Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Safety When Decorating with Candles.

I love to use scented candles in my decorating. They can be an inexpensive way to add warmth and beauty tp any decor. But they can also be dangerous because of the open flame and messy because of the dripping wax. Here are some safety rules for using candles that will make your candle experience a relaxing and safe one.

1. Read and follow saftey instructions! ... Read the label-- Every candle label contains important information about how to and how long to safely burn your candle.

2. Keep an eye on your candles! ... Always burn candles where you can see them and never near anything that can catch fire. Plus, by always burning candles in draft-free areas, they will burn slower and more evenly. Don't forget to blow them out when you leave a room.

3. Keep your candles clean! ...Trim wicks to 1/4 inch before you light them-- every time. Straight, short wicks make your candles melt evenly. Properly dispose of used matches and wick trimmings instead of leaving them in the candle. This can cause flare ups and cinders to fly out of the candles. If your candles get a little dusty between burnings they clean up gtreat with nylon. An old stocking is great.

4. Keep camdles out of reach! ... Watch pets and children to avoid candles accidentally being knocked over.

5 Decorate for safety! ... Candle holders don't just dress up your candles -- using heat resistant holders specifically designed for use with candles contains drips and melted wax and protects underlying surfaces.

I hope these safety instructions help you to enjoy using candles in your decorating.

Friday, January 13, 2012


The article written by Alonso Kramer

Recently my friend and I graduated from college together with our masters in business. We are of course very excited to get started working in the “real world” but first we are wanting to take a get away trip to really make a great memory before we have to start our real lives working full time. We decided that we want to travel around Europe for about two weeks. The first thing I did when we started talking about putting a travel plan together is to go to www.satellitestarinternet.com/ to get connected to the internet so that I could check out my favorite travel site Travelocity.com. If you have ever planned a trip to Europe having never been there you know how hard it can be to narrow down which cities you want to visit and even harder still is deciding what hotels you would like to stay in and for how long. Travelocity.com is great for comparing hotels and prices and also great for reading reviews about those hotels and locations. I always use this as my go to site when it comes to planning a trip.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Mark Montano: 2 chances to win today!

Visit Mark Mantano's wonderful blog for two chances to win a wonderful prize.

Mark Montano: 2 chances to win today!: I have two of these to give away today before the year gets too far along.  Just comment here and share on your FB page and you're entered!

Monday, January 9, 2012