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Hi Rosemary – added you to my blogroll
Thank you for adding my site to your blogroll. I will most certainly add your to mine.
I wanted to leave a comment on your Homeowners Insurance post but the “leave a comment” fields are not appearing. Just thought you’d want to know…
Thank you for letting me know about the comment field. It is fixed now.
I found this interactive home improvement guide on consumerreports.org and thought you’d find it kinda interesting.
By rolling your mouse over each area of a house you get detailed info –including free buying guides and expert reviews and ratings– on dozens of appliances and other home products.
Hope you like it.
Cheers… and a good weekend,
p.s. Consumer Reports prides itself on being independent (they don’t take any advertising money or free products from companies) so you can trust that the advice they give is unbiased.
I hope you’re having a nice afternoon. I want to tell you about a hilarious home-renovation book we have coming out. Think “The Money Pit” movie of the 80s but in a cosmopolitan setting.
In 1993, after more people had fled Chicago for the suburbs than any other city in America, Ed Zotti and his wife, Mary, chose not only to stay, but to gamble their future fixing up a dilapidated Victorian home in a dicey neighborhood on Chicago’s North Side. Zotti depicts the harrowing and hilarious details of the project in THE BARN HOUSE (NAL Hardcover Original; $22.95; September 2, 2008).
Two doors up from a murder/arson scene and across the alley from a former drive-up drug mart, the Barn House was a rehabber’s nightmare. A ceiling had collapsed, the upstairs wiring had shorted out, and the oak floors were painted red, white, and blue. Unsettling discoveries included a box of .38 caliber bullets with five missing and the fact that the house was built on sand. But Ed, an unapologetic “city guy,” saw promise behind the Barn House’s shabby façade. Never mind that the renovations would drag on interminably and drain every resource, financial and otherwise, that he and Mary had.
This is a classic account of one family’s private urban renewal project, featuring burglars and irate neighbors. From its grim beginning to its unexpected outcome, The Barn House is the inspiring story of what it means to live (and totally rewire) the American Dream. Now, their place is stunning.
Ed Zotti is a long-time journalist and editor of the syndicated “Straight Dope” newspaper column by Cecil Adams. His articles and book reviews on subjects ranging from architecture to pigeon racing have appeared in such publications as the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times. He has published six books and is the recipient of a Citation for Excellence in Urban Design from the American Institute of Architects.
If you’d like a complimentary copy of THE BARN HOUSE to review on your blog, or would like to schedule an interview with Ed, please be in touch.
All the best,
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I just wanted to tell you about a new website i have just launched. Not only are we an online retailer but have some great resource sections also. I have pasted below our press release. Many Thanks.
Natural stone and high quality porcelain wall and floor tiles can add subtle elegance and make stunning features in your home. These materials were once the preserve of kings, but due to the modernization of manufacturing processes in recent decades these materials now offer practical, affordable and luxurious solutions for walling and flooring.
Introducing the newly launched http://www.stoneandporcelain.com the UK’s leading online supplier of natural stone and porcelain wall and floor tiles. Stone and Porcelain Ltd have an ever expanding range of natural and man made tiles which are ideal for residential use.
Because Stone and Porcelain import directly from quarries all over the world and have no showrooms and limited overheads they’re able to offer the highest quality materials at the lowest possible prices.
There materials are available to purchase directly online and they offer a range of useful services through their site, including –
• A dedicated customer enquiries telephone line open five days a week, 8.30 am – 5.30 pm
• Free samples available by request through there customer services line or the online sample request form.
• A range of interesting articles detailing the differences in the materials they sell, laying advice and a handy glossary of stone tile ‘terminology’
• Nationwide delivery within five working days and a next day delivery service if required.
• An excellent range of end of line, discounted offers.
• An all in-compassing range of tile adhesives, grouts, sealants and tools, offering everything required to install their materials, with free delivery for anyone who is ordering tiles also.
Stone and Porcelain strive to ensure that their customer service is second to none; their friendly and experienced sales team are always on hand to answer any queries.
“We fully appreciate that for many of our customers this is a once in a lifetime purchase, which will effect their standard of living for years if not decades to come. This is why we do everything we can to ensure our customers are completely happy with the choices they make and the end product” (Ryan Beecroft, Sales Manager)
“Stone and Porcelain sent me several samples and once I had made my decision they helped me pick out the right size tiles and accessories. They organised a delivery for the day I wanted to start the job and overall their level of service was brilliant. The most important thing for me though, was that I couldn’t find the same tile anywhere else for less.” (Nicholas Langworth, Peak District)
http://www.stoneandporcelain.com 08456784200 firstname.lastname@example.org
P.S If you would like to use any of our articles regarding the origins and uses of different natural stone materials and/or laying advice, then let me know.
I hope all is well.
Want to know what’s on the forefront of international design advances? Think WIRED NextFest 2008. I would love for you consider blogging about or listing the WIRED NextFest on your site, taking place in Chicago September 27 – October 12. WIRED NextFest is the premier showcase of global innovations that are transforming our homes.
Don’t just sit – Hoverit. That’s the slogan of this two-person British designed-orientated furniture startup. They promise the Hoverit lounger is the first in a series of magnetic hover furniture. The experience, according to the company, is more like floating than sitting. The lounger’s ethereal appearance is accentuated by the designer’s choice of material, a clear acrylic plastic. The acrylic is not a cushion, but the give of the magnetic forces acting beneath a persons body weight, probably makes the experience quite different from a normal, earth-bound, rigid plastic chair.
WIRED NextFest 2008 brings together innovations from inventors and research and development labs from around the world and will feature advances in communication, design, entertainment, energy, exploration, medicine/health, robotics, security and more. Over the past five years, WIRED NextFest has drawn over 150,000 visitors combined in San Francisco (2004), Chicago (2005), New York (2006), and Los Angeles (2007).
WIRED NextFest will be held in Chicago’s Millennium Park. It is free and open to the public for two weeks, from September 27, 2008 to October 12, 2008 daily from 11am to 7pm, Thursday noon to 8pm, and closed Monday.
To learn more about WIRED NextFest, please visit http://www.wirednextfest.com.
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All the best,
Hi, I just love your site! I was hoping that you’d share this Wainscoting Website with your blog’s readers: http://www.wainscotinglongisland.com. It’s a great resource for information on do-it-yourself designing with wainscoting. Most of the styles shown on the site are made from MDF (medium density fiberboard), which is created from recycled wood. This website also provides the largest wood directory on the Web, which is a very handy bookmark when you want to decide which wood to use for a home improvement project.
I just found your site! I really enjoyed reading it, and wanted to leave a comment or two, but can’t seem to find any way to leave any comments! Have you disabled them all?
I want to know how to improove the pr of my site and how to get backlink.
I saw your blog category called “blog carnival” and wondered what it was and how it worked and if you planned to have any more of them in the future. I’ve been trying to figure out how to help other bloggers get better alexa rank, page rank, and domain authority. Thought that your blog carnival might have been something that you did to improve those ranks. If you’d like to let me know that would be great!
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