Embellish

24 Apr 19
Rivertop Rambles

It was a busy but relaxing 10-day visit. From the fishing dead-start in Virginia (reported in previous post), the action heated up. Brookie Joe managed to fish and push beyond his usual boundaries, casting over Shenandoah Park’s Staunton, Conway, Rose, and Rapidan rivers, in addition to Hogcamp Branch and Pocosin Hollow. Hiking with his wife […]

24 Apr 19
Resource Room Dot Net Blog

Yes, I tell students… these word problems with different rates are a shared misery — stand up comics know they can get laughs bringing back memories. They’re also solvable. So, I was wondering about doing a visual-to-abstract progression.   A quick google found a whole lot of procedural explanations… I’m also chatting w/ the folks from […]

24 Apr 19
Creative Memories Blog

On April 25, Australians across the country celebrate those who have served to protect at Anzac Day services and marches. Independent Advisor Megan Crowley from Australia created this beautiful military-inspired layout featuring the Camouflage Paper Pack and Tulips Border Punch to preserve her family’s memories of Anzac Day commemorations. Take a look below!

24 Apr 19
Natasha Marshall

Review: The Brink, the follow up novel to the international bestselling book Awakened. By authors: James S. Murray and Darren Wearmouth. I recieved a free copy of the book from HarperCollins Publishers in exchange for this review. *Contains spoilers for Awakened* The Brink takes place a year after the devasting tragedy that destroyed the brand […]

24 Apr 19
Jason Boleman

RICHMOND, Va. — “Live as long as you may, the first twenty years are the longest half of your life. They appear so while they are passing; they seem to have been so when we look back on them; and they take up more room in our memory than all the years that succeed them.” […]

24 Apr 19
Tiny House of New York

Ever since I started writing about frugal living, I’ve gotten more & more direct messages asking for advice or tips on finances and savings, and on topics ranging from eliminating debt to investing in low-cost index funds to questions on how to stretch a dollar. I am not a finance person, nor do I claim […]

24 Apr 19
Lydia Watts

The Gatefold Cards from Dreaming Tree are true multi-taskers. I have used them primarily for sympathy cards, but they can easily be used for other occasions like Mother’s Day. The Flora Gatefold Card is a beautiful card that you can embellish and personalized with your recipient’s favorite colors.

24 Apr 19
westwardhowithapollo

Nha Trang has a very pretty beach which the locals embellish with found art projects. Across the water is an expensive resort that features a large ferris wheel. The young women enjoy posing for photographs. Although at times flamboyant most of the local dress is modest. These young women are having some Banh Mi, the very […]

24 Apr 19
S I P [Social Interactions and Parties]

My next wine club meeting is scheduled for early June. Every year I’ve considered a Kentucky Derby theme, but the derby date is usually the day I host my Mothers Tea. After placing the theme on hold for the past two years, I noticed more and more options of bourbon aged wines in the stores, […]

24 Apr 19
Lisa s Everyday Life

Today I am sharing a fun project to make with the kids . Making homemade seed paper. Perfect project for this week and makes a great gift for Mother’s Day ! How to make Seed Paper : Gather Paper, Tear, Put into Blender Pour in Warm Water, Blend into a Smooth Pulp Stir in Seed, […]

24 Apr 19
J-14
As someone who constantly gets judged (and misjudged) online, Hailey Baldwin knows the truth about social media. When it comes down to it, what we see on Instagram isn’t always a 100 percent accurate reflection of real life, and in a recent interview with Glamour, the newly minted Mrs. Bieberopened up about the ways in which social media can be toxic. “First of all, I would tell everyone that lots of people don’t really look like what they do on social media,” she revealed to the mag. “Because you’ll see so many people and be like, ‘You’re so pretty, oh my God.’ But then you see them in person, and it’s like, ‘You’re still really pretty; it’s just not what you look like online.’ People are out there catfishing for sure. It’s just the truth. Social media is so ‘Show your best, hide the rest.’” And although tons of people on social media embellish their lives to make it seem like they live in a fantasy, the model acknowledged that there are several people on the photo app who use their platform to showcase their natural beauty — even if it’s something most people would deem less than perfect. “There are a lot of people who do embrace their natural beauty, and they’re not afraid to show their bodies or freckles or bags under their eyes, whatever it is. And I think that that’s real. I think that it’s OK to want to look good. It’s OK to want to feel sexy in a photo or to post the photo that you feel like you look really beautiful in. But then I also think it’s OK to be like, I don’t look this good all the time. Like, catch me at the grocery store —when my hair is in a messy bun and I’m wearing sweatpants. I’m not going to look like how I do on my Instagram, because that’s just the fact.” As a model herself, the 22-year-old knows that some impressionable fans look at the photo shoots she does and want to be more like her. However, she wants those fans to know that what they’re seeing isn’t necessarily real. In fact, it’s a combination of lighting, cameras, Photoshop and an epic team of photo editors that make supermodels appear way different than they do IRL. “It’s not attainable even for the most drop-dead gorgeous human being on the planet,” she said. “I wish more young people understood that on photo shoots, that’s us doing our job. It’s like a movie, it’s not real — it’s a set with lighting, and cameras, and production. It’s created. I hope nobody looks at a photo of a model where they have like all this hair and makeup, and think that that’s what they’re supposed to look like all the time. People need to understand the contrast.” Well, there you have it! Even the blonde bombshell knows that looking flawless all the time isn’t realistic. In other words, it’s simply not worth it to give in to the pressures of social media — especially since most of what we’re seeing isn’t real at all. Thanks for the reminder, Hailey! Sometimes we could all use one.
24 Apr 19
The cool blog 8934

Solar Lights – Gown Up Your Lawn With Solar Light Fixtures Highlight the best in your yard with a solar spotlight. Solar spotlights will wonderfully highlight any part of your backyard. They can personalize your landscape with incredible solar landscape light. Solar lighting is the safest and simplest way to embellish the outdoors. Whatever type […]