Late summer is a great time to get carpets cleaned–especially with Jensen’s August special offer: $15 off carpet cleaning! Check out the August edition of Jensen’s Healthy Home News for some awesome August inventions, plus some healthy eating games and activities for kids, the featured local event, amazing websites to visit and lots more. Of couse, the downloadable issue of Jensen’s Healthy Home News includes the Mega Trivia Question—the first six people who call with the correct answer will win a $15 gift certificate to the Village Grille. Here are some highlights:
August – a month of innovation
Although the United States doesn’t celebrate any official holidays during the month of August, the eighth month of the Gregorian calendar is the month when many great inventions, works of art, and scientific discoveries were first patented, trademarked, or copyrighted. So if you’re looking for what happened on “this day in history” during the month of August, there’s plenty to discover.
Patents, trademarks and copyrights
From the copyright registration of “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” to Thomas Edison’s invention of the kinetographic camera (on August 31, 1897), August has celebrated a number of patents, trademarks, and copyrights throughout the years.
1900 – “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” by L. Frank Baum was copyright registered.
1911 – Patent Number 1,000,000 was issued to Francis Holton for a vehicle tire.
1984 – IBM released MS-DOS version 3.0. IBM first approached Bill Gates and Microsoft to discuss the state of home computers in 1980.
1930 – Philo Farnsworth patented the television.
1814 – The British burned Washington, D.C., however, the Patent Office was saved by the British Superintendent of Patents, Dr. William Thornton.
1968 – The song “Hey Jude” by John Lennon and Paul McCartney was copyright registered.
Don’t let summer sneak by without calling Jensen’s!
Hello friends and clients. We hope you are having a wonderful summer, but don’t let the lazy summer days slip by without calling us! Soon the kids will start getting ready to go back to school and you’ll be frantic to cram in just one more summer getaway and then suddenly you’ll look down and…
“Uh-oh are those traffic lanes?”
“Traffic Lanes,” those shadowy hints of grime and dirt that begin to create certain wear patterns in your once beautiful, fluffy carpets. Your delicate carpet fibers start becoming vulnerable to break down and fray. If you don’t call your professional carpet cleaner right away (Us!), those lanes could become (gulp!) permanent.
“Don’t let your carpets age in dog years!”
Remember when your carpet was new? Kind of like a little puppy – young and fresh and happy. But we all know our furry friends age “in dog years” and unfortunately are “91” by the time we’ve only had them 13 years – a carpet that isn’t cleaned on a regular schedule can age similarly. We’ve seen 10-year-old carpets that still look like new and 3-year-old carpets that looked like they were 20. It all comes down to cleaning and maintenance.
We know this is not the most exciting subject and the summer sun is calling to you but just one more thing….
“How does $15 off sound to you?”
That’s $15 more cash you can put towards having a little more fun before summer is truly over. And that’s exactly what you’ll save if you go ahead and call us today. Remember – clean before traffic lanes appear to prevent premature carpet aging and extend the beauty and life of your investment.
We’ll make this really easy. Just call us and ask for the “Endless Summer Special,” then you’ll save your carpets and some money.
Click on the “MONTHLY SPECIAL” button for our August offer.
Healthy eating games and activities for kids
Using games and activities is a great way to help children learn about healthy eating while having fun at the same time. The ideas below can be used to engage children in healthy eating experiences, teach them to recognize different foods and encourage them to experiment with new foods, tastes, flavors and textures.
The veggie guessing bag
Try this activity to increase children’s recognition and awareness of different vegetables. Place some vegetables (real or plastic) in a bag. Ask children to feel inside the bag and guess which vegetables are there. As a variation, blindfold children and place a vegetable in their hands. Ask them to guess what the vegetable is by feeling, smelling and even tasting it.
Choose a letter of the week
Each week taste and discuss healthy foods that start with the chosen letter of the week. For example, for the letter ‘M’ try mushroom, milk and mango.
Odd one out
Say a series of four words including three vegetables and one odd word, for example, “Carrot, potato, cat, onion.” Ask children to identify the odd word.
Make the game more challenging by using an odd word that is also a food, for example, “Celery, capsicum, carrot, yogurt.” Ask the children why the odd word does not belong with the rest of the group.
Create a vegetable person
Create a “vegetable person” using real vegetables or pictures of vegetables. Help children use toothpicks to make their vegetable person stand up and be three-dimensional. If using real vegetables, encourage children to eat their vegetable person for morning or afternoon snack.