Saturday, June 24, 2017

You’ve hit the halfway point. How are you doing?

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It’s time to evaluate those resolutions you set way back in January. It’s hard to believe that half of 2017 is gone! So how have you done?

Many resolutions fall to the wayside by mid to late February. If that’s the case, maybe they were mere wishes. Most of the resolutions people make revolve around health – eating better, getting more exercise…

What were your resolutions? Did you write them down? There ispower in writing down your goals and dreams. Successful people write out their goals regularly. When you write down what you desire, it engages more senses, which helps make your thoughts feel more real.

Speaking of real, consider spending time envisioning what your life will look like when your goal is your reality:

  • Who are you with?
  • What does it look like?
  • What does it feel like?
  • What does it smell like?
  • Where are you when you have it?
  • When will you be there (age, season, etc.)?
  • How did you achieve it?
  • Why does it feel so right?

You can even go beyond writing down your goals by adding images. This could be an actual vision board, a journal collage, or a box or envelope of images that you look at frequently. After all, seeing what you know will become reality and imagining yourself with the answers to the questions above will help you get there.

The more senses we engage and get in on our goals, the easier it is to know they will become our reality. The halfway point of 2017 is an excellent time to realign and refocus. After all, we have lots of the year left to conquer those goals. 

Your Friendly Neighborhood Flooring Dealer,

           Matt Capell
           President of Capell Flooring and Interiors

P.S.  You might ask, what does this book have to do with Flooring?  Not much really, but if you are a small business ownerentrepreneur, or have aspirations of becoming one, then you really must check this book out.  I’ve learned a ton from the author, and this is a great read!  Worth every penny, so I thought I should share!


Saturday, June 17, 2017

Do you want to save money on decor updates?

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Home decor trends are continuously changing. However, unlike buying annual fashion updates, it would be too costly to update your home every time there is a change in interior design trends.

Sometimes making a few inexpensive adjustments and updates can give a room an entirely fresh and new look. Fortunately, there are free ideas everywhere.

Of course, there are waiting room magazines, and plenty of options at the local library to review. When flipping through these resources, take note of what kinds of trends and designs catch your eye, and what specifically you like about them.

Another great source for home decor and decorating ideas is ‘window shopping’ at furniture and department stores. The displays they create to showcase their wares can spark new ideas about how to showcase your own home.  

Or course, sites like Pinterest offer a great source of decorating inspiration. There are thousands of images displaying home decor and decorating ideas online. There are sites that explain in depth decorating information and step-by-step instructions.

Some sites offer tips to help you achieve specific styles in your home, like 10 Inexpensive Decorating Ideas from HGTV or 20 Low-Cost Decorating Ideasfrom Real Simple. They share ideas about lighting, fabric, floors (we can help you with those!) and more.

You can also choose a room, like family room, and ask Google for ‘family room decorating ideas’. In your results you will find lots of sites to inspire you like 60 Cozy Designer Family Rooms from House Beautiful.

Little changes can make a big difference, and when you look around your beautiful home at the changes you created, it can be very rewarding.

Which room are you going to collect ideas for first?

        Your Flooring Consultant,

        Matt Capell, President of Capell Flooring and Interiors

P.S.  End the headache of shopping for new floors with our FREE DesignAudit!™ 

The Design Audit™ is a diagnostic tool that allows my expert floor consultants help you choose the right floor for your decorating taste and lifestyle. 

They’ll walk you through a series of questions that will help narrow down the thousands of options to the two or three that exactly match your unique situation. 

They’ll also give you a written, customized “maintenance” plan with their professional recommendations for getting the longest life and beauty out of your floor. 

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Saturday, June 10, 2017

Gift Ideas for Dads and Grads This Month

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This month we celebrate dad and the graduates in our lives. Both worked hard to become the person they are today. The trouble is, what do you get those parents and scholars?

Dads are not always easy to buy for. That may be why many often receive new ties, mugs, cologne sets, etc. If your gift giving has fallen into a repetitive pattern each year because you don’t know what to get him, we’re sure this email will spark some ideas.

Consider the type of person your dad is and give him a gift focused on his strength, giving nature, attention to detail, thoughtfulness, intuitiveness … Pay attention to what he talks about or gets excited about and ask yourself:

  • What hobbies does he enjoy?
  • What are his character strengths?
  • What does he like to do outside of daily duties and tasks?
  • Is there something fun, or specific to his personal interests, that he denies himself due to his day-to-day responsibilities?

When it comes to your graduate, conquering that educational journey has opened doors to new, exciting, and scary things. Excitement abounds after achieving one of the major milestones in their life, while the next step, which expands the boundaries of their comfort zone, may be freaking them out a little.

The questions above asked about your Dad can also apply for your graduate. If they are transitioning from high school to college or university, you may consider practical gifts like helping them personalize their new living space. Sentimental gifts can include something to help them always remember significant things from their life, or you may choose inspirational gifts with a quote that inspires forward thinking, conquering goals and attaining a successful future.

Sometimes what matters most is being present with those we love away from technology, TV and other distractions. And event or an experience can be a great way to do that, whether it's a camping trip, a concert, or a visit to an amusement park.

However you choose to celebrate, we hope that you enjoy the memorable days you will have this month.

Your Flooring Consultant For Life,

       Matt Capell
       President of Capell Flooring and Interiors

  P.S.... Be Sure to Enter the Mega Trivia Contest - for a chance to win a Free Gift Certificate to a restaurant of your choice.  See past winners and archives here in case you missed an issue. 

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Are you or someone you know getting married?

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Your upcoming wedding is likely the most exciting event in your life, and the most stressful. With so much focus on your big day, smaller pre- and post-wedding activities sometimes get overlooked. These often take place in someone's home or a small event venue.

Wondering what kinds of events can be held before and after the wedding?  Here are a few examples:

Engagement Celebration
Whether thrown by parents or friends, this celebration is the announcement and launch of your wedding journey.

Bridal Shower
This event, often organized by the Maid of Honor, is for the entire bridal party and significant women in the bride's life. Everyone comes together during this casual event to share gifts, play games, and celebrate the bride's upcoming wedding day.

Jack & Jill
This party, celebrated with the engaged couple, their friends, and family, is where guests often give toward the couple's upcoming wedding, honeymoon and life together.

Bachelor and Bachelorette Parties
These parties celebrate finding 'the one' and leaving the single life. How and where these celebrations take place vary significantly, from a simple night in to a wild weekend getaway.

Bridesmaid Luncheon
This is the bride's opportunity to thank her bridesmaids and Maid of Honor and give a meaningful toast or small gift.

Rehearsal Dinner
This dinner is an opportunity for all significant people in the wedding ceremony and the engaged couple's families to meet and spend time together over great food, heartfelt toasts, and story sharing before the big day.

Meals on the Wedding Day
Whether the bride and her party, or the groom and his groomsmen, each group will spend most of the pre-wedding day together getting ready. Often food is far from their minds. A delivered meal on the big day helps keep their energy up.

Morning-After-the-Wedding Brunch
This brunch is for family and out-of-town guests the day after the wedding. It’s an opportunity for family and out-of-town guests to enjoy a meal together before heading home.

Consider personal chefs or local caters to help out with the food at these gatherings.

Your Flooring Consultant For Life,

       Matt Capell
       President of Capell Flooring and Interiors

 P.S.... Continue reading this month's copy of the Neighborhood Advisor - by clicking the link below. Be Sure to Enter the Mega Trivia Contest - for a chance to win a Free Gift Certificate to a restaurant of your choice.  See past winners and archives here in case you missed an issue.