Posts by Angela Perkins

Hey Sis

Posted by on May 2, 2016 in Home / Family | Comments Off on Hey Sis

My Dear Friend Wrote this Awesome Story

It had been a while since I had last seen my sister.  Yes, we often talked on phone and text-messaged each other a lot. But since she moved in Coeur d’Alene, it had been over three years we saw each other face by face. And after lots of convincing from her to visit her new home , I finally agreed to spend my upcoming vacation at her lakeside home in the northern part of Idaho. Truth is I always had longed to visit the region as I heard many amazing stories about the region. The beautiful environment, pristine landscape , unique culture, and lots of fun activities. Nonetheless, the only way to actually confirm these stories was to visit the region, right?

Finally the day of my visit arrived and I was overly excited. I don’t know if it was because I was going to see and bond with my elder sibling, or it was the fun things I had planned to do while in the region. Whichever the reason, I was so looking forward to visiting the her. And being a nature lover, I opted to do a road trip in the company of my boyfriend and enjoy the amazing sceneries along the road. Talk about the canyons, creeks, mountains, ranches, grasslands, woodlands, lakes and much more. Being from Portland, it would take us several hours to drive 383 miles via several different interstates that run all the way to Coeur d’Alene in Northern Idaho.

I must say, the road trip was more than expected. The stretch from Porltnad to Idaho boasts of panoramic views that kept my eyes glued to the landscape. Thank god, it was my boyfriend who was doing the driving. The valleys and creeks seemed unaffected by rapid development in the region. Decades earlier, Coeur D’Alene was famed as a mining and timber towns and you could still see the remnants of the old factories, warehouses, machineries, staff housing and more. However, the appeal of the modern Coeur d’Alene was touristic and that’s why drones of people visit the region to simply relax and have fun.

The first thing that met my eyes after our arrival was the Coeur d’Alene Lake. I must admit that this was one of the most beautiful lakes I had laid my eyes on. It stretches for many miles and still had maintained its pristine nature. We decided to spend sometime on the shores simply staring at its beauty while watching people enjoying a swim, fishing, or boating on the lake. While gazing at the lake, my sister asked to ask if we were nearby. Coincidently, she was in the neighborhood and decided to join us. The emotions and joy of seeing my sister brought a tear in my eyes as well as hers. It had been too long.

Lake Coeur d Alene

After brief chit chat, she convinced to join in the fun rather than being bystanders. The next we did was jumping onto a boat and taking a cruise in the lake. We observed the healthy ecosystem in the lake that consisted of all kinds of fish species. This was followed by a venture through the 120-actre woodland that surrounds the lake. Smelling the fresh air and being away from the busy city clamed my nerves and I only wished I could stay for much longer. We also had the opportunity to sample some local delicacies and drinks during the boat cruise. I took notice of two trailheads that were near the Coeur d’Alene Resort. One led to a 4000-foot hill while the other was a 2-mile stretch around a small peninsular. I already knew what my next adventure would be.

On our way back, we compiled our to do list while in the region.  First we would stop for a quick byte to eat, I chose Italian. We dined at one of Coeur d Alene’s Finest Restaurants named Tony’s on the Lake.  What an awesome lunch.  Then our next stop would be the Two Trailheads, North Idaho Centennial Trail that is located near the border between Idaho and Washington and stretches about 24 miles was the next activity on the list. I also wanted to see the historical rail line that served the town during its glory days as a mining and lumber town. The Silverwood theme amusement park located 23 miles on the northern part of Coeur d’Alene offers roller coater, rides, water sports at the Boulder Beach, and much more. Visiting the McEuen Park was also in our list.

As we entered my sister’s home, I was struck by how clean and clear her windows were. In fact, they stood out more than anything else on her property. So, I naturally asked her if she had installed new windows or panes. But, she said they were more than 5 years old. She had found them when moving into the house and were not as good-looking as they were. But why do they look so new? She told me the secret was professional window cleaning. She found a reputable Coeur d Alene window cleaning company years ago and she hires them several times a year. I could relate to this as we pay for the same service at home. It turned into a competition, our Portland window cleaning company against hers. We found a common trend about both of them. Both company’s were always on time and used eco friendly green products, which is very important to both of us.  Small world, I guess Mom and Dad raised us right.

Our vacation flew by and was over before I knew it.  I was said to say goodbye to my Sis, as we packed up and headed out tuesday morning.  Christmas at our house this year!!

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A Clean Home

Posted by on Apr 13, 2016 in Home / Family | Comments Off on A Clean Home

My encounter with the Best Pressure Washing Company in St. Louis

I’m going to tell you a none related story I feel is important when it comes to the cleanliness of your home or business.

As soon as I approached the hotel’s entrance, I noticed a difference. I’m not that so keen to little details, but this time it caught my eyes. The windows looked perfectly clean, and the tile flooring was sparkling. Just as I sat down to make my order; I remembered that the driveway didn’t have the slightest of a speck too. The dining space was perfectly decorated and the furniture had a lustrous appearance. “What a fantastic dining experience in St. Louis,” I thought to myself. As the waitress walked towards me, I thought to myself, why not drop a punch line or two. “How do you manage to keep this place super clean?” I asked. I didn’t expect a straight answer, but the tall, slender, amazing blonde women with blue eyes didn’t mind to get deeper into the details. “There is this highly experienced pressure washing company in St. Louis known as Wall2Wall Cleaning Services “They do all the cleaning for us when grime and dirt starts to set in.” “They recently serviced our roofing, paving, floors, windows and wall surfaces.” “As a matter of fact, they offered to pressure wash cars for any of our clients who was willing that day,” The young lady who looked in her late twenties explained as she walked away to get my order. When she came back, she asked if I wanted their contacts, since they also deal with home improvement pressure cleaning projects in the area. “Gladly, if you don’t mind,” I replied as I settled comfortably to attend to my empty belly.

After enjoying my delicious meal that made me feel like ordering another round lest I exceed my recommended daily calorie consumption, a hung around a bit and then thought to myself that it was time to hit the road. And so I gave my pick-up cab driver a call. He was there within less than 20, and so I headed to the exit after giving the gorgeous looking waitress a deserved tip. As I was heading home in the backseat, there was some hesitation on the road as the driver waited for the lights to change. It must have been sparked by my earlier conversation with Edie, but I noticed that the windows of the car I was driving in were super shinny and sparkling. I then asked him what he uses or where he gets his car cleaned in St. Louis.

Surprisingly, he mentioned the same pressure washing company I heard of back in the hotel. He praised them for efficiency, cost effectiveness and satisfactory results every time the job is done. However, the driver also revealed to me that there was another option for people who have more time at their disposal. He revealed to me that with a pressure washer machine at home, I could cost effectively not only use it for cleaning my car, but also some other parts of my home such as the walls, siding, roof, windows, gutters, flooring, paving and much more. He added that this type of cleaning is one of the most efficient ways to achieve a thoroughly clean and sparkling appearance. It not only gets rid of all particulate debris, but also eliminates grit, dirt and stubborn grime that would otherwise consume quite a huge amount of effort and time to get rid off through normal washing. “Additionally, it restores the exterior of the surface in question to its sparkling pristineness,” Said the brown haired man, and added that homeowners and car owners need to consider a number of facts before they consider cleaning their homes, cars, and driveways through DYI.

Machine Capacity – The quality of the pressure-washing machine has an influence on the effectiveness of the cleaning. There are two measures to look for as far as machine quality and power are concerned. These are the PSI value and the GPM. The PSI value or Pounds per Square Inch is the measure that indicates the amount of pressure generated by the machine. The GPM, or Gallons per Minute, is this value that indicates the cleaning capacity of a machine. “When out there buying this equipment, go for a unit with the appropriate GPM value for your needs,” the man added. As for the type, there are two forms of pressure cleaning machines. These include gas powered and electric powered. One should also do their homework about the costs associated with the two types versus the task at hand before buying one.

Need To Use the Right Tools and Materials for the Right Job
According to the professional advice he had received from the well known company, he stressed on the need for one to use the right tools for the best results. For instance, the Machine may be applicable for use on roofs, windows and walls, but the ideal pressure settings should be observed. Additionally, the type, brand and model of the machine also matter. For windows, one may require other tools such as a cloth or newspaper pieces for wiping out any patches dry. Detergents or cleansing solutions may also be required. Since water under pressure may spill back to its origin or splash haphazardly upon hitting surfaces, one may also require wearing protective gear. This makes the cleaning process efficient, and effective, and also safeguards the cleaner from bodily harm.

Ensure the Machine Is Working Properly
The washing machine must be able to properly dispense water as well as the cleaning product. If either of them is not dispensed properly, the quality of the cleaning would be adversely affected. Be sure to test the machine first before use.

By the time I received this last bit of inspirational I was just a few meters from home. I found myself shaking the drive’s hand as I handed him his fare and a nice tip for the smooth drive as well as the great advice. The two main things in my mind by then were how the food back in the hotel was delicious, and how appealing my home will come out as soon as I call that company.  I searched their named and found their Facebook Page which had several A+ reviews confirming they were a good company.  What are the odds in a large city like St. Louis to hear the same story praising the same company from two totally different businesses.

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Are the Baby Clothes Expensive or Not?

Posted by on Apr 9, 2016 in Baby Clothes, Baby Food, Product For Baby | Comments Off on Are the Baby Clothes Expensive or Not?

Are the Baby Clothes Expensive or Not?

If you think that it is expensive to raise a child, then this article will prove that you are wrong. The only thing that you should pay attention to is to avoid becoming so-called “commercial victim”. Not everything that is expensive and on the TV is necessary and good. Don’t believe everything you see on the TV. It is made to attract your attention but it doesn’t mean that you actually need it.

We all want the best for our children and sometimes it is very hard to find the good things for a reasonable price. It seems that baby clothing is very expensive. You have to pay fortune for such a small pieces of clothing. Although those things are very expensive we have to admit that they are adorable and it is hard to resist not buying them. All those colors, materials in such a small, cute sizes will force you to buy even if you don’t need them at all. I’m waiting for the first child and I should slowly be preparing equipment for the baby. I just know that I need a lot of things. This fact drives me crazy, I can’t decide – the choice is enormous.

Crib, stroller, booster seat (if you have a car) and thousands of diapers, when I say thousands I really mean it. This is the fact that scares me the most. Every future mother is concerned about all those things. You are never rich enough when it comes to the child. Everything for babies is necessary and expensive, but every reasonable person wants just the best for its child. Most young inexperienced parents spend thousands of dollars on cribs, stroller that they had seen on the TV. I have to tell you that it is just a waste of your money. It’s all just a good advertising don’t let yourself be caught in a trap. Start buying just the things that are necessary. In this way, you will save a lot of money for smarter investment for your child. What should you buy?

First of all don’t buy clothes that are the too small for your children! Your child is growing up faster than you think, believe me! If you make this mistake, your child will wear the clothes only once or twice. This way you will spend more than you had planned at the first place. Don’t try to make a model of your child – try to buy very comfortable clothes, not everything that is beautiful. Your baby will be appreciated to you. When they are little, they don’t pay attention to on appearance like grown-ups. They just like to feel cozy and warm.

Instead paying attention to clothes, pay attention to their food and baby cosmetics. Their skin is soft and needs a special care. This is a thing which you can and should spend a fortune on. Avoid things that are cheap –  you don’t want to irritate your baby’s skin.

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Wedding Planning Advice

Posted by on Mar 23, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Wedding Planning Advice


Evеrуоnе wants to hаvе a romantic, аlmоѕt mаgісаl wedding. Brіdеѕ are in search оf the best wedding рlаnnіng advice to make sure thе wеddіng they рlаn wіll bе perfect in еvеrу роѕѕіblе wау. There are a hundrеd аnd оnе things to dо when іt соmеѕ tо рlаnnіng a wеddіng ѕо a brіdе wіll need аll thе hеlр ѕhе саn gеt. Thе fоllоwіng are ѕоmе wedding tips tо guіdе аnу brіdе through thіѕ stressful time.

Thе best wеddіng рlаnnіng аdvісе thаt ѕhоuld bе gіvеn tо any brіdе іѕ tо plan аѕ early аѕ possible. Sеt a date thаt is appropriate fоr thе wеddіng ѕо thаt there is рlеntу оf tіmе to iron оut аll thе details. Thе closer to thе асtuаl dаtе оf the wеddіng, thе mоrе stressful thе bride will bе. She nееdѕ tо ѕеt a timeline fоr herself wау аhеаd of tіmе ѕо she will knоw еxасtlу whаt соmеѕ nеxt еасh step оf the way. Whеn thеrе is lеѕѕ guеѕѕwоrk, thеrе іѕ lеѕѕ room fоr еrrоr.

Aftеr сrеаtіng a tіmеlіnе, іt’ѕ important tо ѕеt a wedding budgеt. Every couple еxресtѕ tо ѕреnd a ѕіgnіfісаnt аmоunt оf mоnеу оn thеіr bіg dау, hоwеvеr being аblе tо ѕtісk to a budget is whаt mаkеѕ some couples соmе out оn top. You wаnt tо bе рrераrеd for all of thе expenses instead оf getting hit with a hеftу bіll after thе сеlеbrаtіоn is over. Onе оf the bеѕt wеddіng planning advice іѕ to set a budgеt thаt уоu can аffоrd. Stаrt looking fоr thе wedding photographer, entertainment, dress, саtеrеr, аnd other vеndоrѕ months bеfоrе thе wedding dаtе so you hаvе enough tіmе tо compare рrісеѕ. If уоu dоn’t thіnk уоu саn аffоrd to іnvіtе tоо many guеѕtѕ, then kеер the guеѕt lіѕt to a mіnіmum.

Bооkіng a vеnuе for the wеddіng, deciding on whісh vеndоrѕ tо use аnd finding thе реrfесt drеѕѕ аrе all іnсrеdіblу important раrtѕ оf the wedding рlаnnіng рrосеѕѕ. Thе bеѕt wау tо fіnd the ideal venue, vendors аnd drеѕѕ is tо ѕhор аrоund. Dоn’t go wіth thе first thіng уоu ѕее. Gеt аѕ muсh information аѕ possible before соmіng to a decision. It’ѕ сruсіаl to have a hаndful of оthеr options tо bе able to compare. That wау уоu wоn’t lіkеlу ѕесоnd guеѕѕ уоur dесіѕіоnѕ down thе road.

If уоu wаnt tо gеt more great wеddіng planning ideas, turn to your computer аnd vіѕіt рорulаr wеddіng websites оn thе Intеrnеt. Yоu can fіnd lоtѕ of wеddіng tips online thаt аrе very hеlрful. Thеrе уоu саn look for advice from rеаl brides whо hаvе gоnе through what уоu аrе gоіng thrоugh. Thеу’vе been there before ѕо you саn lеаrn frоm thеіr mіѕtаkеѕ or copy what worked.

To ѕum еvеrуthіng up, plan уоur wеddіng in аdvаnсе. This way, уоu can dеаl wіth thе problems еаrlу, mаkіng thе wеddіng less ѕtrеѕѕful. Aftеr аll, the рlаnnіng аnd preparation should be fun. Yоu don’t wаnt to suffer frоm feelings оf оvеrwhеlm аnd аnxіеtу. Get thе іmроrtаnt thіngѕ оut оf the wау fіrѕt and thеn уоu wіll be аblе tо еnjоу the rеѕt of thе wedding рlаnnіng рrосеѕѕ.

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