Top 5 Picks for the Week, February 17, 2012

Coonhounds, Reggae, Best Sellers, Pioneers, and Navigation 1. Theron Humphrey Theron Humphrey is a photographer taking a new look at social media. Having a great appreciation for family, oral history, and generational ties, he is traveling across the country meeting one new person every day.  He interviews the people and takes amazing portraits which really capture the …

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How to Push Through and Prosper During the Changes of Life

At some point in our lives we all face major changes.  Some are good which we look forward to with great expectations and excitement such as weddings, the birth of a child, or a job promotion.  Some unfortunately hit us like a freight train, knocking us off our feet, the death of a loved one, …

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Top 5 Picks for the Week, February 10, 2012

Technology, Toothpicks, Love, Makeovers, and Cards 1. Corning Oh, the possibilities! Corning is a leading company for glass and ceramics that specialized in creating new pieces to enhance technology.  You have probably already encountered their work and may not have even realized it.  What were once thought to be futuristic dreams are coming to fruition thanks to …

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Tasty Chocolate Treats

*UPDATED* Dark Chocolate Coconut Bites For Christmas this year I got fancy and switched out the regular chocolate chips for dark chocolate morsels and rolled them in coconut (see full recipe below).  These Dark Chocolate Coconut Bites were a favorite item at the party. If the post from last week, The Ultimate Gift, got you thinking …

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Top 5 Picks for the Week, February 3, 2012

Memories, Motion, Museums, Music, and Movies   1. Reuben Heyday Margolin Reuben Heyday Margolin is a forward thinker, his creations range from portraits to rickshaws.  Quite possibly his most noted works are focused on kinetic art, pieces with motion.  Drawing from nature and the fluid action of waves, Margolin has constructed several intricate suspended masterpieces.   Through his …

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The Ultimate Gift

What to Give This Valentine’s Day Many of you are aware, and if not you might want to take note; Valentine’s Day is just a few weeks away.  If you haven’t even started thinking about it yet, because it feels like we just got done with Christmas, join the crowd.  It always seems to sneak …

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Top 5 Picks for the Week, January 27, 2012

Fitness, Sunsets, Decisions, Murals, and Composers   1.Decide.com Wondering when to buy that solid-state drive you’ve been needing to install or just can’t wait to get the latest tablet in your hot little hands?  Do yourself and your pocketbook a favor; check out Decide.com before you buy.  This site is dedicated to helping you determine if …

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More Than Just a Mere Magnet

Accessories can make a big impact and drastically change the appearance of even mundane objects.  Magnets would fall into this category; they are an often overlooked little addition that can dress up your newly created Magnet Board, your refrigerator door, or the inside of your cubicle on the desk and file cabinet.  Some people are fortunate …

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Top 5 Picks for the Week, January 20, 2012

Electro Swing, Photo Burritos, Martian Images, Fashion Forward, and 3D CG 1. Parov Stelar Band Parov Stelar Band is an innovative group from Europe.  Their sound is a unique combination of traditional instruments; including the trumpet, saxophone, and drums, along with modern DJ mixing and hard-hitting bass.  The style draws from the 1930s and 40s swing …

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Magnificent Magnet Board

When we lived in Iowa, my husband and I were looking for an easy way to display photographs, notes, and ideas.  We wanted an option that could be quickly updated with new items and also not cause any damage to the photos and illustrations.  Ruling out a bulletin board or traditional framing, we decided to …

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