26 July 2014

$100 Cattleboyz Gift Certificate & BBQ Starter Kit Giveaway

A Little About Cattleboyz:

CattleBoyZ Manufactures a line of Award Winning Gourmet BBQ Sauces that are meticulously mass produced and are being shipped to a variety of North American, and Other Global Destinations. The sauces come in many flavors; can be purchased at Retail Outlets, On-line, in Branded Gift Boxes, Private Labelled, or can even be Custom Labelled for Corporate Events and Promotional Items.

Joe Ternes, CEO and member of the Ternes Family who founded CattleBoyZ Barbecue Sauce says: “Our family has been raising prime Alberta beef for over 70 years so we know a thing or two about Barbecue and BBQ Sauce. When we started bottling Grilling Sauce in our own family kitchen and selling it at the family butcher shop in Calgary, we never dreamed that later it would be named as the nation’s favorite!”

CattleBoyZ produces Gluten Free Barbecue Sauces, BBQ Seasonings, and Barbecue Rubs that appeal to modern diets and to bring the unique Alberta savory Sauce sensation to a wider audience. Many known CFIA identified allergens have been removed from our secret ingredient blend to make CattleBoyZ the superior, nutritionally sound Gluten Free BBQ Sauce solution for any meal.

CattleBoyZ recently added a line of Premium Quality Pellet BBQ Smoker Grills and Other High Quality Barbecue Products To Our Award Winning Product Line.

CattleBoyZ BBQ Sauce is incredibly versatile and has proven to be the perfect condiment. Our BBQ sauces use only the finest all-natural ingredients to create a sweet, tangy barbeque sauce with a spicy kick.

EXCITING news for everyone in USA Cattleboyz BBQ Sauce is being listed with Safeway And THEY are a 30+ times award winning sauce company coming to 1400 Safeway locations in August"

ONE lucky fan has a chance to WIN - 100$ gift certificate, bbq starter kit and latest bbq sauce!

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23 July 2014

DIY – Unblocking a Clogged Toilet

So your small child has dropped a variety of toys down the u-bend? Or maybe you thought it would be a good idea to flush those photos of your ex-lover down the toilet as an act of revenge/closure? Now the bathroom is swimming in a couple of inches of (hopefully) clean water and you’re wondering what to do. Fear not! Here is what to do.

Stop flushing

If your toilet is blocked and has already started over-flowing, flushing it further will, in most cases, only add to the problem, so resist the urge to keep flushing. Lay a few sheets of old newspaper around the base of the toilet in order to soak up any potential over-spill and you’re ready to try one or more of the following methods.

The plunger

Most people have a plunger hiding somewhere in their cupboard but if you don’t have one, nip out to your local hardware/plumbing supplier and get one. It’s a purchase you won’t regret – even if you only use it once in a blue moon. If possible, scoop out some of the excess water from the toilet bowl before starting with the plunger. Try and get a good seal between the toilet and plunger and apply a good push/pull motion. The idea is to create enough suction to loosen the blockage, enabling it to go down the pipe. You may have to try a number of times to get the right action.

The coat hanger

If the plunger doesn’t work (or you don’t have access to one) then get a wire coat hanger and straighten it out so it’s as long as possible. Slowly feed this down the u-bend of the toilet and twist it in a circular motion. This is a method where you really want the blockage to be something innocuous such as a clump of hair or a child’s toy because you’re aiming to catch the blockage on your coat hanger and dislodge it. Pretending that you’re fishing for a giant barramundi may help in this instance.

The drain snake

Also known under a host of other names including the ‘flexi-snake’, this piece of equipment is a perhaps a touch more ‘hard-core’ than using the coat hanger trick. You can buy one at most hardware shops - or even possibly hire one. The principle is not dissimilar to using the coat hanger technique; feed the metal snake down the pipe and twist it about til the blockage comes out. Being a tool designed specifically for removing blockages, you may find that you have more success with this option.

Plastic bag and toilet brush

Secure a plastic bag to the head of your toilet brush and put the brush into the toilet bowl (there’s no need to put the brush right down the pipe) until it’s at the bottom of the bowl. This method is quite similar to using a plunger. Push the brush/bag combination up and down several times. With any luck this should dislodge the blockage.
Of course, if none of these methods are proving successful, it may be time to call in a professional like Capital Plumbing , to address the issue. Can you think of any other ideas to unblock a loo? Leave your suggestions in the comments below.

21 July 2014

Five Tips for Choosing Comfortable Sheets

When shopping for sheets you can quickly become bombarded with options. Should you go with Egyptian cotton or a cotton blend? Which colors will be the most relaxing to you? How much does thread count really matter? You might find that even as you get answers, you are also finding more questions. You might get to the point when you start to wonder just how important the sheets really are. Take a moment to think about the most comfortable bed you have slept in. Chances are good that a significant part of that memory involves the sheets. In fact, because of the close connection between you and your sheets (and pillows and blankets), your bedding plays a prominent role in how well you sleep.

Follow these tips to make your bedding choices easier:

1.       Choose the Right Material

There are a few great options; linen and silk are almost as popular for sheets as cotton is. However, cotton has been a favorite and continues to be a favorite for some very good reasons:

·         Cotton can trap heat and let cool air pass through. It is a great choice for summer sleeping when you want to be cool. Blends might provide you with pretty good results, but for the best sleep, choose top quality cotton.
·         Cotton sheets are durable. As you consider the fact that you spend a third to half of your life in bed, it becomes quickly apparent that top quality sheets are necessary unless you want to replace them often.
·         Cotton is also a very comfortable option. Choose a luxurious cotton sheet to really enjoy a comfortable night. A sateen version will deliver top quality comfort.

2.       Pay Attention to Craftsmanship

You can easily be misled by high prices and high thread counts; neither of these qualities can guarantee that your sheets will be soft and inviting. Instead, find out how the sheets were crafted. For example, hand-picked cotton is often cleaner, more durable, and as a result, softer than other cottons.

3.        Choose a Relaxing Color

Remember that the primary function of the bedroom is to relax and take a break from the world. In other words, your bedroom should be a good place to de-stress and sleep – and very few other things. You might choose bright colors because that is what you really love, but for the best success at getting a soothing night’s rest, choose soft pastels and only subtle patterns, if any.

4.       Feel the Differences Between Weaves

If you like your sheets crisp and smooth or soft and supple, you can feel the difference when you pass your hand over the sheets. Percale provides a snappy crispness and sateen delivers a more forgiving softness. Jersey sheets are very soft, but may move around the bed quite a bit.

5.       Select the Best Fit

In order to enjoy slipping into bed at night without constantly adjusting the sheets, you need to carefully measure your mattress and pick sheets that are the right size. Look for an elastic edging around the fitted sheet that will accommodate the size and shape of your mattress. If you have a mattress that is not a standard size, look for sheets with special sizes.

As you remember these tips, your chances of successfully choosing sheets should improve. Stick to your own impressions concerning the feel and comfort of bedding. After all, your comfort at night should be the top priority. 

09 July 2014

10 Drawer Organizers for Your Home Office

Do you have a home office that needs some organization?  This area can easily get cluttered with paper and little items. Fortunately, there are several tools that can make this area look functional and visually pleasing at the same time. In particular, these 10 drawer organizers are greatoptions to help you stay organized.

1 – Drawer Cart

A lot of people like to add drawercarts to their offices. These carts are very functional in an office because they move. In addition, they hold a lot of items including paper, tools, and folders. They are great for the crafter, writer, or at-home business owner.

2 – Colorful Drawers

If you want your office to look more colorful, then you can always include organizational drawers that have color. This is a nice way to add personality to your office and help it stay clean at the same time.

3 – Drawer Boxes

There are individual boxes that can be used in drawers. These boxes help you organize smaller items such as paper clips, scissors, staplers, pens, calculators, and more. Many people like individual boxes because they select the ones they want based on their individual needs.

4 – Drawer Compartment

Drawer compartments are a great option because they contain multiple spaces in one container to organize your belongings. These are ideal if you want something that is simple and easy for your office drawers. Many people prefer these, and a lot of them are available in high quality materials such as bamboo.

30 June 2014

EliteToolboxes.com has What Every Man Needs to Safely Store Valuable Tools

Tools are valuable implements that are used by men who work on various projects such as fixing furniture or performing some other DIY task. Tools can be expensive, especially if they are of a higher quality. It pays to store these implements safely where they will be handy, within easy reach, and secure at all times when not being used. 

EliteToolboxes.com is an online destination that carries a variety of storage units for every type of tool that a man could possibly own. These units are well constructed and come in all sizes to fit the needs of men with various requirements. Proper storage for tools is a good way to keep expensive items safe and also remove clutter from garages and work areas. 

The secure and user-friendly website offers online shoppers a wide range of units, including such items as portable boxes, roller cabinets, side cabinets, tool carts, top chests and hutches. Website visitors will be able to locate a large number of storage units that have portability and can easily be rolled from one location to another on sturdy casters. Other units are of a larger size and are meant to be placed in one permanent location.