Thursday, April 24, 2014

10 Tips For A Peaceful Home

10 Tips For A Peaceful Home

Life can be challenging to say the least in this new Aquarian age.  Juggling your responsibilities to family, job, relationships and your personal goals can be mind boggling at times.  Needless to say, your home should serve as your safe haven from the outside world.  A loving, peaceful home is essential toyour physical, mental, financial and spiritual well being.
When you examine the art of Feng Shui ( a science  of environmental order and arrangement) you will find ancient  techniques for creating those peaceful  living spaces.  Although there are countless approaches to achieving  Feng Shui here are just ten tips with which you can begin:

CLEARING CLUTTER:  Good energy will notgenerate in a cluttered home. Clutter traps negative energy and can cause conflict between family and visitors. Clutter also causes confusion.  
2KEEP CLEAN DRAINS.  In Feng  Shui,  Water symbolizes emotions, so if your drains are clogged then it symbolizes repressed feelings such as resentment or jealousy. Flooded sinks, bathrooms, and toilets mean a personality that is also flooded with negative emotions.
3GET ORGANIZED. If you are running around all over the place looking for things your environment is confusedConfusion creates negative energy and wastestime . Find “a place for everything and everything in its place.”.
4. GET RID OF SHARP OBJECTS. Sharp objects symbolize harsh words and the cutting of ties in important, intimate relationshipsDo not leave sharp objects like scissors, pliers, or knives lying around. Put them away and make sure they are sheathed. Sharp objects should not hang or be displayed on walls.
5. HANG UP PICTURES OF NATURE. Pictures of flowers, birds, or peaceful landscapes will promote a peaceful tone in your your home. Cityscapes and ships sailing on stormy seas create the opposite effect.
6GET RID OF FLOURESCENT LIGHTS. Fluorescent lights are too white with too much glare and flickering to be relaxing. In Feng Shu the white light is unlucky. You should not be basking in any type of glare..
7. KEEP FLOWERS. Keep natural fresh flowers in your homeIf you use artificial blooms be sure you plan to keep them very clean. Dust on artificial plants is bad energy in general. The very best are cut live pest free flowersWilted flowers symbolize fatigue so discard them..
8. DECORATE WITH CRYSTALS AND STONES. Crystals and stones have grounding energies. They help to promote relaxation. Natural materials bring you closer to nature.
9. AVOID ARTIFICIAL MATERIALS. Stay away from plastics and formicas . Bamboo, marble, and cork are better choices. The less manmade and more recyclable the material, the 
more peaceful your home will be.

10. CREATE A VIEW. Open windows and let light in. Seeing out and far away is restful to our spirits. A view of a garden is ideal. Select artwork that has both perspective and depth and hang that on your wall if you happen to live in a place that does not have too many windows. 

Hope these tips prove to be useful for you crafty moms.  Be sure to continue visiting Jamar Party Planners for more insightful,thought -provoking  and of course crafty information. ThanxSherry for the invite!  Will drop in again real soon.  In the meantime, wishing us all loving and peaceful homes!
Yvonne Onque is an artist, graphic designer, craftsperson and proud grandma of fourteen.  She is owner and featured artist of God-S Wearable Art. Like us on Facebook!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Working Wednesday

Hello everyone, we made it to midweek!!! I am a busy bee today. I have to finish making the decor for my sister's' soirée. I did not get a chance to work on any projects yesterday. So today I have many items to complete. I am currently working on the backdrop for the photo booth. It coming along nicely.  Take a sneak peek below!!!  The reveal is on Monday.  So stay tuned!!!!

Tomorrow is the day my guest blogger goes live. I am so excited!!! Can't wait to share her post!!!! In the meantime stop by her facebook store!!!!

 See you later!!!!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Spring Fling

Hello everyone!!! Hope you are enjoying your day! I am really busy today.  I am working on finalizing the spring soiree birthday bash. As I have shared in my previous post spring is the premise for all decor. I am going to use l lots of flowers. Some will be fresh, others will be artificial and paper. With that being said I found several great tutorials on how to make paper flowers that really look like fresh flowers They are beautiful. So I will be spending most of the day making these flowers!!!

Also, as a reminder. I will have a guest blogger this week. Please make sure to stop by to catch her post. In the meantime stop by her Facebook store!!!

See you soon!!!!

Monday, April 21, 2014

Marvelous Monday

Hello Everyone!!!! Well spring break is over for us and I am worn out. After all besides school we have not been out the house that much this winter. Anywho, we had a great spring break. We stayed pretty busy with fun activities.  My kids had a blast and so did I!!!! I really enjoyed the quality time I spent with the kiddos!!! We are back to our regularly scheduled program.

I have a lot to share with you this week. As I stated before, spring break was awesome!!!!  We did some really cool activities. We went to the bouncy house, swimming, and skating and I participated in almost every activity. At the end of the week, we worked on our easter baskets and prepared for our easter egg hunt.  I so enjoyed the time with my children. I so can't wait for summer!!

This weekend is my sister's soiree. I am really looking forward to this event for many reasons. First,  she is my sister and it is her party ( I totally wrote that to the tune of it's my party). Just in case you don't know the song. Secondly I am really looking forward to seeing the spring theme  come together!!! Can't wait to share the reveal!!!

Last week I was having technical difficulties with my blog. So my guest blogger was not able  to post. However, I believe we have worked it out and I will be sharing  her post this week!! Can't wait to share her post, in the meantime stop by and checkout her Facebook page!!

See you soon!!!!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Wonderful Wednesday

Hello everyone, we made it to midweek. So far my week has been filled with decisions. Whether it's the table cloth for my sister's soirée , my search for new hairstyles, or planing activities for my children during spring break (which starts next week).  Which I was totally thrown by this revelation, I had planned to finish up my spring cleaning this week. But that is not going to happen. I guess in between activities with the children I will spend some time finishing up my spring cleaning. Well if I have learned anything from being a mother is to go with the flow!!! So that is what I will do!!!

Tomorrow is the day my guest blogger post goes live. I am super excited!! Not only does Yvonne have some good things to say, she is an awesome person!!!! So please stop by tomorrow to read her post!!! In the mean time stop by her Facebook store!!!

Thanks for stopping by!! See you tomorrow!!!!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Talk about it Tuesday

Hello everyone. I am embarking on another adventure. My husband and I had the conversation about me going back to work outside the home and how would be more beneficial to the family for me enter back into the workforce. After a bit of back and forth I totally jump on the band wagon and agreed that going back to work would afford our family more opportunities. However that is not the adventure that I speak about. But I shared what we spoke about because it facilitated the adventure. My new adventure is my hair.

I know you may not look at hair being an adventure. But for me it is. Let me explain. I returned to natural around two years ago. However, since my return I have been at home. So I really could experiment with many styles and I did. However, I never experimented with styles that I feel is suitable for a corporate environment. So I am on a mission to look for  and experiment with styles I find professional.  I am clear that some people may not see the need. However, I have my own perception of what I find suitable. So I am on a mission to find different styles that I feel is appropriate for the work place. I have found some styles that I really like and will try!!!

Cute!!!!  I am currently rocking my hair in a small bun. Which is a classic look to me. However I need more than just one hair style. I will keep you updated.

Classic look!!!

Please remember to stop by my blog on Thursday to checkout my guest blogger!!! Stop by her facebook store!!!!!

Monday, April 7, 2014

Motivated Monday

Happy Monday everyone!!!  Last week, I spent the whole week doing some spring cleaning. It took me until Friday of last week to get most of the house in order. However, when I look around, I still have so much to do!!! I still have to clean my craft space, clean the windows (inside only), catch up with the wash and still maintain the spaces I have already cleaned.  Whew, writing it down makes me tired and looks to me that I  will spend another  week cleaning. My least favorite thing to do. Moving on to brighter things that are going to occur!!!

I will have another guest blogger this week. Yvonne Onque will be sharing a post on Thursday. Yvonne currently runs her own company God-s Wearable Art.  She hand paints onto fabrics, shoes, and any other item that can be painted. Yvonne also creates earrings. I featured a pair right here on my blog. Her creations are totally awesome, plus she totally rocks as a person. I can't wait for her to share her post on my blog. I only listed a few of her talents. Take a look a some of her work.

 I told you she is awesome!!! Stop by and checkout her facebook store!!!!

I am also working on my sister soirée for her 40 something b-day!!!! Super excited. Since her birthday is in April. We are going to build a theme around spring. Can you say flowers!!!! Yaaayyy, I can't wait!!!!!!