Monday, August 30, 2010
I decided to create and personalize my own monthly calender this month and turn out to be fun, visually easy to see and got tons of compliment from co-workers. I basically used for my HC=homecall - IS=In Store Presentation - Survey - Off days.
Its from a post-it. It really works and I love it - September? yes for sure
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Saturday, August 28, 2010
I picked this card for a co-worker wedding last Saturday, I know she appreciates it. I'm the guy finding greeting card is just a straight forward thing but find the right words and messages however can be surprisingly difficult. I love blank greeting cards, I could always used the type of words I want to tailor according to the card design. Picking sentiments or words sometimes quote or peom can be very inspirational to me. I love to handwriting onto paper and attaching it to the card, I feel this is really a good comprimise.
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Wednesday, August 25, 2010
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Tuesday, August 10, 2010
History & Folklore of Wild RiceThe Ojibwa and Sioux Indians of Minnesota call it "Mahnomem". The early French explorers in Minnesota and Canada called it Folles Avoines (wild oats). Ironically, wild rice isn't really a rice at all. It is an aquatic cereal grain with a biological technical name of Zizania Aquatica. Manominikegississ is their August Moon, aka rice-harvesting time.Wild rice harvesting is one process that modern technology sitll hasn't touched. The rice is still harvested the same way today as it was years before. It is usually done in a canoe or low-sided wooded boat. One person "poles the boat" through the rice bed while another person in the boat knocks the rice kernels off the stocks and into the boat. How? It's done with two long sticks and with one hand you bend the plants over into the boat and while holding it down, you beat the kernels off into the boat. Needless to say, this person has to be co-ordinated, and also skilled as to not tip the boat over or your entire harvest is all gone.The rice is then taken to the location where it is processed, namely the hulls are removed, cleaned debris, dried and ready for bagging and selling.Only a native American in Minnesota is allowed to harvest wild rice, and so it is usually sold by the Chippewa Indians in the Northern Minnesota area. This might be changed.This article can be found at http://www.brownielocks.com/wildrice.html
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I moved things around alot as usual, I finally found a perfect mirror couple of months ago and it fits beautifully over my Ethan Allen town house single chest. I just found great accent yesterday, its bright yellow color gives a great contrast over my red coffee table book... ah... perfect together. I need to DIY on the lamp shade, maybe the urn & I'm thinking of replace the art work insert to color from that black & white Eiffel Tower ... I love the frame.
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