Please Watch Your Children Around Water

Please Watch Your Children Around Water

Please Watch Your Children Around WaterOn average, nearly ninety people die from drowning in Arizona each year with the majority of those deaths happening between April and August. Children make up twenty percent of the number of total drowning deaths in Arizona according to the Arizona Department of Health Services.  Too often, firefighters hear people say, “it was just a few seconds.” Unfortunately, just a few seconds is all it takes for a child to drown. Thankfully drowning and near drowning accidents can be prevented, and you can help! Anyone involved with the supervision of children needs to be aware of the dangers associated with any body of water. Below are some useful tips to prevent these needless tragedies:

  • Use an approved barrier to separate the pool from the house
  • Never allow children to be alone near a pool or any water source
  • Have life-saving devices near the pool, such as a pole/hook, or flotation device
  • Keep large objects such as tables, chairs, toys, and ladders away from pool fences
  • Do not allow children to play around the pool and store all toys outside the pool area
  • If you leave the pool area, take the children with you
  • Always have a “designated child watcher”

For more drowning prevention tips, please visit the Drowning Prevention Coalition of Arizona website at preventdrownings.org. And as always, please watch your children around water. Have a safe and happy summer!

Roberta Voss

The Voss Team

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Glendale, Arizona 85308

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Top 5 Gifts for Your Mom and Her Home

Top 5 Gifts for Your Mom and Her Home

Top 5 Gifts for Your Mom and Her HomeMother’s Day is this Sunday, May 13th and if you’re looking to give the best Mother’s Day gift ever, why not surprise her by making some easy home repairs around the house that she’ll love?  Whether you’re crafty, handy, or just know someone who is, here are the top 5 gifts for your mom and her home.

1.) Instead of flowers: Plant her a garden. Not only can she have the beauty of an assortment of flowers, but she’ll have something that will last a lot longer than a vase of flowers. Potted plants in a decorative pot will do, or you can really blow her mind and line her walkway with bright, beautiful buds she’ll love.

2.) Instead of mailing a card: Fix her mailbox. If your mom has been in her house for a while and has a rusty old mailbox with her house numbers rubbing off, why not replace her mailbox with a nice new one? Go traditional and clean or if there’s no HOA regulations go vintage and fun with something silly she might enjoy like a funky novelty mailbox.

3.) Instead of a jewelry box: Put up some shelves and make her a nice place to hang and display her jewelry too. People have used anything from coat hangers to corkboard to craft a functional and decorative place to store stuff, especially trinkets. Need ideas? Pinterest is chalked full of inspiration.

4.) Instead of a basket of spa stuff: Revamp her bathroom with spa like goodies. Get her fluffy new Egyptian cotton towels, fresh accessories, and as a bonus make that basket of spa lotions and potions the center piece for a newly refreshed bathroom.

5.) Instead of art: What mom doesn’t love family photos? Hit up her favorite shop or a fun second hand store for some unique antique frames and put your favorite family memories in them. Or see if she has a stash of old photos that need to be retouched, get them refinished and frame a few. Bonus points if you hang them up for her.

Mom is the heart of the home, so why not help make her home as beautiful as she is? Thoughtful home improvements and additions will be a delight to any mother. Happy Mother’s Day from The Voss Team!

Roberta Voss

The Voss Team

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Glendale, Arizona 85308

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Top 10 Paint Colors That Are Trending Right Now

Top 10 Paint Colors That Are Trending Right Now

Top 10 Paint Colors That Are Trending Right NowPlanning on repainting your home or adding new accents, but unsure what hues are in season for spring and summer? Here are the top 10 paint colors that are trending right now according to various fashion designers, design bloggers, DIYers, and magazines all using these colors in their latest projects.

1.) Lavender (as seen in the Michael Kors Collection)

2.) Purple (like Pantone’s 2018 color of the year, Ultra Violet)

3.) Rapture Rose (as used by designers like Marchesa or Prabal Gurung)

4.) Sky Blue (as seen used by designers like Carolina Herrera, John Galliano, and Ralph & Russo)

5.) Light Green (as seen in the gallery looks from Baja East, Acne Studios, and Sies Marjan)

6.) Military Green (considered to be the new beige by multiple designers)

7.) Milk White (as seen used by designers such as Zadig&Voltaire, Miu Miu, and Roland Mouret).

8.) Chocolate Brown (considered to be the new black)

9.) Yellow (as seen in paintings by Kandinsy or Matisse, yellow’s comeback for 2018 is strictly connected to purple, its complementary color)

10.) Tomato Red (as used by designers such as 3.1 Phillip Lim, Alexander McQueen,  and Victoria Beckham)

If you’ve always wanted an accent wall or have an old piece of furniture you’ve been meaning to paint, these top 10 paint colors that are trending right now may be all the inspiration you need to finally tackle that project. Which of these hues motivate you to pick up a paintbrush?

For more design tips for your home or if you’re ready to buy a home in Phoenix or sell your Phoenix home this spring, please contact The Voss Team today!

Roberta Voss

The Voss Team

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7111 West Bell Road Ste 101

Glendale, Arizona 85308

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