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Leveraging Optimism and Realism in Transportation Business Sales

Okay, I guess there’s a third option other than optimism and realism: You could be a pessimist, but we’re already assuming you’re not one of those. As a transportation business owner, it’s important to maintain a positive disposition, but at the same time, you need to be realistic as you set out to put your transportation business for sale. While it would be nice if you could really determine your … Continue

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Finding Teak Alternatives Amid Myanmar Logging Ban

The positive and negative shifts in the Burmese Teak market continue, with the latest changes to the Myanmar government. On Thursday, April 28, 2016, newly elected officials announced a major change: a complete ban on all logging. While this decision will certainly affect several species, the main impact globally will be to the Teak market, since Burmese Teak is such a sought-after … Continue

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Three Signs Our Mica Collection Furniture Might Be Right for You

Here at The Bedroom Source in Carle Place, NY, children’s furniture isn’t just a hobby or one of many aspects of our business: It’s the only product that we sell. As a family-owned and operated business for over 30 years, we pride ourselves on selling only top-quality children’s furniture — the kind you won’t find at most chain stores. At the same time, we realize that our best-selling Maxtrix® … Continue

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Countering the Medicalization of Sin

It concerns me whenever a parent uses any term but “sin” to describe bad behavior — their own, or their children’s. We all have a natural tendency to want to excuse our own poor choices, as well as those of our kids. The unfortunate thing is that it doesn’t help a bit. In fact, it often hurts. In our culture, it’s fairly common for “professionals” to diagnose — and even medically treat — … Continue

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Three Enemies of Giving

Why don’t we give like we should, like we want to? Just like any “yes” in life, giving means saying “no” to some other things. By contrast, when we’re saying “no” to giving, we’re simultaneously saying “yes” to some other things. Lesser things. Before we can change and become greater givers, we have to evaluate which enemy of giving is causing us to say “no.” But identifying an enemy isn’t … Continue

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Finding Teak Alternatives Amid Myanmar Logging Ban

The positive and negative shifts in the Burmese Teak market continue, with the latest changes to the Myanmar government. On Thursday, April 28, 2016, newly elected officials announced a major change: a complete ban on all logging. While this decision will certainly affect several species, the main impact globally will be to the Teak market, […]

Three Signs Our Mica Collection Furniture Might Be Right for You

Here at The Bedroom Source in Carle Place, NY, children’s furniture isn’t just a hobby or one of many aspects of our business: It’s the only product that we sell. As a family-owned and operated business for over 30 years, we pride ourselves on selling only top-quality children’s furniture — the kind you won’t find […]

Navigating the Many Options that Come with Hardwood Flooring

Perhaps you’re sold on the idea of hardwood flooring but aren’t sure about what kind to get. Let’s look at four categories of options you’ll have as you begin the process of ordering your new Rehmeyer Wood Floor. Engineered Wood Floors vs. Solid Hardwood Floors Engineered floors are still real wood floors. They’re just undergo […]

Reasons You Shouldn’t Get a Rehmeyer Hardwood Floor

In the spirit of April Fools, we’re going to take a bit of a tongue-in-cheek approach to this topic, today. After all, if you’ve frequented this website, you already know plenty of reasons to let us create a custom Rehmeyer hardwood floor for you! — from economic and environmental reasons to health, convenience, and appearance. […]

X10 Haunted House Trick

X10 products are great for everyday applications such as controlling lights and appliances.  X10 can also be used on special occasions to perform a certain effect. In this post we will demonstrate how to use simple X10 technology to create a great haunted house experience.  Using ActiveHome, a motion sensor, a USB transceiver, and two […]

A Girl’s Dream Come True, Part 3

If you’re still unsure how you could possibly arrange your daughter’s bedroom in a sensible, visually attractive way, feel free to ask about our complimentary design services at The Bedroom Source; all we need are your room’s measurements, and we’ll work with you to figure out a reasonable plan. And don’t forget: Our white-glove delivery […]

A Girl’s Dream Come True, Part 2

We really can’t say enough about the Bellamy Collection and its simple, feminine lines. The bright white finish makes this girls’ bedroom collection hint at the fairy-tale sweetness we hope our daughters get to dream and live. In addition to the three bed styles described in Part 1, Bellamy includes a Daybed (pictured above) and […]

A Girl’s Dream Come True, Part 1

Bellamy. The simplicity and charm of the name might just convey the beauty of this collection perfectly. On the other hand, perhaps it’s also a pinch like Jane Austen’s fictional heroine in one of her novels, with her aristocratic sensibilities and natural wit. Whether your sweet little girl would prefer to spend her days finding […]

Wood Flooring Professionals Who Know (More Than) Your Name

The most distinctive characteristic of Rehmeyer Wood Floors may not have anything to do with the floors, themselves. Our customers tell us over and over about how the service we provide differs from our competition. The theme song from the sitcom “Cheers” resonates with most of us — we love to go where we’re recognized, […]

Knowledge and Lumber: They Go Together (Really)

Having been in the lumber business for over two hundred years, J. Gibson McIlvain Lumber is confident that knowledge is an important ingredient in our success. Former customers like Presidents Adams and Jefferson and job sites like the White House and the Smithsonian Institute let you know how rich and successful our lumber dynasty has […]