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How to Decorate a Dorm Room

Posted by James Moriarty on

How to Decorate a Dorm Room

So, it’s finally time to move into that first dorm room. Whether you’re looking for tips for your own dorm room, or you’re moving your kid in, start with some simple steps to making the dorm room feel like home. Understand the basic layout and function of the room. All dorms have differences, but most have a standard layout and include certain functionality like movable/adjustable furniture. Know what you have to work with first. Remember that space is limited. Most of the time, dorms come with the essentials to live: a bed, dresser and desk, plus closet space and a...

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How to pressure wash your patio, porch or driveway. Add instant curb appeal in less than an hour!

Posted by John N on

How to pressure wash your patio, porch or driveway. Add instant curb appeal in less than an hour!

Pressure washing is a quick and easy way to add a facelift to your patio. While we did do some pressure washing on the iron patio table and some outdoor chairs, most of our focus was on the concrete itself. Best of all, the whole project took less than an hour to clean a pretty big patio space. Take a look at the below video for an idea of the power pressure washing can bring to your concrete.  Just a couple of quick notes before we get started. 1) We borrowed the pressure washer from my father-in-law, but you can...

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Happy March! St. Patrick's Day, Spring Projects & More!

Posted by James Moriarty on

Happy March! St. Patrick's Day, Spring Projects & More!

I know it's a couple days into March, but everyone at LiveZippy wants to wish our readers and customers a Happy March! We love March around here. The trees are blooming, it warms up enough to get the kids outside and we're able to celebrate St. Patrick's Day, one of our favorites! We recently added some St. Patrick's Day t-shirts to our offering and we're pretty excited about it. Though we enjoy the celebrations and partying on March 17th as much as the next family we also use the day to teach our family about part of their culture heritage....

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It's Not All About The Cat's Meow! Some Quick Facts About Your Cat's Purr

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It's Not All About The Cat's Meow! Some Quick Facts About Your Cat's Purr

A cat’s purr is something recognized by both cat lovers and those that don’t own cats. Seemingly half noise, half vibration, purring is often regarded as a sign that a cat is happy. However, veterinarians and scientists know only little about why cats purr, as well as when they do. Here are a couple of interesting things for you to ponder about your cat’s purr. Cats purr almost as soon as they are born. In as little as a day or two, kittens begin to purr and many vets believe this is a way of communicating with the mother. In...

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Spring Projects in mind? Here are ours!

Posted by John N on

Spring Projects in mind? Here are ours!

Spring is just about here! Spring means the arrival of flowers, singing birds and of course, the start of finer weather. At least around here, finer weather means more time outside and we try to greet the start of every spring season with some patio projects, planting the garden and cleaning up any dead spots in our lawn. We're in Northern California and the drought effected our ability to enjoy the outdoors last year. As such, our patio and backyard did not get the kind of attention it deserves for it to be a fun area for our family. As...

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