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All About Windows and other Stuff

The Window Wallpaper Solution

Do you have any windows that present a problem? Like you just are not sure what to with the decor, or maybe the glass is damaged, or you want more privacy. How about – you want to add some art! If you have not ever checked out window wallpaper, you should. It is inexpensive and simple to use. Take a minute and check out all your options at Wallpaper For Windows.

This high quality,decorative film comes in many designs and colors, and it is non-adhesive, durable, removable and reusable.It is a great idea for privacy or decoration, and could even work as a correction method for windows with leaky seals that you are not quite ready to replace.

Because it is removable and reusable, keeping the glass clean is still easy. There are so many designs it is totally possible to compliment other window coverings and room decor. Gift certificates are also available.

Need some privacy? This frosted glass is an overstock special through Friday 7/14/2017.

 

Frosted Glass Film – Privacy 16 x 74 – OVERSTOCK SPECIAL

Priced from $15.98

 

 

  • Adhesive-free window film – no mess, no fuss.
  • Static-cling decorative film can be used on any smooth, non-porous surface.
  • DIY product, installs in minutes, looks great for years!
  • Easy to clean, removable, and reusable.

Let me know which one and where in your house. 

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Window Framing Art

Just sharing some fun for the weekend. We decided to visit the new location for a popular, local burger joint – oh ,they do serve steaks and chicken too – called The Grill.  Not a bad burger for sure. We really enjoyed the nostalgic decor as well. The wall next to our table displayed a lot of art work. I wanted to highlight this one because I like the idea a lot.


WINDOW OF ENCHANTMENT

           Taos, NM

     by Kiko Sanchez

I think a window frame makes a pretty cool picture frame.

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Sometimes It’s About Floors

 

WOVEN JUTE

My first encounter ever with jute was in the 1970’s when I owned a plant shop and everyone went bananas over macrame plant hangers. Remember those? I had no idea what it was really. Just knew it was some tough stuff. Next to cotton it is the second most important vegetable fiber and that makes it very hardy.  It won’t fade with a lot of sun exposure and it has great insulating properties. If you are needing an area rug, check these out at Best Home Fashion.  The perfect size – 5 by 8 – to fit almost anywhere, and with just the right pop of color. Look forward to a 20 % discount right now! 

Jute fibers from the tall green stalk can measure over 10 feet. Twisting or braiding them makes them really strong.

 

WOOL AND JUTE STRIPE

I have just the spot for one of these in my sunroom/office. Now I need to decide which one I want. Head over to Best Home Fashion soon to pick out yours while they are on sale!

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Planning For Fall

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So, I am convinced I brought the hot New Mexico weather to the Pacific Northwest. Here in Portland, it is probably going to have record breaking temperatures this weekend. The windows will be closed and the AC’s on for sure! However, it is not too soon to plan ahead for what you want to plant outside those windows this fall. I love crocuses. BloomingBulb has some great fall planting specials right now. Besides finding the bulbs you want, you can learn where to plant what, and when. Those pretty crocuses are on sale and the bulbs will get shipped to you in the fall, mid September or so.

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Think daffodils!

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Amaryllis too!

You will love their selection for fall, so plan ahead and take advantage of the great deals.

Meanwhile, I am hoping to see some pretty flowers, even in the heat, as I head up the Columbia River Gorge to an open house for the Girl Scout camp I spent a lot of time at many years ago-what memories.This should be an interesting adventure!

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Camp Wind Mountain (Arrowhead)

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At This Window You Get Potatoes

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I just love it when a business endeavor succeeds! I had the pleasure of attending the Oregon BrewFest this past Sunday. My nephew Ken and his wife Amy recently debuted a wonderful food cart here in the Pacific Northwest ( I say here because I was raised in Portland, and am visiting from ABQ). Baked & Loaded Potatoes operates from a cute, little, custom renovated school bus. That’s my sis posing in the Spud Bus window last Sunday at the event held in Silverton, Oregon.

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I certainly am not a food critic, but I can honestly say the baked potato I ate was spectacular! What a great addition to all the brew that the festival offered.

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If you live anywhere near Portland or Salem, and ever need taters served, or if you just want to follow where the Spud Bus goes be sure to check out their site. No matter where you reside, like their page on Facebook. 

When a new business succeeds we all win! Great job, Ken and Amy!

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3 Cheers for Dads

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We may not shower him with praise
Nor mention his name in song,
And sometimes it seems that we forget
The joy he spreads as he goes along,
But it doesn’t mean that we don’t know
The wonderful role that he has had.
And away down deep in every heart
There’s a place that is just for Dad…..

                                                                  Author Unknown                                                                             

If your Dad is still in your life, give him a hug for me too. Mine has been gone for 16 years. However, I will celebrate with other Dads who are important in my life. Put down your squeegees or whatever tool of the trade you use, and enjoy your day. We won’t be requesting the windows be cleaned today.

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Pillows That POP!

I just bought some pillow covers when I was redecorating the bedroom so I am definitely tuned into patterns, colors and prices. They are a great way to cover up an older or faded pillow.

 

Linen Blend Moroccan Pillow Cover

Check out these covers from Best Home Fashion. They would be so cool for patio furniture, or to spice up any living space.

Normally $14.99, right now they are on sale for only $3.99 each!

 Flax linen blend
– Detailed with a hidden zipper closure
– Insert not included
– Made of 20% linen, 80% polyester
– Sold individually
– Measures 18″wide x 18″ long

Wouldn’t they make your patio furniture pop!

ORDERS OVER $50 ARE SHIPPED FREE

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The Plant Stand

My love for clean windows and daylight was probably inspired by my love for indoor plants. Many years ago I owned and operated an indoor plant store that was inside a large shopping mall. The store itself was built with wood and glass from a very old greenhouse, and it sorta leaned up next to a Montgomery Wards; it even had neat wood gutters. Sure wish I had a picture, but any I did have are long gone. Now I have instead a sun-room office with a lot of windows, great light and, of course lotsa plants! And, I take pictures.


A few years back, I passed by a yard sale on my daily, morning walk. I spotted a really cool kitchen cart with stools, and they only wanted $10. I had no idea where I would put it but it was such a great deal. I knew it would fit in the sun-room, but I also knew I had too many plants in that room to add any furniture. Well, you can see above how that turned out. I think it has been my favorite plant stand.

Recently, I have been enjoying re-potting some plants and doing general maintenance on my green friends. I made a trip to the nursery I enjoy to buy a few new ones and now I have taken care of the older ones. It might be time to add some new stands as well.

Pretty sure this A-Frame Stand from myPotsandPlanters.com is a perfect fit!  Look how many plants it will hold. And, you can get it with or without the steel trays. I think that means after I order it I need to make another trip to my favorite nursery for more green friends. Well that certainly is not a problem for me! Check out the great selections at myPotsandPlanters.com All orders $49 and up qualify for FREE SHIPPING!

Oh, my quaint little greenhouse in the mall was called The Plant Stand.

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For Your Windows Weather: HOT

 Bali Exterior Solar Roller Shade Lattice 5%

The heat is on! It has been reaching about 95 degrees so far this week here in Albuquerque.  Forecast states it will reach 108 in Phoenix today. Wherever you are, summer is here and you will have some hot weather now or soon. If you have windows that face south or west especially, you should consider some exterior solar shades from BlindsExpress.com.

Bali Exterior Solar Roller Shades Style Boxwood 5% and 7% openness

If you block the sun’s rays before they get to the window, deck or patio, you stop heat transference, and that keeps the inside cooler. Extra benefit is lower air-conditioning cost. You can get low or high openness (5% to 10%) depending on the specific situation. Even the 10% blocks out 90% of the harmful UV rays.

 

  Bali Exterior Solar Roller Shades Style Shoji 10% openness

The fabric on these effective solar shades is sun fade resistant, and they come with sturdy, stainless steel cord chains. Right now they are on sale for 15% off at BlindsExpress.com, and SHIPPING IS FREE!

Stay cool, protect belongings from sun damage and keep the costs down all at the same time! Check out all their selections for any shades or blinds.

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No Streaking For Your Windows!

Working for My Window Man in Albuquerque, and always up for a challenge, my son said, “Of course I can do these windows with a long pole, and have no streaks.” Without a special ladder that was the solution for sure.

When ya want life easier always HIRE A PROFESSIONAL!

 

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