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The Insanity of a Canadian Goose

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Some animals, even when they’re wild, are able to be controlled easily. Some are frightful enough of human activity and humans themselves that they rather bolt away in fear rather than stick around long enough to find out exactly what a human might be up to. This is not the case with your average Canadian Goose! I’d never suspected that a Canadian Goose could be a violent animal until I started working in Canada Geese control in NJ in order to help a local retirement home to rid themselves of these apparently insane animals who have absolutely no fear of humans or even other animals. I watched one of these winged terrors launch itself bodily at a landscaper who was actually on his lawnmower. Unfortunately for the Goose, it didn’t end well. I’m sure you can imagine what sort of bloody aftermath was left behind after that. Continue reading

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I Brought Bed Bugs Home with Me

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I am pretty paranoid about staying in hotel rooms, and with good reason! I always carry disinfectant wipes with me, and I use my own bedding whenever possible. No matter what a person does though, it is still possible to bring bed bugs home with you. That is what happened to me not long ago. I was at a really nice hotel, but that didn’t stop me from bringing bed bugs home with me. When I found out, the first thing I did was contact a company that handles bed bug control in NYC.

I did not know anything about bed bugs, but they gave me a quick education. They first had to identify that it was actually bed bugs, but I was able to do that even before they came out thanks to the literature and forms they have on their website. Continue reading

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Gold leaf for Arts

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Gold leaf is currently found on many items of art, in addition to in edible products.

Gilding is a art form that suggests covering gold in the kind of gel, sol or foliage. Today today, gilding has gone out of being confined to flower vases and baskets to be utilized to decorate luxury things of private use, like pens, watches, decorations or personal adornment, and sometimes even food.

The border lines for kind of gold foliage used for every purpose however, is clearly demarcated.

For casual art and also to paint gold is offered in the kind of sprays and liquid contaminants. These are simpler to handle and handle. But, they might not necessarily offer exactly the exact same end-result as silver foliage.

Gilding tools

There’s a vast selection of gear available for gilding fans. As soon as you’ve selected what kind of gilding alternative that you would like to utilize, like liquid bleach or paint powder or stone foliage, you can choose upon your resources too. Gilding tools can be found in various shapes and sizes to match the use of gold leaf, whether exterior or interior, metal or wood or to get particular cosmetic surfaces. They’re also determined by the sort of surface used along with the gilding moderate. There are two sorts of liquid gilding – water and oil based gilding.

Although the way is easy for all sort of gilding, it takes training. If utilizing sheet gold, then an individual has to bear in mind that the leaves, manufactured of precious metals are costly and after gilded, can simply be scraped as waste. Correction is tough. For a newcomer therefore it’d be a fantastic concept to begin with fake gold leaf on something quite straightforward to comprehend and operate on. A photograph frame is a great decision to begin studying owing to the right edges.


Here is the preparatory coating under gold foliage in gilding, also a combination of animal skin adhesive and gilder’s clay. It’s typically 1 part clay and 2 components warm paste. The bole is put in several thin layers together with an object of attaining as smooth a surface as you can. Following application, it’s much better to polish your bole using a parcel of lace or burnish it eloquent. The bole coating ought to be free from any adhesive marks, flaws, irregularities or defects of any type. As it’s the basis for the gold foliage layering, it’s crucial that your bole ought to be without any scratches or ridges.

The gilding will appear just as great as the bole coating looks.

After the bole coating is perfectly polished and smooth it’s prepared for the gilding with gold foliage.

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How to Make Bath Bombs

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Bath bombs are easy to create with simple components which may be found in most supermarkets or chemists. Before I give out them I’d love to briefly clarify some of these so that you understand why you have to use them.


This is exactly what makes matters its fizz and functions as a water purifier. It’s normal preservative if used in cooking provides a sour flavor.


That can be known much better as bicarbonate of soda. It’s a grainy powder which functions as an superb exfoliator eliminating any dead cells however in precisely the exact same period is gentle on your skin.


Essential oils take the distinctive scents from crops and it’s this liquid which conveys the plants odor. They are much used in scents, soaps and other beauty products. Each oil has its own exceptional real estate, used a great deal in aromatherapy massage because of its curative properties.


Colourants arrive in two main distinct kinds, most commonly utilized in a liquid type but also can be utilized as a dry powder that’s employed for our objective.

Formality over lets have fun creating bath bombs!

Standard BATH BOMB

• 20-30 drops essential oils Based on intensity of odor

• meals colorant (dry pigment is greatest)

• small Quantity of water or witch hazel (utilized on your spray bottle

Primarily blend together your uric acid and baking soda into a fine powder. In case you’ve got a sieve this is a great method of earning sure they’re completely blended. It’s possible to put in you dry color pigment in exactly the exact same time in this point also.

Next include you essential oils, even a bit at a time till you receive your preferred strength.

The water is adjacent. This may be fully replaced with witch hazel or blended in a spray bottle. Spray a bit at some time but you need to be fast so the mix doe not begin to fizz. Get into a consistency of moist sand, crumbly but can adhere together if squashed.

Press is closely into your molds as business as possible and leave for a couple of minutes. If you’re employing a 2 part clip collectively mold, somewhat overfill and twist together instead of push. After about 3-4 hours, then tap you fresh bath bomb from this mold and leave to set for 48 hours from direct sun.

You will find, your very first batch of pleasure, fizzy bath bombs!!!!!

• two 3/4 tbsp oil (coconutolive oil works nicely)

• 1 1/2 tsp essential oil

• Colorant

• Water

Together with all the moisture rich tub bomb we recommend that you mix the wet and dry ingredients separately. Add together and blend thoroughly, in case you’ve got a metallic hand shake that this is ideal for the job. To ensure your mix doesn’t fizz, whisk fast and get press in your mold whenever possible. Heal then since you perform a fundamental toilet bomb.

• 2 tbsp olive oil

• Two tsp peanut butter melted

• 1 tsp essential oil

• 3-7 tsp water/witch hazel mixture in a spray jar for dispersed

Make them the exact same as your fundamental bath bombs by blending your ingredients then including your moist ingredients. Do this fast in order to not fizz prematurely.

You can now enjoy your new design tub with your personal made toilet bomb!

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I Needed to Have a Cavity Filled

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I knew that I needed to see a dentist in Roseville CA when the pain in my mouth would not go away. I thought that I just had something stuck between my teeth, even though I flossed several times. When the pain persisted, I knew I should have it checked. I honestly did not think it was a cavity though because I brush my teeth at least three times a day, and sometimes even more. I meet a lot of people every day with my work, and the last thing I want is an ugly smile or bad breath.

I was out of town on business when this happened, and I honestly did not want to wait until the following week when I would be home. Continue reading

Our New Concrete Driveway is Used More Like a Backyard Patio

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We have a wide and long driveway leading up to our garage that is set back from the road. It has become quite the focal point for neighbors in the summer. We have a basketball hoop set up, and the kids as well as us old guys shoot some hoops. We sit just inside the garage on folding camp chairs when we need a break from the sun, and my wife set up a patio table and umbrella for playing cards with the wives of the guys that hang out here. A concrete contractor in Nassau County, NY is the one that gave us such a nice and inviting driveway. We had it colored in a nice pattern of brick reds. It looks great and the surface is great for everything from basketball to operating remote-controlled cars. The kids can still draw on the surface using sidewalk chalk that washes off in the rain, and the little kids ride their tricycles and Big Wheels on it. The width and length of the driveway make it like the perfect giant patio for entertaining. Continue reading

Why to Design a Black and White Fashion Designer Logo

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Fashion designing is a game of colors. Whether creating apparel or jewelery or handbags, blending appealing shades in contrasting way is the knot of creative designing. I've often seen people rejecting a fine-looking dress just because "red is not in," or "yellow does not suit my looks" and other similar comments on colors. So, color is one the definitive factors when one buys a style product. This has led designers to believe that their logosought to be multihued and vibrant. This is often a misconception because one can create an excellent fashion designer logo using just two colors – black and white.

The questions, however, is, "why fashion designers' logo should be black and white and not colored?" Here are some answers you can not easily ignore.

Easy and Cheap to Print

Colored cartridges are expensive and people often avoid printing in color when need multiple copies. They are also more flexible in use as you do not have to take much care in using them on your flyers, business cards, and letter heads because they can fit well on paper.

Have a Classy Ever-Green Look

Colors go in and out but black and white remain. Black and white is a combination that has been in use since the advent of creative designing and there is no chance of their getting out of fashion. Having this ever-green combination on your logo ensures that your logo will never become out-of-date. You can use this logo forever.

Grab Attention through Excellent Contrast

Black and white colors are popular for their excellent contrast. They go perfectly well together. What more, their contrast is very much attractive and eye-catching, so you can easily grab the attention of the onlookers using this appealing combination.

Stand Out In the Crowd of Images

As I pointed out earlier, when creating a fashion logo, focus usually is on the use of colors. So there is pretty good chance that in any fashion designing competition or event, all other logos will be full of color but yours will be unique. Beside, the designer has not relied on the colors for creating the appeal, so it will more artistic and creative. In the gallery of logos of all fashion designers, your logo will easily stand out.

Conveys clear message

Have you ever give it a thought that the all manuscripts and document requires black printing on white paper? This is simply because that it's easiest to read black text with white background. Changing the font color or background color can make the message unclear and difficult to read. Black & White fashion designer logo is, therefore, better in communicating its message than a colored one.

Combining them all, you come up with an attractive, more powerful and unique design with black and white colors which will give your fashion business an outstanding character.


The Psychographics of a Fashion Marketing Campaign

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We talked last issue about the “oh my god” effect that happens between like-minded people upon recognition of each other, and as promised in a previous article, I’ll elaborate.

Profile of Shattered Girlz

I met the designer of a fantastic t-shirt brand the other day that operates under the label “Shattered Girlz.” She has a gripping personal story that instantly inspires one to root for her success. She suffered betrayal from men into whom she poured her heart and soul, and who in one case left her for another woman while she was caring for her terminally ill parents. This designer has an avatar, Dolly Tatume, a tattooed cartoon beauty whose life and loves are chronicled through the various t-shirt designs in the line. Dolly has also been involved in some dead-end relationships with men that have caused her a lot of pain, to the point that she refers to the men in her life as “Piggys.” There are several female tattooed characters in the line that represent different examples of female empowerment, like a dancer, a corporate lawyer, a college student, even a soldier. Shattered Girlz’s tagline at the moment is “Shattered Girlz: I can’t be broken!”

Psychographical Analysis of Shattered Girlz

Wikipedia’s definition of psychographics is as follows:

Psychographic variables are any attributes relating to personality, values, attitudes, interests, or lifestyles. Some categories of psychographic factors used in market segmentation include Social class, Lifestyle, Behavior, Opinions, and Values. Psychographics can also be seen as an equivalent of the concept of “culture” as used most commonly in national segmentation.

Let’s analyze the various aspects of this product line in terms of psychographics. Here’s what I come up with:

  • Social class: young, college-aged urban women, perhaps in a street counterculture
  • Lifestyle: goth and tattoos
  • Behavior: searching for self-expression and empowerment
  • Opinions: a negative attitude toward men in general, however fleeting
  • Values: Women can rise from the ashes

Now, I don’t know about you, but whenever someone tells me their story of heartbreak, I’m instantly captivated. However, it would be the wrong move in this case to market this product to all women, even though we can all relate. Instead, we need to find a smaller subsection of all women, in this case young women. But can we drill down any further? I think so, and the next subset would be young women who are into the tattoo lifestyle.

Though I myself don’t have one, tattoos are interesting because they provide a deeply personal expression of the wearer’s soul that mere words cannot transmit. Many people get a tattoo after the birth of a child, after the loss of a loved one and other such life-changing events. These are people who find expression in the visual arts; in fact, many of today’s coolest tattoo artists come to the field with technical and fine art training. There are even shows about tattoo studios, like Inked and Miami Ink and LA Ink.

The Plan

Because of tattoo art’s strong graphic element, my suggestion to this designer was to start a comic book. In fact, the plan I built for the beginning stages of her email marketing campaign includes the following: Concentrate on certain keyword themes that resonate with young women who get tattoos: feminine tattoo designs, female ink, lower back tattoos, tramp stamps, broken heart tattoos, girl genius, lost girls, girl’s club, just to name a few.

  • Turn her blog into a subscription-based, free comic book.
  • Create a pay-per-click (PPC) ad campaign based on the keyword themes to promote the comic book.
  • Create a landing page for a subscription to the comic book. Make sure it uses the keyword themes as well.
  • Ensure that the comic book site advertises the Shattered Girlz t-shirt line.
  • Invite comments or questions about each installment of the comic book. This can spark a dialogue with the readers, inspire suggested storylines or characters from them, thereby creating a rudimentary online community (aka: captive marketing niche). This also appeals to the “goth” community, since they can sometimes trend toward the clannish.
  • Create an excuse to email these subscribers regularly via comic book teasers, contests, etc., while also including a sales message in each of these emails.

I am very certain that this sort of targeted activity, which is also very process oriented and methodical, will garner her lots of results. I should point out for the record that this type of list building will take some time, perhaps even as much as three months or more. We’re not talking about get-rich-quick schemes here.

But consider what will happen once she does build a list and eventually markets to it successfully. Sooner or later there will be flocks of beautiful tattooed college-aged young women who sport a Dolly Tatume t-shirt and who, upon crossing paths, will instantly exchange knowing, sympathetic looks. They may even engage each other in conversation, talking about the emotional wreck that used to be their lives and how Dolly and the gang really speak to them. They may even talk about the Shattered Girlz items they each have (ohmigodyouhaveadollyshirttoo!), and if we’ve played our cards right, they’ll even recommend certain Shattered Girlz products to each other.

And this is exactly what we want to happen.

I’ll keep readers posted on the results of this campaign on my blog. Until next time!


Bohemian Bonanza Fashion Style

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Call it an impact of the movement in worldwide awareness or a wanderer restoration, the design world is seeing a bohemian bonanza. The boho chic development – characterized by a marriage of brilliant nomadic people propelled components with straightforward advanced pieces – is raging the fashion inclines and the high road with crisp enthusiasm and vagabond upgrades.

Keeping the natural style the world is abounding with age old textures and shapes are getting softer and more natural.The new-age bohemian pattern is about slimmer outlines, well structured prints and contemporary extras that either combine well with current patterns or make their own statement.

As opposed to past inclinations towards elusive ornaments, the emphasis is now is on easy styling. Despite the fact that experimentation is the important factor, today’s boho chic is about common sense; comfort gets more significance than extravagance. Whichever style you don, it ought to appear as though it has carelessly put together with elusive elegance.

Greek Bohemian Chic – Mix hotness into boho look with a frilly white off-shoulder shorter than usual that has brilliant weaving at the hands of artisans. Secure it at the midriff with a wide beaten leather belt. Slip into brilliant warrior heels, chunky silver jewelry, and draw out your inner ethereal goddess with an interlaced Grecian hairdo

Tribal Native Boho – Tribal prints and handloom fabrics made into shirts and patchwork skirts make an interpretation of comfortable ease into shift dresses. Add interest with indigenous old textures and reused fabrics and materials that create a tapestry of colors.

Egyptian Chic – This delicate and organized look is inspired by sand rises and glorious pyramid themes. Straightforward, flowy Indo-western dresses, kaftans, long loose tunics with overstated collars. Color palette is base colors, crisp cream, copper, muddy khakis and bronze browns. Pick tribal gold earrings with brilliant turquoise or garnet stones.

Aztec Warrior Chic – Fuse the impacts of animal prints and henna tattoos of Indian tribes with common textures like khadi, handloom cloth, vintage silk and cotton for combination wear with an edge. Match an exquisite maroon straight wrap skirt and fitted shirt, printed harem trousers with loose tunics and accessorize with beads and silver artisan jewelry.

Bollywood Desi Chic – Indian Tunics and anarkali dresses in botanical prints, knee length, cinched at the waist with a scarf or belt. Short hip length ethnic embroidered tunics with denim skirts and a colorful dupatta. Loose sari pants worn high waist or double fold to show the belly button, match with yoga tanks. Stack the mala beads around your wrist and you are super desi chic.


What is Avant-Garde Fashion?

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According to the dictionary, the avant-garde current it is an artistic current which fights against the already known and accepted forms and traditions, suggesting a revolutionary formula. In other words, this avant-garde may be regarded as an artistic innovative movement, which came out from a spirit of negation and revolts against certain traditionalism. It has become a synonym of innovation, progress and rebellion.

In fashion, the avant-garde style is defined through its personality. Many designers have been asked to define this style and they all added a certain term to define it: sophisticated, mysterious, intimidating, intriguing, striking.The accessories have to be very modern, unusual, but elegant. All clothes should be matched with hats, belts or shoes in the most unusual shapes.

The models may intimidate because what they wear is beyond a normal image. Avant-garde fashion means a little bit of theater. Most of the time, the clothes can not be worn in the street because they belong to a flamboyant style. They are very innovative and can be a bit shocking. Somehow, this style does not refer only to fashion. It means a mixture between fashion and art.The avant-garde fashion teachers women have a certain attitude.

Avant-garde clothes mean unusual ones, which catch the eye and does not let you fade in the crowd. In fact, when we discuss about avant-garde fashion, we should not talk only about clothes. In the end, the result of the avant-garde has to be a whole form. For this reason, the make-up has to go hand in hand with the clothes.

The make-up has to express something new, unexpected, and even exotic. A niche for the avant-garde style in fashion was connected to men and the items designed specifically for them.

At the beginning, women were the perfect models to underline these innovative ideas. Little by little, the designers extended upon men. First of all, they wanted to surprise through their clothes, later on every little detail mattered. One example may be the boots designed specifically for them. A mixture of styles, the first tendency towards rejection and then the craziness of wearing them are some of the reactions encountered.