Pool Maintenance 101

Pool Maintenance 101 Here in the Southwest, 1 out of 3 homes has a swimming pool! That’s a LOT of water to keep clean! Although many homeowners hire a maintenance company to take care of their pool, why not save your money for some great pool area accessories and ‘do it yourself’? To get you started, here are a few basics every pool owner should know. The Basic Statistics You know the make and model of your car, right? You also know a few basics: sports car or SUV, gas or deisel, 4 wheel drive or standard…well you need to know some basics about your swimming pool too. Year built size horsepower of your pump saltwater or chlorine filter: sand,  D.E.(diatomaceous earth), and cartridge Water Care Now that you have the stats down, there are some easy basic care steps to have under your belt as well. That sparkling water doesn’t ‘just happen’. Every crystal clear...

The Easy Method For Picture Hanging

The Easy Method for Picture Hanging In my last home, I had a FABULOUS idea: Have a photo collage wall! You know, all the kids, random shots, cute frames, perfectly placed. HAH! I tried it freehand and the results were, let’s say, NOT stellar! Some frames closer to some than others, a few frames at a tilt unless I stuck a wad of sticky stuff on the back, and almost NONE exactly level at the top–well I’ve matured in my MAD PICTURE HANGING SKILLZ!! If you love framed photos on the wall and have been hoping for an easier way to get this crazy task accomplished, today is your lucky day! STEP ONE- Decide on the photos, choose your frames, and look through a few catalogs or magazines for ideas. It’s always easier when you have an idea in mind before you pound a nail. Photos should compliment the home decor, not compete with it. SUGGESTIONS:...

3 Amazing Organizing Trips to Try RIGHT NOW!

3 Amazing Organizing Tips to Try RIGHT NOW! We all wish we could be INSTANTLY more organized, don’t we? *SNAP* your fingers and *POOF* everything in the perfect place! Well here are MY favorite tips to try TODAY to get yourself more organized in a flash! 1- USE HIDDEN SPACE- Bins under the bed for: Out of season clothing, shoes, boots, seasonal bedroom linens or decor. Baskets on shelves: For everything! Baskets are amazing! They come in every size, shape, color and material known to man! Use them to hold anything that’s an odd shape, or doesn’t look ‘orderly’. Here are a few great ideas: Line up baskets above laundry room cabinets for storage of odd household items that you don’t get into often, such as candles, special table linens or small holiday decorations. Use metal industrial-style baskets on a kitchen wall for mail, fruits and vegetables, or napkins and placemats. Two-Tiered wire baskets with glass...

Spring Break Travel Tips

Spring Break Travel Tips Spring Break Travel is the welcome escape from months of winter cold! Families, college kids and lots of hard-working individuals find getting away at this time of year just the ticket to propel them through a few more months of the ‘9 to 5’! Here are few great tips Miss MOXIE wants YOU to keep in mind before you hop on the plane to your fabulous destination! Prep Work– How’s the luggage? Wheels work. Zippers Zip. Handles pull out properly. Update Prescriptions. Purchase any OTC medication. Check your glasses! Make sure you have the screws tightened. Insure your important travel/ID documents are up-to-date. House Sitter? Print up any instructions, your itinerary, and emergency numbers. Set any light timers, have post office hold your mail, and hold your newspaper. Have any important pet information available. No House Sitter? Print a list of things to do before you walk out the door: Turn up AC, Turn...