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Hiring a Company to Improve Your Home's Plumbing

You might have recently moved into a house with a very old and outdated plumbing system. This could become a huge problem for you and your family down the road if you do not take immediate steps to update and improve all of your home's plumbing. This will obviously be a very large job. Therefore, you should only trust a very experienced plumbing company to perform this task. So how do you go about finding a great plumber who will be capable of correctly updating all of the plumbing in your home? Here are some tips that you can use during your search. 1. Only hire a plumbing company that is licensed. Unfortunately, there are many plumbers who do not have a valid license or insurance. This puts all of their customers at risk. Unlicensed plumbers will most likely have not passed all of the tests or received the training that is required to receive a plumbing license. This means that there is a greater possibility of an unlicensed plumber making a serious mistake that causes major dama

What to pay attention to when shopping for your perfect wedding shoes

With all the chaos and stress before your wedding day and so many tasks to tend to, many brides tend to neglect shopping for shoes and leave this task last. While there’s no doubt that it’s really difficult to organize yourself properly and avoid procrastination during the wedding preparations, shoes are actually one of the more important tasks. A nice pair will not only complete your whole bridal look but provide you with comfort and lightness of foot during the ceremony and reception. Buy your shoes on time No matter how busy you are, you have to make time and visit a few stores when searching for your wedding shoes, at least a couple of months before the wedding day. This is very important if you want to find a pair that would match your wedding gown perfectly as well as be comfortable on your feet. Moreover, you definitely need some time to break the shoes in, so make sure to check this step in time. Try as many shoes as you need Never buy your wedding shoes hastily.

Make extra income as a DJ

Being a DJ requires more than just making a good playlist. You have to really know music and how to read the crowd. Equipment can be expensive, but a lot of DJs work from their laptops nowadays. But this may be the perfect side hustle for you! First you will need equipment, and this mixer seems to be one of the best. If you've been mixing with analog consoles for a long time, the idea of switching to an all-digital format might seem kind of frightening, but the Behringer X32 Digital Mixing Console makes the transition from analog to digital an easy one. The 32-channel X32 gives you all the controls you're familiar with from the analog boards you're used to, and merges them with digital mixing advantages including total mix recall, built-in FireWire/ USB/ ADAT expansion, virtual FX rack, high-resolution 7" color display and more. Additionally, you will be availed of firmware updates that constantly add capacity to your X32. As of fall 2016, Behringer has added t

Yamaha YBP80 DLX Portable Bag for P80/90 Keyboard

Now that the kids are back in school it is time to get all our extra curricular activities scheduled and ready to go. Whether your child is into skating, hockey, baseball, swimming or music each has its own equipment or assorted gear needed for the task at hand. If you have a musician on your hands that travels back and forth with a keyboard then it is always a good idea to keep that expensive piece of equipment in a safe space. With the Yamaha YBP80 DLX Portable Bag for P80/90 Keyboard you can travel easily as much as you need to with out ever worrying that something might happen along the way. The  yamaha p80 has a soft handle and compact profile that makes the bag easy to transport your Yamaha P80 from gig to gig. The bag's tear-resistant skin and extra thick padding cushion your instrument in a safe environment. 2 exterior pockets accommodate cables, music, and accessories.

Brick-or-Treat event at LEGOLAND

Halloween is one of the most eagerly anticipated nights of the year for children of all ages. LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre shares that enthusiasm so it’s once again bringing back it’s Halloween celebrations this October with the popular Brick-or-Treat event! Every Saturday and Sunday in October, little ghosts and mummies can experience themed decor, spooky entertainment, costume contests, building contests, scavenger hunts and much more, all included in the price of admission. DATES: Every Saturday and Sunday in October TIMES: All Day Children are invited to jump inside the World's Spookiest Box of LEGO® bricks and join in on the Halloween inspired activities such as: •          Haunted Display Challenge •          Spooky Creative Build •          Monster Mash Scavenger Hunt in Toronto MINILAND •          BOO Crew Costume Contest If you would like to learn more about LEGOLAND®Discovery Centre's Brick-or-Treat event, please visit https://www.

Charlotte and the Mysterious Vanishing Place

Author and military vet  Charles A. Salter  released another of his children's  books from the  Kare Kids Adventures . The second book in the series,  Charlotte and the Mysterious Vanishing Place  (Outskirts Press, Ages 8-12). Featuring strong, independent and responsible characters, the book teaches kids (and their parents) the importance of independent-thinking in real world situations. Charles makes sure that each story shuns magic or superheroes and instead focuses on mysteries with true explanations. About the Book: One day, nine-year-old Charlotte has two surprises—she notices a patch of the forest slowly vanishing and discovers a lost puppy caught in a bramble bush.  She rescues it and takes it home. Returning to the woods, she notes the sinking area getting wider and deeper. Her parents and the authorities caution her to stay away, but Charlotte worries the sinking will allow other puppies to escape the kennel and get lost, too. When another puppy escapes and b

Man With Child by Marc Kuritz

We’re told that less than one percent of American fathers are full-time dads. Every good dad is a full-time dad. But it does make a difference what shift you take. I happened to take the day shift… Hel-lo Mommies, hel-lo Mommies, hel-lo Mommies, we’re glad you’re here today. Hel-lo Grandmas, hel-lo Grandmas, hel-lo Grandmas, we’re glad you’re here today. Hel-lo Nannies, hel-lo Nannies, hel-lo Nannies, we’re glad you’re here today. And hel-lo Daddy, hel-lo Daddy, hel-lo Daddy, we’re glad you’re here today. That’s Ms. Jennifer’s music class greeting song. That last line is her and the preschoolers singing to me. After grandmas. And nannies. On preparing for parenthood ”…Sure, paint the baby’s room and register at Babies“R”Us. Read some parenting books and fiddle with the car seat. It will keep you busy, but it will be about as relevant to parenting as the rhythm method is to contraception…” On crashing the party ”…what are the rules for a full-time daddy in

5 Ways to Get your kids cultured while they're busy having fun (Oh, and for free)

The task of adding culture to your kids’ lives inhabits a small, dark corner of your brain, somewhere behind feeding, clothing, sleeping, tantrum management, and learning things. The hope is that between finger-painting and TVO, you may develop an art connoisseur by osmosis yet. Enter Culture Days , a not-so-little national initiative where Canada’s arts and culture communities offer free, cool, and often rare-access events to Joe Public over the course of a weekend every Fall. Every Province and Territory participates meaning there’s something for everyone, everywhere. This year it’s happening Friday, September 30 to Sunday, October 2 with over 8,000 activities to choose from across the country.  So here’s 5 ways to get your kids cultured while they’re busy having fun , without breaking a sweat or the bank:  1.        Everything is free. Budget aside, you’ve got this. Did I mention everything is free? 2.         Channel their inner Rockstar. The kids can t

DON'T WAIT - CHECK THE DATE OF SMOKE ALARMS

West Kelowna Fire Rescue challenges all West Kelowna and Westbank First Nation residents to check the expiry dates of your smoke alarms heading into Fire Prevention Week, October 9 – 15. Smoke alarms wear out over time and need to be replaced as recommended by the manufacturer - usually 10 years. West Kelowna Fire Rescue also reminds you that smoke alarms are required on every storey of your home and outside all sleeping areas. Test all of your smoke alarms monthly by pushing the test button on the alarm, and replace batteries at least twice a year or when the alarm’s low battery signal begins to chirp. The theme for this year’s Fire Prevention Week is “Don’t Wait: Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years.” In support of this year’s campaign, West Kelowna Fire Rescue and Westbank First Nation personnel will be delivering this message at two mobile home parks starting September 27 and continuing throughout Fire Prevention week from October 9 to 15.

West Kelowna Value Village Opens

Back to school expenses are on the rise and Halloween is on its way so how do parents get through it all without spending a small fortune? Value Village! Now open in West Kelowna for happy shoppers everywhere! Yesterday I had an opportunity to shop the store and it was fantastic! Savings can be found throughout and I was able to get some really great items. Brand new ladies leggings Ladies top 1 pair girls winter boots 1 pair boys shoes  1 boys sweater 1 boys pants 1 container of art supplies Baby doll Little people play set 1 package of assorted toys 1 package of Tech Decks 1 Halloween skull decoration This made for some happy kids and a happy mom, I got something for all of us and it cost a fraction of the price if I would have bought brand new.  About Value Village: o     Value Village is a thrift retailer that offers quality, affordable clothing and household goods in a clean, department store-like setting. o     Reuse is our reason for bei

Prevent fire in your home with these amazing fire safety tips

Everyone wants to live in a safe and worry-free environment; the need to stay on the safe side is amplified in situations where people have families, a spouse, and children. And while no one is thinking about safety on daily basis, potential misfortunes and accidents are lurking around constantly and can potentially take lives and destroy property. Death from fire in residential areas mostly occurs because of inhalation of toxic gas, rather than contact with the flames. The good news is that, if you have enough knowledge on the matter, you can prevent this from happening to you or your family. This guide will help you focus attention on the dangers of fire and help you find ways to fight it. General Fire Prevention Tips Be advised against plugging too many appliances into one electrical outlet. Move combustibles away from stoves, heaters, and fireplaces. Never leaving a burning cigarette in an ashtray and/or smoke in bed or overstuffed furniture. Throw away all damaged a

Swago Pie Fest

Strawberry, Pumpkin, Apple, Boysenberry, the list goes on! Craving pie? It's time for SWAGO: Pie Fest! What is SWAGO you ask? It's a bingo-inspired promotion run by Swagbucks , a website that rewards you with points (called SB) for completing everyday online activities. You can redeem those SB for free gift cards. If you've never used Swagbucks, participating in SWAGO is a great introduction to the site. Here’s what you need to know to get your 300 SB Bonus : Swago: Pie Fest will begin on Monday, September 19th at 12pm PDT/3pm EDT , make sure you hit “Join” otherwise you won’t get credit for completing the action items. Each square on your Swago Board will contain an action item to complete. Once you complete the action item in a particular square the square will change color signifying the action item is complete. You have a limited amount of time to mark off as many squares as possible so use your time wisely. Be mindful of the patterns and their correspon

Worried That Debt Will Cost You Your Home? Don’t Start Packing Your Things Just Yet...

             Being in debt is never enjoyable. However, it can be particularly scary when the thought of losing your home looms. Unfortunately, the harsh reality is that many homeowners fall behind on their mortgage repayments. If you’ve fallen into this trap, it’s only natural to fear the worst. But it doesn’t have to end that way. There are a variety of methods you can use before downsizing property to clear the debt. Before starting, though, you should realize that the home is only a building. It isn’t the most important thing in your lives. Even if you eventually end up renting , it’s not the end of the world as you know it. Image: Nevertheless, fighting for your home is essential. There is no magical overnight solution to overcoming the problems that you’ve let build. But if you’re prepared to put in the effort now, you can salvage the situation. Quite frankly, there’s nothing stronger than the right mindset and determination. If you are going to make those improve

Auctioning for a Car: How to Do It the Right Way

TV shows that centre on the repair, improvement and sale of a promising oldie have made many of us want to try and remodel a vintage car of our own. Still, there’s a crucial element of the process that precedes the whole show. You can’t really succeed in your endeavour unless you make a smart and informed purchase at a legitimate car auction.

Using Technology to Boost Warehouse Productivity

Often neglected and disregarded, the warehouse plays a key role in a business’s productivity. The best way of increasing warehouse efficiency is by modernizing it – new technologies physically speed things up. Additionally, modernizing a warehouse breathes a healthier attitude towards work inside it, by increasing morale and motivation in general. Investing into your warehouse technology will definitely pay off! Lighting Humans are visual beings – we are meant to be active in daylight and rest during nighttime. This is why dark, dim, improperly-lit places tend to decrease productivity and focus. The best source of lighting is always the natural one. Despite this, warehouses cannot rely on it, seeing as how they are purposely closed-off from eyes of passers-by. Naturally, proper lighting is the name of the game, when it comes to warehouses. Light isn’t only important in terms of worker productivity. Without proper illumination, the risk for potential errors, safety issues and inj