Scented Candles

Before the introduction of electricity in the 20th century, candles were the most important light source. Traditionally, candles were made from foul-smelling animal fat or tallow often saved from cooking. In Egypt, torches and candles were made by soaking or dipping a papyrus core in fat. Primitive candles were used by everyone from common people to royalty and temple priests. Egyptians had extensive knowledge of perfumery, essential oils, and natural resins. Plant resins were an important trade commodity and essential oils were used extensively for personal hygiene. The first scented candles combined the art of perfumery with wick technology used for oil lamps. Because tallow candles were foul-smelling, the addition of scented oils was a practical necessity of the time.

How to Hang Artistic Paintings on the Wall

Artistic PaintingsWhen putting a painting on the wall there are no strict rules, but we must respect the relationship between the painting and the wall and follow certain rules. It is good to know that the art of placing paintings on the walls is as old as the art of painting. You should also know that putting paintings on the wall is the mission, which must be carefully planned and coordinated with the other elements of the interior. We’re bringing you important rules you need to follow when putting art paintings on your walls.

Start Your Own Fashion Business

If you want to start your own fashion business, take the time to weigh your options and make a plan. A business is something that will take a good deal of time and money to get off the ground. If you plan ahead, are logical, and are realistic about your goals, you can no doubt start a successful business in no time at all! The following are some tips if you are serious about wanting to start your own fashion business.

Cowhide Rugs

Cowhide RugsDesigning a home isn’t always simple or easy. It can be a lot of fun, but not if you’re at a loss of what to do. If you’re currently exploring your home decoration options, it may benefit you to think about cowhide rugs. These rugs are gaining significant popularity in the home design sector lately. This popularity is the result of many things. Cowhide rugs are celebrated due to their immense beauty, strength and versatility. Many people also love them because they’re hypoallergenic. If you want to give your home design a serious boost, a cowhide rug may be the perfect solution for you.

Soap Recipes

Seeking to find some perfect soap recipes to try your hand at and maybe test your creativity? Well then you might be on your approach to success no matter which way you take a look at it as the process is really basic and definitely satisfying. You can find numerous techniques in which you are able to get your hands on some trusted and proven soap recipes. If you know of a handmade soap manufacturer within your area or a friend who engages in this hobby, chances are that they are going to be willing to share a number of the recipes, ideas and guidelines with you.

Cleaning Your Home the Eco Friendly Way

Cleaning Your Home the Eco Friendly WayIt’s important to keep a clean, welcoming home to feel comfortable in, but often times people rely harsh chemicals and single use disposables to clean their home. Luckily, a germ-free house doesn’t need to come at the cost of polluting the environment. There are plenty of ways to keep your home neat and tidy without the use of harsh chemicals or wasteful single use disposables which harm the environment and are hazardous to your health. For everyone new to the green cleaning world, there are five great ways to get started below.

Raid Your Kitchen

You don’t need harsh chemicals to sanitize and clean your home. Vinegar and baking soda can be used to scour and wipe down counters, windows, flours, and just about any other surface in your house. The acidity in vinegar and the scouring power of baking soda combine to make a powerful cleaner that is tough on germs but gentle on your health and the environment. For best results use white vinegar on windows and apple cider vinegar everywhere else and dilute it with water in a 1:3 ratio. Apply baking soda directly to any area and mix with water to form a paste.

Another great cleaning tool that can be found in your kitchen is lemons! Lemons are a great tool to use to clean your kitchen. The citric acid and low pH level makes lemon juice a fantastic disinfectant for places like the stove or microwave. Just be sure to water down any lemon juice as well, what makes it so effective can also make it harsh on some surfaces. A few drops of lemon juice go a long way!

Moving Does Not Have To Be Stressful

Financial-PlanningLet’s face it moving is a huge and daunting task but sometimes it is necessary. New jobs, new homes and a growing family are all common reasons for moving. Very few people actually enjoy moving. You never realize how much stuff you have accumulated over the years until it is time to move. What are you going to do with all the stuff? It has to be organized. It has to be safely and properly packed into boxes or storage containers. This can be stressful and it can take quite a bit of your free time. What are you going to do? There is a simple answer. You could hire a moving company.

Plants for Christmas

Christmas-giftWe often give plants and flowers at Christmas, especially to our loved ones knowing they will appreciate it all year round, offering their love and care at all times. But there are some varieties that are more conducive to give as a gift at this time. We can find the inspiration for choosing the right plant to give away in the Christmas spirit. Season plants in pots are a nice touch, but their durability can only be enjoyed for a short time. Instead, we will privilege the plants which can be kept in pots or ground over the years.

Shrubs and trees (fruit or any kind) are a great idea to give at Christmas, and the receivers will enjoy their presence forever. We can choose the preferred tree or shrub of the person, or perhaps a tasty fruit, or even a tree or plant from the area of origin of the honoree, if he or she are from another region.

Venetian blinds, Roller shades, Vertical shades, Shutter shades

Blinds, also known as Venetian Blinds, are an easy way to modernize your home looks, coordinate with interior design, and save energy costs. There are several types of blinds available from home decor stores and online websites that specialize in blinds. What they all have in common is the ability to provide shade or privacy where none exists.

10 Tips to Keep Burglars Out of Your Home

Though a top priority among home owners, security can sometimes feel like a daunting topic. Fortunately, there are plenty of smart and safe steps you can take. Here are 10 of the best tips for keep your house secure and intruders out.

1. Sensor Lights

Lighting is a fantastic deterrent for possible intruders. Thieves prefer to work in the dark. So installing sensor lights around your exterior doors and pathways is a brilliant way to throw burglars off guard and scare them off or at least deter them from trying to enter your house. And as an extra bonus sensor lights will help you find your keys and not stumble when entering your own home at night.

Wall Art

Wall Art provides additional dimensions to any home or business. Whether the application is for a café, a restaurant, a hotel, a home, an office or a school; wall art conveys emotion and depth that cannot be captured in any other way. They can add an air of sophistication and excellence with a classic or modern look to a home or office. Mywhitewalls has a wide selection of canvas wall art that is sure to provide the right look and feel that will provide the perfect accent to any room. There is a great variety of sizes and colors that can bring life to the decor of any living space or professional environment.

Proper Cleaning of Leather Loungers and Carpets

The interior of a home or business makes an impression on everyone who walks in the door. Proper cleaning and maintenance of leather and carpet improves the look of two of the most important features of an interior. Soiled surfaces and fibers encourage bacteria and odours.

General dirt and regular use can dull the original colours of these decorative items. Set-in dirt, food, liquids, oils and spills can become permanent stains. The right cleaning methods help to restore the appearance of loungers and carpets to create an attractive, welcoming appearance.

Country Style Home Decoration

Home MaintenanceThere are many ways to create a unique country style home decoration, on a budget. The trick is to focus on a central theme and try not to get overwhelmed at all the distractive ideas that can come with any decorating plan. For instance if your theme revolves around a simple idea of chickens, it will be important not to buy other farm animals such as cows, or pigs in your decorating expenditures. However, a simple idea can be easily expanded especially in a country style home decoration like chickens. This idea can be spread to roosters, eggs, chicken wire, plaid linens, and many more.

Make the Most of Your Storage Space

Utilizing storage space, whether it be throughout your home or in a rented unit in a facility, is not always as easy as it sounds. Having some extra space is a wonderful thing, but your will be surprised how quickly that space fills up. You will not only have another mess to deal with, but you may also be wasting space that could be used more efficiently.

Don’t let yourself become overwhelmed by your storage space. Use a few organization and space-saving tips to create a clean, functional and usable space. Here are some ideas you can use to get the most out of your storage space, and maybe have extra room left to spare!

Luxury Bathroom

Luxury BathroomOne of the first rooms that people look to when it is time to consider home renovations is the bathroom. People that desire state of that art luxury are the ones that demand hardwood flooring and spas in their personal bathrooms. These days so much of what people consider luxury can be found in the bathroom that it becomes a focal point of any home remodeling project or the bathroom becomes a priority during initial home construction. However the practical and functional side of a bathroom is never lost when it comes to creating the ultimate in bathroom luxury. Bathrooms still have bathroom sinks and whether they are luxurious pedestal sinks or standard vanity sinks the function of the bathroom sink still remains.

Seeking perfection through cosmetic surgery

cosmetic-surgerySome believe that men and women who seek cosmetic surgery are inherently unhappy with themselves, while others understand that many people just want to look the absolute best they can. For that to happen, cosmetic surgery is sometimes necessary. Cosmetic surgery is a medical field that includes a variety of different procedures all meant to make a person look and feel better about themselves.

Mirrors ideas for home

BathroomMirrors are not merely useful; they are also beautiful, ornamental pieces of decoration that can be used almost anywhere in the home. They also can be functional pieces if added in just the right space. Many of today’s hottest and trendiest designers are strategically placing mirrors throughout rooms to reflect light and space. This makes the rooms look brighter or bigger. Many homeowners want their homes to appear bigger or brighter without spending a lot of money.

Bathroom accessories

Natural-Health-ProductsWhen shopping for bathroom accessories, you may feel overwhelmed by the number of accessories available for your bathroom. Buying these accessories in an ensemble can also be a bit on the expensive side. Many people feel that by matching their bathroom set, it gives their bathroom a great look of appeal. This is not always the case. You can mix and match colors, solids and patterns for a unique look which can also save you money.

Gas and Wood Burning Stoves

Winterizing Napoleon gas and wood burning stoves: Tips and tricks from the pros

You want to burn your wood burning stove and gas stoves safely; of course you do. But how does one winterize them to make them efficient and safe?

First off, a wood burning stove should have 36″ clearance from combustible materials and proper support and protection, such as a hearth mat. They should also be UL Listed. Use your Napoleon wood stove with a clean chimney and stove pipe. The Fire Marshal recommends that wood burning stoves be inspected at the beginning of the heating season.

Cowhide Rugs

Everyday your home’s wooden or stone flooring takes a beating by being tromped on and dirt drug all over it, but it is a necessary part of any home. Cowhide rugs give your home a versatile, stylish decorating option along with natural protection to your home’s flooring.

Wooden and stone flooring are at the top of most popular flooring options in the housing industry today. Hard flooring offers a more versatile decorating option along with an easier to clean surface than more traditional carpeted floorings but with these benefits comes the downfall that the flooring needs some sort of buffer in places. A cowhide rug makes a beautiful, durable buffer option for your home’s flooring needs. Cowhide rugs are naturally hardwearing, and easy to clean.

Glass and Glazing Tips

When the time comes for you to make decisions about the windows in your new home, or an existing one, be sure to let the experts handle it. Glaziers, professionals who deal with most things glass, will insure that the job is done correctly and you will get the quality that is needed in that line of work. A good majority of home repairs can be done by the home owners, but glass work tends to be more tedious and can be disastrous if improperly done.