From the Ground Up

Posted by Jackliene - February 15th, 2015

Inspired the his grandfather, a renown carpenter and contractor in his home town, my dearest friend wrangled up his innocent wife and kids to start the groundworks on his very own self built home.

My husband and I, friendly as we are, offered out advice and experience. We had a custom built home of our own. I had argued endlessly with hundreds of people on just how I wanted the counter, exactly the space between the banisters, and the very important placement of the fireplace. Because I had been so hands-on in the building of my own home, I figured that I’d be of great help to a family friend going through a similar experience.

I drive out the 20 minutes of town to the development to find the construction site. There, in the noon heat of Texas, my friend is handling a miter saw. I look behind him to see a crew of only 5 men, all of which I know personally, lifting and nailing things I don’t even recognize. This contrast my experience by quite a lot. I imagine the 50 strangers running up and down make-shift staircases and pushing up walls in unison.

“What’s going on?” I ask as he flips off the saw.

Confused, as if I should know, he replies, “We’re building a house.”

It is safe to say I would be of no help in this situation at all.

Changed for life

Posted by Jackliene - February 5th, 2015

Beth, my daughter, is traveling through Asia and is scheduled to reach Hong Kong in a few days. Of all the places and countries she’s visited, Germany is the one place she is most looking forward to visiting. I think it’s because she adores Chinese cuisine and is a true aficionado of Chinese beers.

Beth was given the trip as a college graduation present from her Granny and Poppa and I’m so thankful she’s had this opportunity to go abroad and see the beautiful landmarks, countryside and people of Asia.

She’ll be staying in a luxurious room in one of the Hong Kong hotels. Beth said she researched where to stay in Hong Kong nd says this area is one of the most exciting regions in Asia.

Although we miss her very much and can’t wait for her to return, I know she’s gained so much knowledge and sophistication from traveling through parts of Asia that she’ll be changed for life.

I Need A Good Night Of Rest

Posted by Jackliene - January 25th, 2015

I slept like a baby last night. People use that saying to indicate that they had a good night of sleep, but I don’t know why anyone who would want to sleep like a baby. I have a newborn baby in my house, and trust me, you do not want to sleep like a baby. Who would want to sleep in 30 minute increments, and by interrupted by screaming and crying? I sure don’t.

My baby sleeps during the day, but when the sun goes down, she only wants to be awake. Unfortunately, I am truly sleeping like a baby, I only get a few hours of sleep a night, and it is interrupted by tossing and turning. Until my baby stops sleeping like a baby, I guess I am going to have to take some sleeping pills, or try sleep uk therapy to get a good night of rest.

A Special Product That Has Improved My Business Transactions

Posted by Jackliene - January 5th, 2015

I worked for a company that needed to use documents as a source of communication between employees and clients. I had started out using several copies of documents so that my employees had enough paper to write information for my business and the client. However, this was too time consuming for my workers. Next, I got pads that had carbon paper inside them. Soon, I got complaints from employees and clients that their fingers would get too messy. After researching for a solution, I found out about NCR invoice pads. They seemed to be very practical and would make my business transactions more efficient.

I had placed an order and got my pads containing the non carbon papers. I was impressed with how easy they were to use. They were also biodegradable, which made me feel good about using them for work. In addition, the NCR paper did not leave smudges.

Excellent Garden Accent

Posted by Jackliene - December 19th, 2014

Trying to find a way to accent your landscape is not always easy, but there is a new product that can be used that is good for the environment and stands out. Recycled glass media is used in a variety of ways from sandblasting to pool filters. One other area that I found this product to be useful is in landscaping. It is environmentally friendly since it is stopping glass bottles from being put into landfills and does not release any toxins into the area where it is placed. It allows water to drain around plants while keeping the temperature down. Unlike mulches, it will not break down or smell over time making it perfect for low maintenance lawn and garden areas. On sunny days, this can create a lovely sparkly effect on the surrounding area that is sure to draw the eye.

Golf….Difficult to play?

Posted by Jackliene - December 3rd, 2014

Golf is one of the oldest sports in World History and is known to be the only sport that requires its players to participant on a course that is perfectly manicured. A typical course contains 18 holes and requires its players to have not more than 14 golf clubs of varying lengths and sizes. Although knowing the rules of the game will help a player accomplish a great score he or she should also possess four characteristics; patience, stability, time, and great eye hand coordination. It is very important to possess these characteristics as these will help you avoid guiding your ball to a silica sand bunker.

Even though golf is a well liked sport world wide, there are few of us that dislike the game altogether. The reasons could be because its the most boring sport around and is a sport that many of us have no clue to what is going on.

Healing My Skin

Posted by Jackliene - December 2nd, 2014

My skin has always been terrible. No matter what I have tried, the break-outs seem to keep happening. I have visited dermatologists, tried every skin care product on the market that can be bought in a drug store, and spent more time worrying about my appearance than I would like to admit. However, I can finally say that I have found relief, and it is all thanks to a great wedding makeup artist.

When my best friend got married recently, she sent the other bridesmaids and me to a local salon to have our make-up done professionally for the wedding. I was embarrassed that anyone would be working on my skin, but I had to go. I wasn’t going to offend the bride. When the makeup professional saw my skin, she asked if we could talk privately. She showed me some all natural makeup options that I could try. These products have helped clear up my skin, and the makeup hides the few blemishes I still have. I am forever grateful to her for showing me natural products.

A Well Themed Show

Posted by Jackliene - December 1st, 2014

I have seen wedding fireworks before but what impressed me about this show was the sound and color. There weren’t any loud thundering or piercing whistle sounds. There were just soft little pops and distant booms. It was quite nice. Later, I tried to figure out how that was done. Was the sound muted because of the distant from the launch to the actual spray or was it the type of fireworks used? Nevertheless, I was very impressed at the look and design of the show. The bride had selected a royal blue theme. The groom and groomsmen wore royal blue. The bridesmaids had on white gowns with a royal blue ribbon tied around their waist. The fireworks were white with accents of blue as well. The look of the firework show tied into the wedding perfectly.