What Is Marz Sleep Spray ?

Sleep Spray is our special proprietary formula that is designed to help you achieve a perfect, healthy night of sleep without any pesky side effects. There’s no better way to keep your mind alert, and your energy level high than deep, restorative sleep.

Because it’s liquid, it’s fast acting and easy to take. Sleep Spray combines safe doses of sleep aids with the rapid absorption and convenience of an oral spray. It can help you fall asleep quickly and stay asleep through the night.

Why a Spray?

People love Sleep Spray because it’s so easy to use. There’s no pills, no powders, no hassle – and it tastes great too!

An Effective Solution

Simply spray it into your mouth or into your night time water or tea. Then get ready for a full night of peaceful sleep and to wake up refreshed and ready to go!

Portable and Convenient

The small bottle is easy to store at home, or pack if traveling (TSA-Size Compliant). Imagine no more restless nights when away from home.

How to Use Sleep Spray

Our easy-to-use-liquid spray is designed to be taken orally. You can spray directly into your mouth, or if you’d prefer, you can also spray it directly into a glass of water before bedtime!

The way you use it is up to you, rest easy knowing healthy sleep is just a few sprays away!

 

 

As part of your bedtime ritual spray up to 7 sprays right into your mouth, or into a cup of tea.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ease into a peaceful slumber. You will notice that you are able to fall asleep quickly, and will be able to sleep soundly through the night.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After a few nights of peaceful sleep, you will be amazed at how wonderful you feel.

 

 

 

 

Inside a Guest Bedroom Makeover That Transports Its Visitors to Spain

  It must be something about the frenetic pace our lives are running at right now or the fact that it’s almost the end of another year, but fatigue seems to be at an all-time high. So of course, when this dreamy guest bedroom makeover trickled into my inbox, all I could think about was all the catch-up sleep I’m going to have over the impending holiday break (who’s on a countdown?). If only our boudoirs or hotel rooms looked like this one.
 
 

This Hip L.A. Hot Spot Offers More Than Just Fashion—Look Inside!

Whenever we hand over the plastic and spend our hard-earned cash on designer clothing, we want the whole experience. From the moment we step inside a retail store, we want to be transported to another world where luxury and style rule and our everyday realities are just a daydream. Taylor Anne of Taylor Anne Interiors made this happen when she transformed L.A. fashion boutique Maher into a modern industrial masterpiece with a heady dose of glamour.

“I love the feeling this space gives you,” she said. “It’s almost like walking into your dream closet where everything is in its place. It just feels so light and airy, like a breath of fresh air. You just want to sit in there, kick your heels off, and have a glass of champagne and relax for a while.” This organic luxury is Anne’s signature, incorporating a fresh, approachable design style with loads of texture despite the overriding neutral palette. Take the tour to see how Anne achieved this look and get her style notes on the space.

This Jaw-Dropping Spanish Revival Is Our 2018 Dream Home

While we talk a lot about interior design at MyDomaine HQ—and we love nothing more than to decorate a space—it’s architecture that really makes our hearts skip a beat. This structure forms the foundation, or canvas, if you will, for everything that comes after it. So if your home doesn’t have “good bones,” then the interior design process will definitely be a more challenging process to cover up any architectural flaws.

Step Inside Hilary Duff’s Stunningly Vibrant Los Angeles Home

10 Blogs Every Interior Design Fan Should Follow

If you’re anything like us, you already have a list of daily home-design reads that keep your inspiration levels way up and are a reliable resource for decorating, party planning, or redesigning. But just as the latest trends shift with the seasons, so too do our favourite websites. We’ve gone through our bookmark bar (aka our little black book of home décor blogs) to uncover the talented resources we constantly turn to. From big-name interior designers to DIY experts and everyday decorators with a knack for making the ordinary look extraordinary, there’s no shortage of style among this bunch.

So go on—get bookmarking. Stunning interiors, décor finds, and styling ideas from the best interior design blogs are just a click away. 

Is Rotten Wood Hiding in Your Home?

rotten wood

Given enough time and the right conditions, rot can completely destroy wooden building materials.

Occasionally, our houses scream for attention when they need repairs. For instance, it is pretty obvious that you need to spring into action if a water leak begins to gush through your ceiling or if a baseball crashes through your living room window.

However, unlike major water leaks or broken windows, rotting wood can easily escape notice, unless you specifically look for it. And unfortunately, like kudzu or a spot of rust on a car, wood rot can spread far and wide, making it especially dangerous to your home’s wooden building materials.

Because of its tendency to spread, you should repair rotten wood ASAP when you discover it, and make sure you fix it completely. Otherwise, you will only face more serious and extensive repairs down the road. Ultimately, serious enough wood rot can even compromise your home’s structural integrity (look around your home – you see a lot of wood, right?). So, what should homeowners know about rotten wood?

Causes of Rotten Wood

Understanding wood rot is the first step towards fighting it, so take a minute to think about what causes wood to rot. It is actually fairly simple – lingering moisture in wood creates an environment conducive to fungi growth, which in turn causes the wood’s fibers to deteriorate. So, when water contacts an unprotected wood surface for a long enough period of time, the wood begins to rot.

wooden deck

Lingering moisture on unprotected wood allows fungi to grow, eventually causing rot.

Regardless of whether this process begins by rain collecting gently on your window sill or a major leak pouring through your ceiling, wood rot can be astonishingly destructive. Think about the places in your home where moisture could collect – on window sills, near outside doors, or under sinks, for example. These areas are susceptible to wood rot, so keep your eye on them.

Finding Rotten Wood

So, how do you actually go about finding wood rot? You’ll need both your senses of sight and touch for this task, as well as a screwdriver, flashlight, and binoculars. Keep in mind that, although sometimes the rot you are looking for may be easily visible, in plain sight, quite often it will be hidden, for instance behind cracked paint or underneath siding.

One key (and hopefully obvious) principle to bear in mind during your search: wood should not be soft when you press on it.

screwdriver to find rotten wood

Use a screwdriver to probe for rot in your home’s wooden components.

I know – that is probably obvious to most of us. However, to evaluate the health of the wooden components of your home, you do need to give them a good poke and see how they feel. Be on the lookout for any sign of soft, brittle, or crumbly wood. In extreme cases rotten wood may even disintegrate as you touch it.

As you poke around, keep your eyes peeled for discoloration, which is a sign of fungi and rot. Also, if you find a surface with peeling paint that feels damp, you may have just uncovered a water leak behind that spot. Investigate further and fix any leaks you find.

On the subject of damaged paint, check any painted or sealed wooden surfaces on your home’s exterior for cracks in the paint or sealant. Any crack you find, even small ones, can allow water to work its way into the wooden material, resulting in rot.

What if your house’s surface is vinyl or aluminum? Could it still succumb to rotten wood? The answer is yes, since even vinyl or aluminum sided homes likely still have wooden framing, plywood, and trim. Take a look at these wooden components, to the extent possible, and get a sense of their health. Look for damage to the siding, which might let water through, and arm yourself with binoculars and a flashlight to spot wear or discoloration in places you cannot see close up. In areas where you can get close to a wood surface, press it with a screw driver to test its integrity.

You should inspect your home for rotting wood at least annually – or twice per year if you live in a damp climate. Ideally, make this inspection a regular part of your spring and fall maintenance routine.

Specific Areas to Check for Rotting Wood

window frame water damage

Over time, rain can repeatedly soak window frames and sills, causing damage and, eventually, rot.

Here are some particularly vulnerable areas that you should keep a close eye on:

Wooden Window Frames: Water tends to remain on window sills longer than on the rest of the window frame, so the sills are usually the first to suffer from rot. Rain is persistent and can have a powerful cumulative effect. Over time, as rainwater collects on a window sill, it can slowly wear away the paint, allowing water to seep into the wood, and eventually leading to rot. As you inspect your window sills, carefully press the wood to detect any soft, deteriorated areas. Use a screw driver in hard-to-reach places. If the wood punctures easily, replace it ASAP. Finally, inspect the rest of the window frame, as wood rot often spreads up from the sill to the vertical framing pieces and trim.

wooden exterior door

Exterior doors can get damaged over time through normal wear and tear. Add moisture to the mix and rot could eventually result.

Exterior Doors: There is a good chance that your exterior doorways contain a lot of wood, which gets damaged over time from normal wear and tear, making it vulnerable to rainwater. Check all wooden parts of the door and door frame, including the threshold, door jamb, and trim. Make sure there are no soft, spongy areas. The lower sections of the door tend to be prime areas for fungi to form – especially if your home does not have a roof overhang to help protect the entrance from the weather. Poke around with your screw driver to make sure the wood is sound. Inspect the kick plate at the bottom of the door – is there any sign of rot underneath it?

Interior Spaces: Grab your flashlight and pay a down-and-dirty visit to the places in your home where moisture might have a chance to collect. Check the floor areas around your water heater, washer, dishwasher, toilet, tub, and the bottom of your sink cabinets. Unfortunately, this involves some grunt work. Prepare to get down on your hands and knees to peer underneath appliances and clean out those cluttered sink cabinets.

Do a thorough visual inspection with your flashlight, and also run your hand over the wooden surfaces as you look at them. If you come across areas that seem to be consistently moist or find swelling in the floor or sub-floor, you have probably discovered a leak. Investigate further ASAP. Also, check ceilings for any telltale water damage discoloration created by leaks from above.

wood deck

Most decks contain a lot of wood and will require a thorough inspection for rot. Check it from above, from below, and assess the health of the ledger board.

Decks: First, inspect the wooden components that make up your deck and deck stairs for signs of rot – looking from both above (easy!) and below (potentially dirty work!). After that, direct your attention to the piece of wood that attaches your deck to the house. This is called a ledger board, and it is a prime spot for wood rot if it was not connected properly. It should be flashed in aluminum, and when that is not the case, water can get behind it, eventually causing rot. This is a crucial item to check, since rot here can spread to the house’s structure underneath your siding.

Roof: Go out to your yard with binoculars and train them on your roof. Make a close inspection of both the roof itself, as well as the area directly below the roof line, for any wear and tear. This inspection could take a little while. It might feel a bit strange to be standing in the yard or out by the road scanning your roof with binoculars, and you might get a few looks from the neighbors, but take the time to be thorough. Catching a problem early could save you lots of money and hassle.

damaged shingles

On your roof, look for damaged or missing shingles, raised nail heads, cracked seals around chimneys and vent pipes, and discoloration on the fascia below the roof line.

Look for any missing or curled shingles, raised nail heads, cracked seals around chimneys and vent pipes, and also for discoloration on the fascia below your roof line. You may choose to get up on your roof if the pitch is not too steep, which will allow you to feel for any sponginess in the plywood as you walk across it. If you think the roof may be weak, or do not want to take the risk of going up on your roof, have a professional examine it instead. Roofs and ladders can be very tricky to navigate, so if you do go up there, exercise the utmost caution.

Preventing Wood Rot

Now that you know where to look to find rotting wood in your home, here are some tips to prevent it in the first place.

roof gutters

Clean and maintain your gutter system regularly so that water is drawn away from your house.

Maintain your gutters: Well functioning gutters make for a healthy house. Clean your gutters regularly, and keep them in good condition so that rainwater will be drawn away from your house. Water should flow down your spouts, and away from the structure, instead of overflowing out of the gutters and spilling right next to your foundation.

Building materials: Instead of using wood in areas of your house where rot is common, consider using composite building materials with no wood fibers. For example, when replacing windows use vinyl or vinyl clad designs. Similarly, consider aluminum or vinyl siding, which are popular for this reason. Preventative measures like this will help reduce your maintenance costs over time.

covered entryway

Add covered entryways and overhangs to your roof, to protect your windows and doors from precipitation.

Entryways: Next time you re-do your roof, add overhangs and covered entryways if you do not have them already. This added shelter helps to protect your windows and doors from moisture.

Condensation: Keep condensation at bay inside your home. Although it sounds counter-intuitive, an air-tight, well-insulated house can tend to trap moisture indoors. To prevent this, ensure that your bathrooms, kitchens, and laundry rooms are well-ventilated. Proper ventilation is amazingly effective at dissipating humidity through natural airflow (hot, moist air rises and is replaced by fresh air). If necessary, use a dehumidifier to keep persistent moisture problems under control.

Maintain your caulk and paint: Keep any caulking on your home’s exterior in good condition – this is fairly self explanatory, since caulk seals moisture out of your house. Paint is also a vital seal against the elements. In fact, it is often the sole barrier keeping solid wood from rotting, so it is imperative to keep your home wrapped in a good coat of paint.

water leaks rotten wood

Keep your eye out for water leaks in your home. When you find them, fix them immediately, so they don’t turn into larger problems.

Water leaks and basement flooding: Stay alert for water leaks in your home and repair them quickly, regardless of how small they seem. Even a small amount of water can ruin wood, and small leaks often develop into larger problems. Take preventative action, where possible, to prevent or minimize water damage in your home. Use an automatic water shut off valve to turn off your water when a leak occurs. To protect your basement, consider installing a battery backup sump pump or water powered sump pumpto take over for your primary sump pump if your power goes out during a storm, or if the primary pump fails.

To keep your home in good shape, you will need to play the role of detective from time to time, watching for potential problems and investigating those that arise. This is certainly true if you want to avoid rotten wood. Even though rot may not be discernible at first glance, by searching for the right clues, you can spot problems before they become unmanageable.

When you do find rotting wood on your property, get if fixed right away so it does not turn into a larger problem. Finally, take all the preventative measures you can to prevent rot in the first place.

SMART LIGHTING: A HOME SOLUTION WITH LOTS OF HEALTH BENEFITS

Smart Lighting: a Home Solution with Lots of Health Benefits: smart lighting,

About the guest author: Erin Vaughan is a blogger, gardener, and aspiring homeowner. She resides in Austin, TX where she writes full time for Modernize, with the goal of empowering homeowners with the expert guidance and educational tools they need to take on big home projects with confidence. 

Fluorescent lights, computer screens, neon signs—there is certainly a lot of peripheral light in our lives. And to your circadian rhythms, that light can read like a lot of excess noise.
 
Fortunately, smart lighting and scheduled scenes can help you cut back on the effects of unwanted light—at least in your home—keeping you alert throughout the day and helping you fall fast asleep at night.
 

Using Light Warmth to Wind Down at Night

Scientists who study light’s effects on neurology have noticed one clear through line: cool, white light seems to make the mind more active and productive, while soft, warm light induces melatonin, a precursor to sleep. Color ‘temperature,’ in essence, the amount of blue (‘cool’) or yellow (‘warm’) wavelengths in a light source has been shown to have a definite effect on our sleep—and by extension, our overall health. In fact, Harvard research linked lower melatonin to Type 2 diabetes.

 
Unfortunately, modern devices and lights tend to land on the cooler side. Standard LEDs may be better for the environment, but they usually produce a bluish light—not the best for prepping for sleep. In one study, for instance, researchers exposed participants to various amounts of green and blue light, and then surveyed their alertness levels—and measured their neural functioning via EEG. Both the responses and the test results showed a positive correlation between blue light and alertness.
 
Smart device manufacturers are working hard to help solve this problem, however. Using color-changing bulbs, your home can be programmed to switch from blue to yellow light as the day progresses—and kick your melatonin production into gear.
 

Say ‘Goodnight’ to Your Devices

Let’s face it: a lot of us are pretty addicted to the small screen. But exposing ourselves to that light at the end of the day can also ratchet up the restless nights. Scientists at the Lighting Research Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have determined that as little as two hours of pre-bedtime screen use can impact your body’s melatonin production.
 
Digital screens also have a bluish tint, so they can have a similar effect on your alertness levels as bright LEDs. A command-activated scene can put your television and smart devices to sleep—so you can get some shuteye yourself.
 

Selective Lighting to Reduce Eyestrain and Fatigue

An overhead light can really only do so much. You can reduce headaches and eyestrain by installing task lighting in kitchens, offices, garages—anywhere you need to focus, really. In the bedroom, overhead recessed lights directed towards the pillow can also get you some of the benefits of ceiling lights without flooding your system with too much light right before bed. Automation makes it really easy to switch on additional lighting systems, too. You can program the lights according to the activity. For instance, with a home automation system like Control4, you can simply tap a “Cooking” button that turns on under-cabinet lights, ramps up the kitchen pendants and cans to 100% illumination, and—because it works in unison with other devices and systems—your favorite cooking playlist can begin playing overhead.

 
In the living room, you can help reduce eyestrain by installing bias lights—a backlighting system that sits behind your TV or computer screen. Use bulbs that have a 6500K color temperature, the same type of light used in your screen. That way, your eyes won’t be struggling to adjust between the bright digital light and the darkness of the rest of the room. In fact, there are certain smart TVs that come with bias lighting features, if you don’t feel like finding the proper bulbs yourself.
 
A well-lit home just feels more comfortable, and can highlight your decor and interior design—and smart controls make it just a little easier to manage a wider variety of lighting situations. After all, when it comes to your home life, your comfort and ease are top priority.

OFFSET ACCENT PIECES WITH LIGHTING SCENES—A BRIGHT IDEA FOR HOME DECOR

Offset Accent Pieces with Lighting Scenes—a Bright Idea for Home Decor: smart lighting,

About the guest author: Erin Vaughan is a blogger, gardener, and aspiring homeowner. She resides in Austin, TX where she writes full time for Modernize, with the goal of empowering homeowners with the expert guidance and educational tools they need to take on big home projects with confidence. 

There’s a lot more to lighting than your standard-issue overhead lights and lamps. When used thoughtfully, lighting can highlight artwork and sculptural pieces, direct attention to an accent wall or interesting feature in your home, or add drama to your landscaping and hallways. And now, with smart lighting, it’s easy to program multiple settings for a single room—so you can switch between low light and back light with a single tap.

A Brief Overview of Home Lighting Techniques
Unless you have a background in interior design, you probably rely on your intuition to guide you in your lighting decisions for your home. If it seems dark in one part of a room, you put a lamp there, and so forth. But well-structured lighting designs actually balance three different elements: ambient light, including natural daylighting and overhead lights; task lighting, which refers to concentrated light sources like table lamps; and accent lights, which function mostly as decoration, directing the eye to certain features.
 
Accent lights span the gamut from spotlights, picture lights, and wall sconces to strip lights and backlighting meant to illuminate a wider surface area. A couple of general rules for accenting with lights? Use picture lights and overhead spotlights to light artwork or other framed pieces hung on the wall. Backlighting, on the other hand, works better when you want to call attention to a larger area—furniture, accent walls, and so forth. Uplighting adds drama to a pathway and visual interest to outdoor features like trees and bushes.
 
LED Strip Lights are the Smart Home’s Best Friend
Whether it’s around a bathroom mirror or below the kitchen counter, backlighting outlines the showiest parts of your home. LED strip lighting is one way to get the look—plus, smart LEDs are much more energy efficient than standard incandescents. You can even use automated strip lights, which allow you to program them to a timer or switch between cool and warm light temperatures.
 
Strip lighting in unexpected tints adds a spacey, futuristic appearance to your decor, while whites and yellows have a more classic appearance. Whatever you do, though, don’t go any lower than 2,700K when selecting your color hue if you’re lighting around works of art.
 
Automated Dimmers: Lighting Controls on a Dime
Accent lights draw your eye to a specific part of the room, which is great if you’re just showing people around. However, in multifunctional spaces, all that illumination can seriously cramp your style (think: living rooms and dens, where all that lighting can easily put you in TV purgatory).
 
Meanwhile, color temperature and intensity can also affect your sleep cycle. There’s evidence that exposure to bright blue or white light keeps you alert, while soft yellowish light preps you for sleep in the evening. Smart dimmers on the walls allow you to control the brightness of any light in the room—with keypads, multiple lights at once—and some even have adjustable color temperature dials to keep in tune with natural circadian rhythms. In this way, you can program lighting controls for different “scenes” throughout your day: one for when you give guests a tour, one for dinner conversation, and one for movies on the couch. Automated controls open up a wide range of decorative lighting options to explore—since there’s no need for manual switches, lighting a portrait or a kitchen backsplash just became that much easier to manage. So let there be light—just make sure to make them smart!

REMOTE CONTROL WORLD: 5 MUST-HAVE AUTOMATED HOME ACCESSORIES

Remote Control World: 5 Must-Have Automated Home Accessories: smart home,

The home of the future has arrived, thanks in large part to state-of-the-art automation accessories. These “smart” devices can transform an ordinary house into one with improved energy efficiency, safety, and privacy (while making daily tasks a lot more convenient and fun). From controlling your home’s temperature, lighting, and security system, to making it all work together with just a simple voice command, here’s a look at five must-have smart home accessories.

5 KEY QUESTIONS TO ASK A CONTRO4 DEALER BEFORE YOU INSTALL A SMART HOME SYSTEM:

5 KEY QUESTIONS TO ASK A CONTRO4 DEALER BEFORE YOU INSTALL A SMART HOME SYSTEM

Written by Guest on November 8, 2017

This guest post comes to us from Control4 Dealer, Pro Install AV in London, United Kingdom. 
 
It may have taken a while, but after researching your options from some of the world’s leading smart home brands, you’ve finally decided that Control4 home automation system is the way to go.
 
Now there’s just one crucial question left to answer: Which Control4 dealer will you work with to supply, install, and ultimately maintain that system?
 
Clearly this isn’t the kind of decision you should take lightly. When investing in a Control4 smart home, you’ll want every last detail to be spot on and the installation should be done perfectly the first time. You’ll need a Control4 dealer who combines expert know-how of the latest systems with exceptional quality service.
 
There’s just one problem: At first glance, every installer you meet seems to promise you just that. How do you determine which one is truly best suited to work with? Easy. Spend some time getting to know each one by asking them these five important questions: 

Are you CEDIA accredited? 

CEDIA (the Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association) is the globally recognized trade association for those who create and install smart home technology. That includes Control4 home automation specialists.
 
Not every company out there can boast CEDIA accreditation. To become approved, members must consistently prove that they meet strict high standards of customer service, quality workmanship, and cost-effective solutions. Naturally then, it pays to ask your potential dealer if they’re accredited by CEDIA. If they are not, you may want to consider finding one that is.
 
If they are, that means you can rely on them to not only do a good job, but to do it on time, provide excellent service throughout the installation and, of course, do all of this without adding huge numbers to the cost of your Control4 installation.

Can I see past projects?

Before you let any company into your home, ask to see case studies of past projects and testimonials from previous clients to get a clear idea of the quality you can expect.
 
Case studies can also provide another huge benefit in the form of inspiration, which is particularly helpful if you’re not entirely sure on exactly what kind of Control4 home automation system you want. And visting dealer showrooms may also be beneficial to help get the creative juices flowing.

How much does Control4 cost?

Any leading home automation specialist will offer you a bespoke system tailored to meet the exact needs of you, your family, and your home. As such, Control4 costs are likely to vary from client to client. That said, there are some things you should check with your installer about before signing anything.
 
No hidden charges
Ask whether the price quoted includes absolutely everything, from the cost of the products themselves to installation charges and any post-installation support you’ve agreed to. Finding surprises on your final invoice can really take the shine out of getting that brand new system installed.
 
Best Price Guarantee
Remember, as with most things in life, ‘cheap’ is not something to be aspired to. Instead, your Control4 costs should represent value for money at a price within your budget. If they’re too low, ask your dealer how they can afford to charge much less than their competitors. If they’re too high, nobody could blame you for asking for a better deal.

Can you integrate other leading products, devices, and systems into my Control4 Installation?

What happens if you already have a home entertainment system installed in your property and now want to set that up to be powered by your Control4 system? Or if you’re planning to integrate intelligent lighting control into your home at some point in the future?
 
Before you start your project then, ask whether your dealer has the expertise and experience integrating other consumer electronic products and brands into a Control4 system. They should be able to not only install your Control4 system, but also integrate all of your favorite devices so that you can enjoy one complete, bespoke system.

What happens if things go wrong?

With the perfect combination of a quality installation and Control4’s world-class technology, your system should function flawlessly long after it has been installed in your home. Yet there are times when unexpected problems do occur, or when you may need a little help making the most of your system.
 
That’s why it pays to ask your installer if they offer after-sales care and support packages, and of course, how much they cost. By investing in long-term support, you have the peace of mind that comes from knowing that no matter what happens, your new Control4 system is always in safe hands.