A Guide To Decorating Your Nursery With Wall Stickers

If you are expecting a baby, chances are that you have been thinking about the nursery a lot. There is not much you can do to prepare for parenthood, other than to read a lot and get advice from others that have been there. Setting up the nursery is something that you can control, and it helps you to feel more prepared for your little one. You'll be busy once the baby gets home, so it makes sense to get the room ready before you go into labor. You can also show off your creative side when it comes to the decor, picking a theme and basing your baby's early years around it.

Stickerscape came about when decorating a nursery, and it has grown over the years. We've been amazed at how some of the themes and decor in these rooms has come together. 

As you plan your baby's nursery, these tips will help you incorporate wall stickers into your design scheme.



1. Have A Focal Point

What do you think of when you hear the words "wall stickers"? We aren't referring to the stickers that you used in your youth. A quality wall sticker mimics the look of a painted mural. The biggest difference is that it is much quicker to put on the wall, and you can also take it off when you are ready to switch up the decor. Large wall stickers are particularly amazing, and you can put one on your wall and turn it into a focal point for the nursery. You'll love it and your baby will too. Not only does it look nice, but it can also set the stage for imaginative play. Think, for example, about your little one playing under a spaceship or a large oak tree. 

In fact, our Woodland Trees are very popular and have been the focal point of many nurseries. There are so many ways to use the Woodland Tree, and it coordinates perfectly with the other Woodland Friends stickers.

This theme works well for either boys or girls. It comes in particularly handy when a brother and a sister are sharing a room! You can transform the space into something youthful and whimsical that both children can relate to. 

Another collection that is popular is the Classic Woodland collection. With trees, foxes and squirrels, you really can't go wrong. There are plenty of opportunities to pick a large sticker that can serve as your focal point. Once you get the printed acrylic sticker on the wall, you will be amazed at the difference it makes in your room. Once you have your focal point, you can then add small touches that coordinate with your theme. We carry some accessories as well, so the sky really is the limit when it comes to what you can do with the room. 

2. Incorporate The Stickers Into The Nighttime Routine

We've heard time and time again how our customers love to incorporate their stickers into their little one's bedtime routine, and it warms our heart. The stickers are larger than life, and children really relate to them. Some tell the characters goodnight, others make up short stories about what the animals did that day, and so much more.

Once you have your nursery set up the way you'd like, encourage your child to say goodnight to the characters. Doing so helps foster a sense of security and comfort in their space. When they get bigger, you can use the stickers in other ways as well. For example, put up the ABC stickers and teach your child to identify the alphabet. They are available in different sizes so you can make the stickers fit your space perfectly.

3. Pick Something That Works For Boys And Girls

If you do not know what you are having, select a theme that will work for boys or girls. Even if you do know the theme, you may want to do this anyway, particularly if you plan to have more children in the future. That way, you don't have to make drastic changes to a room you love just because your second child is a girl while your first was a boy. 

A little more than forty percent of people do not know the sex of their baby when they are setting up a nursery. A lot of the products on the market are heavily skewed to either a boy or a girl, which can be exasperating when you simply want to get organized. Our wall stickers can work for either gender, which is refreshing. We have both themes and single stickers that are gender neutral. For example, there are watercolor wall stickers that make a statement and look perfect in any type of nursery.

4. Personalize The Space

You can wait to put up your stickers until your little one arrives if you would like. Doing so allows you to see his or her personality and find out the gender, too (if you haven't already). The nice thing about wall stickers is that they are quick to apply on the walls. You do not have to worry about paint fumes or anything else, so you can literally put them up right before the baby goes to sleep one night if you want.

A personalized wall sticker is a nice touch once you settle on the baby's name. It often gives a room that finished look that many people are searching for.

5. Do Not Leave Anyone Out

Do you have another child at home as well? It is not easy introducing a new baby into the family. There is a lot of adjustment that the older child has to go through. They may feel left out when so much of the attention is focused on the new arrival.

Many times, the older child gets a new "big kid" room ahead of the baby's arrival. Consider picking up a few stickers just for them. It customizes their space and helps them to feel included in all the excitement. Depending on their age, the older child may also be able to help pick out a few things for their room. That makes the transition easier, particularly if they are not excited about leaving their former space. Of course, wall stickers are a lot of fun, even if your child is not moving out of their bedroom and into a new one. Choosing one can simply be something special for the big brother or sister. 

Hopefully, you can now picture how you want to use wall stickers in your little one's nursery. You can use as many or as few as you would like to create the nursery of your dreams. Regardless of what you are picturing for your space, there is a little something for everyone. Take your time looking through the options. Keep in mind that one of the things we enjoy the most is customer feedback; we love to hear what you have done with your wall stickers, so please do not hesitate to drop us a line and tell us more about your ideas.

20 Tips to Help Clear Acne

Acne is something that most of us have had to deal with at some point in our lives. Here are a few tips to help clear acne breakouts when they happen.



20. Apple cider vinegar will work as a toner and help in clearing your skin by ensuring the Ph level is balanced. You should consider taking one tablespoon every day in order to cure acne from the inside out.

19. Crushing up garlic then mixing it with water, then taking a washcloth and dampening it, and then washing the areas of the face that experience break out will help. This is because it is an antibacterial solution.

18. Honey is a natural antibacterial agent. Take a dab of honey and place on the pimple before going to bed, and you will notice the problem becomes smaller the next morning you wake up.

17. Another anti-inflammatory you can easily find is mint, crushing mint leaves on a red or using mint oil over the area that has been affected will help in soothing it.

16. Increasing your fiber intake will help in digestion, and this means the body is in a good position to properly process food and this has a positive effect on the skin. Some foods that are rich in fiber include vegetables, fruits, and whole grains.

15. Limit your intake of dairy products such as cheese and milk. Today, many animals are being fed hormones in order to increase production, and this means the cheese or milk you are consuming could contain hormones. This is not good for you because these hormones can easily cause a hormonal imbalance (example being when you get your period).

14. Aloe Vera and Lavender oil can help in minimizing acne scars according to Singapore Dore Aesthetics.

13. You can make a fantastic hydrating mask by using plain yogurt. Apply a layer on the skin and wash after fifteen minutes.

12. Take biotin supplement it can help the body in regenerating skin cells faster, and this means the skin is able to clear faster. The bonus is that it will help your hair and nails grow faster.

11. If there are any beauty products that cause breakouts, consider talking to a doctor so that they can check if you are allergic to gluten or any ingredient in the product that is causing skin irritation.

10. Slice a tomato then place it over your face. This will allow the juice to act as astringent breaking up oil and dirt.

9. If you find that your favorite baseball cap is the cause of pimples on the forehead, then the best thing to do is putting it in the dishwasher. Your forehead will also get the chance to breathe as it is washing.

8. Start by washing your hands before you wash the face. Starting with the face directly with oil and dirt in your hands will beat the whole point of cleansing the face.

7.Dark spots can take up to four months before they heal, so it is important to continue with the dark spot corrector consistently until you start seeing results. Never be discouraged!

6. If your acne is as a result of hormones, then you should consider using salicylic acid cleanser over the entire face instead of spot treating, which you should try avoiding.

5. Caffeine has been shown to trigger acne, cutting back on your intake of coffee (especially if you usually add a lot of sugar) will help you.

4. When buying makeup and moisturizer, go for non-comedogenic because it will help you avoid breakouts.

3. Another way to clear your skin is reducing your alcohol intake, this is because drinking alcohol is the same as drinking sugar (especially mixed drinks)

2. Avoid lingering when you take a hot shower. This is because heat will dry out the skin, leaving it dehydrated and flaky.

1. Once you have tried out every trick out there and it doesn’t seem to work, consider seeing a dermatologist.

5 Signs Your Furnace Needs Repair

You may not give your home’s heating unit much thought until it needs repairing. While the average lifespan of most furnaces is anywhere from fifteen to 25 years, the decision to replace a furnace is one that is typically made in haste after the existing furnace breaks down. However, not all malfunctions mean you need to replace your furnace, and many issues can be fixed with a same-day repair. If you are vigilant and pay close attention to your home’s heating unit, you may even be able to catch breakdowns before they occur by learning the signs of an imminent malfunction.

1.      Weak Air Flow  


When your furnace kicks on, the air flow from the vents should be noticeable. When the flow is weak, this could be a sign that the unit’s belts or fan is giving out and might need replacing. If the air flow weakens generally over time, this is usually a sign of a faulty fan, especially if the lack of flow comes with strange noises you have never heard your furnace make in the past. Note where the air flow seems weakest, and then notify your furnace repairperson upon his or her arrival.

2.      Furnace Turns Off and On Constantly


During a normal heating cycle, a furnace will turn on, ignite, and then the blowers will push warm air into your home until the internal temperature you have set is reached. Once that occurs, the unit should shut off until the temperature falls below the setting on your thermostat. However, if your unit starts to turn off and on almost constantly, this could be a sign that something is not working as it should.

When a furnace turns off before it heats the room to a pre-set temperature, this is known as short cycling and can sometimes be an issue when a furnace is the wrong size for a home. It may also be the result of a faulty flame sensor, which can be repaired by a qualified heating repair company. Try to gauge how often your unit is turning off and on so you can let the tech know exactly what is happening.

3.      You Notice Odd Sounds


When a furnace operates normally, it makes a variety of noises that you are probably familiar with, such as the sound of ignition or the end of a heat cycle. However, if you notice new, strange noises during a cycle that includes banging, buzzing, or twanging, this could be a sign of broken ductwork or an issue with the fan. If a foreign object becomes lodged in the fan, this could cause the motor to burn out. As such, you may want to shut the unit down until a repair person can come inspect it.

4.      Increased Heating Bills  


When you have an energy-efficient furnace, your heating bills may be predictable from one month to the next. However, if you notice a large jump in what it costs to heat your home, a malfunctioning furnace may be to blame. When your heater does not heat your home with efficiency, it could cause your energy bills to rise. Since this can also be a sign that you are wasting fuel and heat, it is wise to call a company that specializes in furnace repairs as soon as possible.

5.      Uneven Heating


When a heater slows down in such a way that you do not notice it, it may cause the rooms in your home to heat unevenly. Some rooms may be much colder than others, while others might be receiving more heat than usual. If you notice a difference in heat from room to room, this may be a malfunctioning fan or a failing fan motor, and you may want to have it replaced quickly.

With proper maintenance and tune-ups, your furnace can last for years. However, when problems do occur, having them repaired by a certified heating technician can extend the life of the unit and give you extra years of problem-free heating. 

Find a Professional to Help Restore Your Home After a Fire


There are many different fire restoration contractors to choose from. It is imperative to look for a company that has experience and a good reputation when it comes to something as serious as fire restoration. Along with improving the appearance of your home, you also need to keep your safety in mind as well. Professionals will be able to inspect your property to make sure that it is safe for you to come back to after a fire emergency has occurred. 


Look for Structural Damage
A fire can cause serious structural damage, but professionals can check out your property to see what needs to be done. You can count on fire restoration specialists to make your home not only look as good as new but to be as safe and sound as it was when it was first built. 

Get Rid of Smoke Damage
Smoke damage can be seen and smelt. Professionals will have the right tools and equipment needed to get rid of the look and odors that come with this type of damage. Soot coatings, smoke stains, and more will need to be taken care of before you can go back to your property for any length of time. You should be able to return to a fresh smelling place that shows no signs of smoke or fire damage. You can feel good about returning to your property and seeing it in its pre-loss condition. 

Water Damage
Although water is needed to put out the flames, it can also leave behind destruction in its path. Water can flood your home or business damaging furniture, electronics, important papers, artwork, flooring, walls, and anything else that it touches. If the water is not dried up soon, it can also lead to secondary problems that will need to be taken care of as well. Professionals can help repair water damage and bring your property back to life. 

Mold
If water is left standing, mold can start to spread. It is important for professionals to find this mold and determine what type it is. Then it should be safely removed by experts who know how to get rid of it in the right way. 

Professionals Can Help
You can trust fire damage restoration specialists to inspect your property and determine what type of issues you are facing. You may need structural damage repair, smoke removal, deodorizing services, water damage services, and more. A qualified company can offer damage assessment services and give you an upfront estimate so that you know what to expect. 

Fire damage can cause all sorts of challenges, but professionals can do what it takes to make sure that your property returns to its normal condition. Whether you fire was caused by faulty wiring or for any other reason, professionals can come in and make sure that your property is restored. You need to be able to feel safe in your home, and professional fire restoration specialists can make sure that you are as secure as possible. 

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5 Tips For Getting a Bikini-Ready Body

So, it is that time of the year you have been waiting for. You are finally done with your finals and the stress you had for months is gone. You can’t wait for that sweet sunshine, tan, taking beach trips and laying by the pool. But wait, you forgot that you were in hibernation this winter, eating almost everything in sight and avoiding exercise altogether. You can only notice that you have gained some weight when you get into your favorite summer bathing suit only to discover you look ridiculous in it. 

Regardless, the last thing you want to worry about now is your current condition, given you just had a hectic time with school papers and exams. If you're going to do something about it, which we recommend, then you may want to read the rest of this article as we are going to cover ways in which you can achieve a bikini-ready body this summer. By bikini body, we are referring to a place where you feel comfortable and confident in your body size. 



Cardio

Chances are you have been overlooking cardio workouts all winter. Cardio is one of the best ways to lose those extra pounds and stay fit. So, get into that workout attire and run, bike, jog or even walk for at least 30 minutes a day for four days a week. The weather is particularly better, and so, it is a good idea to go outside and enjoy the fresh air while exercising. This program is meant to be great - check out http://www.piyoreviews.com/

Drink a Lot of Water

Most of us tend to overlook the amount of water that our bodies require to function optimally. You do not have to drink eight glasses of water a day, but ensure you drink plenty, especially when you feel dehydrated. Water is crucial for brain health, clear skin and ideally leaves you feeling energetic and refreshed. 

Healthy Food Choices

All the workouts and cardio could be a waste of time if you do not watch your food choices. Stick to the primary food groups of lean proteins ( lean beef, chicken, eggs, and turkey), complex carbs like brown rice, whole grains, and sweet potatoes as well as healthy fats such as cashews, almonds, olive oil, etc. Avoid smoking and drinking too much alcohol as they both contribute to conditions that take a toll on your body. 

Focus on Full Body Movements

If you want to have that bikini-ready body, you’ll need to have it as active as possible. So, do lunges, planks, squats, squat jumps, push-ups and burpees on a daily basis. These static and dynamic workouts not only keep your body moving but prepare you for other intensive exercises like sprints and swimming, thus preventing injury. 

Add variety to your Workouts

If you keep doing the same exercises daily, your body will quickly adapt, and you’ll be hitting a plateau pretty soon. So, substitute similar workouts for better results. 

These tips will hopefully help you achieve a healthier, bikini-ready body this summer. Stick to your routine and observe discipline and you’ll be boarding the comfort and confidence train in no time.

A Few Truly Special Gift Ideas

No doubt, at some point, over the coming few months you will be invited to some special events and celebrations like weddings, anniversary dinners, and christenings. When you are, I know that you will want to take along a truly special gift. So, with that in mind, I have come up with a few, slightly unusual, suggestions.



Give the gift of a coin made from a precious metal

1oz Gold Bars from Golden Eagle Coins are an excellent example of a gift that is really special, as well as surprisingly practical. Giving this kind of gift ensures that the person receiving the present knows that they are really important to you. It really is a thoughtful as well as a precious gift. They will immediately understand that it cost you quite a bit of money to buy it for them.

Gold is a gift that keeps on giving. Years down the line, it is likely to be more valuable than it was when you bought it. As a result, it can act as a nice little nest egg for the person you gave it to. Potentially, it can be something they can fall back on and use in hard times. Selling or pawning gold is really easy. This is so, almost regardless of where you live in the world. 

Importantly, gold is perceived as being highly valuable even at times of crisis. In situations where the local currency has little value, owning some gold can be a real lifesaver. In an extreme emergency, it can be used to persuade someone to get you out of a set of dire circumstances. Or it can allow you to buy day-to-day items, like food when they are in short supply.

Unique homeware gifts

Everyone likes to receive something that is truly unique, which is why engraved gift items sell so well. However, this is not your only option. Not everyone wants to give someone an engraved picture frame, vase or something similar. Nor does everyone want to receive this type of gift.

Fortunately, there are plenty of other options available. You could potentially have a photo you have taken or an image you buy online turned into a canvas print. Or, if you prefer, use it to have a personalized linen or other soft furnishing items created. It is even possible to have them turned into decals that can be used as wall stickers or to cover items of furniture. The possibilities are endless. All you need to do is to go online and take a look at a few print firm websites to find out what is available.

Gifts that you make yourself

If you are good at crafts or art you could potentially make something special and give it as a present. As you can see from this article, there are lots of possibilities. 

You just have to be careful to make sure that the gift suits the tastes of the person you are giving it to. Plus, of course, it has to be well-made using good quality materials.

9 Fulvic Acid Health Benefits you Need to Know About

Fulvic acid is the big supplement for 2018 and is making inroads in the health industry - but why is this the case - we take a look at the positives of this supplement. 

1. Gives your body an energy boost

Fulvic and humic acid are excellent sources of energy for the body. Taking fulvic acid helps improve your body's energy levels for as long as you use it. The improved energy levels lead to better performance both at work and at home. 

2. Helps in natural body detox 

Fulvic acid contains some of the most potent free-radical scavengers and antioxidants. These aid in removing toxic compounds and pollutants from the body. The acid is also an organic polyelectrolyte that comes in handy in restoring and maintaining proper chemical balance in the body. Taking fulvic acid helps detox the body to the cellular level. 

3. Improves skin, hair, and nail health 

As mentioned earlier, humic and fulvic acid are potent sources of antioxidants, vitamins, and organic exfoliants. This is one of the fulvic acid benefits to people’s health. These provide nourishment for skin, hair, and nail cells thus improved growth and health. Consuming humic acid regularly can also help restore hair growth especially for those suffering from hair loss. 

4. Promotes Nutrient Assimilation 

Fulvic acid contains electrolytes and other compounds that promote easy absorption and transportation of food nutrients from the digestive system. The acid boosts the digestive systems ability to process proteins, minerals, herbs, and vitamins, thus good health. Fulvic acid responds best when taken just before or after a meal.

5. Fights Obesity 

Poor eating habits and depending much on fast foods can cause one to become obese. Poor nutrient absorption by the body is also a factor that can lead to obesity in many people today. Taking fulvic acid supplements, however, restores the body's ability to absorb nutrients from the digestive system, thus reducing any cravings you might have for excess food. Once the body's craving for nutrients is settled, your body starts to shed off the extra weight naturally. 

6. Fights Premature Aging 

Fulvic acid contains potent compounds that come in handy in rejuvenating cell, tissue, and muscular regeneration. This slows down the natural aging process. You get to enjoy a smoother skin, rejuvenated energy levels, and good health for much longer.

7. Aids in the Absorption of Mineral Salts (Chelating)

Minerals and mineral salts are essentially needed for various functions in the human body. We all get our supply of minerals through the foods we eat. Some of the minerals found in foods aren't absorbed as required, but instead, pass down through the digestive system and egested. Humic and fulvic acid supplements help prevent this by making it possible for minerals to penetrate cell walls for absorption. The process, also known as chelating, contributes significantly to mineral absorption into the bloodstream. 

Aside from promoting cell health, the organic electrolytes in fulvic acid help cells last a lot longer. According to research, these electrolytes are potent enough to revitalize dead or dying cells for extended use. 

8.Aids Mineral Absorption 

As mentioned earlier, fulvic acid aids in the absorption of mineral salts down to the cellular level. With many people today suffering from mineral and nutrient deficiencies, taking fulvic acid can help your body absorb more mineral salts and nutrients naturally. The acid also makes it possible for minerals to penetrate the cell membrane, thus ensuring your body gets the recommended daily allowance of mineral salts. It is with improved absorption of minerals that you can be assured of better health and other body functions. 

9. Improves Cell and Body Functions 

Fulvic acid is known to improve cell function and even detox to the cellular level. The organic electrolytes found in the acid helps boost mineral and nutrient absorption naturally. Health conditions due to mineral deficiencies such as magnesium, calcium, and iron can be controlled by merely taking fulvic and humic acid supplements. These electrolytes also help restore the body's normal pH levels and chemical balance, hence creating an ample environment for cell and tissue health. This contributes greatly to improved immune system, performance, and vitality. You get to experience more energy and performance from just using these supplements.

15 Simple Tips to Get Your Kids to Sleep {Infographic}

As moms, we know how essential sleep is to our child’s health. Sleep plays a vital role throughout childhood, in everything from leveling out the mood of a cranky 3-year-old to helping school-age children meet developmental milestones.

However, while sleep may be important for a child, sleep isn’t always important to your child! Getting children to sleep can sometimes seem impossible—how many of us have dealt with a finicky newborn waking up every hour, or a stubborn toddler demanding “five more minutes”?

While sleeplessness can sometimes seem like an inescapable part of “mom life,” there are many tricks you can use to get your child to sleep. Dromma Bed created a cheat sheet with simple sleep tips you can follow to get your child to sleep and make bedtime a little easier—for both of you.

15 Simple Tips to Get Your Kids to Sleep
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Enormous fun awaits you below the Great Ape of Pigeon Forge! But the 40,000-pound primate isn't the only star you'll see at the world-famous Hollywood Wax Museum. In fact, you can pose with the biggest stars, while learning about their pets, pet peeves, and accomplishments. Movie buffs, pop culture lovers, and everyone who wants to step into the spotlight with the stars will enjoy the fun, and artistry. 



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