Do You Need New Furniture?

When the time comes to buy new furniture, you’ll want to consider your options carefully. After all, this furniture will become the focal point of your living room for years to come, making it a very important decision. If you are in the market for Grand Rapids furniture, have a look around to find the perfect match for your home.


Perhaps the main reason why you might be looking for new furniture is if your existing couch and chairs are dated. Nothing holds back the appearance of a room more than having tired, dated furniture. With that being said, buying some new furniture can quickly update the look of the entire room and will cost you much less than going through with major renovations.


We’re all visited homes with broken furniture and it isn’t a good look. When the leg is broken on a couch or the upholstery is ripped on a chair, it makes the room look run down and uncared for. Luckily, by investing in some new furniture, you can fix this problem right away.


If you have kids or pets, your furniture is probably stained and dirty. When you do decide to update your furniture, consider having a stain guard applied to protect it.

Frustrated Over Politics

One of the things that has frustrated me for years is how I have several friends and relatives that insist on talking politics with me at inappropriate times. I’m speaking about those people who have completely opposite political views than I do, and they are not open-minded enough to listen to any opposing viewpoint. They want to present their opinion as fact, and they want to shove it down my throat and get highly offended if I don’t immediately agree with them. They usually choose a time when we are at a location where checking facts is impossible. Usually in a moving car, or in a restaurant or other public place.

They have known for years what political party I favor, and they seem to make it their mission to insult and slander every leader in that party. I have asked them repeatedly to not talk about politics with me, yet they ignore my request. Very frustrating. If I could simply avoid these people, I would. I’ve thought about telling them I agree with them (even though I don’t) but I value honesty, and I really don’t want to keep hearing them tear down the people who I support with their lies.

One of the biggest stars in show business

I have been a fan of

Cher since her appearance with Sonny on the Ed Sullivan show “back in the day.” I have always felt that she had an abundance of beauty and talent. I remember watching the Sonny & Cher comedy hour, too!

I remember how heartbroken I was when Sonny & Cher broke up! I loved their chemistry! But, Cher went on to bigger and better things, and has become one of the biggest stars in show business. She appears to have an ageless beauty that is admired by men and women alike.Through the years I have enjoyed listening to her many hit songs, (I’m not sure which one is my favorite now that I’m older, but when I was young, it was “Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves) and watching her in movies such as Mermaids, Moonstruck, The Witches of Eastwick, and Mask. I haven’t seen all of her movies; life has gotten in the way of me having the time to do that.

Bringing Your Home’s Exterior Back to Life

Owning a home is a lot of work. There are many things that need to be constantly taken care of, and whether you live alone or with a family, it seems like there aren’t enough arms to get every task completed.

The exterior of your house is certainly a priority, but it isn’t always the easiest project to take on. Bringing your home’s exterior back to life takes time and effort and sometimes, it requires the help of a professional.

New Paint Job

A home can immediately be spruced up by a new paint job, but that isn’t a project that you want to take on by yourself. It takes a lot of time and experience to paint a house correctly, so trained painters can get the job done in a timely fashion. Once your home has been painted, it will look like an entirely different location.

Pressure Washing

Having your house painted can be a little drastic for some, so many homeowners choose to have their homes pressured washed. When you’re looking for pressure washing Pensacola has a number of businesses that can pressure wash a home. Once it has been washed, all of the dirt and grime will be removed and the house will look as fresh and new as the day you bought it.

The exterior of your house is the first thing your guests and neighbors see, so focusing on its upkeep should be number one on your list of things to do.

When we buy a new car

Hubby is interested in buying a new vehicle.  He has been spending hours researching the different vehicles that he might like to buy.

We have been discussing the different “hidden costs” of a vehicle, such as the maintenance costs (tires, repairs, insurance, etc.) as an important thing to consider for each vehicle that he is considering.

So, he has decided that he needs to do some Internet research on the cost of insurance for the different types of vehicles we have been considering.

Up to this point in time, we have always just called the insurance company that we use for our homeowner’s policy and asked them for a quote on bundling all of our family cars into a combined multi-car discount and homeowner’s insurance policy.  The reason we have done this is that I have “heard” that is the best way to get the best premiums.  For our convenience, we have had them simply deduct our premiums monthly from our checking account.

My hubby has decided that perhaps we have been misled, and is going to be checking out the other options.  My ideal vehicle (which I don’t even know if it exists yet!) would be a hybrid minivan that gets great mileage.  Or better yet, a hybrid conversion van!  I love conversion vans!  I have never owned either a conversion van, or a minivan, but always wanted to have one.