Tuesday, October 18, 2016

The Family Game night Giveaways from Winning Moves

t is that time of the year, time for winter and staying inside with the family.  Enter to win the giveaway and win some games for your family. Good luck and thank you for stopping at Happily Ever Rushed.

The Family Game Night Giveaway from Winning Moves Games! Ends 11/09


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Monday, October 17, 2016

Enhancing the beauty of your home with Plantation Shutters

Mark is here today to share some ideas and helpful tips on installing shutters to help the look of your home! 
Enhancing the Beauty of Your Home by Installing Plantation Shutters
Looking forward to update your home? Thinking of the most appropriate window treatment for your home? Perhaps, every homeowner who is looking forward to remodel their home must be thinking the same. Although there are a variety of window covering options available in the market, perhaps the most appropriate one is the outdoor plantation shutter. You can avail these shutters from any good store both online and offline. The best part is that it takes only about a week’s time for the plantation shutters to be ready after you have placed the order for the same.
Below is an insight into the features of plantation shutters and how they enjoy a superior hand over other window treatments.

Why outdoor plantation shutters are better than other window treatments?
If you are confused among all those varieties of window treatments then you must read the following. A comparison of plantation shutters with other types of coverings have been discusses here.
  • Curtains- When compared to the curtains, the plantation shutters can be adjusted according to the need. When you need privacy, you need to draw the curtains, which ultimately block the fresh air and sunlight too. On the other hand, when you open the curtains, they do not offer any privacy or hardly control the sunlight entering into the room. However, in plantation shutters, the louvers can be adjusted from everything right from clear view to complete privacy. The best part is that you can half close it to enjoy privacy and sunlight both at the same time.

  • Shades- Shades are much similar to the curtains. When you close the shades, they do allow the ultimate level of privacy but also block all light and air. Furthermore, these shades are usually considered unattractive and inelegant, as they are not much appealing window treatments. Moving on to the plantation shutters, you can simply tilt the louvers and adjust it accordingly. Moreover, the poly resin composite plantation shutters enhance the overall appeal of the room.

  • Window blinds- While comparing the windows blinds with outdoor plantation shutters, they differ in value, quality and aesthetics. These window blinds are very tough to clean and hardly offers any energy efficient advantages. In addition to this, the strings attached to the blind’ louvers can break at any time. In fact, the material of blinds can break, bend or scratch. On the other hand, plantation shutters provides the best insulation and appear new for years. They do not need much maintenance too.

  • Traditional wood shutters- No doubt, traditional wood shutters look amazing but they are not as efficient as outdoor plantation shutters. It is true that wood shutters can crack, warp, swell or peel because they are built out of painted wood. Further, they are not good in dealing with moisture situations. However, the plantation shutters are very durable and eco-friendly. They are virtually indestructible and keep their gloss intact for the decades to come.

Besides this, the major benefit of plantation shutters is that they are completely safe even for small kids. Since they do not have dangling chords, children do not tend to get tangled up in them. Thus, if you have small babies who never stop running across the whole house, you must install outdoor plantation shutters only as window treatment.

Moreover, there are a variety of options available in plantation shutters. Right from different shades to designs, you can get a nice variety out of which you can choose according to your need.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

The Last Supper

  I remember the last time I had dinner with my friend. The dinner before everything changed.

We met at Applebee's and just to get to dinner was such a feat for us both. Work schedules, sick kids, husbands working overtime. Sometimes a simple plan Is the hardest to make happen.
When we finally made it to dinner we were just happy to be there. We chatted about all the things that friends chat about: 

Funny things our kids did
My frustration over my 4 year old arguing with me about clothes
Her same frustration that her 3 year old feels the same way about her clothes.
The amount of food her son can eat.
Budgets, coupon clipping and the wish that sometimes are husbands could help just a bit more.
Our upcoming vacations both first vacations for our families.
Our excitement for summer.
The softness and beauty of her newborn Daughter. Elly.
My continued wish/jealousy that I wasn't ableto have the third child I yearned for.

The usual subjects of two busy, tired, but loving mommas.

During dinner and our catch up, I joked that I would like to have her baby and could she give me her. All in jest of course.

She joked that I could take the other two (temporarily)  because the baby is so “chill” and that she was "one" with her mommy. Elly was the easy baby that makes you want more babies.

We talked about the sweet things that newborns do and how beautiful her daughter was.  They were just at our house for a play date so my girls and I had hugged, kissed and snuggled on Baby Elly. She was everything her momma said. Easy, beautiful, warm and lovely.

For a moment we talked about a serious matter – not our normal subject. It was me who brought it up. I asked about if they had a will and if so, who would they leave their kids to?  I said we didn’t have one but it is on our list of things to do. We talked about our worries if we, the mother’s were to go before their husbands. 

The usual fears of a mother who would leave their children behind. It was not our normal conversation, nothing serious are even at the time, something we could possibly imagine.

She said we are on her list of people she would leave her kids with.

 I felt honored.

As we finished our dinner we discussed our weekend plans. We were finally going to a flower nursery and filling up our empty flower beds. They were laying low because they had a new baby and that is what families with new babies do. 
The upcoming dance recital for their three year old. 
 We finished our dinner, paid our bills and tightly hugged in the parking lot. We headed home. A promise of a play date soon and a quick "love you" we headed our separate ways.

It was the last supper as we were in that moment – 
2 mommies - 2 daddies - 5 kids between us. 

2 days later on a warm April Saturday, in a flower nursery way out of the way. I missed a call from my friend. It was not normal for her to call me so early on a Saturday so I hurriedly listened to her voice mail.

 She told me that Elly was being life-flighted to the hospital and that she wasn’t breathing. Her voice put fear in my heart. I yelled to my husband that we had to go. Our flower pots half loaded. I quickly paid and Brian jumped in the car. As we traveled I called her over and over. No answer.

I prayed out loud and in my mind over and over that Baby Elly was okay.

Babies are resilient, please let her be okay.

Don’t do this to her mommy. Please let her be okay.

Please, please answer your phone. Please let them be okay.

Silence for 30 minutes. 

I walked in the door trying to patiently wait for a return call. Finally I told my husband that I was going. I was going to the hospital. I had to be there. I had to know if they were okay.

My phone finally rang – It was her.

I listened to my friend sobbing that her daughter was gone. Her baby had died. My sobs matched hers and I fell to my knees. My husband got me thru the moment, so I could go and help my friend.

It was the moment before the moment. I got back up and grabbed my keys. She said I didn't have to come. I told her there was nowhere else I would be. I steeled myself for the grief I knew was coming.  I will never forget the sound of her voice in that moment. I wish we could go back to our hug and hold just a second longer.

Have you been there? How did you handle it? Share with me, as I am sure if you have been there, you know. These are the calls that are life changing.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Maple and Spud Designs - Christmas Gift guide

  Every year I wait until after Thanksgiving to do my Christmas shopping. It makes me feel stressed and rushed so this year I knew two things:

1) We are going to try and scale down but also really look at what our daughters are currently into and then make a purchase based off of that. 
2) I was not waiting until December to do my shopping.

We always do one big thing for them to share and then try and do puzzles/books and of course, toys. 

Our girls are very into pretend and they love playing in our walk - in closet. They love to close the door and turn off the lights and play with flash lights.  I really wanted to make a play space for them that would give them privacy (keep my closet clean ) but still entertain their pretending little minds. 

Also, since we have two girls, I wanted something they could both play in, be comfortable and most of all. Grow into it. There is nothing worse than buying something that they grow out of quickly.

Over the summer I was shopping on ETSY. If you haven't used ETSY then give it a try. You support local businesses and almost everything is hand crafted. This gives your gift idea a quality look and something you can't find every where. 

I found a great shop on ETSY and thus my Christmas idea was born. Maple and Spud Designs  . 

We are getting our girls their very own Tee Pee. I am SO excited. 

Here is the awesome part about the Tee pee - You can create something that is just right for your child.  Nuala is the owner of Maple and Spud Designs and she hand makes these beautiful custom Tee Pee's. 
The picture is what we are choosing for the girls but we did a few changes. We will have two flags, one for each girl. Our floor mat will match the fabric of the tee pee and we ordered the largest size so that there is lots of room! 


The set up is really easy and if you need to the Tee Pee closes right up for easy storage. I love the fabric on this Tee Pee. For us it was the perfect blend of soft to go with the house and still girly enough that our kids will love it. 

I am also a sucker for good customer service so when Nuala and were chatting about what I needed for Christmas she was more than happy to help. She answered every question and sent me pictures so I could choose just the right touches to make this a special Christmas. 

If you are struggling for something for  your child for Christmas, think about a Tee pee. Their own space to pretend and hours of entertainment. 

Thank you to Nuala for all of her help, I can't wait to see their little faces on Christmas morning.

What is your early Christmas plan? Do you have one yet?

Monday, October 10, 2016

Securing your home with Installing Roller Shutters

Jack is here today to share his ideas and tips on how to make your home more secure. Check out these great tips.

Secure your Home with Installing Roller Shutters
As we talk of roller shutter, it is a type of door that can also be used for windows. The shutters consist of many horizontal slats and bars hinged all together. Down the years, roller shutters were simply designed but as of now with the advancement in technology they are finely materialized. Presently many high quality elements are available in the market to improve their value and aesthetic appeal. One can find different designs according to one’s taste and preferences. Usually roller shutters are used for industrial purposes but they can be used in domestic areas like garages, stores and street shops. One can also install these on home windows if one feels the beauty is not hampered. Now this becomes easy to secure home with installing Roller Shutters as they are extremely versatile in design, meeting all the requirements pleasantly.

Multi-usages of Roller Shutters:
It has been globally accepted that roller shutters are most secured method of security for industries. However, in addition to that now many people prefer them for domestic use. The shutters are usually fitted externally and they ensure intense protection against vandalism and burglary.

In short, these roller shutters can be considered as a most reliable method of security for homes. So, it all depends upon the user to select the right kind of shutter for his home. Before the purchase of roller shutters, there are some features that will help the customer to buy the product. The features are appended below:

  • Electrically or manually operated
  • Reversing of the coil if needed
  • Galvanized silver finish
  • Flexible to combine vision and solid slats together
  • Easy to install without any loss
  • Powder coated
  • Available as perforated or solid
  • Span width to great extent
  • Deliver better vision
Benefits of Installing Roller Shutters:
As explained above, roller shutters are most secured systems of security and they are available in different color, shades and designs that definitely change the outer appearance. They tended to be known as sterile because of such appearance. Manufacturers can “make to order” as per client’s requirement. The modern designs of roller shutters have crossed a great way to reach today’s perfection. They offer several benefits to the homeowners.

The powder coating is one of the long lasting processes that don’t give a chance for re-paint. There are few key advantages of having a secure home with installing Roller Shutters are:

  • Designed with a specific purpose, which is to enhance appearance and provide security to home.
  • Made with high quality materials that retain their beauty and form throughout the hot and cold seasons of the year.
  • Installed in a timely and professional manner by experts. The specialized installers tailor the design according to their client’s convenience.
  • They can be used for a wide range of applications in different areas which may include doors, windows or garage doors.
  • They are even suitable for every type of extreme climatic condition. They can keep the interior of cool when summer heat prevails. Again, they can retain heat in the premise during chilling winter.
  • Shutters help in reducing the consumption of energy at home. They can be used as a brilliant option to save energy and minimize monthly power bills.
  • They protect against burglary and theft by discouraging unwanted and unauthorized access to premises.
  • They help in keeping residential building safe and secure giving enough scope to maintain privacy without any trouble.

Different Types of Roller Shutters:
In order to secure home with installing Roller Shutters, One needs to contact best installation company to get the desired products with customized capabilities. They can be found in diverse range of colors, sizes and shapes. Here is a quick list of various types of roller shutters are:

  1. Electric roller shutters
  2. Insulated roller shutters
  3. Sectional roller shutters
  4. Steel hinged roller shutters
  5. Expanding roller shutters