How To Make Your Own Candles

Written by Majorie Slaney

A lot of people love candles. Candles are used every day by many people for many different things. We think of candles whenrepparttar power goes out, we put them on birthday cakes and we use them to add a fresh scent to our home. Candles can setrepparttar 142595 mood for a great occasion or a relaxing bubble bath. There are so many great things to do with candles.

However, if you have ever purchased candles, you know that they can be expensive. And you usually get what you pay for which meansrepparttar 142596 cheap ones are not worth what you go through to buy one. Sincerepparttar 142597 cheapest candles are not good and great candles can be expensive, you may be wondering if you have any other options. Well, guess what? You do! You can always make your own.

Making your own candles is not as hard as you may think and we’re going to tell you exactly how to do it. All you have to do is read on and get a couple supplies and you will be making your own hand dipped candles in no time.

Before you get started, you are going to need to make a trip to a craft supply shop to get some ingredients for your candles. The good news is thatrepparttar 142598 supplies are simple and affordable. All you need is some paraffin wax and some wicks. Thenyou will also need coloring and scents of your choice. You also need a double boiler, a wooden spoon and a stove. A thermometer will also help you be surerepparttar 142599 water is hot enough for your wax.

Are Fractional Shares For You?

Written by Leon Altman

Fractional shares (“fractionals”) are sometimes confused with other vacation property options, such as time shares and condo hotels. While there are similarities, there are a number of things that make fractional shares unique, and thus suited for a certain type of vacation property buyer.

Fractionals, also referred to as private residence clubs, are similar to condo hotels in that they can be put into a rental pool whenrepparttar owners are not usingrepparttar 142594 property. Also, fractionals are considered a second home purchase with interest and equity benefits that go along with ownership. But unlike a condo hotel, fractionals are typically luxurious private homes located inrepparttar 142595 most exclusive areas.

Although they are available in studio and one-bedroom units, most are larger with several bedrooms, family rooms, pools, decks and outdoor recreation areas, and a host of other features that make them exclusive properties. A fractional property would be out ofrepparttar 142596 price range of most individuals, but because ownership ofrepparttar 142597 home is divided between a small group of people, this upscale lifestyle becomes affordable.

Typically fractionals are split in 4 to 8 shares, which means that arranging time atrepparttar 142598 property is less competitive than other types of shared ownership properties. There is no requirement that you have contact withrepparttar 142599 other owners, but many do develop friendships or at least get to know each other at annual ownership meetings. How involved you want to be withrepparttar 142600 other owners is up to you.

Even those that could afford to purchase a million dollar vacation home may only be able to userepparttar 142601 property for a total of a month or two duringrepparttar 142602 year and might feel that it is not a wise investment. Fractionals allow owners to decide how often they want to userepparttar 142603 property, with packages ranging from two weeks to three months (not consecutively). Prices vary accordingly.

This is an ideal situation for those who enjoy staying at quality lodging when on vacation and prefer to put money toward their own investment, rather than putting that money intorepparttar 142604 pockets of a hotel chain or resort management firm. When you own a fractional, you can rent it out yourself or offer it to friends and other family members. And if you decide that you want to sell your share of ownership, you are free to do so at any time. Or you can will it to your children or other designee.

Fractionals first became popular inrepparttar 142605 posh ski resorts of Colorado and Utah and beach communities of California andrepparttar 142606 Caribbean but have spread to other areas ofrepparttar 142607 country, including Florida. In fact, fractionals arerepparttar 142608 fastest growing sector ofrepparttar 142609 timeshare industry, growing over three times faster thanrepparttar 142610 industry as a whole

One ofrepparttar 142611 reasons they are so popular is because since you purchase deeded ownership to your share ofrepparttar 142612 property, banks offer more favorable financing for fractionals than for other shared ownership options, often treating them as second home purchases. Because there are far fewer fractionals available than timeshares, their value tends to increase, making them a better bet for banks to finance.

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