29 January 2010


Ice sculpture uses ice as the raw medium to work with. The sculptures can be abstract or realistic and functional or purely decorative and are usually made for a special event. The lifetime of the sculpture is determined by the temperature of the environment and can last up to possibly three months or just a few minutes. Several ice sculpting competitions/festivals are held around the world yearly. Since 1989, Alaska has hosted the annual World Ice Art Championships which is run by volunteers. Nearly 100 sculptors participate and more than 45,00 spectators come to view their work.

Artists are not limited to just plain water (distilled water makes the ice clearer). They can color the water, add glitter to it, use colored gels, add sand, embed objects (fruit, silk flowers, toys) or anything else that will look good. The temperature of the environment affects how quickly a piece must be completed to avoid melting. Sculptors use power tools (chainsaws, specialty bits etc) and razor sharp chisels designed for cutting ice. Many sculptures are now made with the use of ice carving machines

Ice has to be carefully selected to be suitable and free of impurities. Usually ice carvings are made from pure, clean water which is the result of slow freezing that allows the impurities to escape. Certain machines and processes allow for slow freezing and the removal of impurities. Often, white ice is used and carved. Blocks of almost any size can be cut from frozen rivers or ice quarries which are lakes or ponds that have frozen over.

Up, Up and Away

Without companies like Diamond Fasteners, aerospace ventures and air travel would not be as advanced as they are today. You could have the best pieces of equipment to send into outer space but if they are not structurally sound, the ending will be similar to what we sadly saw with the Challenger years ago.

Using the highest quality materials, their aerospace fasteners conform to all military specifications, National Aerospace standards and/or customer designs. Their bolts meet and exceed industry standards and are thoroughly tested for top quality performance. Aerospace nuts are available in many designs and dimensions

Located in Hauppauge, NY, Diamond Fasteners are a certified distributor of aerospace fasteners, components and electronic hardware. Their product line is extensive including special and standard fasteners, self-locking nuts, nut plates, hex nuts, panel fasteners, o-rings, vented screws and mores. They also have threaded inserts and thread repair kits and tools.

27 January 2010

A REALLY Bad Hair Day!!!

Don't talk to me or look at me!!! I'm having a VERY bad day!

Fabulous Event Tickets at Fabulous Prices

Are you a sports enthusiast you likes to be at a game with your eyeballs locked right on all the great action? Are you a fan who wants to purchase Jersey Boys tickets but keeps running into roadblocks when trying to locate them? Are you unsure of what their schedule is or where their concerts are throughout the country? Then there's a web site tailored to meet your needs: acheapseat.com. They're a professional ticket broker with access to events country wide whether your entertainment of choice is sports, theater or concerts. There's a gigantic ticket inventory so you can select the location closest to you and get huge savings on tickets as you'll get the lowest prices available.

Jeff Dunham tickets are almost flying out of the inventory as he's currently one of the hottest talents around. Both a stand-up comedian and a ventriloquist (often seen on Comedy Central where he's participated in a Stand-up Showdowns), Jeff has appeared on top notch television shows since his debut in 1990 on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. Since then, his rise has been almost meteoric. He's in venues from Reno, NV to Oakland, CA to Fargo, ND.

Are you a Black Eyed Peas fan or are the Harlem Globetrotters more to your liking? Maybe the child that still lives in you wants to see the Ringling Bros B&B Circus again. Then Wachovia Center tickets are just the thing to get. The Center, an indoor arena in Philadelphia PA is home to the NHL Philadelphia Flyers and NBA's Philadelphia 76ers. With a large seating capacity, seating can be switched quickly for different events. It has set records for attendance for various sporting events. With Bon Jovi appearing there on march 23, 2010 and WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) appearing on February 5, 2010, there's no time to wait to purchase your tickets for the best seating possible. Then sit back, relax, have fun and enjoy yourself.

25 January 2010

Imagine A Woman

Imagine a woman who believes
it is right and good she is a woman
A woman who honors her experience and tells her stories

Imagine a woman who believes she is good
A woman who trusts and respects herself
Who listens to her needs and desires and meets them
with tenderness and grace

Imagine a woman who has acknowledged the
past's influence on the present
A woman who has walked through her past
Who has healed into the present

Imagine a woman who authors her own life
A woman who exerts, initiates and moves on her own behalf
Who refuses to surrender except to her
truest self and her wisest voice

Imagine a woman in love with her own body
A woman who believes her body is enough, just as it is
Who celebrates her body and its rhythms and cycles as an exquisite resource

Imagine a woman who celebrates the accumulation
of her years and her wisdom
Who refuses to use precious energy disguising the
changes in her body and life

Imagine a woman who values the women in her life
A woman who sits in circles of women
Who is reminded of the truth about herself when she forgets

by Patricia Lynn Reilly

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24 January 2010

World's Tallest Building: The Burj Dubai

Tall, taller, tallest. That honor goes to the Burj Dubai. It's more than 2,700 (more than 1/2 mile tall) feet above Dubai, United Arab Emerites and is known as vertical city. It's name is Arabic for Dubai Tower and it cost $1.5 billion. There's a hotel inside designed by Giorgio Armani and there are plans to have a mosque (the world's tallest) on the 158th floor.

The people who planned the Burj Dubai (Chicago based Skidmore, Owings a&Merrill), want it to be a monument to the spirit of Dubai which is one of seven federations that make up the United Arab Emerites. They project had bad timing due to the collapse in prices of property. A sheik from Abu Dhabi came to the rescue so that the building could be completed. It's a reinforced concrete structure which makes it stronger than steel-frame skyscrapers. It's said that a plane won't be able to slice through Burj Dubai like one did through the World Trade Center.

The tower is more than 1,00 feet taller than the Taipei in Taiwan. The Sears Tower (now the Willis Tower) is 1,451'. Both World Trade Center Towers topped 1,300 feet and The Freedom Tower being planned for the Trade Center's site will be 1,776 feet (to be completed in 2013).

23 January 2010

"I Think I Hurt My Brain"

Does your child complain when he/she has to solve math problems or do Algebra? Do they keep putting off doing their homework hoping that someone (meaning you) will see the desperation in their eyes and offer to help?

Algebra help early on is important to your child's success as a student. The basics that are learned at a young age will help a child become more successful later on in life. Algebra concepts are more complex than basic math. Algebra covers the framing of formulas, expansion, indices, linear equations, Quadratic equations and more.

If a good math foundation is built before a student has to take Algebra-1 then getting Algebra help with an online math helper is a cost effective way to go. At Tutor Vista, the math tutors are experienced working with students K-12 and beyond. You connect with them using your computer and receive personalized attention. The tutors do not solve the problems,; they give detailed steps so the student will be able to solve a problem on their own.

20 January 2010

Our Feathered Friends Need Food Too

Blue jays are natural forest dwellers but are highly adaptable and intelligent. Their call "Jay! Jay!" is one of the sounds the bird uses and can do an excellent imitation of hawk calls. They are known to eat eggs or nestlings but they are mostly vegetarian eating acorns, nuts seeds and sometimes caterpillars, grasshoppers and beetles. Jays may store acorns in the ground and often forget where they put them.

Cardinals can be found year round in the eastern U.S. and due to their popularity are the state bird for several states. The male is very aggressive when he develops a territory and often will mistakenly attack his own reflection in windows. The male feeds the female during courtship and mates for life. They build their nests in shrubbery or heavily branched trees. The male Cardinal keeps it's red plumage all year long.

Both Cardinals and Blue jays like similar seeds as do several other birds:

Black oil sunflower seeds - attracts cardinals, woodpeckers, blue jays, goldfinches, purple finches and chickadees
Nyger - attracts goldfinches
Safflower seeds - attracts chickadees, titmice and downy woodpeckers
Suet - provides concentrated energy to help birds make it through freezing winter (woodpeckers love it).

source: birdwatching.com

18 January 2010


My daughter and her family live in Kansas and visited recently for a few days. We like to do different things when they're here and heard there was an alpaca festival (the 14th Annual Michigan International Alpaca Fest) in town, so we went to it.

It was a very unusual experience. There were 300 alpacas and we arrived when they were being shown for ribbons, trophies etc. Alpacas can be trained to be lead through obstacle courses in some of their performance testing.

They are the cutest animals and each face is very distinctive. The shaving on their heads is also very individual. Alpacas have padded feet, few teeth and an overall curious and friendly personality. The only time they owners wouldn't let you touch them is before they are being prepared for judging. After an animal is exhibited, you could pet them. What a feel to their fur. Fabulously soft. The fiber is a material like wool, but finer, warmer and much stronger.

Often called South American llama alpacas are not llamas but are the smallest members of the 4 South American camelid species which include vicunas, guanacos, llamas and alpacas.

Algebra Help Is Just A Click Away

Is your child having trouble solving Algebra problems?Are the two of you frustrated nightly by Algebra problems? You know you either have to add, subtract, multiply, divide or solve word problems to get the correct answer; you just don't know what to do to get there. TutorVista.com can help you every step of the way working with students K-12 and beyond.

Learning how to do Algebra problems can be very difficult for many students and they need Algebra homework help. Online tutoring help, can help with framing of formules, indices,linear equations and more. The tutors are experienced in the area they work in on a on-to-on basis with the student. Each student gets personalized attention and help in understanding the steps it takes to get to the correct answer. Homework is not done for the student; rather, they are guided through the learning process. Access to an extensive library of learning materials is also available.

Pre Algebra homework help works with getting the student to understand the basic concepts that high school Algebra is based on. This learning gives a child a step up in the right direction before they actually start an Algebra class.

College Algebra problems can be very complex and an Algebra tutor can help make a difference in a student's life. Help online and the personalized attention a student gets are usually what they need. Classrooms usually have a high student to teacher ratio which makes getting individualized help next to impossible.

Get The Vehicle You've Always Wanted

Get the car you've always wanted: the 2010 Mercedes-Benz GLK. According to Cars.com, the 2010 vehicle has well placed controls and the many interior features are easily accessible. and the gauges are easy to read. It has a retro-themed interior and is very recognizable as a Mercedes.

If a Cadillac Escalade is your car of choice, the 2010 model says it all. Both stylish and powerful, it is a full size luxury V-8 SUV. It handles well on the road and looks great on the inside with double-stitches leather upholstery and faux wood trim. It can be purchased in standard or extended length extended length which gives an additional 21". The Escalade has kept the Magnetic Ride Control feature for absorbing bumps on the road for a more comfortable ride.

The Chevy Silverado Hybrid Specs say it all. With chrome wheels, gas cap, rails and chrome edged running boards, this four-wheel drive pickup is excellent for off-road use. The Silverado, with regular, extended and crew cab versions comes with interior differences to appeal to everyone. According to vehicle reviews, the Acura RDX seems to get better every year and fits well into the premium SUV market with it's turbocharged engine.

16 January 2010

U.S Grown Marijuana?

Recently police hacked down billions of dollars worth of marijuana plants in the country's top pot-growing states to cut down a bumper crop that was growing. California, the nation's top marijuana growing state, saw a major increase in the amount grown in 2009. The number of plants destroyed in California has increased over the last 3 years. Growers in a three-state area of central Appalachia have also reversed the decline in the cultivation of "pot" over the last two years. More than 600,000 marijuana plants were destroyed in the summer of 2009 in Kentucky, Tennessee and West Virginia. Many of the plants are grown in remote regions high up in the mountains.

The combined street value of plants chopped down in the first 8 months of 2009 is around $12 billion. The demand for domestically grown marijuana is the highest that it's ever been. Part of this is due to the border patrols that make it harder to get marijuana in from Mexico. It has been noted also, that the demand seems to be increasing with the unemployment rate. Growth of plants was slowed down for several years but the number of growers has increased with the economic downturn,

The use of marijuana for medical purposes is always being asked: "Should marijuana be legal?" This topic is a very hot one and there is usually a very strong response either por or con The medical use of marijuana has been a hot topic for the past decade. Doctors in a few states can approve the medical use of marijuana for treatment of chronic/debilitating medical conditions such as: cancer, glaucoma, HIV, AIDS, hepatitis C, Crohn's Disease, agitation of Alzheimer's disease, severe nausea ( especially as a result of chemotherapy) and seizures.

Marijuana, the most commonly used illegal drug in the US is taken from the leaves and flowering tops of the Cannabis plant. It first became popular in the United States in the 1920's and can also come in a concentrated, resinous form called hashish and a sticky black liquid called hash oil. The average potency has increased over the past 20 years.

Marijuana can be smoked/used in many ways:

Rolled into joints (marijuana cigarettes)
Blunts (marijuana rolled into the leaf wrap of a hallowed-out cigar)
Used in a vaporizer

One of the dangers of smoking marijuana is the possibility that it has been laced with other, more dangerous substances such as crack, cocaine, PCP or even embalming fluid. With unregulated drugs such as marijuana, the user has no way of knowing what has been added.

source: The Associated Press

15 January 2010

Online Bingo & The Economy: Are They A Match?

If you're an online bingo player, have you ever thought about how your winnings might help the economy? If you had a big win would you share it with those in need? Would you try to change the quality of a person's life? Would you give more to your church? Not only would you be having fun doing something you enjoy, you could help others. The venues could increase contributions and donations to schools and other organizations that are in need especially in this economy.

There are many online/electronic bingo games that are available including coverall jackpots, progressive jackpots, team bingo and table games. Prizes are fabulous and weekend promotions always have great prizes. Would you like to be the winner of 2 Samsung digital cameras, a cruise or a 42" flat screen television (you can also win kitchen gadgets)? Seasonal prizes such as a New Year's weekend get-away to a fabulous hotel and spa can also sweeten the winning pot. New members can get extra cards and cash-match bonuses. Loyalty programs can reward players by them earning extra points.

When playing any game of chance, be sure you understand the responsibilities that go along with participation and are of legal age to do so. Never expect or assume that you're going to win. Have fun, enjoy yourself and hope for the best.

Ponzi Schemes: Growing and Collapsing

The picture of the man at the left is that of Charles Ponzi (taken in 1910) who had a pyramid money scheme named after him. A Ponzi scheme is a fraudulent investment operation that repays returns to investors from their own money or money paid by subsequent investors. Ponzi concocted the scheme in 1919 involving investments in postal currency, People were cheated out of $10 million . He was eventually jailed for wire fraud and deported back to Italy in 1934.

In 2009, according to The Associated Press, nearly four times as many of theses investor schemes fell apart as in 2008. The scheme is extremely simple: investors are attracted by promises of high profits paid with money from an ever increasing pool of new investors. There's no reserve fund.

Charles Ponzi became famous for using the investment technique in the early 1920's. He didn't invent the scheme: it was described in Charles Dicken's 1857 novel Little Dorritt. Ponzi took in so much money in his operation that he was the first person known for it throughout the United States and the fraud was named after him.

These Ponzi schemes usually collapse on themselves. Bernard Madoff had the ability to deceive individuals and institutional investors (as well as security authorities) for long periods of time. His variation on the Ponzi scheme is the largest financial investor fraud in history committed by a single person ($64.8 billion). Madoff pleaded guilty and is serving a 150 year prison sentence. More than 150 Ponzi schemes collapsed in 2009 including a $1.2 billion one by a dis-barred lawyer Scott Rothstein. These huge financial failures have resulted in many fraudulent schemes being brought to the attention of the authorities.

source: The Associated Press

Get The Look You Want With HCG

Are you and your scale fighting now that the holidays are over and you realize how "just one little bite" looks on your hips and thighs? Is it giving you numbers that you don't want to read? Relax ...... help is just a mouse click away. The HCG diet is a medically supervised weight loss program that doesn't involve surgery, missing meals, going on hunger strikes, taking pills or the need for special food. Thousands of people who have used this program have been very pleased with their results. Not only will you see physical (and mental) changes, you'll see your body transform and feel it re-program itself.

According to MSNBC who did a segment on gastric by-pass surgery (one of the most common weight loss concepts), it's not all that it's touted to be. The surgery sections of a good portion of the stomach (to limit the amount of food eaten) and re-routes it to a deeper portion of the small intestine (to limit calorie absorption).Vitamins, supplements and protein shakes need to be taken daily. But along the way, many people have run into major health issues that often require a second operation: ulcers forming on the new seam, bowel issues, abdominal scarring and intestinal hernias. Many times, people are not made fully aware of the risks to this type of surgery.

With the HCG diet, which is the safer choice, the effects of the hormones received will be maximized using common sense practices for best results including: drinking 8/8oz glasses of water daily, consuming 30 grams of fiber daily, doing regular exercise and eating an organic diet. Meal planning is also vital to the success of the program . One important thing to remember is to not eat late at night (fat is stored while asleep). Eat the last meal of the day more than 3 hours before going to sleep if possible.

13 January 2010

BENCHES For Every Location

Are you already thinking about the new things you'll put in your yard this year? Even though there's still lots of snow to come, it's not too early to be getting ideas about want you want to do this garden season. A nice touch that might be a new addition are stone garden benches. Stonebenches.com is a web site that offers a huge selection with free shipping on all benches.

Whether you're looking for memorial benches or garden benches, you'll be able to select from different sizes, materials, styles and finishes. Some of the benches can be personalized (often done for cemeteries: see picture at right) and you'll always have low price protection.

When you're considering stone benches, you'll be able to choose from solid limestone, sandstone, granite, jade, basalt and cast stone. The styles include Victorian, modular, modern, contemporary and Art Deco. Commercial benches are also available.

12 January 2010

Do Your Research Before Getting A Credit Card

Do you freak out when your monthly bills come? Are you afraid to open them? Do you need help getting your credit history under control? If you answered "yes" to any or all of these questions, then it's time to compare credit cards. What kind of card do you need that will suit your needs best: a card with low interest, balance transfer, cash back, a prepaid debit card or a student credit card? At comparecards.com you'll be able to get started in determining your financial future and what way will be the best to get started on the road to your financial recovery.

Before looking into credit cards, you need to know what your credit score is. Your credit score (FICO score) is used to evaluate applications for credit, insurance, renting a house or apartment and many times for employment. Often times, there are errors on this report so it's necessary to review it often. At comparecards.com a 7 day trail is available through "Privacy Matters 1-2-3" which will give 3 credit reports and 3 credit scores. You need this vital information to start on your quest for the best credit cards that will meet your needs.

Start looking for the best credit card you've ever had by doing research, comparing features and then applying. Shopping online from the comfort of your home at www.comparecards.com is an effective way to get control of your life now.

BEWARE of Reverse Mortgages

In retirement you should be able to do all the things that you envisioned while you were working. But for many people this is not happening. No one could have projected the state of the economy for the last few years which probably resulted in much smaller income in "your golden years". As noted in posts of 10/17/09 and 12/26/09, seniors will not be getting an increase in their Social Security benefits in 2010. For the last several decades an increase of 2-3% occurred the first of every benefit year. The Federal Government bases the increase on the Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) but says there was none this year so benefits will not increase. This will result in more senior credit card debt as has been see in the last several years. An expected increase in reverse mortgages is also anticipated.

A reverse mortgage is a loan against a house's value that is repaid when the borrower dies or sells the property. The number of reverse mortgages issued to seniors in the past three years is more than the total issued from 1990 through 2006.

Consumer advocates have said that this type of mortgage should be used as a last resort because of the high fees incurred. The National Consumer Law Center says often aggressive tactics are used when this option is presented to seniors. According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Development (HUD) there are many "unscrupulous loan officers, mortgage companies and loan counselors" defrauding Americans. Some are selling loans that seem to be HUD-insured reverse mortgages but are not. A home equity line of credit is recommended before taking a reverse mortgage.

source: Parade

11 January 2010

Join The Argentina Ski Season

Argentina isn't one of the places you probably think of when you're thinking of skiing. Surprisingly, it has some of the most fabulous skiing in the world. When you ski in Argentina, you'll get the experience of a life time. Not only will many of the hotels give you panoramic views of the area, you'll have an excellent selection for the type of room you want whether it's a room or a suite.

You'll be pleasantly surprised by the number of Argentina ski resorts that you can choose from. At Cathedral Mountain, you'll find the best service for all levels of skiers along with lodging and entertainment. Chapelco Mountain, located in San Martin de los Andes has a height of 1900 meters with ski runs for every level. Las Lenas is the ski center closest to Buenos Aires and is located 500 kilometers away from Mendoza.

Cerro Catedral Ski Resort is the most advanced resort in Argentina and South America. It's located close to San Carlos de Bariloche. There is access to all the runs in the area and it has the most skiable surface in South America. Cerro Chapelco is located inside of Argentinian Patagonia and is one of the most attractive ski centers in the country. Chapelco has many activities for all ages. There are places for snowboarders to hone their skills and a shopping center and gallery with food courts. The mountain also boasts two medical centers and it's easy to get there by airplane.

Stop The Nightly Math Homework Battles

Are you and your child having nightly fights about doing homework (math in particular)? Help is just a mouse click away at tutorvista.com. Whether it's math homework or calculus help that's needed, your child's homework struggles can end today.

Free math homework help and free math tutoring online is available when you connect to the Tutor Vista site. Tutors will give you an understanding of the program and show you how it works. Their service is affordable and once you join, all you need to do is upload the homework. After reviewing it, an email will be sent explaining the steps needed for completion (homework is not done for the child: they are given the steps to help them learn the concepts).

A calculus tutor can help solve calculus problems. For many students, calculus is difficult to understand and getting a step-by-step explanation to understand the process is vital to success. Calculus is the study of change and is used in areas like engineering and science. The need to know concepts is key to understanding calculus. A tutor is available online working on a one-to-one basis with students. Areas such as derivatives to infinite series and integrals to Differential Equations are covered and all the help that's needed is available. Don't wait: check into the free math tutoring demo today.

10 January 2010

Help For Your Sick Computer

Is your computer under the weather? Undependable? Unreliable? Sound like it's one throw away from the trash heap? Help is just a mouse click away at driveraccess.com. If you're looking for driver updates, then this is the web site for you. Whatever type of driver you're looking for, Driver Access can quickly find the current driver specific to your computer.

Whether it's a sound driver, USB driver, DVD driver or Webcam driver, Driver Access will assist you in getting your computer back up to speed with no hassle. You'll be able to take the frustration out of updating any drivers. Using a database of over 10 million drivers, you'll eliminate the dangers of installing the wrong driver. Whether you have Dell, Acer, HP or other manufacturers, you'll have access to many drivers.

Poor computer performance, freezing and hardware failure are associated with outdated drivers. Instead of spending hours and lots of money, Driver Access can automatically update your computer drivers in less than 2 minutes. This website has been featured in review sites such as Softopedia and PC World. If you're looking for an inexpensive, accurate update for your computer, this is a definite "must check out" site.

The Ultimate Shopping Experience at BECOME

If you're looking for the ultimate shopping experience from the comfort of your own home, you've found it at Become.com. Founded in early 2004, they help a buyer by providing unbiased research to help in choosing the right product. One of the great product lines they carry is Patagonia fleece. Yvon Chouinard, Patagonia's founder was an avid climber at a young age. He helped train hawks and falcons for hunting. Knowing the type of gear and equipment that's needed for a positive outdoor experience, Chouinard established Patagonia to meet these needs. The large selection of merchandise can be selected by size, color, material and price.

Another top selling product line at Become.com is the Jessica Simpson Clancey Boots. The pull-on "over the knee" boots can be cuffed (16") or uncuffed (20"). Crinkled leather and Nappa leather are also features of other styles of boots. The Simpson line carries pull-on Western style detailed boots, fashion ankle zipper boots, and Brunella Bomber Brown Leather Boots.

If you're a sport's enthusiast then the Timex Ironman watch is the timepiece for you. Designed for both the male and female enthusiasts, there are several styles available with many options. The traditional Timex Ironman features 100 hour chronograph with lap or split large digits. The ladies model has the same features and two timers with countdown /stop and countdown/repeat. Triathlon watches for both men and women are also available.

09 January 2010

THE CROCODILE by Lewis Carroll

How Doth the Little Crocodile by Lewis Carroll

How doth the little crocodile
Improve his shining tail,
And pour the waters of the Nile
On every golden scale!

How cheerfully he seems to grin,
How neatly spreads his claws,
And welcomes little fishes in
With gently smiling jaws!"

06 January 2010

Shop Sam's Club For Great Savings

Have you had your old bedroom furniture for what seems like a zillion years? Are you looking to change some of your bedroom furniture? Are you moving into a new house or just starting out in life? The answer to your questions about new dressers and dresser mirrors is Sam's Club.

Sam's Club is membership based and has three types of membership: Advantage Membership, Business membership and PLUS Membership. Whatever level of membership you choose, you'll have the advantage of buying quality products for lower prices in all their product lines.

Sam's Club line of bedroom furniture from wood dressers and children's dressers to their drawer dressers will give you a lot to choose from. Their affordable prices and low shipping costs will give you more value for your money which is of top importance especially in these difficult economic times.. Their huge facilities may also include a Pharmacy, tire and battery department and more.

Picture Me Perfect

You've waited a long time for your precious bundle of joy to arrive. Well, she/he is finally here and you're ready to let the world know. What better way to do that than with custom-created birth announcements. There is a fabulous web site where you can create your own special card and message: www.picturemeperfect.com.

At their web site, Picture me Perfect (a family owned business) works with you so that you have a one-of-a-kind design. Based in Houston , Texas their work is well known for quality and cost across the country. If your wedding date has finally been set, it's time to start working on your wedding announcements and bridal invitations.

Custom cards are available for any occasion no matter how large or small. Your son or daughter is graduating and you want the world to know. Not only are there announcements and invitations, you can also select "thank-you" note cards. If a special pet is new to your family, you can announce their arrival. Adoption announcements let your family and friends know that a new special person has arrived in your lives and with each birth or adoption card order, you'll receive a free, online announcement.

03 January 2010

Pictures You Don't Want Taken Of Your Child

Parents love taking pictures of their children and having them taken. What wonderful memories they make and Grandma and Grandpa love receiving the latest photos. But not all pictures taken are done so for happy reasons. Without baby gates and child safety gates, Xrays might be the kind of pictures that sadly and tragically have be taken.

Children are naturally curious and you want them to have that curiosity but you can't be with them every second of the day and because you can't, KidCo Gates will help give you piece of mind. KidSafeInc.com , committed to the safety of children has a complete line of gates including pressure gates and stairway gates. They carry a line of hard to find products that have been developed with child safety in mind.

The National Safe Kids Campaign and The Poison Prevention Council have seen an increase in accidents especially fatal ones. Approximately 1 in every 100 children under the age of 5 ingests poison and 1 in every 3 of these accidents happens at a grandparent's house. It's important to be able to find extra wide baby gates and even pet gates to keep everyone in your family safe (including the cat and the dog).

02 January 2010

Guido Daniele: Hand and Body Artist

An enormously talented artist Guido Daniele is known for his "Handimals" art.
I'm usually not too much of an art lover, but when I heard about
and saw the talents of this man, I tried to find out as
much information on his work as I could.

Mr. Daniele started doing his Handimals collection when he was hired by an
advertising agency to do body paintings of animals. He would
research the animal to see how he could transfer its
features to a hand and bring it to life.

Mr. Daniele usually uses his daughter and son as his models/canvases.
It takes about 4 hours to paint something in its entirety.
He still has a hard time watching his paintings wash down the drain.