AUGUST THE WOMEN EQUALITY MONTH

AUGUST THE WOMEN EQUALITY MONTH

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Women’s Equality Day, celebrated every August 26, commemorates the passage of women’s suffrage in the U.S. and reminds us of the hurdles overcome by the heroic women who faced violence and discrimination to propel the women’s movement forward.

In the early 19th century, American women, who generally couldn’t inherit property and made half of a man’s wages in any available jobs, began organizing to demand political rights and representation.

Women aren’t done fighting for equal rights. Today, the wage gap between men and women still impacts women’s economic power, and gender-based discrimination still plagues workplaces and business transactions.

To remind us of the struggles of the past, present, and future, Congress designated August 26 as Women’s Equality Day in 1971.

Women’s Equality Day is all about uplifting and empowering women, and marveling at how far women have progressed, defying all odds and oppression.

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“BY THE NUMBERS”

18 – the number of countries where husbands can legally prevent their wives from working.

39 – the number of countries where sons and daughters do not share equal inheritance rights.

1 in 5 – women and girls have experienced physical and/or sexual abuse by a partner.

13% – the percentage of women globally who are agricultural landholders. 

40% – the percentage drop in girls getting married in childhood in Southern Asia since 2000.

4TH OF JULY – INDEPENDENCE DAY

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You may wonder, “Why do we celebrate the 4th of July? What does it mean?” Well, this day is incredibly significant in American history, as it marks the day the United States officially became its own nation. The Declaration of Independence was adopted on July 4th, 1776.

American citizens celebrate America’s birthday with festivals, parades, fireworks, barbecues, sparklers, and other festive activities.

If by any chance you’ve ever wonder where the idea of the fireworks on July 4th came from, I think I found the answer:

 

JOHN ADAMS MAY HAVE BEEN THE FIRST TO SUGGEST FIREWORKS!

Some people think the idea of marking major events with fireworks originated with Founding Father John Adams. In a letter to his wife and political advisor, Abigail, he suggested that “illuminations” be part of the future Independence Day celebrations, the first of which was held in 1777.

 

INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT THE 4TH OF JULY

 

 

THREE PRESIDENTES DIED ON JULY 4TH 

 

 

-THOMAS JEFFERSON— JULY 4TH, 1826

-JOHN ADAMS———— JULY 4TH, 1826

-JAMES MONROE ——- JULY 4TH, 1831 

 

 

  • FIREWORKS 

 

Each year Americans light about 200 million pounds of fireworks! And most of them are imported from China – $247,100,000 worth. 

 

 

  • AMERICANS WILL ENJOY 150 MILLION HOT DOGS DURING THE 4TH

 

 

 

  • JULY 4TH WAS NOT DEEMED A FEDERAL HOLIDAY UNTIL 1870, NEARLY 100 YEARS AFTER THE NATION WAS FOUNDED.

 

Here’s a simple dessert we can make for your gathering this holiday!

 

 

FIRECRAKER MILKSHAKE

 

 

INGREDIENTS

1 half g. vanilla ice cream

3 drops red food coloring

3 drops blue food coloring

 

 

DIRECTIONS

  1. Soften ice cream to a soft serve/yogurt texture. Evenly divide ice cream into three bowls.
  2. Place red food coloring in one bowl and blue food coloring in the other, using a whisk beat each bowl until color is well blended.
  3. Layer bottom of glass with red ice cream, then plain vanilla and blue ice cream, using long spoon or knife drag it from the bottom to the top, stirring in between to mix the color (do not overmix).
  4. Optional decorating idea: Finish with whipped cream and red, white and blue confetti

 

JUNE – NATIONAL CAMPING MONTH

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Camping is one of America’s favorite outdoor activities and National Camping Month is observed in June every year. Be it with friends, family, or even by yourself, camping is the perfect way to reconnect with nature and yourself. Camping is also a very popular summer activity that keeps young children engaged outside of school. Enjoy camping however you want and rough it by leaving all modern amenities behind to get a detox from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

 

HISTORY OF NATIONAL CAMPING MONTH

National Camping Month has been celebrated every year in the month of June since the 1970s. The month aims to increase participation in outdoor activities, especially among the youth. People are encouraged to join camps or go camping with their loved ones.

 

NATIONAL CAMPING MONTH ACTIVITIES

 

 

  • CAMP AT HOME It’s not always possible to go camping but you can always camp at home. Camping in your backyard and minimizing screen time is still a wonderful way to enjoy the outdoors.

 

 

  • GO CAMPING  Pick a weekend during National Camping Month to go camping with your loved ones. Remember to pack adequately and enjoy your time outdoors.

 

 

  • ENJOY CLASSIC CAMP FOODS Camping means delicious food! Serve up some barbecue, roasts, and s’mores for dinner and celebrate camping without having to leave the house.

 

10 PLACES TO VISIT FOR NATIONAL CAMPING MONTH

 

  1. Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, Montana
  2. Yosemite National Park, California
  3. Glacier National Park, Montana
  4. Grand Canyon: Arizona
  5. Disneyland, California
  6. Disney World, Florida
  7. Cedar Point, Ohio
  8. Chicago Blues Festival, Illinois
  9. Coney Island Mermaid Parade, New York
  10. Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, Tennessee

 

National parks allow you to camp at the site for about 14 days.

 

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Phone: 775-686-6338

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Happy Mother’s Day

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Celebrations of mothers and motherhood can be traced back to the ancient Greeks and Romans, who held festivals in honor of the mother goddesses Rhea and Cybele, but the clearest modern precedent for Mother’s Day is the early Christian festival known as “Mothering Sunday.”

 

Mother’s Day Around the World

While versions of Mother’s Day are celebrated worldwide, traditions vary depending on the country. In Thailand, for example, Mother’s Day is always celebrated in August on the birthday of the current queen, Sirikit.

Another alternate observance of Mother’s Day can be found in Ethiopia, where families gather each fall to sing songs and eat a large feast as part of Antrosht, a multi-day celebration honoring motherhood.

 

In the United States, Mother’s Day continues to be celebrated by presenting mothers and other women with gifts and flowers, and it has become one of the biggest holidays for consumer spending. Families also celebrate by giving mothers a day off from activities like cooking or other household chores.

 

While you may only have one mother, there are a million different ways to say “Mom.” The word “Mother” has a very special meaning for people from various cultures. While English speakers may refer to their mother as “Ma” or simply “Mom,” others may call their mom “Okaasan” or “Maji.” Whether you want to find a new nickname for your mom, impress her by saying mom in another language, or say mother in her native tongue, this guide is sure to help! Here’s how to say mom in 56 different languages from around the world!

 

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The Ultimate Cleaning Guide for Busy Moms:

  • Step 1: Dust Your House
  • Step 2: Clean Furniture Fabric
  • Step 3: Clean Mirrors and Glass
  • Step 4: Clean Surfaces
  • Step 5: Clean the Kitchen and Bathroom
  • Step 6: Clean Floors
  • Step 7: Vacuum the House

 

Don’t forget to call us for a totally free estimate on house cleaning!

Phone: 775-686-6338

Facebook: Tri Maids Reno

April Blog

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Allergy season is among us!! Have you decluttered and gotten the dust out of your home? If not, now’s the time!! Call us today for a special on your home cleaning!

 

 

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Baseball is back! Take the family out and support our local baseball team. The first home game of the season is April 14th against the Sacramento River Cats. 

 

 

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Here’s some fun spring activities to enjoy with the family!

  • Plant a spring garden 
  • Look at cherry blossoms 
  • Have a picnic at the park
  • Go for a run or bike ride 
  • Take a hike 
  • Walk along the beach 
  • Go horseback riding 
  • Fly a kite
  • Listen to the rain 
  • FEEL THE SUN ON YOUR FACE AND THE GRASS BETWEEN YOUR TOES 

 

Good Bye January. Hello February!

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Reno always has some exciting things going on. Check out these activities going on around town this month. The Reno Wine Walk will be taking place February 19th. This is a good way to meet new people and of course get a good buzz going while doing so. 

 

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Ingredients 

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup strawberry preserves

Directions 

  1. Cream butter, cream cheese and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla. Gradually beat in flour. Divide dough into four portions. Shape each into a disk; wrap in plastic. Refrigerate until firm enough to roll, about 2 hours.
  2. Preheat oven to 375°. On a floured surface, roll each portion of dough to 1/8-in. thickness. Cut with a floured 2-in. round cookie cutter. Place half of the circles onto ungreased baking sheets. Place 1/2 teaspoon preserves in the center of each circle; top with remaining circles and press edges lightly with a fork to seal. Cut slits in the top of each cookie. Bake until edges are light brown, 7-9 minutes. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool.

 

 

 

Hello October!

Fall already?!? Are you ready for the cold weather and the spooky season among us?

 

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Don’t miss out on the Harvest Festival!

Happening at Animal Ark. 1265 Deerlodge Rd in Reno, NV.

 

Fall is the perfect time to get out and spend time with family but also a good time for family gatherings in the home.

Here you will find some awesome activities for the kids and some cool treats to make along the way. 

 

The Bulb Festival is a good start to find those beautiful flowers and plants for the garden. You’ll find Tulips, Daffodils, Crocus, Onions and planty more. 

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Do you like to paint? Rail City Gardens Center will be  hosting a pumpkin painting competition on

October 9th and  the 17th from 8am- 11am. Bring the kiddos and have some fun!

 

 

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Let’s make some pumpkin rolls?!

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar (to sprinkle on towel)
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cup 100% pure pumpkin 
  • 1 cup walnuts, chopped (optional)
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 cup powdered sugar, sifted
  • 6 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Powdered sugar (optional for decoration)

Step 1

Preheat oven to 375° F. Grease 15 x 10-inch jelly-roll pan; line with wax paper. Grease and flour paper. Sprinkle a thin, cotton kitchen towel with 1/4 cup powdered sugar.

Step 2

Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves and salt in small bowl. Beat eggs and granulated sugar in large mixer bowl until thick. Beat in pumpkin. Stir in flour mixture. Spread evenly into prepared pan. Sprinkle with nuts.

Step 3

Bake for 13 to 15 minutes or until top of cake springs back when touched. (If using a dark-colored pan, begin checking for doneness at 11 minutes.) Immediately loosen and turn cake onto prepared towel. Carefully peel off paper. Roll up cake and towel together, starting with narrow end. Cool on wire rack.

Step 4

Beat cream cheese, 1 cup powdered sugar, butter and vanilla extract in small mixer bowl until smooth. Carefully unroll cake. Spread cream cheese mixture over cake. Reroll cake. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate at least one hour. Sprinkle with powdered sugar before serving, if desired.

Step 5

Cooking Tip: Be sure to put enough powdered sugar on the towel when rolling up the cake so it will not stick.

 

Hello June!

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HORRAY!! WE MADE IT TO JUNE LADIES AND GENTLEMEN HALF A YEAR LEFT TIME IS GOING BY FAST… JUNE IS THE MONTH FILLED WITH GRADUATION, SUMMER VACATIONS,  AND KIDS OUTTA SCHOOL. HERE ARE SOME TIPS TO HELP YOU SURVIVE. FATHERS DAY IS COMING HOW ABOUT SOME DIY TIPS OF A SPECIAL GIFT. SOME BBQ IDEAS VACATION SPOTS 

 

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  • Dip-Dyed Bags. Whether it’s to help Dad organize his workshop or store his headphones, these DIY drawstring bags are as handy as they are stylish. …
  • Customized Playing Cards. …
  • Watercolor Art. …
  • Homemade Beef Jerky. …
  • Custom Photo Card. …
  • Manly Bar of Soap. …
  • Pops for Dad. …
  • Personalized Photo Book.

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HERE ARE SOME GOOD GRILLING IDEAS FOR SOME FAMILY FUN TIME. TO ENJOY WITH FAMILY FRIENDS AND EVEN NEIGHBORS. WEATHER IS PLAING WITH THE BEAN BAGS OR VOLLEYBALL. HERE IS A GOOD COLD SALAD RECIPE YOU SURE WILL ENJOY.

INGREDIENTS

1/4 c. extra-virgin olive oil

Juice of 1 lemon

1/4 tsp. cumin

Kosher salt

Freshly ground black pepper

3 avocados, cubed

1 pt. cherry tomatoes, halved

1 small cucumber, sliced into half moons

1/3 c. corn

1 jalepeño, minced (optional)

2 tbsp. chopped cilantro

 

Halloween Construction!

Halloween is around the corner! While staying safe and enjoying the holiday, we’ve got some examples of Heroes at home who have drummed up a Safe way to Social Distance while inviting little witches and ghosts for candy. 

A decorated Chute and bags of candy will be our go-to this Halloween. Wicked Makers created a DIY Candy Slide video 6 feet where at the top of the chute candy can slide down and at the bottom, our scary Trick-or-Treaters will catch their goodies at the end. 

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A PVC pipe from Home Depot cost about $8, and can be quickly wrapped in orange and black streamers or even cheese cloth. Adding some lights for Trick-or-Treating in the Dark is a nice touch to let all the kids know where to stand and where they can be safe. 

Below is the bright example, Andrew Beattie, of Cincinnati created so his daughter could have a safe Halloween and he plans on wearing a glove when sliding the candy down the chute. 

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Labor Day Weekend

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Labor Day weekend is like summer’s last hurrah, so make it count!

With all the sanitary precautions get your relatives and friends for a potluck barbecue, have a Burger Cook-Off, a picnic in the park, play disc golf, take a road trip to the mountains, or any activity that make the most of your three-day weekend this Labor Day. But first give us a call to schedule your home cleaning, who has time for that when you plan such a fun weekend. We have custom cleanings available and if you are thinking on getting on a regular schedule, we have special promotion just for you. Give us a call to book a custom clean or to get you on an on ongoing schedule.

First things first – Do a “visitor” walk thru and just take notes of everything that you see that are out of place. This is a great time to give out these little tasks to any other people in the house if possible, to get a little bit of help with this hectic time. 

Depending on your time limit that you have, I recommend these are the things that you take care of 2-3 days beforehand. 

–Clean windows and vacuum window tracks. Mop baseboards. 

–Deep clean bathrooms and straighten bedrooms. 

–Clean all top kitchen surfaces. Wipe fridge and make room for extra food in there. 

–Dust all surfaces and sweep entryway.

–Disinfect all metal handles.

 DAY BEFORE OR DAY OF VISITING (IF POSSIBLE)

–Place sanitizer in strategic areas for all visitors to use. 

–Hang fresh hand towels, and check hand soap

–Wipe any dirty areas in the bathrooms using a wet rag.

–Put toilet bowl cleaner in the toilets and give them a quick brushing.

–Wipe mirrors, countertops, and bathroom floors with a damp towel.

–Take out the garbage, and line trash receptacles with clean liners.

–Straighten stacks of magazines and books.

–Straighten and fluff sofa pillows and cushions.

–Carry a laundry basket throughout the house, picking up clutter as you go. Once filled, put everything in its place or you can just hide the basket. 

–Vacuum high-traffic areas.

–Place fresh flowers and light scented candles.

Now your home should look and smell great. This will take off the extra stress that can be associated with having visitors and/or family over to your home.

 CLEANING TIP:

Homemade odor eliminator ingredients

You are only going to need three ingredients:

  • 2 cups Hydrogen peroxide
  • 2 teaspoons of baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon liquid dishwashing soap 

Fill you bottle with hydrogen peroxide. Add the baking soda and the dish soap just swish the bottle around, don’t shake it.

This solution can be used on leather and fabric as well as carpets. It’s always a good idea to test a small area before doing in the entire area.