July Fourth: Four Interesting Facts

Many Americans associate July Fourth with parades, fireworks and cookouts. But did you know we might be celebrating on the wrong date? Independence Day should have been July 2, which is the day the Continental Congress actually voted for independence. John Adams even wrote that July 2 would be remembered in the annals of AmericanRead More


Holiday Fireworks Safety

Independence Day is a federal holiday in the United States that commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. It is often associated with parades, picnics, family reunions and fireworks. Here are some fireworks safety tips from the American Pyrotechnics Association. Store fireworks in a cool, dry place. Always read andRead More


Fireworks Safety

Fireworks are synonymous with our celebration of Independence Day. Yet, the thrill of fireworks can also bring pain. Approximately 240 people on average go the emergency room every day with fireworks-related injuries in the month around the July 4th holiday. Remember, fireworks can be dangerous, causing serious burn and eye injuries. You can help theRead More


Celebrate July 4 in Metro Atlanta

What are your plans for July 4? Whether you’re staying in town or headed for the beach or mountains, you will find a variety of fun events throughout metro Atlanta surrounding Independence Day. Here are 10 places to celebrate with friends and family. 1. Memorial Lawn at Stone Mountain. Fireworks display following the Lasershow. JulyRead More


Tips on Selecting a Christmas Tree

Your home reflects your style, and your style says a lot about who you are. So what should you do this holiday season about “the tree?” If you decide a pre-cut or a choose-and-cut tree is best for your family, the Georgia Forestry Commission has some tips to help you find a fresh tree. VisitRead More


Light Up the Holidays: Lighting Tips From GE Lighting

This weekend homes across the country will be a little brighter when millions of Americans kick off the holiday season by trimming their trees, and their yards, with holiday lights. Here are some seasonal lighting tips suggested by GE Lighting veteran Mary Beth Gotti, director of the GE Lighting & Electrical Institute. Know Your Lights.Read More


Get Ready for the Holidays With Paint

MOSAIC Group Guest Blogger: Tim Small, retired paint and coatings salesman If you want to change the look of your home quickly and inexpensively, consider paint. Painting a room is an excellent way to set the stage for the upcoming holidays. Prevent surprises by doing a little homework ahead of time. If you have questions,Read More


2009 – Look at Both Sides Now

Approaching the end of the year, any year, is always a wake-up call. I was perusing some investment statements this weekend (yes, I am not as afraid to open them now), and I was thinking about the returns as if it were July or August and realized that in fact there is but one monthRead More