A Guide to Patio Awnings

In many homes, especially in suburban and rural locations, the patio is one of the most cherished places in the home. Patios remind us of good times with friends and family, as the kids play and the ribs sizzle on the barbecue. Many of us also spend a reasonable amount of money on our patio…

From Farm to Factory: Assembly Line, Baby

As an active agent, you’re already working your farm – great. The question is whether you’re getting the most you can from it. Given the same number of prospective clients in a shared market, how do you maximize your farm’s output to get an edge on your competition? Short of outspending them or working 16…

Mount Photos in a Scrapbook

I've always compared mounting photos to framing photos. When you mount a photo for your scrapbook, you really are framing it. There are quite a few options for mounting photos both in color choices and also in shape. I love using multiple colors. You can use contrasting colors or you can use several shades of…

Hammertoe Surgery

Hammertoe surgery may be a treatment option if you have a severe hammertoe. A hammertoe is a contracture of the toe due to a muscle imbalance between the tendons on the top of the toe and the tendons on the bottom of the toe. There are two types of hammertoes, a flexible hammertoe and a…

Glass Tile Mosaic Art – Mixing Grout

Making wonderful glass mosaic tile art is easy! Let me show you how. The amount of grout for your mosaic project depends on two basic variables: 1) the size of your piece, and 2) the width of your joints. Obviously, smaller joints require less grout. It's important to mix more than you think you'll need…

An Interview With Yeva Babayan – Artist

She designed one of the first campaigns for major fashion label, Juicy Couture and has side fascination with metaphysics. Just your typical California girl … or not. Graphic designer, Yeva Babayan brings a touch of exotic class to her edgy illustrations. Check out the interview from this bright young artist! Tell us a little about…

Art Deco Chandeliers

Art deco chandeliers are products of an art style that originated in the 1920's. Its origins lie in Europe until it spread in other parts of the world such as the United States. The term Art Deco came from the World Fair held in Paris in 1925. The fair was officially titled Exposition Internationale des…

Gardening Tools

What exactly is a gardening tool? It is any tool made for working in gardens, and overlaps with use in horticulture and agriculture. Some of the earliest tools used by man were the spade, the garden hoe, pitchfork, garden fork, rake and a plough. Most of the tools in the earliest of agriculture times were…

How to Craft an Excellent Elevator Pitch

“Notes of crushed rocks, honeysuckle, lemon oil, orange marmalade, and white pear provide a stunning aromatic display as well as palate impression. Great acidity and huge flavour intensity backed up by vibrant acidity make this an exquisite Champagne” This tasting note introduces and describes one of the most loved Champagne in the world – Dom…

Technical Writing – Definition of Boilerplate

From a tech writer’s POV, boilerplate is any text that can be reused (sometimes called re-purposed) in a number of different documents without much change from the original. It’s copy a client often supplies that includes information about an organization’s history, facilities, or capabilities. Since these things don’t change, or change very little, there’s no…