Monday, November 26, 2012

Monday's Motivation :"Money Can't Buy Happiness....."

What an interesting way to start off the week:
I think it's important while you are earning a living that you always remember the words below

"Money can't buy happiness, but it can make you awfully comfortable while you're being miserable".
By :Clare Boothe Luce

Let's admit we all have to earn a living in these days, but that doesn't mean that we have to sacrifice our true happiness. Remember its not about the materials in life that brings us happiness, just comfortability.

Take a second and reflect on ,what brings you happiness in your life?
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Friday, November 23, 2012

Can't get to the Poconos or that Winter Retreat?

Can't get to the Poconos or that Winter Retreat?

Why not bring it to you? With Our Fine Art Collections just in time for the holidays you can have that home away from home feeling just by having some of our pieces displayed in your home/office.

"Navajo" (Mixed Media Wood Painting)
Take a trip to the Southwest without paying for airfare.

"Natures Elements" (Original Charcoal Drawing)
Visit the mountians during the winter holiday season without packing a suitcase.

Snow Tree ( Original Photography)
Experience a snow day without having to shovel.

Get these great pieces and more for wall decor , makes for perfect original gift ideas, Shop Andrea's Artz get great deals for the holidays.

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

A natural energy boost , may be in your Salad

Ok so we all have those days , when we just need a little extra boost.
Tired of drinking coffee and want something more natural without added sugars.

Try a Cucumber
Yes, a cucumber, that green thing that finds its way in your garden salads. Well , believe it or not , cucumbers have a lot of great vitamins and minerals that make them great for many uses, one being energy.

Did you know Cucumbers contain most of the vitamins you need everyday like vitamin b1, b2,b3 b5,b6 ,Folic Acid,Vitamin C,Calcium,Iron ,Magnesium,PHosphorous,Potassium and Zinc. Because cucumbers  contain so many B vitamins and natural Carbohydrates ,  they can really lift your midday energy levels, while providing you with nessecary nutrients your body needs.

So, feeling tired in the afternoon, grab a few slices of cucumbers and put down the caffeine.

Do you know any other uses for Cucumbers you like to share??..How about some other natural foods that increase our energy levels...We love to hear from you, We are listening..

Artful Tidbits
By Andrea
Info Source: (interesting info about cucumbers worth passing along)

Monday, November 12, 2012

Tips for Holiday Party Planning!!

The Holidays are just around the corner, and your long-to-do list keeps growing..
Here are some tips to help not go CRAZY during party planning..

Step 1:
Plan Ahead...( This couldn't be emphasized enough)(know who you want to invite, what you want to eat, how long it will be, and the theme if any.

Step 2.
Invitations.. There is something extra special about hand writting to your invites, have fun with it, use creative papers, stickers,and great bold colors.

Step 3.
Hors D oeuvres..(appetizers). Choose easy , finger foods that are full of flavor that compliment each other, and avoid , drippy sauces near expensive light colored rugs. Be sure to have appropriate silverware, plates at napkins at your Hors D oeuvers station, (in case occassional messes occur.

Step 4.
Liquor.. (be sure to have ice on hand for mixed drinks, you can never have enough ice.) And seasonal fruits for garnish. Also it's great to have an alcholic punch and a non alcholic punch for those guests who don't drink.

Atmosphere.. Be sure to have music,decorations and great smelling scents for a delightful aroma. If possible avoid the TV, try to have board games, and ice breaker games to keep guests involved socially with one another.

Most importantly Have FUN!!! No one wants to go to a party , where the host/hostess is no where to be found , because they are stuck in the kitchen . Try planning ahead, cooking and preparing food ahead so you can spend more time having fun with your guests.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Taking the duct tape off the roll ..and using it in FASHION!!

Taking the duct tape off the roll and using it in fashion...
Andrea certainly has been experimenting with this in her wearable collections...

        In creating the "Dazzling Zebra Collection" one comprised of bold black and white zebra print with a splash of red , Andrea chose to work with duct tape. This medium was like no other, very sticky, yet soft, bendable and dynamic. The Duct Tape although at times can be tough to work with, was a great material to make hair accessories with , main reason being you don't need any adhesive mediums , because once the tape was on , it wasn't going anywhere and it sticks to itself.
"Dazzling Zebra Collection"

The dynamic bold print in the tape , makes these hair accessories super fashionable. She is off to explore more in duct tape...Let's see what she comes up with next...

What is the most interesting item you saw made of duct tape? Have you ever used duct tape to create with? If so , how, if not, what would you like to see made from duct tape?



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Thursday, November 1, 2012

Wine Glass Fall Centerpieces..Great for Thanksgiving Day!!

A Great Fall Decor idea for this years thanksgiving dinner.

Whether your having thanksgiving at your place or someone else's , what is just as important as the meal is the table set up. How are you decorating your thanksgiving table this year? Well, here is a simple , inexpensive decor idea that will have get your guests attention.

Wine Glass Centerpieces

During our last workshop with the Senior of Chestnut Station , in Merchantville we took various size wine glasses and turned them into marvelous holiday centerpieces. Here is how...

First we took 2-4 glass of various sizes , then we flipped them over , so the stem was and base were on top. Then we placed a pillar candle on top.

We then took the project  to the next level and added small fall accents inside of the glass before turning it over, even used craft glue to adhere the items onto the glass and even taped a few on the candle itself.

And Voila!!! When we placed them in the center of the table we had wonderful candle centerpieces , which gave festive illumination to the table..

(Spending time with others is the highlight of this holiday season, so happy we are able to spend time and do crafts with the Seniors of Chestnut Station.) How are you sharing your talent and spending time with others??

What is your favorite centerpiece to use during Thanksgiving? We love to hear your comments...


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