Gardening: A mcm backpacks for sale Spiritual Exercise

No this is not going to be a religious treatise nor a philosophical tome. Rather, I hope to share some pleasant perspectives I enjoyed as I dug around in the dirt, during the past few weekends. The now famous ‘Polar Vortex” brought near record cold to parts of Canada, including Ottawa. It was long, gray and very chilling, to say the least. As the first inklings of Spring came, most of us embraced the changes with an mcm phone case almost passionate fury.

I got into a real, “Lets make over the whole garden”, mode. I planned to revitalize all that was above ground and outside the house. This included trimming trees to replacing some of the dated and aging wood that surrounded my flower beds. I ordered a cubic yard of earth. This was a first for me, in the past I had earth delivered by the truck load, this is a recent concept. Local garden supply companies now deliver earth in polystyrene bags which contain a cubic yard of earth. The advantage is the earth can be taken from the bag in small increments and dirt mcm iphone 7 case does not scatter all over the driveway.

My first cubic year seemed to disappear as I found many places to use it. So I ordered a second yard. I had started seeds indoors and sprouts were transferred to disposable pots and the race for a charming yard was on. I was able to have the old wood, that surrounded the garden areas,removed by a roofer. He had a truck load of old roof shingles so for $20 he helped me and a earned few pennies for himself.

I am not a committed “greenie”; but, I do not believe in insecticides and weed killers and I also keep a number of my “weeds” as part of the décor. In the front lawn I have a thistle each year. Every year I find a hearty specimen and transplant one to a small area which I have surrounded by broken clay plant pots. All very “De rigueur” if you fancy yourself as an “Artiste”. I saw a nice photo on the internet where a small Dutch village encourages people to plant vegetables among the flowers. So mcm iphone 6 case next to many of my flowers one can find tomatoes, red peppers, cucumbers and lettuce. And the list is growing.

The inspiration for the title of this article came while I was labouring away. I realized a feeling of self satisfaction, an almost connection to “Mother earth” as I prepared the garden plot,the lawn, and the trees for another summer. Only this summer it was all revitalized. A nice warm feeling of connection to nature came to me. It was more than just digging and planting. I felt a nice glow of participation in the betterment of my surroundings, in a modest way.

In previous many of my ferns seemed to dry up. I read a bit on the subject and I found that regular watering would alleviate this problem. I vowed to regularly walk about with a hose and take the time to see that water made it to all corners. In the past I would turn on a sprinkler and come back a shot time later, move the sprinkler and continue this pattern. But, I again, had a nice feeling of closer participation as I came closer physically and perhaps in spirit to my “garden” children.

This is not an earth shattering discovery; but, it was a nice warm feeling of participation which made some of the heavy labour seem lighter.

By Dr Michael Pilon

Gardening can be a major chore and to some a difficult obligation in home maintenance. But, after a long winter I felt a renewal of spirit as I toiled in the dirt bringing life back to my yard. From tilling some soil to spreading earth it was a nice feeling, a connection to life.


Saving Space mcm backpacks for sale in Your Closet

Saving closet space may not be rocket science, but sometimes it can sure feel like it! Closets get crowded so easily. Switching back and forth between seasons can make matters worse. If you’re ready to take control of your closet, then good for you! It may take a little time and a little work, but having an organized, spacious closet is worth it.

1. Get out of season clothes out of the closet. Winter clothes especially are bulky and take up a lot of space. They either eat up the closet with huge bins, or require more space than you can make on your hanging bar. The key is to get some of that out of the closet. Instead of storing out of season clothing in the closet when you’re not using them, find some attic, garage, or spare bedroom space for storage. Use mcm phone case containers that seal out moisture and protect your clothes from insects. Cedar closet accessories are great for keeping clothes smelling fresh, repelling insects, and absorbing moisture.

2. What if your closet is still crowded after you remove the alternate season’s clothes? You can make extra room by getting the bulkiest items out of there. Big coats and comforters take up a lot of space. Comforters can be stored in big bags that you can vacuum the air out of. You’ll be shocked how much smaller they get! Then you can simply prop them against the wall behind your hanging clothes and they’re off the shelf completely. You can hang big coats on a wall mounted bar outside of the closet. Dress it up a bit with wooden coat hangers and you won’t mind having it as part of your décor. You can also use a portable garment rack to keep clothes mcm iphone 7 case that aren’t used very often out of sight.

3. Once you’ve done that, you closet should be getting better. Give away as many clothes as you can. If you are storing something that you didn’t wear last season, then you’re probably going to care about it even less when it comes out of storage again. Have an exchange with friends and give whatever is left to charity. Another option is to have a garage sale and use the money to update your closet.

4. Install some shelving that accommodates the items that you own. If you waste a lot of vertical space because shorter items sit on deep shelves, then add some smaller shelves or cubbies on top of the existing shelf. A simple riser or divider can double the space in mcm iphone 6 case the closet storage areas.

5. Make the absolute most of closet space by utilizing space saving hangers, like velvet hangers. These new hangers are super strong and have a velvet coating to prevent clothes from slipping and ending up in the floor. They come in different styles that can hold multiple items on one space saving hanger. You’ll love the look and be shocked at how much space these slim velvet hangers can make.

Rick Miller is on the staff of Only Slimline Hangers, a leading online resource for velvet hangers which are space saving hangers, non slip hangers and slim line hangers.


What to Do With mcm backpacks for sale Your Wedding Flowers

You seem to spend so long planning your wedding, making sure everything is perfect. Ensuring you have the right dress, the perfect bridal bouquet and other floral decorations all to match. However, after your wedding, what do you do with it all? Your dress stays hanging in your wardrobe for years to come, but have you considered what to do with your bridal bouquet? Here are just a few of the things you can create with your wedding flowers

Make decorations

A great way to preserve your bouquet and other flowers is to have the petals pressed and dried out. You could then arrange the petals on to some card and place in a photo frame to hang up in your home. Another decorative way to present your flowers is to have them dried out in sand then popped into a shadow box that would mcm phone case look great on a windowsill or mantelpiece. That way each flower head can keep it’s shape.

You could also freeze dry your flowers and place them in a clear ornament to make a bauble decoration. You can have your flowers freeze dried professionally or you can do it yourself. The simplest way to do this is by putting them in a zip lock bag and placing it in the freezer for about two weeks, be careful not to squash the flowers though.

Hang your flowers up

This is such a cheap and simple way to preserve your wedding bouquet. All you have to do is attach a piece of string around the stem of the bunch and hang it upside down in a cool, dark place, such as a cupboard. Once it’s totally dried you can spray it with hair spray so it sets in place. The flowers will lose a bit of colour and they won’t look as fresh and bright as they did on your big day but they last for a long time this mcm iphone 7 case way.

Make rose beads

If your bouquet includes roses, then why not make rose beads and create a necklace that you will be able to wear forever? There are loads of online tutorials on how to do this and although it requires a little patience, it is relatively easy to do. If all the bridesmaids had roses too, you could also create them bracelets or necklaces from their flowers, as a keepsake for years to come.

Make potpourri

Another great way to preserve your mcm iphone 6 case flowers is by making potpourri. You can remove all the petals, place them in a bowl and leave them to dry in a cupboard for a couple of weeks. Once they are dried out, add some potpourri flower scented oil and place in a decorative bowl.


The Boy on the mcm iphone 7 case Plane

The boy was in pain and his whimpers were growing louder and more pitiful by the minute. His father sitting next to him, trying to make time with the good looking blonde on his right was not helping my mood in the least. I had been sitting in airplane seats which are designed for maximum occupancy rather than passenger comfort too long today. I was still trying to relax during the tedious flight from Guadalajara to Mexico City then to Houston and culminating with this last leg to Colorado Springs. Relaxing was proving difficult to accomplish considering the business meetings that took place in Mexico were a bust and had been thoroughly disgusting. We were about a half hour from landing in Colorado Springs where mcm iphone 6 case I would pick up my truck hidden somewhere in the vast long term lot and drive the hour and a half from the airport to my home in a small mining town up in the Rockies called Cripple Creek.

We had just started our descent when I became aware of the young boy of approximately 8 – 10 years of age sitting in the row behind me. Within 10 minutes the boy was complaining of his face hurting and having a headache. The father was still ignoring him which was starting to get on my nerves because the boy seemed to genuinely be in distress and getting worse.

Since the father was too busy to pay any attention to his son, I decided to take a hand and help the boy. I looked over my shoulder to see the boy in tears and told him that I would take the pain away for him. He did not pay any attention to me but kept holding his head and mcm replica crying. His father was still too busy to pay any attention to him. I felt like turning around in my seat and looking him in the face and letting him know what I thought of his parenting technique. Miraculously I stayed calm and decided not to do this.

I settled comfortably, or as comfortably as you can in an airplane seat, took a deep breath, blew it out slowly and cleared my mind of distractions. I looked into the boy’s mind and found that the problem that was causing his headache was not sinus pressure or anything as mundane as that. It was fear of crashing. This fear is understandable by anyone who has ever watched the news and seen the aftermath of a plane crash. This picture in the boy’s mind of falling to the ground coupled with the eerie feeling of falling that everyone who has flown has felt during landing, which cheap mcm backpack was also being radiated from many of those seated around us, was causing the pains that the boy was experiencing.

I corrected the neural pathways causing the problems I found and did the necessary cleanup work to get rid of the memories and other things that were triggered by the plane descending to the runway. During this last bit of the treatment the crying subsided and stopped. The boy became calm and appeared quite surprised at his own calmness. When I was finished I again looked over my shoulder at the boy who looked back at me and I asked if he felt better now.


I said, “Good,” and turned around in my seat to face forward again just before we touched down. I never heard another sound from the boy and his father was blissfully ignorant of all that had passed being completely engrossed in putting the make on the girl next to him.


Ban Cooking Shows mcm backpacks for sale on TV

So for anyone who watched the episode of South Park where Stan’s Dad is obsessed with the Food Channel will know what I am talking about. If you have a friend or a family member whose idea of a day off includes plopping themselves with a bag of chips in front of the TV watching the Food Channel, let me tell you it is a problem. You see watching Food Shows is a lot like watching pornography and if you think that too much pornography is bad for you then too much food based Television is mcm phone case also bad.

This is because of the nature of Food shows. Both sex and food are a human basic need. Watching something on the TV or on your computer that shows people making food or making love therefore is comparable. But the act of cooking and eating is not considered dirty and immoral and therefore people don’t think of food shows as a problem. If people can have porn addictions then they can certainly have food mcm iphone 7 case show addiction. Have you ever watched a food show and thought about how good it would be to eat what the cook is making? Is that any different from watching an adult scene in a movie and getting titillated?

I don’t think there is much of a difference between the two and therefore I say that the only difference is entirely man made and societal. Because we consider one act to be wrong and immoral, we should at least be consistent and get parental control filters on food and cooking shows. They make kids crave rich and lush food whereas all mcm iphone 6 case they will ever get in real life is their mum’s plain and insipid Mac and Cheese. Food shows objectify cooks.

Real cooks don’t use crème freche or shallots instead of onions. All they do after a hard day’s work is pop something in the microwave, rest it on their guy as they watch reruns of Sex and the City. So why should average cooks be expected to “measure up” to the standard of food network stars? It is unfair and inhumane. I mean, the other day I found myself actually removing the skin and seeds from a tomato! Can you believe it? My girlfriend expects too much of me in the kitchen. I don’t know what to do! So ban food and cooking shows on television because they are obscene. It is time to bring back old fashioned morality coupled with a hot bowl of owl vomit known as canned soup.

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Cost Curtailed Wedding mcm iphone 7 case Planning

Planning to get married is something like a dream. When it becomes a reality tension surges among the bride and the groom. However, many brides and grooms have common problem in setting up a budget for the wedding. However, unlike affluent couples there are many couples who remain worried about the cost of the marriage. Since the cost of wedding is always high, a couple must plan accordingly so mcm iphone 6 case that they can utilize their stipulated budget well.

Planning a beautiful wedding on a budget can be possible. There are many couples who can plan their budget well and arrange for a wedding without spending an extra dime. Here are few of the suggestions for both the bride and the groom to curtail down their mcm replica budget cost and plan a wonderful wedding.

– When you want to save money on wedding invitees, you can make the invitations at home. Simply by purchasing a special paper you can prepare some two layered invitations. You can even use the custom ribbon for holding the two parts of the card together and can make your wedding invitations. In this case you not only save money but will come up something personalized and interesting as well.

– You can even save money on the wedding cake. If you can bake your own cake or can ask someone from your family or friend to bake the cake then that will be great. Therefore you don’t have cheap mcm backpack to pay to the local bakery for a wedding cake.

– You can also make thank you cards at home by using your own PC and printer. However, you need to make sure that the thank you card should complement the theme of your wedding. Making thank you card will not only allow yourself with creativity but you can save a lot on purchasing such cards from a local store or gift shops.

– Wedding gown is yet another expensive item that you have to purchase for the wedding, especially for the groom it is an essential item on the D-day. However, here too you can save a lot and there is no need of buying the gown. You can try out the seconds shop of a branded store. Mostly they keep such gowns and the quality is absolutely fantastic like that of a first hand shop. There are plenty of bridal shops that offer second hand gowns and that are probably worn once and are available at a fraction of the original price. You can even get great discounts on the last year’s designs of the bridal gown. Even you can opt for casual gowns as they also go well with the occasion.

– There is another do-it-yourself idea and that is to prepare your own wedding party favors. The weeding favors are something that doesn’t require something huge; in fact they are the cheapest item for your wedding. The wedding favor can be prepared at a lowest cost of even 99 cents. You can buy bulk items from wholesale dealers and can collect items like the cheap favor boxes, jars, bags and bottles.


Simple Ways to Maximize mcm phone case Closet Space

Leaving your closet space messy and disorganized with clothes, bags, shoes and whatnots strewn around is not only an ugly sight, but a nuisance. If you have been looking for simple and effective ways to clear out some space and get it reorganized without drying up your wallet, here are three ideas that can show you mcm iphone 7 case how.

Firstly, keep these three rules in mind: keep, donate, and throw. Before you can begin to maximize your storage space, you need to take out all of its contents. Sort through the mess of clothes, handbags, shoes etc and group them into three categories. The first is for clothes that you want to keep, the second is for clothes you want to donate, and the third is for clothes that need to go into the bin. To make the decision making process easier, keep only the clothes that you need and you wear often. Donate clothes that you rarely wear, you have grown out of, or that are out of style, but that are still in good condition to charity. You can even have a small sale to generate a few dollars of cash. But throw out those clothes mcm iphone 6 case that do not even have a chance at a second life to the bin.

Secondly, you need to be smart with the use of various closet storage accessories. These accessories include hangers and hooks as well as the plethora of others that are available in stores such as IKEA and Home Depot. One of the tricks you can use with hangers to maximize storage space is by hanging them to face the wrong way. Every time you would take off a clothing item from each hanger, make mcm replica sure you hang the hanger back the right way. So, after a few months you can identify which clothes you wear often and which clothes are rarely touched, making it easier for you to chuck or donate those clothes.

Thirdly, arrange other items such as shoes, handbags and purses using other storage accessories. If you have plenty of shoes, you can keep them organized by putting them into shoe cubbies or shoe racks and bags. Organizing your shoes into them not only maximizes your storage space, but it will also make it easier for you to grab a pair when you are in a rush. Similarly, you can hang purses and handbags using hooks that can be attached to the inside and outside of your closet.

Maximizing your wardrobe storage space is not difficult, and with these simple ideas, should not cost you a fortune either.

Wrinkle Problems Gone mcm backpacks for sale in a Flash

Wrinkles will change how your skin looks. Take a long look at yourself in the mirror right now and say goodbye to how well you look right now. In the years to come, without the interference of the best wrinkle cream, you will already see creases and folds on your face. Crow’s feet and fine lines adorn your eyes, and your forehead will be crinkling more and more when you frown. Do you want that to happen? Surely not. This is why you should take care of your face properly, and that means avoiding mcm phone case some things that you may have gotten used to.

The first thing that you need to quit doing is smoking. This has already been proven to be a danger to your health, and aside from that it is also a threat to your skin. Being a smoker entails premature aging, according to research. Occasional smoking may be permissible, but it is still not recommended.

Furthermore, you also have to quit stressing out over work and staying up late often. Not only does it make dark circles mcm iphone 7 case and eye bags appear and become prominent, it also invites wrinkles in. Stress is the worst. You cannot have a totally stress-free environment, so you need to find ways to relax to get rid of it. Building up of stress is a no-no. You could prevent the aftermath of stress with the use of the best wrinkle cream, but even that will not be enough if you are not getting enough sleep.

Sleep is important for everyone, and it simply cannot be skipped. It doesn’t work that you will not sleep tonight and then you will sleep longer tomorrow to compensate. That will just make eye bags look worse. A regular sleep of 6-8 hours is what your body needs to recharge itself. When your body is already functioning properly, stress levels will not go off track easily.

To help make your skin look younger, you mcm iphone 6 case should use the best wrinkle cream together with maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Eating healthy has never been wrong. It will give you all the necessary nutrients that you need so that the old cells on your face will be replaced by new ones. Remember to eat your fruits and greens to make it a lot easier. And on top of all, regularly use the best wrinkle cream to get that face that others will envy.

Mark A. Robbins is a consultant to a marketing company that handles the best wrinkle cream management and advertisements. Through his job, he is able to find interesting information about the problem, which is wrinkles, and various solutions for it.


Where Can You Get mcm backpacks for sale Cornhole Boards?

If you grew up in the Midwest, then you probably remember many summer days spent playing on cornhole boards. This is a common game in this part of the country, but even if you didn’t grow up there, you will still have a lot of fun playing this game. It is an extremely easy game and one that makes it easy for adults and children to compete fairly mcm phone case against each other. Even if you are the most athletic person in your family, there is no guarantee that you will win at cornhole.

Where Can You Get Cornhole Boards?

In the past, people always made their own cornhole boards, but if you are looking for something a little bit extra special, then you might want to look online. You will find that you can find these boards in a variety of color schemes and sizes, and most of them also come with the bean bags that you will need, too. Also, if you are taking your cornhole a little seriously, then you might also want to look into one of mcm iphone 7 case the cornhole score boards that are available!

What Is This Game?

Believe it or not, a lot of people have grown up without ever playing this game or even knowing that it exists. Cornhole boards are basically a form of bean bag toss, where you throw your bean bags into a small hole in a board that can be anywhere from 6 feet to 20 feet away. The further away that you stand from the board, the harder the game gets. There is a fair amount of luck ivolved in this, and that is what makes it mcm iphone 6 case such a unique game for the entire family to play.

What Kind of Cornhole Boards Can You Buy?

You can buy ones that are designed to travel, so they are lightweight, and some of them even fold up. You can also buy ones that are designed to be out on the lawn all summer long. Some of these are larger than others, and you should also pay attention to the size of the holes in the boards – they can vary as well. The good news is that most boards already come with bean bags, so you shouldn’t have to worry about the bean bags not fitting. But when you shop online you can also buy bean bags in a variety of sizes, colors, and styles for the game you want to play.

Why Is This So Fun?

You might not think that tossing a bean bag at a hole in a board is a whole lot of fun, but there are many different games that you can make up. There are even nationwide contests in playing this game. In other words, some people play it a lot more seriously than others. But if you are looking for good, wholesome fun that everyone in the family can play, then cornhole boards are certainly a good investment. You and your family can play games for years and never wear it out.

The cornhole board game is an extremely easy game and one that makes it easy for adults and children to compete fairly against each other.


Is Public Relations a mcm phone case Do-It-Yourself Job?

Everyone wants their business or services to be acknowledged, right? Let’s face it, we love what we do and we all want to shout from the roof tops how great we are at what we do. So here you are with this great gift to share and not very many people know about it. Rats! Ok, so you decide to set up your very own, personalized PR plan, because no one can promote you, like you! Here goes…you create a rockin’ flyer, a “pretty” email to send to friends, set up a Facebook and Twitter account (after all everyone’s talking about this social media thing), attend a few mixers to pass out the flyer and business cards and wait for the calls to come. Well mcm iphone 7 case that was easy, right? Then you begin to hear the crickets. (I don’t like them either.) I’m not saying that these things don’t work and won’t bring you any attention; what I am saying is that these methods will create some local buzz and you’ll be “the best kept secret” in your field. If that’s what your goal is, great! Pat yourself on the back and keep printing flyers, mixing, posting and tweeting. And you can probably stop reading here, because you’ve got this thing in the bag. However, if you want more, read on…

Can you promote yourself and your services? Of course you can. But ask yourself two important questions: #1. Do you have the skills, connections and experience necessary to get the mcm iphone 6 case attention of the media, without looking like a self solicitor? #2. Are you able to do this without taking valuable time away from your business? If you are honest with yourself, the answer should be clear. If the answer is no, you should seek a consultant on the best way to get publicity without over saturating yourself and turning people (media included) off.

When searching for a consultant, be sure they know what they’re doing. You didn’t want to tarnish your reputation for free and you certainly don’t want to pay for the same result! It sounds like a no-brainer, but you’d be surprised. In your initial interview (which you can do by phone) discuss your publicity goals and ask if they can get you there. All consultants mcm replica will say, yes. Ask to speak with past clients. Most consultants should be comfortable with this. If they refer you to their website testimonial page, beware. And last, but not least, ask if their work is guaranteed. If it isn’t, move on. A good consultant will not have a problem guaranteeing their work.

Having a PR consultant create a plan for your business is a great investment. Be upfront and let them know your budget and they will let you know what to expect from them. It’s not as expensive as most people think. Well, unless you’re going to the big wigs, then you should expect to spend thousands. When most people think PR, they think BS and that’s not true in all cases. Remember building your reputation directly effects their reputation. Go for it. You’ll love it. Guaranteed!

Candace Hollis is the Principal of CH Communications, a public relations and communications consulting firm offering a full range of services including public relations planning and implementation, crisis communications, brand building, speech writing, community relations, and special event planning and execution.

Unlike larger firms CH Communicatinos applies a personalized, hands-on approach to communications strategy development and tactical program execution. This model has proven to deliver superior results and unmatched client service.

Working closely with clients, CH Communications creates customized confidential communications programs aligned with your business objectives.