Making New Websites

We want to give a shout out to Branden over at his YouTube channel for helping us recently switch hosts and find a good page-builder for WordPress as we are getting ready to change themes and the look of the website very soon!

It has never been easy for me to design websites, especially since I don’t have the keen eye or coding experience required to get something up that is super custom. Learning that there was a drag and drop page-builder (Elementor and I believe Beaver Builder) was mind-blowing to me because it meant that I no longer had to do any extensive, custom coding and spend hours upon hours on websites trying to learn the basics behind web design.


Branden recently released a video about making a website with the WordPress platform and I managed to get some time to watch the whole thing, which I’ll link below:

Not only did he go into step-by-step detail about how to get the site built using Elementor, but he even is doing a limited time giveaway which sounds pretty cool, since I only have the free version of Elementor right now.

Does anyone else out there use the Elementor page builder to build their WordPress sites? If so, what are your opinions and thoughts on it?

I know there is another one called Beaver builder, but I am not sure which one is better.

Please leave comments below if you use either one of those as I am looking at re-designing this site very soon!

Until next time,

Reasons You Need Roadside Assistance…

We all know how expensive insurance can be these days – you feel as though you are constantly paying out for maybe this will happen or maybe that will happen’. But one occasion not to skimp on coverage is when you purchase vehicle insurance. There are many benefits of roadside assistance so if your company offers this coverage it’s recommended that you take that. If they don’t offer it, you can get it from a range of companies (Consumer Report’s recommendations), at differing prices, dependent on the level of coverage you require.

There are many reasons why people need the benefits of roadside assistance; here are just some of them:

Run Out of Gas?

This is a nightmare, especially if it’s the middle of the night and you are on a country lane somewhere. It’s even worse if you happen to be a female traveling alone. While it’s easy to say that you should check fuel before you leave, I imagine this has happened to many of us at some time or another. Most roadside assistance companies will make lone females a priority, but even so, it can be a frightening experience. When in doubt, call  a towing service who offers 24/7 roadside assistance. You may have to pay a little bit out of pocket, but it’ll be worth it knowing you are taken care of!

Tire Goes Flat?

Another nightmare scenario – you’re all ready to go out for dinner, (complete with dinner suit and shiny shoes!) or you’re taking the kids to the beach for the weekend and they’re clamoring to get moving, (are we there yet?’!) and you have a flat tire. The chances are that you could change the flat if you wanted to but what about your clothes? What about the children who are excited and want to go? Can you cope with the but you said…’? Do you really want to get the jack out and start crawling around on your knees? What if you have a flat on the way to a venue and you need to change a tire on a highway? That can be pretty dangerous. It’s much better to call your roadside assistance company and they will be with you as quickly as possible.

Dead Battery?

We’ve all made the mistake of leaving the radio on in our car, or forgotten to turn the lights off and then come to start the car in the morning only to find that the battery is dead. This can happen quite often, especially during the colder winter months and it is essential that you are not left without the ability to have the heating running. When you are covered by roadside assistance, they will come out to you, (even at home) and jump start the vehicle for you within minutes.

Lock Your Keys in The Car?

This is probably most people’s worst scenario! Locking the keys in the car can leave you in an extremely vulnerable position, especially if you are in the middle of a town and it’s at night! Or you just seem to remember taking your keys with you but you actually left them with your wallet and you can see them sitting there, on the passenger seat, almost mocking you? Many would probably have to fight the urge to break a window to get at the keys but that will leave you with additional expense to repair the broken glass as your insurance would not usually covered for that. Calling a locksmith is another possibility but you will find that the bill will be extremely steep for the small amount of time it would take them to help you. It’s far better to use one of the benefits of roadside assistance and call them out to help you. That would feel much better than having an unnecessary bill from a locksmith, wouldn’t it?

Need Family Coverage?

Many roadside assistance companies will offer additional coverage for family members at a greatly reduced cost. This is useful if you are a 2 car family, or one of your children has just started driving and you want to make sure that they could get assistance if they needed it.

When you work out the per-week cost, it really makes sense to receive the benefits of roadside assistance for as little as a daily Starbucks coffee would cost! It also gives you additional peace of mind when your loved ones are driving on their own, late at night. You can’t buy their safety, but you can get pretty close to it with roadside assistance. And like the good old saying goes, nobody wants it to happen, but it pays to be prepared.

DIY Moving

An article by Warren from Pro Movers Modesto CA

If you are planning for a DIY move, you might be set up to exchange cost for accommodation. Nonetheless, there are numerous approaches to guarantee that your DIY move is simple and anxiety free. To maintain a strategic distance from disaster and pointless bother for your up and coming move, simply take after these basic steps:

  • Book your truck in advance

Much the same as movers, truck rentals book up quick. Creator, beyond any doubt you reserve your spot no less than a few weeks ahead of time. On the off chance that you are moving amid crest season- – among st May and September- – you ought to hold the truck two or three months before your booked moving date.

  • Give yourself enough time.

A DIY move can take days to execute if you are moving long separation. While neighborhood moves may just require one day, numerous migrations will require no less than a few days to finish. Make a point to dispense enough time to finish your turn without hurriedly surging. You might need to arrange a couple of more days than you anticipate that you’ll need will be erring on the side of caution.

  • Downsize your belongings.

The more you move, the additional time it will take to pack and load your truck. Make your DIY move simpler by alleviating your burden and taking out pointless garbage that will just mess up your new home. Have a moving deal to profit for your turn, give undesirable things to philanthropy such as the GoodWill, offer them on the web, or pass them on to friends and family. On the off chance that you incline toward just to discard your pointless assets, try to reuse suitable things legitimately.

  • Get help.

Despite the fact that it is called “do-it-yourself” move, it is hard to finish alone. You ought to dependably enroll the guide of a couple of muscular companions to help you with the truly difficult work. Moving substantial things can bring about damage if not done effectively, and you ought to never endeavor to convey more than you can deal with. Numerous massive assets, for example, furniture and machines can’t be securely conveyed by one individual, particularly up or down stairs.

  • Pack from the least important to most important.

If you are taking care of the move yourself, that implies pressing undertakings too. Since you won’t have the capacity to pack up the substance of your whole home in one day like proficient movers, you will need to handle the employment a little at once.

To keep your pressing procedure from meddling with every day life, dependably pack minimum vital to generally critical. The things that are fundamental to your schedule -, for example, toiletries, bedding, and cookware- – ought to be put something aside for last. Start with pressing your slightest critical things – out of season clothing, improvements, knickknacks, books, and motion pictures.

  • Load the truck properly

While you may think you can simply pack your rental truck to limit and hit the street, there is a legitimate system for stacking to guarantee your products stay stationary and don’t maintain harm. Continuously pack your heaviest apparatuses to start with, towards the front of the truck (the region nearest to the taxicab).

  • Plan your route

Before starting your trip to your destination, ensure you have your route mapped out. If you are moving long distance, assign your stops for food and rest in advance for the most streamlined and productive outing. Arranging your travel way ahead of time will permit you to get ready for street weight limitations or keep away from low extensions that won’t suit your truck.