Texas Strong, American Spirit

I’m so touched how people are reaching out their hands to help the victims of the Hurricane Harvey in South Texas, especially in the city of Houston.  It only means that there are still goodhearted people left in this world. God bless Texas…God bless America.

What to Ask Before Parking Your Car Away from the Airport

Most airports around the world offer convenient parking options for travelers. You can pull into the airport, find a space in a long-term lot and pay your parking fee when you come back from your trip. The problem with these lots is that many charge a daily rate that can add up over the course of your vacation. Parking in a lot a short drive away from the airport can save you some money, but you should ask a few questions before leaving your car behind.

What Types of Spots are Available?

Always ask about the types of spots that are available, especially if you plan a longer trip. Though most lots offer basic spots in a lot that looks like any other parking lot, others offer covered spots. These spots have canopies that cover vehicles to keep those cars safe from wind and rain. Some lots work more like a covered parking garage and offer a combination of covered spots on the lower floors and open spots on the top floor.

How Do You Get to the Airport?

Parking a few miles away from the airport can help you save a few hundred dollars, but if the lot does not offer transportation to the airport, you may spend more than you would like. Many parking lots located near major airports have shuttle buses that will drive travelers to the airport. Always make sure that the shuttle will depart in time for you to make your flight and at a time that works when you return too. You can also hire a taxi or a private shuttle to get to the airport from that lot. A private JFK airport shuttle can make you feel like a celebrity on your way to the airport.

Are There Any Hidden Fees?

Hidden fees can cause you sticker shock when you get back and try to leave with your car. These fees can include those charged because your trip took longer than you planned. Some lots let you pay in advance but require that you pick your car up at a certain time. If your flight hand a delay that left you returning later than you intended, the lot might charge you a high fee. Asking these simple questions is the best way to ensure that you find a good parking lot close to the airport.

Travel And Explore

‘Spotted this beautiful home decor at Hobby Lobby.  Yes, don’t lose your sense of wonder. Travel and explore while you can. Collect memories and experiences not material things.  Memories and experiences are way more important. If you want this piece, visit a Hobby Lobby store near you and check this out at the home decor section.

Off topic: Hobby Lobby is marking down all their 4th of July merchandise to 66% off as of the moment. Also, as early as now, they have already displaying Fall and Christmas decorations. 🙂

How To Create Your Own Custom Stickers

Whether you are gift shopping, decorating or promoting, you can create something unique with custom stickers. The stickers may include your name, company logo or favorite quote. Use the following steps to create and print custom stickers on a website that  specializes in customized stickers.

Select Your Sticker Type

You have the option to select the type of sticker you want to create and order. This allows you to choose a sticker that is just right for your design. The selection includes double cut, kiss cut and cut out stickers, or you may choose to create a text only sticker.

Upload Your Design 

It is always fun to see your design on a sticker, from a fun graphic to a professional logo. All you have to do is click the button and find the file on your computer.

Select The Size Of Your Sticker

You can choose the height and width of your sticker, which may vary per design and use. If there is a default size, you may want to leave it so your design is not cropped or pixelated.

Select Your Cut Out Option

You may need to choose between a double cut and cut out to go with your sticker type.

Choose Your Border

You can choose a simple white border for your sticker, or you can choose to bleed the color to the edge of your sticker.

Choose The Shape

The next step is to choose a shape based on the design and use of your sticker. The common shapes are circle, oval, square and rectangle, and you can even choose a square or rectangle sticker with rounded corners. The website may give you the option to select a customized or your own pre-made die cut.

Select Your Proof Option

It is important to receive proof so you can check your sticker before ordering it. The company sends the proof through the mail at a small fee, or you can choose to have it emailed to you for free.

Fill In The Quantity

The quantity box allows you to choose how many stickers you wish to print and order.

Place Your Order

You are now ready to place your order and wait for your custom stickers to be delivered to you.

It only takes a few minutes to create your own custom stickers, and the order should be delivered to your home or business within a few weeks.