Category Archives: Uncategorized

I Appreciate Really Good Music

When you listen to a song, what do you hear? I like to ask that question to people sometimes. The answers are pretty interesting too. Some are basic answers like, just a song. Others will tell me they hear the music more than the lyrics. Others will say that they just hear their favorite singer belting out another hit. For me, I take my music seriously. Every time I do an mp3 song download, I am surprised at what I can hear in a song. It is not always the same thing, which is what is so surprising.

I don’t have a typical answer to that question. When I downloaded a song earlier today from an mp3 song download site, I was instantly taken with the music. It was a classical sound but done in a modern way, if that makes any sense. Continue reading

From Restaurant to Home with the Touch of a Button

I really hate it when you want to get some food from a location that doesn’t deliver, but don’t want to drive or take the public transportation to get there. I knew that I wasn’t alone in this, so I found a mobile app developer in Singapore, and asked them to help me create an app that would be the start of my new service. The service would allow people to sign up that wanted to take on driving tasks, and they would be able to drive to these food locations and buy food for people and deliver it.

Lots of people like to take on simple jobs or take on extra jobs to bring more money into their homes, and something like a delivery job is the perfect way to do that. Continue reading

Why We Needed to Rent a Bus

My husband and his brothers wanted to have a family reunion at a park about an hour away. I asked why we could not have it at one of our houses or even a local park, but they all insisted it be at this particular park. Knowing they would not budge and we would have to wait until we got there to see what was so special about it, I decided to just help him plan it without knowing all the details. I looked up transportation services in Singapore because there were just too many people going who either did not drive or did not have a car. Continue reading

Why I Chose the TCM Clinic

I had been seeing a regular doctor for years. A lot of my friends don’t have a physician like that, but I have a very sensitive stomach. I knew that it would only be to my benefit by having a medical professional monitoring my health on a regular basis. At least, that is what I thought. I changed my mind on this once I read an article on a local TCM clinic. I knew that it was there, but I had never really considered going there because I had already been established with my doctor.

What I did not even think about is that perhaps the level of care that I would receive would be different. Once I read the article and saw just what all a TCM clinic can help treat, I knew that I wanted to give them a try. What I especially liked in the article is that they do not want to just treat a problem. Sure, that helps sometimes, but treating a problem does not always mean you are treating what caused the problem in the first place. That is where I was stuck in an endless loop with my doctor at the time. Continue reading

7 gorgeous ways to use succulents at your wedding

7 gorgeous ways to use succulents at your wedding

By Elise

There’s no denying that millennials love succulents. There’s just something about a gorgeous plant that can grow and is also a bit easier to keep alive that we love to have in our homes as well as use in our decor.

But succulents can be used in so many ways other than just decorations, and we’re seeing some amazing ways that wedding succulents are being incorporated into a couples big day.

Whether it’s being used in something that a bride or groom can wear or something that adds to the theme of their day, wedding succulents are a great option when you tie the knot. Due to their easy to care for nature, succulents are not only versatile for your decorations but you can also order and pick them up in advance.

Plus they come in such a range of different sizes, shapes and colours that you can match them to any style for your big day.

Here are some of our favourite ways that you can use succulents for your wedding.

Succulent Bomboniere
As your bomboniere

While sugared almonds are the traditional choice for bomboniere, chocolate and other sweets have taken over as the more modern choice for bomboniere in recent years. But if you’re up for something that your guests can keep rather than eat, we love the idea of giving them a living gift as their bomboniere.

Love is nurturing and what better way to represent that than with individual succulents as your wedding favours? Not only do your guests have something cute that they can keep, but because succulents are so fuss-free and easy to maintain it also means that you’re not giving them too much responsibility at the same time.

Plus they can be displayed in a range of gorgeous ways, whether it’s a succulent gift table for a cocktail reception or as individual plants at each table setting.

Unique Living Gifts
In your bouquet

Because they can come in a range of such diverse colours, having succulents in your bouquet can be a gorgeous way to focus on something a bit different. You can have a succulents-only bouquet or merge them with other florals and plants.

We love the elegance they give to a modern bouquet and the way they give some more dimension to your flower arrangements.

However, if you are merging your succulents with other flowers it’s a good idea to go with some more light blooms. Because they generally are thicker, succulents tend to weigh more than other flowers. So make sure you’re not having something that’s going to weigh you down too much!

As part of your wedding decor

There are so many different types of succulents out there and so many ways you can involve them in, not just your home decor, but your wedding decor as well.

Whether you go for a larger hanging succulent as part of your greenery, have a range of eclectic pots or terrariums displayed at various points of your venue, or go for succulents as table centrepieces rather than traditional flowers, there are so many ways you can use these cute-as-a-button plants in your wedding theme.

The benefit of using succulents for your wedding decor rather than just florals is that you get to keep them! While sometimes couples can go home with a range of flowers that will die off in the week following their wedding, your planted succulents can be kept around the home and nurtured for years to come.

As part of your wedding cake

We love succulents on wedding cakes! With greenery being one of the most popular themes in recent months it’s a great way to add a new element to a common trend of greenery and florals on cakes.

Plus a skilled cake maker will be able to use real succulents or create amazing handmade sugar succulents and flowers for you to chow down on at the end of the night.

In your hair

There are hair clips and flower crowns, and then there are the hair clips and flower crowns that really make you say WOW. Make your statement piece your headwear with a gorgeous succulent crown or clip for your wedding day.

These creations not only stand out but they also add an element of glamour and uniqueness to your look. There’s a range of different succulents colours for you to plan around your colour scheme and flower crowns are still a popular element at weddings so it will help you look both on trend and unique.

As your boutonniere

Don’t think that it’s just the ladies who can accessorise with some amazing succulents either. Grooms and groomsmen unite because now is your time to shine.

Some men might think that their pocket flowers, or boutonniere, are a bit off-trend and are instead opting for more traditional pocket squares. But we love this unique take on the boutonniere wedding tradition.

Your boutonniere is also a great way to involve the other men in your life, whether it’s your father, grandfather, brother, uncle or just a few of your besties. You can work their special succulent designs to your colour scheme or give them the natural green look for a boutonniere that will involve them but also help them stand out from your bridal party.

As your jewellery

Don’t worry we haven’t forgotten the women in your life. For all the mothers, mothers-in-law, grandmothers, sisters, aunties and even flower girls, a piece of succulent jewellery is the way to go.

This can be in the form of a traditional corsage or bracelet, succulent ring, a unique succulent or mini terrarium necklace and so on. There are just so many ways to wear these gorgeous plants!

We also love succulents paired with silky ribbons, leather features and clean, neutral colours to really help make these plants pop and standout while being worn.

Finding a Place in This World

It seems there are so many people in this world, I wonder where they will all be buried. We have a lot of cemeteries in the city where I live but it seems like they are all filling up really fast. I was hoping that I was going to be able to find a plot for my dad after I looked at a monuments dealer in Essex County NJ for what kind of headstone I wanted to get for him. I was surprised that I did not have to get the headstone right away if I wanted to think about what I wanted on my dad’s stone. We didn’t ever talk about what he might want on his stone so I did not think of what it could be that would set it apart from every other stone in the cemetery. I had to go back after we buried him, when I had time to sit down and think. Continue reading

Canada Can Keep Their Birds!

My friends and I like to play golf at our local golf course. The great part about the course is that it is owned by the town and they take really good care of the course. I am happy to know that they take care of divots every morning and it is really well maintained. I had to look for Canada geese control in New Jersey after talking to the golf course maintenance worker who was taking care of the course. I asked him why they did not have any of the goose mess that we had at our house about a mile away. Our house has a bad goose problem and we have their mess everywhere. It seems every morning when I go out on my deck to have some tea, there is new goose poop all over the place. I do not want to go out and pick it up but it is absolutely everywhere. I knew that it was going to be terrible to start the party season with this gross stuff in my yard.

I was told about the company that the course hires to get rid of the geese and I never knew that something like this even existed. I knew that my wife was going to be so happy to hear that there is a company that will come to the house and do something to deter the geese from coming into the yard. Without the geese coming into my yard, I may not have to worry about the poop as much as when I had no deterrent. I wanted to make sure that I was going to be okay with all of the visits that they came, in time for our first party, and they worked right around our schedule, I was so very happy.

This Tree Company is Just Like Family to Us

Nassau County tree removal companies have been popping up all over the place. It’s as if everybody has decided that they want their slice of the pie with tree services. I was surprised at the number of new companies out there now and how much they have all been advertising in the local newspapers and on television. But it doesn’t matter how much they advertise or what kind of discounts they offer, I am sticking with the tree service company I have been using for the past 15 years. I have always been extremely pleased with the work they have done for me.

The company I’m talking about has been in business since 1991 and have the best reputation of any other tree company out there. They have helped me transform my yard from a jungle to a visually pleasing piece of art. I have worked closely with their certified arborist to select the perfect trees for our region of the country. Continue reading

New Futura is in a Great Location

When my husband and I looked at a website detailing everything about the New Futura condo development, we knew that we had to see this one in person. We were married nearly eight years ago, and we had a plan that we had been sticking to. We knew that we wanted to be in our permanent home by our tenth wedding anniversary. We had been saving some money and investing another portion of it, so we had a nice nest egg in which to buy something since we both have great jobs.

We work in District 9, so we had been looking for about a year at different developments in the area. We had even been looking at homes with a bit of property, but we quickly realized that was not for us. While property is nice for some people, it just looked like a lot of work for us. We wanted to be able to let others take care of maintenance while we just enjoyed the features of where ever we chose to finally buy. Continue reading

Finding Help with My Acne in My Late 40’s

When I was younger, I felt very fortunate not to have any problems or issues with acne. Little did I know that as I got older this would change for me. I now experience acne breakouts a couple of times a week and am a bit confused as to why its happening now that I’m almost 50 years old. I’ve asked around and found out that I’m not the only one my age dealing with this. A friend of my told about an aesthetic doctor in Singapore that she is currently seeing to help take care of this and how she has already noticed great differences in her facial skin.

I got the doctor’s information off of her and decided to take a closer look at him on the internet. His website was very easy to find and I must say I was impressed with the number of other services offered at their office. I quickly found the area on acne and oily skin and was very hopeful after what I read. Continue reading