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Bounce Back: Ideas For Repurposing An Old Trampoline

Posted by on May 22, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Bounce Back: Ideas For Repurposing An Old Trampoline

Whether you’re upgrading to a new trampoline from a place like Tree Frogs Wooden Swing Set Factory or have simply outgrown the one you have, you’re probably wondering what you should do with the—now unneeded—contraption. While donating, selling, or giving the trampoline away are all viable solutions, repurposing the device is a great green option that can help the environment while giving an old trampoline new life. Here are a few simple projects you can do. Turn It Into a Luxury Hammock You’ve likely seen hanging beds advertised for hundreds of dollars at furniture stores. However, you can make your own for a lot less using an old trampoline. You can design the bed any number of ways, but the basic instructions for upcycling a trampoline into a hanging bed are: Remove the legs from the frame Wrap the...

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Three Fantastic Reasons To Consider Adopting Older Children

Posted by on Mar 3, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Although some parents choose to adopt children of a specific age, others are less concerned. In fact, for many adoptive parents, the primary concern is that the child be in need of a home and a good fit for what they are able to offer. Unfortunately, the fact that many adoptive parents don’t want to miss infancy and toddlerhood means that older children can sometimes be more difficult to place. If you’re in the process of deciding whether or not adopting a child is right for you, read through these great reasons to choose an older child or teen.  The Most Important Reason: They Really Need You It’s a sad fact that, the older a child becomes, the less likely they are to enjoy a successful adoption. Older children frequently get cycled through the DCFS system, hopping from foster...

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Affordable Adoption Options

Posted by on Oct 2, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

When you discover that you and your spouse are unlikely candidates for having children (from a medical standpoint), you are left feeling a deep loss for the child(ren) you never had. Fortunately, there are children who would love for you to become the parent they never had. Don’t allow your physical limitations stop you from becoming a parent, and please don’t let adoption fees stop you from starting a family. Do You Believe You Can’t Afford To Adopt? Adoption fees can add up to as much as $40,000, but did you know that they can also be as little as $0 (for some public agency adoptions). The cost of an adoption will fluctuate based on a variety of factors such as: the mother’s prenatal care expenses delivery and other medical expenses for the mother and the baby sometimes living expenses...

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What’s Under The Skirt Of A Victorian-Style Steam-Punk Wedding Dress?

Posted by on Sep 22, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Are you having a steam-punk wedding? Do you want to dress just as they did in the Victorian era? Start building your underwear collection now, because you might be surprised by just how many layers of material women of the 1800s wore under their dresses. Fortunately, your wedding will last but a single day (a very special day, mind you); so if Victorian era clothing is what you want, then Victorian era clothing ye shall have — read on for a list of everything you’ll need between your skin and your dress. Your local shops, like Bridal Elegance, may even be able to help. Layer 1 – Bloomers When your special day arrives, you’ll begin your dressing ritual with a pair of bloomers. These knee-length, plain cotton pants are split at the crotch so that, once your ensemble is...

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