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Windows for Your Eyes

 

                                                             

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Blocking out the sun’s glare is almost as old as the sun itself.  From using a flat object with slits to thin tinted quartz, or even jewels, has been documented in history. Early versions of sunglasses were also used to cover up the eyes for protection or anonymity. In the 1920’s, Sam Foster found a prime market on the beaches in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Both for protection and fashion, sunglasses became very popular. Now, not many of us survive without them. You can buy them with prescription lenses, to wear over your normal glasses or just for fun. Even if you love to buy a top brand pair, having extras or substitutes is a great idea.

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Sunglass Warehouse is definitely fun! When we are outside the windows, and in the bright sunshine we need protection and fashion. Their prices are so affordable you can have a pair handy anywhere. Right now, they have many styles for under $20, and a code to use to get 15 % off your order. You will be amazed at the wide selection, and the options for protection and style.

Protect those windows for your eyes, and have fun too.

        SUNGLASS WAREHOUSE

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Top Ten Reasons Your Mom Needs Clean Windows

Meet my currently, blooming orchid! I am pretty sure I received it for Mother’s Day a few years back, and it keeps on blooming. They do make a wonderful gift, but how about adding window cleaning to the mix. It is not to late to call your favorite window cleaner (or one you do not know yet) and buy a gift of window cleaning. Any mom will appreciate this one.

In the last blog post here, I gave tips regarding maintaining windows. I decided to add why they need to be clean.

There are many reasons why your Mom wants her windows clean. Today I will give my top ten.

  1. To see the hummingbirds better
  2. To improve her outlook on life
  3. To support your favorite window cleaner
  4. To confuse the birds
  5. To boost her morale
  6. To make them sparkle
  7. To impress the neighbors
  8. To brighten up the inside of her home
  9. To enjoy the view
  10. To decrease damage and etching caused by pollution, water and dust, which in turn helps maintain the value of her home

See my point?

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!

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The Five Most Important Tips Regarding Clean Windows

A few spring cleaning tips regarding your windows.

Make sure the sprinklers are turned away from the glass

Hire a professional to clean them

If you insist doing them yourself, use a mild degreasant and a squeegee please

Make sure you keep the screens clean

Hire a professional to clean them … did I already say that?

Oh, how I love the sight of a professional with a squeegee outside my windows.

And this one even cleaned my very dirty blinds (but still usable) from my bedroom, that is getting a make-over.

Thank you, My Window Man in Albuquerque. You do great work!

 

Just to name a few others:

VENTURA COUNTY:      My Window Man

PORTLAND, OREGON:    See Clearly Window Cleaning

SAN DIEGO:   My Window Man

SAN FRANCISCO:  Window Doctor

SEATTLE:   Powerhouse Cleaners

KENTUCKY/INDIANA:      Rob’s Window Cleaning

If you do not know who to call in your area, ask me here in the comments, and I will find you one to hire.

      (If you are a professional to hire, tell me here so I can add you to my suggestions)

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Taking My Green Thumb Outside the Windows

I love those Irises. Inside my windows, I am fortunate to have a green thumb!  But when it comes to what to do outside, that thumb loses its power. What’s with that? It just shouldn’t be that difficult. Some people have no problem, like my favorite brother-in-law, Ed. This picture was taken after his flowers survived a hail storm!

I was amazed to discover how helpful BloomingBulb can be to solve my dilemma. Besides finding the bulbs you want, you can learn where to plant what, and when. We are smack dab in the middle of spring and it is not too late to do some spring planting. Their bulbs are up to 75% off. You will find great tools to show you when to plant depending on where you live. They decided to invest more in quality and information than fancy ads or catalogs. You can search for your favorites and find out if the time of year is right for your area. Want Gladiolus, check this out!

Thank you BloomingBulb! My outdoor thumb is already a little greener.

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Daylight With A Side of Windows Please

on sale now at  My Pots and Planters

I have always loved daylight. That love led to windows, which led to clean windows, and carried on to decorating windows. Oh, and let’s not forget enjoying what is outside windows! Finally, I have sorted through and handpicked places to find the best deals to enhance that wonderful daylight. Be sure to check each one out for their springtime specials!

Let’s decorate:

Wallpaper For Windows   –  they will even do the trimming

Blinds Express  – all your favorite brands discounted

Best Home Fashion  –  Mother’s Day Sale

Outside our windows:

Blooming Bulb  – up to 81 % off

My Pots and Planters   – free shipping on orders over $49

Sunglass Warehouse  –  free shipping on orders over 

Remember to HIRE A PROFESSIONAL to clean those windows. You deserve all the daylight you can get.

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Gotcha Covered!

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Okay, you have probably already scheduled a professional to clean your windows for fall – definitely my choice. Well, at least you have planned on cleaning them yourself. Right? Either way, you might have some clean and/or naked windows that need window coverings. 

Before you go to the local box store, and pay sales tax, consider visiting BlindsExpress.com online to take advantage of their fall specials. They have blinds, shades, cellular shades and many other options to cover up those naked windows, or those ones that suffer from dilapidated old stuff. They offer great customer service and have quick delivery. They even show you how to measure correctly.

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If you have already shopped and know what brand you want, you can probably find it at BlindsExpress.com. They have all the name brands and that is backed up with 45 years of experience. I bet you will find exactly what you want to dress up your windows!

Top picture: MAR 2 inch wood blind.

Bottom picture: Roman shade.

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Keep on Bloomin

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I love these spider lilies. They bloom without fail outside my windows every year, but I only get their beauty for a couple of weeks. Because I consider the color coral my choice of pink, they really make me happy.

I love blooming plants, which is why I enjoy having a sun room office where I can not only see outside, but I can also successfully grow indoor plants that bloom. African violets, gardenias, a hanging hoya plant and a hibiscus are often blooming around me.

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Please help me welcome a new online site to my blog – bloomingbulb. You can order some beautiful flowers and learn great information about them at their site.

 

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Surprise! Red Hot Cherry Peppers

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I love having a garden outside my windows, even if it is limited. This year we chose to only plant tomatoes and peppers. We usually pick a Santa Fe hot pepper, but because we decided to grow from seeds this year, we really did not know which one to buy. Somehow we ended up with more than one kind and these were the first to harvest. I had no clue! They look like tomatoes!

Thank goodness for the internet. Put in the right words and you can find anything. Unfortunately, I did not learn enough before I tasted it. The flesh is pretty mild and has a sweet background taste. Feeling safe, I decided to pop the remainder in my mouth. Oh my! That only lasted a half sec. The seeds are very, very hot! My tongue was on fire for at least an hour.

These peppers are popular for pickling and stuffing. Their flesh is too tough for drying. However, you can chop them to add to salads or sauteed veggies, and even salsa.

Just a reminder: Stay away from the seeds! If you have ever cooked with these, please let me know what you did with them.

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Wallpaper Your Windows

Sometimes blinds, curtains or shutters just don’t fit the bill. You want something unique for your windows.

If you have never visited Wallpaper For Windows, be sure to check out all the fun things you can do for privacy or decor.

Watch this great video highlighting Wallpaper For Windows on the popular TV show Designing Spaces.


Check out this example for a kitchen area.

When you visit their site you get a lot of guidance on measuring and applying. They will even do the cutting for you now. Whether you want pretty or privacy, Wallpaper For Windows offers a solution.

 

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The Easy Wheelie!

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I know for sure one of my besties (you know who you are) would have appreciated this gem last year when we hauled heavy bags of rocks from the front driveway to the back patio at my wheelbarrow-less home. We got so worn out we ended up using the top of a lawn mower to stack the last bag or two. Awkward, but it sorta worked. The WheelEasy™, available online at Allsop Home and Garden, would have been even better than a wheelbarrow because most of the lifting would have been eliminated! And, if I need to be on the outside of my windows doing the work, I don’t want it to be painful.

The larger model is pictured above, but there is also a smaller version, The WheelEasy™ LE, available. It is the perfect choice for those with less storage space, although either model takes up less room than a wheelbarrow.  Both fold up for storage or transport.{52FE0FD7-B635-465B-A044-803AA823E540}_Weeding_small

Both of these nifty yard carts make moving rocks and gravel, collecting weeds or spreading bark a whole lot easier. Because the handles drop to the ground, you do not have to lift. Are you ready to harvest some veggies? The WheelEasy™ LE  will make the job so easy. And, when fall leaves drop, just rake them into the cart and haul them wherever.

The WheelEasy™ LE holds up to 150 lbs  ($119.99)

The WheelEasy™  holds up to 350 lbs.  ($159.99)

Visit Allsops and make your yard and garden activities a lot more efficient.

 

 

 

 

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