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MODA offers tips on caring for area rugs

MODA offers tips on caring for area rugs

By Janice Howell, vice president, MODA Floors & Interiors, www.ModaFloorsandInteriors.com

Area rugs need the same attention and consistent maintenance as your carpeting, ceramic tile or hardwood flooring. Knowing what’s expected of you regarding their upkeep can be a determining factor in the type of rugs you purchase.

Although a handmade rug is a work of art, it’s made to be walked on. So are all machine-made rugs. With usage, as the top layers of pile break, (in most cases wool), the pile looks shinier and smoother, and with light exposure the colors look more harmonious.

Here are a few steps to make sure that your area rug ages gracefully, naturally and beautifully.

Fulton County to Host Information Workshop for Future Homeowners

Fulton County to Host Information Workshop for Future Homeowners

Fulton County residents with dreams of owning a home are invited to attend a “Do You Dream of Owning Your Own Home?” information session on Tuesday, June 26, 2012.  Future homebuyers can learn more about all eligibility requirements of the Home Ownership Program (HOP) and the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP).  The workshop hosted by the Department of Housing and Human Services Office of Housing and Community Development will be held from 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at the South Fulton Service Center.  The Service Center is located at 5600 Stonewall Tell Road in College Park, Georgia 30349.

Pike Nurseries, Concentrics Restaurants host garden-to-table event

Pike Nurseries, Concentrics Restaurants host garden-to-table event

ATLANTA -- If you're planning to plant a summer garden, Pike Nurseries is hosting the perfect event to learn all about growing fresh vegetables and herbs.

The Georgia-based chain of nurseries has teamed up with Concentrics Restaurants for a Garden-to-Table Chef Event. Expert gardeners and at-home chefs will teach Pike customers how to use their home-grown crops in custom recipes. There will also be cooking demonstrations.

The garden-to-table event is free to attend. Seminars and demonstrations will be held at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 5 at all 14 metro Atlanta Pike locations.

Acworth
3602 Cobb Parkway

Alpharetta
2955 Holcomb Bridge Road

Atlanta
Chastain (4020 Roswell Road)
Lindbergh (2410 Camellia Lane NE)
Toco Hills (2101 LaVista Road)

Cumming
6050 Bethelview Road

Johns Creek
5795 State Bridge Road

Pike Nurseries to hold 'Countdown to Spring Sale'

Pike Nurseries to hold 'Countdown to Spring Sale'

ATLANTA -- Spring is on its way to metro Atlanta, and Pike Nurseries is helping residents prepare by offering 10 days of big savings on colorful springtime plants.

The Countdown to Spring Sale will begin on Wednesday, March 7 and run through Friday, March 16, with a different item on sale every day. Visit www.pikenursery.com to see which items are marked down and when.

DEALCHICKEN: $49 for $110 from Laughing Rainbow Cleaning Services

DEALCHICKEN: $49 for $110 from Laughing Rainbow Cleaning Services

ATLANTA -- Make sure that your home is sparkling clean with Wednesday's DealChicken Atlanta deal.

For one day only, DealChicken members can save 55 percent on two hours of housing cleaning from Buckhead-based Laughing Rainbow Cleaning Services. That's $49 for a scrub down with environmentally-friendly cleaning products, valued at $110.

Laughing Rainbow sets itself apart by sending the same cleaners to clients' houses for every appointment. Why the name? The company owner named it for her two daughters -- Ayeola (which means "rainbow") and Sekaya (meaning "laughter").

This deal expires on June 29, 2012 and is good for customers who live inside the perimeter; those outside the service area must pay a fee ranging from $15 to $30.

Holiday Gifts that make mealtime more fun! $15 = $30 worth of personalized plates + placemats

Holiday Gifts that make mealtime more fun! $15 = $30 worth of personalized plates + placemats

Spruce up your child's meal with Customized Unbreakable Melamine Plates - Perfect for Gift Giving! Get a plate for every season and every occasion by CLICKING HERE TO PAY $15 and get $30 worth of personalized plates and placemats from Spiffy Kids.

THIS EXCLUSIVE DEAL ENDS THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1ST AT MIDNIGHT

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