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MODA offers tips on caring for area rugs

MODA offers tips on caring for area rugs

By Janice Howell, vice president, MODA Floors & Interiors, www.ModaFloorsandInteriors.com

Area rugs need the same attention and consistent maintenance as your carpeting, ceramic tile or hardwood flooring. Knowing what’s expected of you regarding their upkeep can be a determining factor in the type of rugs you purchase.

Although a handmade rug is a work of art, it’s made to be walked on. So are all machine-made rugs. With usage, as the top layers of pile break, (in most cases wool), the pile looks shinier and smoother, and with light exposure the colors look more harmonious.

Here are a few steps to make sure that your area rug ages gracefully, naturally and beautifully.

$1.00 Off McDonalds Cherry Berry Chiller equals FREE in some areas

 

Here is a awesome coupon $1.00/1 coupon this is a great snack while you are on the go.   Now in some areas there is still the $1.00 price, meaning a FREE ONE !!! This is McDonald's new flavor and it's pretty good, I must say. Not sure how long McDonalds is going ot have this to printout, so print it out TODAY. 

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DEALCHICKEN | Half-price N.Y.-style pizza

DEALCHICKEN | Half-price N.Y.-style pizza

ATLANTA -- New York-style pizza in the Atlanta suburbs? Don't mind if I do!

For this week only, DealChicken is offering a delicious deal for its metro Atlanta members: $20 for $40 worth of food and drink at Romeo's New York Pizza.

This promotion, which expires Aug. 7, is good at both Atlanta-area Romeo's locations: 9700 Medlock Bridge Road in Johns Creek and 139 South Clayton Street in Lawrenceville. Three more restaurants are scheduled to open this summer -- Alpharetta, Canton and Emory.

Learn more about DealChicken and sign up for its "eggcellent" daily deals at www.dealchicken.com/atlanta-ga.

Pike Nurseries, Concentrics Restaurants host garden-to-table event

Pike Nurseries, Concentrics Restaurants host garden-to-table event

ATLANTA -- If you're planning to plant a summer garden, Pike Nurseries is hosting the perfect event to learn all about growing fresh vegetables and herbs.

The Georgia-based chain of nurseries has teamed up with Concentrics Restaurants for a Garden-to-Table Chef Event. Expert gardeners and at-home chefs will teach Pike customers how to use their home-grown crops in custom recipes. There will also be cooking demonstrations.

The garden-to-table event is free to attend. Seminars and demonstrations will be held at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 5 at all 14 metro Atlanta Pike locations.

Acworth
3602 Cobb Parkway

Alpharetta
2955 Holcomb Bridge Road

Atlanta
Chastain (4020 Roswell Road)
Lindbergh (2410 Camellia Lane NE)
Toco Hills (2101 LaVista Road)

Cumming
6050 Bethelview Road

Johns Creek
5795 State Bridge Road

What would you do with $500M?

What would you do with $500M?

ATLANTA -- We're still reeling over the Georgia Lottery's announcement that Friday's Mega Millions jackpot has reached a record $500 million.

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And it got us thinking -- what would you do with the money if you won? Half a billion dollars is almost unfathomable -- do you know what you'd do with all that money?

Cocktail-infused cupcakes will guarantee a sweet weekend

Cocktail-infused cupcakes will guarantee a sweet weekend

NORCROSS, Ga. -- Spring is almost here! Why not celebrate with cocktails and cupcakes? Or, better yet, why not combine the two and feast on some cocktail-infused cupcakes?

Cupcake on the Rocks is offering a sweet deal for DealChicken members -- two dozen cupcakes for $24 instead of the usual $84. Some of the delicious boozy flavors include Margarita, Strawberry Daiquiri, Lemon Drop and White Russian, and all are infused with real alcohol.

Drinking a cupcake doesn't appeal to you? Cupcake on the Rocks also offers several "normal" flavors, including Red Velvet, Chocolate, Banana Pudding, Vanilla Bean and even PB & J.

Mega Millions 'springs forward' to $171M

Mega Millions 'springs forward' to $171M

ATLANTA -- Mega Millions sprang forward with your clocks this weekend.

Tuesday's jackpot has jumped to an estimated $171 million, the Georgia Lottery announced Monday.

Mega Millions offers two jackpot payment options -- approximately $6.5 million a year for 26 years with the annuity choice, or a single payment worth approximately $124 million.

Tickets are only $1 per play. Players can multiply prizes with the Megaplier option for an additional $1 per play.

Who knows -- maybe you could be the next Marcia Adams, the College Park accountant who won $72 million in a January Mega Millions drawing.

As with all other Georgia Lottery games, proceeds from Mega Millions benefit education in the state.