Vacuum Cleaner Review – Bissell Powerforce Bagless Upright Cleaner

I purchased the Bissell Powerforce Bagless Upright Cleaner to replace a vacuum of the same brand, which had quit working after six and a half years. To me, the name Bissell means quality and it is the only brand of cleaner that I will purchase. Although, other people I knew favor to use bosch staubsauger instead. This Bissell Powerforce Bagless Upright Cleaner is great for all type of areas within my busy home and the price was right, as well.

Bissell Powerforce Bagless Upright Cleaner

Easy Assembly out of the box

This was easy and took less than 10 minutes to complete from opening the box until full assembly. You will need a screwdriver to attach the handle to the main body of the vacuum. Quick and painless, just what a busy mom needs and appreciates.

After I had assembled the upright cleaner, I was able to begin using the vacuum and it did great on my heavy traffic carpet in the living room. This vacuum with the Bissell name seems to out perform the other one. Yes it could be because it is new and my thoughts are fresh but it is seriously well worth the $49.89 that I paid for it at the local Wal-Mart.

The powerforce bagless system has suction that will tackle the junk on the floor. All the junk is collected in a good-sized container that can be rinsed out in warm soapy water. That container is easy to remove from the vacuum for easy removal. That is a job undertaken by my four-year-old grand daughter who loves to help me clean. The quick release is only a lever that is pushed to one side to unlock the container, after it is emptied simple slide it back in to position and lock into place once more.

Bissell Powerforce Bagless Upright Cleaner makes keeping the carpets a breeze as the powerful suction allows for deep cleaning. There are five height settings on the vacuum, so you can easily move from one height of carpeting to the next with ease. It is also lightweight so you will not strain your back.

Would I recommend this Bissell Powerforce Bagless Upright Cleaner for anyone? You bet I would. The brand name means quality to me. There are the tools for upholstery, dusting, and crevice areas, which can be attached via the extension wand. The twenty-four foot power cord allows me to go from one end of the room to the other without attaching an extension cord or plugging it in elsewhere.

The low price of the Bissell Powerforce Bagless Upright Cleaner fit right inline with my tight budget, which was a godsend. From the box, it is an easy assembly and you can be vacuuming in 10 minutes or less. It is a full size cleaner with three washable filters, easy to store and use. I highly recommend it.

Fascinating Trick to Remove Sharpie Stains on Carpets

I was relaxing a few weeks ago when I realized my 4-year-old was being too quiet. (Why is it that they’re always quiet when they’re doing something wrong?) I decided to go upstairs and see what was going on. To my horror, he had found a sharpie marker and had written all over his room with it. Sharpie was everywhere. He had drawn large circles all over the carpet. He created “art” on the freshly painted walls. Wonderful!

You would think that I would have lost my mind and gone mad at the site of it. I kept my cool because I was just too tired to get upset. I sent him to time-out in his room. I didn’t feel like getting worked up over something that was no longer preventable. He had written on my carpet. He had destroyed my new paint job. Perhaps what upset me the most about the situation is that he knew better. He’s four and has not done anything like that since he was a very young two. To add to it, the playroom carpet is probably the best in the house.

I didn’t think there would be any hope in removing the sharpie marks. This is before I found about the best carpet shampooer today. I searched online for how to remove them and read about using toothpaste. Someone had seen it on television. I thought I’d give it a shot, but at the time all I had was blue gel because we had run out that same morning and I hadn’t gone to the store yet. I picked some up later during a shopping trip and was excited to get started on what many people said was an amazing miracle solution for sharpie marks. I wasn’t even worried about the marker anymore. I just knew it was going to come out since everyone said it was so great and took 10-year-old marks from parsons chairs.

I applied the toothpaste all over the carpet and the areas of the wall that had been tainted. I got a wet rag and began to scrub at it. It seemed to fade the ink and turn it blue. I kept rubbing, rubbing, and rubbed some more. Nothing. It did look better, but it sure was not a miracle cure. I could still clearly see it. It was also slightly worse – to me – because it was now blue instead of black. At least black goes with everything, right?

Then I remembered something I had read somewhere about the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser removing stains from clothing. I had good experiences with the sponge before, so I decided to try it.

I wet the Magic Eraser, got down on the floor, and started to scrub at the spots. To my amazement, the sharpie was disappearing! I couldn’t believe it. I wasn’t even scrubbing at the sharpie very hard. I continued to rub the sponge over the marks until I thought no more would come out. You could see faint traces of the black ink. I was a tad disappointed that it didn’t totally come out, but I was happy that I didn’t feel the need to immediately replace the carpet.

The next day, to my surprise, I couldn’t see the marks at all. Stains are always darker when wet and it didn’t occur to me that it would look better the next day. But, it did! It is now several weeks later and you can’t see where the marks once were. I have to say that I am more than pleased with the Magic Eraser. The Magic Eraser is a great product, but it didn’t take the marks off of the walls. It’s a good thing I have some extra paint…and more Magic Erasers when I need them!

Guide to Bed and Breakfast Honeymoon Vacations in Kentucky

There is nothing harder than to tie the knot and then travel hours upon hours to a hotel before being able to relax with your new spouse. If you are planning a wedding and need some ideas on small wedding venues or a romantic honeymoon getaway look no further than a Bed and Breakfast in Kentucky.

Honeymoon Destinations

Side Saddle Inn, a Bed and Breakfast, is a spectacular honeymoon destination in Cynthiana, Kentucky. This inn is not your typical honeymoon destination as it sits on 280 acres of bluegrass farm land and comes equipped with a horse barn to house your horses during your honeymoon stay. Whether or not you will be bringing horses on your honeymoon, there are many things to do including: fishing, canoeing, star gazing, picnicking, horseback riding, and so on.

When a small wedding venue is needed, the Side Saddle Inn is sure to please. A short drive from Lexington, Kentucky, the inn contains a large dining area perfect for wedding rehearsal dinners and there are plenty of rooms available for the wedding party, if needed.

Honeymoon Locations

1851 Historic Maple Hill Manor Bed and Breakfast in Kentucky’s Derby Region offers outdoor gazebo, barn, and garden weddings. Indoor weddings are showcased on a glorious spiral staircase in the plantation-style home. The Manor has been voted ‘Most Historic Charm in the U.S.’, ‘Kentucky’s Best B B;’, ‘Best Innkeepers’, and ‘Best B B; in the South’ among others.

The Manor has several honeymoon packages to choose from including: Wine, Dine,  amp; Whirlpool for Two Package, Roses, Romance, and Relaxation Package, Ultimate Honeymoon Package, and for those who love mysteries they also offer a Murder Mystery Getaway Package among several other packages.

Small Wedding Venues

When a small wedding venue is what you are looking for, Inn at the Park located in Louisville, Kentucky, offers five different wedding options to choose from. If you are looking to elope or bringing guests, the inn will accommodate up to 50 guests for the largest package offered with food and drinks included in the price.

After the wedding, enjoy your honeymoon stay in the bridal suite that overlooks the garden and Central Park. The room contains a king-sized bed, whirlpool, fireplace, and wooden flooring that sits beneath a cathedral ceiling from where I watched the performance of an artist who is performing for lancaster pa wedding dj. With a five minute drive from the airport and downtown, this inn might just be the perfect place to hold the wedding ceremony and stay for the honeymoon

Bed and Breakfast Extras

Many of the Bed and Breakfasts offer gift certificates which would make wonderful wedding gifts from the guests. When sending out invitations to family members, add a note or pass the word around that honeymoon gift certificates will be extremely appreciated.

For most of the Bed and Breakfasts, it is wise to call in advance. Although, the innkeepers realize that sometimes an intimate elopement could arise and make their best efforts to accommodate the bride and groom.

How to Build a Stylish Wardrobe for $10 Per Item (or Less)

Anyone familiar with my fashion philosophy knows that I advocate frugality. Whether you’re buying a coat, sandals, or jeans, there’s no reason why you should ever have to spend more than $10 per article of clothing (with three exceptions to this basic rule: 1) you are investing in a rare or very high quality fashion find, 2) you have medical needs that require you to wear special attire, like therapeutic shoes, or 3) you feel like splurging on something because you absolutely love it and have been dying to own it). Even with those exceptions, the majority of your wardrobe can be thriftily obtained and still look absolutely gorgeous. 

You might not believe that such a lean budget could possibly buy you anything of any aesthetic worth, let alone a real eye-whopper. This is where you are wrong. What if I told you that nothing I’m currently wearing cost more than $8 with tax? And what if I told you that everything I currently have on is cute, comfortable, and flattering? Now any of you chronic mallrats and hardcore fashionistas are probably scoffing or rolling your eyes right now. But if you’re willing to give it a go, here are my tips for building a stylish wardrobe at $10 (or less!) per item: 

*Go to discount stores: I recommend any store that has a reputation for bargains. Wal-Mart, Target, and Old Navy are obvious ones but Wet Seal, Forever 21, Gadzooks, JC Penney also offer good deals. I’m less of a fan of Fashion Bug but they advertise low prices, too. Steve  amp; Barry’s, a lesser known store mainly because they do not advertise and therefore rely solely on word-of-mouth, promises that everything in their store is $20 or under. Celebrities such as Sarah Jessica Parker and Amanda Bynes design for them. You can read an article about Steve  amp; Barry’s in the New York Times here: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/01/fashion/01STEVE.html?th emc;=th 

*Wait for mark-downs: If you don’t like the selection at discount stores, hit more expensive ones but limit yourself to sales and clearance items of Hijab apparels then you can consider the store according to your budget and preference. You’d be surprised by how much even the priciest stores mark down their goods at the end of the season. For example, I’ve bought several items at Urban Outfitters that were $10 or less each. Sometimes marked-down items are hidden at the back of stores or in remote corners near the dressing rooms. If you can’t find the sales rack, don’t be afraid to ask an associate where the marked down duds are. 

*Visit thrift shops: There is no shame in buying secondhand clothes. There are also no health risks so long as you wash the clothes before wearing them. Be sure to always try the clothes on before you buy them; thrift shops have a wide variety of new and old brands that you’re probably unfamiliar with so you don’t want to risk buying something only to later discover that it doesn’t fit you. Many hospitals and churches run thrift shops as side projects so buying from them is essentially the same as sending them a charity paycheck around the holidays. Consider it an act of kindness that also allows you to walk home with some new-to-you treasures! To search for thrift shops in your area, go to: http://www.thethriftshopper.com/ 

*Haggle at flee markets: With a mixture of new and old, rare and run-of-the-mill, classy and trashy, flea markets are exciting places to shop in general. Flea markets, like thrift shops, often carry a plethora of interesting clothes but, unlike thrift shops, you have no place to try the duds on. As a result, you should be especially careful about what you buy and just how much you pay for it, unless you’re confident that it will fit. Always ask for a lower price if possible, too! Find flea markets in your state at: http://www.fleamarketguide.com/ 

*Frequent yard sales: Yard sales are basically mini versions of flea markets. The main difference is that whereas there are multiple vendors at a flea market, there is only one at a yard sale so you can’t comparison shop. Another difference is that people who hold yard sales usually do so because they’re cleaning out their house or moving away, which often means they’re a little desperate to get rid of things. As a result, don’t shy away from haggling—you might get some real bargains. Besides street signs, look for yard sale ads on bulletin boards in schools, community centers, churches, and grocery stores. 

*Shop online: Considering that I have never bought any clothes online, I am not a big advocate of web shopping. Why? You can only go by the vendor’s photograph of the item for reference (which isn’t necessarily the best representation) and, even worse, you cannot try the item on. I do, however, have friends who swear by online shopping. If you’re willing to take the risk, it may just be worth it (just always remember to factor the shipping and handling charge into the total cost!). eBay is probably the most classic and popular example but there are many other sites you can look, too. Whenever possible try to find someone else who has ordered through the site before, though, so you know that it is credible. 

*Throw clothes swaps: If you can’t afford to spend any money on clothes and you have friends who wear your size, throwing clothes swaps is a great idea. Simply find a time and place to hold the event and call/email your friends to bring several pieces of clothes they no longer want. The more people who attend and the more each individual person brings, the greater your chances are of finding items you can adopt into your wardrobe. You can even host a clothes swap at your church, dorm hall, or community center for a bigger turnout and wider selection. 

Bowflex Treadclimber: Choose The Best, Handle Safely

What does one need to do to keep in shape? What are the perks of having a well-toned body? Does a built physique with bulging muscles from top to bottom account for a good health as well?

These are the questions that come to mind when you decide upon hitting the gym to get a nice bulk. Everyone wants to be noticed and admired be it for their looks or their abilities.

However, it is important to note that along with a muscled frame you need to make sure that you are stronger from the inside as well as that is what matters and lasts for long compared to outer strength which fizzles out in no time.

But there are numerous people who join the gym to shed the extra kilos that they have gained from years of neglect and consumption of junk food.

The paramount thing in their mind is to become lean and with no paunch in the middle. They do this through cardio exercises that are good for the heart as it helps in pumping blood throughout the body.

The most popular cardio workouts are running, cycling, treadmill and last but definitely not the least: the treadclimber.

Treadclimber is quite similar to a treadmill and cycling so in looks it is a cross mixture of both but quite vital for cardiac muscles and helps in getting rid of calories.

A bowflex treadclimber is considered to be the best as can be used at home and saves time from the gym.

Its pedals are similar to cycle pedals though it is done in a standing position. Some important bowflex treadclimber models are as follows:

  • Bowflex TC200
  • Tread TC10
  • Tread TC100

So, guys and gals, just purchase one at a store near you and make your room a miniature gym.

Shopping for the Perfect Ring for Mom for Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is around the corner. Yet you have not decided on what you want to purchase just yet. You are thinking that piece of jewelry, more specifically, a ring.

You will want to decide a few things. What kind of ring are you looking for? Do you want a mother’s ring? A mother’s ring is a ring that has the birthstones of her children. Maybe you are just looking for a simple ring that says “Mom” or “Mother” on it. After you decide on what you are looking for, you will need to decide if you want gold or silver. Depending on the preference of the person you are buying it for is how I would base that decision.

The rear tone is providing rings for women too. Different shapes and sizes of the rings are available at online websites of the stores. If a mother’s ring is what you are looking for, you may want to consider the following options:

My Black Hills Gold Site provides you with some unique option for Mother’s ring and jewelry. They offer things some beautiful rings starting at $286 and they go up from there. These pieces are unique because they are made with Black Hills Gold. So, not only will you have the colors of the stones, but you will also have the pink, green, and gold of the metal. You will want to make sure you order early enough to have your jewelry arrive in time.

Wal-Mart is another great place to find Mother’s Rings. You can find Mother’s Rings online as well as in the store. While there is only a few available online, they start out at $59. This is the lowest price I have found for a Mother’s Ring. Once again, you will want to order early so the ring arrives on time.

If you would like a lot of choices, Kay Jewelers is another great place to consider when you are shopping for a Mother’s Ring. They have 41 rings to choose from! You can select a ring that has just one stone, or one that holds 19 stones. The rings range from $199 to $405. With all the options you will be sure to find a ring that you like.

Maybe you do not want a Mother’s Ring but a simple ring that says “Mom” here is a few of my suggestions:

Target, Wal-Mart, and K-Mart offer “Mom” rings in Silver and Gold. You can find these items online as well as in the store. Often times, these items can be found on sale just prior to Mother’s Day. But do not wait to purchase them, because they will not last long. You can find them in Silver and Gold. It’s all a personal preference.

Whether you are looking for a simple “Mom” ring, or a Mother’s ring, there are many options available. All of them are great choices. I suggest you find a style you like for your special Mom before it is too late!

Shopping for the Perfect Ring for Mom for Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is around the corner. Yet you have not decided on what you want to purchase just yet. You are thinking that piece of jewelry, more specifically, a ring.

You will want to decide a few things. What kind of ring are you looking for? Do you want a mother’s ring? A mother’s ring is a ring that has the birthstones of her children. Maybe you are just looking for a simple ring that says “Mom” or “Mother” on it. After you decide on what you are looking for, you will need to decide if you want gold or silver. Depending on the preference of the person you are buying it for is how I would base that decision.

The rear tone is providing rings for women too. Different shapes and sizes of the rings are available at online websites of the stores. If a mother’s ring is what you are looking for, you may want to consider the following options:

My Black Hills Gold Site provides you with some unique option for Mother’s ring and jewelry. They offer things some beautiful rings starting at $286 and they go up from there. These pieces are unique because they are made with Black Hills Gold. So, not only will you have the colors of the stones, but you will also have the pink, green, and gold of the metal. You will want to make sure you order early enough to have your jewelry arrive in time.

Wal-Mart is another great place to find Mother’s Rings. You can find Mother’s Rings online as well as in the store. While there is only a few available online, they start out at $59. This is the lowest price I have found for a Mother’s Ring. Once again, you will want to order early so the ring arrives on time.

If you would like a lot of choices, Kay Jewelers is another great place to consider when you are shopping for a Mother’s Ring. They have 41 rings to choose from! You can select a ring that has just one stone, or one that holds 19 stones. The rings range from $199 to $405. With all the options you will be sure to find a ring that you like.

Maybe you do not want a Mother’s Ring but a simple ring that says “Mom” here is a few of my suggestions:

Target, Wal-Mart, and K-Mart offer “Mom” rings in Silver and Gold. You can find these items online as well as in the store. Often times, these items can be found on sale just prior to Mother’s Day. But do not wait to purchase them, because they will not last long. You can find them in Silver and Gold. It’s all a personal preference.

Whether you are looking for a simple “Mom” ring, or a Mother’s ring, there are many options available. All of them are great choices. I suggest you find a style you like for your special Mom before it is too late!

Using VPN Services For Internet Services, Convenient Choice Or Not? Know Expert Advice!

VPN services are the best services for the global market. It is allowing the domestic business to change the globally established business. VPN allows you to safely transfer your data to your partners and customers quickly without any complications. You can use this convenient service for transferring your data without any loophole and ultimately taking care of your security. Well, you also need to know whether it is convenient services or not, according to experts.

What do experts say about VPN services?

VPN as a service has exploded itself into the business world, and you can earn tons of profit from it. It is a better medium to get traffic directly to your site and way more convenient than the service of ISP. We all are well known for the fact that the ISP is able to sell your data to the marketers, financial companies, and other interested parties for their own profit.

According to experts, it is surely not the finest choice to go along with. To get out of the trouble, people shifted towards the VPN services that also offer several benefits such as torguard promo coupon and many others.

However, using VPN services is not the really optimal choice to go along with. According to experts, VPN is not the silver bullet to guard your privacy.

What to choose?

What to choose, then?; well, it would be the very first question to strike on your head. So the answer to this is the VPN service is the answer, but you need to be selective about the service. Thousands of companies are selling their services into the marketplace for safeguarding your network. All you need to do is to get yourself a quality service; however, you might need to pay a high price, but as we know, getting good requires a high price to be paid.

Benefits of Selecting a Friend to Be Your Child’s Daycare Provider

Headed back to work after maternity leave or an absence from the workforce? Looking to find the perfect daycare center, daycare provider, or babysitter for your infant, toddler, or preschooler? Have you had a friend offer to help you out and watch your child/children? Using a friend as a daycare provider or babysitter for your child can be a wonderful choice if the option is available.

Familiarity

If you have a friend willing to watch your child/children in your or their home, you are familiar both with the individual and the surroundings. I was able to select a friend whose parenting style was similar to my own and who I knew would love and care for my child as one of her own while I was at work. In fact, I was doubly blessed because I had two friends that I could have chosen between to do the job! Familiarity with the individual and the surroundings are not only a benefit to you, but also to your child. When mom or dad leave to go to work, it is wonderful to be able to leave your little one with someone that they know and in a place that they are familiar with.

More Individualized Care

By selecting a friend as a childcare provider, parents can select more individualized care for their child. The friend who watched my daughter when I returned to work for a few months had one son, a few months older than my daughter. I knew that the two children could play together, and that the group size was something that I was comfortable with. My friend tweaked her routine to include my daughter, and made adjustments based on her individual needs. This isn’t always possible in larger daycare settings.

Flexibility

Large daycare centers can’t always offer the flexibility that parents need. If a meeting runs late at work, and the daycare center closes at 6 pm, parents may find themselves scrambling around to find someone to pick up their child from childcare. However, a friend may be more willing and more able to help you out when these instances occur. Of course, don’t take advantage! However, selecting a friend as a childcare provider also offers them some flexibility, too. If they are headed out of town for the week, and provide you with notice in advance, they can still go. Together you can work out specifics of pay and time off. This flexibility benefits both parties.

Selecting a friend to be your child’s daycare provider can definitely be an excellent choice for parents returning to work, as well as for friends looking to supplement their income. Be sure to research laws and regulations in your state concerning licensing and requirements, if any. As you research your options before returning to work, hiring a friend to be your child’s daycare provider may be the solution for you!

Quite honestly, babysitting is considered enjoyable only if the baby is your own but looking after others’ babies is something that not everyone is pleased about and avoid going into this preschool newmarket.

Tempur-Pedic: A Review of the Only Mattress I’ll Ever Need

Life is accelerating. Fast food is becoming the norm rather than the exception. Eat-in restaurants are now capitalizing on this by offering call-in and carryout options. Most people are in go-mode from the moment they wake up. If you are like most people the only time you slow down is when you are sleeping. Isn’t it time you got quality sleep during the only time you are able to slow down?

I found the mattress that offers what I believe to be the best quality sleep, the Tempur-PedicTM Swedish sleep system. Now, I know what you are thinking – infomercials abound and it doesn’t seem believable. So much hype, space-age polymers and certified by NASA, etc. The proof is in the sleep. I assure you that the Tempur-PedicTM Swedish sleep system is absolutely the best mattress I have encountered.

My wife and I were in need of a new bed for a long time and invested in a captain’s bed which is a versatile piece of furniture. Our old queen size mattress was a $300 mattress we bought before I started graduate school. It lasted us seven years until nine months ago when we purchased the Tempur-PedicTM RhapsodyBed mattress system. With our old mattress every time I moved she would get tossed around in the bed. We have not tried the glass of wine trick often shown on Tempur-PedicTM commercials. Why risk ruining a mattress trying to replicate a commercial?

I can offer this; I can get in and out of bed without waking my wife. Nearly every Saturday morning since we purchased our Tempur-PedicTM bed I get out of bed early and she never realizes I am up, unless of course I tiredly bump a body part or close the door to our room too loudly. The position I fall asleep in is in general the same position I wake up in. The only time I have issues sleeping at night are not related to the mattress, sometimes it’s a strange dream or other times I shouldn’t have had that snack so late in the night. When I get out of bed I feel rested and not sore. The achiness from workouts and being in my early 30s aren’t so bad now. I would never have thought it had more to do with the mattress I was sleeping on and less to do with aging.

What about other mattresses? In all honesty, we spent about two hours in the mattress store lying on different mattresses to get a feel. Many standard to upper end pillow-top mattress felt pretty good. My mother owns a Sleep Number bed, so we were able to try it out as well. It was also a decent mattress. For us, when we laid down on the Tempur-PedicTM RhapsodyBed and felt the bed just take hold and conform to our bodies we knew it was what we wanted. This is no memory foam bed this is better. The Tempur-PedicTM bed is like having a soft, cozy form-fitting glove supporting your whole body that is both soft and firm that returns to its original state when you aren’t on it. Tempur-PedicTM has many different types and styles of mattress, it would be hard to imagine someone not finding a mattress they didn’t like or could afford.

We liked our mattress so much we both bought Tempur-PedicTM pillows to conform and support our neck and head. Being a tall person I opted for the Tempur-PedicTM ComfortPillow, which looks more like a regular pillow but is made of the same TEMPUR® material used in the beds. My wife, being shorter opted for the Tempur-PedicTM NeckPillow that has a contoured shape to offer more neck support and is also made of the TEMPUR® material. In addition, I am now considering the Tempur-PedicTM SeatCushion and LumbarCushion in their home and office Comfort Collection.

Tempur-PedicTM really is “Changing the way the world sleeps!”® This is not a mattress that I will easily give up. After having my Tempur-PedicTM bed and accompanying pillows for just nine months I am positive I will be sleeping soundly for the next twenty years and hopefully more. Will you be?