Sunday, February 9, 2020

Lighting an Industrial Building with Barn Lights

Whether you run an event company or you are simply setting up a coworking place in an industrial
building, it’s important to have proper lighting for your customers or guests. However, you chose this
building for a reason, so you want to make sure that the lighting used matches the overall theme and
feeling of the building, especially if you are an interior design or event company.

 In that case, it’s even more important to make sure the lighting matches the building. Luckily, lighting an industrial building with barn lights is simple, especially with the selection offered at Warehouse-Lighting.com.

Lighting can sometimes seem like a hassle. However, when you know what you are shopping for, it’s easier than ever to find the right lighting for your space. Barn lighting is functional, attractive, and offers that vintage look that goes perfectly in an industrial building that features exposed metal beams, larger open ceilings, and metal accents throughout a room. This also is a great lighting choice for an actual barn, which is becoming more and more common in event spaces. Rustic weddings are taking advantage of larger barn event spaces to host their wedding and reception and allow a more rustic feel that brings them closer to the outdoors and their country roots. Barn lighting is the perfect addition, either as small details scattered throughout or larger overall lighting that can really set the mood of the building.

For larger industrial spaces, you’ll need various forms of barn lighting. You’ll want some gooseneck barn lighting for near the doorways, either above or on the side of door frames, as well as some ceiling mount lights throughout the entirety of the building to offer adequate lighting. You may even want some extra wall mounted barn lights as well spread throughout the building on the inside and outside for adequate lighting.

It’s important to think not only of the inside of the building but the outside as well. Industrial buildings are larger, and with that means they cast a larger shadow, which means you may need more lighting options, especially if you are planning on keeping your building open later in the evening when people may feel uncomfortable leaving or entering a large dark building. This allows your employees to feel safe while coming and going before and after everyone else, as well as promotes security overnight while no one else is around. Thieves will target dimly lit buildings over those with numerous lighting options because they are more likely to not be seen when there is bad lighting. Keep your building, possessions, and employees safe by putting enough barn lights that your building is able to glow, especially near doorways, where people will be coming and going the most.

Once you’ve added barn lights to your industrial building, you will be ready to welcome guests and
employees with open arms. You also may find that you get even more people interested in renting or
using the building by adding these extra lights because they recognize it as a safer area with the lighting.

Disclaimer: This post is a sponsored paid post. I am not being compensated in any other way.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

A New Way To Combat Germs

We are a month and a half into this school year. We have a Kindergartner. I know people have always told me, 'wait until they get into school, everyone will stay sick'. We managed to get through Preschool which was in the Kindergarten hall of the school last year with nothing more than the occasional ear infection. Wow, now we have already been through ear infections, sore throats, horrendous coughs - and I mean the entire household. Somehow, my son had it first - slightly, it eased up - then hit me like a ton of bricks. I have not felt so bad in quite a long time.

We have a 2 year old also, and I've been trying super hard to keep the germs at bay from her. I was sent a lovely box of products from Elyptol a few weeks back, and I swear - they came at the perfect time. It's a line of products. I got a travel bag of the bigger products shown below. 

Here's some good info on their line of products.

  • Kills 99.99% of germs
  • Paired eucalyptus oil to equally natural sanitizing ingredients – pure ethanol derived from sugar cane and corn -- this combination brings you improved efficacy in eliminating germs and also a safer and gentler product
  • Produces products that are antimicrobial (not just antibacterial), killing a wider range of germs
  • Uses botanical food grade ethanol and eucalyptus ingredients known for soothing and healing aching bones and irritated skin
  • Simplicity of combining pure ethanol with eucalyptus oil
  • Natural product, don’t need moisturizer
  • Ranked #1 sanitizer on EWG’s website with a toxic rating of 1
I can honestly say, I love this stuff. The sanitizing wipes for surfaces are so amazing! My counters had stains on them - weird, but true. Like stains from sauces, and although I had tried countless products and wipes to try to remove the stains - this is the one product that took them off. Not only are they good for sanitizing, but they are superior at cleaning. Have your counter tops looking like brand new! Side note though: DO NOT try to wipe anything off painted walls. IT WILL eat the paint off - I got curious with some marker art my son done a few months ago. Not only did the marker come off - but so did a bit of paint. 

The hand sanitizer and sanitizing spray are great for the kids. One is a gel, which I prefer for myself. But the spray doesn't leave alot of extra for them to drip and drop everywhere, so I use that for them. It smells of Eucalyptus - which is a favorite scent of mine, smells of ultimate cleanliness. There's sanitizing wipes which I found great for when the kids were playing with toys at the doctor's office and well, it's probably been 20 sick kids playing with them in a day's time. So, I wiped them off to kill off any germs that my kids most definitely did not need to contract!

The travel back has tiny bottles of sanitizing gels, individual packed cleansing wipes. There was also some bottles of sanitizing spray with clips on them, so you can clip onto your purse or diaper bag, and be ready no matter when you may need it. 

The surface cleansing wipes came in two sizes. 65 wipes in each container, but one had larger wipes than the other. I guess it just depends on the surface you're needing them for. The scent is super strong, so if you want a good clean smell filling your house - these are for you. I'm the kind of person who thinks hospitals just smell amazing - so these were right up my alley as they filled the room with delightful cleanliness. One of the best things about it - the surface wipes have 3 ingredients. THAT'S IT. 

I give these products - all of them, 5 stars. Because, I am quickly learning of how fast germs spread and this has become my go-to in the combat against sicknesses. This is a product I'd like to see more often inside doctor's offices and schools. With limited ingredients - it would be better for everyone. 

*Disclosure: I was sent these products free of charge, in exchange for a feature. I was not compensated in any other way.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

NHV Target Spray & Heartworm Kit


Mosquitoes are not only a nuisance, they can cause major health problems for people and their pets.  While dogs and cats are not susceptible to Zika or West Nile from mosquitoes, they are at risk for Heartworm, which is spread from an infected animal to another animal via a mosquito bite.  Dogs are especially vulnerable because of the great amount of time spent outdoors, but cats -- even indoor ones -- are at risk as well.

According to Patra De Silva, President of NHV Natural Pet Products, makers of veterinarian-approved and formulated plant-based natural supplements, “Heartworm is a serious disease that can cause lasting damage to the heart, lungs and other organs.  It’s important to take the necessary steps to protect your pets.

Patra De Silva offers these tips for keeping dogs and cats healthy:

Prevention is key.  Talk to your veterinarian about heartworm prevention medication and get your pet tested yearly.  Try to limit exposure to mosquitoes.   Keep your pets inside at dawn and dusk, which are the most active times for mosquitoes.  In addition, natural insect repellents can help keep mosquitoes off of your pets.  NHV Target Spray contains a proprietary blend of herbal ingredients including lavender, neem, sweet scented marigold, Ceylon citronella oil, aloe vera and milk thistle, to repel insects and soothe skin, without the use of chemicals. 

Mosquitoes breed in standing water.  Be sure to empty water from any toys, car washing buckets, and other receptacles.  Keep gutters clean and maintain pools with the proper chemicals. Change bird bath water at least once a week.  Check around the base of potted plants for water that has collected. Keep trash cans covered, repair dripping outdoor faucets or air conditioner units.  

Stagnant water also presents other dangers for pets, including Leptospirosis, another serious disease, so keeping your property free of standing water is doubly crucial.  It’s also important to make sure your pets don’t drink from puddles, ponds or lakes when they are outside.

Heartworm is a life-threatening disease and must be treated with medication from a veterinarian.
 In the early stages, there may be no symptoms.  As the disease progresses, symptoms in dogs may include a persistent cough, fatigue or decreased appetite.  Sometimes they have a swollen stomach.   Emergency signs to look for include dark colored urine or labored breathing.
In cats, symptoms include a cough, trouble breathing, vomiting and weight loss.
If your pet exhibits any of these signs, take them to the veterinarian right away.

In tandem with medication, to help ease the symptoms, NHV Heartworms Kit provides natural support for pets.  It includes Hearty Heart to help boost blood flow, Inulin PK to help repair damage from parasites, and Milk Thistle to improve liver function.

NHV NATURAL PET PRODUCTS provides veterinarian-formulated supplements derived from natural botanicals to support the health and well-being of pets including dogs, cats and small animals. In addition to the safe and effective manufacture of a full-line of Veterinarian-approved pet supplements that contain organically grown and ethically wild crafted herbs and botanicals, NHV also offers vet consultations to provide professional support and guidance for disease prevention and treatment for over 100 pet health conditions. For more information, visit www.nhvnaturalpetproducts.com.

**Disclaimer: I was compensated for this post, all information was provided by the NHV.

Relaxium Sleep Review

Sleep. One word, something we all need to function daily. I always feel so sleep deprived. I really never feel like I've truly had a full nights sleep. I go to bed every night between 9-10:30 and wake up at 6:30 (preschoolers schedule). Way back before kids, I had tried Melatonin to help me sleep, and I slept a really nice, deep sleep. I have kids now, and honestly, I am terrified of being in that deep of a sleep due to the fear of not hearing my kids if they wake at night. They sleep at the other end of the home and I can hear them at night, but I don't think I could using Melatonin because it took a decent amount of it alone to work for me.

I'm not the only one with this problem. There are many out there who have the same worries, either being that or that the product will be habit forming. To me it sounds crazy to think people can get addicted to a sleep aid, but it happens every day!

With a product like Relaxium Sleep, you can take comfort in knowing you have an all natural sleep aid that won't be habit forming. You don't have to worry about excess drowsiness throughout the day, and cognitive impairment. Relaxium Sleep uses a natural blend to promote sleep, with ingredients such as: L-Chamomile, Valerian Root, Ashwagandha, and Melatonin. This blend as a whole, all ingredients are non-habit-forming, and proved during a clinical trial that 86% of Relaxium Sleep users woke up well rested and refreshed.

Now if that doesn't appeal to you and your urge to FINALLY feel like you've slept like royalty all night long - I don't know what will. Right now if you buy from their site (linked above), you receive $10 off, therefore only pay $49.95 for 60 capsules. That's a very low price to pay for quality sleep.

**Disclaimer: I was compensated for this sponsored post and all information used to compose this post was sent from the pr company or found within the website. I was not compensated in any other way.

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