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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

7 Summer Home Improvements You Can Start Today

There are lots of home improvement projects you can do this summer. Some are quite easy and inexpensive to do while some requires great amount of time and budget.

Below are some of the most basic ones that every homeowner must tackle as soon as the hot weather arrives. These projects are quite important to keep the house cool and function at its best this summertime.

Summer Home Improvement Tips


Repair any kind of damage

Inspect your home and check for any signs of damage that needs repair. Check your roof and siding for possible damages inflicted by winter storms and cold weather from the past few months. Give your attic and basement a visit and inspect for possible mold and mildew buildup. If you experienced water leak from the past months, call professional help so they can do a thorough inspection of your house and fix the root cause of the problem.

Clean gutters and downspouts

After the cruel winter months, expect your gutters and downspouts to be jammed with leaves and other debris. Clean them out to avoid untoward damages and incidents incase heavy rainfall occurs at the midst of summer. You can do this fairly easy but if you don’t have the time or the tools to do so, hiring someone to do the job is your best option.

Paint exterior wall

Give your exterior wall a face lift by painting it with a brand new color. Just make sure to repair any kind of damages and sand off rough edges before you start splashing the new paint color. If you are feeling creative, check out Pinterest and other social media sites for artistic exterior wall color inspiration.

Insulate your home


Check your home’s insulation and see if there are parts that need repair or replacement. Check your attic and make sure that its properly insulated before the summer heat takes its peak. You don’t want crawling at this space when the temperature is at its highest so better do it now as summertime approaches.

Check your cooling appliances

Make sure that your air conditioner as well as your ceiling fans and other cooling appliances is at their tip top condition. Test them out and see if they are running smoothly without any weird sounds or noise. If you notice something is not right, call for professional help immediately so they can be fixed before the peak of summer heat arrives.

Improve your garden and lawn

Start planting flowers, plants and trees at your garden or lawn. Although they might not grow immediately, planting them at the start of summer season could be very beneficial in the long run. Aside from that, gardening is quite a good hobby to have this summer, right?

Do major home improvement projects

If you wanted to do some major renovation inside your house, let’s say you wanted to remodel your kitchen or bathroom, summertime is the best time for that. With the dry weather around, it’s easy to move around and get things done.

About the Author

Ron is the webmaster of Apartments-For-Rent-In-Michigan.Com. He often writes tips and advice for homeowners, tenants and landlords. You can visit this blog for more information.

Modern Map Art Review & Giveaway

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I was recently contacted to check out the fantastically talented Modern Map Art. It was perfect timing for me because I'm in the process of buying a beach rental and even though it's coming partially furnished I still need a few things and to add my own "Crystal" touches to it.

I immediately started searching on the website for Michigan prints. Even though I complain during the winter, I still enjoy the changing seasons. Since the new home is going to be a beach rental, I looked for any place that was on the water. I decided that Traverse City, Michigan is one of my favorite places to visit and would be perfect to frame.

Modern Map Art

Modern Map Art is a genius. They take your favorite cities and places and turn them into beautiful maps for you to enjoy forever. Do you have a special place that you love? I almost picked the Bahamas because that's another special place that we've traveled to a few times.

I love the fact the maps are drawn by hand. So you know that lots of time and love are poured into creating these special pieces.

For me, it's not just about the place but the memories associated with the experience. When I selected Traverse City, my mind went back a year ago to a girl's weekend I had with my friends. 


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I decided not to hang my print on the wall. I've been seeing lots of artwork leaning against the walls as decorations, so that's what I decided to do with mine. I liked it so much it may not make it to my beach rental.

Here are a couple of frames you might want to check out for your Modern Map Art! 


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This frame is matted and would fit an 8x10 print perfectly.  For more sizes click here



I received a 16x20 print, so I used a frame close to this one. You can purchase it here.

Do you have a special place that you would like framed in your home? Well, Modern Map Art also accepts special requests. Also, you will find skyline prints, iPhone cases, and pillows. 

Mom Among Chaos has teamed up with Modern Map Art to give an 8x10 print to one special winner. The contest ends 7/10/17. Good luck!

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Monday, June 19, 2017

Target Deals This Week

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Yes, I'm a bargain hunter. I love finding a bargain. This week I've fallen in love with Target. I can't guarantee how long these deals will last so you need to grab them right away if it's something that you must have.

For more deals like these make sure you join Clothing Deals Online, Toys for Less, and Mom Among Chaos Deals & More!


Target Deals This Week



Victoria Beckham for Target Girls' Blush Floral Pleated Jacquard Shorts •
Victoria Beckham for Target Toddler Girls' Sage Green Cap Sleeve Glitter Dot Peasant Dress •
Merona Women's Ultimate V Tee • Merona •
Who What Wear Women's Crop Flare Denim - Who What Wear • Who What Wear •
Merona Women's Faux Leather Tote handbag with Removable Crossbody strap • Merona •
Sweet Creations Cupcake and Cakepop Display Carrier - White •
Merona Women's Handbag Jewelry Roll with Turn Lock Merona - Pink • Merona •
Oh Joy! Rainbow Stripe Embroidered Pillow •
Sony WWE 2K15 (PlayStation 4) • Sony •
Salt And Pepper Shaker Set - Orange •
Lava Lite®; Colormax Lava Lamp 14.5" Orange •
Glass Pendant - Amber Shade •
Oh Joy! "Let's Go" Framed Artwork (20x16") •
Oneida Stainless Steel 4pc Steak Knife Set • Oneida •
Wallies®; Crocodile Growth Chart •
Washed Wood Candle Holder Brown Small •
Threshold Gold Inlay Wall Mirror • Threshold •
NKOK Playmotions Robotic Beetle •
NKOK Playmotions Turbo-Top •
SpongeBob Square Pants String Decorations • SpongeBob Squarepants •
Entryway Bench with 3 Baskets/Cushions •
Brooklyn & Bond Dotted Diamond Duvet Cover Set - Brooklyn & Bond •
Beekman 1802 FarmHouse Davern Cottage Sofa Table - Off-White •

Are you a Target fan?

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Victoria Secret Rollerball Giveaway & More

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As a mom, you're always in a rush. I know it's that way for me personally. I treasure when I can just sit at home looking like a total slob. Yep, that's me.

So, I've been collecting a few pampering products for the Mom Among Chaos fans! Yep, I want to pamper you a bit.



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Victoria Secret Rollerball Giveaway & More

Here is a list of the what the giveaway includes. This giveaway is approximately worth $60.


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Victoria Secret Rollerball in Heavenly scent. This product is great to just throw in your purse and take everywhere with you. You can grab your rollerball here! I ended up getting this rollerball free. I'm a deal diva. So join Mom Among Chaos Deals & More & Clothing Deals Online for lots of great deals and freebies!



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Oola for Women: How to Balance the 7 Keys Areas of Life to Have Less Stress, More Purpose, and Reveal the Greatness Within You. I probably need to read this book. It was another freebie, but this one is from attending the Women's Show. This book is a 5-star book. If you win it, you will have to let me know how it is. Grab your copy here.


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Finally, your will receive 3 zip up beauty bags from Ipsy! They're ideal for traveling, pencil storage, organizing or anything that you can think of. We just have too many. I've been a monthly member for quite awhile!

So, which item are you most excited to win?

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Best Non Toxic Deodorants

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Would you eat a spoonful of toxic chemicals? Of course not, but that's what we all pretty much do every morning when we slather on our deodorant.

Not only do I rub those chemicals under my arms every morning but my two young girls do as well.

There has to be a reasonable solution to feel dry and not to smell foul. I've tried numerous brands of "natural deodorants" and haven't had much luck.

So, I decided to dig deeper and consult EWG for the safest deodorants that actually work.

Now, after spending hours reading reviews on Amazon. I have found that some of these brands are hit or miss. Meaning, what works for one person may not work for another. So, you may have to try a few before you find a good deodorant.


Best Non-Toxic Deodorants


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This deodorant is the first on my list to try. It has good reviews on Amazon. Yes, I make my purchases based on reviews. This is supposedly the best selling mineral salt deodorant around. It has no harmful chemicals and sells for cheap. I will make sure to update my review after I give it a whirl. Grab yours here!



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All Good unscented deodorant is perfect for men or women. After reading the reviews, people seem to have mixed results. So, you may just have to try it for yourself. Some people love it and other's hate it. It has 4 out of 5 stars.


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GreenLove has excellent ratings, but there are a few reviews that are stating that people developed a rash. If you have sensitive skin, this may not be the right fit for you. It is aluminum-free and non-toxic. Grab yours here.


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PHresh is a favorite I noticed of EWG. It looks like just about all of their creams appear extremely safe. I did see a few people did break out into a rash. I would have to personally get used to applying this product since it's not a roll on, but it's worth it after the reviews I read.

What have I learned from the best non-toxic deodorants? It may take you a few tries finding the right deodorant for your body. What works well for one person may not work well for you. 

Do you have a natural deodorant that you love?