Monday, March 18, 2013

Home Remodeling Ideas

I was trying to think of a more clever title; but I didn't want to be too confusing or anything in my first blog here. So, I went with a "to the point" title. I could have gone with, "Have you checked out Pinterest lately? They have great home improvement ideas posted!" I thought that title would be too long though.

I want to share with you one of my favorite websites. I can not express how much I love Pinterest for recipes. I am liking it better than browsing through cookbooks; which I tend to do often, especially on rainy days. Lately though, I have noticed a lot of people posting home remodeling pictures and wishlists. In fact, I just started my own "Dream Home" wish list board on Pinterest. I post the pictures I like and they link to a website that provides me with information on how to purchase or create whatever is in the picture.

I am noticing that more and more people are searching sites like Pinterest and Facebook to see what their friends are doing or recommending. As a student of public relations and communications, I really appreciate this and I feel so lucky to live in a time when I can get so many ideas and inspirations from just browsing a website.

I know it is difficult to get your contractor, or designer, to see your vision for your project. A lot of complaints could have been avoided with a visual aid. If you want someone to help bring your vision to life, you need to give them an idea of who you are and what you like. It would also be a good idea to let them know your budget so that they can steer you in a direction you can afford. So, when I purchase a home, I plan to send my contractor and/or real-estate agent a link to my dream home board so they know my vision and have an idea of what I like. This will help them understand my taste and preference and will hopefully avoid avocado-colored appliances and orange bathroom tiles in my future dream home.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Our Rooster

Rodney the Rooster 

So, we have a new addition to our Runnemede family. His name is Rodney, Rodney the rooster. He is pretty cute. He really likes when our Install Manager Greg gives him apple fritters. I always thought that roosters only cock-a-doodle-do in the morning when the sunrises, but man have a been proved wrong. Here is a picture of Rodney and a video of him :)

Rodney cock-a-doodle-dos throughout the entire day. He does it when he is trying to mess with the dog next door Daisy, he does it when he catches a glimpse of himself in the reflection of a car (I guess he likes what he sees), and he does it when you feed him something he really likes. 

He has started to wonder quite a bit though, he has gone across the street or down the Black Horse Pike. Funny story... Perry, our shop helper, has kind of taken Rodney under his "wing" and makes sure that he is taken care of.They are a surprisingly cute pair, they share lunch, walk around the shop yard, and Perry makes sure he has enough food and water. Well one day Perry couldn't find Rodney anywhere, then sluggishly Rodney comes around the corner into our company driveway and plop just kind of lays down right in the drive way (which he never does) he looked exhausted, which kind of makes you think he was thinking "man you would not believe the places I just went" lol the sight was really funny to see. 

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Run Your Mouth With Runnemede: New To Blogging

Run Your Mouth With Runnemede: New To Blogging: Recently I learned that the best way to get a person to get to know your company is through a blog. It allows a person to see who the pe...