The Many Benefits of Backup Power Generators

  • October 28, 2016
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power-27436_640The human race relying on power isn’t a new thing, but as we include more and more technology in our day to day lives, our reliance has become more severe than ever before. The chances are you use power in some form for most of the day, especially living in the first world. Power grids can’t always handle it, and there are many reasons for outages. Some of us can get by, but in all honesty, certain scenarios mean that this isn’t an option, and you need a generator to produce power for your building, whether it is residential or a business.

The grid going down is a pain, and can affect things like watching the television, which aren’t too severe, but think of all the other things potentially affected – communications in an emergency, if you’re a business owner you can lose a fortune by not being connected to electricity, and you may even need power for your heating. When you throw these things into the mix, it is clear to see why backup generators aren’t just optional for most of us but essential.

Graston Generators in the Houston, TX area offer a great solution for backup power generators of all different varieties, with options to suit different preferences and budgets. The technology driving power generators continues to improve and some of the models on todays market are amazing. A reputable company such as these will be able to help with advice and installation to ensure you get the right model for your home or business.

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Halloween Inspired Haberdashery Projects

  • October 6, 2016
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Halloween is the most fun time of the year! It’s the annual celebration of the dead and departed, although through modern culture it has developed into a spooktacular festival that involves a lot of treats and some outrageous costumes! Whether you’re hosting a themed party this year, or just want to get your home looking festive, have a look at some of these Halloween inspired haberdashery projects to get the ball rolling!


Turn weaves of yarn into pumpkins, ghosts and spiders and string them across your home for some friendly yet festive decoration! These no-sew garlands are a super simple way to dress up a doorway, mantel or hang from a mirror. This is an easy project that your young ones could get involved in too! All you need is some string, coloured yarn, scissors, pipe cleaners and a dining chair – all items you can pick up from a haberdashery (though I assume you already have a chair!). There a loads of no-sew tutorials available online so you’re bound to find one that suits your theme.


screen-shot-2016-10-06-at-12-50-49Using white/cream yarn and a sharpie, you can create these adorable ghost tassels to hang around your home or hand out with party favours! Wrap the yarn around a piece of card 20 times and then slip a longer piece of yarn under the wrapped piece and tie a knot. Pull the piece of card out from inside the wrapped yarn and then tie another piece of yarn three quarters of the way up to help form the ghost’s head. Using the permanent marker (or sharpie pen) draw on your ghoul’s eyes and there you have it!


Whether you want to crochet or knit a blanket, there are hundreds of step by step tutorials for both beginners and advanced crafters all over the internet. This Halloween inspired blanket is ideal for young children or babies who may want to join in the fun! Or perhaps use it as a throw for your guests to sit on on the sofa, or as a tablecloth underneath a creepy display of candles and pumpkins!


Likewise, you can always patchwork square yourself a blanket using coloured and printed fabrics that match the aesthetic of your party! This orange, gold and black design is covered in celestial imagery, depicting mysticism and traditional Halloween silhouettes such as pumpkins, black cats, witches and astrology – perfect once again as a sofa or chair throw.


screen-shot-2016-10-06-at-12-52-13If you’re in to crocheting then these little creatures are a perfect addition to your crafty talents! Crochet a ghost or knit a bat… they’ll look adorable and the kids will love them. They’re easy to make and aren’t too time consuming – this little ghosty was made from yarn and a tiny scrap of felt. Similarly, you could whip up some bottle or jar covers using your crochet skills – check out these funky pumpkin cosies that slide over mason jars for your banquet table!

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