Vue Smart Glasses

Google Glass was introduced several years ago, and these devices have not been widely adopted. Two reasons are that the glasses are bulky, and they have a recording device attached which seems to be intrusive for many people. Vue Smart Glasses do not have a recording device attached so that fear can be allayed. Also, the glasses look stylish so they may be mistaken for regular glasses. The Vue Smart glasses come in plain, prescription and sunglass options. One interesting thing the glasses provide is something they term “bone conduction audio technology.” So instead of having in earbuds in your ears …

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Home Exterior Freshen-Up

June is a great time to freshen up the exterior of your home. Most of your time outside in the yard this spring probably comprised working with grass, flower beds and trees. It is now time to look to see if the exterior of your home needs a thorough cleaning. First off, though if you have any shrubs or trees that are touching your home you should trim them back. When looking at the outside of your home do you see streaks, dull paint, or mildew? If so, then consider hiring someone to pressure wash your home, or do it …

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Father’s Day Fun

Father’s Day is June 16th this year, and it is a time to celebrate dads who helped shape us into who we are today. One thing you want to make sure of is he is fed well. If you wish to enjoy a meal together, there are many great places to choose from. If he is a meat lover, consider Texas de Brazil in Birmingham as a place to indulge for dinner (or lunch on Fridays). They offer meat galore until you are full. Restaurants like Perry’s, Fleming’s and Ruth Chris are also fantastic options. For a more casual steak experience, …

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Grilled Chicken Drumsticks with Balsamic-chili Reduction

Grilling time can be a good time, and for this month the featured recipe is for drumsticks. If you are ready to grill something different with a little zing, this recipe is for you. Prep Time 1 Hour / Cook Time 35 Minutes Ingredients 4 Chicken drumsticks, skin on 1/3 cup Piri-piri oil (see recipe below) 1/2 cup Balsamic-chilli reduction sauce (see recipe below) 1-2 tsp Fine sea salt Recipe for Piri-piri Oil Equipment – One Mason or similar size jar Ingredients for Piri-piri Oil: 2 cups Neutral oil, such as Canola 1/2 cup Chilli flakes 1 Tbsp Fine sea …

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Down Payment for a Home

When it comes time to consider purchasing a home, many things go into the decision-making process. Most people will need to take out a mortgage to make the purchase as it will typically be a significant investment. One thing to plan for is the down payment required to close the loan and purchase the home.  Depending on the type of loan, that amount of money could range from nothing required up to 20% of the home purchase price. Some loans require Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI) which protects the lender in case of a borrower default. A rule of thumb is that if …

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