Showing posts with label Home and Garden. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Home and Garden. Show all posts

28 August 2016

Gift Shopping : Pomander, Potpourri, and Paperweights

Looking for white elephants gift ideas that don't come across as cheap and tacky?


Pomander comes from the French word "pomamber" and from Old French, "pomme d'embre" (apple of amber). Pomanders started out as small cloth bags that people either wore to hide body odor, or hung in a room to mask unpleasant smells. ...

The cloth bags are still around, though people generally don’t wear them any more. ( – Too obvious?) ...



Paperweights used to be kept in kings’ treasure vaults. They are hardly ever returned or re-gifted. Some are even valuable collectibles. They make the perfect gift for a loyal employee or favorite teacher, etc.



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26 January 2016

Cool Down Up North - Dee's Dialogue - maa organics (Reblog)

Shared this lovely image (below) via Pinterest years back. Was reviewing some of my pins to my board for general healthcare and came across this one. The link had changed which sent me into full blown panic mode!  (Right.  A shared pin on how to relieve stress and I'm freaking out!) Searched for this diligently and found it. Corrected the original source link for my pin but as an added step and blogged this post. Don't want to lose it again! Australia is on my bucket list of Places I'd to Go and if I ever get there, will have to visit Tropical North Queensland. :)
 
FYI. The link that had changed led me to this nice lady's new blog maa organics. Fortunately her posts from her old blog were still available to the public. Love both blogs!! They're absolutely fabulous!

*  January 26th is  AUSTRALIA DAY!! *


Cool Down Up North - Dee's Dialogue

Cool Down Up North

17 July 2015

Keeping It Rosy!

Just published a post at Dispensable Thoughts* (my Wordpress blog).  So excited about all the wonderful things there are to know about roses.  Whatever information unearthed is shared with my varied reading audiences.  No sooner than the publish button was hit, came across another fact about roses that made me go "I did not know that!"



Did you know roses could be eaten?  Yes there are many edible flowers.  But never thought about eating a rose.

  • FACT: “Roses have been used in cooking for thousands of years and they continue to be a staple in Bulgaria, Turkey, Morocco, Tunisia, Iran, and northern India.”




 
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Colorful rose in the dark
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17 April 2015

The Legend Bruce Lee (Nov 27, 1940 – July 20, 1973)

God bless the Internet and especially social networks, bloggers, and online writing communities. So there’s this really cool guy – Nathan Bernardo, aka NateB11 – and he is a loyal and devoted martial arts disciple. He knows a lot about MA and writes articles on the topic. Of course, in America, we know that the reason we know about kung fu, karate, and all that stuff is because the one and only Bruce Lee told US it exists and proved it by teaching US how it’s done! Bruce Lee departed this world in 1973 leaving behind a legion of adoring fans, some of whom would give birth to future admirers.  Legion!  Some of his fans – like my kids – hadn’t even been born yet!!  To this day, whenever information is published about this legendary martial artist, people just can’t resist taking a peek, to see if it reveals anything more about Mr. Lee that we did not know. Check out this HUB by NateB311.

16 Interesting Facts About Bruce Lee


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Bruce Lee Teachings
Bruce Lee Teachings
Bruce Lee Teachings
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“If you truly love life, don't waste time …” by Eduardo Tuma


Bruce Lee – The Evolution of A Master Art Legend by Advance Martial Arts



* *  SIDE NOTE – Home and Garden Design Tip:
If you have ever seen the popular film “Enter the Dragon” starring Bruce Lee, then you probably remember the scene where the old British gentleman meets with Mr. Lee in a garden to discuss recruiting him for a mission to catch a bad guy.  Did you know that the design of the garden where they had the meeting was based on principles of feng shui?

07 December 2014

Wishing Well in Your Own Backyard?

The tradition of the wishing well started in Europe.

Continue reading:  Wishing Well Traditions - Webnuggetz.com




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07 November 2014

My Blop Stop! will Auto-Share Posts to My Shopping Channel on G+ for Nov-Dec

Starting TODAY after this post, My Blog Stop! will automatically share published posts to the Google+ page for My Shopping Channel for the remainder of the year 2014 (November and December). 

Since it's that time of the year when most people are gift shopping, the majority of the posts will likely be product suggestions or gift ideas in a wide range of categories (see listing below).  Many of the recommended items have been previously shared elsewhere around the web (Pinterest, Twitter, etc.), but if don't follow my homebiz activity in those networks, but you do follow this blog, then for your convenience they will shared here too. :)


My Shopping Channel comes under the scope of Cmoneyspinner's Home Business Projects. The G+ page was created during the early part of this year, 2014, and shared its first post January 13, 2014. (See below.) The Facebook page was launched October 23, 2014.


Both business pages support two affiliate marketing websites;





MSC Product Category Listing:
(Click on appropriate link to view sampling of selected products at the My Shopping Channel Featured Products Blog for specific category.  Similar items will be posted at My Blog Stop! for Nov-Dec.)
  • Bath and Beauty
  • Clothing and Apparel
  • Consumer Electronics
  • Grocery and Gourmet
  • Health Care
  • Home and Garden
  • Jewelry and Accessories
  • Kitchen and Dining
  • Movies Music Books
  • Toys and Games
  • Unique Gift Ideas



Warm wishes for winter to carry you through
into the New Year!  :)






14 October 2014

Idiot’s Guide to Power Tools

Thinking of buying a power tool as a gift?  Only … can’t tell a jigsaw from a drill, can you?  If you picked up a grinder you’d probably saw your own arm off.  Right?  But you know a “Bob Vila wanna be” and want to get the perfect gift for them.  This guide for the absolute beginner outlines the various tools available, their capabilities and what to buy.

 

An Idiot’s Guide to Buying Power Tools






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