Fun & Innovative Yoga Studio in Folsom, CA

Let’s face it: Developing and maintaining a brand new workout routine is hard. How can you fit a gym session into your already busy work and home schedule? Personal trainers will tell you to make your workout fun. If you enjoy it, you won’t be inclined to skip it. If that sounds like a good idea to you, you should consider Spotted Dog Yoga in Folsom, CA. Owners Nick and Katie Clark gave their studio the motto, “Play Hard, Love Big,” an homage to the lesson their very own spotted dog, Bandit, teaches them every day. Specializing in Baptise Power Yoga, Spotted Dog offers classes for everyone, including the I Play Yoga sessions for kids. Never tried yoga before but …

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Stylish Boutique and Antique Store in St Simons Island, GA

As February draws to a close, it’s almost time for the annual spring cleaning, a chance to purge your home of unwanted and unnecessary items just taking up space. It’s also a great opportunity to add to your wardrobe or spruce up some rooms in the house. Your home will not only get a refreshed look but it can reinvigorate you as well. If redecorating is on your agenda this spring and you’re in need of ideas, you can try Two Friends boutique on beautiful St. Simons Island in Georgia. Two Friends is actually two separate stores: One, a boutique, providing clothing and accessories for men and women and the other, a home furnishings shop stocked full of home accessories …

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Winter Weather Travel Tips

Typically, only the Northern half of the country has to worry about getting around in snowy and icy weather. However, this weekend, Winter Storm Helena has other ideas. Meteorologists are predicting the storm to bring freezing rain, sleet and heavy snow to the Southeast, including Tennessee, Virginia, North and South Carolina, Alabama and even Georgia. It can be stressful preparing yourself and your vehicle for this weather. Knowing this, here are 10 helpful tips for everyone looking to travel in these less-than-ideal conditions. 1. Stay home! – Simple enough. If you absolutely don’t have to travel, don’t risk it. Stay home and stay warm with a nice glass of hot chocolate and a good book. We understand that’s not an …

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Set a New Table this Holiday; Check Out Amish Furniture of Austin

When getting together with friends and family this holiday season, many picture sitting around a large table in comfy chairs, reminiscing about all the great memories of the last year. Or even waking up on a cold, snowy morning, opening up the wooden dresser to throw on a sweater before venturing outside to take in the natural beauty of a snowfall in December. There’s just something about the smell of hickory or maple wood furniture to set the festive mood. Perhaps you or someone you know is looking for a new wooden kitchen table or TV stand. Consider giving Amish Furniture of Austin a try. With a showroom located in Anderson Mill, TX, Amish Furniture of Austin is family-owned and …

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2016 Holiday Shipping Deadlines

With Thanksgiving having come and gone, the holiday shipping season is officially upon us. This can certainly be a stressful time of year making sure gifts for out-of-state friends and family make it on time. If you’re planning on shipping gifts this year, stay ahead of the game by knowing the particular deadlines for each carrier so that your gifts arrive in time for Christmas. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE 2016 HOLIDAY SHIPPING DEADLINES CALENDAR Knowing the shipping deadlines is important but here are some other tips to help you breeze through the holiday gift giving season. 1. Get It Done Early: This will save you time, money and headaches. The longer you wait, the longer the lines are going …

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To the Gifts That Don’t Need Packaged

For many, Thanksgiving signifies the start of the holiday gift-giving season. Stores across the country are offering big discounts on everything from 80-inch TVs to themed coffee mugs. Many of the items purchased will then be brought into a Pak Mail store to be packaged and shipped to friends and family across the globe. Today, though, we’d like to salute and send thanks for the gifts which don’t need to be packaged. We’re talking about the phone calls to family members, or the pure joy in your dog’s face when she tackles you as you walk in the door. How about a delicious home-cooked meal after you’ve been ordering takeout for weeks? Also, there is the time spent catching up …

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Small Business Feature: Tastes Like Home, No Matter How You Slice It

We’ve all heard the phrase, “The best thing since sliced bread.” Well, Great Harvest Bread Co. in Cedar Rapids takes that saying to a whole new level. Over 15 years ago, Dion and Laurel Williams moved to Dion’s hometown of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The couple own and operate the Great Harvest Bread Co. bakery, a popular spot for lunch and all things baked goods. All Whole Wheat breads are made from flour they mill every day to ensure that the customer is always getting the best bread made fresh daily. To keep things exciting, GHB has daily specialty bread and baked goodies. As detailed in their June e-newsletter, you can find the GHB team participating in community events such as …

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Small Business Feature Series: Looking to Treat Your Dog? Check Out For Pet’s Sake in Blaine, MN

Picture this: You’ve had a long day at work. You’re tired, you had to scrape the ice off your windshield and traffic was terrible. You finally pull into the driveway 45 minutes later than normal. You trudge through the snow, unlock the front door, walk in and all of a sudden, Jake, your 2-year old golden retriever jumps up, knocks you down and showers you with kisses and a wagging tail, happy you’re home. Instantly, your bad day is forgotten. For this and countless other attributes, our pets deserve the best. After all, they are part of the family. If you live near Blaine, Minnesota, one place you can try for the best in pet care is For Pet’s Sake. …

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How to Properly Pack Your Freight for Shipment

We’ve all experienced the disappointment of opening a package, only to discover the item was damaged due to improper packing. Minimize the chances of this happening by following a few insider tips from the experts at Pak Mail. 7 PACKING TIPS TO HELP PROTECT YOUR FREIGHT Follow these seven freight tips to ensure your items arrive at their destination safe and sound: 1. Separate breakables from unbreakables –Put glasses, dishes, antiques, and other fragile items in a separate container. Ensure their protection by wrapping them individually with bubble wrap and packing them in a manner that limits movement when in the box. Secure your boxes with heavy duty packing or shipping tape, which can be purchased at any Pak Mail …

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Why Opening a Pak Mail Franchise Makes Sense

Have you ever dreamed of owning your own business, but didn’t know where to start? From filling the perfect niche to raising the funds to get it off the ground, developing and opening your own business can seem like an insurmountable task. Enter the franchise. Opening a franchise is a great way to own your own business without the added risk and financial hurdles associated with building one from the ground up, and nothing can be more true than opening a franchise with Pak Mail. A tried and true model of success supported by a network of resources, opening a franchise with Pak Mail has everything aspiring entrepreneurs need to not just run their own business, but succeed in it …

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