Thursday, March 25, 2010

Gardening for the Springtime!

Yes, spring is upon us, so if you have any type of big plans for the warmer season, you may want to try the Landscapers Companion iPhone app. This gives you some serious information on annuals, shrubs, trees, ornamental grasses, and other landscaping accessories, which was actually recommended to me by my mother. You see, I just bought my first condo with my fiancé, giving me the opportunity to try my hand at my green thumb. I don't know if I will be any good at it, but my mother is absolutely obsessed with her outdoor garden, so I figured that I would trust her opinion.

So far this app has been quite helpful because it has a number of different pictures, including information about growing conditions for different plants. I am making a little plan on the type of plants that I can use in my limited garden space outside of my condo, which will hopefully provide an aesthetic appeal and survive all inclement weather conditions. Wish me luck because I was never anyone that was very plant friendly, but this is my opportunity to use all of this knowledge to my advantage to plant different flowers, shrubs, and even vines.

by Autumn

Monday, March 22, 2010

Big Mark No Fix from

Seems that Kyn Sparks and were more interested in doing the initial job and collecting a paycheck than backing up their product with world-class service, in this recent review of also seen as PolymerGarage a few days ago.  They apparently installed this new flooring at an electronics repairs shop and later, after it was determined that a chair scuffed the shiny surface coating, neglected to come by and re-surface that area, despite multiple attempts by the owners to get them to come by.  Stories like this frost me, because it shows that some businesses don't care what happens after they complete their work - they take their paycheck and run, never to be seen from or heard from again. aka should be ashamed of theselves.


Thursday, March 18, 2010

Ready for Beautiful Teeth?

Perhaps one of the least fun things to discuss in life is your dental health, but it is also one of the most necessary. This was something that had been on my mind quite a bit lately, so I downloaded the Dental Expert iPhone app for a hefty four dollars. Most apps are much cheaper, so I figured that this one would really pack a punch. Apparently, it has the answer to frequently asked questions to dentists all over the world.

This app will tell you the 411 on what it takes to improve your smile and keep your teeth healthy your whole life long. One of the tips I most appreciated was what to do to dental emergency, like if you are traveling and don't have a toothbrush. This app also gives you great tips on what to do to minimize your dental costs, which we all know can be expensive if you don't have a complete health care plan. On top of that, if you have any type of questions about missing teeth, this app will give you the alternatives and available treatments to correct your smile. I would recommend this for anyone with a few questions about the dentist, perhaps inspiring you to make an appointment!

by Rosie

Friday, March 12, 2010

A Gourmet Crockpot Meal?

I feel that the crockpot is entirely underestimated, which is why I wanted to download the crockpot recipe app. I always had a bad association with crockpots in that they were the lazy way to make a gruel-like substance for dinner. That is no longer the case because this crockpot recipe app is innovative, delicious, and even gourmet! You have the opportunity to search through different categories of recipes to make at home in your crockpot, and it even lets you tag recipes to make a shopping list for your next trip to the grocery store.

Here is an example of how gourmet this crockpot app really is! One of the top-rated recipes is Steak Diane, which is a premium dish that you would find in any fine restaurant. This Steak Diane recipe is really easy to make from beef tenderloins, mushrooms, parsley, chives, and butter in the crockpot for up to eight hours. This means that you can toss all of these ingredients into your slow cooker before you get to work, and then you can have a fresh and delicious meal on the table to impress your family with minimal effort on your part. Does life get any better?

by Pam

Monday, March 8, 2010

Kyn Sparks iGarageFloor - No Follow-Up

When the time came to re-do the floors in our office, we thought we had found the right guy: Kyn Sparks with aka  They did a good job, actually - enough so, that we even recommended them to our landlord, and helped the score some more work.

However, when we noticed that a rolling chair with plastic wheels was causing the shiny new coating to wear down, we got in touch with Kyn Sparks and iGarageFloor to see what could be done.  "No problem.", we were told, "be there next week".  So we moved equipment around to prepare for the minor inconvenience while the floor received spot treatment. 

But Kyn Sparks did not show up.  No email, no call.  Calls to see what was happening went un-returned.  Emails were not responded to.

It was as if he disappeared from the face of the Earth.

Ran into Kyn Sparks at the last Parade of Homes - he immediately recalled our situation, apologized, and promised a call to get the situation resolved.  That was months ago.

Gave PolymerGarage Kyn Sparks another shot, tried another email.  Nothing.

The main takeaway from this situation is that, no matter how good of a product or service you provide at the onset, if you cannot back it up after the sale, you do not belong in business.

Friday, March 5, 2010

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Thursday, March 4, 2010

The Vegetarian Help You Need

Vegetarians have it rough, don't they? If you are a vegetarian, you may be increasingly frustrated eating out with your dietary restrictions. Often times, vegetarians will have to order something off the menu, like a strange and specially made entrée that doesn't include meat. It's almost not fair! If that is the type of frustration that you are enduring every time you go out to eat, you may want to download the VegOut iPhone app, which is a specific restaurant guide for vegetarians.

Instead of having a difficult time trying to find the right place to eat out, you will have a list on hand of vegetarian and vegan friendly restaurants that you can choose instead. This is perfect for any traveling vegetarian who needs to find a delicious and healthy place to eat without meat, of course. You can have vegetarian friendly restaurants mapped out in your area, so you can decide what the closest and best options may be for you to have a delicious meal. You don't necessarily need meat to have a good time, as any vegetarian can tell you, but it can become increasingly frustrating if you can't find a decent vegetarian meal. Stop any problems before they start with this vegetarian dining iPhone app!

by Carla