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New Construction or Home Renovations Posted By : Leeanne Kunnert

Thu, 14 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0400

Should you renovate the current space you are living in or go out and purchase a new construction home that has everything you could want? This question doesn't have a one size fits all answer for all homeowners. The location of the current home is an issue that plagues many homeowners.



Renovations Versus New Construction Posted By : Leeanne Kunnert

Tue, 10 May 2016 00:00:00 -0400

An old age question that contractors are often asked; should we move forward with renovations on an existing home or opt for new construction? There are factors on both sides of the discussion that need to be evaluated when deciding what is right for you and your family. When considering between renovations and new construction take a look at the following five things.



Heraldic Arms Tell A Story When Used To Design Hand Crafted Canes Posted By : Leeanne Kunnert

Tue, 19 Apr 2016 00:00:00 -0400

As individuals age their balance often becomes compromised. Over time the use of a cane stops being optional and becomes a necessity. When choosing a walking stick or cane as an everyday accessory it is important that not only does it function properly but that is also offers and aesthetic value.



Considerations With New Construction Posted By : Leeanne Kunnert

Thu, 14 Apr 2016 00:00:00 -0400

Building a home from the ground up is a dream that many homeowners have. With new construction homeowners can design the perfect home to include all of the special features, colors, materials and such that they have always wanted. As fantastic as all of it sounds the truth is that building a new home come with its own special set of difficulties.



Purchasing A New Construction Home Posted By : Leeanne Kunnert

Thu, 31 Mar 2016 00:00:00 -0400

Building a home from the ground up can be very exciting. New construction allows you to make every choice and decision that involves your new home from flooring materials to the backsplash tiles. It can be slightly overwhelming so it is important not to get too caught up in the little decisions and that you focus on what is really important in the new home construction process.



Firewood for Winter Warmth Posted By : Diane Forster

Mon, 26 Nov 2012 00:00:00 -0500

Winters is well on its way and as the temperature begins to plummet, the need to cost effectively keep the home warm increases. Conventional heating methods involving gas and electricity have proven to be rather costly in recent years. This has paved the way for more traditional heating methods to make a comeback such as fire places which has led to more people seeking firewood for sale.



Purchasing A Wheelchair Accessible Home Posted By : Kevin Germain

Thu, 22 Sep 2011 00:00:00 -0400

Looking for a new home is time consuming and downright painful. Imagine however if you were looking for a home that needed to be handicap accessible. Your laundry list of requirements is totally different than the average homeowner. It is important to find a home that can be easily altered to become wheelchair accessible if you have not found one that is already suited for the needs a wheelchair imposes.



What You Need To Know About Animals On A Coat Of Arms Posted By : Mark White

Thu, 22 Sep 2011 00:00:00 -0400

The meanings can also change depending on the country where the family lived when the coat of arms was issued. For example, a lion generally signified fierce courage. In Ireland, however, it tended to represent the season that came just before summer arrived. It tended to represent someone who was a great warrior or a clan chief.



Then And Now: The Beginnings Of Heraldry And Where It Is Today Posted By : Mark White

Fri, 16 Sep 2011 00:00:00 -0400

People continue to study heraldry because its history is so fascinating. It is an ancient form of identification that has been around for thousands of years and it still continues to be popular with people today. Because there are so many variations in colors, shapes and patterns heraldry is rightly known as an art form as well as a science.



Then And Now: How Coats Of Arms Could Be Used To Signify A Marriage Posted By : Mark White

Thu, 15 Sep 2011 00:00:00 -0400

In the middle ages, coats of arms were an important tool that was used to determine who a person was. It told a story about their family and what their accomplishments were. It was useful for identifying someone in battle and was often a place where recognition for extraordinary deeds was displayed for everyone to see.



What To Consider When Giving Gifts That Show Your Family Pride Posted By : Mark White

Sat, 10 Sep 2011 00:00:00 -0400

You may want to give items to people who are joining your family or to people who are also interested in where the family has come from and the accomplishments that they may have achieved in the past. Here is some information that you can use in order to choose the right family pride gift for any member of your family.



Why Are There Animals On My Coat Of Arms? Posted By : Mark White

Thu, 08 Sep 2011 00:00:00 -0400

These animals may appear on the shield portion itself or may be placed on either side of the shield and look as if they are holding it up. The animals that appear on the shield portion itself are known as charges whereas the animals that hold the shield up are, appropriately, known as supporters.



What You Need To Consider When Researching Your Family's Coat Of Arms Posted By : Mark White

Wed, 07 Sep 2011 00:00:00 -0400

One of the first things to do is to look into the genealogical history that belonged to your family. You need to find out which member of the family you were descended from. This is important as certain family members may have completed different accomplishments or used specific devices on their coat of arms.



Methods You Can Use To Find An Ancestor's Coat Of Arms Posted By : Mark White

Thu, 25 Aug 2011 00:00:00 -0400

There may have been a common root crest or coat of arms but this was usually personalized with different images so that it was possible to tell which member of a family someone was dealing with. Here are some tips that you can use in order to make sure that the crest or coat of arms that you use in your home is the right one for your family.



How You Can Show Pride In Your Family's Ancestral Roots Posted By : Mark White

Tue, 23 Aug 2011 00:00:00 -0400

An increasing number of individuals are beginning to research their family roots. There are websites that you can use to find out where your ancestors came from as well as societies that are dedicated to helping members discover what their ancestors were up to. One piece of information that many people come across is what their family crest looks like.



The Evolution of a Family Coat of Arms Posted By : Mark White

Wed, 17 Aug 2011 00:00:00 -0400

If you are fortunate enough to have a family history that allows you to trace your family's coat of arms from generation to generation you may find that it is quite different in later years than it may have been when the family was first awarded the right to bear arms.



How To Search For An Ancestor's Coat Of Arms Posted By : Mark White

Fri, 12 Aug 2011 00:00:00 -0400

In the past, a coat of arms was not useable by all members of a particular family. Instead, they were awarded to a specific member of a family. If there was a coat of arms that was used by more than one member of a family there were usually different images that would show the birth ranks or other identifying features of various family members.



Religious Coats Of Arms - What Do They Mean? Posted By : Mark White

Mon, 08 Aug 2011 00:00:00 -0400

One of the first things to look at on a religious coat of arms is the type of headgear that sits on top of the shield. There are a number of ecclesiastical hats and crowns. These signify that the bearer of a coat of arms was a member of the clergy.



Why It Is Important To Research A Family Coat Of Arms Carefully Posted By : Mark White

Mon, 01 Aug 2011 00:00:00 -0400

If you are planning on displaying a family crest or coat of arms in your home you need to be careful of how you research it. If you came from an English or Scottish family the main coat of arms was transferred down through the family. This exchange usually occurred between a father and his eldest son.



My Coat Of Arms Has A Cross On It - What Does This Mean? Posted By : Mark White

Thu, 28 Jul 2011 00:00:00 -0400

Many people look at their family coat of arms and see that it is adorned by a cross. Crosses are a common theme that is repeated on many different coats of arms. While a cross often denotes that the bearer fought in the Crusades the exact type of cross can have additional meaning that can give a person information about their family's history and the activities that their ancestor may have been involved with.



Animals On Coats Of Arms - More Than Just Decoration Posted By : Mark White

Tue, 26 Jul 2011 00:00:00 -0400

When looking at a coat of arms or a seal, one thing that many people notice is that there are animals or birds worked into the design. The animals and birds are normally found in one of two locations. The first is on the shield itself. The second is not on the shield, but standing off to one side of it. These are known as supporters because their paws or other body parts support the shield as it stands upright.



Greenhouse Supplies Posted By : Alexander Sutton

Mon, 25 Jul 2011 00:00:00 -0400

Thinking of starting your own greenhouse? Great idea! Greenhouse gardening can be a very rewarding hobby or business venture. You'll of course need the best greenhouse supplies. Here are some of the things you will need to consider.



How To Research Your Family Tree And Find Your Own Coat Of Arms Posted By : Mark White

Fri, 22 Jul 2011 00:00:00 -0400

Finding your family's crest or coat of arms may seem daunting but it doesn't have to be. The search for your family's crest can often be very entertaining as you discover colorful stories from your genealogical past. Even a coat of arms itself may have an interesting or entertaining story connected to it.



The Historical Importance of Seals and Family Crests Posted By : Mark White

Tue, 12 Jul 2011 00:00:00 -0400

While many people think that family crests are simply a way of paying homage to their roots, the fact is that in the Middle Ages, both seals and coats of arms played a critical role in society. In fact, in some areas it was a criminal offence to use a coat of arms if you were not entitled to use one or if you utilized the coat of arms of another person without their consent.



How to Understand a Family Coat of Arms Posted By : Mark White

Wed, 06 Jul 2011 00:00:00 -0400

While it can be fun to look at a family crest or coat of arms, it may not mean as much if you do not know what the different components mean. While the actual look of a seal or coat of arms may vary quite a bit from family to family or even from country to country, learning more about the different areas can help give you a working knowledge of your history and lineage.