Archive | February 16, 2012

Window Treatments

Window treatments can make or break a room and the time has come for me to start looking for some new wooden blinds for several rooms at home. I currently have drapes in most of the rooms, they were here when I moved in and not exactly what I would have chosen for the place, and I’ve tired of looking at them and wondering how I’m going to keep them clean and dust free. I’m sure that they need to be dry cleaned and I have a real issue with that additional expense for that to happen.

I’ve looked around at some of the retail chains offerings of wooden blinds and have gotten a few ideas from my effort, but am now turning to the Internet to see what deals can be found online. There are so many varieties to choose from and the prices ranges vary from the low budget ones all the way to the ones that would break the bank, so I’m looking for something some where in the middle of the road.

I’ve asked my boyfriend for his opinion, since he will be the one installing them for me, but he hasn’t been much help and I’m having a hard time making a decision. But I’m in no hurry and will take my time until I find the ones that I find that I can’t live with out, it’s all good.

Kitchen Spice Racks Are Totally Welcomed

Buying a gift for co workers, friends or family who are getting married is a tough job! They all “register” at all these different stores and then I have to figure out which store to shop at and which of the items from their list are a good gift idea. I really do have a problem in that I do not like to buy a gift just for the sake of it being a free item to them just so they didn’t have to buy themselves. I like to give a gift that means something to me and to them, something that they can use or enjoy many times over and be proud and happy to have. Not something that will end up in a drawer, or collecting dust or worse, being re gifted!

So this time around I am seriously considering buying a wall spice rack for her gift. We both have a common interest in cooking and I know that spice racks are always welcome in any kitchen. It might even be the kind of thing that brides don’t consider when they are busy registering at the stores. I know that I use spices every time I cook, so I hope this gift will be a daily reminder of my friendship and well wishes to the happy couple.

I have a nice website in mind on the Internet for kitchen spice racks so I can order what ever one I choose online and have the gift shipped to the bride-to-be’s house or mine. So I just need to make sure of the date and time for her bridal shower, then I’ll make the appropriate delivery arrangements.

Lasik Eye Issues

I have been reading a lot about the Lasik Eye surgery procedure that I have been wanting to have done. I hate having to wear glasses, and I’ve tried contacts, that was a nightmare. I usually didn’t have a problem getting the contacts in, but late at night when I was tired and desperately wanted and needed to go to bed, I couldn’t get the darn things out and it would just give me fits, something that I just don’t need to deal with right before trying to get a good night’s sleep.

This procedure has become a lot cheaper and more available in the past few years. I’ve spoken with dozens of people that have had their eyesight fixed due to Lasik, but I’m still just a tad leery, but want it done so badly.

At USAeyes.org there is good information regarding Lasik, kind of a one stop shopping and research site. They speak highly of Dr. Jack Holladay, who provides Lasik in Houston Texas, he has been doing this procedure for a very long time and is now teaching others his specialties and has published numerous articles concerning all aspects of Lasik. A most interesting and useful site, I’ve got this one bookmarked!

Cell Phone Headsets

A co worker has asked me to look into purchasing her a new headset for her cell phone, the last one fell out of her car and got run over and she really needs a new set. Since I was the one that showed her where to buy her cell phone and the headset that went with it, I guess she figures that it should be me doing to replacing of it, no problem.It didn’t take long to find just what I was looking for at a web-site of Mobilebloc.net, where I found nice Plantronics Wireless Headsets for only $20.99, and since they accept PayPal they are definitely going to get my business. The main reason that I keep my PayPal account is to order off of the Internet these days.

 

Brilliant Vessel Sinks

If I ever get the money and the opportunity to remodel my master bedroom I would certainly insist on having a vessel sink. I just love the the vessel sinks that I have been seeing in magazines and online these past couple of years. Even the vessel sink faucets have a classy look to them, these sinks and faucets are something that you would expect to see in a four star restaurant restroom or at a fancy theater.

My sister has been looking for a clear one that she could do some reverse painting on it so it looks like fish swimming in it or a mermaid & seahorses and sea shells. She has gotten really good with her one stroke painting that she has been into for several years now and it always looking for new and exciting items to paint on. Maybe I’ll start looking a bit harder around to see if I can find one for her paint on.

So far this is my favorite vessel sink that I found Bathroomvesselsinks.com, what beautiful colors, a girl can dream can’t she.

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