Spring Maintenance Tips

April 25th, 2015
NEWS RELEASE Contact: Jordan Walt (503) 653-8287 A.I.C. Insurance Agency Offers Spring Maintenance Tips to Protect Your Home Milwaukie, OR February 1, 2005 – A home is one of life’s most important investments. Keeping it properly maintained can help reduce the risk of a loss and help ensure the safety and well being of friends and family. Just in time for spring, AIC Insurance Agency and Travelers, a leading provider of auto and homeowners insurance, offer these maintenance tips to ...
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How About a Jungle Mural to Put Some Swing Into Your Child's

April 21st, 2015
If your child loves all different types of animals, a jungle mural is a great way to make their room a fun and enjoyable place. You might be thinking how you will be able to achieve such a task, especially if you do not have artistic talents. The truth is, however, that this type of mural is rather easy to construct as long as you have the tools to do it. The easiest way to create a jungle mural is to transfer a desired jungle scene, animal or image to transparency film, and then use an ...
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The POWER of Your Words

April 19th, 2015
Words are truly powerful things. They are something that becomes a part of us, our history, and our legacy. From my own life experiences, I have understood how words, simple words said in passing to a child, can leave an impression and help manifest a future purpose. As a writer, I was born with words and stories of hope. When I was four, my mother let me construct words on a typewriter, always encouraging me to create more. Through the years, she gave me the words of strength, hope, and love ...
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How to sell Santa's slip-ups

April 18th, 2015
Shoppers spent more than $15.5 billion this Christmas on gifts on the Internet alone. Just imagine how many millions went to unwanted polka dot sweaters, electric nose hair clippers, and thigh masters. That wasted cash piled up under the Christmas tree. We've all had it happen to us.In fact, you had it happen to you this year. You unwrapped the pretty red bow and tore through the shiny paper on that present from your Uncle Mortie, and immediately, you had to put on your best poker face. How did ...
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101 Gift Ideas for every occasion

April 11th, 2015
People have forgotton about the meaning behind gifting, in a consumer driven society we are often pushed towards competing e.g. upstaing gifts and my gifts better than yours. Lets go back to basics, giving is far more rewarding then receiving its much better for your Karma. If someone gives you a list ignore it, the only time a list is applicable is for Weddings where this is a tradition. Gifting is all about imagination, and a little thinking time. For big events like Christmas buy people ...
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It is that time of year again...

April 10th, 2015
It is that time of year again, and the holidays are right around the corner. There is that sweater that you have to get for Dad, the special scarf for Aunt Martha, cookies to bake, lights need to be put up, decorate the tree, office Christmas party, so many things to do and so little time. This is such a wonderful, joyous time of year for most people, but there are still those that find this the most lonely and depressing season of all. It is said that more suicides occur during the holidays ...
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Jump off the Stress Express--Bring Back the Holiday Spirit with

April 9th, 2015
'Twas the week before Christmas and all though the house everything was in shambles. Too much to do and not enough time. More shopping to be done, presents to wrap, cookies to bake and decorating await. Oh the hustle and bustle, the extra work and the stress. Is it any wonder you feel like the Kranks? If your holiday season rings in more stress than joy, you're not alone. Consider these facts: oIn a recent survey, 96% of 8-12 year olds included a big screen TV in their wish list. This despite ...
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Holiday Expectations

April 7th, 2015
As the holidays approach, I find myself wondering how I’m going to accomplish all I expect of myself. I expect to have perfect presents under the tree for an astounding number of people who will be visiting from out of town, besides the usual round of gifts for my children, immediate family, close friends and significant others, such as teachers, school staff, hair dresser, manicurist, etc. Added to the gift buying frenzy are countless trips to the grocery and food specialty stores for ...
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Head Lice

March 30th, 2015
I laugh I the face of chaos … better to laugh about it than fall to your knees, weeping from sheer panic and horror if and when your child brings head lice, this dreaded but very common liability of childhood, into your home. Yes, my kids have had head lice. No, they are not dirty or poorly groomed, nor do they hang out with dirty kids. How these perfectly awful little stinkers found their way into our home was on my older daughter’s head, courtesy of one of her classmates. As soon as we ...
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CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS--Manufacturing Memories

March 20th, 2015
What are your favorite memories of the holidays as a child? More than likely those memories include family traditions from, the day you choose to decorate your tree, to the kinds of food you eat at the holidays. Remember that you and your husband came from separate families with different customs and traditions. When creating a legacy for your children, it is appropriate to use a couple traditions from each of your families and come up with some new ones for your own family. Don’t try to do ...
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