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The Magazine of Santa Clarita November 2015 : Page 142

b eing t hankful by Debbie Francis H OM E & GAR D E N Fall weather is fi nally here and as the days get shorter, the temperatures will dip lower so it is time to bring some warmth into your home and the charm of the holidays. Thanksgiving is a time we all come together and we all take part in parties, special events and gatherings with our loved ones at this time of year. So, of course we want our home to look its very best and to draw in the spirit of the holiday! Using warm colors, simple touches of nature and just a hint of sophistication, your home will be on its way to wel-come guests. In getting ready for Thanksgiving you want to set a mood from everything to your centerpieces, fall wreaths, draperies, pillows and cushions to get in the mood of fall and the holidays! Centerpieces can be as simple as fruit-fi lled displays with pumpkins and gourds added to a candle collection or even natural centerpieces with fall leaves and fl owers. Just use your imagination and let your creative juices fl ow and have fun. Your mantel should be a focal point of harvest inspired collections of either pump-kins or gourds, perhaps some dried wheat, or go with plates with easy to use adhesive disc hangers with a Thanksgiving theme. Candles always give a sophisticated look and bring warmth to your mantel. Using rust colored candles and seasonal materials in glass vases makes for a really pretty look. Make sure your front door has been properly decorated with a Thankful wreath as it sets a most welcoming tone at your front door. Simply switching out your decorative pillows on your couch in fall colors and placing fall spreads around, as well as, table skirts adds a punch of color to your room and helps to pull the look together! Don’t forget your bedrooms by changing out bedding as it will give a nice twist on the Thanksgiving atmosphere. Comforters, duvets and bedspreads can all help to achieve that goal! If you are planning on changing the look of your rooms on the inside or outside of your home please feel free to give me a call. Debbie’s Sewing and Interiors is open seven days a week, please call 661-294-9894. You can also visit www.debbiessewinginteriors.com or email: debbies-sewing@scbglobal.net. I would be happy to come to your home and measure and give you some ideas or listen to what you would like to do and make it happen. S Wimming p oolS and e l n iÑo by Ben Honadel Well, it sounds like we may get some rain this winter. Here are some things to check on before it rains. Check around your pool equipment to make sure the area is clean and clear of debris. All pool equipment is made to be installed outdoors so it is ok for it to get rained on. Being rained on is ok, but if the rain water does not drain away and the equipment gets submerged u nderwater, this will damage it. Check and make sure water can drain away from the equip-ment area and all the way out to the street. Look for any broken electrical conduit. If you can see the wires, this needs to be fi xed. When it rains in Santa Clarita we normally get the clas-sic California rain -that is it comes down all at once raining “cats and dogs” as my grand-ma used to say. So check around your property to make sure the water has a way to drain from your backyard to the street. If we get enough rain to fi ll your pool all the way to the top, don’t worry every-thing will be ok. The rain water will land on top of the pool water then run off the pool into the yard then out to the street. It normally takes fi ve or six inches of rain to fi ll a pool all the way to the top. So if all this water has successfully drained away when it landed around the pool then even if the pool fi lls all the way to the top you will not have any problems. For more information, call 661-263-7503 or visit www.poolsbyben.com. W E  T HE M AGAZINE OF S ANTA C LARITA We have been working with The Magazine of Santa Clarita for eight years, and they have been great partners in the success of our business! Congratulations on your 25th Anniversary, and here’s to 25 more! Christopher C. Jones, Dynamic Interventions 142 The Magazine of Santa Clarita 661-294-4444

Being Thankful

Debbie Francis

Fall weather is finally here and as the days get shorter, the temperatures will dip lower so it is time to bring some warmth into your home and the charm of the holidays. Thanksgiving is a time we all come together and we all take part in parties, special events and gatherings with our loved ones at this time of year. So, of course we want our home to look its very best and to draw in the spirit of the holiday! Using warm colors, simple touches of nature and just a hint of sophistication, your home will be on its way to welcome guests.

In getting ready for Thanksgiving you want to set a mood from everything to your centerpieces, fall wreaths, draperies, pillows and cushions to get in the mood of fall and the holidays!

Centerpieces can be as simple as fruit-filled displays with pumpkins and gourds added to a candle collection or even natural centerpieces with fall leaves and flowers. Just use your imagination and let your creative juices flow and have fun.

Your mantel should be a focal point of harvest inspired collections of either pumpkins or gourds, perhaps some dried wheat, or go with plates with easy to use adhesive disc hangers with a Thanksgiving theme. Candles always give a sophisticated look and bring warmth to your mantel. Using rust colored candles and seasonal materials in glass vases makes for a really pretty look.

Make sure your front door has been properly decorated with a Thankful wreath as it sets a most welcoming tone at your front door. Simply switching out your decorative pillows on your couch in fall colors and placing fall spreads around, as well as, table skirts adds a punch of color to your room and helps to pull the look together!

Don’t forget your bedrooms by changing out bedding as it will give a nice twist on the Thanksgiving atmosphere. Comforters, duvets and bedspreads can all help to achieve that goal!

If you are planning on changing the look of your rooms on the inside or outside of your home please feel free to give me a call. Debbie’s Sewing and Interiors is open seven days a week, please call 661-294-9894. You can also visit www.debbiessewinginteriors.com or email: debbiessewing@scbglobal.net. I would be happy to come to your home and measure and give you some ideas or listen to what you would like to do and make it happen.

Read the full article at http://virtualonlineeditions.com/article/Being+Thankful/2307809/278137/article.html.

Swimming Pools And El Niño

Ben Honadel

Well, it sounds like we may get some rain this winter. Here are some things to check on before it rains.

Check around your pool equipment to make sure the area is clean and clear of debris. All pool equipment is made to be installed outdoors so it is ok for it to get rained on. Being rained on is ok, but if the rain water does not drain away and the equipment gets submerged u nderwater, this will damage it. Check and make sure water can drain away from the equipment area and all the way out to the street.

Look for any broken electrical conduit. If you can see the wires, this needs to be fixed.

When it rains in Santa Clarita we normally get the classic California rain - that is it comes down all at once raining “cats and dogs” as my grandma used to say. So check around your property to make sure the water has a way to drain from your backyard to the street.

If we get enough rain to fill your pool all the way to the top, don’t worry everything will be ok. The rain water will land on top of the pool water then run off the pool into the yard then out to the street. It normally takes five or six inches of rain to fill a pool all the way to the top. So if all this water has successfully drained away when it landed around the pool then even if the pool fills all the way to the top you will not have any problems.

For more information, call 661-263-7503 or visit www.poolsbyben.com.

Read the full article at http://virtualonlineeditions.com/article/Swimming+Pools+And+El+Ni%C3%B1o/2307812/278137/article.html.

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