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Friday, May 26, 2017

Choosing The Right Furry Pet For Your Family

Choosing an animal of any kind as a family pet is a huge commitment, so you need to carefully consider what type of animal would suit your lifestyle and home the best. Once you’re sure you’re able to take care of an animal properly and can give it a wonderful life, you’ll have a new family member to make memories with, and it’ll be one the best decisions you’ve ever made.
 
Cats
 
Cats are fairly independent creatures when it comes to living within a family home. They are often likened to older teenagers, who tend to wander in and out the house depending on when they want to eat and sleep. This makes them excellent pets for families who have fairly busy days but are still able to give the time needed to feed their cat at regular times and give affection also (when cats want to snuggle; they really want to snuggle). If you’re looking for an animal to train to fetch your slippers, however, maybe a cat isn’t the correct choice for you.
 
There is always the option of getting a breed that is suited to being a house cat; these require more commitment, as they are inside all day, so will need to gain their stimulation through attention, activities and toys within the home. Whether you rescue a cat or buy from a reputable breeder, you need to ensure it has all it’s health checks and vaccinations at the vet’s before you bring them home; this will help to ensure your new pet lives a long and happy life with the family.
 
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Dogs
 
They are people’s best friends, however; before you even consider getting a pooch, you need to know that they are much like children, and require a lot of love, care, and attention. There are so many different breeds that are suited to an array of family situations, however; the most important things to consider are if you have the time and if you can afford them. When you’ve decided that you’re able to give a dog a loving home, do extensive research into the breed that’s right for you and your family; things to consider are size, how active the breed is, and how difficult they are to train.
 
Before picking up your new dog from the shelter, or breeder; it’s worth checking out a guide to dog health, and ensuring you have everything your furry friend will need when they arrive home. Book in with your local veterinarian, and ensure all checks and vaccines are up to date, and if you’re struggling to train them, there are plenty of guides online, or you can hire a dog trainer to come to your home. Dogs are a huge investment, but well worth it.
 
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Smaller Furry Pets
 
Rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, and the like are excellent pets for those who don’t have the time needed to spend with larger animals like dogs and cats. As long as you do your research on the best environments for them, and can provide them with their ideal surroundings, they can make lovely companions in your family home. Often, smaller animals are a good way to teach kids responsibility, and they’ll learn the importance of feeding them and keeping their enclosures clean on a regular basis. It’s also important that your local vet is familiar with your little family member, should any issues arise. Check out some amazing hutches for smaller animals here: https://uk.pinterest.com/search/pins/?q=rabbit%20hutch&rs=typed&term_meta[]=rabbit%7Ctyped&term_meta[]=hutch%7Ctyped.
 
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Outfit of the Day: Full of Purple


I know I generally criticize people for being too matchy matchy with colors but in my defense, the color of this LuLaRoe Irma is not at all matching ANY colors in the leggings. 








That being said, it still looks great together and that's why I encourage people to embrace different shades of the same color.








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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Blog Not Getting Enough Traffic? Here's How To Change That!

When you compare blogging in 2017 to how it used to be when it first started, the difference is astonishing. Of course, there are plenty of benefits as to how it has advanced, such as much of the content being of a much higher quality. But there are also plenty more rules and regulations that now exist for you to abide by, as well as more blogs out there to compete with as well. All in all, this makes blogging in the 21st century a pretty complicated thing for many of us to get our heads around. Maybe you have just started your blog and have no idea where to begin - or maybe you have been running your blog for a while, but still have yet to reap any rewards from it. Of course, getting into blogging with the sole intention to make money is completely the wrong attitude; and nine times out of ten, it won't work anyway. But you can still earn money from your blog on the side, providing the content is good and you are passionate about it. Plus, there's nothing more satisfying as a blogger than knowing that thousands of people are reading your posts every day, and interacting with you in your own little online community. Ready to take your blog to the next level? Follow these tips for success and watch it come to life.

Check that it works

This may sound basic beyond belief - but for anyone to want to read your blog, you will need first to make sure that it functions as it should. This means no excessive loading times, no skewed-up text or upside-down pictures... and certainly no redundant links. Anything of this nature simply looks unprofessional, and you will find that people quickly lose trust in your blog. Always preview any changes you make via your web host and look at your site as if you were a customer, to make sure that everything is working correctly.
 
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Be transparent

If you do end up being lucky enough to get involved with sponsorships or brand deals on your blog, then you will soon learn that transparency is key. Never assume that your readers are stupid, or naive - if they think you've been sponsored to write a post, they're probably right! That doesn't mean, however, that you need to make a big song and dance about it either. Simply write a friendly disclaimer at the start of every sponsored article explaining the situation to your readers, and they will thank you for it.

Use SEO

In blogging, SEO is often regarded as a bit of a dirty term. But really, there's nothing wrong at all with using technological tactics to get more visitors to your site. Providing your content is still of a high calibre, there's nothing wrong at all with engineering your site to appear higher in search engines. Learning how to write snappy titles can immediately make your posts much more clickable, and adding tags and keywords helps search engines direct people to you who are looking for something specific.












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How To Properly Prepare Your Car For A Sale



Whether you plan on selling your car, leasing it out to someone to someone planning to go on a road trip, part-exchanging at a local dealership or auctioning the vehicle, your one true aim is to maximize the value of it, so the highest profit can be made. To achieve this, you’ll have to give your car a thorough health test, an aesthetic revitalization, and modernizing it to fit into the market. You’ll look to minimize any flaws which will drive the price down and with a little effort your car can look and feel as good as new.

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Expunge the interior and exterior

The immediate interest of any buyer will the factored on how much they are attracted to the car. Nothing grabs someone’s attention like a clean glistening paint job. A simple car wash will remove the dirt and help it look presentable, but the real secret to adding value to the car before the interior and drive quality have been assessed, is to use professional cleaning products rather than the simple soap and water. If the paint has faded over time in certain areas, using a high-quality wax to polish the exterior would create a sheen that bounces light off in a pleasant manner, making it look more desirable. If you own a sports car or a supercar, it’s best if you enlist the services of professional cleaners that specialize in fine car restoration.

What different methods offer

By selling your car online, you’ll be judged by individual buyers who’ll be buying for mainly personal reasons. Their first interaction with you will be via email or telephone, so have a polite, patient and informative telephone manner when you speak to them.

A local dealership will pay special attention to the photos you take of your car. Make sure you give them every possible angle, from the roof, side, rear, front, interior front and back, dashboard, gear stick, cup holders, glove box, door panels, sunroof, leg room, tyres, wheel wells, brake discs, and engine. They want it to be immaculate because if they choose to buy and then sell it at their establishment, their reputation is on the line. The same goes for auctioning your vehicle.
However, if you don’t want to sell the car, but you want a loan which isn’t linked to a bank, seek to apply for an online approval for a title loan.

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What buyers will typically look for

The car with the basics intact will jump over the first hurdle cleanly, and one which doesn’t will create a reputation that all comers will stay away from. Make sure the tyres a properly inflated and there aren’t any nails or gashes in the tread. Equally important is the tread depth; it should be in between 2mm and 1.6mm. The basic electronics should be in full working order. E.g. headlights, indicators, brake lights, reverse light etc. A few minor repairs would go a long way. Simply buying some cheap car mats would smarten the interior vibe up. Replace any damaged alloy wheel rather than hoping no one notices; they will. Consider painting over little chips and cracks in the body work by buying the factory paint, in the exact color. Small flicks and hairline fractures in the windscreen can usually be prepared pretty easily with modern technology as rather than replacing it whole; companies will execute a vacuum over the area and fill it in with a clear binding gel.



 
 
 
 















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Start Your Day The Right Way

As the weather is picking up, our mornings are becoming brighter, and many of us feel less inclined to stay in bed. Unless, of course, we start our day the wrong way. We all know that getting up on the wrong side of the bed can have a huge knock-on effect when it comes to the rest of the day. Summer is a great time of year to really work on your mindset and outlook on life, if the weather is good, we can instantly let that have a positive effect on our mood. So I thought I would share with you some of the best ways you can start your day the right way.
 
Choose your outfit the night before
 
This may sound like you are super organized, but getting rid of major choices in the morning is a much better way to have a relaxed approach to the start of your day. So if you can, it might be worth choosing the outfit you will be wearing for the day the night before. We all have applications on our phone that will tell us the immediate weather forecast, so it shouldn't be a huge dilemma to undertake. It may present the perfect opportunity to reorganize your wardrobe, giving you a choice of comfortable dresses for every occasion or even a capsule wardrobe for things like work or casual days.
 
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Don’t be an alarm dodger
 
If you have no choice but to wake at the same time each morning, it can be difficult to accept when your alarm begins to chime. Especially if you don’t find yourself to be a morning person. However, once you hear that alarm begin your morning routine there and then. Snoozing the alarm can only have a negative effect as you continuously put yourself back into that wake-up state every ten minutes. What is the point?
 
Stretch your muscles as you wake up
 
Stretching can have a huge positive effect on your body as you slowly wake up for the day, it helps realign muscles to avoid aches and pains. Slowly doing this as you wake up ensures you engage your brain and your body to be on the same page.
 
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Avoid coffee or tea as your first drink of the day
 
Our bodies will be dehydrated from the night before, having had no new fluid since you going to bed, so it’s important that you hydrate your body with water as one of the first drinks in the morning. It may be tempted to reach for the strong stuff, but having a pint of water before hand will help your body wake up much quicker than any caffeine hit.
 
Ignore your phone until after breakfast
 
It may be tempting to check in on your social media or respond to emails, but try and avoid any contact with this kind of technology first thing. It’s important to relax and enjoy the start of your day, rather than be hassled or gain those feeling of stress from emails and the pressure social media can bring.
 
I hope these tips help you have a better start to your day.
 












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