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Materials- leaf template;scissors;cardstock;pencil;old book, pages removed;craft glue;24 gauge floral wire,cut to 5 in lengths;pressed real leaves;20 gauge floral wire;brown floral tape;1/8 in tan quilling paper;acorn caps;hot glue gun & glue sticks;ribbon for bow. Step 1- print leaf template on cardstock & cut out. Trace the leaf shape on a page from the book; roughly trim the paper around the leaf shape. Step 2- apply craft glue to the back of the leaf shape. Place a 5 in length of wire on a 2nd page from the book, then place the leaf shape glue side down over it, sandwiching the wire between the papers. The wire should be centered on the stem of the leaf & half the wire emerging from the stem. Allow glue to dry, then carefully cut out the leaf shape with scissors. Repeat to make 45-50 leaves. Step 3- bundle 3-5 leaves & twist the wires together (you can add wires to real pressed leaves & incorporate them in the paper leaf bundles if desired) Step 4- to make a wreath form cut a 47 in lenth of 20 gauge wire, fold in half & twist. Shape twisted wire into a horseshoe then wrap with brown floral tape. Step 5- Starting @ 1 end of the wreath form & working toward middle attach bundles of leaves with floral tape, repeat for other side. Step 6- to make acorns, tightly roll 1/8 in quilling paper into a flat disk. Use thumb to push the center of the disk outward, forming into a cup shape. Rub the inside with craft glue to secure the shape. Apply hot glue to the inside of the quilled cup & adhere to an acorn cap. Use hot glue to attach acorns to wreath. Step 7- tie bow on the top center of wreath
Burlap wreath... 1/2 yard each 2 different colors cut into 6inch strips. T pins . Styrofoam wreath. Cut burlap in strips . Wrap wreath in one color and pin. Pin opposite strips in "bubbles" along front side. Pin down each fold hiding the pin ended the folds. There is no pattern , just put your fabric bubbles where you want them . Use one strip to make your hanger , tie a simple knot. Cut other strip in half and use to tie your bow.
Quantum Communication explores how to create abundance in our lives by awakening the genius within each of us. This insightful film answers some crucial questions about transforming our lives: How is quantum communication connected to the Universal Laws of Attraction? How do we manifest our future soulmates and business partners, and how can we become fully actualized human beings? What is actually happening when we pray? How do we create an intelligent dialogue with the creative force of the universe to allow us to experience a quantum leap in our own intelligence? Discover how to excel in your relationships, career and achieve super-learning to change your life and achieve a sense of self-actualization. Includes powerful insights from Dr. Bruce Lipton, Dr. John Gray and many other recognized authorities on the subject. 165 minutes. $28.00
Girly girl shoes with lots of feminine charm make great accessories to your Lolita-inspired outfits. These would make a great addition your Cosplay wardrobe. They are made from a durable PU material and feature pretty scalloped trim and buckles/straps closure across the top with bow accents right down the middle. They have a high chunky heel and nice platform sole. The toes of the shoes are rounded, which creates a nice effect when worn. Pair them with a variety of socks and stockings to make them easily coordinated to your Lolita-inspired wardrobe. The versatile color and great retro design make it easy!
Asymmetrical dresses are appealing, attractive and fun. They are also becoming increasingly popular. This one is made from a great elastic woven satin and features an asymmetrical neckline. One side of the bodice is strapless while the other features a long sleeve. The midsection of the dress is gathered and bunched, which creates a nice effect when worn. The mid-thigh hem is quite fashionable and comfortable, too. This is a very versatile design that can be dressed up or down as much as you would like using a variety of accessories. So stylish, so lovely – the perfect blank canvas for creating your own style.
Pregnancy doesn't mean you have to forgo style. This gorgeous dress is just one example of the many maternity formal fashions we have in our product line. It's made in a toga style with a one shoulder bodice. The strap is embellished with lovely floral rosettes that cascade down the front. It has an empire waist, which is very flattering to any body shape. The long skirt falls in clean lines, wrapping your legs in luxurious fabric. The chiffon is light and airy so it moves beautifully with you when you walk. A gorgeous gown for a bridesmaid or any other formal occasion.Product Details:-Made from chiffon-One shoulder bodice-Empire waist-Floor-length-Fabric rosette embellishments-Available in sizes 2-26 in the colors shown in the pull down menu below-Custom alterations are offered on this product for an additional fee-Check the “tailor made” box for tailoring options $$102.99
When it comes to buying maternity dresses, a lot of women get discouraged at the small selections available from some merchants. At Milanoo we understand how hard it is to find fashionable maternity clothes and do our best to make it easier to shop for maternity fashions. This gown is a great example of our quality maternity line. It's made in a tradional sheath style with a long, elegant skirt and sleeveless bodice with a sexy V-neckline. Simple, yet gorgeous. Perfect for any occasion.Product Details:-Made from spandex and satin-Sleeveless-V-neck-Floor-length-Custom alterations are offered on this product for an additional fee.-Check the “tailor made” box for tailoring options $$82.99
Getting ready for summer means giving your wardrobe a makeover. Pretty dresses should always be a part of that makeover! We think this one would make a great addition to anyone's closet. It is made from silk and features a lovely floral print. It is made in a smock style so it is sleeveless, but features a high neck and wrapped collar. The A-line skirt is full and airy so that it twirls beautifully when you move. This is a great versatile summer choice and can be dressed up or down as much as you would like using a variety of accessories.
When it comes to buying maternity dresses, a lot of women get discouraged at the small selections available from some merchants. At Milanoo we understand how hard it is to find fashionable maternity clothes and do our best to make it easier to shop for maternity fashions. This gown is a great example of our quality maternity line. It's made in a tradional sheath style with a halter-style bodice and great wrapped texture. A bouquet of floral roses embellishes the center of the gown, adding lots of interest and detail. The skirt is floor-length and light and airy so it moves beautifully when you walk. An overall lovely gown for any dressy occasion.Product details:-Made from chiffon-Halter-style bodice-Floor-length-Wrapped texture on bodice-Floral embellishments-Custom alterations are offered on this product for an additional fee.-Check the “tailor made” box for tailoring options $$149.99
Maxi dresses are the perfect way to keep cool and stylish this summer. They come in lots of great colors and styles and can be dressed up or down as much as you'd like using a variety of accessories. Wear them with sandals for a beachy casual look or with heels for a more polished style. This one is made from a comfortable Rayon fabric and features nice braided spaghetti straps and a pretty V neckline. The midsection and back of the dress have elasticized panels for comfort and a great fit. The solid color of the dress creates a very slimming silhouette when worn. It would make a great addition to anyone's spring or summer wardrobe.
Pregnancy doesn't mean you have to forgo style. This gorgeous dress is just one example of the many maternity formal fashions we have in our product line. It's made in a sheath style with narrow straps and an empire waist, which is very flattering to any body shape. A pretty coordinating sash accentuates the waist.The long skirt falls in clean lines, wrapping your legs in luxurious fabric. The chiffon is light and airy so it moves beautifully with you when you walk. A gorgeous gown for a bridesmaid or any other formal occasion.Product Details:-Made from chiffon-Narrow straps-Empire waist-Floor-length-Coordinating waistsash-Available in sizes 2-26 in the colors shown in the pull down menu below.-Custom alterations are offered on this product for an additional fee.-Check the “tailor made” box for tailoring options. $$78.99
Latex fans have seen clothing options offering a variety of different styles. From catsuits to shorts to lingerie to pants. However, most of the dresses are heavily embellished with other parts that make them rather uncomfortable to wear. However, this dress was designed with comfort in mind. It is made from the same great latex material you like, but it has a very simple design featuring a rounded neckline, wide straps and a midsection that hugs your body perfectly. The mid-thigh length hem is perfect for both style and comfort. Another great thing about this dress is its versatility. You can use a variety of accessories to dress it up or down as much as you like to create a look all your own. $$35.99
If you're looking for the perfect flower girl dress for a garden or outdoor wedding, look no further. This lovely spring themed dress is perfect. It features half sleeves on the bodice, which are very comfortable when worn, and a darling multi-tiered skirt that's made from many layers of ruffled tulle-like fabric. The midsection of the dress is embellished with a pretty sash that ties in the back and is adorned with a lovely fabric rose. A row of fabric covered buttons make up the closure of the dress and secure it in place.Product Details:-Made from satin-Button closure-Half sleeves-A-line skirt-Dress and sash available in the colors shown in the drop down menus above-Custom alterations are offered on this product for an additional fee-Check the 'Tailor Made' box for custom options $$67.99
This sexy chiffon dress was made for dancing and once you see how it sways and twirls around you, you will understand why. The one shouldered bodice has a hidden zipper in the back that does not detract from the beauty of the dress. The A-line chiffon skirt features a knee-length hem. It's light-weight and made to move when you do. The elegant simplicity of this dress is what makes it so beautiful. Additionally, you can dress it up or down as much as you want to. It makes a great additon to any wardrobe.Product Details:-Made from chiffon-A-line skirt-One shoulder bodice with hidden zipper in the back-Lace applique and contrasting waist sash-Available in sizes 2-16 in the colors shown on the chart-Customization options are offered on this product.
When it comes to buying maternity dresses, a lot of women get discouraged at the small selections available from some merchants. At Milanoo we understand how hard it is to find fashionable maternity clothes and do our best to make it easier to shop for maternity fashions. This gown is a great example of our quality maternity line. It's made in a tradional sheath style with a long, elegant skirt and sleeveless bodice with a sexy V-neckline. The skirt is gathered in the front, which creates soft pleats in the material. A stunning gown for any formal occasion.Product Details:-Made from spandex and satin-Sleeveless-V-neck-Floor-length-Custom alterations are offered on this product for an additional fee.-Check the “tailor made” box for tailoring options $$82.99
When it comes to buying maternity dresses, a lot of women get discouraged at the small selections available from some merchants. At Milanoo we understand how hard it is to find fashionable maternity clothes and do our best to make it easier to shop for maternity fashions. This gown is a great example of our quality maternity line. It's made in a tradional sheath style with a long, elegant skirt and strapless bodice with a pretty gathered texture. The bodice is embellished with a wide sash and pretty fabric rose in the center. The skirt is gathered in the front, which creates soft pleats in the material and exposes the two tone underlayers. A stunning gown for any formal occasion.Product Details:-Made from chiffon-Strapless-Wide waistband with fabric rose-Floor-length-Gathered, two-tone skirt-Custom alterations are offered on this product for an additional fee.-Check the “tailor made” box for tailoring options. $$130.99
25 Manners Kids Should Know #1: When asking for something, say "Please." #2: When receiving something, say "Thank you." #3: Do not interrupt grown-ups who are speaking with each other unless there is an emergency. They will notice you and respond when they are finished talking. #4: If you do need to get somebody's attention right away, the phrase "excuse me" is the most polite way for you to enter the conversation. #5: When you have any doubt about doing something, ask permission first. It can save you from many hours of grief later. #6: The world is not interested in what you dislike. Keep negative opinions to yourself, or between you and your friends, and out of earshot of adults. #7: Do not comment on other people's physical characteristics unless, of course, it's to compliment them, which is always welcome. #8: When people ask you how you are, tell them and then ask them how they are. #9: When you have spent time at your friend's house, remember to thank his or her parents for having you over and for the good time you had. #10: Knock on closed doors -- and wait to see if there's a response -- before entering. #11: When you make a phone call, introduce yourself first and then ask if you can speak with the person you are calling. #12: Be appreciative and say "thank you" for any gift you receive. In the age of e-mail, a handwritten thank-you note can have a powerful effect. #13: Never use foul language in front of adults. Grown-ups already know all those words, and they find them boring and unpleasant. #14: Don't call people mean names. #15: Do not make fun of anyone for any reason. Teasing shows others you are weak, and ganging up on someone else is cruel. #16: Even if a play or an assembly is boring, sit through it quietly and pretend that you are interested. The performers and presenters are doing their best. #17: If you bump into somebody, immediately say "Excuse me." #18: Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze, and don't pick your nose in public. #19: As you walk through a door, look to see if you can hold it open for someone else. #20: If you come across a parent, a teacher, or a neighbor working on something, ask if you can help. If they say "yes," do so -- you may learn something new. #21: When an adult asks you for a favor, do it without grumbling and with a smile. #22: When someone helps you, say "thank you." That person will likely want to help you again. This is especially true with teachers! #23: Use eating utensils properly. If you are unsure how to do so, ask your parents to teach you or watch what adults do. #24: Keep a napkin on your lap; use it to wipe your mouth when necessary. #25: Don't reach for things at the table; ask to have them passed.
They used to use urine to tan animal skins, so families used to all pee in a pot & then once a day it was taken & Sold to the tannery.......if you had to do this to survive you were "Piss Poor" But worse than that were the really poor folk who couldn't even afford to buy a pot......they "didn't have a pot to piss in" & were the lowest of the low The next time you are washing your hands and complain because the water temperature isn't just how you like it, think about how things used to be. Here are some facts about the 1500s: Most people got married in June because they took their yearly bath in May, and they still smelled pretty good by June.. However, since they were starting to smell . ...... . Brides carried a bouquet of flowers to hide the body odor. Hence the custom today of carrying a bouquet when getting Married. Baths consisted of a big tub filled with hot water. The man of the house had the privilege of the nice clean water, then all the other sons and men, then the women and finally the children. Last of all the babies. By then the water was so dirty you could actually lose someone in it.. Hence the saying, "Don't throw the baby out with the Bath water!" Houses had thatched roofs-thick straw-piled high, with no wood underneath. It was the only place for animals to get warm, so all the cats and other small animals (mice, bugs) lived in the roof. When it rained it became slippery and sometimes the animals would slip and fall off the roof... Hence the saying "It's raining cats and dogs." There was nothing to stop things from falling into the house. This posed a real problem in the bedroom where bugs and other droppings could mess up your nice clean bed. Hence, a bed with big posts and a sheet hung over the top afforded some protection. That's how canopy beds came into existence. The floor was dirt. Only the wealthy had something other than dirt. Hence the saying, "Dirt poor." The wealthy had slate floors that would get slippery in the winter when wet, so they spread thresh (straw) on floor to help keep their footing. As the winter wore on, they added more thresh until, when you opened the door, it would all start slipping outside. A piece of wood was placed in the entrance-way. Hence: a thresh hold. In those old days, they cooked in the kitchen with a big kettle that always hung over the fire.. Every day they lit the fire and added things to the pot. They ate mostly vegetables and did not get much meat. They would eat the stew for dinner, leaving leftovers in the pot to get cold overnight and then start over the next day. Sometimes stew had food in it that had been there for quite a while. Hence the rhyme: Peas porridge hot, peas porridge cold, peas porridge in the pot nine days old. Sometimes they could obtain pork, which made them feel quite special. When visitors came over, they would hang up their bacon to show off. It was a sign of wealth that a man could, "bring home the bacon." They would cut off a little to share with guests and would all sit around and chew the fat. Those with money had plates made of pewter. Food with high acid content caused some of the lead to leach onto the food, causing lead poisoning death. This happened most often with tomatoes, so for the next 400 years or so, tomatoes were considered poisonous. Bread was divided according to status. Workers got the burnt bottom of the loaf, the family got the middle, and guests got the top, or the upper crust. Lead cups were used to drink ale or whisky. The combination would Sometimes knock the imbibers out for a couple of days. Someone walking along the road would take them for dead and prepare them for burial.. They were laid out on the kitchen table for a couple of days and the family would gather around and eat and drink and wait and see if they would wake up. Hence the custom of holding a wake. England is old and small and the local folks started running out of places to bury people. So they would dig up coffins and would take the bones to a bone-house, and reuse the grave. When reopening these coffins, 1 out of 25 coffins were found to have scratch marks on the inside and they realized they had been burying people alive... So they would tie a string on the wrist of the corpse, lead it through the coffin and up through the ground and tie it to a bell. Someone would have to sit out in the graveyard all night (the graveyard shift.) to listen for the bell; thus, someone could be, saved by the bell or was considered a dead ringer. And that's the truth....Now, whoever said History was boring
H & M Fall 2011 "ON TREND"With A/W 2011 fashion being fun and free, look to
the British capital for historical references, street
style and unexpected inspiration.
London never ceases to surprise. The city of 14-million souls may not have the historic ties to haute couture of Paris. Nor does it boast the fast-paced superbrands found in New York. Or the luxurious elegance that Milan does so well. Yet, the British capital has managed to secure a place as one of the world’s most influential fashion cities. A younger, slightly misbehaved sibling to the other trendsetting hubs, it thrives on a wild mix of styles. Influences come from new club culture, as well as old Savile Row know-how, from run-down warehouses and posh townhouses. Put together, they make London a place for bold experiments and unexpected fashion adventures.
British style has also been shaped by the tumultuous movements of its subcultures. In the 60s, designers such as mini-skirt inventor Mary Quant set up shop. The Rolling Stones and The Who were soon regular fixtures. Later, the style crowd moved on to Barbara Hulanicki’s Biba, where girls could buy cheap ’n’ cheerful polyester mini-dresses as well as Biba-branded cans of baked beans. A decade later, punk rock’s bondage- and rebellion-inspired garb was all the rage. And throughout the 80s and 90s, from the rise of rave culture to Brit Pop mania, music emerged out of London and set the style for influential people all over the world.
Today, the East End areas of Shoreditch and Dalston, visibly cleaned up and gentrified, have evolved into the city’s unrivalled creative hub. Designers such as Gareth Pugh and Christopher Kane have been inspired by the outré club scene. And via street style blogs like the Facehunter, the East London Style has spread around the world. Features like a sexy/cool attitude, bomber jackets, dip-dyed bleached hair and hotpants + tights combos have also filtered into mainstream fashion (see style icons from Pixie Geldof to Lady Gaga).
This, however, isn’t the only way the London influence can be seen in fashion right now. Stella McCartney and Phoebe Philo
of Céline are inspired by the dressed-down casual feel of the big city’s busy working women. Erdem has been pivotal in awakening catwalk fashion’s current love
for pattern and prints. Jonathan Saunders has been pushing the bright colours we all love right now for years. Not to mention the youthful feel of this season’s Burberry Prorsum, Marni and Bottega Veneta offerings, which were all influenced by 60s Carnaby Street style.
All this to say that London is, by all means, swinging again!
Hey all,My name is Jenn… I’m the creator of the “Big Is Beauty Project” on Youtube.I took this picture about a year ago, right after I had surgery.I took it to prove a point. If someone of say, a size 2 were to have taken this picture - it would be beautiful and artistic. If someone of my size takes a picture like this, nothing but negative comments are written about it. Is this right? No. It’s not. Who are you to tell me I can’t be beautiful and artistic? Don’t be afraid of what others have to say. If you like your body and want to share it with the world - GO RIGHT AHEAD!!!!Get to know someone before you judge them. You have no right making other people feel like crap just because you don’t like the way they look.I struggled with body image my entire life, and just recently over the past few years have come to terms with the size of my body. It is possible to love your body, yet hate it at the same time. But, when the hate starts overpowering the love - you need to make a change. You can either try and change how you look, and transform your body into something that you’ll adore… Or, you can learn to accept and love the body that life has given you. You’ll never be perfect. Nobody is perfect. Nobody can say that they love absolutely everything about themselves. Learn to take something negative, and change it into something positive.t’s okay to be fat. Just as it’s okay to be skinny, white, black, gay, bisexual, straight, whatever. You’re you, and you are beautiful no matter what.Everybody is different, every body is different.[Exerpts from my blog; http://missbigbeauty.tumblr.com]BE BRAVE! JOIN THE REVOLUTION!
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Invest in some pure essential oils from the health food store – Next, disinfect and deodorize your washing machine so that your clothes will not absorb a lingering musty smell. You can do this pretty easily by pouring two cups of vinegar into your machine, and run a full cycle — without any clothes or detergent. If your water is very dirty, let the agitator run for 8-10 minutes, open the lid and let the vinegar sit overnight. In the morning, empty the basin and run the washer through a complete cycle with two cups of vinegar. Do this every six months to eliminate soap scum, and musty smells. Basic soaps: Stock your laundry room with Borax, Epsom Salts, distilled white vinegar (not apple cider vinegar), and for tough stains, plain, unscented Tide Detergent and Oxy Clean. If you have a high efficiency washer, skip the Borax and buy only the unscented HE deterge rent powder. Borax creates too much “suds,” the major failure of HE washers. Scent your laundry: Open your jug of distilled white vinegar, and drop in 30-40 drops of your favorite essential oil. French laundry mistresses have used lavender for centuries. Let the oils permeate the vinegar for about a week before using. Open your box of Borax, (or HE detergent if you have an HE washer) and pour the powder into a clean empty container with a lid. (An empty oxy-clean bucket will work.) Drop 20-30- drops of essential oils into the Borax, and stir thoroughly to mix the scents. Cover and let the scents mix for about a week before using. Basic laundry soap: If you have a regular top loading washer (one that doesn’t require HE soap), for each load, add ½ of the amount of detergent you usually use, combined with the other half of Borax. If I’m washing whites, I’ll also add a ½ cup of oxy clean. (Vinegar is a natural disinfectant and deodorizer.) Add 1/2 cup of scented vinegar to each load along with the detergent. It fights germs, keeps your colors from bleeding, and deodorizers your laundry. Use your scented vinegar in place of your fabric softener in the Rinse Cycle to eliminate static cling, remove pet hair and complete dissolve and rinse away soap. To get REALLY white whites – -try this. Fill your washing machine with hot water and one or two cups of oxy clean. Add your laundry and let the machine agitate. Then, lift the lid and let the laundry soak in the oxy clean water overnight. In the morning, let the wash run itself through. Buy some doggie toys at the grocery store — the kind with balls and pokey things, for about $1.00. Use those as dryer balls (that sell for about $20). They do help lift the laundry and help things dry faster — I also throw one in the washer. Ring around the color: Make a paste with 2 parts white vinegar to 3 parts baking soda, and let set for 20-30 minutes. Picked up a plastic-coated wire and made a new clothesline. Sleeping on a pillow line-dried in fresh air is as warm and cozy as a chocolate chip cookie. If you haven’t indulged in this little luxury lately, I think it’s time you tried it again – if your local authorities will allow it.
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I've made this.., it turned out pretty good although I like my wine sweet, great conversation starter when you have guests over, Let them try a glass and see what they think. ~ Making homemade wine from grape juice is quite simple, and requires very inexpensive supplies. The following is a step-by-step on making homemade wine from frozen non-citrus juice concentrates. The neat thing about making wine from concentrates is the consistency of the flavor, and the variety of tasty wines you can produce. Local markets stock a great variety of frozen juice concentrates these days that can make a delicious inexpensive wine. For a red wine choose purple grape, pomegranate, cherry or strawberry juice, and for a white wine choose a white grape, pineapple, mango or apple juice. Frozen juice wines taste very good and mature with pretty high alcohol content for just a few dollars a bottle. With the many new flavors on the shelves, you could try several blends for a wonderful and tasty wine- yum… Gather all these ingredients: 3 cups white granulated sugar 1 packet bread-making yeast 1 can frozen juice concentrate (non-citrus) Water Clean gallon jug Balloon Rubber band Small funnel Follow these simple steps: Defrost the frozen juice by letting the container sit in a bowl of warm water for an hour. Purify a gallon milk jug with bleach and rinse very well. Pour the yeast, sugar and concentrated juice into the milk jug with the funnel. Shake the ingredients together. Fill the rest of the milk jug with warm (not hot!) water. This will activate the yeast. Put the lid on the jug and shake the ingredients together. Then take off the lid. Slide the balloon over the top of the milk jug and wrap the rubber band around the neck of the milk jug and the balloon to secure the balloon through the fermentation and wine-making process. Set the wine in a dark, warm place, at around 70 degrees. The balloon will fill with gases as the juice ferments. This is how you know the process is working. After three to 6 weeks the balloon will deflate and the process is complete. If you see sediment that you would rather not keep, pour your homemade wine into a bottle using a small funnel and a coffee filter to clarify- enjoy