Thursday, September 17, 2009

Window Cord Safety Month

I am jumping ahead a little bit with my last post on window cord safety but the topic is so important that I needed to get the word out.
Graber, a major window blind manufacturer is also offering a $25.00 rebate for every blind you purchase with the safety upgrades. That is a good deal for you and a great safety bonus for your loved ones. Let me know if I can help you.

Children and Window Cord Safety

Parents and parents-to-be have a million things on their minds when it comes to raising their children. But every parent needs to be aware of child safety, and this begins in the home.
Children’s rooms are the best place to start. According to child-safety experts, the typical focal points for decorating a child’s room – windows, cribs and bedding – also hold the greatest potential danger to a child’s safety.
To make sure your child’s room is a safe one, consider the following:
Window Areas: Never place a crib, playpen, bed or any type of low-standing furniture near a window. In exploring their surroundings, young children can accidentally fall through an open window or window screen, or become tragically entangled in a nearby window cord. Whenever possible, place cribs and furniture on a non-windowed wall.
The Window Covering Safety Council recommends you make the right choice and only use cordless window products in young children’s bedrooms and play areas. Owners and renters should replace all window coverings in the home made before 2001 with today’s safer products.
However, if you wish to keep your older window coverings (i.e., purchased before 2001), visit our ‘How To Retrofit’ at section for instructions on how to retrofit these products'

Product Innovations:
When it comes to choosing window treatments most consumers consider color, style, and even privacy. If young children are around the home, then cord control should be another important factor in selecting your window treatments.
Although today’s window fashions come with built-in cord-safety features, the Window Covering Safety Council believes cordless window coverings are the best choice for use in children’s bedrooms and any area of the home where children spend time playing.
In fact, cordless designs are rapidly gaining favor with consumers and decorators because of their “clean” look and streamlined design. Most traditionally corded window fashions are available in “cordless” styles through the use of spring-loaded mechanisms, battery- or motor-operated lift controls, or simple wand pulls. When combined with the scores of new fashion looks in today’s window coverings, consumers can pick from a wide choice of high-style cordless designs.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Always a special on at Wall Words

Every week there are Wall Word favorites on sale. Right now we have:
HP141 - Come...Gather...Give Thanks.
The font is 3” Redonda, the color is Matte Dark Brown, the approximate length is 43” and the price is only $25!!
We had such a big response to one of our Bonus Weekly Specials last month that we decided to repeat it! The Bonus Weekly Special is:

The Family Special, which features the family name in 3” size font and the year established in 2” size font.
The color is Matte Black ONLY and you choose the font style! The price is ONLY $20! The Family Special makes a great gift for newlyweds, anniversaries, new babies, etc., too. The Family Special looks really neat in Etched Glass vinyl installed on a mirror, too. Who is ready for Halloween? Wall Words can help you! Since Halloween in on a Saturday this year, you know there will be lots of opportunities to decorate. Wall Words has a great selection of Halloween items in our Halloween category, so we are putting all items in that category on sale for 15% off!! You can choose from our 7 Scary Words, witches, ghosts, all sorts of fun items! You can install your Halloween Wall Words on your windows

Look at what you can do with Wall Words!

I am thrilled to show you 2 of my latest Wall Word designs. You can do whatever you would like or whatever you want your walls to say.
The church chose a Bible quote and I was able to have it custom made for them.
The Christmas tree on the wall is going to an area nursing/assisted living facility as it is attached flat to the wall and is no tripping hazard. It is great for small living areas that do not have a lot of space for holiday decorating.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

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Outdoor Rooms and Loved Ones

Have you been trying to get the family together? I have attended family and high school reunions this year and just love keeping up with family and friends!
Setting up exterior kitchens and cozy outside seating groupings almost demand gathering and entertaining. Today’s outdoor furnishings and fabrics are sturdier and more beautiful than ever. Play around with sophisticated sinks and outside kitchen grills, lovely accessories including framed art and mirrors, elaborate planters, sconces, and even outdoor lighting fixtures, to make being outside more special than ever.
Go Neutral on seating pieces and tables (tan, ecru, gray, and deep green for example), and leave room for lots of color in your gardens, on your outdoor soft fashions, and in your yard art and accessories, letting them take center stage.