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Month: January 2018

Real or Fake Christmas Tree?

I recently came across a blog about the question of whether to buy a real of a fake Christmas tree. The entry on the blog came to the conclusion the real trees were the best option. The awards was that this was an agricultural product and therefore better. I'd like to challenge this thinking. Real trees take a lot of resource to create including chemicals. Most growers readily heavy on pesticides and herbicides to grow the trees. (want to know more: go to http://forestry.msu.edu/extension/ExtDocs/xmastree.htm ). It also takes natural, resources to of soil and water. And lastly it takes raw labor to grow and maintain a tree that is suitable for the market. According to the article it cost $ 5.67 to create a tree (not including the cost of the land). Consider that you need to replace the tree every year and the tree weighs approximately 50 lbs. A typical tree will cost about $ 50 on average. That means that this will cost $ 500 over a ten year period and will produce and additional 500 lbs of landfill waste. In contrast a high quality Fake Christmas Tree , it will cost about $ 300 and will weigh about 20lbs. Less cost and less waste. The average fake Christmas tree lasts 8-10 years. But many people have them for longer. The web is full of stories where...

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Market Report – Monthly Sales November 2017 ARMLS

 Permission is granted only to ARMLS® Subscribers for reproduction from 2017 ARMLS® STAT – with attribution to “ARMLS® COPYRIGHT 2017”.   Sales are down 2.7% month-over-month.  The year-over-year comparison is up 4.0%.  Considering selling your home? Feel free to contact us for a free, no-obligation consultation so we can share with you our proven home selling process! No hype. No gimmicks. No nonsense.   Just Results!        ———————————————————————————————————————————————————— Click the button below to Subscribe to our Arizona Real Estate blog!   All images purchased and  licensed from Shutterstock , shared from YouTube, sourced from Vectortoons, or were taken by the author unless otherwise noted. About the Authors – Updated 2017 If you are considering a Traditional or...

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3 Best Ways to Make Money Online From Home

Have you been thinking of the best ways to make money online and earn some extra cash for yourself during your free time and you don’t have a clear cut idea on how to start up? You can do so many things like Article writing, Freelancing, Blogging, Internet marketing, Affiliate marketing e.t.c. Making money online is not very difficult, in most cases you don’t need to own a website or online platform, or even sell products. Depending on your specialty and the skill you possess, you can make money online through any of the following ways listed below and much more; 1. Freelancing. Being a freelancer is one of the best ways to make money online. Freelancing involves being skilled in a particular aspect, whereby people in need of your service can hire you to do a job for them in exchange of money for services rendered. If you are skilled in areas like article writing, photoshop editing, graphic design, website design & development, video editing & animation services and much more, you can sign up on popular freelancing platforms like Fiverr, Odesk, Upwork, Freelancer, PeoplesperHour e.t.c. These platforms provide the opportunity of showcasing your abilities, making it easier for people in need of your services to locate and hire you. 2. Blogging. For people with particular interests in any subject, you can decide to start up a blog...

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Market Report – Average Days On Market November 2017 ARMLS

 Permission is granted only to ARMLS® Subscribers for reproduction from 2017 ARMLS® STAT – with attribution to “ARMLS® COPYRIGHT 2017”.  Days on market were down 6 days year-over-year while up 2 for month-over-month.  Considering selling your home? Feel free to contact us for a free, no-obligation consultation so we can share with you our proven home selling process! No hype. No gimmicks. No nonsense.   Just Results!        ———————————————————————————————————————————————————— Click the button below to Subscribe to our Arizona Real Estate blog!   All images purchased and  licensed from Shutterstock , shared from YouTube, sourced from Vectortoons, or were taken by the author unless otherwise noted. About the Authors – Updated 2017 If you are considering a...

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Backyard Chickens Part 1 – Warm and Cozy

Well, the chicks have arrived. I went down to the feed store because they had told me they were getting the chicks in this week. So, I went down there and picked out 2 nice Araucanas. They are a nice, mellow breed that lay blue and green eggs. We already have 2 of them, so I thought I would try and stick with the same breed. I had picked up 2 from a neighbor, 1 Barred Rock and 1 Rhode Island Red. We had some serious roommate issues and those 2 left us for another family. So, I figured if I was going to do this again, I might as well share. Here goes. First off, chicks do not need much. They need to be warm and cozy, eat and drink, poo and sleep. To provide this, you will need some supplies. This is what I used: 1. Good sized box 2. Clamp light (60w-150w) 3. Mason Jar Feeder 4. Waterer 5. Roosting Stick 6. Piece of wood to set feeder and waterer on. 7. Pine shavings 8. A little newspaper You can use any kind of box. I have used plastic tubs, but this time I went with the cardboard. This one is probably overkill for only 2 chicks, but I like them to have plenty of room It is a little tricky getting the feeder full and...

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