5 Texas Gifts for Father’s Day

5 Texas Gifts for Father’s Day

Fathers’ Day falls on Sunday, June 15th this year, and it’s the perfect time to show your love and appreciation for that special man in your life. If you still haven’t found the perfect gift for dear ol’ Dad, there is still time. Here are 5 ideas for Texas gifts ideas that will make your Father’s Day special. 1) NFL Football Tickets. One of the things Texans love most is football. And since football season is only a few months away, give the gift of football tickets to the football loving guy in your life. Click for tickets to a Houston Texans game or…

6 Inexpensive Summertime Day Trips across Texas

6 Inexpensive Summertime Day Trips across Texas

Pack some snacks, fill up the gas tank, and grab the kids: it’s time for the summertime staple – the road trip! Whether you choose to cruise down I-30, I -45, I-10, or the smaller highways that crisscross Texas, there’s something exciting about hitting the road and exploring the Lone Star State. Whether you’re pressed for time or money, we’ve come up with 6 special day trip getaways, each located less than a gas tank away. From the Dallas-Fort Worth Area: 1) Granbury – Located 65 miles from Dallas, visit this picturesque town filled with Victorian buildings,  antique shops, a lake,…

Reviewing Predictions for Texas in the 2014 Hurricane Season

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June 1st marked the beginning of 2014 Hurricane Season, so residents of the Texas Gulf Coast want to know what they can expect. Each year, four different weather and climate institutions issue their predictions, so we want to analyze what they have to say to ensure that Texans are ready for what might happen: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Colorado State University (CSU) WSI Tropical Storm Risk (TSR) of University College London Wind and Cool Water Make Fewer Storms The main factor hindering the buildup of storms in the 2014 Hurricane Season is the abundance of wind and…

5 Ways to Make Moving with Kids Enjoyable for Everyone

5 Ways to Make Moving with Kids Enjoyable for Everyone

While moving may be an exciting time for you, it can be a stressful time for your children. A move takes them away from their routine, and they are apt to be even more anxious about the move if they have concerns about their new home or their new school. So how do you make the move easier on your children? By making moving fun! Here are 5 tips to create a fun move for the whole family. Hold a goodbye party. Your children may have fond memories of the home you are leaving behind, especially if it is the…

Moving Across Texas? Enjoy 5 Tips for Transferring Your Service

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Picture this: you’ve spent hours packing up your entire house… you’re sweaty, tired, and have just enough energy to drive to your new home in a new Texas city… you’re ready for a nice shower and to relax, and as soon as you get to the new house, it hits you – you forgot to turn on the utilities. And now, you have no electricity, no water, and you’re not quite sure when you’re getting them. Don’t let this happen to you! If you are moving across Texas from one great city in the Lone Star State to another, here…

Moving to Texas from Out of State? 7 Tips for Signing up for New Service

Moving to Texas from Out of State? 7 Tips for Signing up for New Service

With a booming job market and low cost of living, it’s no wonder why people are flocking to the Lone Star State. Whether you are moving to a big city or quaint small town, Texas has a lot to offer. Moving to a new state brings a sense of excitement; however it brings a lot of stress too. One of those stressors is disconnecting and signing up for new home services and utilities. It can be quite a juggling act balancing disconnecting your current utilities and signing up for utilities in your new home. To help with that stress, here…

5 Tips for Beating the Texas Heat with Your Move

5 Tips for Beating the Texas Heat with Your Move

If you’re planning a move this summer, you are not alone. Statistically, summer is the most popular season for home moves and, when you compare it to winter, it’s easy to see the benefits. But while moving in the summer means you won’t have to worry about carrying packages in frigid temperatures, you’ll still being doing some heavy work in the Texas heat. Can you beat the Texas heat and survive your summer move? Well, we’re happy to provide these 5 tips: Right move, right time. As soon as you decide you’re going to move, your next decision should be…

5 Tips to Get Your Family Ready for the Texas Summer

5 Tips to Get Your Family Ready for the Texas Summer

It’s almost summer in Texas, and for those who have experienced it before, you know that these next few months are no joke when it comes to heat. During a Texas summer, the sun’s always shining, and that thermometer is constantly on the climb. We want you to be safe this summer, so we’re giving you 5 tips to get your family ready for the hot, hot heat! Make sure to buy sunscreen and wear plenty of it. You and your family should apply sunscreen any time you’re heading out in the sun. Keep in mind that the sun’s rays…

It’s Not Summer, but the Heat has Arrived: A Sunscreen Guide for Texas

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Warm sunny days just beg to be spent outdoors. While proper hydration is important for the body, many people overlook the importance of taking care of their skin. Long hours spent in the sun can be very damaging to the skin, and while the pain of a sunburn isn’t too long lived, the underlying damage can cause health issues later on in life. Annually over 2 million people will have some type of skin cancer. One in 50 men and women will be diagnosed with melanoma which is the most serious form of skin cancer. Children should take even extra…

Choosing the Texas Moving Company that’s Right for You

Choosing the Texas Moving Company that’s Right for You

Moving companies aren’t something most people give much thought to because, simply put, you don’t need one until it’s time to move. When that day does finally come, though, selecting the best moving company for your Texas home can be very important. Since it’s almost summer – and most people move during this time of year – we thought it would be a good idea to look into what you can do to determine the Texas moving company that’s right for you. What do I need? To select the company that’s going to help with your move across the Lone…