Thursday, July 28, 2011

Tidbit Thursday: "Leave your Car Keys & Put on your Walking Shoes"

Have you had your Walk Today????

Leave your car keys home and put on your walking shoes !!!!

Next time you have to go somewhere in walking distance, you may want to consider walking....

According to the University of Pittsburgh study found in AARP magazine ,  
walking is great for your brain, because it can help prevent the natural shrinkage of the brain and memory loss, that is often associated with aging.

Take charge of your life and start living your best life now.....Start walking , here and there whenever you can, take some music along with you, and/ or a camera, make it into an artistic adventure, when you return home, not only have you helped your brain and blood flow , but also got some inspiration from nature!!!

How often do you walk???How does your walking rather for leisure or exercise impact your life ??? Love to hear your thoughts and comments....


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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

My simple home craft project for the day "Upholstering my kitchen chairs"

So, I was insanely tired of the old boring look on the cushions of my kitchen chairs. They no longer had the new look and feel. So, I decided why not upholster them myself.


A project that was on the TO DO LIST for quite a while.

 If I knew how easy it would have been I would have done it months ago. It's pretty easy, simply follow these few steps:

1. Pick out your upholstery fabric ( measurements are typically 1/2 yard of 60 inches wide material per chair) to be sure consult your local fabric store representative.

2.  Figure out which way you like to fabric to run, if it is a print
3.  Remove existing cushions by unscrewing it from the legs of the chairs

4. Place fabric on a flat surface, the floor works great. Then place cushions on wrong side up , cut material around the cushions allowing space for the fabric to fold/ wrap over the cushion like wrapping a gift, it doesn't need to wrap completely just at least 4-5 inches , enough so that the original cushion can't be seen once completed.

5. Use a staple gun or  upholstery tacks to hold fabric to cushion. Place covered cushion on chair and screw it back on the bottom part of the chair.

And voila you have just created a new chairs, with out actually buying new chairs!!!!!

Have any other upholstering or easy home decorating ideas you like to share???Have you ever upholstered anything in your home if so what was it and how did it turn out???


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Thursday, July 14, 2011

Tidbit Thursday: Which car colors can generate more cash at TRADE -IN????

When shopping for a car these days , there are an endless amount of options to make your selection more valuable...... 

CAR COLOR can be worth $$

 Did you know that your car's color can play a big role in getting more cash at TRADE-IN??? That's right, according to an article by AARP magazine, cars that are SILVER, WHITE,or BLACK are much easier to sell, describes Chief Economist at the National Automobile Dealers Association, Paul Taylor. These colors can earn you about $300 more in trade in value.

How interesting, I mean I agree that sometimes we like to be creative and go for the eccentric colors, like for example my previous car color was TEAL, but when it came time to sell it, I definitely had a challenge.

 So now, you maybe wondering what is the number one car color sold?
According to AARP magazine WHITE is tops the list followed by BLACK , then SILVER. The downside of  these three colors, is they are popular amongst car thieves.

Do you feel the color of the vehicle is most important when selecting a car??? If you could chose any exotic color to have your dream car what would it be?And why? Love to hear your thoughts ,comments...


AARP Magazine Bulletin, March 2011, p 26.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Wednesday's Words:"Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes.....

I decided to blog about this famous quote:

"Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep."

After reading this , I thought this most definitely highlights the key elements of our inner creativity and its relationship to art-making. I mean really, when you are being creative you are letting ideas and concepts flow, " allowing yourself to make mistakes", because ultimately you won't realize the mistake until you clearly define what you are trying to achieve. But , as an artist rather drawing , crafting ,sewing, etc., there comes a point when you must decide which of those mistakes, are worth keeping......

What are your thoughts on this quote? Do you find that this quote relates to you and your art making, if so, how ? We love to hear your thoughts and comments......



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