The many "personalities" of our great galactic neighbor, the Andromeda galaxy, are exposed in this new composite image from NASA's Galaxy
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image from a great post, 'our rusty rapport', via the blog 'rancho reubidoux' (a new fave) about tom and vickie perez, who make great
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From the beginning of time an umbilical cord of cosmic energy has extended from the center of our galaxy, nourishing the Earth: Itâ€™s the legendary Feathered Serpent of the Hopi, Toltec and Maya, whose arrival to the Americas in 2012 has been predicted. Dr. Alberto Villoldo describes how you can awaken the power of the Galactic Serpent to lead an illumined life where you dream your world into being. 72 minutes. $24.00
Exclusively ours! Experience these great, comfy jeans in a brand new wash! Only from our exclusive Ruff Hewn collection. $39.00
This image shows the South Pillar region of the expansive emission nebula known as the Carina Nebula (NGC 3372), located between 6,500 and 10,000 light-years away from Earth in the Carina–Sagittarius Arm of our Milky Way Galaxy, in the southern constellation of Carina (the Keel).
Infographic from SpyzRus looking at some options for setting and using parental controls on your own child’s cell phone. With Smartphone use on the increase and younger children exposed to so many online dangers it is time to think about how we can control what they get up to on their cell phones. Threats from social media sites, chatrooms or web content not suitable for kids. As parents we need to act to protect our kids.
Plate XXXI from Wright's 'An Original Theory or New Hypothesis of the Universe...' by University of Glasgow Library, via Flickr Plates XXXI shows the universe filled with many systems like our own, each a star-filled shell surrounding its own "eye of Providence."
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West Avenue Jewelry Small Oval Monogram Necklace is a great new piece from our monogram collection. Oval lace monogram hangs on a 16 inch chain. Pendant is 3/4 inches in diameter. This necklace comes in your choice of sterling silver, 22k gold vermei $504.00
New from our 2012 wedding line, this off the shoulder wedding gown are the things that fairytales are made of. The fitted bodice features ruffled, puffed sleeves and more puffed detail along the bustline. The ample skirt of the gown has a ruched, rumpled theme throughout that adds fullness and beautiful detail. The taffeta falls in pools around your feet and extends into a sweeping train in the back. Just one of the many fantastic examples of new wedding products available on the market this season.Product Details:-Made from taffeta-Off the shoulder bodice with puffed sleeves and ruffled detail around the bust-Flowing, full skirt with ruched details and sweeping train in the back
Every girl dreams of being a ballerina. Here at Milanoo, we can definitely help you look the part in one of our many ballerina-inspired dresses. This lovely little number is just one example. It is made from a great tulle fabric and features a strapless bodice with a flattering wrapped texture. The midsection of the dress is accented with an intricately beaded waistband that adds lots of detail to the design. The skirt is made like a tutu, featuring an underlayer for the lining and lots of tulle layers on the top for added fullness and shape. A hidden zip closure makes for easy off and on and secures the dress in place.
Marks and Spencers
A lovely Christmas card that's just right when you want to send Christmas wishes from everyone in your home to another family. Great for neighbours or family friends, whether they're next door or on the other side of the world. The design is embellished with little wooden houses for a homespun feel. Dimensions: L216 x W152mm Cover text: From our house to yours Merry Christmas Inside message: and a happy New Year xxx Item Styling: Other Family £2.75
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You don't have to buy your kitchen utensils at yard sales to get great vintage looks. In fact, you can lose the rust and buy them from a company that has been making them since 1819! ï¿½ Design Patriot A pie cooling on a windowsill is a quaint image, but the truth is that baked goods need to be elevated to cool properly. Our Nostalgic Cooling Racks ensure the best results for all your baked goods, and are a really nifty place from which to serve family, neighbors and friends. We know you'll enjoy using our baking racks the same way ma and pa did in days gone by: with those hungry and ready to break bread. $34.99
Fabric Shower Curtain Made of long-staple linen from the flax plant Features rust-proof aluminum grommets Fabric is free of pesticides and dyes Machine washable Lasts longer than traditional non-fabric shower curtains Our exclusive Linen Shower Curtain is an inviting eco-friendly update for your bathroom. Long-staple, flax-based linen is naturally grown without harmful pesticides and will stand up to many washings — making our Linen Shower Curtain a beautiful eco-smart addition to any natural bathroom. Aluminum grommets. Use with a liner (not included). Shower curtain rings not included. Linen curtain is 72"L x 72"W; machine wash. China. Also available: Our Eco Shower Curtain Liner. A great alternative that's chloride and odor free, with a soft feel and a magnet-weighted hem. Wipe with damp cloth. 72"L x 70"W. China. Our Glide Shower Curtain Rings feature chrome plated rolling gliders that move your shower curtain smoothly and easily. Set of 12. China. $58.00
Form meets function in this beautiful side table Modern materials in a classic design Created from recycled aluminum 20"H x 16½" diameter Our Recycled Aluminum Candlestick Table is a breathtaking blend of old and new. With a classic candlestick silhouette, this side table positively gleams in 100% recycled aluminum. Great for indoor or outdoor use. 20"H x 16½" diameter; 23 lb. India. Gift wrap not available. $269.00
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The ancient Chinese symbol for double happiness proclaims your marital bliss to your guests, signifying that you and your new husband are soulmates. Our double happiness chrome bottle stopper presents this classic Asian tradition in a practical medium, offering your guests sleek and sophisticated wine bottle stoppers they’ll enjoy using again and again. Beautifully presented in classic red gift boxes, these double happiness wine bottle stoppers are ideal for adding a touch of Asian flair to any event.Crafted from solid chrome, our handsome double happiness bottle stopper wedding favors feature an intricate rendering of the Chinese double happiness character. A rubber gasket creates an airtight seal, keeping wine fresh. Each wine stopper wedding favor is presented in a black velvet-lined gift box with a clear top, a rich, red base, and a decorative sleeve embossed with the Lantern Image and the Double Happinesscharacter. $$5.99
Made by recycling scrap material from rubber sandal manufacturing process Durable material with striking colors Each door mat is one-of-a-kind Our colorful, handmade doormats keep foam-rubber wastes from sandal / flip-flop manufacturing out of landfills by transforming them into tough but lightweight doormats that excel at removing soils. Used indoors or out, the flip-flop doormat is easy to clean and has a cushiony feel that makes them great fatigue mats, too. Colors vary. 22" x 36" x 5/8" thick. Philippines. If you are looking for a new colorful doormat, and are also concerned with protecting our ecosystem? These Flip-Flop Doormats are made from just that, retired flip-flop shoes. $46.00
New from our 2012 wedding line, this lovely wedding gown is a tribute to an earlier time. The strapless bodice features a waist sash and beaded embellishments on top of an empire waist. The skirt of the gown flows out from the hips in a full, but not bulky fashion. A gorgeous lace overlay on the skirt gives the illusion that the whole thing is made from lace. A hidden zipper and row of pearl buttons on the back of the bodice fasten it in place. The gown comes with an optional caplet that can be worn over the bodice to create the illusion of capped sleeves. Just one of the many fantastic examples of new wedding products available on the market this season.Product Details:-Strapless bodice with waist sash and beaded embellishment -Empire waist and full skirt with lace overlay-Hidden zipper closure and a row of pearl buttons on the back of the bodice-Available in sizes 2-28 in the colors shown in the chart on the right.-Customization options are offered on this product for an additional fee. -See order form for customization queries.
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.
The ideal DVD collection for health-conscious moms-to-be! This money-saving set includes three fitness DVDs just for moms: Shiva Rea’s Prenatal Yoga (60 min.) and Postnatal Yoga (60 min.), as well as Buff Moms-to-Be. This set also includes Planet Green’s Growing Green Babies DVD (90 min.), which shares tips and information on how to have an organic pregnancy and raise a green bundle of joy! USA. Shiva Rea’s Prenatal Yoga DVD: With the Prenatal Yoga DVD you’ll learn safe stretching and strength-building prenatal yoga exercises to help increase energy and stamina. You’ll also develop concentration for labor and delivery. Respected yoga expert and mother Shiva Rea designed this program specifically for pregnancy. Includes modifications for each trimester. 60 minutes. Shiva Rea’s Postnatal Yoga DVD: With Shiva Rea’s Postnatal Yoga DVD, you’ll regain your shape, strength and energy. Shiva Rea also helps you to nourish your spirit and thrive as a new mom. The most trusted postnatal yoga practice anywhere, this award-winning postnatal yoga program is designed to be both safe after childbirth and focused on muscles used in labor, delivery and caring for baby. Reconnect with your pre-pregnancy shape and lifestyle through the warmth, guidance and inspiration of instructor Shiva Rea. This program is based on Shiva’s own experiences with post-delivery, new motherhood and working with new moms of all ages and levels of physical ability. Demonstrated by three instructors at different stages of new motherhood, this practice lets you do one, two or all three segments depending on how you feel day-to-day. USA. Buff Moms-to-Be DVD: A safe, fun and re-energizing prenatal workout, the Buff Moms to Be prenatal exercise video provides full-body toning and sculpting. This complete prenatal cardio & sculpting workout from the creator of Buff Fitness® is designed to keep moms-to-be fit and feeling great. Jump-start your prenatal workout with stimulating stretching exercises and core movements, followed by low-impact cardio exercises that will keep you strong and fit during and beyond your pregnancy. Plus, a complete rejuvenating floor workout filled with great floor exercises for pelvic mobility and total body shaping. 43 minutes. Growing Green Babies DVD: Sustainable lifestyle experts share tips and info on how to have an organic pregnancy and raise a green bundle of joy. Envelop your newborn in organic solutions, even before your little one arrives. Join our host sustainable living expert Sara Snow and holistic pediatrician Dr. Natalie Geary as they introduce two future moms to wholesome $75.00