Wednesday, May 4, 2011

"Pawn Stars" Is Fun And Interesting Reality Television

Guest post written by Derick Burks

One of the best shows I watch on satellite TV from Cannon Satellite.

Gold and Silver Pawn looks at an endless variety of items that people bring into their shop. Everything from hot air ballons to dinosaur bones are items that people want to make money from. The pawn shop relies on its pool of experts to help them determine the true value of the items. Viewers get to find out lots of interesting facts about unique items, but the show is also interesting because the family who owns the shop presents a unique cast of characters. Gold and Silver Pawn is run by "Old Man" who is the father, and his sons, who like all siblings, have completely different personalities from each other. The folks who come into the shop to sell or pawn things also add to the show's fascinating cast because of their huge variety of both personalities and reactions. The interactions between the pawn shops's owners and the public-at-large spans a wider range of emotions than one can see in years, much less one half hour of reality television!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Homemade throw pillows for my bed

Guest post written by Cayla Hopkins

I love to sit and read in bed. That means that just regular old pillows don't do a very good job at helping me propping myself up to read. So I decided that what I should do is actually get some throw pillows to put on my bed.

I thought it would be fun to try and find some really festive and unique looking pillows to put on my bed. So I went online to find some really special ones. When I was online looking for them I came across some WIRELESS INTERNET PROVIDERS deals that sounded really great and I ended up ordering one of them for my home internet service.

Well, I ended up getting really inspired by some interior design blog that was really good that I randomly round and I decided to make some homemade throw pillows. So I went out to the craft store with a pillow sham that matches my comforter and found about four different kinds of fabrics that go with it that I'm going to use to make pillows.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Mother's Day gift ideas

With Mother's Day just a few weeks away, many retailers are advertising Mothers Day sales and specials. I always try to think of something unique yet useful to give for Mothers Day. Bath products and flowers are always good gift options, but for something even more memorable, considering a gift that will allow you to spend time with your mother and engage in a special project together.

Plants are a great option for Mothers Day gifts that, with proper care, will be a lasting reminder of your thoughtfulness on Mother's Day. Flowering potted plants can brighten up a home all spring. Or, if your mother enjoys gardening, you can give her a flowering plant that she can transplant into her garden. Perennials will come back year after year and be a beautiful addition to your mother’s permanent garden. Considering starting a tradition of building a garden with your mother and adding to it every year. The act of engaging in a special project together will be a gift that is more memorable and valuable to your mother than any gift you could buy.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Valentine’s Day specials from 1800flowers

Valentine’s Day is just four days away. Like any holiday, Valentine’s Day can have a way of sneaking up on you, and if you don’t plan ahead, you may be stuck paying top dollar for last-minute gifts. Fortunately, for those who still haven’t settled on a Valentine’s Day present, 1800flowers has some unique and beautiful arrangements of flowers still available for Valentine's Day delivery. I love the Lily Meadow Bouquet and the Lavender Bliss bouquet with roses and Calla lilies.

There is also a collection of Valentine’s Day roses available for free shipping and no service charges. With prices starting at $29.99, you can’t go wrong with these arrangements, whether you choose traditional red roses or a blooming rose plant. Some even come with chocolates and teddy bears, making them a complete Valentine’s Day package.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Thoughts of Valentine's Day

With Valentine’s Day coming up, I wonder if R will get me flowers again this year. He usually does, but I told him we could keep things low-key this year to save money. He’s always pretty good about buying flowers for special occasions, though. He bought me white roses on my birthday, and every once in a while, he’ll pick up some flowers when he is at the grocery store, for no real reason. A few weeks ago he brought home a single coral-colored rose that was really beautiful. Usually for Valentine’s Day, he gets me red roses. I also suggested that we make each other gifts this year, but he wasn’t too sure about that idea, so I told him dinner counts. He’s a great cook and I’m always asking him to make the stuffed chicken that he made the first time he cooked for me. Even if we keep things low-key this year, it will be a special Valentine’s Day because it will be our first one as a married couple!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Parco San Marco Resort offers endless vacation activities in an idyllic setting

Offering private beaches, pools, golf, spa services, and family activities, the Parco San Marco Beach Resort is an ideal destination for a Lake Lugano Vacation. This resort is situated on the largest private beach at Lake Lugano, a beautiful and enchanting lake located on the border between Italy and Switzerland.

This Italian Spa Hotel offers a variety of luxurious wellness services that focus on healing the mind, body, and soul. Guests can unwind and de-stress with relaxing massages, foot reflexology, hot stone treatments, and facials. The spa even offers mini massages for children.

For those who like to be active while on vacation, the resort and the surrounding area offer a wide array of activities, including mountain biking, rock climbing, hiking, water skiing, and beach volleyball. Lake Como golf enthusiasts enjoy the many nearby beautifully appointed courses. With the breathtaking botanic walk, yoga, creative workshops, and many other activities, this resort offers something for every traveler.

Monday, November 2, 2009

The cost of wedding flowers

I'm happy to report that R & I kept the entire budget for our recent wedding under $3000. Considering that anything under $10,000 is a "budget" wedding, I think we did pretty well ... and we didn’t even really have to sacrifice anything we wanted.

One of the biggest expenses was actually the flowers. I went with a small local florist and I paid over $90 just for my bouquet, which was orange lilies with some roses and crocosmia mixed in. It was gorgeous, and I loved the colors, but I think I could have found something cheaper and just as pretty if I had ordered off a web site like They have beautiful bouquets of lilies for a fraction of what I paid, plus they can do corsages and boutonnieres also.

I'm very happy with the way everything turned out, but I think I could have saved some money on the flowers if I had shopped around a little more!