Protect Your Deck This Holiday Season

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The snow is slowly falling and your home is all ready for guests, neighbors and family members to enjoy. Did you remember to not only get the interior of your home ready for the winter months but also your exterior? During the winter, your home’s exterior, which also includes your deck, is actually more vulnerable to damage if it’s not properly protected. Are there some easy tips to keep it ready for the upcoming new year? You bet and I’m sharing a few with you now! 

  1. Declutter If you are one to put plenty of planters and plants on your deck, hopefully you removed them before the cold started! Be sure to clear away all the clutter on your deck! Leaving this behind can leave wood discoloration when the snow makes its way to your area. The best way to do this is to store these pots and planters in your garage or under your deck if you don’t have enough room. If you have any patio furniture, this also should be stowed away from the winter or stacked in a shed that’s well protected. 
  2. Remove Any Buildup or Mold – YUCK! There is nothing worse than having mildew or mold present especially when it comes to your deck. The bad part is it’s a pretty common breeding ground for them because it will attract moisture in between the tight boards or cracks. Before you close up shop for the winter, remove all that you can so it makes it easier to NOT have to do afterwards.
  3. Use A Water Repellent Seal – If you really want to make sure that your deck is prepared for the winter, using a seal is the thing to do! Having a high-quality sealant that will fill in the cracks as well as coat your deck surface like a shield against ice and moisture will untilatemly help you in the long wrong. It may require the removal of any prior finishes but it does result in well worth the extra work that you’re putting in to make it last longer for years to come. 

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4. Replace The Wood – If this is the year you think that your deck just needs replacement because the wood is rotting, my suggestion would be to replace it. Who can you call to help you in this jam? The friendly company at Brazilian Wood Depot is your answer! Installing this hardwood deck is an investment and something that will last you and your family a lifetime, help raise the value of your home just eliminate all the headaches of typical decks you’ve seen or used in the psat. Located in the Atlanta area, they offer low-maintenance additions and hassle free wood for your home. To ensure its color longevity, apply a deck oil just once person season! That’s right, no need for treatments to prevent insect issues or forgetting to replace the wood board. One of my favorites is Ipe decking! Ipe is one of the hardest woods in the world which is why it’s incredibly popular for its durability and longevity. It’s also naturally resistant to mold, fire, decay and insect attack. It comes in a rich brown with red amber hues. The grain is extremely dense and tight with visible cathedral arches and contrasting grain patterns. It’s truly a wow factor when it comes to decks and one of your guests will be raving about. 

5. Remove Snow – Similar to removing snow off your driveway when you see it, you’ll want to do the same for your deck too. Remember to shovel in the same direction as the boards run to avoid damaging the finish if you can. Although you may think to put salt or other ice melting products on your deck, my advice would be not too. It actually might cause discoloration or more damage to the wood. 

Of course there are just a few ways ways you can protect your deck in the winter. Remember to have protective insulation during the cold drifting snow days and if you decided to shovel snow off your roof and deck, dress as warmly as possible! Hopefully these tips can help you keep your deck ready for the warmer months to come as well as the headache that may come with all the wear and tear it endures too. If any questions or concerns come up, I’d also suggest called the staff at Brazilian Wood Depot to assist you in what to do. Regardless, do your best and know that it’ll all be worth it when Spring arrives. 

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Creative Ways to Prepare for Christmas

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Trust Basics

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Whether you’re seeking to manage your own assets, control how your assets are distributed after your death, or plan for incapacity, trusts can help you accomplish your estate planning goals. Their power is in their versatility–many types of trusts exist, each designed for a specific purpose. Although trust law is complex and establishing a trust requires the services of an experienced attorney, mastering the basics isn’t hard.

What is a trust?

A trust is a legal entity that holds assets for the benefit of another. Basically, it’s like a container that holds money or property for somebody else. There are three parties in a trust arrangement:


Whether you’re seeking to manage your own assets, control how your assets are distributed after your death, or plan for incapacity, trusts can help you accomplish your estate planning goals. For more information, consult an experienced attorney.


  • The grantor (also called a settlor or trustor): The person(s) who creates and funds the trust
  • The beneficiary: The person(s) who receives benefits from the trust, such as income or the right to use a home, and has what is called equitable title to trust property
  • The trustee: The person(s) who holds legal title to trust property, administers the trust, and has a duty to act in the best interest of the beneficiary

You create a trust by executing a legal document called a trust agreement. The trust agreement names the beneficiary and trustee, and contains instructions about what benefits the beneficiary will receive, what the trustee’s duties are, and when the trust will end, among other things.

Funding a trust

You can put almost any kind of asset in a trust, including cash, stocks, bonds, insurance policies, real estate, and artwork. The assets you choose to put in a trust will depend largely on your goals. For example, if you want the trust to generate income, you should put income-producing assets, such as bonds, in your trust. Or, if you want your trust to create a fund that can be used to pay estate taxes or provide for your family at your death, you might fund the trust with a life insurance policy.

Potential trust advantages:

  • Minimize estate taxes
  • Shield assets from potential creditors
  • Avoid the expense and delay of probate
  • Preserve assets for your children until they are grown (in case you should die while they are still minors)
  • Create a pool of investments that can be managed by professional money managers
  • Set up a fund for your own support in the event of incapacity
  • Shift part of your income tax burden to beneficiaries in lower tax brackets
  • Provide benefits for charity

Potential trust disadvantages

  • There are costs associated with setting up and maintaining a trust, which may include trustee fees, professional fees, and filing fees
  • Depending on the type of trust you choose, you may give up some control over the assets in the trust
  • Maintaining the trust and complying with recording and notice requirements can take considerable time
  • Income generated by trust assets and not distributed to trust beneficiaries may be taxed at a higher income tax rate than your individual rate

Types of trusts

There are many types of trusts, the most basic being revocable and irrevocable. The type of trust you should use will depend on what you’re trying to accomplish.

Living (revocable) trust

A living trust is a trust that you create while you’re alive.

A living trust:

  • Avoids probate: Unlike property that passes to heirs by your will, property that passes by a living trust is not subject to probate, avoiding the delay of property transfers to your heirs and keeping matters private
  • Maintains control: You can change the beneficiary, the trustee, any of the trust terms, move property in or out of the trust, or even end the trust and get your property back at any time
  • Protects against incapacity: If because of an illness or injury you can no longer handle your financial affairs, a successor trustee can step in and manage the trust property for you while you get better. In the absence of a living trust or other arrangement, your family may have to ask the court to appoint a guardian to manage your property

A living trust can also continue after your death–you can direct the trustee to hold trust property until the beneficiary reaches a certain age or gets married, for instance.

Caution:  Despite the benefits, living trusts have some drawbacks. Property in a living trust is generally not protected from creditors, and you cannot avoid estate taxes using a living trust.

Irrevocable trusts

Unlike a revocable trust, you can’t easily change or revoke an irrevocable trust. You usually cannot change beneficiaries or change the terms of the trust. Irrevocable trusts are frequently used to minimize potential estate taxes. The transfer may be subject to gift tax at the time property is transferred into the trust, but the property, plus any future appreciation, is usually removed from your gross estate.

Additionally, property transferred through an irrevocable trust will avoid probate, and may be protected from future creditors.


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School Photos: How to Be Picture Ready

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It is back to school for most of the kids around here, so now is the time to start thinking about the upcoming photos. While you can just wing it at the last minute, I always prefer to be prepared, to make the most of those photos. I mean, if you are going to spend money on purchasing those little images, why not look picture perfect? Here are a few tips on how to be picture ready for your child’s school photos:

Practice Smiling

One thing that a lot of kids struggle with is their smile. A lot of the time, I will see school photos and they are so goofy! While this is not necessarily a bad thing, if you do want a picture of them actually smiling, a good tip might be to practice. As they say, practice makes perfect and hopefully, if you snap a few pictures at home to get your kids used to the camera (if they are not already used to it), then you will end up with some fantastic pictures of your children smiling. Let’s hope, at least! 

Don’t Make Huge Changes To Their Looks

Your kids might be tempted to get a drastic new “do” the day before the photo shoot, but I highly recommend that you make them hold off on any major changes to their natural, everyday look until after they have had their pictures taken for the yearbook. A few things to consider other than the crazy hair cuts would be trying out a new face wash or acne cream (depending on the age, of course — the issue with this is that it could make their faces look red), putting on “picture makeup,” or changing their clothes up too much.

Play Up The Colors

When it comes to colors, while you do not want anything too crazy and out there, definitely take advantage of the beautiful colors that compliment their skin tones and eye colors. When it comes to darker colors, Our Everyday Life says, “Medium-to-dark shades of blue, burgundy, purple, orange and green look good in professional pictures, as these colors won’t blend into your skin and will highlight your face. When choosing a top, consider your coloring. If you have a warm skin tone (yellow or olive undertones), a warm shade like orange or red is a smart choice. People with cool coloring (pink undertones) will be complemented in clothing from the cool end of the spectrum, like turquoise or emerald-green.” For patterned vs. solid colors, she says, “The objective of a school picture is to showcase students looking their best, not to draw attention to a crazy shirt. It’s best, therefore, to avoid patterns like checks, polka-dots and florals, and instead keep the top in one uniform color. While a color-blocked shirt doesn’t have the distracting element of a tiny print, it can break up the visual line. Additionally, shirts with words or visible logos are also not an ideal choice. Stick to solid-colored tops that best complement your coloring, and you’ll have a yearbook look that will stand the test of time.” 

Get Their Teeth Cleaned

Oral care for children is extremely important, but getting them done before their photo shoot can definitely prove to be beneficial as well because if they have any stains on their teeth at all, they can hopefully be removed. In the Atlanta area, there is a great, gentle dentist that I have heard of named Dr. Gary Simms with Metro Decatur Dental Group PC. If your child needs orthodontic care, even better! Metro Decatur Dental Group PC is a premier orthodontic practice in Decatur, Georgia. They offer their patients the latest in orthodontic technology from diagnostics to treatment, which ensures that their patients receive the most efficient and effective care. Dr. Simms, DDS is a fully licensed and insured dentist that has been practicing since 1991. Over the years, he has built an unbreakable reputation within the dentistry world and he strives to make each orthodontic experience as comfortable as possible. When you visit Metro Decatur Dental Group PC, you are more than just a patient, you are a family, so if you need a personalized and comprehensive treatment plan for your kids or teens (or even yourself), feel free to reach out to them! 

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Remind Them That They Are Beautiful

Last but not least, remind them that they are beautiful and/or handsome. Taking school photos can be nerve wracking, so just remind them that they are killing it each and everyday and no matter what, the pictures will be great! 

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    How To Be The Perfect Party Host

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    Learn How to be the Perfect Party Host this  season to celebrate loved ones and the upcoming holidays in a most perfect way!

    I love to throw a good party, but over the years, I have noticed that not everyone knows the ins and outs when it comes to throwing a good party and being the perfect party host. Because of that, I wanted to write an article about it with the hopes of others reading this and wanting to become a better party host. With all of the upcoming holidays, I am sure that you and/or your friends are planning to throw at least one party, so read up and learn how you can be the perfect party host this upcoming season:

    Create Your Guest List Intentionally

    First thing is first – you need to create an invitation list and you need to think long and hard about this list. The people you invite to any get together or party will make or break your event, so always think carefully about who you invite, before you invite them. Is it a family event? Are kids invited? Does everyone get along? These are just a couple of the questions you should ask yourself before creating the invitation list. 

    Chicago Tribune says, “For large events like weddings, some planners recommend using “A” and “B” lists. Send invitations six to eight weeks ahead to your A list, explained Jodi R.R. Smith, author of “The Etiquette Book: A Complete Guide to Modern Manners” (Sterling). As regrets roll in, send invites to your B list four to six weeks ahead. 

    But others warn this system can cause resentment when any guests learn of their B-list status. Instead, consider “save-the-date” cards to whittle out-of-towners from your list. “Before they get the invitations, they’ll tell you if none of them is coming or if they’re making it a big reunion,” said Danielle Couick, a Columbia, Md., event planner and spokeswoman for the National Association for Catering and Events.”

    Although a pool party is typically a smaller event, you can still use this mindset and use people from list B when people from list A send in regrets.

    Provide Food + Drinks

    Food and drinks might even be more important than your guest list because it really has the potential to make or break a party. When you are planning out your food and drinks, consider the type of party you are having and the people attending. Are there a lot of kids? Maybe provide some kid-friendly snacks. Are there people coming with food allergies? You should probably avoid those. If the party is out in the summer heat, I would recommend finding foods that can help your guests stay hydrated such as watermelon and other fruit options. Is it a movie party? Maybe add some fun candy or popcorn “treat bags” in the mix. The options are endless!

    Music and Decorations

    Music is essential and a few decorations here and there never hurt anyone. Choose your music based on your crowd and based on the time of the day. I always recommend making a playlist before the big day so that you do not have to worry about it on the day of. When it comes to decorations, you do not have to go overboard. Just a few touches here and there to let your guests know that you are ready to have a good time!

    Entertainment

    Last but not least, you should definitely add in some entertainment. This also depends on the type of party you are having, but one of my favorite options to have on-hand is plenty of games such as board games, card games, and even a pool table! Absolute Billiard Services might be your answer if you do not have a pool table. They are a full-service billiard company located in Georgia and they focus on “providing master-quality work matched with exceptional customer service.” They move, recover, assemble, disassemble, calibrate, and repair all makes and models of pool tables including antiques. 

    Now, you might be wondering why they are the answer to your problem. Well, in addition to the above services that Absolute Billiard Services offers, they also offer pool table rentals. Currently, a lot of their pool table rentals go to movie sets, which I think is pretty cool, but they are available for special events, as well, which would be perfect for a party! Over the years, they have become as Atlanta’s billiard company for residential, commercial, moving, and services. So, if you already have a pool table and need moving services, or if you want to purchase or rent a pool table in the Atlanta area, give them a call! 

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      The Gift of Spending Time with Family

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      It might still feel hot outside to you, but the mornings and evenings are becoming cooler and I can just smell fall weather sitting right around the corner. With cooler weather quickly approaching, this also means that the holidays are quickly approaching and to be completely honest with you, it is my favorite season for one reason: family time. 

      Family time is truly a gift and if you have the ability to gather your entire family together and make memories during the holiday season, you need to count your blessings because a lot of people do not get that opportunity and would do anything to have it. 

      When you do get to spend time with your family, enjoy the gift of time that you have and put your phone down, work to create those memories, and enjoy the little things. Here are a few tips and tricks to make the most of the time that you will get with your family:

      Shop In Advance

      Since the title of this blog post has the word “gift” in it, I want to address that subject a bit. When you are shopping for actual gifts for the holidays, do it ahead of time so that you are not scrambling at the last minute. This allows you to really focus on the gift of spending time with your family once the holidays roll around and not on the copious amounts of people that are standing in line with you at Sephora or TJMaxx.

      Find Extra Ways To Acquire Funds

      This is the same idea as shopping in advance. You do not want to be stuck working many hours when you could be spending that time with your family, so instead, find extra ways to acquire funds so that you can give gifts and do fun family activities that might cost a bit of extra money. Luckily, local Atlanta-based company, Prestamos Por Oro can help you with that. Prestamos Por Oro is based in Buckhead and provides low-interest collateral loans. These loans are short-term (typically) and they allow you to get your cash on the same day – you only need your item and your credentials (from any country). Their experienced team is there to help you get the most money for your items, so you do not have to worry. Prestamos Por Oro says that pawn loans are very useful to people who have a need to solve a financial problem. Check out their frequently asked questions page if you would like more information! 

      Family Traditions

      As families evolve and change, the traditions that they have created as family from childhood once again become necessities, like they were when you were a child, as they assume new meaning in the context of our need to communicate and understand our loved ones. The holidays give us a fantastic reminder that we need to connect and spend time with our families. 

      Because of this, I believe it’s very important to pass the torch on to the next generation and teach our children and our children’s children about family traditions because as kids, it will be important to them, and the same goes for when they become adults. Passing on tradition imparts a sense of continuity, bonding, and most importantly, love. Family traditions can help instill social values and can contribute to creating close family ties, which is very important, but it is up to every single one of us to keep the traditions going. If they have been lost over the years, create your own, or start the old ones back up again! It is never too late.

      Create A Calendar

      If you are doing it right, you probably have a whole calendar worth of things to do and people to see. Create a physical calendar, you can even print one from this site and our Resource Library so that you can stay organized and do not have to stress about when things are.

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      Have Fun!

      Last but not least, remember to have fun! Spending time with your family is truly a gift, like I mentioned above, and it all boils down to having a good time and making memories. Do the things you love to do no matter if that is sitting in your pj’s and watching movies, or going out and looking at all of the beautiful lights and make sure to soak in all of the moments with your family! 

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