May 21, 2015

Casters: A Buyer's Guide

Casters can benefit everything from office chairs to industrial equipment, but what if you've never purchased them before? Here are just a few things to consider before handing over your credit card.


Size

Size is one of the most important aspects in choosing a caster. Not only do your wheels need to be large enough to support the weight of its load, but their heights and widths can also have an impact on other functions like braking capabilities.


Swivel

How much maneuverability do you need for your object? How quickly or accurately do the wheels need to swivel? Do some research into swivel technology so you can figure out which brands best suit your needs.


Material

There are many different types of casters. While stainless steel is one of the most popular, it's also one of the most expensive. Polyurethane is cheaper, but it doesn't always last as long. You'll have to weigh the pros and cons before deciding which material type is right for you.


Weight Capacity

Heavy duty casters can withstand 10,000 pounds or more. Lightweight casters might only support 100 pounds. Make sure you're buying casters that fit the unique needs of your home or business.


Finish

The finish of a caster can have a significant impact on the way it functions. It can also affect its style, durability and resistance to rust. Look into the different types of caster finishes and decide if you prefer zinc, brass, chrome or something else entirely.


Special Features

Casters can include everything from bumpers to swivel locks. Others come with special scratch-resistant technology to protect your floors from damage. If any of these features are important to you, you'll want to make them a priority.


Price

How much can you afford to spend on casters? Keep in mind that you'll be buying more than one, so every listed price will need to be multiplied by two or four. You should also figure in installation costs if you don't know how to attach them yourself.


Aesthetic

Last but certainly not least, you'll want to buy casters that complement the look of their equipment. This is especially critical if you're installing casters on products that you're selling or goods that will be inspected by OSHA. You want your casters to look sleek, professional and utilitarian.


These are just a few things to keep in mind when buying casters. Good luck!

May 15, 2015

Celebrate with us making it to Friday!

Happy TGIF! Fridays have always been one of my up most favorite days of the week. Which is why I started this growing, fun, friendly, inspiring hop! I am thankful to have each and every one of you that link-up and share with us each each. Thank you! 


Celebrate with us making it to Friday!

The TGIF Blog & Instagram Hop is a Friday friendly hop where we hope you can blossom, meet and greet new bloggers. We enjoy having you. 




Each Friday we will feature our most favorite post from the previous week. It could be you! We also have a weekly Cohost spotlight, that is great to gain your blog some extra notice (enter here). 

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2. Grab a button and display it on your blog, in a post or somewhere visible to help us get notice for the Hop. Also helps us better feature your blog.
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May 8, 2015

Celebrate with us making it to Friday!

Happy TGIF! Fridays have always been one of my up most favorite days of the week. Which is why I started this growing, fun, friendly, inspiring hop! I am thankful to have each and every one of you that link-up and share with us each each. Thank you! 


Celebrate with us making it to Friday!

The TGIF Blog & Instagram Hop is a Friday friendly hop where we hope you can blossom, meet and greet new bloggers. We enjoy having you. 




Each Friday we will feature our most favorite post from the previous week. It could be you! We also have a weekly Cohost spotlight, that is great to gain your blog some extra notice (enter here). 

The rules of the TGIF Blog and Instagram Hop Are simple!
1. Link-up any post or posts (no specifics) and your Instagram.
2. Grab a button and display it on your blog, in a post or somewhere visible to help us get notice for the Hop. Also helps us better feature your blog.
3.Be social. Comment and follow at least one blog you enjoy. 
4. Tweet out the TGIF hop. 
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May 6, 2015

Wake Up Wednesday "Linky" Party



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Eggless Cookie Dough
One Little Project
Hello cookie dough!  I’ve gotta say, my favourite thing about making chocolate chip cookies is sneaking a few bites of the raw cookie dough. I know, I know.  You aren’t supposed to eat raw cookie dough, but I just can’t help myself!  Which is why this safe-to-eat, eggless cookie dough recipe is AMAZING!


Confessions of the Perfect Mom
I am done. D. O. N. E. Now don’t go judging me, I am a good mom. I promise I am. My girls are happy, healthy, well adjusted, and polite girls. They are well behaved, and patient. Basically, they rock and since they rock, then I must have done something right. Going to pat myself on the back and give credit where it is due there. But that said, I am done doing the following things. Not only am I going to be done doing them, I am not going to feel bad any more about not doing them.



Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Peppers
Almost Supermom
Continuing with the whole red pepper theme, I whipped up these the other day when I was really craving some buffalo chicken dip. While part of me just wanted to sit down with an entire bowl of dip and a bag of chips, my getting too tight jeans vehemently begged me to eat some veggies. So I compromised and put my yummy buffalo chicken dip inside of a veggie and added some rice (quinoa would have been better, but we were all out, gah!).


Stuffed Buns
Jenn's Random Scraps

I made these stuffed buns for the kids' lunches again, and it's time that I share this simple and oh-so yummy snack / lunch box treat with you.  The first time I made them I used leftover chicken and broccoli in the filling.



DIY Tween BoyToss Pillow Covers
Re-do It Yourself Inspirations

Redoing a growing boy's bedroom has been challenging and fun at the same time. It's certainly allowing me to be resourceful while being thrifty-crafty!

I bought a cheap toss pillow at Target that was perfect for the American Boy theme.



45 Clever Kitchen Gadgets
One Little Project


There are clever kitchen gadgets for just about every kitchen task!  I had no idea some of these even existed!?  From simple tasks to things you never would have thought of, I guarantee you will find something on this list you’ve never seen before.  I have at least 10 of these in my kitchen right now with plenty more on my wishlist.



It was an itsy bitsy teeny weeny yellow polka-dot bikini
A girl and her chicken named Betty

I'm reviewing some water decals I was sent by Born Pretty today! I'd actually never used water decals before, they were way easier to use than I thought they'd be, I thought you had to press them onto your nails like a tattoo, haha.

I started with a base of China Glaze Sunset Sail and a thin coat of China Glaze Luxe & Lush, I'm really loving all the iridescent glitters at the moment. After applying the decals I finished it off with topcoat.



Carnitas Tacos – Slow Cooked & Delicious
the recipe wench
Fall-apart-tender chunks of pork, sprinkled with cheese, drizzled with salsa and wrapped up in a nice corn tortilla.  Add a couple of friends and a few beers (or margaritas!) and you’ve got yourself a fiesta!



Hot Chocolate Barbecue Sauce
Living Chic on the Cheap
Hot Chocolate Barbecue Sauce! I know this sounds a little odd, but please try to keep an open mind. Yes, you read it correctly. This barbecue sauce contains chocolate. I was looking through my bookshelves and came across four boxes of recipe cards and I was instantly drawn to this recipe.


Thrift Store Table Makeover under $3 (*Including the table)
Vikalpah

I ended up with this project when we were in real need for a large table.My husband wanted to get rid of the small glass table we already had and wanted a big table to accommodate his external monitor and also the laptop.We may move anytime so we don't like to splurge much on furniture and so we always hunt thrift store when there is a need.


WHEN TRIALS COME BECAUSE OF GOD’S WORD
Godly Womanhood

I started this year with these words ringing in my spirit: Know your God.

I talked at length about how 2015 is the year to get impressed with God and started a blog series from that revelation. Alex and I began writing the Know Your God book which we planned to publish this year. I even started the Instagram hashtag #knowyourgod2015.



TWIX® BROWNIE TRIFLE- A DECADENT CHOCOLATE DESSERT
All She Cooks
Caution:  The following blog post and recipe might cause you to want to stop what you’re doing and go to the store because this death by chocolate experience is one you don’t want to miss.  If you’re looking for a Chocolate Dessert that is decadent, with layers upon layers of chocolate… including out of this world TWIX® chocolate brownies… well, then you’ve come to the right place.



Lord, Light My Path
Finding Our Feet

By this time in the week, I normally have a post out, but I’ve been evaluating my life and just didn’t feel ready to post any of the posts I already have waiting for me to click ‘publish’. This past weekend my husband and I attended a FamilyLife Weekend to Remember marriage event and had a wonderful time. It helped us refocus on Christ and His design for our marriage and it was timely and encouraging.


Welcome Spring at the Door: A Super Easy, Super Beautiful Overflowing Umbrella Display
The Art of "Why Not?"

In many parts of the country spring has been around for a while, and my home state of Florida is even moving into summer already. Here in Maryland, though, spring took its own sweet time arriving. But it has certainly burst onto the scene in all it’s glory!



Chicken Empanadas
A Sprinkle of This and That

Like St. Patrick's Day, when everyone celebrates whether they are Irish or not...
everyone likes a good fiesta!  Check out these easy Cinco de Mayo inspired empanadas!


Grandma Shirley’s Pancake/Waffle Recipe
A Mother's Shadow