Saturday, October 26, 2019

Why do people wear costumes on Halloween? | E-Neighborhood Advisor


It's almost time for the ghosts, goblins, and a multitude of other uniquely costumed individuals to flow from their homes into schools, businesses, and parties. The smaller ones may be knocking on your door in a few days.

Costume ideas are limited only by the boundaries of the imagination and inspiration can be found everywhere! Yet, why do people dress up for Halloween?

In the first ten years of B.C., October 31st was the last day of the Celtic calendar and the day of their Samhain festival ("summer's end"). That was an annual festival celebrating the end of the harvest season and winter's start on November 1st.


It was also a time to honor the dead. The Celtics believed souls were freed to roam the earth at the end of their calendar year. To protect themselves from spirits with bad intentions, they wore masks and disguises during the Samhain festival. In fact, some believed if they looked dead the spirits would consider them one of the ghostly and leave them alone.

Over time, as Romans took over the lands, the Roman holiday of Feralia - when they remembered and commemorated their dead - melded with the Celtic Samhain festival.

Many customs and traditions of Halloween arrived in North America with immigrants in the 1800s and since then the holiday has evolved to include some new traditions like pumpkin carving.

Today Halloween is more about having some spooky fun than honoring past lives. From young to old, people dress up in whimsical, scary, and iconic costumes and gather with friends to celebrate.

Your Flooring Consultant,

Matt Capell
Email: sales@capellinteriors.com
Phone (208) 288-0151
Fax (208) 917-6160

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Revenge of the Rabbits | E-Neighborhood Advisor


It’s never a good idea to mess with the balance of nature. Australia learned that lesson the hard way, and it all began with such a harmless creature.

In the 1850s, both domestic and wild rabbits were introduced to the isolated country. But the European settlers who imported them had not considered several key factors:
(1) absence of large predators,
(2) plentiful food and
(3) the habits of rabbits.

The rabbits spread across the landscape, from Victoria and New South Wales to the Northern Territory and Western Australia. They ate the countryside clean, destroying vegetation and endangering species like the bilby and bandicoot.


Eventually – and if you’re tender hearted about bunnies, stop reading now – the Australians had to take drastic measures. Over the years, during the 20th Century, they have introduced “biological control agents” to impair the rabbits’ fertility, or spread lethal diseases.

If this seems extreme, consider the numbers: the initial 24 wild European rabbits introduced in 1859 were estimated to have produced the 1920’s population: 10 billion bunnies.

Why “revenge of the rabbits”? The reason they were initially brought to Australia was for the purpose of being hunted.

Your Flooring Consultant,

Matt Capell
Email: sales@capellinteriors.com
Phone (208) 288-0151
Fax (208) 917-6160

Saturday, October 12, 2019

21 Days To A Better You | E-Neighborhood Advisor


How you see yourself in your mind is what you are going to manifest in your life. You will never rise higher than your own perceived expectations.  
You have control over your mind and emotions simply put you have the power already inside you to determine which path your life will follow. You can reprogram your mind through meditations, positive thoughts, saying or writing out positive affirmations. The word affirmations means to make true. What do you want to change in your life?


Make a list. Number your list in order of importance to you. Decide what one thing you want to work on. Only one goal or dream at a time, so as not to overload yourself. It has been said that it takes only 21 days to make or break a habit. You could be only 21 days from your greatest successes! How great would that be?

You may feel that you have a long way to go, but look back at how far you've already come?

Your Flooring Consultant,

Matt Capell
Email: sales@capellinteriors.com
Phone (208) 288-0151
Fax (208) 917-6160

Saturday, October 5, 2019

13 Top US Haunted Houses | E-Neighborhood Advisor


Haunt-goers travel high and low visiting cities across America in search of the best, scariest, and most outrageous haunted houses. We’ve compiled a list of the top 13 scariest destinations in the US for your travels…

13. Nightmare New England - Litchfield, NH

12. Nashville Haunted Hayride & Woods – Nashville, TN

11. Cutting Edge – Fort Worth, TX

10. Haunted Hotel – San Diego, CA 

9. Los Angeles Haunted Hayride – LA, CA

8. New Orleans Nightmare – New Orleans, LA

7. Bates Motel – Philadelphia, PA


6. Headless Horseman – Ulster Park, NY

5. City of the Dead & The Asylum – Denver, CO

4. 13th Floor – Phoenix AZ, Denver CO, Jacksonville FL, Chicago IL, Columbus OH, San Antonio TX

3. Netherworld – Atlanta, GA

2. Fear Farm & Phoenix Haunted Hayride – Phoenix, AZ

1. House of Torment – Austin TX, Chicago IL


Scary travels to you!

Your Flooring Consultant,

Matt Capell
Email: sales@capellinteriors.com
Phone (208) 288-0151
Fax (208) 917-6160

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Welcome to October 2019 | Capell Flooring and Interiors




Hello Friends,

Welcome to a special October edition of the Neighborhood Advisor! Nothing screams autumn like the month of October. Our Neighborhood Advisor is packed with all the regular treats like the Mega Trivia Contest, Client of the Month Award, and several great articles you can read while snuggled on your cozy rug/carpet.
As Halloween approaches, we won’t want to spook your trick or treaters and party guest with old flooring now do we. So whether you have creeks that resemble the haunted mansion or your carpet is just so worn it’s scary, we’ve got the best solution for you. Of course your choice of new flooring or carpeting hinges on a number of factors like your lifestyle, the number of members in your lovely family and we can’t forget your adorable fur babies (pets).
We not only provide flooring in a variety of trends and styles, but flooring that will also stand the test of time. Most people in our area look for flooring in some area of their home every few years and we are here to help you with just that. Even if you aren’t in the market for new flooring yourself, don’t forget about the rewards you can earn through our Referral Program the benefits are sure to leave you screaming!
Thanks again for checking out this issue of the Neighborhood Advisor. We hope you have a wonderful month, and a Happy Halloween.

Your friend,


Matt Capell