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God's Plan or Simply Chance? - by Marla Mink-Johnson

I'm getting up there in age and I can tell you my life has been completely different than what I envisioned in my teens and 20's. I was a very shy person. So, to imagine that I would be in business for myself was absurd. I've always thought I was winging my way through life. Until a few years ago. Now I can look back on the path that God has had me on and see that everything I've done has been building my skills and my strength for what is now and what will be in the future. It's a comforting place to be. 

I Googled "God's plan verses chance". There are some spectacular images with sayings. 

"Write your plans in pencil and give God the eraser." HA! He already HAS the eraser! When young you think you control your destiny. The world is in your hands. In high school I wanted a job in accounting so I took accounting classes. After graduating I worked for an accountant. Those skills have served me very well as a landlord and business woman. All that reading I did as a child h... Continue Reading

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Wallpaper Removal Tips - by Jeffrey Lambert

If you have aging, ugly wallpaper in your home, it’s tempting to just paint over it—after all, removal would cost more money. There’s a few reasons why this might not work in the long run, and why we always recommend removing wallpaper prior to painting.

Visible seams & texture
First, the most immediate problem—the seams are going to show under whatever paint you use. No matter how high quality. Because you’re painting over old, possibly damaged paper as well, all of the texture will show through, no matter how many coats of paint you put over the paper.

Sagging wallpaper
Wallpaper paste is water based, and so if you use water based paint, it will loosen the grip of the paper to the wall. So, your room may look great initially, but this method can, over time, cause the wallpaper to sag and fall off—taking your new paint with it.

To make sure your home looks its best, it’s important to prep the walls prior to painting and do any needed repairs, instead of just painting over them. That’s why we spend a lot of extra time on prep work—we want to make sure the paint looks as smooth and professional as possible. It may seem tempting to paint over the wallpaper if your walls are in particularly bad shape, but for the reasons above, the room will eventually look even worse.

Lambert Cleaning does wallpaper removal services for living room, ... Continue Reading

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Dishwasher and Microwave Cleaning - by Jeffrey Lambert


1. Remove the bottom dish rack and inspect the drain. Remove any gunk or food caught in the drain. This will improve drainage which will increase it's efficiency and prevent repair bills. 

2. Turn the dishwasher on using the hottest wash cycle, without detergent, and let the bottom fill with water. Stop the cycle. Pour 2 cups of vinegar in, close the dishwasher door and let sit for 30 minutes before finishing the cycle.

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