The Perfect Gift for a Hunter

I had no idea what to get my father for his birthday this year. I had two really great ideas, but that was just until I talked with my two brothers. It seems that we all think alike, but they are quicker. I say that because when I told them my ideas, one had bought him the bow he wants and the other had gotten him the gun safe I had in mind. That put me back at square one, but I had a feeling I would not stay there long once I saw a blitz jacket on a hunting website I went to.

I don’t like hunting at all, but my father and two brothers seem to live for it. Continue reading The Perfect Gift for a Hunter

My Daughter’s First Foam Puzzle

I have always loved building puzzles. In fact, some of my happiest memories from my childhood are when we would have a family puzzle to do together. We always got ones that seemed almost too impossible to do, but the challenge is what made it so fun. When I got married, I was so thankful that my husband loved building puzzles too. My four year old daughter loves to watch us build them, and I decided to look at floor puzzles with her to see if there was one that sparked her interest.

We went to my favorite online retailer, and it only took me a few seconds to pull up all kinds of fun foam puzzles. When she saw the Under the Sea puzzle by Premium Joy, I knew that was the one. She didn’t scream with excitement or anything. Instead, she just went silent, and then she started smiling as she looked at all of the different sea life that is on the puzzle. There is a whale, a shark, fish, an octopus, a lobster, squid, a clam and much more. It is about the flora that is there as well, and I could understand why this had her so entranced. Continue reading My Daughter’s First Foam Puzzle

Different Ways Bees Are Removed from Homes

A tiny hole no bigger than half the circumference of a dime was the doorway into a beehive that was in the wall of our house. I noticed bees coming and going around the light fixture at the back door. I had to get on a ladder to get up there, and the guard bees were not happy about that. I did not get stung until I tried to plug the hole at night. I was on the ground shining the flashlight up at the hole, got stung and then called for bee removal in Paradise Valley the next day.

The bee must have followed the beam of light a good 15 feet down to where I was standing to sting me on the hand. I was very surprised at that. It was dark, and the only light out there was the flashlight. I guess that was all it took to be perceived as the source of the threat to the hive. Continue reading Different Ways Bees Are Removed from Homes

Some Help So Mom Can Stay Independent

My father passed away nearly four years ago, and my mom has been living on her own ever since. I live just ten minutes away, and I am able to be there immediately as long as I am home. However, I have a full time job, and I have three very active children. My mom’s health was declining, and she needed more and more help with each passing year. She had started going to the Boynton Beach senior center, and that is where she learned about the home health aides that help a lot of her friends there.

When she showed me the website for the company that provides the home service help, I was impressed with everything that I read on it. I realized that this was the perfect answer too. Continue reading Some Help So Mom Can Stay Independent

A Hint of How CRM Works in Tracking Consumer Data

We used to keep track of sales and other stuff on paper. I remember being up late on Thursday evenings tabulating payroll deductions to be able to hand out paychecks on Fridays to our employees. Then the computer age changed everything. We were early adopters of technology to track consumer everything. Most people have no idea of the sheer volume of data that is captured about them. The goal is to get you to buy more things, not to just know stuff about you. CRM is customer relationship management, and we employ Microsoft Dynamics integration to get all of our systems from point-of-sale to customer-input data on the website to work together to improve everything about our business. Continue reading A Hint of How CRM Works in Tracking Consumer Data