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MODA offers tips on caring for area rugs

MODA offers tips on caring for area rugs

By Janice Howell, vice president, MODA Floors & Interiors, www.ModaFloorsandInteriors.com

Area rugs need the same attention and consistent maintenance as your carpeting, ceramic tile or hardwood flooring. Knowing what’s expected of you regarding their upkeep can be a determining factor in the type of rugs you purchase.

Although a handmade rug is a work of art, it’s made to be walked on. So are all machine-made rugs. With usage, as the top layers of pile break, (in most cases wool), the pile looks shinier and smoother, and with light exposure the colors look more harmonious.

Here are a few steps to make sure that your area rug ages gracefully, naturally and beautifully.

Fulton County to Host Information Workshop for Future Homeowners

Fulton County to Host Information Workshop for Future Homeowners

Fulton County residents with dreams of owning a home are invited to attend a “Do You Dream of Owning Your Own Home?” information session on Tuesday, June 26, 2012.  Future homebuyers can learn more about all eligibility requirements of the Home Ownership Program (HOP) and the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP).  The workshop hosted by the Department of Housing and Human Services Office of Housing and Community Development will be held from 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at the South Fulton Service Center.  The Service Center is located at 5600 Stonewall Tell Road in College Park, Georgia 30349.

Fulton County Residents Encouraged to Take Precautions During Winter Months When Using Space Heaters

Fulton County Residents Encouraged to Take Precautions During Winter Months When Using Space Heaters

Cold weather will soon be the primary forecast for local weather.  According to local weather experts, the month of January is the coldest month in the City of Atlanta and Fulton County.  Fulton County Cooperative Extension wants to encourage residents who use space heaters to keep their homes warm to pay close attention to safety tips when using the equipment.

Residents should know that heating an entire home using space heaters alone is a safety hazard.  Most people are not aware war that space heaters should only be used as a back up for the main heating system of a home.  However, according to the Department of Energy, the unsafe use of electric space heaters are the cause of more than 25,000 residential fires, 300 deaths, and almost 6,000 emergency room visits per year. 

Cooperative Extension offers the following safety tips:

  • when using space heaters be, sure to use newer models that shut off when tipped over
  • if

DEALCHICKEN: $49 for $110 from Laughing Rainbow Cleaning Services

DEALCHICKEN: $49 for $110 from Laughing Rainbow Cleaning Services

ATLANTA -- Make sure that your home is sparkling clean with Wednesday's DealChicken Atlanta deal.

For one day only, DealChicken members can save 55 percent on two hours of housing cleaning from Buckhead-based Laughing Rainbow Cleaning Services. That's $49 for a scrub down with environmentally-friendly cleaning products, valued at $110.

Laughing Rainbow sets itself apart by sending the same cleaners to clients' houses for every appointment. Why the name? The company owner named it for her two daughters -- Ayeola (which means "rainbow") and Sekaya (meaning "laughter").

This deal expires on June 29, 2012 and is good for customers who live inside the perimeter; those outside the service area must pay a fee ranging from $15 to $30.

HEATHER HURLBERT SWEETENS THE HOLIDAY EDITION OF CHEFS IN THE CITY

HEATHER HURLBERT SWEETENS THE HOLIDAY EDITION OF CHEFS IN THE CITY

Ideal for the Holidays, Grape Crush Productions and Bloomingdales Fuse Food, Fashion and Exclusive Wine Tastings with Demos and Delicious Bites by Award Winning Pastry Chef & Top Chef Just Desserts Alum Atlanta - This holiday season, Grape Crush Productions and Bloomingdale’s are bringing one of Atlanta’s “sweetest” chefs to the kitchen of one of the city’s most celebrated shopping destinations for an exclusive event where guests will enjoy a guided tasting of artisan wines, a cooking demonstration by Top Chef: Just Desserts Contestant Heather Hurlbert and preview the latest in home and fashion décor along with exclusive savings at Bloomingdale’s. In the midst of the holiday shopping and social season, this is the ideal event for those looking for sweet inspiration for a memorable meal and special savings on gifts from the kitchen, perfect for the hostess, stocking stuffers or for one’s favorite foodie to find under the tree.

Food Bloggers Dish On How to "Spin" Your Favorite Thanksgiving Dishes

Food Bloggers Dish On How to "Spin" Your Favorite Thanksgiving Dishes When it comes to Thanksgiving food bloggers or “foodies” are anything but traditional. Their favorite philosophy is “Think Outside the Box”. Putting down the Thanksgiving menu is as exciting for them as cooking and sharing the meal with family and friends. Foodies always like to place a creative pin to traditional dishes. The result are unique scrumptious and mouth-watering dishes that could give any professional chef a run for their money.


Recently, food bloggers from "The Brown Culinary Experience" offered their takes on their favorite Thanksgiving dishes.