Karlyn Lex


My Mess
March 7, 2017, 4:20 am
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There is nothing worse than coming home tired, going to bed, and then waking up to a disaster area.  That is exactly what happened to me this weekend.

I was at a party, out late and came home just before the sun came up.  Not my finest moment by any means, but I didn’t notice anything as I came into the house and made my way upstairs.

But the morning was a different story.  I was greeted with this:

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I know at first-glance it looks like a mess, but the big problem here is in the left of the picture: a bunch of water on the floor.

Actually, “lake” would be a more appropriate description.

I didn’t know how the water got there or what to do about it, but I did know that I needed to do something about it.  I picked up the phone and found someone who specialized in Water Damage Restoration Brentwood and had them come over right away.  They assessed the damage, found out where the water was coming from, and made a plan as to how to deal with my situation.

I felt better that someone was taking care of the issues and they should be resolved by the end of the week.  It certainly could have ended up being a lot worse, but I will feel a lot better when everything is fixed.

I don’t like living in a mess.



I Found my Dream Job
January 4, 2017, 1:58 am
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For the last few months I have been working as a groomer and it has been great.  I would never have thought that this would be the job I love to the point where it doesn’t feel like work at all.

It is an amazing feeling.

But the last couple of weeks have been a struggle in the shop as we did not have enough equipment to get the work done. We had hired some temporary help to deal with the increased workload during the holiday season, but the trade-off was that we had to share the tools of the trade.  It really hampered our efficiency and I sat down one day to talk about it with Janelle, my boss.

After hearing my concerns she promised to buy more groomers accessories and tools to ensure that we never had to work under those same conditions again.  I was happy to hear her good news and I am really thankful to be able to work with her.  While it has been a challenge learning all aspects of my duties, it has been a job that has been fulfilling and I have never been happier.

I am so thankful that I found my dream job at such a young age.



I Love my New Wood Windows
December 6, 2016, 5:08 am
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While most of my neighborhood have switched from the original wood windows that were found on their home, I have not.  You see, I have always felt that having wood windows gives the house a warmer feel than what you would get from metal-framed windows.  I also love the ability to paint them whenever my heart feels like it, and I think that wood is just a better fit for me.

But it was hard to find a company here in town that would hear me out and install new wood windows.  Most of the firms that I spoke with had no interest when it came to installing wood windows and I was just about to give up hope.

Thankfully I didn’t.  I spoke with Jeff, one of my friends that spends a lot of time renovating homes and he pointed me in the direction of a company that specialized in wood windows Los Angeles.

I decided to give them a call.

After a quick chat on the phone, they came out to measure my windows and we went back to their shop to pick out the right windows for me.  I loved the selection and I was able to find window frames that fit perfectly with my home and its unique style.

I was a happy customer.

I didn’t realize how happy I was until I saw the finished product – the home looks perfect with the new windows.  I am so happy that I didn’t give up my dream of having wood windows.



How to Deal with a Mold Problem
November 5, 2016, 2:49 pm
Filed under: Health | Tags: ,

When I bought my dream home five years ago, I never imagined that there would be any problems with it.  We did everything by the book and had a home inspector come out and make sure that everything was okay before putting in our offer.  At the time we were happier than I could have ever imagined, but fast forward to this week and things have changed.

We found mold in our basement.

If it had been a small amount of mold, I would not have worried, but the amount of mold that we found is bad.

Really bad.

In fact, I was so worried about finding black mold that I decided to call a company that specialized in Mold Remediation malibu to come deal with the problem.  I knew that I wasn’t equipped to handle it properly, and since it was a problem that could have lasting effects on our health, I wanted to make sure it was done right the first time.

It was the right thing to do.

The experts came into my home, assessed the situation and came up with a plan as to how we were going to get rid of the mold on the walls once and for all.  They were going to handle all aspects of the remediation so that I wouldn’t have to put my own health at risk, and I feel confident that we will get everything under control.  They are coming here on Wednesday to get started and I feel confident that they will be able to get my home back into a state where I feel safe living here again.



Get Rid of Acne Scars
August 16, 2011, 3:37 pm
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Getting rid of acne is sometimes the worst problem even than acne, as it requires a long time for the scars to go away. When you are suffering from acne and are left with the ugly and embarrassing scars,you are willing to try just about anything to get rid of those acne scars. The ways and methods of treatment to reduce and lessen the appearance of the scars will depend on the extent of the acne. Seeking advice from a dermatologist or a cosmetic surgeon is the recommended way to go to get rid of acne scars especially if your face has too many of them.

However,natural methods and home remedies exist to treat and reduce the visibility of small acne scars.A daily facial routine that includes cleansing and moisturizing is a definite must in all individuals. This will not only get rid of acne scars but it will keep the skin beautiful too. Once a week the skin should be exfoliated as it will remove the dead skin cells and also cleanse the pores of oil, dirt and blackheads. In order to help boost the effectiveness of the acne scar remedies you use, it is vital to maintain a clean face that can absorb products easily.

Numerous home remedies are available that would help to get rid of acne scars although certain care should be taken as different ingredients may have different reactions on each person’s skin. Lemon juice is very effective to reduce the dark spots caused by acne. Cleanse the scar with water and dab a teaspoon of lemon juice onto a cotton swap and gently smooth it over the acne scar. Wash it out after a few minutes and you will notice your skin tone appears to be more balanced, keeping the color smoother. Other ingredients that are said to reduce scars are Aloe Vera juice and gels and lavender oils. Another effective home remedy is Rosehip seed oil which will get rid of acne scars when it is applied and massaged on the affected areas of your face twice a day.

Professional treatments such as laser resurfacing,dermabrasion and augmentation also exist that can help to get rid of acne scars. Laser Resurfacing involves the use of a laser to remove skin so new skin can form in its place. Dermabrasion involves a machine that rotates to remove the damaged skin whilst the skin is numbed first. In dermabrasion, the skin is first anesthetized and a rotating machine is used to remove the damaged skin. Augmentation is when material such as collagen or your own body fat is injected under the scar to make it surface. There are several methods that can help you get rid of acne scars but it all depends on the severity of the scar and the type of skin. Read more about getting rid of acne scars.



Baby Gift Basket Ideas
August 14, 2011, 7:41 pm
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Planning to host a baby shower? Or a friend of yours lately gave birth to a healthful bouncing baby? How else could you express that you look after that friend of yours and her baby? A baby gift basket could be the most proficient present that would express your concern.

A baby gift basket is one of those themed gift baskets that are staged containing items that are of value to the recipient. Oftentimes these baby gift baskets contain the next items that will surely give delight to the modern parents and to the new addition. You could implement of this selective information to invent or stuff your own baby gift basket that will rid you of those more high-priced commercialized kinds.

Nursery room items. These include colorful mobiles to keep the baby busy, lullaby music to soothe the infant, and nursery rhymes CD’s. Bigger items like layettes, altering mats for tables and cribs, and other furniture for the baby can be found in de luxe baby gift baskets. More spectacular toys are similarly good to make the baby gift basket more beneficial in exciting the baby’s mental development.

The next toys are likewise nice to place inside your baby gift basket. Rattles, pacifiers, teethers, feeding bottles, infant cups, Kissaluvs baby wipes, bibs and spoons are also utile add-ons in your baby gift basket.

Bath Bath Baby. Bath productions for babies are likewise commonly found in baby gift baskets. These include baby shampoo, baby powder, baby towels, wipes, bubble bath, brush set and tub toys that the baby will surely get enjoyment from in the near future. Baby clothing’s could similarly be regarded as one of the most skillful baby gift basket goodies that one could ever give. Just be sure that the clothes you’ll give suit the gender of the baby.

If you are to a baby gift basket to someone with a toddler or a young kid, the items should likewise suit the baby’s age. Soft toys, board books, board games, piggy banks will surely win the jump with delight of a toddler. Clothes for toddlers are likewise nice to include in your baby gift basket.

Whether or not one is intending to give the baby gift basket as a baby shower present, it are going to be nice Whether or not baby cookies, baby cakes, jelly beans and other baby foods will be found there. Whether or not and invitation cards may likewise bring many added surprise to the recipient of the basket. Whether or not picture frames and albums could likewise add more fun to your baby gift basket. If, this sweet gesture are going to be appreciated.

Gourmet feed, wines and other fine food can also be placed inside a baby gift basket for the parent’s celebration.

Ofttimes, bows and ruffles adorn the baby gift basket. But one could still be more originative by doing a decoupage of baby pictures or baby items. Other handmade crafts may add personal touch to your basket. They could be in the form of papier mache’, origami, sculpture, small painting, woven or knitted items, etc.

If the one giving the baby gift basket intends to give it for the duration of a christening celebration or baptism, a small bible, silver cups and any symbolic item that adheres to the theme of the celebration and that the recipient’s religion appreciates can similarly be placed in the basket.

A little gesture like giving out a well-thought of baby basket can surely go a long way. The recipient’s smile is enough to mean a sincere ‘thank you".



Picking Sneakers for my Child
August 14, 2011, 5:06 pm
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One of the items which i have continually struggled with has always been selecting a present for our little one. I have no idea why, but it is difficult for me personally, and at times I hope there was something that could look after it for me. But since that is not the case, I’ve needed to figure something out for myself.

Consequently, I chose to choose something off of her list and get her some madden girl mary jane shoes. She’s already been looking at them for quite a while, and I have no idea exactly why we never purchased them for her, but today will be her blessed day. I expect she would like them.