Wednesday, July 19, 2017

The Top 3 Places To Live In San Antonio, Texas

If you are looking for a city to live in, you should look no further than San Antonio Texas. It is the ideal city to live, work, raise a family, and have fun. The surrounding area in the city boast of houses and accommodation that are available for purchase in various price ranges, providing you with many options and allowing you to acquire an abode in your budget range. Therefore, whether it is a downtown bungalow you are looking for or a luxurious estate, there is something for everyone! According to reliable reports, the average home in San Antonio that boasts of four bedrooms, 2.5 baths and spreads over an area 3,000, costs $140,000. It is pretty affordable to live in, isn’t it?
So, what is it about San Antonio that makes it so desirable to live in? Well, despite being a metropolitan city, San Antonio is one of the few big cities that still have a small-town feel to it. Without straying away from the topic any further, learn more about San Antonio, Texas by taking a look at the top 3 places to live in San Antonio, Texas.
1. Alamo Heights
Alamo Heights is only around 11 minutes away from the downtown area. Despite its close proximity to the downtown area, it is still quiet and tranquil. Home to many established families, the streets of Alamo Heights are crammed with an abundance of stores that caters to the needs and requirements of the middle-class and the affluent. In addition to that, the neighborhood also possesses plenty of restaurants, museums, bars and boutiques etc.  Purchasing a home in Alamo Heights doesn't come cheap; on an average, a home in Alamo Heights costs $500,000. What is the benefit of living here? Well, you get the opportunity to get a small-town feel in the midst of a metropolitan city!
2. Olmos Park
Were you aware of the fact that the high school graduation rate in the neighborhood of Olmos Park is 97 percent? Pretty impressive, isn't it? The homes in Olmos Park can cost anywhere in between $450,000 to a million and a half. What makes the neighborhood great? Well, there is an abundance of trees, large playgrounds, and less traffic in the neighborhood. In addition to that, the neighborhood also features a business district that is crammed with stores, restaurants and salons. Therefore, there is hardly any need to leave town. The average commute time from Olmos Park to the city of San Antonio is 16 minutes.
3. China Grove
The neighborhood of China Grove is located 12 miles east of San Antonio and is a wonderful place to live in. The neighborhood boasts a median household income of $90,341. Therefore, living there guarantees the opportunity to rub shoulders with affluent families. With fewer than 700 crimes reported per 100,000 people, the neighborhood of China Grove is deemed as one of the safest suburbs in San Antonio. The neighborhood features over 600 restaurants, shops, and entertainment options. If you are looking to move away from the hustle and bustle of the city, you should consider living in China Grove!

Monday, July 10, 2017

4 Natural Ways to Detect Pregnancy

A lot of things change when pregnancy happens. These changes are not just physical, but emotional as well. While many opt to take a pregnancy test right away to determine if they are pregnant, there are still those who would rather look for natural ways to determine if they are pregnant.

There are even homemade pregnancy tests that can be done to determine if you are pregnant. Before the innovation of pregnancy tests that can be bought from drugstores and pharmacies, there were such things as the onion test or the wheat and barley test. Now for those who do not want to buy the drugstore variety, they use some common household items such as bleach or toothpaste to test if they are pregnant.

But even before taking a test, there are already symptoms one can look out for if they want to check if they might be pregnant. While some women do not exhibit all the symptoms, most of the following can be experienced by women who are on their way to becoming a mother.

1. Nausea and vomiting – often referred to as morning sickness, this is actually one of the earliest signs of a possible pregnancy. But do not be fooled by the term morning sickness as it can happen any time of the day and not just in the morning. A lot of things can trigger these symptoms, from the usual food you eat or even your perfume. Some pregnant women opt to eat bland foods like crackers and dry cereals to stop the urge to vomit.

2. Tender breasts – another indication of a possible pregnancy is that a woman’s breasts will feel tender and the nipples will feel tingly. Granted, this may be a normal occurrence for women who are used to these symptoms when their period is nearing, but there are other indications also. Such as the nipples and the area around the nipples, called the areola may get darker. Some may also see white spots on their nipple area.

3. Urinating too frequently – when women are pregnant, the hormones in their bodies undergo changes, such as the increase of progesterone. This causes more blood to flow to the kidneys, which in turn results in the kidneys producing up to more than 25% more than the normal amount of urine. This may happen a lot especially during the first trimester, and also during the last stages of pregnancy as there is more pressure on the bladder while the baby prepares to be delivered.

4. Implantation bleeding may happen – while the usual sign that women look for when pregnant is a missed period, when they get pregnant they may actually experience a bit of brown or pink spotting around the time they should be having their monthly menstrual period. Although the truth is there are also women who get them at the start of their period, so it is important to know the difference between the two. To educate more women about this, here are 12 FAQs about implantation bleeding that everyone can read so that they can know more about it.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

5 Tips To Setting Up At A Craft Fair

It is normal to feel nervous when setting up a show at a craft fair especially if you are doing it for the first time. Setting up the inventory, creating a mesmerizing display, communicating with the customers, and taking credit card orders can overwhelm you. Fortunately, we have listed 5 tips to help you set up at a craft fair. Therefore, you need not lose your sleep worrying about it anymore.
1. Creating Inventory
While creating inventory, it is imperative for you to come up with items that are targeted towards people of all age groups. Therefore, you must have a variety of things. It is advisable for you to have a good amount of each item and not take custom orders. Of course, the items must be priced carefully too, with the price range varying from cheap to affordable to expensive. While at it, you can also create a custom bag to provide to the customers.
2. Importance of labeling items
You must label your items with hang tags in order to create a wonderful impression of your business; you can even add swing tags to the items. By labeling items, you can provide the customers with valuable information such as your contact information, the price of the item, information on how to use it, and how to keep it stored or cleaned. Let's be honest here; your product must be visually appealing to draw the customers’ attention. Labeling is, undoubtedly, one of the best methods of marketing and advertising.
3. Create business cards
An important factor that you cannot overlook is the importance of having your own business card. For instance, if the customers cannot purchase a particular item due to it being sold out, the customers will be able to order again if you provide them with your business card. In addition to that, the customers might also recommend your products to their friends. And, who knows? One of their friends might just be the owner of a huge boutique, who might, in turn, order items from you in bulk!
4. Importance of having a mock display
Prior to setting up at a craft fair, you must already know how you want to set your booth beforehand. And, you can do so by setting up mock displays of your booth at your home. You will be able to know how much space your booth will take up, how you can efficiently place the tables, chair, products, items, lighting and other decorations. Setting up mock displays will help you make your booth more presentable and less cluttered.
5. Rewards
You must have spent days and weeks planning, organizing, and shopping for the success of your booth at the craft fair. Of course, it is important to reward yourself and celebrate after a hard day’s work at the craft fair. And, if you were helped by your friends and families too, you must also thank and reward them. Simple gestures such as buying a round of drinks can really make a huge impact.

Monday, July 3, 2017

5 Things to Teach Your Children from an Early Age

There are hundreds of things you can teach your kiddo throughout their life, but there are a few essentials that enrich both their childhood and adulthood. While some dads might think MLB clothing is a must-have for their little sports fans-to-be, there are simply a couple other musts that benefit kiddos a bit more. Read on to learn the 5 things you should teach your children from an early age.

How to Read and Love Great Books

Literacy is one of the best, most precious gifts you can give to your child. The ability to read and truly love a great book will allow them to escape into whole new worlds as adults, when life and work get a little too stressful. Plus, reading together promotes a strong bond, as bedtime stories are remembered as fond childhood memories.

How to Show Kindness and Acceptance to Others

A day will come when your child will feel unaccepted, or even bullied, by someone else. However, if you instill a love of self and a love for others within your kiddo, they are better equipped to deal with the rudeness of others. And, for the record, kindness and acceptance are contagious. Therefore, when your child shows respect for others, they will likely receive the same respect in return.

How to Care for and Respect Animals

You don’t have to be a vegetarian to have a sincere respect for animals and all living creatures. Therefore, kindness and care towards animals is a significant thing to teach your children. There are so many news stories that detail animal cruelty, and you want your kids to go in the opposite direction. Teach them that love and care of animals is important.

How to Handle Financial Situations

Writing checks has become almost obsolete, but those financial aspects have been replaced with others, like doing math to balance a debit card or making credit card payments. Since most schools don’t teach everyday life skills, you should work with your children to help them understand finances. Run through scenarios, give them imaginary money for these situations, and teach them how to manage their spending and save their earnings.

Manners, Manners, and More Manners

Please and thank you are still bigtime components in teaching kids respect of others and respect for themselves. Go through the steps to help them become polite and kind, with please, thank you, excuse me, and you are welcome. Manners make a difference. And they are attributes that children will carry with them through the rest of their lives.

Use the aforementioned article as a list of guidelines or suggestions on what your children should learn. Remember to instill kindness, acceptance, and love, while encouraging a bond that lasts between you and your child forever.

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Summer. Since moving from Florida to Minnesota I sure have a greater appreciation for the sun and warmth the season brings with it. The only downside to summer is the cost. With 5 kids on summer break, everyday items start to really add up. Our food bill is doubled, I am doing more wash and dishes, and even our pets get fed more often (or too much) with more people around.

Summer is also a time for a lot of activities, from rides to friends’ houses, time at the lake, barbeques and more. Come summer I’m always looking for everyday savings and convenience. I can’t tell you how much I dread hitting the grocery store. 

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Save more, shop more. Another benefit of being a Jet shopper is the more you buy the more prices drop. Jet has incentives to stock up and buy more at a lower cost to you and you can even find additional savings using your debit card or waiving returns. As a family of 7, we are always “buying more” or in bulk, so this extra savings really adds up for us.

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