Cross Pens And Other Gifts To Go

Are you always stumped about what to give people who have everything? You’re not alone. Millions out there have this gift-giving puzzler. Here are some gift ideas that won’t let you down. What and What Not To Give When presented with an occasion for gift giving, there’s the mind-numbing sensation that goes with it. What to give and what not to give, is always the million dollar question. Why? You don’t want to cringe when the recipient opens your gift. Whether it’s for the holidays or just simply a thank you token, you need not worry about what to give relatives, friends, co-workers, and the boss. You can give them beautiful Cross pens, personalized items, and gift checks just to …

Croisière Pour Lune de Miel

Les bateaux de croisière sont de plus en plus spacieux, afin de vous offrir le meilleur en matière de détente et relaxation et vous proposent de découvrir de plus en plus de destinations de rêves, de l’Alaska aux Caraïbes en passant par l’Europe. Les croisières vous offrent un confort digne d’un cinq étoiles, son lot d’aventures, ainsi que l’opportunité de connaître de nouvelles personnes et de vous faire de nouveaux amis. Mais pour la réussite de votre lune de miel, la croisière doit comprendre à son bord: 1) Du Champagne et des fraises dès votre montée à bord 2) Des canapés et autres attentions dans votre cabine un soir de votre choix 3) Une soirée “Lune de Miel” spécialement destinée …

Crescendo Now, Pay Later

In the hierarchy of musical priorities, dynamics have often appeared to me to be relegated to fairly low niche and left there to languish, their immense potential for beauty and expressiveness being overlooked and ignored. Even in recordings of professional orchestras it is not at all unusual to here a crescendo or diminuendo begin and end without any unified idea of where it is heading. Concerts or recordings where the music making is otherwise of a very high calibe all to often approach the dynamics with far less care and intelligence than other musical matters. Every musician knows what dynamics are and will tell you that when they see an mf on the music, by golly they play mezzo forte! …

Creators Of Magic Tricks — A Brief History Of Magic Tricksters

We’ve all heard the term “magic.” Some of us use it in our daily lives. But what really is magic? Well, the formal definition of magic is something like this: Magic is the performance of illusions meant to entertain, baffle and amaze. The purpose of magic is to give the illusion that the impossible or supernatural has been achieved. Although magic deals with the illusion of the supernatural, no ghostly beings or entities actually have any part in a magic act. Truly entertaining magic is always done by a skilled performer who knows how to use natural means to create the impression that something next to impossible has been done. Early magic was most likely probably used for cheating in …

Creative Gift Ideas For Christmas For The Person Who Has Everything

Holiday shopping can be a lot of fun – when you’re buying for the children, for the person who has clearly defined hobbies and love getting gifts relating to the hobby, for the cook, or the golfer. But shopping for the person who already has everything, who can buy anything they want, or who can be especially hard to please, well, that’s not fun. What do you do for that person? You make a gift basket. You don’t buy a gift basket, because those are too generic and the quality might not be high enough for the “he who has everything” person or the items might not be just right for the picky person. Putting your own basket together means …

Creating Your First Scrapbook

Your honeymoon in Hawaii was simply an occasion made in heaven. You’ve just spent 2 weeks in the most beautiful tropical paradise you’ve ever been to, and now you’d like to capture those memories in one handy, convenient place. Your friends are suggesting that you start a scrapbook album, but you don’t even know how to make one! Scrapbook albums can be a lot of fun to make, even if you have never tried one before. So how exactly do you make scrapbook albums? Let’s look at the process, step-by-step. First, the basics. Scrapbook albums come in a variety of materials, sizes, and styles. The primary step in creating scrapbook albums is choosing the album itself. Some of the costly …

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Designer Cufflinks: Wearable By Design

It seems to you you’ve spent half your life waiting to see Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece, “Mona Lisa” in person. You have read virtually every book and article about the mystique surrounding the work. You saw “The da Vinci Code” thirty times, which is probably a world record. On several occasions, you have burnt the midnight oil studying reprints of the artwork. Now here you are — in Paris’ Louvre Museum, standing in front of one of the world’s most famous artworks! Your eyes zoom in on the magnum opus like a microscope, examining the details of the painting, inch-by-inch. You realize that something is wrong with Mona Lisa’s smile, but you find it hard to put a finger on …

Democrats Search For Platform; Find It In FDR’s Basement

The Democratic Party, sensing electoral weakness in the war-ravaged Republican Party, began an intensive search for a platform that might lead to a rejuvenation of their own habitually unfocused and widely unattractive party. Apparently, they have finally grown alert to the inadequate support provided by the random planking that has been delivered to them by various political strategists – usually, they now see, not deeply resonating and indubitably ethical ideas, but hardly more than sound bytes based on evanescent hot topics. Now, they long for an entire foursquare platform but, so far as is detectable, have yet to arrive at one. Desperate to grasp the new grail, a leading member of the party found himself inspired to make a pilgrimage …

Demilune Console Tables – A Great Place For Your Keys And Such

Demilune console tables can potentially serve as one of the most important pieces of furniture in your entire home. This table is characterized by its semi circular shape and lowers than average table height. Additionally, the demilune table style often stands on three legs. While these pieces of furniture tend to be smaller than the average household tables, it actually in many homes can serve as the most prominent. Why are demilune console tables so influential in making an overall impression of your house? The reason for this is that these tables more often than not are located in the front walkway or foyer. In other words, they are the first real substantial piece of furniture that your guests see …

Decoupage Tools And Equipment

One of the advantages of decoupage is that it requires very little equipment, and it’s likely that you already possess the tools that you need to get started. However, there are items that can be helpful in your decoupage, if not strictly necessary. These will vary according to the exact work you plan to do. Let’s first look at the tools you can’t manage without. Scissors It’s best to have a pair of scissors put aside solely for decoupage. Certain things can gradually blunt scissors, and you want to keep yours as sharp and clean as possible. Embroidery scissors, which come to a very sharp point, are good for this sort of work. You can also buy curved scissors, which …

Decoupage Is An Art Based On Good Old Scissors

In the decoupage process, after applying the gold/silver leaf, leave it for 24 hours before sealing. Many books recommend that you shellac after gilding. If you don’t have shellac on hand, you may choose to opt for your sealer. Decoupage is an art which is mainly done using scissors, but experts use other different stuff to enhance their work. Like using paper punches, quilling strips or stickers. But note that you do not use all these ideas in any competition because usually there are certain rules in any competition which would not allow you too use other forms of art in your decoupage project. But definitely when it comes to gifts and sales items, anything is permissible that you want …

Guitar Minor Scale Secrets

Lets face it, there seems to be so many guitar minor scales around to choose from, how do you know which scale is which and more importantly, which minor scale do you use to get the right sound? Sadly, because of the seemingly steep learning curve, a musical journey into the world of theory can cause some beginner guitar players to experience frustration and doubt or get a little anxious because they are not really sure what they are meant to be playing. Some guitarists totally ‘freeze up’ from not knowing how all the guitar minor scales fit together or how they relate to each other on the fret board, this can also leave you feeling down and disheartened because …

Guitar Lesson: The Power Of Guitar Speed Goals.

Do you ever get the feeling that you’re not progressing at your fastest possible rate? Do you ever feel overwhelmed? How about the feeling that you’re not really 100% sure if you’re improving or not? If you do…you’re definitely not alone! Learning guitar can be a bit overwhelming at times. There are literally enough things to learn to keep anyone busy for MANY lifetimes. This can be both a blessing and a curse. It’s a blessing because you’ll never run out new and exciting things to learn. It can also seem like a curse because you’ll never get to the bottom of your “to do” list! So how do you keep motivated and constantly have the feeling of progress? That’s …

Guitar Lesson – How To Practice In 20 Minutes

Many guitarists don’t have enough time to practice for long periods of time. But if you want to progress fast, you need the guitar in your hands as regularly as possible. It’s better to practice for 10-20 minutes every day, than 4 hours on just one day of the week.Getting into a rhythm of regularly picking up your guitar for a quick practice session is a great habit to get into. So if you don’t have enough time for a full practice session, and you have 10-15 minutes to spare, here’s some ideas for what you should practice: Practice a chord change. Perhaps switching from an F barre chord to a D open is causing you difficulty? If you spend …

Guitar Lesson – How To Practice Guitar

If desire is the most important part of learning guitar(without it you wouldn’t have even started), then concentration is the most important part of practicing guitar. I often say to people that 20 minutes of focused practice can beat, hands down, 2 hours of ‘normal’ practice, or just goofing about. Many people are discouraged when they are told how much time they must put into practice. The truth is, you don’t have to practice all the time to be a good guitarist. (I’m not saying you shouldn’t have time to goof off and play around. But if you want to improve quickly, you must keep playing guitar and practicing guitar separate.) Let me tell you now… It isn’t how much …