Aeolian Wind Harps: The Importance of Sound in the Garden

Aeolian Wind Harps: The Importance of Sound in the Garden

Wind HarpAlthough it is one of the most important elements, sound is often overlooked when designing a garden space. Humans are naturally attuned to the sounds around them in nature, such as when taking a walk through a forest or sitting on a secluded beach. It should be the same way when you are in your own personal backyard garden. To tune yourself in to the sounds of serenity and nature surrounding…

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How to Use a Bead Loom

How to Use a Bead Loom

beads-1030297-mLoom beading is a fun hobby with a long and fascinating history. Samples of clothing woven with beads that are more than 2,000 years old have been discovered at archaeological sites, and the technique for weaving on a bead loom has not changed much in the past two millennia. Learning to use a bead loom is easy, and a lot of fun. With a little practice, you can learn to make beautiful beading…

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Protecting Your Pets the Right Way

Protecting Your Pets the Right Way

DogWhen you have pets, you want to provide the very best lifestyle for them, and anyone who knows anything about any type of animal knows that, after food and water, the very most important built-in need they have is for freedom.  For the distant wildlife cousins of our domesticated furry friends, they are free to enjoy their freedom in the wild.  OK, well yes, their freedom is restricted and…

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The Mini Fridge

Mini FridgeWhether it’s you or someone you’re close to, there’s a die-hard Pepsi fan in your life, and you probably already thought of someone with the simple mention of it.  In the past, you may have jokingly given them little Pepsi trinkets to testify to the fact that you have noticed their strong affinity for Pepsi, but when you are ready to get serious about the giving, it’s time to think about…

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Tips on Throwing an English-Inspired Afternoon Tea Party

Tips on Throwing an English-Inspired Afternoon Tea Party

Tea PartyEven when you’re not in the United Kingdom, you can still do it like the English does by throwing your very own afternoon tea party. And contrary to what some believe, tea parties are quite affordable and don’t require that much effort compared to more grandiose parties. All you really need to know are the key essentials, and you’re all set for a fancy teatime with your friends.

The Basics


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On Wearing Bowties

steven-land-navy-polkadot-gift-set-g41sl_thumbnailWhile many people associate bowties with formal wear, the origin of the bowtie was anything but.  The Croatian horsemen of the 17th century who were fighting the Thirty Years’ War wore small scarves, which were strung through the holes in their shirts and knotted at the neck.  The purpose of this was to keep their shirts closed, however it additionally served to distinguish the Croatian…

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Creating a Homey House

Creating a Homey House

lake-townhome-1281972-mMaking a house homey can be easy and inexpensive.  The foundation of hominess should be based on your personal taste, but it should also add warmth and character to the living space by adding simplistic elements which may not cost you anything.  A homey room is a room that feels welcoming to the people who live there, as well as visitors.  Relaxing in a homey space is much easier than relaxing…

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Tagging Your Cattle

cow-face-close-up-1434070-m Tagging is an important part of animal identification as it helps a producer or farmer to identify a certain animal for reproductive and health concerns, as well as for culling and selling. Tagging sounds simple enough but it must be done properly. Tagging an animal is very similar to a human getting their ears pierced.  

Immobilize the Animal

You will need to appropriately secure the cow to…

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Knowing the Difference Between Authentic Autographs and Reproductions

Knowing the Difference Between Authentic Autographs and Reproductions

Autographs make a great addition to any diehard fan’s memorabilia collection. Finding the autographs of movie stars, musicians thumbnail (11)and sports stars is easy, but it is harder to tell if an autograph is authentic. When you find an autograph you want to purchase, use these tips to verify its authenticity.

Before you purchase an autograph, find an example of the celebrity’s autograph to use as a…

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Dangers to be Mindful of during Winter Fishing

Dangers to be Mindful of during Winter Fishing

ice-fishing-690830-mFishing in the winter allows you to enjoy one of your favorite pastimes all year long. With the right gear and a warm jacket, you can fish through even the coldest temperatures, catching some delicious fish and enjoying the solace of nature or the companionship of friends.

As pleasant as fishing during the winter can be, it also carries with it some safety risks. Here are a few of the dangers to…

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