Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Summer and the Gulf Coast | Unique In-Home Designs

Summer and the Gulf Coast


Wall Art
Magnolia State Flower
Here at Unique In-Home Designs in Long Beach, Mississippi, Barbara and Ann are preparing for the upcoming summer and Hurricane Season.  We are excited about the summer season as we watch the many visitors and residents enjoying the Gulf Coast of Mississippi.
 

Hurricane Season


Reflecting back on our past Hurricane Seasons we are aware of the many requirements to stay safe.  Yes we survived Katrina and had a lot of wind and rain damage to our home.  We evacuated and stayed almost four months in Gulf Shores, Alabama while our home was being repaired.  Although Hurricane Season is from June 1st and ends November 30th , there has already been a Tropical Storm Arlene in April. 

Tropical Storm Cindy


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Our Corner Streets
We have had a lot of rain in the past month or so here on the Gulf Coast.  With Tropical Storm Cindy, we got more rain then we needed.  A good many of our Gulf Coast areas had over 5 to 10 or more inches of rain.  With the rain, we also were experiencing flash flooding.  As a matter of fact, the two streets corner our home were flooded; water reaching over the sidewalks and 5 or 6 feet of water in our back yard.  Several of our waterways were at, near or over flood stage.  We all take this in stride since we live in this area.

Preparation


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Sun Set

Of course, we prepare and take precautions at and during this time. Can we say we are always on alert when we know something is out in the Gulf?   Our local newspaper, The SunHerald publishes a Hurricane Survival Guide that provides us with designated shelters, helpful phone numbers and websites, hurricane evacuation map as well as safety checklists.  This Guide also helps you with essentials such as quantity of food needed and Pet safety.  Our weather continues to stay hot and humid.  Our Gulf Waters are currently staying around 80 degrees.   Taking this in mind, we might have a busy season of storms (Tropical or Hurricane).  We must keep a lookout.
 

Gulf Coast


Cruisin the Coast
Our Gulf Coast has some 26 miles of beaches which our residents and many visitors enjoy.  There is much activities on the Gulf Coast to enjoy.  In Gulfport, Mississippi, there is the Gulf Islands Waterpark for family fun and entertainment.  Our many fresh seafood restaurants will be a palette pleaser.  Other activities include Cruisin the Coast, antique car shows, historical events, carnivals among the many events here in the Gulf Coast.  Currently we have 12 casinos with more to come.  The casinos also provide hotel rooms for our visitors, access to their pools and great entertainment.  Finally, Gulf Coast has their own Baseball Team, the Biloxi Shuckers.

Lastly


Yes we are in an area of possible Tropical Storms or Hurricanes just like those
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Mockingbird State Bird
 places that have Tornadoes, Earthquakes or Fires.  So, we deal with the storms and hurricanes, take the precautions, evacuate if needed, and play safe by what storm officials tell us to do. We will take every storm (Tropical or Hurricane) and do our best to enjoy what is given us just like those living in other places with disasters and have survived. That is the American dream to be strong to accomplish any obstacle that comes our way. We at Unique In-Home Designs live to enjoy life feeling very blessed. 


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Monday, June 12, 2017

Unique In-Home Designs Celebrating National Flag Day!

National Flag Day!

Flag Design
National Flag Day
Every year, we Americans celebrate National Flag Day.  A presidential proclamation on May 30, 1916 by President Wilson established Flag Day on June 14.   President Truman signed an Act of Congress on August 3, 1949 that established June 14 of each year as National Flag Day. More historical information can be found at http://www.usflag.org/history/flagday.html

Did you know that the red and white stripes stand for the original 13 Colonies and the 50 white stars on the blue background stand for the States?  That is exactly right!  The last star added to the Flag was Hawaii when they became the 50th State on July 4, 1960. Visiting the following website for additional information: http://www.americaslibrary.gov/jb/modern/jb_modern_birth_1.html.

Many Americans celebrate National Flag day by displaying the Red, White and Blue Flag in front of their homes or their businesses.  We have even seen Flags flying on the antennas of vehicles or stickers on side windows of vehicles.   Wearing of the Flag colors are another way of celebrating.   

Flag
U.S. Capitol

Remembering!

At Unique In-Home Designs, my Sister and I (Barbara and Ann) celebrate National Flag Day by remembering those having lost their lives and those currently serving to keep our Country Safe and our Freedom.  Both of our husbands served in the Armed Forces (Army, Marine Corps and Air Force) with over 40 years between them.

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Unique Accessories - What does Unique Accessories mean?

Unique Accessories 

Here is what we found about the meaning of this two words.  A few meanings regarding “accessory” we found are:  Aiding (help, assist); Contribute (come to someone’s aid, give assistance); something desirable that contributes to the result, or an object or product that adds to the current environment.  While the meaning of the word “unique” is one of a kind or different than anything else.

We believe that Unique Accessories means selected items or products that will complement any room in your home or outdoors.  These items will add to the elegant and charm that representative your specific tastes.  We continue to search our suppliers for unique, unusual items that will wow our customers.


Unique Accessories consist of some of the following:  wall art, throw pillows or throws, sculptures, keepsakes, collectibles, memorability and much more.  
Fab Egg
Faberge Egg

The Fab Egg as it is some times referred to is what many would consider a collectible or even a keepsake item.
sailboat art
Sailboat Art

Wall Art consists of many stylish items.  They can be anything from paintings, portraits, clocks, wall sconces or this Amazing metal Sailboat Art.  This is just to name a few.

There are many other products that we can add here that are apart of our collections.  However, we just wanted you to see some of the items we offer that describes Unique Accessories.

Remember whenever you are researching for Unique Accessories don't just look at that category.  You just find some unique items in the other categories on our website, www.uniqueinhomedesigns.com as well as other websites that would capture your desires in Unique Accessories.

We hope you enjoyed this meaningful article regarding Unique Accessories.  We would surely enjoy hearing from you regarding this and other articles on our Blog.

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Thursday, June 1, 2017

Lounge Chair Ottoman - What to give a special Father?

Chair and Ottoman for that special Father

Here it is June 1, 2017 and Father’s Day is just 17 days away.  Yes it was in 1972 when Father’s Day became a nationwide holiday here in the United States.   The history on how Father’s Day came about is on the following website:  www.history.com.  Clicking on Father’s Day will take you directly to that page.  In 1910, the State of Washington was the first statewide celebration of Father's Day.

There are so many items available for that special Father, something for him in the home, outdoors or taking him out to his favorite restaurant.  Sons, daughters and spouses have a lot to decide before that special day arrives.  You surely don't want to wait until the last minute!

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Lounge Chair Ottoman Set

We have a suggestion; an elegant Lounge Chair Ottoman Set that would appeal to that special Father.   An ideal Set for relaxing, watching his favorite sport or show on TV and reading.  This Lounge Chair and Ottoman Set would look great in your living room, great room, den or even your sun room.  A comfortable Set for your special Father!

Regardless of what you decide, we are sure your special Father will be pleased with what you give him.

We at Unique In-Home Designs want to wish all  Fathers, Step-Fathers and those special Someones a beautiful Father's Day!

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Are you ready for Outdoor Activities?

Summer is coming! 

Have you scheduled any of your outdoor activities?  Are you planning to have outdoor gatherings, family, friends or something for your children?



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Electric  2 in 1 Smoker Grill

One of the most popular activity for any outdoor gathering is cooking.  One of the newest items for outdoors is the electric smoker and grill combo. That is right.  A slow cooking smoker has the elements of providing tasty and juicy flavors to any meat/poultry you are smoking.  While your main entrée is smoking you have time to prepare other items for your feast or conversing with your family or guests.  Why have a smoker and a separate grill when you can have both as one item?  Plus it is an electric smoker and grill with no propane or charcoal fumes.  However, you will enjoy the rich aroma coming from the entrée being smoked or grilled.

No matter what your summer activities are, please be sure to add safety checks at the start of any activity.  No tripping over the electric smoker grill cord.  Your smoker grill is away from the children's play areas.  Drinking plenty of water on those hot days of summer.  If you have a pool, designate an adult to watch over the children in the pool.  

We hope that you enjoy all your summer activities with your family and friends in a very safe environment.



Monday, May 22, 2017

Celebrating Memorial Day 2017

 We at Unique In-Home Designs Blog will be celebrating Memorial Day; May 29, 2017. This is the day to remember those active military service members who died to protect our Beautiful America.  Our hearts go out to those families that have lost love ones during the many trials we have experienced in our peaceful land.  Further we are sending many blessings to military veterans, retirees and current active duty military members for protecting our Grand America.
 
Our Flag Flies in Honor of All of our Love Ones.
Our Flag Flies in Honor of All of our Love Ones.
This Memorial Day Website provides so much history/knowledge about this special Holiday.  Their website is:  http://www.usmemorialday.org.  In this article, President Lyndon Johnson proclaimed Waterloo, N.Y. as the birthplace of Memorial Day in May 1968.    In 1873, New York was the first state to officially observe Memorial Day,


Please take a moment to review this website with your family.