Why A Truck Might Be Right For You



More and more drivers are beginning to realize the benefits of owning a pickup truck. From firemen to school teachers, people from all walks of life can be seen sitting behind the wheel of a pickup truck. Here are some of the advantages of choosing to buy a new truck.


A pickup truck’s sturdy chassis and high ground clearance allows it to be driven in a variety of different environments. When equipped with a four-wheel drive system, a truck can handle snow-laden roadways and muddy off-road trails with ease.

Ability to Haul and Tow

Whether a person needs to haul a load of firewood or tow a set of motorcycles, a pickup truck can get the job done without any problems. Instead of renting a moving van to haul large items such as a sofa, truck owners can save money by using their own vehicles to complete the task.

Family Hauler

A four-door pickup truck, also referred to as a crew cab, provides enough room for the entire family. This is great news for the drivers who enjoy the ride height of a truck. Tall passengers will find the extra legroom offered by a full-size truck to be extremely convenient.


The cost of a new pickup truck is very comparable to a new car. Various incentives and rebates are offered throughout the year, which help to reduce the financial burden placed upon the buyer. Budget-minded truck buyers are strongly encouraged to look for cost-cutting deals. For example, some shoppers search local Toyota dealerships for Tundra truck sales.

Luxurious Features

The pickup trucks of today are equipped with a number of high-end luxury features. Not only can prospective truck buyers opt to add safety innovations such as blind-spot monitoring, but they can also choose to install several other high-tech goodies.

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Now I Can Get Back to Work!




Today is the first day of school for us. Yeah! I’m excited to get some alone time. I know I will miss my children but now they will not be bored. All summer, every day, I heard, “I’m bored, I have nothing to do!” Well now they have something to do! lol


My daughter, who is 6, said, “you just want to get rid of us”. I said, “no, but when you go to school you will have children to play with and will play and learn and have so much fun!”


So now I can get back to work. I feel like I’ve neglected my blog over the summer. I usually post once a day and recently I was lucky to get a post up once a week. I am ready to get writing and interacting with all my readers!

And….maybe hanging out at the pool with a good book – by myself! ;)


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Benefits of Using Salon-Quality Products

This is a guest post.





When figuring out which beauty products to buy, it can be a bit difficult to know where to invest your money. It may be convenient and tempting to pick up your shampoo and other products at your local grocery store, but there may be some pressure to buy salon-quality products. These products are often more expensive and you may have to go out of your way to get them, but are they really worth the extra money? The answer, in a word, is yes. Here are some of the benefits of using salon-quality products.


Better Quality Ingredients

You get what you pay for, and that saying holds very true when it comes to beauty products. If you know what you’re looking for, you can compare a cheaper bottle of shampoo next to a salon-quality bottle of shampoo and check the ingredients. You will notice that the ingredients are similar, but they do vary. The conditioners and other ingredients that actually matter are always of a much higher quality in the salon products whereas the store bought products will have additional ingredients that don’t actually have much benefit. Shampoo is just an example; this will generally hold true for all hair and beauty products.


Get The Most For Your Money

While it may be true that you pay more for the salon-quality products, you will absolutely get more for the money that you spend. Just because you can get more product doesn’t mean that the product will do a better job or even provide you much benefit. Essentially store bought products will get the job done, but not do the best job possible. If you buy a cheap hairspray, for instance, you may need to use a lot more product volume to get it to work. Even if you do get it to work, it may not have the desired result. On the other hand, if you use a salon hairspray it will be much more likely you will be satisfied and you will have to use less product.


They Will Spare You Grief

If you buy a beauty product of any kind you will be doing so because you have a desired result in mind. The problem is, it may be hard to find out exactly which store bought product will give you that result. You could end up buying product after product with a lot of trial and error and you still may not be totally happy with it. On the other hand, if you go to a salon and actually talk to someone who knows about the products, they will be able to help you find exactly the right product to suit your needs. Though it may cost a little bit more up front, you will save yourself a lot of time and potentially money in the long run. It will make the process much easier.


Wrap Up

While many people have questions about salon products versus store-bought products, it is hard to argue against the proven benefits that come along with buying a quality salon-product. No matter what you buy, just make sure that you buy the right product for you.

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