Landscaping Projects You can Complete in One Weekend

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Ever looked at your yard and started to wonder what you could do in order to improve your landscaping, but don’t want to spend weeks on end for one project. Landscaping holds many benefits including increasing your home’s value by up to 14%. If you’re looking for a quick and easy project that can be completed over the weekend and make your yard and landscape more inviting check out these weekend landscaping projects below.

Install Edging

When deciding on a quick weekend landscaping project you want something quick that will still make a statement. Installing edging to separate a walkway from a garden is an excellent landscaping idea. Landscape ideas are e Continue reading

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I'm Allison Plank, and this is my blog, Family Issues Online. As a recent divorcee and single mom to my 3-year-old, my life revolves around my daughter. I started this website to help families through their issues. I hope you enjoy the site, learn a few things or maybe teach a few :) Feel free to comment on topics that interest you, and ask some questions of your own!

Small Classroom Sizes Are Proven To Encourage Higher Retention Rates The Benefits Of Private School

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There is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to education. So why do so many schools try to push students into one method of learning?

This method of raising the next generation is obsolete and something more private schools are working on avoiding. The advantages of attending private schools is becoming more and more apparent in the modern age, with technology integration in schools a particularly hot topic for parents who need more flexibility in their children’s lives. Online classes, prep school environments…every little extra resource will go a long way in securing your child’s future once they graduate and enter the working world. What can you expect to see in a private school?

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I'm Allison Plank, and this is my blog, Family Issues Online. As a recent divorcee and single mom to my 3-year-old, my life revolves around my daughter. I started this website to help families through their issues. I hope you enjoy the site, learn a few things or maybe teach a few :) Feel free to comment on topics that interest you, and ask some questions of your own!

More Than Flower Power How Flower Shops Make Gift Giving a Piece of Cake

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Whether it’s a spouse, a child, a family member, a close friend, or a colleague, everyone has someone special in their life. And in addition to spending quality time together, one of the best ways to show how much you care is to share in the joy of gift giving. After all, it’s often been said that it’s better to give than to receive, and nothing beats the feeling of giving just the right gift at just the right time!

If you’re looking for something special for that special someone in your life, whoever it may be, then consider shopping at local flower shops. In addition to an array of beautiful fresh flowers, many local flower shops also carry a variety of gifts and tokens of appreciation that often rival that of small, Continue reading

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I'm Allison Plank, and this is my blog, Family Issues Online. As a recent divorcee and single mom to my 3-year-old, my life revolves around my daughter. I started this website to help families through their issues. I hope you enjoy the site, learn a few things or maybe teach a few :) Feel free to comment on topics that interest you, and ask some questions of your own!

The Home Building Process From Floor Plans to Lanais

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First-time and repeat home buyers tend to have specific income levels. A recent survey showed that eight percent of recent home buyers had household incomes of $200,000.00 or more. On average, ten percent of these buyers purchased homes for $500,000.00 or more. Given the number of homes that have been recently built, it’s interesting to learn a bit more about single-family home constructions.

In 2015, for example, 648,000 single-family homes were completed. Here are just a few details about the number of homes that contained these features:

  • Two or fewer bedrooms: 66,000
  • Four or more bedrooms: 282,000
  • Patio and a porch: 183,000
  • Patio and a deck: 14,000

When it comes to the type of homes being bought, many buyers like to have a choice of floor plans and Continue reading

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I'm Allison Plank, and this is my blog, Family Issues Online. As a recent divorcee and single mom to my 3-year-old, my life revolves around my daughter. I started this website to help families through their issues. I hope you enjoy the site, learn a few things or maybe teach a few :) Feel free to comment on topics that interest you, and ask some questions of your own!

Living Room Furniture Can Help You Project Your Personality

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You have purchased and installed new appliances for the kitchen. You have replaced the carpet and refinished the wood flooring throughout the house. You have even updated the tile in the master bath. When you look at your house, however, it still seems to be lacking. Lacking the color that you need to add excitement to the kitchen. Lacking the comfort that you need to create an inviting living room. You realize now that in addition to the cosmetic changes you have made to the flooring and the updates that you have made to the appliances, what you really need is to do some furniture shopping.
Custom furniture in the kitchen, for instance, might include a table with a bench and four other chairs. This would allow you to make the best use of the space where your current family eats. Continue reading

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I'm Allison Plank, and this is my blog, Family Issues Online. As a recent divorcee and single mom to my 3-year-old, my life revolves around my daughter. I started this website to help families through their issues. I hope you enjoy the site, learn a few things or maybe teach a few :) Feel free to comment on topics that interest you, and ask some questions of your own!

The Organization Industry Offers a Number of Products That Help People Update Their Space

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Many people decide that the new year is the perfect time to make sure that they have everything organized and everything in its place. From storage and organization furniture for the home to scrapbook room storage, a growing number of Americans use the beginning of the year to make sure that they have plans in place to start the new year off right.
Fortunately, the latest trends in storage and organization furniture come in a number of colors and styles. Whether you want to buy white bookcases to match the trim in your laundry room or you want to find Continue reading

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I'm Allison Plank, and this is my blog, Family Issues Online. As a recent divorcee and single mom to my 3-year-old, my life revolves around my daughter. I started this website to help families through their issues. I hope you enjoy the site, learn a few things or maybe teach a few :) Feel free to comment on topics that interest you, and ask some questions of your own!

The New Hybrid Medical Center Emergency-Trained and Urgent Care Doctors Under the Same Roof

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The United States’ hospital emergency rooms continue to be over-crowded with patients waiting to be seen for non-life-threatening conditions, such as minor injuries and illnesses. Recent figures show that there are roughly 110 million visits made to the country’s emergency rooms on an annual basis. While a large percentage of these visits are obviously necessary, some of the issues that people present with at hospital emergency rooms could easily be addressed at an urgent medical care center instead.

Over recent years, there have been several studies that have explored this issue in great detail. A private study conducted by Milliman, for example, showed that roughly 44% to 65% of the Continue reading

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I'm Allison Plank, and this is my blog, Family Issues Online. As a recent divorcee and single mom to my 3-year-old, my life revolves around my daughter. I started this website to help families through their issues. I hope you enjoy the site, learn a few things or maybe teach a few :) Feel free to comment on topics that interest you, and ask some questions of your own!

How to Choose a Roof for Your Business

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How on earth do you choose the best kind of roof for your needs? It probably seems like the options are endless, but there are some things to consider that will help you make the decision. Commercial roofers can provide you with a wide variety of options, and here are some of the factors they consider when making a recommendation to businesses like yours:

When to Use Shingle Roofs

These are the most classic roofing styles. If you are going for a classical look on your business, school, or government building, shingle might just be the way to go. You can get shingle roofs in a lot of different styles and colors as well, and commercial roofers can let you know what options are available for you. Shingle roofing also works well if the slope of your building is steep, and it’s one of the easiest Continue reading

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I'm Allison Plank, and this is my blog, Family Issues Online. As a recent divorcee and single mom to my 3-year-old, my life revolves around my daughter. I started this website to help families through their issues. I hope you enjoy the site, learn a few things or maybe teach a few :) Feel free to comment on topics that interest you, and ask some questions of your own!

Buying Cotton Products? 6 Reasons to Go Organic

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More and more consumers around the world are interested in the social and environmental impact of the products they buy. At least one third of all shoppers pay attention to this when they are selecting items to purchase, according to research conducted by Unilever. When asked, at least 38% of millennials admitted they “respond positively” to brands that are more friendly to the environment. If you are looking to buy organic bedding, organic towels organic robes or other products, there are good reasons to do so.

  1. Your items will be free of harmful chemicals. A full quarter of all pesticides used on the planet are used in the production of traditional cotton. When you contrast that with how much is used to produce organic cotton, the health choice is clear. No chemicals, harsh or otherwise, are used Continue reading

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I'm Allison Plank, and this is my blog, Family Issues Online. As a recent divorcee and single mom to my 3-year-old, my life revolves around my daughter. I started this website to help families through their issues. I hope you enjoy the site, learn a few things or maybe teach a few :) Feel free to comment on topics that interest you, and ask some questions of your own!

Learn More About Home Refinancing and Financing From an Experienced Mortgage Broker

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Whether someone is a first-time home buyer, purchasing a second home, or investing in a vacation home, there are a variety of opportunities available for prospective home buyers. Given that a recent survey showed 59% of homeowners wished they understood their mortgage terms and details better, it makes sense to work closely with an experienced mortgage broker.

In many cases, existing homeowners may want to refinance their home in order to purchase a vacation home or make another type of investment. When someone pursues home refinancing, the Freddie Mac 2015 Q4 Refinance Report indicated that the time period for refinancing does fluctuate. The median time period for that year was 6.4 years, however.

Whether someone is exploring their refinancing options or are working closely with their Continue reading

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I'm Allison Plank, and this is my blog, Family Issues Online. As a recent divorcee and single mom to my 3-year-old, my life revolves around my daughter. I started this website to help families through their issues. I hope you enjoy the site, learn a few things or maybe teach a few :) Feel free to comment on topics that interest you, and ask some questions of your own!