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Wall Art for Kids Spaces from Home Room / 325

Wall Art for Kids Spaces from Home Room / 325

When it comes to learning at home, some of the tools we use are books, posters and art supplies. We use these tools because learning happens in many different ways and not all kids are the same in how they retain information. Using visual tools like flashcards and posters are one to of the best learning tools we can provide at home and in the classroom. Home Room / 325 has visual resources that you simply hang on your wall.

From human anatomy to numbers and colors you can find modern wall art with simple images. Whether it is learning to count or supporting a love of dinosaurs or astronomy, the prints are so engaging. I loved the Life Lessons quotes and have the print, ‘Feel the Ground. You are supported’ which is great for my office at the high school.

It is printed on responsibly-sourced materials  in a sustainable green printing facility in the US. They even have tutorials on hanging guides, but they are simple to hang standard ways. Every purchase supports the Children’s Hunger Fund, ensuring every school child has access to food. These make great gifts and decor to match any space. Visit Home Room / 325 to shop now. 


MyBevi Napa vacuum insulated, premium stainless steel tumbler

MyBevi Napa vacuum insulated, premium stainless steel tumbler

If you enjoy the outdoors – camping, friends around the backyard fire pit, a day at the lake – MyBevi Napa tumblers will be your new best friend. Whether you need to keep a cold drink cold or a hot drink hot, this stainless steel tumbler is vacuum insulated 18/8-304, .5 mm thick superior grade stainless steel outer and inner wall keeps drinks hot or cold for hours.

I love the deign for a comfortable grip and the colors. You can choose from pink, turquoise, black or white. There is a copper coating on the outside of the inner lining to make this tumbler effective in having your cold drink as refreshing later as it is now (or your hot drink). It does come with a splash resistant lid that would fit a straw so bugs stay out of your drink!

We leave our MyBevi Napa Tumblers in the RV and they are our camping cups. We camp in very hot spots and having these tumblers on hand means we can make ourselves a cold beverage and enjoy it for a long while. They look as classy as they feel. Shop MyBevi tumblers and other tumblers on their website and on Amazon. They are a must-have for all seasons!


Preparing meals is so much easier with my CUTLUXE Carving & Slicing Knife

Preparing meals is so much easier with my CUTLUXE Carving & Slicing Knife

Slicing anything in my kitchen has become easier that I ever imagined with my new Cutluxe Carving & Slicing Knife. I have had the same knife set for a few years and cook, slice, chop often and all has been well. Once I got this new knife, I am inspired to replace all of my knives because slicing is effortless now. I didn’t know how much easier prepping food could be!

The knife came beautifully boxed and the handle is stunning. It is a laminated and polished pakkawood handle that is triple-riveted for a stable grip that ensures comfort and maneuverability. It is easy to clean and stays sanitary.

More important than the handle is the actual 12″ blade on this knife. It is razor sharp and tapered so it slices a croissant like butter to keep its shape and slice a roast flawlessly keeping juices in place. The edge is sharpened at 14-16 degrees per side and is a high-carbon German steel blade. This Cutluxe slicing knife comes with lifetime warranty against material or workmanship defects – they really believe in their products!

Ordering is easy as they are available on Amazon.


5 things to consider before selling your home

Selling your home can be a tricky and stressful process without the help of a good agent and
some tips to stay on track. And while Real Estate Brokers like Compass pride themselves on
working with people to make their real estate dreams a reality, it’s important to know what to
expect when selling your home. Here are the 5 main things to consider before selling your home.

How flexible are you willing to be on the price?

It’s important to do your research and check what the price ranges are for similar homes
being sold around your area. Then compare those prices to yours and allow yourself a little
time to reflect on how flexible you’re willing to be on the selling price.
Remember, a great deal of ‘window shopping’ is now done online. What does that mean for
your place? It means there are many house-hungry shoppers who have set very strict price
brackets in their search engines. If you price yourself too high at the start, you may miss out
on the perfect sale.

A common real estate trick is to underprice the home a little, which creates more buzz,
attracts more interested parties, and bumps the price up as they continue to bid on your

Leaving sentimentality out of a sale

When it’s time to make a final sale, it’s important to leave sentimentality where it belongs –
as far away from the deal as possible.

No one expects you not to feel a myriad of emotions when it’s time to pull out of your old
driveway for the very last time, but adding sentimentality to a potential sale situation can be
the kiss of death.

Making the viewings feel more special

Each new home viewing is the chance to entice buyers into making an offer and feeling like
they’ve found their perfect new home. It goes without saying that a fresh lick of paint and a
good clean are important parts of the process, but don’t forget about making it feel like a
warm and inviting place to live.

Appeal to the senses – the smell of freshly baked goods, the crackling of a fireplace, or the
look of a perfectly set dinner table can all add to the experience of an open home viewing.
The curb appeal of your home

While many people hear the term ‘curb appeal’ and roll their eyes, it’s actually one of the
most vital parts of selling a home. And if you want to get the right price, it’s something you
need to consider.

What is curb appeal? It’s that very first impression a buyer will get when they see your home
from the outside. So paint those fences, mow that lawn, pull out those weeds, and try to view
your home with a critical eye. Would you buy this place based on how it looks from that first
step into your front yard?

Don’t lose sight of what your end goal is

Selling a home can be a tricky process, but if you remember what the end goals are, and
work with a reputable realtor, you can make sure it’s smooth sailing from that first listing to
finally handing over the keys.