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MOSAIC Group wins 2015 Chrysalis Award

MOSAIC Group wins 2015 Chrysalis Award

ATLANTA -- Metro Atlanta-based MOSAIC Group [Architects and Remodelers] won a Regional Chrysalis Award for Remodeling Excellence in a Residential Bathroom Category. The entries were judged on overall design, the creative use of space and materials, and the degree to which the project enhanced the original structure.

The same project also won first place in a Bathroom Category during the recent Contractor of the Year awards competition sponsored by the Atlanta Chapter of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry.

The Chrysalis Awards program, begun in 1994, recognizes the nation's best work in 15 general categories of residential and commercial remodeling. The competition is open to professional remodelers and design professionals in the United States.

Tips for cold weather plant protection

Tips for cold weather plant protection

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- When the weather report calls for freezing temperatures overnight, you do not want to be rushing outside in the dark to cover cold-sensitive plants.

According to University of Georgia experts, protect plants in containers either by placing them inside a protective structure (house, garage, greenhouse or shed) or by placing a protective covering over them.

“People put a lot of time and expense in caring for their plants,” states Menia Chester, Director of Fulton County Cooperative Extension. “It is important for them to know how to protect their investments to nurture them for growth when the weather is cold.”

Container plants are especially susceptible to cold temperatures; their roots are more exposed because they are above ground. Plants with roots that are damaged by cold temperatures may not show immediate signs of damage; these plants will show signs of stress when temperatures rise and the demand for water from the roots are greater.

6 ways to save On Halloween decorations

6 ways to save On Halloween decorations

ATLANTA -- Every year there are millions of dollars spent on Halloween, from costumes, snacks and candy to decorations.

Hopefully after reading this, you will be able to save a ton on Halloween decor for your yard and home.

Chamblee MS receives grant for community garden

Chamblee MS receives grant for community garden

CHAMBLEE, Ga. -- Chamblee Middle School has received a $10,000 grant to create an education garden for the school and community.

The DeKalb County middle school is one of only 15 schools nationwide to get this year's Share the Good grant from Seeds of Change, which supports family and organic gardeners.

Chamblee Middle plans to use the money to start an outdoor garden where students can grow vegetables, herbs and flowers.

Learn more about the Share the Good grants, including the other recipients, at seedsofchange.com.

MOSAIC Group Wins Guildmaster Award for Customer Service

MOSAIC Group Wins Guildmaster Award for Customer Service

Metro Atlanta-based MOSAIC Group [Architects and Remodelers] has been awarded a 2013 Guildmaster Award for exceptional customer service. The company is owned by William Fadul and Rick Goldstein. GuildQuality, an independent customer satisfaction surveying company, has powered the Guildmaster Award since 2005 to celebrate service excellence in the building, remodeling, contracting, and home services professions.

Over the past few months, GuildQuality reviewed numerous survey responses submitted by clients of Guildmaster candidates. In granting awards, GuildQuality considers two primary metrics for each candidate: the percentage of customers who would recommend and the percentage of customers who responded. MOSAIC Group achieved a recommendation rate of greater than 90 percent from their customers, who were surveyed through GuildQuality.

 

Pike Nurseries to throw Potting Party at all locations

Pike Nurseries to throw Potting Party at all locations

ATLANTA -- All Pike Nurseries in and around Atlanta are hosting a Potting Party for all customers on January 12-13.

According to a spokeswoman for Pike, garden experts will attend to help customers with several ways to garden by using refreshed container gardens and houseplants. At the parties, guests can pot and take home their own indoor or outdoor container gardens, houseplants and terrariums.

Potting advice will be given by experts at the party, so that customers leave with ideal combinations of plants and pots.

Guests do not need to bring anything, as reported by the spokeswoman. Pike will provide soil and EB Stone Sure Start. There will also be coupons given away as well as discounts to use on future shopping trips.

The Mommy Reporter turns clutter into cash

The Mommy Reporter turns clutter into cash

 

Continuing on in my ultimate quest for organization, I have decided that I want to get rid of HALF of everything I own.  I know, I know, sounds extreme but it needs to be done.  I have some big plans and big changes coming up in my life and I truly believe that the best thing for me and my son is to par down on the stuff.  Probably the only thing I won’t “cut in half” is my makeup collection… ha!  My cosmetics are one of the few things that truly bring me joy so I won’t get rid of anything that I don’t have to–and that means my makeup!

But, as you can see, I do have a ton of clothes that my son can no longer wear so I’m getting ready to tag ‘em up and haul ‘em down to... Read the entire article at The MommyReporter.com