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Go Ahead, Brag a Bit! You Know You Want To!

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I would like to help you toot your horn by hosting a post by you that showcases your design (interior or exterior, home or local business)!



Did you recently redo a space in (or outside) your home?  Are you really happy with how it turned out?  We’d love to see!  Please email me before and after pictures plus a little bit about your project: your inspiration, thoughts, goals, dreams, and the journey.  If you like, you can also include a short personal bio about you and what you do including a link or two back to your website.  My email is Katlin@nullMercerCarpetOne.com!
As always, if there are any questions (or ideas), please let me know! Katlin@nullMercerCarpetOne.com Facebook.com/MercerCarpetOne Twitter.com/MercerFloors

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Wanted: Guest Posts from Local Businesses

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I’m more than a little biased.  But I’m okay with that.  Supporting small, local, family businesses is important to me.  I’d like to think that my readers, you, agree with me.  So, with that in mind, I’d like your help.


I am looking to host informative guest posts on anything related to the home by people working and living in the central Maryland area especially those in Carroll, Baltimore, and Howard Counties.  Interior design, landscaping, home insurance, energy efficiency, appliances, furniture, paint, artwork, home health, home safety, and exterior design are just some topics that I would be interested in hosting.


So, if you are interested in some free, online, targeted advertising that people read (my blog averages about 200 readers per day!) send me an email (katlin@nullmercercarpetone.com) with your post attached in a Word file.  Please have it at least 250 words, focused on being informative, and include a short introduction about you and your business.  Plus, if there are any images you would like to see included in the post, please attach them to the email as well.  Note: I allow two in-text links to a website of your choice so take advantage of a great way to get people to visit your business’s website!
As always, if there are any questions (or ideas), please let me know! Katlin@nullMercerCarpetOne.com Facebook.com/MercerCarpetOne Twitter.com/MercerFloors

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You’re Invited: Catonsville Arts and Crafts Festival 2013

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Please join us Saturday, September 8th, 2013 in the heart of Catonsville on Frederick Road in Maryland for the Arts and Crafts Festival.

Mercers and I will be at booth number 27 and will be hosting a flooring and interior design Q-n-A!  PLUS we’ll have a great drawing  for prizes such as area rugs and a free interior design consultation!  (Note: if you mention this blog post, I’ll get you a 2nd drawing entry for being a reader!)



Oh, and there will be other booths and activities, I mean it is a community festival after all!  The festival is from 10am till 5pm and there will be good food, fun, artists, weavers, carvers, and so much more!
As always, if there are any questions (or ideas), please let me know! Katlin@nullMercerCarpetOne.com Facebook.com/MercerCarpetOne Twitter.com/MercerFloors

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Floor Protectors, An Upgrade From Felt

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Scratches in your hardwood floor, the worst ones are almost always from furniture feet.  And we’ve all seen the felt floor protectors like in the image above.  While they do a great job and sometimes are the best option, they have a couple downsides…

  • they cannot be kept clean and must be changed about once a year for fear that they turn into sand paper
  • they loose their stickiness and fall off


SlipStick has acrylic floor protectors that are guaranteed to last at least 5 years.  What’s so good about these?

  • They are easy to wipe down and keep clean
  • The selection is fantastic and includes grippers, sliders, castor cups, and more!
I recommend these for all of my clients especially those who are looking at hardwood, bamboo, or cork floors.  Though I suggest them for all hard surface flooring options.  (And, of course, I also highly recommend walk off mats at exterior doorways and rugs and/or runners!)


Please let me know if there are any questions I can help with!

Katlin@nullMercerCarpetOne.com

As always, if there are any questions (or ideas), please let me know! Katlin@nullMercerCarpetOne.com Facebook.com/MercerCarpetOne Twitter.com/MercerFloors

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Porch.com (upcoming review announcement)

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Hello Everyone!  I thought I’d check in and let you know that in the next couple weeks I will be reviewing the new start-up website: Porch.com.



Why?  I received this not too long ago…

Katlin of Let’s Talk About Floors,

It is because of this (me being an influential blogger) that I would like to offer you an exclusive sneak peak of Porch, a new Internet start-up, that is creating a home improvement marketplace and social network. We connect homeowners, renters and design enthusiasts with over 1.4 million professionals. With $6.25M in funding under our belt and big guys from Facebook behind us, we are gearing up to launch in September. With our launch date fast approaching, we are starting to seek out key influencers in the blogger community to share early access of Porch, in hopes that you will use the site and give us any feedback you might have. 

Are you interested in trying out Porch? Let me know, I would love to give you early access to the site! 

Take care,
Lauren K.
Join us on the Porch!
Facebook: www.facebook.com/porchdotcom
Twitter: @PorchDotCom

So, it was very cool to get that.  I’m glad that so many people enjoy my blog, but when I received that I went ‘Really? You think I’m influential? Cool!’

But that isn’t the only reason, it also sounds like a potentially helpful website for those who are looking to work on remodeling projects of all sizes.  Per their ‘About Us’ page, Porch.com is “where neighbors and friends meet to share home professionals and projects they love.”  Sounds kinda like a social Angie’s List, which makes a lot of sense to me.  Paying for a membership to write and share reviews never computed with my brain.

Until I’m ready to post the review, have fun on their Pinterest Page!

As always, if there are any questions give me a shout at Katlin@nullMercerCarpetOne.com!
As always, if there are any questions (or ideas), please let me know! Katlin@nullMercerCarpetOne.com Facebook.com/MercerCarpetOne Twitter.com/MercerFloors

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