensure that all surfaces are wiped down, including the baseboards, counters, floors, sinks, and tubs.

Friday, 20 April 2018

Tips and Tricks For Using Mousse


Not Your Momma’s Hair Mousse
20-Year Stylist and Natural Curl Guru with Tips on Mastering Mousse



Styling mousse first came on the scene back in the 80’s when big hair was the thing. Janet Jackson and Whitney Houston were the ladies who set the hair trends back then. I’m sure if you see pictures of your mom from the 80’s, you will see the waterfall bangs and curls that were teased, fried and crunchy. It was a cool look then. It’s not cool now. Hair styles and the products we use have changed over the decades.
 
Maya Smith, International Master of Natural Curls and founder of The Doux®, a haircare line she created specifically for naturally curly hair, has seen the evolution of mousse from the very beginning to now. We caught up with Maya and scored some amazing tips and insights to help you know which ingredients to look for and how to best use mousse to maximize your modern style.
 
Q: First to get things clear, what is the purpose of mousse? How has it changed from when you first saw it back in the day? What is the main difference from the mousse we see today and those from the 80’s and 90’s? Were they intended for different kinds of styles, textures?

A: When I started in the industry, the 90’s hair was in full effect. Naturally curly girls used mousse to create the Hillary Banks (Fresh Prince of Bel Air) “wet” look. For volume a diffuser was used to get hair to stand up at the roots. The visual results were awesome, but if you tried to re-style your hair once it dried, you were in big trouble! While it was used on curly weaves, extensions, and wigs, mousse wasn’t even an option for girls with super-tight curls or kinky textures. These days, mousse is still used to achieve great definition and shine, but less emphasis is placed on how high your hair stands up, or how stiff the overall look is. It’s much more about softness and movement.
 
Q: What are some ingredients to look for? What’s good and what should be avoided?
 
A: Always be sure to look at the ingredients when shopping for products because this can make a big difference. Ingredients such as sodium laurel sulfate (SLS), Isopropyl, and Prolyene have been found to cause breakage and dry out your hair. The best way to achieve healthy hair is to have that balance between protein and moisture.
 
Q: What causes that crunch and what were some of the problems with the mousse options available that inspired you to create your own? Can mousse be combined with other products? What are the benefits of combining products and steps?
 
A: It’s common for mousse to be combined with gel or cream because most mousses on the market contain alcohol to make the hair dry faster. They are also polymer rich, which creates a sticky coating on the hair, much like a hairspray. This can leave hair feeling dry and stiff. We formulated our Mousse Def as an all-in-one solution for this problem. It creates the shine and definition of a mousse, yet leaves hair soft and touchable with no flaking.
 
Q: How does mousse compare to gels and balms? Are gels a thing of the past? Can a balm be used in place of a mousse?  
 
A: Mousse and gels are water-based products that contain polymers and holding agents that “stiffen” on the hair shaft in order to hold the hair in place. On the other hand, balms, pomades, and control pastes are what we call emulsions, are a mix of oils and water. The Doux’s Bonita Afro Balm is an emulsion developed for moisture and softness that also contains a small amount of polymer for a softer, more flexible hold.
 
Q: Finally, are Salon or Professional brands worth the money? Do they contain better ingredients?
 
A: Yes. Products that were formulated for salon use typically contain a higher quality of ingredients. They also contain less water and fillers, so you’re getting a more concentrated product with longer-standing results.
 
Q: What other advice can you offer to girls with natural curls who want to mix up their hair styles?
 
A: Try something new. Gone are the days when heavy pomades and gels were your only styling options. Girls who have natural curls deserve to enjoy lighter products that are easy to apply, and create bounce and movement. Maximizing your natural God given hair is what’s popular now. 
 
About Maya Smith:
 

Maya Smith is an International Master Stylist and Founder of The Doux Salon and haircare line now available in Target. With over two decades of styling experience Maya dedicated two decades to cracking the code on curl care, maintenance and expert styling. When it comes to caring for one’s natural hair and styling it, according to NaturallyCurly, Maya is among the best there is.
 
While still in high school, Maya got her hair cutting license and graduated from beauty school. Soon after graduating high school, Maya began following her passion and worked as an assistant for celebrity stylist Tracy Johnson. She learned from Johnson and progressed as a hair stylist for celebrities and entertainers. Years later the military wife would relocate to Germany, where Maya opened up her first salon The HoneyComb, a mecca for textured hair care for women from all over Europe, The UK, and as far as Africa. Maya's unique system of textured hair styling sparked the development of The DOUX® haircare products, first launched overseas, and distributed throughout Germany, France, Italy, and the Netherlands. 
 
Currently, Maya leads a carefully selected team of stylists at The DOUX® Salon in Macon, Georgia and celebrated the arrival of The DOUX® in select Target stores nationwide. Maya Smith, wife, mom of 5 and savvy business woman is an example not just for women of color but for all women who believe their gifts can impact the world, striving for entrepreneurial endeavors with grace, ease and hustle.

Five easy tips to treat every day like Earth Day

JUSTJUNK offers everyday ideas to improve your environmental footprint
With Earth Day on the horizon, schools and organizations across the country are busily planning activities to benefit the environment — there will be tree planting ceremonies, park clean-ups and organized nature hikes to mark the big day on April 22nd.
And while these larger-scale events are great ways to bring people together on a common cause, there are plenty of simple eco-friendly things we call all do on a daily basis to help make the world a greener place.
“I think people are starting to become more aware of how impactful their environmental footprint is,” says Mike Thorne, President of JUSTJUNK. “Even something that may seem so small like composting or donating your old furniture can genuinely work to make a larger positive impact on the world around us.”
So with Earth Day in mind, here are five quick and easy tips from JUSTJUNK to make your environmental footprint a little lighter:

1. Remember your three R’s
  • Reduce, Reuse and Recycle! These are the three R’s that can help make being eco-conscious everyday easy. Use water filters and reusable water containers instead of plastic water bottles. Find reusable alternatives to frequently disposed of items such as diapers and grocery bags. Try to reduce the amount of packaged goods that you purchase and make sure that you recycle properly.
2. Your spring cleaning can help others
  • If you are itching get rid of items such as furniture that you may not want, know that it can be put to good use. JUSTJUNK donates salvageable furniture to local furniture banks in order to help reduce waste and help those who are in need. So, before you throw your couch to the curb, remember that it could be used in someone else’s home.
3. Know that you have resources
  • If you are unsure about how to dispose of larger items such as hot tubs, appliances or exercise equipment, know that you have resources available to help you make the most eco-conscious decision. Look to local community swap groups to see if you can exchange something for an item that you may need.
4. Composting
  • Refresh yourself on what is considered compostable. Items such as food leftovers, fruit and vegetable peelings, cat litter, coffee grounds and filters, egg shells and even wood chips may be considered compostable dependent on your area. Check with your local waste management provider for which household materials they pickup as compost.
5. Grass-cycling programs
  • Did you know that you can use old grass clippings as mulch? If you are in need of a little landscape refresher, your old grass clippings can be used to enrich your soil and make your garden very happy.
By being more eco-conscious and making small changes to our recycling habits, we can help both ourselves and our environment. 
With franchises across the country, JUSTJUNK removes unwanted materials/items from residential and commercial properties including furniture, appliances, garden refuse and construction and demolition debris.
JUSTJUNK crews help ensure as much of the material they collect as possible is recycled or donated to charitable organizations for re-use, helping to divert waste from landfills.
About JUSTJUNK:
JUSTJUNK removes junk and unwanted materials/items from residential and commercial properties including furniture, appliances, garden refuse and construction and demolition debris. The pricing rates include all labour, loading of the materials from anywhere on the property, clean up and all disposal or recycling fees. Customers are provided with an up-front, written estimate before any work begins.
To learn more, please visit: www.justjunk.com.
Youtube: youtube.com/user/justjunk

Thursday, 19 April 2018

8 Tips for Having A Great Yard for Your Pet in the Spring


Winter is nearly over, and it’s time for your dog to get outside to bask in the sunshine and roll in the grass. Here are some tips to help you get your yard ready for springtime fun from Lucky the TurfMutt, a rescue dog who pays it forward by helping children and families take care of green spaces.

Tune up your turfgrass. A sturdy grass lawn can take the pounding and activity of an active pooch. After a winter in dormancy, your lawn will be moving back into a growth phase as the weather heats up. Begin mowing as soon as your lawn needs it.

Create a dog-friendly backyard. Map out your yard with your dog in mind. Soft foliage, sturdy turfgrass, smooth stones, and dog toys can help your pet feel at home. Add a water station so your pet can hydrate after some time playing. A fun water feature can help your pooch cool off when it’s hot.

Plan for fun. Set up an area for your dog to dig, such as a digging box or digging bed. Add chew toys in the dirt (leave one poking out) to help your dog get the idea. A canine obstacle course can provide hours of fun if you have the space available to install one.

Use plants to give your dog a sense of boundaries. Place plants close together in areas you want to designate as off-limits and train your dog to avoid them. Leave open areas for your dog to run and play in (and accept that that is what your dog will do).

Avoid toxic plants that can be harmful to your pet. Dogs do not naturally avoid plants that are toxic to them and many will eat plants that are not safe for consumption. A few common toxic plants for dogs are: carnations, chrysanthemums, daffodils, hostas, ivy, lilies, morning glories, tomatoes, and tulips. For a complete list, visit ASPCA's list of nontoxic and toxic plants for dogs.

Look for hazards and eliminate them. Some paved or sandy surfaces may get too hot for your pet to walk on comfortably. Tiny pebbles, thorns, or gravel can get caught in paws. Ensure your pet’s main play area includes grass.

Check your fence. A fence is an important safety feature for your pet. Make sure your fence is solid and do any needed repairs. Pay attention to your gate and be sure locks are working properly. Many dogs will patrol the edges of the yard and make paths near the fence line. Plan for these predictable paths in your yard and if you find them unsightly, you can add a gentle stone or mulch path. If you use an invisible fence, make sure it is properly working and that your pet knows the boundaries.

Set up for shade (and naps). Your dog will need a place to relax after a busy day of play. A tree or bush can provide shade for your pet. A dog house provides a great place for your four-footed friend to take an afternoon snooze.

For more information on nurturing your living landscape, go to www.SaveLivingLandscapes.com.

About TurfMutt
TurfMutt was created by the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute’s (OPEI) Research and Education Foundation and has reached more than 68 million children, educators and families since 2009. Through classroom materials developed with Scholastic, TurfMutt teaches students and teachers how to “save the planet, one yard at a time.” TurfMutt is an official USGBC® Education Partner and education resource at the U.S. Department of Education’s Green Ribbon Schools, the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Green Apple, the Center for Green Schools, the Outdoors Alliance for Kids, the National Energy Education Development (NEED) project, Climate Change Live, Petfinder and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. In 2017, the TurfMutt animated video series won the coveted Cynopsis Kids Imagination Award for Best Interstitial Series. TurfMutt’s personal, home habitat also is featured in the 2017 and the upcoming 2018 Wildlife Habitat Council calendars. More information at www.TurfMutt.com.

A Very Personal Mother's Day Gift

Can You Keep A Secret?
For women who aren’t afraid to indulge their deepest desires, MIA™ 2 allows you to be spontaneous yet discreet wherever you go. This tiny little massager is a great gift for Mother's Day and an excellent way for any lady to spend some time getting much needed and well deserved relaxation and self care. Giving a woman the gift of pleasure is one they will not soon forget, and they will enjoy for years to come.

The perfect way to keep your pleasure truly to yourself, the USB-rechargeable MIA™ 2 massager possesses hidden power and looks perfectly at home in your purse or bedside drawer.
Lipstick-Style Design for Discretion and Secrecy
The disguised body of MIA™ 2 will keep you confident in your pleasure
Sculpted Tip for Accurate Pleasure
The shape has been specifically molded to target the clitoris for fast, intense climaxes
USB-Rechargeable for More Power than Batteries
The integrated USB charger means you can charge quickly for deceptive strength

There is a sexy, sensual ritual to opening a LELO box: it’s a celebration of pleasure, the ultimate expression of indulgence and excitement. Share it wisely, often, and with care.

 
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Visit Lelo for more amazing products and gift ideas to suit anyone at anytime of year! Giving a gift from Lelo does not need to be solely a couples gift idea, embrace the idea that we are all beings with sex lives and the need to enjoy ourselves and each other. You can give a gift from Lelo to your mother, cousin, sister, aunty, best friend or even grandma without it being a big deal. The best way to approach it is to let them know you want them to be happy and free to enjoy their bodies! Happy gifting!