Tips for a Family Beach Day!!

tips for a great family beach day
“There’s something about the smell of fresh air and sound of waves that instantly relaxes the soul.  A day at the beach with friends or family can be loads of fun.” 

Discovered on H2O Bungalow!!

#summer #freshair #family #beach

Glamping Hub’s Top Awards for 2016!

The world’s top glamping sites have been hand-picked and awarded for their excellence by Glamping Hub, the go-to website for booking outdoor experiences and nature-based accommodations.

Glamping Hub’s Greatest 2016 awards were released today, and the top glamping sites from the U.S., Canada, Australia, and select countries in Europe grace this year’s list.

“As we’ve come to establish ourselves as an authority in the luxury camping world, creating an award to go out to some of our top hosts made sense,” said Ruben Martinez, co-founder of Glamping Hub.

This is the first year Glamping Hub has decided to give out the award, though they plan to make it a yearly event. Each site was chosen based on various criteria—popularity with guests, structure uniqueness, and its access to the outdoors.

“We feel lucky to have so many great places listed on our website and really honored to be able to give our best sites and site owners this distinction,” Martinez said.

To have a look at the year’s best glamping sites, please visit this page, where you can enter to win a $500 Glamping Hub gift certificate by following the page’s instructions and signing up for the Glamping Hub newsletter.

Glamping Hub has grown to the world’s leading portal for booking unique, outdoor-based accommodations in three years. With thousands of unique accommodations all around the world, Glamping Hub works to create a global community of nature lovers and adventure seekers alike.


— Glamping Hub Launched in 2012, Glamping Hub is the world’s first online booking platform offering luxury camping and alternative accommodations on all five continents. With more than 7,000 unique glamping units in 90 countries, and a vast range of prices and amenities, Glamping Hub connects travelers with nature in a whole new way, providing off-the-grid, sustainable and truly one-of-a-kind lodging and outdoor adventure in some of the most breathtaking landscapes on earth. For more information, please visit, or feel free to contact marketing director Katie Stearns at

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Go check out Glamping for details and to check out all the amazing places you can Glamp!

Preventative Measures for Your Garage Door!

Preventative Measures for Your Garage Door


When it comes to taking care of your beloved home, the saying “better to be safe than sorry” really rings true. Even something as simple as a missing screw or broken door spring deserves attention and repair. If you have been putting off getting a garage door repair, then you might want to take a moment to learn why fixing and maintaining a fully-functional garage is so important. Prevention is the key to staying protected and safe.


Misaligned Door Tracks


When the tracks of your garage door are out of sync, it can totally ruin the functionality of your garage. Moreover, misalignment in the tracks can set the pace for a new set of problems, such as malfunctioning and missing parts and pieces. So it is best to nip this issue in the bud the moment you suspect that something is wrong. Another danger of a misaligned door track could be that the door collapses or falls down on your car, yourself, or a family member. While it’s a worst-case scenario, it is not unheard of, so be sure to this problem taken care of at the first sign of trouble.


Unpredictable Door Commands


While you might not have misaligned door tracks, you may find that your garage door opens and closes sporadically and sometimes not at all. Other times, the door might open and close without you commanding it to, or have partial functionality. This can be especially risky if you have small children or pets in your home. An unpredictable garage door is an extremely dangerous one (besides being annoying,) so be sure to get in touch with a reputable home repair service as quickly as you can. They will check things out and ensure that there aren’t any other problems pertaining to your garage.


Missing or Broken Parts


Finally, an issue that you may not even be aware of is that of missing or broken parts and pieces. Your garage door includes many different components, and sometimes the door will appear to function properly even though there is a piece that is missing or not attached correctly. This is why it is always a good idea to take preventative measures and have a trained and certified professional check your garage door on an annual basis. They can assure you that everything is in proper working order, as well as spot any imperfections or malfunctions that you may have missed. That can help you avoid problems (and save money) later on.
You take pride in your home, so be sure to pay attention to every single part of it. All it takes is a simple phone call to have a maintenance or repair company look over things and put your mind at ease.

The benefits of walk in bath tubs!!!

The benefits of walk in bath tubs.  Have you seen those commercials for those walk in bath tubs, the ones that are geared toward seniors and those with limited mobility? The truth is, although walk in tubs are great for those reasons, there are actually many benefits to every member of your family to having one installed.

If you aren’t familiar with walk in tubs, basically they are designed so that instead of having to step up and over the lip of the tub, the user can simply walk into the tub through a door in the side of the tub.  Most often, these tubs also feature a built-in seat or bench so that the user can shower sitting down. This can be a great option for older kids who may prefer to shower, but who might otherwise not be able to do so safely, for fear of falling.  Similarly, children with special needs may need to be able to step into the shower and sit down in this way.

To enhance your walk in tub bathing experience, there are several options that can be added. For example, you can have therapeutic jets or special shower heads added, for a truly customized, spa-like experience that everyone can enjoy.

Walk in bathtubs come in a variety of configurations and shapes, and they can fit into smaller spaces than might not otherwise be able to accommodate a standard tub. Walk in bath tubs take up less room than a standard tub, because they do not require the length that a standard tub does.  This smaller footprint allows them to be installed even in bathroom that is quite small.

The safety features of these tubs are very appealing to many would-be users. The raised seats make getting in and out quite easy and safe, lowering the risk of falling. Safety rails add to the safety features, which can be particularly useful for transferring to and from wheelchairs, for example.

The doors on walk in tubs are watertight, so that there is no chance of water leaking out of the tub on to the floor. That is a common misconception and worry for many people who consider getting these tubs. And it’s with good reason. A wet bathroom floor (presumably tile) can pose a very real safety risk for the entire family, but particularly for those who are elderly or who have limited mobility.  Know that if you purchase your tub from a qualified installer, they will test to ensure that the seal is, in fact, water tight so there is no risk of slipping and falling.

If you have people in your family who would benefit from a walk in tub, it’s definitely worth looking into. They are easy to install and there are lots of reputable dealers out there who will be happy to give you an in-home estimate.

Thanks to Andrea Simon for another great contribution!

It’s Giveaway Time ~ Elizabeth Jamieson Designs!!!

shoulder bag beach bag designs
piper cross body bag

It’s Giveaway time!!! This time Elizabeth Jamieson Designs is giving away one of her fabulous “Piper” Cross body Bags!!! The one in the photo above is the exact bag she is giving away to one lucky winner! The value of this bag is $119!!

Her bags are wonderful for the beach, on-the-go or anywhere fun!!
Here are some details about her designs!!
Handwoven Cross body and Shoulder Bags

Grosgrain Ribbon, Frayed Canvas and Denim Wraps

24K Gold Plated Embellishments, Sea Shells and Vintage Findings

Leather Straps and Drawstring Pulls tied off with Freshwater Pearls and Wine Corks

Interchangeable  Bow Options Available for the Shoulder Bag so “One Bag Is All You Need!”

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(If you don’t leave a comment  below then you WON’T be entered!)


 #Contest #Giveaway #Coastal #Beach  #Ocean #Shells  #Home #Win #Facebook

Details: Open to U.S. citizens over 18 years old. Giveaway ends May 9, 2016.  Winner will be selected by  Winner has 48 hours to respond to our email announcement of winning or another winner will be selected.